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.
Sent from my iPad 1 using iPF - Greetings