- 05-11-2011, 03:59 PM #51
- 05-15-2011, 02:10 PM #52
I currently don't have the iPad but have an iPod touch and am getting the iPad 2 within a week. Before I made the decision to buy the iPad 2 I looked into what it would offer and so here is a list of how I am going to be using it.
- note takin in class with the pages app. Possibly recording lectures with a voice memo app.
- reading news (mainly tech news since I'm a geek at heart) with pulse app
- keeping track of my forums with the tapatalk app
- creating presentations with keynote
- accessing my laptop with remote desktop through the splashtop app
- light gaming
- for flash videos I want to watch I will use the skyfire web browser
- social networking
- video editing since I try to post some videos on YouTube. Plus me and my close friends love making videos just for fun.
- I'll use it to connect to my computer and my music creation software as a MIDI controller through the touchOSC app. Me and my brother are just getting into producing and having a MIDI controller would help out greatly.
If u don't know, a MIDI controller is like a keyboard or pad that can be mapped to different sounds through the software on the computer.
Anyways, I hope this helps and I can't wait till I get my iPad 2!!! Long live the tablet market.
- 05-15-2011, 03:10 PM #53
- 05-15-2011, 07:32 PM #54
After much contemplation and procrastination, I finally bought an iPad2 today. I will use it mostly for reading-emails, books (I use Kindle and Overdrive), newspapers, magazines and blogs as well as general web surfing. I will also be using it in my kitchen with the various cooking apps I already have on my iPhone. I found the iPhone screen size fine for most of my reading, but it wasn't great when cooking. In fact, I went with the plasic cover instead of the leather becauae it will spend so much time in the kitchen. I may use it to catch up on missed TV shows instead of watching them via DVR. The thing that was holding me back in purchasing one is that there is no way I NEED this device. Once I got over that and just admitted to myself it would be fun to have, I bit the bullet and made the purchase. I also thought I'd prefer a Nook/Kindle sized device, but am finding the thinner iPad2 completely manageable. I went with the 32G 3G Verizon-last one my Apple store had in stock today. I may let the kids play a game and watch a movie or two on it...we'll see
- 05-17-2011, 03:39 AM #55
- 06-02-2011, 04:57 PM #56
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- 06-24-2011, 10:00 AM #58
i am a substitute teacher with aspirations of becoming a full time teacher and I plan to use the ipad 2 to help me do that job better. Stuff like looking up mathematical formulas when students ask me something I don't know (since im not a math major lol) or using it as a sort of interactive textbook (specifically in science, since im also not a science major lol) It is also an extension of my MBP at home because I use dropbox for lots of things so I can pull them straight from there. Plus the kids (i sound like an old man and im only 24 lol), always enjoy the "ooooooooo shiny screen" and "omg its an ipad" factor of the whole thing lol
- 06-29-2011, 09:46 PM #59
I was going to finish reading through the entire thread before I replied, but I figured I would start typing now and get it over with.
I've been an Apple user for at least 10 years, and I've worked in the IT business for 15. I got an iPad 1 last Fall. Besides the IT business, I'm also a photographer, and that's how I justified the iPad purchase; to act as a digital portfolio. Let's face it, the display is gorgeous, and carrying that with thousands of photos, and showing off photos that way, is a lot slicker than carrying around prints.
I immediately found tons of other uses for the device. So much more than I anticipated. Originally, I purchased a used WiFi-only version. Two weeks after that I decided I needed 3G, got my company to agree to pay for it, and I sold the WiFi version for what I paid for it, walked into an Apple store and purchased a brand-new 16GB 3G version.
I started using it for work, business and personal emails, work calendar and contacts, started storing all sorts of documents in DropBox, started using Evernote more, started using GoodReader to have people sign model releases on the fly (and sync to DropBox)... I used to carry either a 15" Macbook Pro or a ThinkPad T61W everywhere.. now I just carry the iPad.
I've started using it for Kindle books, Netflix, various games, Words With Friends, and some other games. I'm not big on the games, but when I do feel like playing some games, there are plenty of good ones on iOS.
Prior to the iPad, I'd NEVER have left home without a laptop when I was going out of town. I've gone out of town twice since I got the iPad, and not once did I miss the laptop.
Also, I do a LOT of cooking and baking. This is the relavant part.. I do a lot of BBQ, baking, etc. I used to look up recipes and print them out.. I would go to my kitchen and use the printed out recipe.. if I liked it, I'd shove it in my kitchen drawer to make again; if I didn't like it, more than likely I'd do the same. Now I look up recipes and save them to Evernote, and bring the iPad and dock into the kitchen. If I don't like it, I delete it. If I do, it stays in Evernote. No more paper.
The iPad has pretty much eliminated my Macbook Pro. I'm switching to an iMac 24" with GoToMyPC on the iPad.
On the business end (my "real" job) I use VPN, Exchange email, VNC and RDP to perform day-to-day Systems Admin tasks and other tasks related to work.
This thing has replaced not ONE but TWO laptops, and has added other ease to my life as well.
Just my $.02.
- 07-02-2011, 10:02 AM #60iPhone Nanite
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Hi just got iPad 2 last week, have hardly used PC since, email, the Internet, a small amount of gaming, my wife uses it for Facebook, I am hoping one of my children (grownup) get one then will use the Face Time app. Still finding new things to do, like this forum which I have just joined, it is very additive, because it is so handy and quick, no need to sit out of the way and fire up the PC, on your lap no problem.
- 07-02-2011, 11:19 AM #61
- 07-02-2011, 09:09 PM #62
Hi guys, new to the forum and new iPad2 owner. Also own an Android phone. Love them both. Nothing wrong with covering all your bases.
I see alot of you talking about the Evernote app. I use Springpad and wonder what the major diference is between the two? I've peeked at Evernote and can't really tell a difference.