I'm on my third iPad and first iPhone, so I can relate. (My phone is an itty-bitty 5S also, so computing on it is a no-go). Love my iPads for all the reasons you indicated. I keep my oldest one clamped to my drawing table in my basement studio. When I need reference pix, I can get them from the internet or plop my own into Dropbox and have them handy, no printing as you indicate.
My latest iPad is all-purpose, love it on a
trip as it's GPS, library, portfolio and entertainment hub all
in one: I do 99% of my reading now on the iPad, as I love to be
able to look things up quickly as I am reading, or follow along
on a map (even for fiction, that's fun); you can, of course,
watch full programs and movies, and the iPad screen is far
better than a phone screen for that. I have Keynote
presentations if I want to show off my portfolio (I have several
different ones, sketches, full portfolio, botanical, etc). With
a long HDMI cable and an adapter, I can display my portfolio or
photo albums on a TV (the adapter has an HDMI plus a lightning
port, and a short lightning cable end to plug into the iPad;
with the lightning port I can plug in a long lightning power
cable and keep it fired up while the presentation is running. I
believe with Apple TV you can broadcast directly without the
cables but that is a wild guess, as I have Roku.
You can also get an adapter to load up
photos from a sim card. and I just put a lightning/USB flash
drive on my Christmas list, that will be handy.
I have never gone very far using the drawing
programs but that's on me for lack of trying. they are fun but
require practice to be able to do anything good. I bought a
Brydge bluetooth keyboard for it and love it, super quality and
it acts as a case to boot.
I have various stylii, including one that has a brush head on it (yes, it works like a brush!) but I've never used any of them very much.
the biggest problem I've had is switching from the iPad to Bob's laptop, I'm constantly trying to move stuff on the screen and gosh, it doesn't work that way!! LOL.
If I think of anything else I'll let you know. enjoy!
(PS - I passed on the 2nd iPad to Bob, he
enjoys the games)
[log in to unmask]">Â Â HiÂ friends.... its been a while since I have been on this side of the Rrrippped column,Â but it is always good to know this listserve resource is here for us. After a very long time with some thin spots in my technology blanket, especially with Apple products, I took advantage of a Black Friday deal yesterday while upgrading my iPhone, and I haveÂ filled a gap, specificallyÂ in the tablet position, and procured (currently back-ordered) an iPad.Â 12.9 inch iPad Pro (2018) 256GB I expect it to fill most of the technical duty gap between my laptop (PC) and my iphone and offer me more flexibility, especially in my work.Â Â I do not like using my phone for "computing"Â and aside from scrolly scrolly scrolly checking Facebook in the doctors waiting room,Â I use my phone mostly for phone calls, reluctantly texting on a tiny screen with stubby fingers, and "emergency" quick and dirty photos- more so as he camera functions has improved over time. So I am excitedly exploring the possibilities that the iPad might bring, and I am looking for ideas and suggestions based on your usage of the same or similar tablet products in your daily life and for your art and illustrations. At thisÂ point, I see myself using it at the kitchen island on a "stand" or clampÂ Â (Â I seem to remember a thread on clamping/mounting solutions for tablets in the past) for my recipes, stored digitally, and eliminating the annoying need to print hard copy recipes outÂ for use. Similarly, I use reference photography at lot in my work, particularly with my fish, and anticipate the same use in the Studio as in the kitchen with the iPad, and elimination of the same time and material spent on printing. I image that it would serve very well as a carry around digital portfolio folder that I can use while pitching woo. I look forward to it functioning much better as a "cash register" with the Square upÂ App than my iphone currently does while selling my work in field locations. I also have experienced past disappointment in seeking out a particular app for work or entertainment use only to find that there was no PC version to use on my laptop or desktop, both PCÂ . (did I mention I don't like to compute on my phone ?)Â Â So I hope the new equipment will help there. Having spent a "apple" bushel full of money for this thing-a-ma-bob ,Â I wish to get as much functional use out of it as possible.Â SoÂ I beseech you all to share how, and for what, you use your tablets to help you with your work ad everyday life. Ideas about adaptations, accessories, apps and creative out of the box uses are also much welcomed. I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys the upcoming holidays. I look forward to much increased in studio and creativity time during the "off" season in the North Woods. Yours in artistic expression, Stephen Mutsugoroh DiCerbo Subscribe to Sciart-L by completing the form at https://listserv.unl.edu/signup-anon List name is Sciart-L To unsubscribe, complete form at https://listserv.unl.edu/signup-anon?UNSUB=1 Problems: Email Lana at [log in to unmask]
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