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Do you print MORE or LESS TOTAL (from PC, Macs, iPad, etc) now that you have an iPad?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by repentharlequin, May 12, 2011.

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Do you PRINT More or Less from your PC, Mac, iPad, etc. now that you have an iPad?

  1. I print about the same number of pages

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. I print a lot less. (46-100% fewer pages)

    16 vote(s)
    53.3%
  3. I print a little less. (1-45% fewer pages)

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. I print a little more. (1-45% more pages)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I print a lot more. (46-100% more pages)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. repentharlequin
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    I've noticed I print at LEAST half as much as I used to at Work and home now that I can take my documents with me on my iPad instead of piles of papers.

    printing from iPad is now available, but I don't find many practical times where I want/need to print

    Does the ability to move, read and edit documents on your iPad wherever you go, plus read email, use e-coupons/boarding passes, etc. and then upload, send, collaborate with those documents make you less likely to print?

    How have your printing habits changed?
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    I'm not just printing less, but overall I use paper less at work now than ever. I have one page of written stuff on my desk, including internal course notes, where I'd have had a quarter of a notebooks worth by now.
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    One thing I do is use my iPad as a "music book" so I don't have to print sheets out. I like Pages but am considering the pdf reader mentioned elswhere.
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    Yes I print less lol save the trees and this is not only thanks to iPad my iPhone is also quite cool to check out orders I made just at the store and so on.
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    No vote, because I print exactly the same: no print at all, txt & PDFs from many years.
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    Good points. I've noticed at the office I tend to print less, and just take meeting notes on my iPad, presentations stay digital and even plane boarding passes and itineraries don't need printed anymore.
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    I'm still having to print out research papers to turn into my clinical instructors, but am referring to my notes from lectures much more through my iPad than by printing them out. So far, I'm enjoying it.
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    Interesting......
    Here is a stunning paper usage statistics from a top university. Students from the university of size ~8000 students and no restriction on printing, consumed ~10 million sheets of printed materials (1 million dollar worth of paper) in an academic year. This is equivalent to cutting ~1000 trees. One can easily imagine how much colleges can benefit from using a device like iPad.
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    Paper Consumption in the US

    From 1991 to 2000 consumption of office paper went up 27%
    From 2000 to 2009 consumption of office paper went down 27%
    What do you think is driving this?
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    I've noticed at my company executives are printing less now that they have iPads. No need to print emails or calendars or powerpoints or meeting agendas.....it's all staying digital!
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    Cloud sync of documents

    Do you think with Apple enabling their "office productivity" suite such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc to sync documents to all of a users' devices will help reduce the need to print?
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    I make presentations to doctors everyday, and find myself using my iPad and emailing the presentation rather then going to kinkos and making a million copies.

    Sent from my iPad 2 White 64GB + 3G Verizon using iPF
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    My paper printing has declined tremendously. I used to print out documents to read during my commute. I would also email the documents to myself. These documents were typically PDF files or Word documents. I don't typically use a smartphone and hauling the laptop around was tiring, and sometimes I could not get a seat near a plug if I needed to recharge.


    The iPad, along with Dropbox, GoodReader (and iannotate), Simplenote and Evernote have changed all that tremendously. I also now make more notes to send via email to coworkers who are working on shared projects. There may be other combinations of apps that are just as effective, but this is what mainly works for me now.
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    I print the same as before, everything I have to print cannot be done on ipad, so for me it has not changed the amount to be printed.
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    I don't print so much since I got the ipad
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    I print less. It is easier to read on my ipad2 than it is on my desktop or laptop so I print less.
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    I hardly print anything now I have an iPad. School info, church rotas, masses of committee documents, recipes, packing lists, things to do lists, shopping list etc etc, are all on my iPad and iPhone. One of the main reasons I bought an iPhone was that I had so much info stored on my iPad, I really wanted to have it with me all the time and the iPhone is so much easier to take around with me everywhere. They compliment each other perfectly: iPad at home, iPhone out and about.
    One of the really handy tools for cutting down on paperwork printing for me is the print screen option as it is so handy to be able to take a quick snap of an emailed receipt or holiday booking info etc for quick reference from the camera roll, on or off line.
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    I print much less printing since I have an iPad. I use Goodreader as my folder. I sync it between my NAS drive and my iPhone.

    Sent from my iPad2 3G 32 gig (not JB'ed) / using iPF
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