When I first received the iPad, I told my self, “no way I’m going to be able to use this for writing without a real keyboard”. After two weeks of in-class writing, I am very impressed at how well the native iPad keyboard works. The auto-correct makes it a breeze. I can type without even looking at the on-screen keyboard, with making little to no mistakes. At this point, I feel I’m better off without a physical keyboard, but I wouldn’t mind giving it a try to see how it might improve the typing experience. Perhaps good to have when writing long papers.
One thing that I still find hard to do is to move the cursor to the desired position. Even with the magnifier it can be a challenge.
I really enjoy going to class with just the iPad, no bags, books, notebooks, pens. I’m able to open all the content for the class, read, browse, and blog.