Another post in the “What Would I Use an iPad For?” for series! Interesting posts on how different people are using the iPad.
Liza and I volunteer on a local non-profit board together. Liza Worthington is a Certified Management Accountant and she is the Vice President of Accreditation at CMA Alberta. She has facilitating and teaching experience and she is a vert active volunteer in the community. She also claims to haev too many Apple products!
Here is Liza’s iPad story:
1. What do you use your iPad for?
I use my iPad for work (presentations, to view meeting documents rather than printing them out, email) and personal use (listen to music, watch tv shows & movies, surf the Internet)
2. How often do you use it?
At least once a day
3. What kind of iPad did you purchase?
Wi-Fi + 3G 64 GB
4. What accessories do you have?
Apple iPad case, VGA adapter (connects iPad to tv, projector or display), wireless keyboard.
5. Would you recommend an iPad? If so what type of a person would you recommend buy one?
Yes, I would recommend an iPad to those that want a light portable device to access the Internet and I would recommend it to those who are always on the “go”. I took my iPad on vacation and it was a great tool to use to research attractions and to use Google maps to find locations such as the nearest Starbucks.
6. Do you also use a laptop, if so how do you use the laptop vs the iPad?
Yes, I also have a laptop. I use my laptop to create work at home and then use the iPad to present the work away from home. Also, I prefer to use my iPad when working outside of the office. I keep private and confidential files on my laptop but not on my iPad.
7. What do you dislike about the iPad?
There needs to be a better app to manage and update files between my laptop and my iPad. It would be nice if the iPad had a camera with picture taking and video taking capabilities. I would like to see an app for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
8. How do you see your use of the iPad evolving in the future?
I would like to purchase more books through iBooks or Amazon and to have a noteworthy library in my iPad but right now I still prefer to buy books from Chapters-Indigo.
9. What are some apps you would recommend?
Favorite apps include Numbers, Pages, Keynotes, PDF ReaderPro, The Elements, Doodle Buddy, Tetris, CBC Hockey, WordFu, ColorSplash, Molecules, Penultimate.
10. What apps would you not recommend?
My least favorite app is QuickOffice.
When asked if Liza has any other comments, she added: “I love my iPad!”
Liza on LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/liza-worthington/8/a12/945
Liza with Catalyst Solutions Group: http://www.catalystsolutionsgroup.blogspot.com/
Thank you Liza! Watch for more iPad stories, and please comment on your expriences below.