What do you think you'll use your iPad for?
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I decided to post again on this thread because, after a few months' use, I have a better idea as to what I will use my iPad for.
I will continue using it for my emails and communications. I will continue with the forums, and for surfing the internet. I am continuing to use it as a great photo album.
IPad works so quickly and effortlessly for the above tasks. Only once have I stretched its memory ot the limit where it was likely to crash, and I was advised to reboot.
I intend to use the above qualities, along with a limited set of apps to help with my family history. Two of us have tried to stir up interest in a thread titles Family History, but no takers, et. perhaps this was because we were using the tao]il to wag the dog!
The portability of iPad and accessories makes it great to use in record offices, or in the field. The speed and simplicity with which apps can be opened are a plus for working in the field.
I have a family tree application on board, and my family tree is loaded up and can be edited on site, without the need for an internet connection.
I use Pages and Numbers apps. The latter is perfect for holding repetitive records, which can be added to in an ordered fashion. The Documents and Spreadsheets are compatible with mainstream applications, and easily transferrable to a PC.
I intend to put my ancestors' photographs into an an organiser application, iFiles, where I can set up folder trees to keep portraits grouped by family. I will be able to show family the photos, suitably annotated with names, on iPad, without looking at fragile and fading originals.
As far as I can see, I am scratching at the surface, and the versatility of ipAd and suitable apps will ope more doors and spread the scope in making Family history more accessible to family and friends, and a more enjoyable experience than it already is.
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06-29-2011 10:16 AM
I was wondering the same thing - Will I really use it all that much since I am on computer all day at work - what can I use my iPad for versus my Laptop? Will I then not need my laptop? Too many electronic items to choose from
It really depends on what you use your laptop for, since I got my iPad my MacBook just sits all alone in the corner of the room and as more and more apps become available my laptop becomes more and more redundant. I also have my iPad on my desk at work alongside my computer, I find it convenient for task and calendar management (Smart Pad) and marking up documents (GoodReader). I find that being able to take the iPad from room to room and site to site it is just so much more useful, so much so that I now hardly use Outlook at all. If there was a more reliable MS Office compatible app I would hardly use my work computer either and I am sure that it's only a matter of time (most of our office documents are heavily formatted) but I do use the Office To PDF app for conversion to PDF so that I can then Mark up the documents as needed.
Originally Posted by hookandloop
Mainly for read, but it is my mobile office . I use my iPad for manage my company, mobile marketing.
I use my ipad for news updates, checking emails, listening to the radio, watching movies, playing games, reading magazines, and for chatting (including F/T)
Playing games, budget and reading news.
Now using my iPad 2. I think the camera is better than I imagined it to be.
I use it alot at work. I usually can't secure a computer at work, so with pages and the outlook app I have, it's great
When we all moved into new offices, we had to share workstations. No one liked it, also our employer brought in an unpopular clear desk policy where we had to put any papers books etc into tiny personal lockers each evening.
Originally Posted by bowman134
I'm glad I'm away from that culture. It wasn't healthy for a hoarder like me
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I didn't buy my iPad2 for game playing, but I've spent so much of my life in airports and on airplanes that I sure wish I'd had this thing years ago. It makes killing time a fine art.
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