I'm a Droid user since last November. I've never used an iPhone or iPod touch so I'm very new to the iPad interface. I bought an iPad for my wife last week and she's in love with it. She's not a particularly heavy computer user and I could never get her into a laptop computer because she didn't like the trackpad interface. So, the iPad was a successful purchase.
As an Android user I had heard how intuitive and easy the iPad is to use. So, I've been playing around with it but have been frustrated. I'm hoping you can help. This is not a gripe session, I just need to translate what I do on the Android into how it should work on the iPad. Think of me as knowing Spanish and you're trying to teach me Italian.
Ok, here goes.
1. App purchase. I'm very leery of buying apps. This is true on any platform. Many apps are just junk or don't live up to the way they should perform. Plus, there are often a dozen apps that claim to do the same thing. I like to try them all and then decide.
On the Android platform I can purchase any app and then try it for 24 hours. If I delete the app within 24 hours my credit card is never charged. I can't figure out how to do that on the iPad. If I delete an app within 24 hours will my credit card be refunded? If not, how do I get my money back. I won't purchase apps until I can figure this one out.
2. App icon arrangement. For some reason, the icons for apps on a page do an "auto arrange" similar to Windows. I like my icons spread out and in particular spots on a page. How do I turn off "auto arrange" of icons so I can set up pages the way I like them?
3. App store. I go into the app store and scroll through pages and find an app on, say, page 45 that I like and install it. When I go into the app store and do the same search I'm back at page 1. How do I get to page 45 where I left off and continue perusing the app store? Or, do I have to sludge through 45 pages again?
I'm sure I'll have some more questions but I'd like help with these for now.