What happened with AVPlayerHD? They must have been having some problems?
OP: You may be happier with an Android tab. Life is what it is and you don't need to live with limitations of the iPad if they dont' work for you. I love mine, but I recognize that it may not be right for everyone. Uploading files from a device that is not file-centric is going to be a constant frustration for you. Its a basic task but design constraints put in place in the development of iPad prevent that, for all expect photos or videos, or camera related things, in iOS6.
Safari isn't the only web browser available to you. There are other web browsers (free) in the app store, like Opera Min Web Browser, Google Chrome, etc... I don't know if any of these will have the functionality you need but you could give them a try.
Originally Posted by IPadNewbie12
Also, I use an app called FileApp Pro (on sale right now @ $0.99) which gives you a kind of "Windows Explorer" functionality on your iPad. It allows you to transfer files from your computer to FileApp Pro and transfer and save files from other apps (including safari/web browsers) on your device. So maybe if you combine FileApp Pro with a different web browser you might be headed in the right direction.
As for movies, the suggested AVPlayerHD is currently not available. However, you could try a multitude of other Video apps like Buzz Player for example, to play those videos that are not compatible with the native video player on your iPad.
I understand your frustration. However, there are so many apps out there that I'm sure you are bound to find something that will help you out.
I run my own business, but I don't use my iPad for anything business related (except the calendar). I have desktop computers, a laptop and a netbook (with a 10" screen) for running my business. I'm sure there are many people using their iPad's for business, but they probably have specific apps, designed by their company for specific business purposes.
I had an android tablet (Asus Transformer Prime) and was really frustrated with some of the problems that I was experiencing with it (horrible wifi reception for one thing). I got rid of it and picked up the iPad 3. I've been extrememly happy with that decision but my primary use is for entertainment purposes. If you can't do what you need to do with the iPad, then maybe you should consider something else.
I hope you find a combination of apps that's useful to you! :)
I would not have purchased any of my other Apple products and I wish that I could take them back with that being said I would not give up my iPad for anything. I have an iMac 27 inch and I hate it and I have an iPhone 4S and I hate it I have the new iPad and absolutely love it,,, do not do the iOS six update though it sucked,,,