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iPad Reflection Week 1 – Chris

To be completely honest when the iPad first came out, I thought it was a wasted piece of tech. After using one for a week I cannot imagine working without it. I’m not 100%  knowledgeable of what the iPad can do so as of now I use it as a second screen while I work on a game I’m making.

At this point I’m considering not buying a notebook and using the iPad for all my notes, so at the moment I’m looking for an app I can use to write with my finger (maybe I code one myself).


I’m not that into apps so the only ones I’ve downloaded have been YouTube, Gmail, Spotify, and Yammer (for this class).

Typing on the iPad is a little awkward in both landscape and portrait mode.  I know there are apps that improve on the native keyboard, but I feel Apple could do a better job.


I’m looking forward to see what I can do with this machine.

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  1. “After using one for a week I cannot imagine working without it.”

    Wow … very bold statement! I am an extremely heavy user of Evernote, both for taking notes live into, as a companion to the handwriting note app, Penultimate, or to scan my handwritten notes into using Scannable. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without Evernote across all my devices!


  2. Jay.Loomis@stonybrook.edu

    February 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Cole, hopefully we can talk more about Evernote because I have been using good notes for all of my classes and it’s been working well, but I’m always interested in finding new possibilities to keep my life organized and as paperless as possible.

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