I was back and forth over whether or not I wanted an iPad. I'm not the biggest Apple fan, but I have had Macs before, and still have an older video iPod. (Full disclosure: I think the iPhone is a piece of crap. Always have.)
Anyways, why I might have wanted one is that I'm a digital artist and a minimalist, so I've been trying to slim down. I had a laptop with a Cintiq, then I got a convertible tabletPC, then i got a slate tabletPC. Seeing Sketchbook Pro (my drawing program of choice) and Brushes available on the iPad made me think I might be able to use one after all.
So now, I don't even have to decide - I *won* an iPad at an office raffle thing. =0) It's not arrived yet, but I have time to get to know it, I suppose, before it arrives.
Here are my odd questions:
1. Is there any way to use it WITHOUT a host machine? I'd really like to not have to keep one of my computers JUST to make the iPad work. I'd transfer my files to it, and then from that point forward only need wifi and the app store, as far as i can tell. Maybe the camera kit.
2. More an app question: I know the iPad doesn't exactly do central file storage - but can I do a drawing in Sketchbook Pro, for example, and then close SBP and open another app to edit, say, the color saturation, maybe add some photoshop type effects, etc??
3. I know dropbox is good for cloud storage - is there an app that allows opening from dropbox, editing and saving BACK into dropbox? (or another similar service, of course)
I think that's all for now. Greetings and salutations =0)