Jun 02 2010

IPad failure modes -or- Why I cant move completely to an iPad

Published by at 10:50 am under Declan,iPad,Tech

I just got a 3G iPad for work and Ive been keeping some notes about things I like and dont like. This is the Fail post and Ill be adding more as I learn.

a href=http://www.declan.net/2010/06/02/things-i-love-about-the-ipadClick here for the Love post./a

Cant copy from a pdf to use a snippet in an email
Cant edit a photo as much as aperture – not a surprise
Jumping from app to app is jarring
Sharing the device is very difficult – a passworded badge screen would be cool
Is there really no tab key?
To get this list to my blog, I had to email it from my Notes app and it lost all the carriage returns
When my 3 yr old buddy Sage started using the screen, she had a really hard time not moving the icons she was trying to click. Its like the UI is too slippery and a setting for that for young users might be cool.
In Flickr, I cant double click on a set in Organize view to open it, although i can select the set name as a link. But then I cant click and drag items into the set.
Wordpress app keeps stripping the HTML in my post edits.
Gmail cant show a full graphical email, like flickrs daily updates from contacts.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “IPad failure modes -or- Why I cant move completely to an iPad”

  1. […] Click here for the Fail post. […]

  2. Daynahon 02 Jun 2010 at 11:26 am

    Have you tried the WordPress app onthe ipad? 🙂

  3. declanon 02 Jun 2010 at 11:32 am

    Heh, see the Love post. Yep, love the WP app!

  4. Mary Canadyon 02 Jun 2010 at 12:29 pm

    …and…the links aren’t easy to create on the WordPress app 😉

  5. Jenny Reiswigon 02 Jun 2010 at 1:01 pm

    The iAnnotate app (not free) lets you copy and paste snippets, as well as annotate and add notes to PDFs. Copying/pasting obviously only works on PDFs that were made from text, not those made by wrapping a scan.

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