Most of us use iPad only as a peripheral device to our computers and this is probably understood because of the nature and interface of computers that allow for much more freedom and space in handling our browsing and online navigation. For instance, I personally can not do certain things on iPad and I prefer to perform them on my laptop as is the case with writing this post and all my blog posts.That being said, there are now several apps out there that can improve the workflow of your day using iPad. These apps are designed specifically to work hand in hand with your computer and they will allow you to connect, share, and control your computer using your iPad. Thank you Greg for the list.
1- Remote HD
Remote HD is the most feature-packed remote for your Mac/PC/AppleTV! This super fast VNC/Remote hybrid will instantly become an integral part of your state-of-the-art home theatre by allowing you to take complete control of your Mac/PC/Apple TV from your iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch.
2- Rowmote Pro
Rowmote Pro is the ultimate wireless remote, trackpad, and keyboard for Mac. A gorgeous universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, with everything from a multitouch trackpad to full extended keyboard support, and with no-configuration control of dozens of the best Mac applications plus AirPlay mirroring,
3- Screens VNC
Accessing your computer from anywhere has never been easier. Screens is the ultimate VNC client for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch!
Handoff simplifies sending things from your computer's web browser to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It supports all sorts of content that you might want to take with you including web pages, maps, and phone numbers. Handoff sends a push notification to make getting to the content on your device easy.
Pogoplug let's you store everything, share anything, and play everything right from your phone or tablet. Automatically upload your photos and videos so you have your originals in a safe place in the cloud. Stream your entire music collection from anywhere. Playback all types of video files and send links to friends.
6- Air Display
Ever wish you had an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer? There's an app for that! Air Display turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a wireless display, to extend or mirror your computer screen.
7- Cloud Connect Pro
View and manage files on your Windows, Mac OSX (including Lion), Linux, or other network services like Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk, Google Docs, or Box.net directly from the iPad or iPhone.