So, even though I picked up my iPad before Thanksgiving, and have had WordPress installed then as well, I am just now testing it out. One thing I will say is that as I work in situations like this, I become more and more convinced that the extra money for a wireless keyboard was indeed a wise investment. Much better than tapping away on a glass plate (although if I had grown up using just a glass plate, it probably wouldn’t phase me as much).
I’ve told a number of my friends that I was probably the most ambivalent iPad buyer ever. I did not rush into the store, mouth agape and drooling in excitement over the latest Apple product. Rather, I somewhat grudgingly shuffled in and only after taking the time to reassure me that this was necessary did I make the final purchase.
See, I know that tablets can be very handy, but at the time, I just did not feel that I could justify the expense.
A tour of job interviews convinced me otherwise.
Even at my current job, we are moving into the mobile iOS market. So, really, mobile gaming is so entrenched that one cannot go without having experience in playing the games on the market. And since I plan to be using my Droid for a while, the iPad was a logical step. Hence, I dropped into a Best Buy, did some research, and finally settled on a iPad3, with retina display and cellular support.
So far, it has been nice to have, but for me to really feel like I’m getting the most out of my money, I plan on working this thing like a punch press. After Christmas, I plan on using some of the holiday currency to get some more paid apps for the device, especially ones that allow for my creative pursuits, including music, video, and image editing.
I also think I’m going to start working more with the eBooks on Amazon and iTunes. I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to read on the subway when the book isn’t the size of a small sedan (although that does make me feel cool).
Also, I should note that I have been impressed with the battery life: I have it where I’ve only charged up up every few days, instead of every day.
Finally, I’m hoping that the easier ability to do writing on subways or just around in general leads to some more writing. Lord knows I have enough backlog these days.