Two opposing opinions on the iPad as a tool

By some  strange coincidence I came across 2 posts this week that talk about the iPad not as a toy but as a tool. I find it rather interesting that the one blogger sees the iPad as a laptop replacement, and the other  can't find a decent office suite app.

What I'm Using Now: GoodReader And iAnnotate PDF For iPad

The iPad is proving to be a true replacement for a laptop, save the processor-intensive applications that you may be required to use such as CAD and digital video programs. What it does masterfully is handle the majority of your computing needs in a much more sleek, transportable, and intuitive device. For the business-minded among us, it is wonderfully straightforward to use, while the techno-fetishists out there will find it to be one of the most sexy pieces of technology to come around in quite some time.

The iPad: Not the Writing Tool I'd Hoped For

Now the iPad is amazing at a lot of things. For web browsing, watching videos (non-flash of course) and reading comic books it's perfect. There's an app called "Reeder" which has completely changed the way I interact with RSS feeds, allowing me to effectively take Google Reader on the subway. But alas, after trying out the major word processing options, all were missing key features that I'd come to take for granted, making them annoying to use at best.

About Nate Hoffelder (11594 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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