This week’s featured app is Desktop Connect. It doesn’t exactly compensate for any lack of this type of solutions on the App Store, but it does introduce a very broad range of powerful functions that differentiate it from most others, if only by quality.
Desktop Connect promises to deliver, and it does. It allows users to connect to Windows and Linux machines from their iPad, as well as Macs – and Connect even adds Flash support. It also contains a handful of special additions, such as a clipboard that is automatically synced across multiple end points.
iFax does exactly what the name suggests, enabling users to send and receive faxes on their iPad. The idea is that the app assigns a number to your device (which can also toll-free as well), and includes a number of additional features on top of the basic faxing capabilities: Dropbox integration, image scanning, support for multiple document formats etc.
Things is a note-taking app that does a very good job at combining a minimalistic UI with the sufficient functionality to qualify it as a good task manager. It can port data to the desktop client of Things, should the user be running one, and for the most part focuses on being as simplistic as possible.
The app is a Craigslist client created by an independent developer who decided to extend the website with the addition of not only more accessibility but also the ability to share ads, view photos by hovering over a posting and do several other things that would otherwise not be available.
Backup Assistant is Verizon’s own tablet-optimized spin on cloud storage. It’s possible to upload documents and media over WiFi, just in case any sensitive data may be lost.