Businessmen used to have to travel with a separate suitcase, just for their projector. No more, thanks to apps like these. Whether you’re speaking to a client or to a large group, these programs can help you make mind-boggling data understandable and personal. Without the extra bag fees.
Free for iPad and Android devices
Need to meet with a long-distance client? Attend a meeting while out of the office at a conference or a sales call? Not a problem, as long as you have the Fuze Meeting app. Users can start and schedule video conferencing sessions as well as invite attendees right from their tablet. Fuze allows users to conference with multiple parties, chat and IM with other participants, and even add Keynote and PowerPoint presentations, Word docs, PDFs, movies and images during the conference. Limited conference abilities are available to users for free. Those who plan to use Fuze frequently, with multiple other people, should plan on upgrading to a paid account, which can cost anywhere from about $30 to $70 a month.
$1.99 for the iPad
Remember overhead projectors in elementary school? This app combines the (few) benefits of an overhead — the ability to write or draw on slides — with the sleekness of an iPad. With Power Presenter, users can swipe through PDF files and annotate them with notes or drawings using their fingers. Work through the presentation side by side with the client, or hook the iPad to a projector for larger group presentations.