iPad Office Productivity Apps

Information Services propose the following list of iPad applications to meet the mobile business productivity requirements of UWA iPad business users.

Access to, and payment for, iPad applications is exclusively via the Apple App Store, using either Credit Card or iTunes certificates, and is the responsibility of individual Business Units.

Apple Australia does not provide any University-wide software license arrangements, and Information Services is not responsible for funding Apple Apps Store purchases.


The protection of University data stored on or accessed via mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones is the responsibility of the user. Confidential University data should not be stored on mobile devices where possible. Mobile device users should familiarise themselves with the security features available on the mobile device and understand the importance of enabling these features on the device at all times. At a minimum, security features such as passcode protection and the erasure of data on 10 failed login attempts should be enabled at all times. If you are unsure of how to protect your University provided mobile device please contact Information Services through the self-service Service Desk or your local IT support staff.

Quickoffice Pro HD
A powerful office editing suite, PDF viewer, and file manager that works with your email attachments, local files and cloud storage accounts. Quickoffice® Pro HD lets you quickly edit Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Or you can generate a new document or spreadsheet right on your iPad. When you’re finished, you can share your files with colleagues via email.
Quickoffice Pro HD App Guide: PDF | RTF
Pages allows you to edit and format documents, to create reports, letters, memos, and flyers. and easily add images to your document using the Media Browser. Browse through your document using the page navigator and see a thumbnail preview of each page. Create footnotes and endnotes and view improved word counts with character, paragraph, and page counts.
Pages App Guide: PDF | RTF
Numbers is an innovative spreadsheet designed for the mobile device to make compelling spreadsheets. With tables, charts, photos and graphics, you can assemble formulas with over 250 functions, including built-in help. You can share by exporting it as a Numbers ’09, Microsoft Excel, or PDF file and sending it via Mail. Or copy spreadsheets to a WebDAV service (requires configuration to IS Services)
Numbers Guide: PDF | RTF
Keynote is a powerful presentation app designed for a mobile device. You can get started quickly using to display any presentation on an external display or projector. Navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the laser pointer while presenting from your iOS device. Share your work by exporting it as a Keynote ’09, Microsoft PowerPoint, or PDF file and sending it via Mail.
Keynote Guide: PDF | RTF
iAnnotate PDF
iAnnotate PDF allows you to read, annotate, and highlight PDF documents, add drawings and handwritten notes, manage your files, and share them via email.
iAnnotate PDF Guide: PDF | RTF
iBooks is an e-reader for iPad. It primarily receives ePub content from the iBookstore, but users can also add their own ePub and PDF files via data synchronisation with iTunes. Additionally, they can be downloaded to iBooks through Safari or Apple Mail.
iBooks Guide: PDF | RTF
GoodReader for iPad
With GoodReader for iPad, you can view, organise and share pdf’s and other documents. 
GoodReader Guide: PDF | RTF
SharePlus Office Mobile Client
SharePlus allows you to Synchronise your Sharepoint Lists and libraries and take them with you. Collaborate with your team, sharing documents, calendars and tasks right from the meeting room. Requires configuration to access UWA corporate sharepoint sites.
SharePlus App Guide: PDF | RTF
Dropbox can be used to store your files, and is especially useful if you work cross-platform. Dropbox for iPad takes advantage of the screen and also gives you previews of your documents, photos, and media. You can open your documents in whatever app you have installed that supports that type of media.
Dropbox App Guide: PDF | RTF

NOTE: Dropbox is an external file storage service provided by a third party vendor. The University of Western Australia is not responsible for any data stored nor liable for any loss of data stored via the Dropbox service.

WebDAV Navigator
WebDAV client for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod). Download files and store them locally. View .doc, .xls, .pdf, .mp4 and other supported file types. Requires configuration to access UWA corporate file shares. Further investigation into WebDav tools to support synchronisation back to secure file stores, rather than storing files locally on mobile devices.
WebDAV App Guide: PDF | RTF
Bluefire Reader
Bluefire Reader is your go-to reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including ebooks from online bookstores and libraries around the world. Bluefire Reader includes support for eBooks protected by Adobe Content Server - the industry's most widely adopted rights management system.
Bluefire Reader App Guide: PDF | RTF

Activating and Updating an iPad

The following guides will assist you with activating a new iPad and preparing your iPad for system updates.

Guide for activating a new iPad:  PDFRTF

Guide for updating an iPad: PDF | RTF


Creating an iTunes Store account (Apple ID)

In order to download applications (apps), music, eBooks and more from the iTunes store, you'll need to create an Apple ID.

Guide for creating an Apple ID: PDF | RTF