iPad What do you mainly use your iPad for?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mattfab, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. mattfab macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Do you mainly use it for just web browsing and videos, games, or work or school?
  2. SnowLeopard OSX, Dec 18, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012

    SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Mainly entertainment. Keep updated on news, web browsing, playing lightweight, fun indie games (not large heavy games), photo taking, video taking, e-reading, never used it for work, I do use it for school (access pdfs, powerpoints, school notes), etc.

    I also watch a ton of movies on my iPad, as well as videos on YouTube. The iPad has become my main device for Skype and FaceTime because of how much more portable it is compared to my 17'' laptop.

    Mostly I'll use it at school and on my daily commutes to school (to and from) on the train which is about an hour each on average. I'll also use it on the couch downstairs, and in bed. It's also a great device for when I want to show someone something that I found on the internet (parents, brothers, friends, etc.) because there are so many cords plugged into my laptop: speakers, wireless mouse, headphone jack, charger -- it's a hassle to unplug all of those and carry around a 17'' laptop every time I want to show something to someone, or work somewhere else other than my room.

    The iPad has never been used for heavy computing tasks (like typing long school papers) -- even though I could use the wireless keyboard for it, the apps on my laptop are much more work/heavy computing-friendly.
  3. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Remote desktop to Windows for work. Web surfing on car rides (I'm not the driver).
  4. iPagan macrumors regular

    May 31, 2010
    Modem for my MBP.

    I have a 1st Gen iPad, 3G, 16GB, jailbroken and running MyWi 5.5.

    Have ATT's grandfathered unlimited data plan.
  5. Orange Crane macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Inspiration scrapbook and idea keeper. It's also pretty good for navigating the ikea warehouse area.
  6. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Serving Pizza or drinks or as a fanny warmer at NY Giants games.
  7. smooth macrumors 6502


    Nov 12, 2007
    I use mine mainly for reading and it serves as my digital photo album. I do use it as a planner as well and use iCal, Notes and Reminders pretty frequently.
  8. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Fun.... Web browsing, News, Blogs, et al.

    That's it, nice and simple.

    For computing, my MBP does it just fine :)
  9. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    I use it for personal use like browsing, watching movies/TV shows.

    I'd like to try and make my iPad the best it can be as a laptop replacement. So, I'd like to use it for work and edit documents and power points without a hassle.
  10. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    As much as it could as a laptop replacement but i still use for laptop for downloading movie and some other tasks.

    My Ipad is mainly for browsing, it is very fast. Gaming on certain level but i dont read books or magazine as much before i still prefer the feel and weight of the actual magazine.

    Actually i dont really know whether i get enough use of my device. :mad:
  11. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Mostly games, MacRumors, Netflix, and the Air Video app for use with the AppleTV to stream content from my computer.
  12. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Primarily for work - reading and marking up documents, note taking and writing.
  13. Highboy90 macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Web browsing while watching TV or when the PC is being used by others.
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Reading is my primary purpose but I also do email, and surfing. At night when I'm home, my kids seem to take it over and play their games on it.
  15. apple-ette macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Light games (crosswords, Sudoku, etc), web surfing (esp. while watching TV), photo viewer occasionally.
  16. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    Web browsing, YouTube, mail, light gaming, viewing photos, drawing
  17. lovetamarav macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2011
    Light web surfing (news, blogs, forums), games, youtube, etc. Just for fun.
  18. = bluntman = macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Everyone at work carries a black notebook to keep notes during meetings - I use my iPad (and ultrathin keyboard cover) instead.

    It also affords me the ability to play a quick game of solitaire during the more boring parts of those meetings. :D
  19. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Everything I used my computer for, except work.
  20. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern Cal
    Streaming/viewing photos/videos from my computer. Surfing web.
  21. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL

    I suppose I'm an equal opportunity user. I just tried editing in iMovie yesterday lol.

    But here is one reason that stands out, airplane use on the kneeboard (my own concoction):


  22. LightOnAHill macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    I use it at court to view my files and take short notes. if I have to take longer notes ill whip out the MacBook air
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Reading. E-books, web articles with RSS Reader+Instapaper, Zite and Flipboard. Some web surfing. Some games, music and videos. But really, mostly reading.
  24. TickleMeElmo macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2012
  25. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Light gaming, reading news (also FB and Tweets) and watching Netflix movies. :apple:

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