Will the Apple Magic Trackpad work with the iPad?
This is a discussion on Will the Apple Magic Trackpad work with the iPad? within the iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3 forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; I think the answer to this question is the Air. I got the iPad over the much less expensive netbooks so I didnt have to ...
I think the answer to this question is the Air. I got the iPad over the much less expensive netbooks so I didnt have to carry so much around (keyboard, mouse, power cable,etc.)
At this point, you have a very expensive netbook
Edit, I was only referring to the post right above mine.
10-21-2010 10:33 AM
Sorry, i just don't agree with the expensive netbook. I have a device that is easy to use, carry around, has a million apps, will let me watch movies, read books, listen to books, do gps while traveling, ect. I just want to add some more flexibility by being able to make it friendlier in terms of working on docs. I don't want to jailbreak it, so i want apple to add the capability to the os. The hardware on both sides has the capability
Hmm just thinking of that trackpad and what a neat minimalistic monitor the iPad would make with a mac mini.....
Time to reclaim the desktop.
Yes - a mouse or cursor is logical when using an RDP
You may not be aware of the many applications "other" people use. Remember you are not alone in this world.
Originally Posted by AVService
In my case I would like a device other than reaching for the screen to highlight and click areas of "Quickbooks" which resides on my office server. I have the RDP (itap remote desktop) installed on my ipad and will be curious to try it all out once my keyboard arrives.
I can tell you that there are very small areas of having to do tap/clicks with large hands...no problem here and there, but for repetitive entry it could prove quite cumbersome. One does not have the time to always zoom each entry box to allow for a precise tap.
I would suggest a bit more open mindedness, something most Apple users are known for.
I have the same doubt myself, I agree with indychuck that there are some situations in which would be nice to use both keyboard and trackpad to have the full screen available, if some one knows anything about this, please let us know... Regards
There is a jailbreak app/tweak, possibly the BT mouse stack, that adds an onscreen pointer. I'm not sure it will work with the magic trackpad though.
Originally Posted by iVan
Sent from my iPad using iPF
You folks who are asking "What's the point?" and "Why?", citing there is no mouse cursor in iOS:
Folks like me have limited space. The iPad does everything I need it to for business and play. My only computer is a laptop that doesn't come out of its case unless a Windows/iOS update is needed. At my desk, the iPad is docked in a stand that raises and positions it to eye level very much like an LCD monitor and I use the Apple wireless keyboard. While iOS doesn't support a cursor, the Magic Trackpad would give folks a second, more ergonomic way to interact with the iPad while it's docked. Especially with page scrolling, pinch/zoom, etc., maybe some drawing and other stuff. Reaching for the screen to interact with the docked iPad does get old and tiring after a while when you're busy doing a lot of input via the keyboard at a desk. The iPad screen and onscreen keyboard are perfect when I'm using it anywhere else, like when I'm holding it or at a cafe table, etc. Like my keyboard, there's no way I would haul the Magic Trackpad with my iPad but I see a good potential for it at my desk.
Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
Read somewhere recently that someone had come up with a way to use the trackpad as a drawing tool. Would be cool if they could create an app, but I doubt apple would approve.
@mtnmedic I love the idea of minimal computing and have a mac mini server which I leave on 24/7. With that and my iPad all my computing wants are covered.
Using the touchpad app I can control it from my iPad anywhere in the house and stream all my docs, vids and photos.
It's such a pleasure to get rid of large noisy boxes and monitors and reclaim some space.
As Fraser Speirs said the real revolution is that you no longer go to your computer, rather you take it with you now.
FWIW I have the trackpad working on my jailbroken iPad for several months. Requires you to install the free BTMouseStack tweak from Cydia. You don't get all the capabilities of the magic pad. No gestures or multitouch. It works just as a simple mouse like HID. It is invaluable to me in conjunction with the official keyboard dock.
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