A year with the IPAD


As we head into the Christmas period РI was thinking back to when I started using an Ipad in anger Рevery day. That year has flown and throughout I have found myself using the Ipad in ways that I had not originally imagined. For example I stopped reading a daily newspaper either physically or on  line several years ago. I now find myself daily reading and using the newspaper apps.

I have used the ipad as a pc remote control, remote esx manager and to control a miniature helicopter. Its been used to read large manuals – deliver presentations and more mundanely check emails and diary events. I’ve made movies – songs – ringtones – cartoons – slideshows and presentations – who could have thought?.

I have to say that it has amazed me how much the ipad has been adopted by the kids who use it for almost  every activity Рcreative, educational, gaming that you can think of.

The only regret if I can call it that is that I still prefer a pc or laptop for the daily input of data or creation of reports or proposals – it just strikes me that the input methods of the ipad are less than optimal for my line of work. However I look forward to another year with the Ipad and wonder what applications and uses it will find in the next year.