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iPad is great for secondary computing tasks

After 24 hours of using the iPad, I’m starting to notice some trends.   Firstly, iPhone applications just don’t cut it.  I’ve deleted just about every iPhone application I have on my iPad.  Exceptions include Skype, Remote and FaceBook (though Facebook on Safari is far better).  I imagine at some point, I’ll only use iPad apps unless there is something I’ve purchased on iPhone that I don’t want to purchase again on iPad.  Having the microscopic application in the center or blown up at half res is not a very Apple-y experience.

Also, besides making a fantastic couch/table/bed computer, the iPad sits next to my keyboard while I am working and does tasks that I needn’t bother my Mac with. A great example of a secondary task for the iPad is as a calculator.  I’ve downloaded the Digits Calculator ($.99 – Video below) and have been using it to help do my taxes.   I also listen to Pandora (Apple, please let this app operate in the background!) and sometimes I embarrassingly check my Facebook account.   These are things I would have previously used my iPhone for, but the iPad does much, much better.

Getting a little work done at Easter brunch:


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