Best New iPad Apps: Google's Chrome browser, simpler to-do lists, and keeping your files in Box's cloud
To-do lists are a complicated matter. Make them too simple, and it can be difficult to focus on what needs to be done now. Too many organization options though, and you spend more time fiddling with your to-do list than you do actually completing tasks.
Do Matrix simplifies your task list by dividing your tasks based on 2 criteria, urgency and importance. You're left with spectrum of tasks ranging from important and urgent to unimportant and not urgent.
Do Matrix's simple interface lets you foucus on what you actually have to get done, and support for iCloud syncing keeps all your devices on the same page.
If you just can't wait for iOS 6 to arrive, Google's new Chrome browser for iOS sports many of the features that Apple promises to deliver in Safari.
Signing into your Google Account lets Chrome send your open tabs to Chrome on a desktop or another mobile device. Chrome also sports a unified address/search bar, and tapping the microphone icon lets you perform voice searches directly in Chrome.
It's a speedy browser, but does have some limitations. Sharing is currently limited to emailing links, but we do like the ability to request a standard page from sites that serve up mobile versions when surfing from an iPad. And unfortunately, iOS still doesn't let you specify an alternate default browser, so using Chrome (or any other third-party browser) still requires a bit more effort.
Box for iPhone and iPad
Box's cloud storage service has been around for several years, and it keeps getting better.
The recent app update improves stability, and Box's toolbox of online storage and collaboration options is perfect for business use. Start with a free 5GB account, and upgrade storage as needed. Box even offers enterprise pricing for deploying the cloud service to your entire team.