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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by JeffroIpad, Jan 2, 2012.

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    Hi I'm Jeffro
    I am interested in using my 64 gb iPad2 in two distinct areas.
    1) To help my 5 year old son, who has Downs Syndrome to learn to communicate and learn in general quicker. And
    2) To do as many of my work related tasks as possible on the go as I do quotes one day a week for my carpentry & joinery business while I travel from customer to customer. Presently I am using a MacBook with a home made database (out of Filemaker Pro) that works well enough, but I often can't do the quote "there and then" and have to wait until Monday to look up/call up my supplier to find the price of some products that need to included in the quotes.
    Anyway if anyone has any advice for me that would be great.
    Jeffro
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I have moved your post to our Help Section and you now have your own thread so as to attract a better response.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Hi Jeffro,

    Good to meet you, I'm a Filemaker Developer. Have you considered using Filemaker Go on the iPad. Its made by Filemaker and you can take a copy of your database with you on the move OR access your main office database if its hosted (I could let you know about hosting options).

    There are a few design considerations to bear in mind - for example - generally you need to create some iPad specific layouts (larger fonts and fields) and some script steps / functionality are not supported but its pretty good.

    You can email a copy of the database back to yourself when you want to open it in the office and if there is more than one user (one in the office / one on the iPad) you would need to look at some method of synchronising what you do.....

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