How has the iPad changed your life?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by miamijim, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. miamijim macrumors 6502

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    Now I know what your thinking, stupid guy how can 1 item change your life, but lets just think about it for a while.

    I now read all my books on the iPad.

    All the books you can possibly ever want can be read on there.

    It does not matter what format you find them in .txt .lit pdf anything, just use Calibre to convert then to ePub format.

    Stick the ePub file into Dropbox then open it on the ipad via Goodreader and send it direct to iBooks or my app of choice Stanza.

    I have over 100 books on my iPad at the moment and they take up such a tiny % of its memory it is barely even noticable (less then 1 albums space on the iPod section).

    I also now have around 3000 books in ePub format waiting on my computer to transfer as and when I want them.

    I have given all of my old books to charity bar a few Hardback editions I am loathe to part with. My house is cleaner and easier to move around, I have also digitized my entire muisc collection, the physical media having been desleeved and zip bagged and moved to my attic.

    This move from physical media to digital has given me a lovely minimalistic apartment, now all I need are some air play speakers for each room (discreet of course) and my home life will be complete.

    Well until all I have is a white sofa on a nice white washed wooden floor that is.... (but until my son grows that is not gonna happen. :)

    I can now lie in bed at night watching my fave shows via plex on a decent size screen streamed straight from my hard drives.

    I can sit in cafes reading all my news from 1 digital platform without straining my eyes.

    I do not have to take my MBP everywhere I go.

    I can take notes in meetings and create word docs on the fly as well as keynote speeches (yes i could do this with my MBP but the iPad is so much easier just to whip out and use)

    OK so it may not have spiritually changed my life, I haven't found jesus or anything although there may be an app for that soon but it has made certain things so much easier to do.
     
  2. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    It has certainly made accessing the internet, checking email and Facebook much more convenient. And it's nice to be able to pull over to the side of the road and pop open Google Maps when I'm lost.

    I don't think I'd consider any of that life-changing. But then again, look at how we live today compared with 5, 10, 15 years ago. Things have certainly changed.

    It does mean that I tend to prepare myself less sometimes. For example, if someone sends me a message on Facebook with the address of the house I'm going to, I would previously have taken time at home to copy down the address, check it out on Google, maybe print up the directions. Now I don't even bother to do any of that, I just pop open Facebook while I'm in the car to figure out where I'm going. Saves paper, maybe, but one day I'm sure I'll find myself stuck because the battery died or there was no 3G service and I didn't bother to prepare beforehand.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    changed my life?

    Not in any sort of radical way. Its improved my work flow in the office, made reading easier thanks to iBooks. Its made surfing and emailing a lot easier when I'm home in the living room. I'm not tied to the desk.

    I guess its a tool for me that's helped the little things
     
  4. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    It made me realize how much I need flash and file system access. Needless to say life got a whole lot better since I switched to android.

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  5. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Isn't there a confession app for the iPhone that was recently approved by the Catholic Church? I saw it on the news a couple of weeks ago. I think you text your sins to Steve and he forgives you. :D All joking aside the app is real.
     
  6. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now thats a thought Steve should be the next pope. Pope Jobs the 1st :)
     
  7. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a

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    the ipad made me realize how much i hate a file system on a mobile device and that flash is just unnecessary.
     
  8. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    The iPad has made me realize how boring and mentally unbalanced a lot of self-proclaimed "power users" are.

    I'm a very happy iPad owner. It does things that I've been waiting my entire life for computers to do.

    I'm glad to see other companies entering the tablet marketspace (competition is good for everyone) - but I remain skeptical of how succesful many of these new products will be. However I simply couldn't imagine going to a forum for Android fans, or Xoom or Galaxy users and posting trollish rants about them or their owners. Such behavior is indicative of serious self-esteem issues.
     
  9. sishaw macrumors 65816

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    How iPad has changed my life

    Well, now I carry around this glossy rectangular thingy all the time, whereas before I didn't.
     
  10. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you enjoy emailing stuff to yourself to transfer documents and not have access to FREE flash content. Have fun in your walled garden.


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  11. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn`t go as far as to say "life changing" but it`s certainly a very handy thing to have lying around.
    I`d already gone mostly digital anyway so it`s not been that big a deal.
    I love reading both on the iPad and the Macbook but there`s still something special about real books, not least you can safely read them in the bath :D
     
  12. miamijim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I really am a positive thinker.

    If I was not a positive thinker I might have topped myself years ago, I do however always try to look on the bright side of things. After all life could be a hell of a lot worse than I think us lot here on MR experience on a day to day basis.

    Hell we could be posting on HP rumors site about upcoming patches for windows software, or posting pictures of our Dell.

    Urrgghh the mind shivers at the thought of such a place. :)
     
  13. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using flash more and more lately. Now on the iPad, I copy a link and paste it into the stupidest web browser ever, known as SkyFire where it take 2 minutes to get to the video I want to watch -- well that's starting to suck.

    Honestly, I think if the rest of you didn't have an iPad, you'd all be clamoring for flash but because you own an iPad "it's no big deal". Lol.

    I rather have an iPad than not have one. But after 10 months of use, I realize I'd rather own another tablet than the iPad. The Xoom. It's more advanced. If it's even half of what I'm hoping for, it's a winner.
     
  14. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    HaHa yes, Dellrumors :D
    To the poster above: The lack of flash has only been a problem (for me) maybe 4 or 5 times in 6 months.
     
  15. danielveeee macrumors regular

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    The iPad is great for college classes in which professors post PDFs of lectures.
    It's like a digital notebook to quickly flip through notes and PowerPoints
     
  16. pundit macrumors regular

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    I get up before dawn and go to the shrine of the ipad and do my morning prayers to the almighty device, then I play some plants vs zombies.

    During the rest of the four worships of the day I pray at the shrine or if I'm out I stand the ipad in the holy ipad case and worship right there and then.

    In the evening I sometimes surf the web while watching some tv... or maybe while eating dinner, taking care not to get the ipad dirty (praise be apon it)
     
  17. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a

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    May sound stupid but i use my ipad almost only for web browsing and some games (fruit ninja etc.) and movies. a file system would be awful for those purposes. i have had many nokia phones in the past and they had a file system and i have to say it was pretty nice. on the ipad or iphone it just doesn't seem to work. of course this is my opinion and i respect your opinion but can't set myself into you position because the ipad works just perfectly for me. if i'm not mistaking you own an android device and are happy with it. So we can both agree that android is not a good operation for someone like me and IOS is perhaps not so good for someone like you.
    it doesn't matter whether one is using android or ios the most important thing is the satisfaction one gets out of his or her device.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I have a droid x which like all android based phones has a file system. I can easily say that I've not needed to leverage the file system one bit. The iPad and the iPhone work fine without it. I don't miss it and unless there's specific apps that require file systems, so far I've not had any burning desire for such
     
  19. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Think good thoughts. Better is better if you let it be. ;)
     
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  21. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    My wife hates me. She thinks I spend too much time on the maxipad.
     
  22. windSurfer21 macrumors newbie

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    I thought these jokes stopped being funny when we turned 7.
     
  23. Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

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    This. Reading Outside magazine in a hot bath is one of life's little luxuries for me.

    This thought amused me greatly. Thank you.
     
  24. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't say the iPad has changed my life. I like using it for somethings, but personally prefer using my computer if I can.
     
  25. Stirolak123, Feb 18, 2011
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    If you have a small apartment you dont even need a tv. Just use the ipad and buy a $10 subscription for filmontv.com and combine that with netflix and HULU (for shows) the CNN app, the nbc and abc apps, npr app and go to veetle.com for movie watching and some tv watching as well and combined with itunes your set.

    Also you can save a lot ofmmoney from adobe and microjunk overpriced software crap and dont need photoshop because you can already use layers, combine images, cut and paste, copy image sections, use filters, etc. on theiPad with a $3 dollar app called art studio. It even has the magic wand tool and is actually more intuative and easier tonuse than the real photoshop. You can crop on multiple sections and even use layer masks.
     

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