As a Web developer/designer I’m on the go all the time and my iPhone and iPad are attached at the hip. I’ve used many of these apps on the iPhone but the iPad really unlocked their potential with more space and more processing capability. Check ‘em out and leave some comments. I know, I know, no freebies. Sadly most of these productivity apps are pricey. But support your colleagues, right?
1. FTP on the Go Pro ($9.99)
Connect to all of your servers and edit code live. This app saved me on the iPhone a few times. Now it’s even easier on the iPad. Sure, it’s not free but how cool is fixing that controller on the fly when the boss calls pissed off and you’re at the Girl Talk concert? That didn’t really happen. Just sayin’.
2. Keynote ($9.99)
Yep. You might need to present that new dev plan. Now you can do it on the iPad. Then. Look cool when you plug in and say, “Did that on the iPad.”
3. Sketches 2 ($4.99)
Great for sketching up ideas. I love the graph paper background. Very useful for building out ideas on the go.
4. iDisplay ($4.99)
Your iPad as an extra monitor. What! Yeah it’s pretty cool. Requires software on your desktop, which is a little clunky but not too bad. Then you can test tablet browser views right there. Think about it. Yep.
5. Markup ($9.99)
A little more intuitive than FTP on the Go but more buggy. Nice environment for coding. Code Monkey is also available but it’s messy. I’ve found FTP on the Go is quick for good edits but Markup is for real coding.
6. Analytics HD ($6.99)
You spent all that time on your site don’t you wanna know how it’s doing? Of course you do. I have the Analytics app for my iPhone and use it every day. I like the HD interface more and it allows me to see more data at once. A must have.
7. Things for iPad ($19.99)
Kinda pricey but it pays for itself over and over again. Keep track of everything in your life. If you’re like me, you have multiple projects in the air at one time. Things is your backup secretary. Sort lists by project and order them by due date. It’s easy to find what you need to know on the go. Also, if you have e desktop software for Things, you can sync your iPad with all of your Things.
8. iSSH Console ($9.99)
If you spend as much time in Terminal as you should be then this app is a must have. Full xterm support with color as well. SSH into server easily with multiple active connections. Also import RSA keys and much more. Great for any developer.
9. Class Browser for iPhone Developers ($1.99)
When you’re in the middle of Objective-C and you forget a class, this app is there for you. Sure you can always Google it. But this app, not free but cheap, sorts all SDK classes alphabetically. Very useful when you know what you’re looking for. Good reference but probably not a must.
10. Code – Source Code Viewer ($1.99)
Love this app and it’s cheap! View the source code of any site within the app. Or, use the Safari bookmarklet to view code. Great resource when you’re curious what’s under the hood.