Should hate iPad 2 or love it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yamatchy, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. yamatchy macrumors newbie


    Dec 8, 2011
    I just bought an ipad 2 and I am not really sure I am a fan or not. Maybe it comes from many years using dos in the 80's and now using one of the 5-6 laptops spread throughout my home.

    I like to fast boot up, the features, but man... everything needs a app. Maybe I just haven't chose the right apps. My Dh loves casino games so last night I got one and it was puree crap. Right now I am not looking at any apps that I must pay for because I am not sure I will keep it. I would appreciate any suggestions for apps or love to hear your comments. thanks. Please make me love this thing as I am sure the family will want to keep it. :confused:
  2. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    First of all, I don't think the iPad is very good for sharing. Things get personal quickly, and there is no way to switch users.

    I don't play on the iPad, so I cannot say for sure what would be good for you there. Hulu Plus, Pandora,, Netflix, Audible, Crackle, etc. are nice.

    For productivity, there is a lot, but again, I don't know what you are doing with it.

    I would say the first things everyone ought to put on there, regardless of what they do, are: Evernote, Dropbox, and iBooks.
  3. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2007
    New England
    If you have to ask total strangers to convince you that your purchase of an Ipad 2 was right for you or justify why you should keep it & what apps to buy I'd say the first thing is to return it and give the money to charity.
  4. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Try FlipBoard and AppStart. If the first doesn't impress you and the second doesn't give you any other ideas, then return the iPad, it's probably not for you.

    If you keep it, get AppShopper - you can make a wish list and it will tell you when those apps go in sale, or you can search for apps that have recently gone on sale or are free.
  5. polbit macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2002
    South Carolina
    Ok, I have to ask, what did you buy it for? Was it just an impulse purchase because you heard everyone else has one?

    How can we give you recommendations for anything if we don't know what you want it for. Do you want to watch movies? Read books? Get news? Did you get it to use on the couch? On the go?
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Like any computer, of course you need Apps to make it useful. If you're limiting yourself to free apps only, you're only experiencing the dregs of the App Store.

    Suck it up and spend a buck or two. The best Apps aren't free.
  7. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011

    Dropbox, Evernote, iBooks, HuluPlus, FlipBoard, Kindle, etc., etc. Some of the best apps are free. But, the list isn't endless.
  8. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    The iPad is only as good as you make it. That being said, you really need to put some time in at the onset in order to make it your own. The hardest part for me at the beginning was navigating the multitude of app options. A good place to start would be Check out the "Top 200" section and sort it with the conditions of "iOS", iPad", "All Categories", "Free", and sort by "Rating". This will instantly give you a list of the top-rated free apps. Try out those that interest you. If you don't like an app, just delete it. No harm done. Pretty soon, you'll find your iPad populated with apps that you use on a daily basis.
  9. yamatchy thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 8, 2011
    I take the iPad 2 for emails and other things to work,for most of time I'm flying on airplane,have come back from T-200 section and the app is enough for me and take with me the ipad 2 always instead the previous IBM T410, much convenient, thanks for your suggestion anyway....
  10. greythorne macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2008
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    I bought the iPad 2 in the hope of replacing my main computer which is a mid 2010 MacBook pro 13inch only to find out some limitations in my day to day usage. On my part I never do a thorough research on the iPad.
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I used DOS for many years in the 80's and laptops in my home and love my iPad 2. You just don't care for it.

    We can't make you love it. You don't need our suggestions. You might as well ask us to make you like a color, particular food, specific song, etc. If you don't like it you don't like it.
  12. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    What does this even mean? LOTS of people were required to use DOS in the 80's at work or in school. Unless you were cryogenically frozen for a couple of decades, I'm guessing you've been exposed to some more modern operating systems since "the 80's." Even then, how could that possibly relate to using an iPad?
  13. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    You really need to make up your own mind about this, asking others whether you should love, or hate something.....
  14. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    "Can someone please tell me what to think, lol having an opinion is hard" - OP
  15. NateJamesMeyers macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Isn't that why most of us bought it? :confused:

    If I wanted something that could get the job done well I would have bought a kindle fire or a blackberry playbook. I got the iPad because people think i'm cool and I get to show it off a lot.
  16. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    You seem to come from my generation (I'm 28) where we grew up with tasks that required effort to run on a computer and specs/features were king, the more the better. Now we are in a society where everyone just wants their device to work they don't care about bells and whistles. Apple has made a killing on keeping devices simple rather than adding every known feature to man.

    I also agree with you about the apps, A LOT of them really SUCK and look like they were done by 10 year-olds. I recommend finding a 3rd party store that reviews the apps at the apple store because its really hard to just blindly go to the store and find good apps, even because a app is the best selling doesn't mean its good for you.

    Apple customer reviews are ridiculous there are a couple of times where I've ran into apps that have gotten poor/good reviews and found it to be just the opposite. Then you got the people that boost their own ratings and then the apps that shove it in your face to give the program a 5 star rating every time you run it (something that should be downright banned, if someone wants to review an app they'll do it on their own not because the programmer wants fame). So yeah the customer reviews should, for the most part, be ignored.

    Take some time to browse the app store see if you can find anything that suites your needs or interests, if you can't then the device is simply not for you.
  17. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    The thing about the iPad is... You won't know what you think about it till you own it for a week. After that week, you'll either think it's awesome, or you'll come to a point where you realize you don't use it that much and it isn't worth the $500+ for you.

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