iPad commentary

johnfarris

Personal Assistant
Messages
7,775
Likes
62
#26
Does anyone know of a good iPad app to read and edit office documents/spreadsheets/powerpoints?  (Edit optional on the powerpoints)
 

Bill Lehecka

General Zod
Staff member
Messages
34,768
Likes
308
#27
johnfarris said:
Does anyone know of a good iPad app to read and edit office documents/spreadsheets/powerpoints?  (Edit optional on the powerpoints)
Documents to Go. Edit Word and Excel docs, view Powerpoints. Premium lets you edit Powerpoints.
 

Rob in Arlington

Personal Assistant
Messages
44,875
Likes
1,295
#28
I've got a friend with an autistic son.  His wife posted in FB about the terrific apps available.  The one she cited, talkchat, is $149.99!  At least my buddy makes ridiculous coin as a bankruptcy lawyer in Chicago.  I can't imagine how poor folks deal with this issue.
 

The Bopper

Personal Assistant
Messages
35,802
Likes
507
#29
Rob in Arlington said:
I've got a friend with an autistic son.  His wife posted in FB about the terrific apps available.  The one she cited, talkchat, is $149.99!  At least my buddy makes ridiculous coin as a bankruptcy lawyer in Chicago.  I can't imagine how poor folks deal with this issue.
They dont have iPads.
 

ZephInNewOrleans

Umbrella Person
Messages
5,464
Likes
15
#30
I just got an iPad for Christmas but haven't had a chance to play around with it much due to work. Does anyone have a recommendations on nice cases? I'd like one that I can use as a stand as well. Also, any cool apps???
 

Rob in Arlington

Personal Assistant
Messages
44,875
Likes
1,295
#31
ZephInNewOrleans said:
I just got an iPad for Christmas but haven't had a chance to play around with it much due to work. Does anyone have a recommendations on nice cases? I'd like one that I can use as a stand as well. Also, any cool apps???
I have the iPad case and like it.  Lightweight, and the top flips back over to form a little incline which i use quite a bit.  It's the only case available on the apple website.  Can't speak for any third part developers.
 

DoberDadinMD

Personal Assistant
Donator
Messages
14,708
Likes
1,311
#32
ZephInNewOrleans said:
I just got an iPad for Christmas but haven't had a chance to play around with it much due to work. Does anyone have a recommendations on nice cases? I'd like one that I can use as a stand as well. Also, any cool apps???
I'm pleased with my WaterField designs case, but I'm not sure they have one that can double as a stand.  IIRC the apple case that doubles as a stand got pretty good initial reviews.

apps:
Flipboard (google reader, facebook, etc.)
Guardian eyewitness (for a cool pic each day)
Amazon windowshop
Kayak
Pandora
ESPN ScoreCenterXL
Kindle
Flixster
Netflix
Epicurious
Evernote
WeatherBug

forgot Dropbox
 

ZephInNewOrleans

Umbrella Person
Messages
5,464
Likes
15
#33
DoberDadinMD said:
I'm pleased with my WaterField designs case, but I'm not sure they have one that can double as a stand.  IIRC the apple case that doubles as a stand got pretty good initial reviews.

apps:
Flipboard (google reader, facebook, etc.)
Guardian eyewitness (for a cool pic each day)
Amazon windowshop
Kayak
Pandora
ESPN ScoreCenterXL
Kindle
Flixster
Netflix
Epicurious
Evernote
WeatherBug

forgot Dropbox
What do you think about Evernote? What all does it do? I'll have to check out Dropbox as well.
 

johnfarris

Personal Assistant
Messages
7,775
Likes
62
#34
I love Flipboard as a reader, but I prefer Friendly for FB posting and the like, and Tweetdeck for twitter usage. 

I also like the Weather Channel app, much better on iPad than the Droid (WeatherBug is great on the droid, BTW). 

Words with Friends is a fun game if you want something you can play on your own time, although Bill keeps kicking my ass at it.
 

Bill Lehecka

General Zod
Staff member
Messages
34,768
Likes
308
#35
johnfarris said:
Words with Friends is a fun game if you want something you can play on your own time, although Bill keeps kicking my ass at it.
There is definitely strategy in any Scrabble game.  Sometimes, it's not what you score, but what you prevent someone else from scoring.
 

Gadsden Gal

Personal Assistant
Messages
9,337
Likes
2,084
#36
Bill Lehecka said:
There is definitely strategy in any Scrabble game.  Sometimes, it's not what you score, but what you prevent someone else from scoring.
Sounds like Sorority-life...
 

Tsunami

Personal Assistant
Donator
Messages
27,715
Likes
3,006
#39
Taking the iPlunge.

I've been wanting an iPad for a while, but couldn't justify it until this current laptop started getting wonky. 

Taking advantage of the price drops on the original version.... picking it up in the store in DE on Friday.... could have gotten it tonight here in the CLT, but too cheap to pay the 6% sales tax.
 

Bill Lehecka

General Zod
Staff member
Messages
34,768
Likes
308
#41
The cameras stink. But what I love about it is the speed. It just makes things move. And it's much lighter than the original. As I said, if I owned an original iPad, I probably wouldn't have bought this. It's making me want to chuck my Netbook out the window.

BTW, Flipboard for iPad RULES. It takes your Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and other RSS Feeds and presents them in a magazine-like format.  It just makes wading through status updates and Tweets much more attractive.
 

Rob in Arlington

Personal Assistant
Messages
44,875
Likes
1,295
#42
I'm diggin the Verizon Mobile Remote app.  Pretty cool messin with my son who doesn't know why the channel is changing.  Well, actually that only worked once or twice before he figured it out.  Still, it's nice in a pinch when you can't find the remote because "someone" hid it from the kids (and himself).
 

The Bopper

Personal Assistant
Messages
35,802
Likes
507
#43
Rob in Arlington said:
I'm diggin the Verizon Mobile Remote app.  Pretty cool messin with my son who doesn't know why the channel is changing.  Well, actually that only worked once or twice before he figured it out.  Still, it's nice in a pinch when you can't find the remote because "someone" hid it from the kids (and himself).
Its led to some arguments in our house, but its been quite useful...
 

ZephInNewOrleans

Umbrella Person
Messages
5,464
Likes
15
#44
DirecTV has an app as well, but I don't have an upgraded enough receiver to use it, so I just use it as a guide.

BTW, I've been able to change the channel and watch my TV on my iPhone/iPad/netbook/laptop for years ever since I've had a SlingBox.

On another note, has anyone updated to iOS 4.3.2 on their iPad? I was going to do so, but then read about all the terrible reviews it's been getting with regards to battery life.
 

Rob in Arlington

Personal Assistant
Messages
44,875
Likes
1,295
#47
Anyone know how to disapple updates for specific apps?  Really annoying when you would like to "update all" but instead have to do it one by one.
 

ZephInNewOrleans

Umbrella Person
Messages
5,464
Likes
15
#48
I've often wondered that myself, but just wind up updating all anyway. I've only ever had one problem with that and that was with Twitterific, which is great other than the fact that it automatically updates and I can't figure out how to make it stop doing so.
 
Top