This is a discussion on What are using your iPad for that you didn't expect? within the Apple iPad Polls forums, part of the Apple iPad Forums category; Originally Posted by iVan What are using your iPad for that you didn't expect? I didn't expect spending so much time here! OMG!!! If that ...
Listening to Music
Browsing the Web
Social Networking (Twitter/Facebook/etc.)
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What has been surprising is just how much use it gets. Twice the usage of my desktop.
It won't run Lightroom or Photoshop but I'm genuinely impressed by the quality of some of the Photo apps such as Filterstorm, Photogene and Retouch. Can only get better as the platform matures.
Yeah and that forum addiction........
Quality time playing search games with my 8 year old! Never saw that coming...
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I didn't expect it to replace my laptop, but I think it will except for my bills paid with Quicken...I LOVE IT!
For presentations using Keynote.
I've found that the Webex, Citrix and VPN tools are great for remote networking and server management -the business side of the pad has been an amazing benefit, taking this technology out of the "nerd toy and game" realm into a serious business accessory. .
Also have been surprised by the relationship the pad has with the Public Library -absolutely saves me some cash on the latest best sellers.
There are several ways to get library access. The one that I like the best is a service that libraries nationwide subscribe to called Overdrive. I searched nationwide, and the only library that seemed to be willing to take internet applications for their library card is the library in Charlotte - Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklinberg County @ plcmc.org. A phone call and credit card charge of $45./year got access to a wonderful library and great book selection, too, although, my card IS limited to INTERNET only, which is not a problem. (I'm in Virginia) When I searched for an internet library, they were the only library that was willing to do this for me. Check with Overdrive.com - there may be other libraries that have caught up to technology with policies that allow remote users into their community.
For great photo editing - particularly if you're a fan of Photoshop, Check out Photoshop on the web - makes editing photography from the ipad quite easy. There is also an app for Photoshop now, although, the web Photoshop is much better.