iPad gets productive with Bento, GoodReader, Readledocs
Don't let the plethora of iPad games fool you, productivity apps aren't sitting this launch out, with everyone from Bento, to GoodReader, to Readledocs getting in on the action.
Bento [$4.99 - iTunes link], from Apple-owned Filemaker, brings the same incredible ease of use and powerful template system that distinguishes both Mac and iPhone/iPod touch versions to the iPad. Touch to edit choice, date, ratings, and checkboxes. Tap to watch videos, photos, or send emails, and browse web sites without leaving the app. New themes like notebook, clipboard, and glass can be applied to any library, and the 25 custom (and customizable!) templates range from event planning, time billing, recipes, classes, dieting and more. 15 field types are supported including text, numbers, choice, checkbox, media, time, date, durations, currency, rating, address, phone number, email, URL and IM Account
GoodReader Tablet Edition [$0.99 - iTunes link] brings its elegant handling of monstrous PDF and TXT to the iPad with big screen versions of what made the iPhone app's feature set so powerful. Besides its speedy text search capability, GoodReader's includes active hyperlinks, and auto-scroll feature, and "PDF Reflow" that extracts text from a PDF file and displays it as simple TXT. GoodReader provides access to MobileMe iDisk, box.net, MyDisk.se, etc. and "server style" support for DropBox and Google Docs.
ReadleDocs [$4.99 - iTunes link] also brings iPhone and iPod touch power to the iPad with document viewing, file managing, and attachment saving. Pull documents from your Windows or Mac, Email, or cloud storage solution of choice (iDisk, Box.net, DropBox, etc.) and save them locally so you can always have them with you. You can transfer files over Wi-Fi or 3G, and read all iPhone OS supported document formats, including PDF and password-protected PDF with full search, reflow, and extraction.
Screenshots after the break!
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