First let me say that I love my iPad. I have had my iPad for about five months and I absolutely love it! I use it for email, I use it for facebook, to surf the net, play games. I download and read books on it. I especially enjoyed long summer nights, sitting on my porch swing and reading without needing a light on because the iPad is back-lit.
When I purchased my iPad, I had no plans to download books to read. I wasn’t sure I’d like the feel, but it is great. You can actually flip pages, and without having to lick your thumb! There is also a built-in dictionary so if you come across a word you don’t know, you just touch the word and the definition pops up. Best yet, you hear about a new book you want, and you’re seconds away from purchasing it…no trip to the bookstore, and yes, I admit I am into instant gratification!
I am writing this article right now on my iPad, sitting comfortably in my family room, feet up, fireplace on, ummm comfy! I don’t own a laptop so if I didn’t have my iPad, I would be at my desk on my dinosaur of a PC. I rarely get on my PC these days.
As for apps, it has almost everything you could possibly want from Talking Tom, to GPS, to finding out what’s on at the movies, where to get gas, every restaurant or type of food imaginable.
Need to know the time, see a calendar, check the TV Guide, read a magazine, you name it and it’s pretty much there. PRETTY MUCH!
Now, here’s my big complaint! Every time I try to do something and I get the message “This requires Adobe Flash. Your device does not support Adobe Flash.”
What’s the deal? I don’t even know what Adobe Flash is, but I know there are lots of things that I can’t do because I don’t have it, especially watch videos.
So Apple, if you won’t allow Adobe on your iPad or iPhone, then why don’t you invent some kind of App we can flip on the make things work that need Adobe? You could call it “No-be-dobe” and it could allow me to see those things that I begrudgingly get up from my easy chair by the fireplace to see and trudge my way into that cold room where my dinosaur lives, and stir him up as we both breathe fire!
Oh, yeah and while you’re at it, a porta-potty and toilet paper app would be pretty neat, too. Other than that, I do love ya!