What are some of the surprises your ipad has given you

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by kyomagi, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. kyomagi

    kyomagi
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Topic says it all. What are some of the things you did not know the ipad could do when you bought it?

    1.) The camera connection kit: I found i can use my 2 16gb sd cards to store video, books, music and apps on and transfer over when i need more space on my ipad (jailbroken using ifile)

    2.) Air Video: This nifty little app takes ALL video formats and streams it to your ipad to watch. It also takes those video files and convert them to ipad format. This is huge for me too, im a big anime fan, and the majority of anime is in MKV format with softcoded subtitles. When you convert MKV to any other format, you lose the subs. Well with Air Video, it converts the file to a ipad format and KEEPS the subs. THIS IS HUGE for me since i often have people over and use it to watch anime on my big screen

    3.) ComicZeal: Able to to read manga and comics - Epic win

    I think there others but i cant remember now lol
     
  2. chowdown

    chowdown
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    268
    Thanks Received:
    7
    I am surprised that after two weeks I have been unable to find one app that enables you to copy part of your screen and paste it somewhere (anywhere!) as a picture.

    I haven't even been able to find an art/drawing app that can copy, say, a freehand squiggle (by dragging a box around it) and then allow you to paste that copy next to the original.

    This (and more) can be done by MS Paint, the free program you get with Windows.

    Not one app out of 600000000 in iTunes. Or am I wrong?
     
  3. kyomagi

    kyomagi
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Sucks to be you.

    This thread is meant to be positive.
     
  4. ChrisB

    ChrisB
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Perhaps you should been more specific and stated you wanted things that "pleasantly surprised" about the iPad then, otherwise you shouldn't complain because you don't like what surprised somebody - it's the topic.

    I was surprised by the versatility of the device and how useful it is proving to be. :)
     
  5. MattIM

    MattIM
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,230
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Chowdown, Sorry You Have Had Problems finding an app

    Whenever I need to screen print what I see on my iPad, I hit the sleep button and the home button simultaneously. This will produce a camera shutter sound. You'll find the photo of your screen in the Photos app. If you want to then cut and past part of the picture to post elsewhere, you should get Photogene app--there are many photo editing apps available, I like this app because it is so easy to use. This app allows you to edit your photo.

    No, there is no app that can do one thing in this two step process. Much like pressing the print screen button on your PC and then launching MS Paint to edit the screen print.

    You might want to also get the Appshopper, this makes searching the Appstore so much easier.

    To the OP, sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread but I thought Chowdown needed to get some information.
     
  6. snoApple

    snoApple
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Pleasant Surprises

    When I clicked on this thread, I fully expected to read about negative surprises.

    My iPad is expected tomorrow (Thursday) so I hope I'll have lots of pleasant surprises.

    I have already been pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information in this and other forums, and I too have found AppShopper very helpful. I now have over 100 apps in my WishList at the iTunes App Store ready to download. Most are free, with many duplicates that I will whittle down to favourites over time (have you checked how many "flashlight" apps there are?)

    If someone posts a "negative" surprise in this thread, and someone else knows a solution, I think it is completely appropriate to share the solution here.
     
  7. USBill

    USBill
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    399
    Thanks Received:
    3
    SnoApple,
    That feeling you got when you received you first Palm OS device; it's coming back.
    I haven't enjoyed a computer this much since I got my Palm Pilot Professional.

    I'm surprised how much more I do with the iPad than I expected to... And how much more people are teaching it to do. I now have a "TiVo" for my radio stations.
     
  8. kyomagi

    kyomagi
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0

    Ya i should have been lol, no reason for me to over react like that.
     
  9. Superbike81

    Superbike81
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,129
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Positive:

    Battery life actually exceeded the manufacturer's claims. This rarely (if ever) happens in the world of portable devices.

    Apps like AirVideo and ZumoCast for streaming almost every video format out there on the fly.

    I'm not a big gamer, but the iPad has got me playing a few games here and there.


    Negatives:

    Closed file system. I wasn't surprised about the file system, but I was surprised about the severity of the lockdown. Can't do simple things like attach a file to an e-mail, download a simple file for later use, etc, etc. I could go on for days about this.


    The rest of the features (both bad and good) I was fully expecting when I bought it.
     
  10. King Hal

    King Hal
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    405
    Thanks Received:
    2
    I've been surprised that Steve Jobs' hype when he introduced the iPad probably understates how "magical" the device really is. It really is game changing and the best gadget of the first decade of the 21st C!
     

Share This Page