I think I'm the only person on the planet who actually kinda likes the iPad keyboard. My wrists get super sore on my laptop but not so on the iPad. I'm willing to give up a bit of speed for the comfort, I guess. As for apps, definitely check out the app store. I also read about a silicone keyboard overlay for the iPad that has received over 100 thousand dollars on Kickstarter. Not sure when it's coming out but it looks like a neat alternative!