Best New iPad Apps: Evernote Business, iAnnotate PDF & apps for accessing PC files & single sign-on in enterprise

December 7, 2012

Evernote for Business comes to the iPad and iPhone

Earlier this week, Phil Libin’s Evernote announced that it had launched Evernote for Business, an extension of its personal note-taking service so business workers can share and collaborate on documents.

Although initially available for Android and desktop, the firm has now upgraded its iPad and iPhone app (free, iTunes) to support Evernote for Business.

When you join your company’s Evernote Business account, your current Evernote account – across desktop and mobile devices – will be upgraded to Business Premium (which itself offers useful features including offline access, additional security and uploads up to 1GB each month).

After this upgrade, you’ll notice a few different things about the iPad app. You can create Business Notebooks (as well as Personal Notebooks), view Business notes on the app home screen and sort files by title, their creation or updated date.

Branchfire adds new features to iAnnotate PDF

Fresh from winning not one but two Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App at TabletBiz, Branchfire’s iAnnotate PDF iPad app has been updated with a raft of new features.

New enhancements to the app ($9.99, iTunes) now enable workers to work with Word and PowerPoint documents as well as images (note: this is providing you have signed up to a free Branchfire account), and to sync any of these documents with cloud storage services Google Drive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Users can still save to Dropbox or Box if preferred.

Access PC files remotely using younity

younity is a new service from start-up Entangle Media that allows you to share all your files across different devices…and for free.

The app (free, iTunes) works by giving you a “personal” private cloud with which you can store files (including iTunes libraries or playlists), videos, photos and documents.

After installing younity on your iPad and PC, both devices should have simultaneous access to all files.

This does mean that you'll need to be online to access these files, although — as younity basically streams files from device to device — you won't have to constantly mark files to be synchronized for the latest copies.

Furthermore because of this streaming functionality, there is no storage limit, while the service promises to convert incompatible files so they can display properly on iOS. There is also the chance to download files for offline use if required.

Want single sign-on in enterprise? OneLogin can help you out

San Francisco-based OneLogin has launched a new iPad app that aims to make things easier for enterprise workers shifting from their desktop to tablet.

Described by one reviewer as ‘BYOD done right’ and another as helping them to save an ‘immeasurable amount of time’, the app (free, iTunes) is for subscribers to the firm’s cloud-based identity access management solution, and essentially allows these folk to access their business and personal applications all via the same web interface.

Access comes simply by entering a four-digit PIN, while there is also the ability for workers to log-in using their Active Directory or LDAP network credentials.

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