iPad a tool for work!

Discussion in 'iPad Reviews' started by Davidlozzi, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Davidlozzi

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    iPad, a tool for work!

    Several colleagues and customers have asked me about how I can effectively use an iPad for work. Well, there's my blog post about how good it is!
     
  2. Heaviside

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    Enjoyed your blog about using the iPad for work. I will add my own experience here. I am a retired prof of EE, still doing research in electromagnetic theory (hence the Heaviside screen name). I have found the iPad to be tremendously useful for downloading and reading pdf documents of research papers and textbooks in various formats and annotating them in Good Reader.

    I have also found that I can do my mathematical calculations and other notes with ease on a tremendous app called Note Taker HD. I think it was developed by a guy who earlier developed a spreadsheet (Visicalc?) for earlier computers. He has clearly put a lot of thought into it, into the needs of a person like I who uses it as a notepad.

    After only a couple of months, I would not be without my iPad. It goes everywhere with me. Lighter than a textbook, it is a combination of an entire library of technical books and papers, a work desk, and---oh, Yes!: incidentally I can browse newspapers of the world and download videos and read novels.

    Quite a package!
     
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    So how did you convince your boss to let you get an iPad when you had no idea how you would use it, or for what?
     
  4. J.D

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    iPad is a tool for every day use! I use mine all of the time, it is always with me and I am always using it. I prefer using my iPad to my desktop PC.
     
  5. Davidlozzi

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    Persuasion, plus we had a few customers state they were getting them so I needed one to "test".
     
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    I can't wait to start using mine for work! I have a contract comming up soon that will allow me to get some real in the field use for it :)

    My boss wants one, but doesn't think it'll work for work wise. So I had to buy my iPad and use it. Hopefully this will be a proving point. But I like this idea better..I don't have any restrictions and own it till the end of its life!
     
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    Great review of the usefulness. Very cool! I have now just been apprised too of a PDF creator that I plan to check out. Definitely as times goes by, I find more usefulness and with a battery life that is awesome and standby mode to boot!
     
  8. protocols

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    can not really agree with you (though if it works for you and your boos paid for it *thumbsup* :) ) - BUT:

    Always on: my laptop (thinkpad t60) is not the fastest but with a SSD I boot in less than a minute (consider SSD being cheaper than an iPad). Additionally actually I don't do reboots (who actually does??) - e.g. I always just hibernate/close the lid - turning off and on is something of 10secs max. Pretty sure I haven't rebooted since a month..

    Portable: I always get 13-14" max. Everything above I agree its not portable anymore.. But 14" is portable and light enough.

    Flexible: I check emails and do easy stuff via my iPhone + Browser + iCal Sync + Imap Sync + misc Apps. Thats enough to be flexible enough - if I need to do professional work I'd anyway not want to do it on an iPad..

    Easy use: Agree with that :)
     
  9. thewitt

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    Add on a wireless keyboard and you will stop carrying your laptop... If you want an integrated approach look at the keyboard/case options.

    -t
     
  10. Goober

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    I totally agree. I use the apple wireless keyboard when at home and have a Bluetooth keyboard/case for travel.

    When I'm in the office I do like my dual monitor set up to crank out some hefty work. But to be mobile...it's my iPad all the way. I rarely undock my laptop anymore.
     

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