As if there haven’t been enough words written about the iPad today, right? Expect more. It’s difficult to explain what it is that makes it such a pleasure to use, because so much of it is sensory. But beyond that, it’s just incredibly easy. Typing takes much less getting-used to than the iPhone, but if typing isn’t your thing, the Dragon dictate app does a great job of transcribing voice to text. Just copy and paste the text where you want it to go and that’s that.
The NPR app is the first one that I’ve seen where iPad’s native capabilities are fully leveraged. It’s free and worth every commercial they serve. I’m writing this on the wordpress app, which also works on the iPhone, but is far easier on the iPad. The White House site (whitehouse.gov) is optimized for iPad, right down to the live video streams and archives. (more…)