Actual productive uses & apps for iPads - work or hobbies?
A family member's unexpectedly generous Xmas gift has left me the proud owner of a new iPad. While I hadn't been in the market for a tablet I was pretty enthusiastic - it's a beautifully designed piece of hardware and I looked forward to figuring all the neat little tricks it could do both for entertainment & maybe even productivity.
But after playing with it for a couple weeks, the bloom's worn off the rose and it's just starting to feel like an expensive toy. Haven't found any solid hobby or work-related use for it (I do freelance writing/marketing/design/etc for work & have a pretty wide range of outside interests), the games are all just simplistic time-killers rather than anything engrossing, so far it's all a very "Lite" experience.
The one thing I've found it excels at is reading PDFs and browsing news, etc - the NYT app with a subscription is pretty damn nice. So far that's the only thing the platform seems ideal for.
So I'm looking for any firsthand recommendations - any apps or functions you've found to be productive, whether for work or just general interest stuff? General or obscure, anything that makes you think "ideal platform for this use" or "well worth the substantial purchase price".