Poll: iPad landscape mode

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kirchnrd, Apr 18, 2010.

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How often do you use the pad in landscape mode?

  1. 0 - 20%

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  2. 21 - 40%

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. 41 - 60%

    24 vote(s)
    20.9%
  4. 61 - 80%

    34 vote(s)
    29.6%
  5. 81 - 100%

    47 vote(s)
    40.9%
  1. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

    kirchnrd

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    #1
    I find I almost always use the iPad in landscape mode. Thought I would toss up a poll to give some app developers a hint on how it is used.
     
  2. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I don't like portrait. I only use it if I have to, so otherwise Landscape all the way.
     
  3. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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  4. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I like Portrait for surfing (less scrolling for long pages), but Landscape for pretty much everything else.
     
  5. BobRichards macrumors regular

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    #6
    I would say I'm half portrait half landscape.
     
  6. fjfjfjfj macrumors regular

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    #7
    I always pictured using it in portrait before I got it, but I hardly ever use it in portrait. When I hand it to other people to try and they naturally have it in portrait mode first, I feel like I forgot it even had a portrait mode. In my opinion, everything just looks better in landscape mode.
     
  7. laokai macrumors member

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    #8
    90% or more in landscape, with home button on the left. I only use it in portrait for reading PDFs...or comics. ;)
     
  8. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    #9
    Landscape most of the time for me unless an app doesn't support it or I'm in a position where it's not as easy to hold.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Honestly depends on what I'm doing.
    Reading a PDF, book or a web page - portrait.
    Typing email or posting on this forum - landscape.
    I tend to rotate the iPad to whichever way the document or video I'm viewing fits best.
    Portait is probably >50% of how I view things, though.
     
  10. SonGoku v2.5 macrumors member

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    #11
    Same with me, every time...including right now.;)
     
  11. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    #12
    PDFs are another good example of where portatrit is ideal.
     
  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    #13
    80/20.

    The only time I use portrait is when I am reading a PDF, iBooks, I'm in a position where I'm holding the iPad rather then sitting it on my lap, table, etc..

    If I didn't have the Apple case I'd probably use it in portrait more.
     
  13. jclardy macrumors 68040

    jclardy

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    I'd say about 50/50. For web browsing or reading I usually use portrait as I find it easier to hold with one hand. When I am typing or have it on my lap or a table usually landscape since I have the apple case. Portrait gives more content on the screen while browsing the web, as most websites take up more vertical space than they do horizontal.
     
  14. FlashHead macrumors regular

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    #15
    70/30
    I prefer landscape but it's much better to hold with one hand when it is in portrait mode.
     
  15. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    I prefer browsing in landscape, but reading in portrait.
     
  16. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

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    #17
    good Poll.

    I am almost always landscape.

    I do love the novelty of going portrait sometimes.

    portrait for thumb typing, landscape for touch typing.

    in general, I am glad that mobile phones and now the iPad have brought back design for portrait situations...for years little but horizontal for screen design.


    edit: 4x3 screen ratio is perfect for a device used in portrait and landscape modes, 16x10 or 16x9 is way too skinny in portrait position...all the other tablets with their 16x9/10 look odd, and are poor for portrait...
     
  17. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

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  18. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    #19
    Surfing web/ Reading books = Portrait mode.

    Watching movies/Videos = Landscape mode.
     
  19. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    61-80%

    This reply was posted in landscape mode.
     
  20. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    With the Internet... almost always.

    With books - iBooks and Kindle... never - only portrait.

    Some games require it.

    So overall, I would say 50/50
     
  21. Shymcfly macrumors member

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    #22
    Landscape 100% it's actually annoying to me when I encounter an instance when I have to switch to portrait (iPhone apps) having rather large hands I don't have a problem holding it in portrait mode and typing with my thumbs at about the same rate as if it were in my lap using standard type positioning
     

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