Macworld Australia

Macworld Forums: What Do You Use Your iPad For? - Macworld Forums

Jump to content

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

What Do You Use Your iPad For?

#21 User is offline   Some Random Bloke 

  • Voice of Reason
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4,659
  • Joined: 02-April 12
  • Gender:Male

Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:03 PM

Digging up an old thread - since I started it I figure I'm allowed to :) I just wrote up a blog post on this. You can read it here if you're interested.
"I don't believe there's a power in the 'verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful...

...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
0

#22 User is offline   ozengo 

  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 31-December 11
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

Hi Xenophos

I'm like golfer - I am using the iPad2 for work, much more than I had anticipated. The real crunch came a couple of months ago, when I decided to leave my macbook pro at home and set out on a three-day site visit with just the iPad. And it all worked. The extra portability of the iPad really came in handy. For example, I was able to walk across a campus, checking off progress of reviewers in different locations on a spreadsheet in numbers - wouldn't have done that with a laptop.

I have just written a post on my blog about the apps that I use for work - see purplezengoat

another recent addition was uploading tomtom - great stuff for someone as geographically challenged as me

this is my first post on this forum - I hope it's of use :rolleyes:

cheers

ozengo
0

#23 User is offline   pegi 

  • Guru
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,242
  • Joined: 04-November 09
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nimbin, NSW
  • Interests:Computers ...but am no expert .

    IMAc Intel 2.66GH; Ipod Classic 120GB now reconverted to Iphone5. Ipad 4th Generation. Love cooking and gardening and travelling and animated discussions.

Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostKen Gracey, on 07 May 2011 - 11:15 AM, said:

Its got to happen sooner or later, BM... Myob would be crazy not to bring out a mobile version.

opps back up a second, I just stumbled onto this Mobile MYOB its not the real deal, but its a start, and just to add a touch more excitement, MYOB have said there something new coming in the next update, but not much else.. fingers crossed



Yes, definitely love to have some apps or some sort of MYOB on the IPad. That would be great. Maybe someone out there can think of something. just to keep track of expensive expenses.
If you don't ask, there will be no answer!
Curiosity has immense benefits for all!
0

#24 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

  • Retired / buggered
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 15,638
  • Joined: 20-February 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Victoria
  • Interests:Computers & cars

Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

Believe it or not pegi, myob has actually put out a stand alone app for the iPad, but that's where the good news ends, the app
Is CRAP !
Come on 20K




Ken
0

#25 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

  • Retired / buggered
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 15,638
  • Joined: 20-February 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Victoria
  • Interests:Computers & cars

Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

Wow you can use an iPad to keep your little brother quiet as well after he annoys you, why didn't apple tell us about this handy use


New iPad use
Come on 20K




Ken
0

#26 User is offline   Jim 

  • Cruizin
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 562
  • Joined: 29-August 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney
  • Interests:My Mac
    Collecting Watches
    Custom built engines
    Documentaries of the universe
    Call of Duty
    Sci Fi movies

Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

We had some great news from our young blokes pre school on Friday, over the course of a week he's been put through some assessments to calculate how he is going with learning and so on for his age," he blitzed it and he is off the charts" quote from the specialist that came in and done the assessments.

We were asked what we have been doing at home to encourage his learning with ability to spelling and small number calculations and identifications and so on. One of our answers were not such a surprise to her which surprised me and jane to be honest, we had been using quite a large amount of educational Apps through our phones for like an hour a night, give or take between tantrums. Sure we also do a lot of non digital stuff as well and won't bore you with that but in some ways i quietly felt guilty of introducing or using digital games, even if they are educational, what i am trying to say I guess is we were surprised to hear that many many many families are adopting to apps for digital devices to assist their children in learning.

The phones are just to small for him now and for some time have been trolling eBay for a cheap deals on an iPad just for this purpose but to no avail. For the price difference of $100 bucks we purchased a new 32gig Wifi today. It's not in the ultimate range that Apple offers but will get us over the line for what we will do with it. Not only that but it maybe give Jane and myself time with it and learn how to incorporate it into our lives as well, cause we've never used one, but judging on the smiles of our young bloke its worth every penny, well, when he can get it off his mum anyway, o and not to forget it keeps them both off my iMac. :yahoo:
iMac 27-inch Late 2012 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7....3tb time capsule..128gig 4g wifi iPad Air...iPhone5...3rd gen Apple tv...iPod
0

#27 User is offline   JamieD 

  • (geekus cynicus extremis)
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,327
  • Joined: 28-July 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dunedin, NZ
  • Interests:I geek therefore I am!

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:36 AM

Hi Jim

Would you like to share the names/details of some of the educational apps that you have been using?

Our (almost) 2 year old daughter loves playing on the iPod Touch and I'd like to be able to find something useful/education for her to use
0

#28 User is offline   Some Random Bloke 

  • Voice of Reason
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4,659
  • Joined: 02-April 12
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:24 AM

Great story Jim. Tech isn't always evil with little kids if handled properly!
"I don't believe there's a power in the 'verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful...

...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
0

#29 User is offline   klytia 

  • Uncle Spam
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 2,377
  • Joined: 29-September 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Airlie Beach QLD
  • Interests:Racing yachts, boating in general, riding my horse, 1969 Boss 302 Mustang which i hope to own in the near future, my new iMac

Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:56 AM

Jim great read, I to will look at ways of educating my teenage daughters through this media, and the since the last keynote, I will venture into the iBooks 2 text books...

Also before we get all fired up on these apps can we please direct them to....



High Quality iPad App's
"Reality distortion field" mine is still distorted....
0

#30 User is offline   BrianB 

  • Pat a Mac
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 3,481
  • Joined: 13-June 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lane Cove, Sydney
  • Interests:Everything Apple,Technology, Photography

Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

View PostJamieD, on 12 February 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

Hi Jim

Would you like to share the names/details of some of the educational apps that you have been using?

Our (almost) 2 year old daughter loves playing on the iPod Touch and I'd like to be able to find something useful/education for her to use


Hi Jamie,

An App that I have purchased for my kids that is really good is 'Monkey Preschool lunchbox'. It's universal as well. It's a combination of matching games, counting and puzzles. It's great!
Favourite Fruit....An Apple!
0

#31 User is offline   Jim 

  • Cruizin
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 562
  • Joined: 29-August 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney
  • Interests:My Mac
    Collecting Watches
    Custom built engines
    Documentaries of the universe
    Call of Duty
    Sci Fi movies

Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:37 PM

View PostJamieD, on 12 February 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

Hi Jim

Would you like to share the names/details of some of the educational apps that you have been using?

Our (almost) 2 year old daughter loves playing on the iPod Touch and I'd like to be able to find something useful/education for her to use


Hey Jamie,

Our son first picked up an iPhone around your daughters age. Not really understanding what to do with it at first I saw he was interested in the pictures so I downloaded a few toddler apps. The ones he really liked (and the ones I wanted to start him with) was the Talking Baby Flash Cards, Fisher-Price: Chatter Phone, Fisher-Price: Little People Farm and Fisher-Price: See n say. They were a hit so I got some more (ended up with 57 of them!). He loved them that much I found myself trying to get my own phone back..... I downloaded some puzzles which were good, just simple ones to start with like My first puzzles: Numbers, My first puzzles: toys, My first puzzles: the alphabet.

I could really see he was enjoying them and actually felt good to know he was learning at an early age. He then went onto Find me! for kids, Park Math - Duck Duck Moose, Itsy Bitsy Spider, My day at the zoo, Word wagon, Fish School, wheels on the bus, Giraffe's Preschool playground (loves this one still), my first number tracing.

I've been reading to him since he was 9 months old and when I came across some book apps with puzzles in them I thought that would be a good idea. Downloaded Winnie to Pooh Puzzle book, Three little pigs and Mickey's spooky night puzzle book.

We were just about out of educational idea's when in the MacWorld book Danny Gorog suggested Montessorium apps. Downloaded them and he loves them and still now is playing them. The ones we got were Intro to Math and Intro to letters.

Will have to stop this post, as typical me drifts off subject, but as for TV shows little Einstein's has been a winner for music and instruments.


View PostXenophos, on 12 February 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

Tech isn't always evil with little kids if handled properly!


Absolutely agree, we do offset the time with other activities which has kind of helped us to find a heathy balance with it or at least kept my concerns at times at an acceptable level, usually I'm the one that freaks out, are we doing the right things, thankful we have had some positive news.

View Postklytia, on 12 February 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

Jim great read, I to will look at ways of educating my teenage daughters through this media, and the since the last keynote, I will venture into the iBooks 2 text books...

Also before we get all fired up on these apps can we please direct them to....

High Quality iPad App's


Hi Mick, janes been sifting through books today trolling through IPad apps and so on to replace some of phone apps, you may have to excuse my reply to Jamie as most of the apps were for iPhones i think, will post later to your link when we look at a few more apps for the iPad.

View PostBrianB, on 12 February 2012 - 05:23 PM, said:

Hi Jamie,

An App that I have purchased for my kids that is really good is 'Monkey Preschool lunchbox'. It's universal as well. It's a combination of matching games, counting and puzzles. It's great!


A good point here too, we never considered the apps for the future devices we would get, an iPad was never on the books when we buying the apps, iPad versions are just fricken brilliant, should of done this earlier in the peace.
iMac 27-inch Late 2012 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7....3tb time capsule..128gig 4g wifi iPad Air...iPhone5...3rd gen Apple tv...iPod
0

#32 User is offline   JamieD 

  • (geekus cynicus extremis)
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,327
  • Joined: 28-July 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dunedin, NZ
  • Interests:I geek therefore I am!

Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

Thanks Jim, some great stuff there.
0

#33 User is offline   Ethan Samuel 

  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 24-October 12
  • Gender:Male

Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

I use iPad for following reason.
  • to be connected with friends
  • surfing
  • playing game

0

#34 User is offline   Some Random Bloke 

  • Voice of Reason
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4,659
  • Joined: 02-April 12
  • Gender:Male

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

It's great for those things.

Welcome to the forum.
"I don't believe there's a power in the 'verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful...

...Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month."
0

#35 User is offline   Greumach 

  • Mentor
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 388
  • Joined: 23-April 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tasmania
  • Interests:All things mac, Celtic music and culture, Bible study, Bicycle Riding and the great outdoors.

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

It easier for me to say what I don't use the iPad for, I use it for simply everything.

News, via twitter...tweetbot
Emails
Bible study..olive tree bible
Photos and photo editing
Uploading to online storage and website...smugmug
Passwords...1password
Storing info on everything via Evernote
Home inventory mystuff2
Daily journal ..Day One
Customer worksheets ...Noteshelf
To do lists...Appigo ToDo Pro
Maps and GPS ..Tom Tom
Quick notes to share later...Drafts
TV guide..Oz TV
TV I view, sbs ondemand
scanning docs...Scanner Pro
Reading books...iBooks
magazines...
Family Tree...Ancestry.com
Accommodation guide...yelp
Music storage and listening
Storing Video tutorials...free video

And the list goes on.
I should say that with iphone5 the lines are blurring between the two devices, especially now that iCloud is so good.
I may start a task on the iPhone and complete it on the iPad

The world is now a better place!

But I don't use it for making a cuppa tea.
Graham in Tassie
0

#36 User is offline   Ethan Samuel 

  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 24-October 12
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

I use iPad for following purposes.
Playing games, internet surfing, capturing images, share captured images, Business tasks, Video Conferencing, Playing music, creating Presentations, etc.
0

Share this topic:


  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users