What do you use your iPad for?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MikeM87, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. MikeM87 macrumors 6502

    MikeM87

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    Just wondering what you guys use yours for. I love mine for browsing the net and TV shows.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Surfing the net
    Directions using google maps
    Texting
    Youtubing
    Movies
    Abc tv
    Facebook/Twitter
    Taking notes
    Sports scores
    Games
     
  3. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

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    I got mine yesterday so I'm not sure yet. Right now just playing with web browsing and email. I installed Dropbox, Remote for my Apple TV, and all the apps that I had installed on my iPod Touch. The apps for the touch are low rez so they're obviously not looking very sharp when in the X2 mode . Looking to replace them with iPad specific apps...
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    pretty much everything except work related stuff
     
  5. dlep30 macrumors newbie

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    Internet
    Twitter
    Netflix
    ABC video player
    Take attendance and keep track of lessons with a numbers document (I am a teacher.)
    Angry birds HD and other games
    Use the remote app to control my AppleTV
    Email
    Calendar
    Ebook reader -- both kindle and iBook app
    Light word processing with pages
    YouTube
    Use 2Screen app to hook up iPad to projector and then project safari onto screen.
    Keynote presentations -- simple, basic ones.
    This is just a few of the things I use the iPad for. It has replaced my Macbook for about 90% of the things I do. The only things I use the MacBook for are iMovie and GarageBand and more in depth keynote presentations.
     
  6. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    A couple of weeks ago, I was using it for navigation on a sailboat in Turkey. :) Our boat also had marine GPS/Chart plotter on board, but the iPad with the Navionics app was just as accurate and far easier to use. I just kept it in a zip-lock bag to protect it from a splash.

    I was also running MiWi (requires jail break), so my ipad served as a WiFi hotspot providing an internet connection for the other crew members with smart-phones and laptops. (I was the only one with a local 3G plan.)

    I also ran a spreadsheet to handle the accounting for the cruise. Of course, I was also using it for email, movies, browsing, etc. Oh, and Photos - I used the CCK to load the pictures we were taking along the way, so we could view them on a nice screen.

    On dry land, the MotionX GPS Drive HD app is also great for navigating the roads.

    It is indeed a magical device. :)
     
  7. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    Internet, email, photos, maps, weather, calculator ... for now.
     
  8. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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  9. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    All the usual things like web browsing, e-mail, casual gaming etc. Then I also use it as my organizer for college and use evernote to write up notes in class. It's pretty much the only gadget I use now as its replaced my mobile needs that i had with my iPhone and got me away from sitting at my iMac for everything other than GarageBand and Xcode.
     
  10. fw221 macrumors member

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    Keeping my 3 year old entertained so I can take a shower without him destroying something. :eek:
     
  11. Abspara macrumors newbie

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  12. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Once I get mine, reading PDFs. MIT loooooves PDFs.
     
  13. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    Steve jobs would be upset.
     
  14. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Casual Surfing when I wake up in the morning
    E-mail when I leave my MBP at home
    Checking the Weather
    Reading news on USA Today
     
  15. amazonpam macrumors member

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    Reading the morning news
    Checking e-mail
    web surfing
    e-books
    games
     
  16. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    I think i use mine more at work than at home.

    basically just use the internet at home. keep track of stuff.

    rdp, goodreader, simplenote at work, overwhelmingly
     
  17. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    Surfing the internetz
    Taking notes in lectures
    Alarm clock
    Reading books
    And I bring it with me, instead of taking the MacBook everywhere. Like I used to. :rolleyes:
     
  18. R94N macrumors 68020

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    If I had one I think I'd use it to read the news, listen to podcasts, and probably basic web browsing. It'd probably be much more comfortable to use in bed than my MacBook :D
     
  19. Diane B macrumors member

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    Everything I use my desktop and laptop for except Photoshop and Lightroom processing of RAW photo files and when I use Excel for our books. That includes reading multiple newspapers, news sites, forums (Safari), movies, Youtube, reading books and magazines, uploading photos and videos (create/edit videos with Reel director), word processing, move things from computer to Ipad and vice versa with Dropbox, games, music (Pandora or Rhapsody-I keep my music library on my Touch)---and on and on. I have found very few reasons to boot desktop or laptop and I carry the Ipad almost all the time. I didn't realize I would use it for 99% of my computer use---and actually use it for more than I use my computer. I never watched movies or read books on it, for instance.

    Diane
     
  20. nickali macrumors newbie

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    My iPad is to me what my teenage daughter's cell phone is to her!
    I use the iPad far more and for more things then I use the computer, even before I had the iPad. Never used the computer for reading books/magazines, personal organizing, grocery/todo lists, playing games, twitter. :D
     
  21. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    email,web,trading,books,games,movies,etc.. very versatile. I really so no reason to get a laptop. The iPad does everything I need that required a bulky laptop.
     
  22. THiPad macrumors member

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    Email
    Reading
    Study
    Games
    Movies
    Music
    OVERALL MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION, not business.
     
  23. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    Posting replies to Mac Rumors :D

    I use mine for work mostly -- taking notes, storing and reviewing reference materials, showing mockups and prototypes to clients, etc.

    I'm a wiki-holic, and use the iPad to update work and personal wikis. I use a personal wiki as a kind of GTD organizer for my various projects and to-dos. With the iPad I can basically add to or update any of the wikis where ever I'm at.

    I use Numbers a lot, for invoicing, project timelines, expense tracking. I use Goodreader a lot for accessing various PDF and website archives. I use Pages now and then for contracts, and letters.

    I also do most everything I did on my MacBook as far as music, video, web browsing, etc.

    My iMac is still used for software and web developement. But I generally have the iPad open next to it, checking mockups, and updating wiki project entries as I go.

    The iPad has really become a big part of my productivity tool kit.
     

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