If you currently own the original iPad 3G with monthly data service or are thinking about picking up the new iPad 2 3G with data service, it may be helpful to track your data usage.
Being able to watch your usage not only assists with possible overage fees, but also allows you to find the right data plan for your needs.
A new iPad app called DataMan monitors and manages data usage in real time. It accurately tracks data every 10 minutes, giving users a good idea of their current internet usage. The app also sends users alerts if the data usage exceeds a user-specified threshold.
In other words, you can set a specific threshold for data usage such as xxGB on a 5GB plan for example, and the app will alert you when you exceed that threshold.
The app provides an extreme level of precision, allowing users to track daily, weekly, and monthly data usage. The app even goes so far as to show usage across different days and hourly details. Users may further geotag data usage and view the tags on a map. This is useful to geographically see where you use the most data and is also useful when traveling abroad.
When using the app for the first time, set up is super easy. Just input your bill start date, your given data allowance, and the app begins monitoring usage.
Note: This app is more geared toward users on post-paid iPad data plans that can incur overage fees. Prepaid iPad data plan users (plans activated on the iPad itself via the Settings app) do not have overage fees, but you can still use the app to track data usage.
DataMan is available in the iPad App Store for $3.99.
Wrapping up our iPad 2 launch week giveaways, today we are giving away THREE copies of DataMan to iPadinCanada.ca readers!
How to Win
To win, simply comment on the following:
- Why do you want DataMan for your iPad?
Winners chosen at random; Contest ends March 25, 2011 at 11:30AM PST.
1.) Make sure to include your email in the email entry field when posting a comment or I cannot contact you!
2.) One Contest Entry Per Person. Do not attempt to post multiple contest entries under different emails and/or user names during the same contest.
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