The iPad is many things, but one of its key functions is supporting web-based applications for my work and my personal life; email, calendar, and Internet are all tasks that I use for both work and play. It simply makes sense that when I’m using my iPad, I have access to these features. And I do! Safari may not be the most powerful web browser, and the iPad’s email app may not have all the bells and whistles I desire, but I do have access to both my Gmail and Google Calendar items. All three tasksInternet browsing, email, schedulingwork. And they let me workfrom home, from a coffee shop, and even from an airplane.
The iPad is satisfying some of my most basic work needs, but what else can it do for me? If my goal with this series is to examine the reality of leaving my laptop at home and using my iPad as often as possible, what else should I expect it to do?
Okay, here’s a hint: In Part 3, I’m going to show you some of the best solutions for accessing your files on one computer or laptop from your iPad. I’m even going to show you how to remotely control a computer with your iPad. Stay tuned.