Are you getting bored of your iPad? Need some new ideas

Discussion in 'iPad' started by silverblack, May 12, 2010.

  1. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    I have had my iPad since the launch day on April 3. It's been great, and I've been spending 2-3 hours every night on it: browsing the web, catching up TV episodes, reading magazines, playing some games, downloading and playing with new apps... But it's starting to get a bit repetitive.

    I am sure others out there may know of other fun things to do on their iPads that I am not aware of. While there are apps reviews available, it is hard to find the really good ones. So please, share your favourite apps, or websites, or whatever that you do often on your iPad.
  2. jerkstore99 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    I don't understand, you are saying you are bored with "the internet?" Try stumbleupon, that will take you to sites you normally wouldn't have found.
  3. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    My Goodness. :confused:
  4. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

    Peter Harrison

    Dec 24, 2009
    To the OP: Make sure you never start using an ordinary computer like a laptop or desktop if you think the iPad is repetitive.
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010

    Maybe you should do something else altogether. Put down your iPad, go outside and take a walk or socialize with friends.
  6. Liam8 macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2009
    How can you be bored? It's funner than a computer and does the same!
  7. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I can't imagine being bored with my iPad or the internet. Ever!
  8. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Some ideas:

    1. Download and install GoodReader. You can then get all your important files and documents stored on your iPad and organize them into folders.

    2. Download Handbrake and start ripping your DVD collection so as to have all your favorite movies optimized for iPad and ready for viewing at a moment's notice.

    3. Similarly, pull all your home video of the family over to digital and use AVCHD Converter to merge scenes and format them for iPad.

    4. Get moving on your iTunes Playlists. Build tons of them for every mood and situation. Navigating to Artist or Album isn't the way to go.

    5. Learn the joy and convenience of RSS feeds and have your news pushed to you. Set up a Google Reader account, paste in RSS feeds from your favorite newspapers and blogs, then bookmark the Google Reader for Mobile on your iPad.

    6. Download an app called AppAdvice which gives great up-to-the-minute information on all things iPad, especially emerging new apps and app reviews.

    7. Install Now Playing for iPad, set up your favorite movie theaters and watch some trailers of upcoming releases.

    8. Back to GoodReader, if you're into, ahem, "adult" viewing material, password protecting a folder in GoodReader will allow you to carry your favorite videos around and keep them safely away from prying eyes.

  9. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
  10. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10)

    I haven't gotten bored with it, but I do find myself using it when the iPhone would suffice, and maybe be a bit easier. The iPad can be a tad unwieldy IMO.
  11. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Perhaps buy a book or two via IBooks or Kindle and learn something new?
  12. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    OP - you are kinda sad. As said before, disconnect from the device and go outside. You realize 2-3 hours/night is 1/12-1/8 of your life!!! And if you can't put the technology down...may I suggest porn sites? ;)
  13. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Move on to a next gadget ;)
  14. ipadfanatic macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    What bored,

    Games, Movies, podcast, web surfing and you're bored. As my momma used to say "If you're bored I'll give you something to do"
  15. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2005
    Columbia, SC
    Move on to another site to do your trolling. :rolleyes:
  16. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Have you tried pornography on the iPad?

    Seriously, the new wears off of everything; humans are fickle by nature.
  17. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    I agree with you but only to some extent. Not all gadgets are equal. For example, nobody gets bored with their phones. That's because we really need them. Then there are gadgets like, say, radio controlled cars. We want them, we buy them, we use them for a while then forget about them. Life will tell which category iPad belongs to (or closer to, the ones I mentioned are probably on the opposite end of the specter).
  18. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I will definitely second that!
  19. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    jailbrake adds lots of new things to do, and many more to come.
    -backgrounding apps- listen to Pandora all the time, no matter what else you are running.
    -SBSsettings- have most-used settings popup in a top window, not buried down in apple menus
    -download some of the free vintage and childrens books with cool vintage artwork, -gutenburg project and others
    -Use Atomic browser, kills the Safari one.
  20. Ipadfiend macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
  21. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Thanks for all the advice posted so far. I do want to stress that I still love my iPad, just not as passionate as I was during the first month ;) And I am no where near being bored if it, just wondering if anyone were... (guess not)

    By the way, I do go out and socialize everyday. Some of you seem to imply that 2-3 hours a day on an iPad is too much. I bet many of us spend the same amount of time on tv, internet, computer games, and reading. I just do them all in my iPad.
  22. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    For those who are bashing the OP for posting this, I feel his pain. I was so excited about the iPad and the Netflix, ABC, and IMDB apps, but since the launch, I have definitely noticed that the development of new apps has fizzled down a bit. I'm sure many devs are working night and day on new stuff... And many TV stations like CBS are just going to do HTML 5 rather then write an iPad app. But it would be nice to see more apps take advantage of all that screen real estate. Facebook is one who I am shocked has not done anything yet...
  23. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    It's called habituation.

    The novelty is going to wear off sometimes, especially with how often and long you use it.
  24. Macpowered macrumors member


    Feb 4, 2009
  25. si77hay macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    I'm not bored, and haven't even got access to the iPad App Store yet here in the UK!

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