All iPads What is your primary use?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AdamNC, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. AdamNC macrumors member


    Feb 3, 2018
    Leland NC
    What is your primary use of your iPad? Most used Apps? Mine is weather tracking. My number one app is RadarScope with the tier 2 subscription. But I have pretty much every weather app, and about 60 NWS pages bookmarked in Safari.
  2. rikmac macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2010
    I also check weather but mostly used for searching internet, mail and a few games
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
    To make my 10-hour graveyard shifts (which have 90% down time with nothing going on) go by easier. Staring at the tiny 4.7-inch screen on my iPhone 6s all night is getting a bit old :p
    1) Safari
    2) YouTube
    3) Netflix
    4) Kindle
    5) Audible
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    1. Safari
    2. Marvin 3/Marvin sxs (ePub reader)
    3. ComicGlass
    4. comiXology/comiXology-powered apps
    5. Marvel Unlimited
  5. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    1. Flying my DJI Drone, Amazing Quality On IPad Pro 9.7”
    2. Learning/Reading/Audiobooks
    3. Watching Video Youtube/Netflix
    4. Showing photos and Funny videos to friends.
    5. Internet web browsing
    6. Kitchen cookbook easy to follow a recipe
    7. Paired to a Sony XB30 and a Sony XB40 Bluetooth Speaker with Siri it’s better than a Home Pod
    8. Productivity writing scripts, scanning documents Scanable, Noteablity, OneNote, Word etc Scanning documents is amazing and Microsoft Office is fully Free and useable on devices 10” or less so it’s great.
    9. Email, communications, Texting, FaceTime, my iPad Pro is an LTE Version
    10. Online shopping
  6. AutisticGuy macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2018
    1: Reading: Kindle, Overdrive, Textbooks for College
    2: Essential Anatomy for school study
    3: Microsoft Office for college/productivity
    4: Netflix, Hulu (although they suck so I quit), YouTube, Amazon Prime Video
    5. Hearthstone (which can be really addictive)
    6: Communication: iMessage, Skype, Mail
    7: Shopping: Realtor, App Store, various hotel apps,
    8: Music: Apple Music
    9. Forums: MacRumors (surprise!), Reddit: Autism/Aspergers, Microsoft Surface, Apple, News
    10. Social: Facebook, Twitter, Pininterest, LinkedIn
    11. Notes: One Note, Notability
    12: Database of information: Contacts, Excel
    13: Planning travel: Maps, Google Earth
    14. Studying: Creating flashcards, reading and placing notes in digital textbooks
    15. Online dating (Ok, so I'm a bit of a cliche)

    I pretty much use my iPad Pro for everything. I really don't run into issues where the iPad can't do what I need it to do. I guess I'm not a "power user", but I'm very picky about my computing devices and the iPad is the best one I've had.
  7. lugworm macrumors 6502


    Apr 4, 2011
    Photo editing

    On an ipad air which is starting to show its age. Refurbished 9.7 pro or 10.5 pro will be purchased later this year.
  8. sparksd macrumors 68020

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Reading - Kindle, primarily.
    Browsing - Chrome
    Email - AltaMail
    Watch video - Infuse (ripped DVDs on offline storage), Amazon Prime
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  10. appleofmyibook macrumors regular


    May 31, 2016
    Mine is my primary machine. I am actually obsessed with my 12.9.

    In the morning, I read all my news and consume as much media as possible. I take it to work along with my laptop, but mostly use it in meetings and then when I’m out seeing clients. It’s so good when you’re out and you need to catch up with work and answer emails. Then at home, again it’s about media consumption.

    The only times I use my laptop are for Excel and Keynote. I feel like it’s the only place where the iPad lacks.
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    Browsing the web
    Watching videos/TV shows
    Social media
  12. Alaxlmartin macrumors regular


    Feb 20, 2018
  13. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    2. Reading (comics and -ugh- PDFs for school)
    3. Surfing
    4. Watching movies
  14. Fthree macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2014
    great post! what size do you have?
  15. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    As of March, 2018:

    Photo editing - using the Apple Pencil a lot
    Clients from Hell
    Not Always Right
  16. Chambers McMac macrumors member

    Chambers McMac

    Sep 30, 2015
    Springdale Vermont
  17. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2017
    Same. I use the 12.9 for everything I would use a laptop for (I work on my ipad full time), plus pretty much everything you would use an ipad for (games, consumption). I use my Air 2 for almost all of the same things— the downside of smaller screen and no ASK, but the up side of being compact and light and easy to throw in my purse.
  18. subjonas, Mar 11, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018

    subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    12.9 iPP:
    - Drawing/note-taking
    - Extended display for laptop

    iPad mini:
    - Ebooks

    These are my ipads’ specific one or two key functions. I use them for much more, but the rest are more or less bonus functions, because while the iPads can do them well, I can also do them well on my phone or laptop. These key functions can only be done well on my iPads.
  19. AutisticGuy macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2018
    I have the 2nd generation 12.9 inch.
  20. wyntormoon macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2018
    The Ether
    1. Reading
    2. Pinterest
    3. Netflix
    4. Writing
    5. Facebook
    6. Music
    7. Google
    8. Almost to the point of using this more than my MacBook
    9. Coloring apps
    10. Any cool dark apps, like Alto, Year Walk, etc.
  21. Crow_Servo macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2018
    - Web browsing
    - Facebook
    - Games (loving Alto’s Adventure on iPad and Apple TV, but not on iPhone)
    - Occasional videos (Netflix, iTunes, etc)
    - Not too much else (maybe FaceTime?)
  22. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    My iPad Pro has completely replaced my personal laptop although I still have a PC for gaming and when I need a "real computer". The most common things I do with it are reading the news and handling email. That's stuff I do on a daily basis, both in the morning and at night. I also frequently use it to manage my home server (via Prompt 2). It's also used for all the typical internet things, like web browsing, youtube, netflix, etc.

    I use it all the time. Having the Smart Keyboard, or any keyboard really, makes it much more useful for me.
  23. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    First gen iPad Pro 9.7"

    1. Reading Reddit in Apollo (switch to macOS if I'm going to post something)
    2. Watching videos (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu)
    3. Reading web forums with Tapatalk (using macOS to post this)
    4. Some Safari web browsing
    5. Kindle Reader (although I prefer my e-Ink devices for reading books)
    6. Shop manuals (Evernote) when I'm working on my car in the garage.

    60% of the time in bed, 40% of the time on my sofa while "watching" TV I'm not paying attention to. The iPad rarely leaves my house.

    Roughly 0% of my work (software development) can be performed on an iPad, so it's strictly an entertainment device.
  24. Brammy macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ulysses, OneNote, Word, Procreate, Airmail, Outlook, Affinity Photo, Instapaper, iBooks for PDFs and technical manuals.

    I have a Paperwhite I do most of reading on.
  25. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    Same here. And I’d guess our uses are the same as the majority, which is why iPads can totally replace “laptops” for most people

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