All iPads How do you use your devices

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Samtb, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
  2. Cptnodegard macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2013
    Samsung Galaxy SII: PDA/house brain. It controls my apartment; turns off the lights when I leave, my computer when I go to sleep, notifies me of my grocery list when I go out, other todo lists, gives me access to temperature data from sensors around the apartment, reads me weather and other info when I get up, etc- most of it fully automatic. I don't often leave the lock screen, as I've set it up to either do it automatically, or so that I can do 95% of what I need from the lock screen.

    iPad mini: Actual app interaction. For studying, and for teaching. Take notes, read, handle documents, grade papers, digital whiteboard, presenting tool, read magazines, news readers, etc. Pretty much an "app island paradise"; lots of single apps that serve a specific purpose, without the complete tie in to everything and anything that my phone has. I do have a folder full of icons that send commands to my phone, which in turn can e.g. forward its last notification to the iPad, turn off the lights, or check the weather sensors and return the data as a notification on my iPad.

    Desktop PC: Alpha and omega when at home, doing work, watching video, playing games. Always on when not at home, allowing me to Splashtop into it from my iPad.
  3. AlabamaAce macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
    Wow, Cpt, your SII is seriously hooked up! Are your lights and thermostat connected to a wireless network or something?
  4. Cptnodegard macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2013
    Tellstick Net control unit that controls various "dumb" (and cheap) home automation gear and bridges them to the web. It's a very long story, but i doubt you could dig up someone with a more customized system if you tried for a year
  5. Zyriab macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    iPad and iPhone: I hold the device in my left hand and use my right to operate it.
    Mac: Supported by desk and I use both hands to operate it.
  6. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Well, arent you a wicked trickster.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I sometimes hold my iPhone with my right hand and use my right thumb to operate it...
  8. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    iPad - Web browsing, playing games, notes in school

    MacBook Pro 13" - Web browsing, YouTube, gaming, applications that require a computer (Photoshop, Microsoft Office, etc.)

    iPod Touch - Music, gaming, checking email quickly
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    MacBook Pro - Autodesk Maya, SketchBook Designer, Unity, Eclipse, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Scrivener - All my productivity workflow stuff. And then I stuff my notes into Evernote. Otherwise just browsing the internet.

    iPad Mini - Reading magazines, looking at the weather, drawing, writing, and playing with sounds. Some games, but very few.

    Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket - More reading, taking pictures, and looking at the news.
  10. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    ipad for reading tweets, Facebook, flipboard, netflix and games
    mbp for web browsing, FaceTime, photpshop, video editing, and netflix
    iphone for email, Facebook, tweets, reading news/sports and texting/imessage
  11. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
    I came in here to post something similar but you beat me to it!
  12. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2012
    Laptop : for 3d renders/animations, working in game engines, using the Adobe Creative Suite(Premiere, Photoshop & After Effects mainly), Maya(soon), 3DSMax and generally hard to handle stuff lol. A few other suites as well.

    iPad: For preliminary design work( I use PS Touch and SketchBook as well as other apps), games as well and videos.

    iPhone: Games, email, reminders, music and the usual calling and messaging. To be honest, I find the iPad too large to carry everywhere and I don't need to design work everywhere... This iPhone(5) has replaced my old Nokia n73, its been a big improvement in almost everything.

    Needless to say the most important thing is my laptop. I am going to try and wait for the new Mac Pro 2013.
  13. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008
    MacBook: ripping DVDs and downloading torrents

    Ipad mini: everything else
  14. Arianasieghart macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2013
    MacBook Pro: I really only use it for homework, sometimes Internet browsing if I have time to kill.

    iPad mini: web browsing, apps, homework storage, games, Netflix

    iPhone 5: calls, texts, email, music, some fitness/calorie counter apps, and twitter.

    iPod touch 4th gen: right now I only use it as a baby monitor using an app & another one of my iOS devices.

    iPad 1st gen: gave it to my 2 year old when I got the mini. He has a ton of toddler apps and movies on it. Keeps him entertained while I get homework done.

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