But what if you are attending a lecture or presentation? Dragon is not exactly useful for something like that. OTOH, there are things like smartNote that let you record audio (the actual lecture, probably with a plug-in mic for decent quality) while also being able to jot down notes or doodles. From what I can tell, you should be able to get an intelligible one hour lecture into less that a 100Mb file, so a whole school day would not take up that much space, as long as you deal with the files fairly promptly.There is one. The Dragon Dictation app
I tried it for the first time at a store today, and I popped up a word processing program. The first 30 seconds were horrible. After that, I could type at what I would say is about 60-70 words per minute. It wasn't the most fun experience in the world though... with tactile feedback I on my keyboard I type at double that. So productivity isn't exactly amazing on the iPad for typing :-/ It's the best for a touch-screen only interface though I presume.Is it just me, or what? I seem to type very slow with it, like stil using either only one or two fingers. Nothing more, compared to a conventional keyboard.
Different strokes for different folksOne *could* argue that if you need to type a lot on the iPad you really should get a laptop instead. In many ways the iPad is an "output device" - it is used to display content not create it.
I do pretty much the same thing except for some reason I don't use the pinky on my left hand either...With just the first three fingers on each hand I can type at a pretty good clip; not as fast as on a physical keyboard but it works.On the IPad, I type with seven fingers, four on my left hand, and three on my right hand. For some reason, as I got faster and faster on the iPad, somewhere along the way, I stopped using the pinky on my right hand, and just hit the various keys out there with my ring finger.