50 Best iPad Apps for Keeping in Touch

iPad apps for email, chat, texting, social networks and other communication tasks.
Posted October 28, 2010

Troy Dreier

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Have iPad app, will travel. And fortunately, the iPad's jumbo screen makes it an excellent way to keep in touch with your family, friends, social network, and fellow employees when you’re on the run.

Here are the best iPad apps for communicating and networking. Let the app downloading begin.

E-mail iPad Apps

1) QuickVoice2Text Email ($2.99): Tired of typing into your iPad? Get this app and you can dictate your e-mails, instead.

2) FileMagnet ($4.99): This app makes it easy to copy files from your computer to your iPad. It works with the iPad’s Mail program to let you quickly save attachments.

3) NotePrinter ($4.99): Use NotePrinter to send your notes and e-mails to a Wi-Fi-enabled printer without additional software.

4) AltaMail ($4.99): Use this to collect e-mail from various accounts into a single inbox, then print them.

5) MarkdownMail ($3.99): With this app, you can compose and send HTML e-mails, using elements like bold text, italics, and bulleted lists.

6) DeepFish ($.99): DeepFish has one purpose: searching your IMAP-based e-mail account. It offers a simple interface and powerful features.

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The QuickVoice Pro iPad app

7) Email Themes Backgrounds ($.99): Give a little flair to your messages. With the backgrounds included here, including a Halloween assortment, your messages will look like they were printed on stationery.

8) Smart Group ($1.99): Manage groups in your address book directly from your iPhone. Tap to e-mail or SMS all group members at once.

9) Artificial 3G ($.99): No Internet connection? No problem. With Artificial 3G, you can send e-mail with attachments using your iPhone’s 3G when your iPad doesn’t have an Internet connection.

10) Group Email ($3.99): Use this to send e-mail with attachments to single contacts, group, or a handpicked set of contacts.

11) Dragon Dictation (Free): The world’s best voice recognition software is free on the iPad. Speak your e-mails instead of typing them.

12) Multiple Email Signatures Pro ($.99): Create signatures for the different groups you need to contact. This app lets you make detailed sigs with pictures.

13) Alive Text ($1.99): With this time-saver you can store and share frequently used messages or even sentences.

14) Penultimate ($3.99): Typing on the iPad is no fun, so write as you normally would. This app lets you take and save handwritten notes, then share them over e-mail.

15) Email Editor with Emoticons ($.99): Give a little graphical pizzazz to your messages. This app includes 1,700 animated emoticons.

Chat iPad Apps

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16) Rooms ($1.99): Rooms provides you with access to every IRC network in the world. Enter a nickname and start chatting.

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