One of the first things I wanted to do was create a slide show of my design portfolio for use at business events or to show client prospects. I used the Keynote iPad app, which is Apple's version of Powerpoint. I easily saved images from my website to the iPad's photo album and from there I used one of Keynote's pre-made templates and created an album that can be set to automatic loop display. The presentation can be displayed on Kindle for iPad or iPhone, in iBooks via the Cloud, or easily emailed in PowerPoint or PDF. Since I create my website in Apple's iWeb program, there is a lot of design crossover, so my mobile portfolio closely resembles my website in look and feel. And finally, if I wanted to present only certain images from my portfolio, or create a quick "moodboard" of design ideas for someone, it would all be easily accomplished on the fly as well.
Calendars, Contact Management and To-Do Lists
I use Google's calendar online which is synched to my iPhone and iPad's calendar app. Updates on one mean auto-updates on all. The address book on my computer is also tied to those in the iPhone and iPad via the cloud. Eventually I'm planning on migrating all contacts to Bento so that I can track every possible type of contact, from suppliers and vendors to clients and prospects in an easier, more complete fashion. Bento has iPhone/Pad apps as well, so when it's all up and running, I can have 24/7 access to my contacts regardless of where I am. I love TeuxDeux for quick and easy to-do lists. Available online and mobile, this simple and elegant app makes the to-do list as easy as a pad of paper, but legible!