Why the iPad doesn't serve as a work device for me
I got the ipad2 the day it came out, waited in line and all that. Being a college student, I thought it would help me with my studies. It does and doesn't at the same time. Reading articles, checking websites, contacting professors, the iPad does that well. But my needs exceed those basic functions. Much of my work, as probably any college student knows, involves writing. This week, I do not have my laptop with me. I thought my iPad would be able to temporarily give my laptop a rest. Once again, the basic tasks could be done with ease. But when it comes to writing, I started writing a short paper response to an article I was reading. The multitasking was a pain in the you know what. Pressing the home button twice just to go back to another app was annoying. Half way through my response I had to load up another article which was a PDF. The iPad has 512 MB or memory which should be sufficient enough. Apparently opening a PDF uses so much memory it had thrown my DocsToGo app out of memory, and when reloading I was greeted with a empty page, losing everything I had just worked on.
Needless to say ,I got a piece of looseleaf paper out and did my response the old fashioned way. How do you deal with writing intensive tasks?