What do YOU use your iPad for?

DrJames

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What do YOU personally use your iPad for?

Which generation do you have?

Do you plan to purchase the third generation?
 

deeddawg

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I use it to keep my kitchen table from wobbling. Works pretty good jammed under the short leg.
 

skubish

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I use mine as a driver for disc golf. That thing really flies!
 

JagsFan829

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Awesome, I was about to start a topic just like this. I'm going to be purchasing my first iPad, the iPad 2, when it goes on sale. I'm also curious as to what all of you use it for on a day-to-day basis!
 

Lukeyy19

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I have the iPad 1, but i will be getting the 3 on launch day.

I use if for many things.

  • Web Browsing
  • Youtube
  • Netflix
  • Gaming
  • Music
  • Drawing
  • Facetime (when i get the 3)
  • Magazines

to name but a few.
 

Jason S.

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What do YOU personally use your iPad for?
I use my iPad for web browsing, email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. I also enjoy reading news and other articles on it, and I have a few iBooks. I take notes on it for some of my college classes.

Which generation do you have?
I had an iPad, but I recently sold it...

Do you plan to purchase the third generation?
... because I plan on purchasing the next iPad.
 

SteveAbootman

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iPad 1 - I am upgrading. Top 5 things I use my iPad for:

Websites
Facebook/Twitter
E-Mail
Reading
Business/Productivity Apps.
 

iSingandiDance

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I'm in the interim between owning an iPad 2 and hopefully an iPad 3.

When I had my iPad I used it mainly for web browsing and music and video streaming. I tried to get into the games, but those just got boring real quick.
 

Fernandez21

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For work, I use it to sign contracts, make invoices for my customers, charge credit cards from customers, send faxes while on the road, and show customers brochures of our products. At home I use it for games, Netflix, Hulu, books, and magazines. The only thing I dont use it for is web browsing, I use my playbook or MacBook air for that, and music/podcasts, I use my iPhone for that.
 

vincenz

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For work, I use it to sign contracts, make invoices for my customers, charge credit cards from customers, send faxes while on the road, and show customers brochures of our products. At home I use it for games, Netflix, Hulu, books, and magazines. The only thing I dont use it for is web browsing, I use my playbook or MacBook air for that, and music/podcasts, I use my iPhone for that.
For browsing and music, why do you need the playbook and air? And the iPhone for that matter.
 

APlotdevice

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I use it for 99% of my web browsing, as well as to check my email, play games, read books and comics, and sketch out ideas.

I have a first generation iPad. 32GB WiFi-only to be specific.

I do plan on purchasing a third gen iPad.
 

yosnowman

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I used my ipad 2 for web browsing, gaming, netflix, music, and as a media player/torrent machine (with ifile, vlc and itransmission). I miss it terribly right now impatiently waiting for the ipad 3. :(
 

thelookingglass

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Let's see here ...

web browsing
email from personal and business accounts
archive/access all of my most critical personal and business files (via Evernote and Dropbox)
Skype
sketchpad to jot down ideas
social media
streaming online and iTunes videos
track personal finances
GPS navigation
RSS reader
Kindle books
Pages/Numbers
photo albums (all of my photos are on the iPad)
manage my online business
games

Jack of all trades. Wouldn't want to go without it. Tried that once and quickly regretted it.
 

Fernandez21

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For browsing and music, why do you need the playbook and air? And the iPhone for that matter.
For browsing, if I'm on the couch or bed, the smaller and lighter form factor of the playbook is more comfortable. It's also flash compatible, so everything works on it, I can watch big bang theory, how I met your mother, and the Simpsons through the browser. If I need more extensive browsing, like for research or configuring the business website, I use the air for obviouse reasons.

As for music and podcasts, I have my entire music collection on my iphone and it's just much easier to pull it out of my pocket and start playing than to use the iPad.

Oh, also for the op, I do plan on getting an iPad 3, for the things I use it for, the retina display will make it work mush better.
 

pommie82

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i have ipad 1st gen 64gb wifi

i use mine for

Reading
Browsering the web
Games
Facebook
Twitter
Watching films & Tv Series
Zygna Poker
Checking Emails

Iam going to buy iPad 3 64gb (wifi) when it on pre order i won't be buying a 3g model because there not point when i can just tether with my iPhone when i need too i have a good plan on my iPhone at the moment £15 a month un capped tethering so a 3g model would be pointless
 

quinn222

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I use mine for everything. It comes to work with me and I use it to take notes in meetings, I remotely access my work computers on it, I use Pages and Numbers to work on docs and spreadsheets etc. I use it for task management and do some light designing and doodling.

At home I use it to surf the web, read email, shop, bank, watch TV and movies, read books and magazines and keep up with the news. I use it for social networking (twitter, facebook, tumblr etc.), I use it to store recipes and cook from them (Paprika app is fantastic for this!), keep up with sports (including my fantasy football league), I play around with images and drawing, and play games. It's also my alarm clock.

On the road - I use it for GPS, I check travel arrangements, weather, road conditions, make reservations and, as mentioned above, if need be I can remotely connect to my work computers and do whatever I need to on them.

I also discovered on a recent weekend visit to friends with small children that it's great at keeping them occupied.

Oh and my cat has his own folder of apps that he likes to play with.