iPad Good activities on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Samtb, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    What are some activities ipad is useful for but not on laptop or smartphone? Any suggestions to make the most out of ipad?
  2. macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Reading eBooks.
  3. macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2011
    South Yorkshire
    Well, it depends on what you like doing. I read books on my iPad Mini but I also have a Kobo Touch as iPads are not good in bright light whereas the Kobo is. I also keep in touch with news - the BBC app is good for that. I keep up with tech news using iGeeky which aggregates tech news from many sites. I play Angry Birds a little although my favourite games are word games, Word Solitaire is my current fave. Also use Netflix a little and BBC iPlayer. I use the Gmail app for mail. I also use the Appsgonefree app which tells you which apps have gone from paid to free. That way you can try out a lot of things and if you don't like them it's cost you nothing. Currently trying out some photo apps including Panorama which is fun.

    Hope this helps.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    You can read evokes on laptops and smartphones.
  5. macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2013
    In my experience, both platforms suck for eBooks.
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Maybe on laptops but I find smartphones too small for prolonged reading.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Not on the galaxy note II
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Probably but that's a phablet.
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Does anyone find it too heavy to be a good portable e-reader.
  10. macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2011
    For me the full size iPad is too heavy for reading eBooks. However the iPad Mini is perfect.

    I enjoy reading the news with the Flipbook and Zite Apps.

    I also really like listening to music via the Pandora and Slacker Radio Apps.

    For some reason I have to be reading something when I am eating at the table and the iPad (either full size or mini) is great for that.

    There are many art/sketching Apps that are really fun to use on the iPad when you're feeling creative.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2011
    Reading and marking up pdfs.
    Reading ebooks.
    Hand written notes.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nah, the iPad isn't heavy at all.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Va
    Reading comics, if you're into that sort of thing.
  14. macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    The most populated city in the planet
    I use an iPad 4 which I believe is the heaviest of all iPads and I do not find it to be heavy at all. I read a lot and take a lot of notes and then read a lot of them on the go. I usually hold with one hand until it gets tired and then hold with 2 hands - this never causes any problems. The only issue is that holding the 4 with one hand makes me nervous since there is a good chance I'll drop it due to the size.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    I find the iPad 3 slightly heavy as an ebook reader which is one of the reasons I got the mini. And no, I'm not a wimp but do have arthritis in my hands so some days it's harder for me to grasp for longer sessions.

    I do find if you're lying on your side reading with it, that resting the corner on the bed helps.
  16. macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I agree. My mini is great for reading eBooks!
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    Vehemently disagree. I had a Galaxy Note II and thought it could replace my Kindle. Not so. Screen is much too narrow and still too small. I now use an iPad mini and it's perfect.
  18. macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    Astronomy apps like Starwalk are amazing. Hold up the iPad to the night sky and see that patch of stars with labels. Really cool.

    Theodolite. Hold up the iPad and get an overlay of orientation.

    Maps. It is really cool, as a passenger to use the large screen of an iPad to track your travels live.

    Note taking. I use ProjectBook. There are many others.

    Reading. I prop up the iPad so the weight is not an issue. The point is that the iPad is so portable you can read places where you'd not likely take a laptop and the screen is much larger than that of an iPhone.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You know, I prefer reading novels, technical books on the ipad, but comics I much prefer the real deal.

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