Thursday, 18 August 2011

Usages of iPAD

So we have new iPAD, iPAD 2, iPAD 2 3G! Phew! That’s a lot!!! But what do we do with this new luxury iitem? It is a gadget that can replace a number of other products. I am sure there must be some really wonderful usage of the iPAD. Here is a compilation of some iPad usages from internet and own experiences.

1. Surf the Internet
iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or if you may like it, in landscape on the large Multi-Touch screen. And let your fingers do the surfing. You can sync your bookmarks from your Mac or PC, and add even more right from your iPad. Besides, MobileMe keeps your Safari bookmarks in sync on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, and PC - wirelessly and automatically. So no matter where you go, you'll always have the most up-to-date information at hand.

2. Games

t's great for playing simple little games. There are many free gaming applications for the iPad already. If you're willing to pay for games, then there are many to choose from, many are made specifically for iPAD.

3. E-mail
It's ideal for checking e-mail and sending short e-mails, especially when you're on the go. There's nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a split-screen view and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.

4. E-reader

With the new iPad. you can access all of the books on Amazon, just like a Kindle, but the display is much bigger. You can view your book in portrait or landscape, and the way the pages flip is awesome - you flip it with your finger and it looks just like a real book.

5. Photo storage and viewing
The iPad is great for storing and viewing your photos because of the large display and the way that you can flip easily from one photo to the next, and jump between folders with ease.

6. Music
The big, beautiful iPad display lets you browse your music collection by song, artist, album, genre, or composer with the touch of a finger. See your music as full-size album art. Flip through all your albums and tap to choose what you want to hear. iPad makes music look as good as it sounds.

7. Recipe book
It's great to have in the kitchen with you when you need to follow a recipe since it takes up much less space than a laptop. There are many great recipe websites, plus there are many free apps related to recipes and cooking.

8. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) i.e. Skype

The iPad has a speaker and built-in microphone so it's ideal for making phone calls over the Internet, and watching the video as well in iPAD 2! Tried this recently and absolutely loved the experience.

9. Movies
Great for using on airplanes or even at the gym, the iPad has a big screen and is great for watching films, especially when compared with a cell phone or an iPod.

10. Weather & News
Apart from e-mail and Internet, this is probably what the iPad is most used for at our house. There are plenty of great apps for quick news and weather reports at your fingertips, many of which you can customize to your own interests.
Do you have more ideas/ usages? Go on…add here.

7 comments:

Ravish Chaubey said...

iPad is undoubtedly a marvellous piece of hardware, and a beauty to look at. But as far as utility is concerned, one has to think of uses to justify spending so much on it (on a lighter vein, this is what has been done here). One can simply take a printout of a kitchen recipie, rather than buying a 35k iPad to do that. Reading will not be that pleasant an experience, as it doesn't have the same e-ink display as kindle. i feel the only thing that makes it worth is it's oomph factor. It's like owning a mercedes in India. You don't need it or use its full power, but feel happy that you own something good :)

Vinay said...

Good compilation. I think iPad will majorly be used for application that requires immersive experiences as you mentioned games, infotainment content, videos, general internet surfing etc. Anything complex like editing of documents, creating documents, manipulating large pieces of information will continue to be done on pc or similar devices..

Madheswaran said...

"It is a gadget that can replace a number of other products"...I am not in agreement with this statement.

iPad is a device which is meant for the people who need a quick bite.

Ex.: Dashboard, Email, quick chat with buddies etc etc.

But again all these tasks can be done in any smartphone which is available in the market.

I think till now none of the market players have justified the product called "Tablet". Apart from the claim "Tablet is a squeezed version of the laptop"

But if you look at the usage, a Laptop at 35K has more benefits than a tablet at 35K.

ThomGillespie said...

You completely miss the iPad as a visual design tool with Brushes and SketchBook, etc. I bought it because I knew I could draw directly on the screen and the apps were perfect ... if you can and do draw.

Diba Kazi said...

@ Ravish: there are various point of views for the usage of iPAD. I agree when you say it is a luxury to own an iPAD.Ankush's article @http://mindtreeux.blogspot.com/2011/04/ifad.html is also a good read in this regard.

@ Madheswaran: we are not arguing on price vs usage for the iPAD. When one can argue that it is better to own a laptop, Sales people with backpain/ health condition prefer iPAD for demonstration. It is a start to bring in compact, multiuse, less component gadgetin everyday use.Laptop did replace Desktop at many places ...didnt it? iPAD soon will catch up!

@ThomGillespie: Thanks for pointing it out.Ofcourse iPAD is reall good for sketching.

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