I struggled to justify buying this beautiful but expensive thing, but I now find it indispensable. The following is not an exaggeration, it really is a typical day. I hope it helps my readers justify entering the lovely iPad world!
Woken by alarm – on iPad
Listen to music while in bathroom and shower (iPad playing through its built in speaker)
Breakfast, instead of newspaper a quick browse of BBC website using free news app, marmalade on iPad wipes off.
Drive to work – traffic! Use google maps to see which roads are blocked and replan route. Large screen and pinch zoom invaluable for this.
Arrive a bit early, check emails. Instant on is much better than my laptop, and screen keypad fine for even quite long replies.
Work – might use mind map, or calculator.
Check emails briefly in the breaks.
Customer wants to book another date, “do you have a Wednesday free in February?”, using google diary and Calengoo app to view month at a time, works really well, my paper Filofax has finally bitten the dust, sad, but this is backed up and viewable by Sally back at home
Lunch time – check jobs to do, using google tasks, can view on phone but iPad is easier to see
Need to phone Fred, list of contacts is on iPad if number not in phone memory
After work, drive to next city, now in hotel, want to find curry, google map search on iPad, maybe street view to check it’s correct
Google curry reviews to find best one, iPad great for Internet
Walk to Balti World, use google maps to see length of route (is it worth driving?) and view progress along the way (was it left or straight on at the park?)
Waiting for curry, look at Facebook and chat with friends, more sociable than phone in restaurant
Back at hotel, mark an assignment using Word on Office2HD and update their progress on the google spreadsheet
What’s on TV? – free iPad app for that is great
Nothing decent on though, so watch something on iPlayer instead, free via BBC website, works really well with iPad on knees in warm bed
Phone wife – can’t use iPad for that, though could in theory view photos of her while on phone….