1. Globe22 's Avatar
    Hey everyone, long time iMore visitor/first time forum poster here.

    Anyways, I've had an iPad 2 for quite some time now and the longer I have it the more I find less and less uses for it. My mom (not an overly lucky person) won me the iPad at a work party in late 2011 just before Christmas. I then bought a Macbook Pro for university in 2012 and two weeks ago on boxing day I traded in my HTC One for a brand new iPhone 6. So, my issue is that I am at a loss for what to use my iPad for. Typing and scrolling through twitter or flipboard is significantly easier on my iPhone as well as the quality of the screen for games or videos.

    If you didn't want to read all that; simply put, what are you currently using your iPad for? Should I buy an iPad Mini? or sell the iPad 2 and buy the Apple Watch? (I'm leaning towards this option)
    01-05-2015 12:44 AM
  2. MatLoz's Avatar
    Mostply playing games but also making music. iPad are quite good at it and there are lots of good music apps.
    moyah8 likes this.
    01-05-2015 03:25 AM
  3. thomasliveshere's Avatar
    I use mine every day for a variety of things really.
    For travel, on trains etc on the way to class. Taking notes for uni sometimes. Browsing Facebook, Twitter, news etc in the morning when I wake up and have a coffee and stuff outside etc.
    Use it for a lot of media & entertainment - videos, youtube or just browsing online when I'm in bed and so on.
    Basically I use it if I deem it to be more appropriate than my laptop. It's light, extremely portable and highly functional.
    Everyone will get different uses out of the same device. It's a pretty personal thing.
    If you think that it's something that is easily replaceable by the other tech you already own, and/or you just don't get the value & use out of it then I would probably just sell it or whatever. I just know that I couldn't part with my iPad.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-05-2015 10:05 AM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    I use mine for research, internet browsing, gaming, word processing, making movies with iMovie, iMore forums, movies, YouTube, and occasionally reading. 😄👍
    nikkisharif likes this.
    01-05-2015 10:39 PM
  5. grover5's Avatar
    I use mine for games and movies. Browsing is painfully slow on my iPad.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    01-05-2015 11:38 PM
  6. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I use mine for reading mostly and watching Netflix or Hulu in bed.
    ladyc0524 and nikkisharif like this.
    01-13-2015 05:51 PM
  7. CDG's Avatar
    Reading, writing blogs, web browsing mostly. I think my MBP has been getting lonely since my iPad days began.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    Archie_Bunkers likes this.
    01-13-2015 05:54 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't use mine at all anymore.
    bobradovic likes this.
    01-13-2015 08:31 PM
  9. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I sold mine after getting a 6.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Crapatalk
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    01-13-2015 09:18 PM
  10. CG68's Avatar
    My iPad Air is my defacto laptop. I take it with me almost everywhere and use it for teaching classes/presentations (with Apple TV), reading, shopping, surfing the web, watching tv/movies, creating/editing Pages & Keynote docs, etc...It's what initially brought me into the Apple ecosystem back when the og iPad was released. Still my favorite Apple device!
    Archie_Bunkers likes this.
    01-13-2015 09:49 PM
  11. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    Browsing webpages, watching videos, both streaming and local content. Playing light games, keeping all my PIM apps in sync from my BlackBerry, reading manga, writing down notes, using Adobe Reader often for PDF files, Office 365 for university and eBooks for reading.

    Among other things, although this is what I tend to do most often.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    01-13-2015 11:13 PM
  12. jlarkins08's Avatar
    My iPad is for school and entertainment purposes.. but I will say I don't know if I will buy another one.. I've been using my phone a lot more than my iPad

    Sent from my HTC One M8 via the UnCarrier
    01-14-2015 01:18 PM
  13. co_mtn_grl's Avatar
    I use mine for photo editing, Netflix and reading.
    01-14-2015 01:43 PM
  14. Frost Forged's Avatar
    I use mine for photo editing, Netflix and reading.
    Pixelmator for iPad is so incredibly good. I've gone from using my rMBP for photos to exclusively using my iPad.
    01-15-2015 07:27 AM
  15. Flow39's Avatar
    I forgot to mention one thing I use my iPad for: School. It is probably the best tool I could have to use in school.
    Archie_Bunkers likes this.
    01-15-2015 09:10 AM
  16. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    I forgot to mention one thing I use my iPad for: School. It is probably the best tool I could have to use in school.
    I used my BlackBerry PlayBook throughout my second year of university, the file system was much easier to deal with than on an iPad. After I got my first iPad, I still used the PlayBook but now I'm using the iPad Mini exclusively and not switching between tablets due to apps like Box integrating across the OS more, creating a solution for my file directory gripe I've had with iOS.
    01-16-2015 04:58 AM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I use mine for teaching, taking notes, FaceTime, reading, Netflix/Hulu etc., games and browsing
    01-16-2015 10:50 PM
  18. AshtonVibe's Avatar
    Great question actually. I can understand how having two devices for all the same things can seem like a waste. However, I still prefer to use the iPad for two things, MEDIA and ENTERTAINMENT.

    I am a gamer, and can get bored easily. So, I have the iPad Air 2. For my iPhone 6, it's good for casual use. Send some texts, make a few calls, look up something quickly online, watch some YouTube or a 20 minute tv show, etc.
    BUT, when I need to do some serious online action or intensive work, I need my iPad. The large screen is great for full HD movies. I actually try to keep all of my games on the tablet too, as it looks better there, and saves space the phone.
    You basically have more workspace on the iPad, and web contentis expanded(had more options) ok the tablet vs phone.

    Apps I use on iPad: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel (which are FREE now btw). Trulia, Google maps, and Earth, Mail/Gmail, Paper, Word Search, Scrabble and Monopoly for family game night. Ted, iBooks, Luminosity. Also, Google Drive and Dropbox. I liked to photo edit, and create movies, and share content in bulk.

    Just a great device to have a computer like experience. Better to avoid doing a lot of scrolling, zooming, and one handed operations.

    For a start, and what opened my eyes up to the iPad is going into App Store, under Top Charts(bottom tab). Hit the Categories button(top left) and look under each category. You'll probably find yourself downloading app after app, unable to download fast enough maybe.
    taadow1030 likes this.
    01-24-2015 04:50 AM
  19. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I use mine for pretty much everything I'd use my iPhone for. Though I definitely use the iPad more in terms of YouTube, Netflix, and other video services.

    I use it at least twice a day. Once when I get up to get ready for work, then again as I lay in bed before sleep.
    01-25-2015 08:28 AM
  20. JobSteves's Avatar
    I sold mine after getting a 6.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Crapatalk
    There is absolutely nothing I would rather do on an iPhone 6 than an iPad. And this isn't even the main reason but the atrocious battery life of the 6 would pretty much have me have to be tethered to the wall in order to do anything on it if I didn't also have an iPad.
    Archie_Bunkers likes this.
    02-01-2015 02:00 PM
  21. Algus's Avatar
    I'm a comic book geek. iPad (and similar such devices) are the wave of the future for comic books. I've got huge stacks of comics stored in boxes eating up way to much room. Meanwhile my iPad holds at least half of what I have in physical form but takes up the space of, well, an iPad. I'll never go back to print media for my books when I can store everything on a device like an iPad and stream my reading music at the same time.
    02-01-2015 02:46 PM
  22. applejosh's Avatar
    I use mine for long form reading, if I have to type anything of substance but don't want to pull out a laptop, and in the evenings when my eyes are just too tired to look at the phone screen (even though the 6+ makes it a little easier nowadays). I don't use it as much when I'm out and about any more (since the 6+), but it still gets use at home in the evenings and when traveling (since work insists on providing a really slow, rather large Windows based machine, it's just not feasible to use the laptop in the airport).
    02-01-2015 03:34 PM
  23. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Forum reading
    Remote Desktop to work servers
    Twitter
    Instagram
    And general browsing of the Internet.
    02-01-2015 07:55 PM
  24. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I use it for social media, to browse, shop, watch movies on Netflix, take notes, write workout plans to share with my husband, I use it for work, I use it to read via Kindle app, and when I travel, I don't bother taking my laptop.
    02-06-2015 01:58 PM
  25. Wotchered's Avatar
    Youtube,Vimeo,reading articles that are in horrid little scrunched up print AND watching a famous victory at the millennium stadium this evening on BBC iplayer !
    02-06-2015 05:52 PM
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