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Excellent resource for those of us considering this move. I’ve written a couple articles on my take on this… but I’ve yet to actually BUY and iPad. I hopefully will be getting an iPad 2 in a few weeks here in Canada (if you US folks don’t buy them all up!).
I added a link to this site in my article:
I think my main hesitations have been solved. One major app I use, Accordance, for Bible study and research (pretty much THE app for that on any platform), is now available for the iPad. I also am a musician, so I was concerned about being able to play live guitar or keyboard… and I think the new iPad 2 has proven that is no problem, and I’d guess that would also be the case for the original (but, now I feel doubly confident).
My other issues, are probably similar to yours. The lack of a normal file system is a pain, but workable. Apple needs to do some serious work on iWork, but again, it’s probably coming and can be worked around.
Thanks much, -Steve
Thanks for posting Steve (and for the link). And yes, it seems as if the iPad 2 has you pretty much covered. Btw I play guitar as well, and use the Amplitube apps which are a lot of fun. I also use the company’s physical guitar input tool – it works pretty well though I see that others are appearing on the market and I’ll likely check them out at some point!
Well, here’s hoping to a big fat MobileMe/iWork/file system overhaul!!
what recommended memory size would you suggest? I have the 16 gb and i am trying to use my iPad for every thing other than my picture and video editing. I just downloaded note shelf and it seems to enable me to do a lot for 5 bucks. I was wondering if you have a list of suggested apps?
Thanks for posting. I have to admit I don’t know the app you mentioned – I’ll check it out.
My short list of recommended apps include iWork, Dropbox, Netflix, your cable provider app if they have one, and Goodreader, which is basically a Swiss army knife for the iPad. It does…an insane amount of things!
As for size, I always recommend “as much as you can afford.”. It just makes life easier when it comes to managing media, whether music, photos, or video. I have the 64GB and would have paid more for 128 if it’d been available! Perhaps with the ipad3…
I came across your site when I was looking for others who might have made the iPad their main computing device. I made the jump back in April (http://www.hackedios.com/severing-the-computer-umbilical-cord/) and like you, just love the freedom and empowerment I feel with the switch. I feel a lot “lighter” if that makes sense :)
Although I haven’t read everything on your site yet, do you have a dedicated page or post that lists what your replacement apps were? I agree that at least 80% of what people do on computers can be done on an iPad, so I am interested in what apps you chose as replacements for your computer software.
I am going to subscribe to your site because I am interested in what your viewpoints are. If you haven’t checked my website out yet, it deals mostly with the security aspect of iOS devices. Check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think :)
Thanks for posting! I’ll definitely check out your site as well. Welcome to the world of iOS only computing :) Tough to go back..
For my part, I rely heavily on the 3 iWork apps, goodreadsr, vuescan, Dropbox, and the dropdav service, which is paid but brings WebDAV capability to Dropbox, which in turn allows “round tripping” of files in and out of Dropbox from directly within iWork apps. (I can explain this further if helpful). And mail and safari of course :) I prefer the default apps in general because Apple thus far ensures a better experience overall when using them. These apps together allow me to do just about everything I need to from an office/productivity standpoint.
In terms of blogging, I rely on the wordpress app and blogsy. Hope this helps!
Wow I see from your site that you’re big into security. I have to admit that I probably trust the ether a little too much… You may like using 1Password or one of the other iOS enabled password apps.
Anyway, another thing I forgot to mention is that I do retain a “household” iMac. It’s a legacy device to be sure, but for now it also serves a function that iOS + cloud services cannot as of yet, or at least not at a price I can stomach, that of file repository. I’m speaking here of tens of thousands of photos, 30,000 songs, terabytes of movies, etc. Obviously they don’t fit on my iPad, not even my 128GB Air :) and renting that much space on Dropbox or elsewhere would still be prohibitive so for better or worse that’s where that stuff lives for now.
EDIT: it looks like my other reply didn’t take. Hmm. Well, I rely on the iWork apps, vuescan, goodreader, Dropbox and the dropdav service which provides file round tripping (the ability to open and save documents in and out of Dropbox from directly within the iWork apps). My “file system” and it works great.
Thank you and yes I agree, tough to go back to “old fashioned computing”!
Thank you for sharing your app list. I have a 32GB 3rd generation WiFi only iPad that has a lot of apps loaded onto it so I am always curious to know what others are using if their iPad is their main computer. I would agree with you in that the majority of the built in apps are what I use too.
I tried the WordPress app once and it really sucked. Last night I found out it received a major overhaul so I am going to give it a try again. I found Blogsy as well and like it’s features and ease of use, but before I plop down $5 for an app, I will see how the WordPress app works out.
With that said, I just did an overhaul of the website with a new theme, better design and layout. Like you, I have an older white MacBook that I use for major overhauls like this because my iPad can’t do it. For regular blog entries though, I won’t use the MacBook. I also use the MacBook for my iTunes backups, which is of course, important. Lastly, the MacBook is autographed by Steve Wozniak and Guy Kawasaki so I will never get rid of it ;)
Yep, I am hardcore about information security in general and mobile devices fall right into that passion. I have become a little more loose with my ironfist ways of information security, but only with certain measures in place :) I actually use oneSafe for all of my stuff. That has to be the best app I ever purchased and it was one of the only paid apps I bought.
Anyway, thanks for your replies. I am now a fan of your website and what you have to offer. I am glad I signed up!
By the way, this weekend I will be making some posts and will add your website link to my site :)
OK, I add your website link to my Resources page :) Check out my newest post talking about iOS7 security features.
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