One of the most important lessons I have learned from Chris here at FoleyPod is: Always bring the right tool for the job. I don’t think I can fully express how much of a difference it makes to have the right hardware and software to get the job done. Just the other day I was reflecting on this idea in relation to past jobs and personal projects that where broken from the start because I was forcing tools to do things they really weren’t supposed to do.
But this rant has a purpose.
The principle outlined above in my opinion will always be, but the rules are definitely changing. Traditionally, people would scoff at the idea of a tablet replacing their laptop, but again its all about having the right tools.
The iPad is as versatile as it is thin. With the largest app store around and a thriving community of developers, an iPad equipped with the right apps, can do some incredible things. To help further that point, this article from Mac|Life will show you how to achieve a more iPad centric work experience.
How to Ditch Your Laptop for an iPad
If hotcakes were selling like iPads, IHOP would be the hottest investment on the block. But hold the maple syrup — despite the higher price tag on most Macs, Apple’s making more money off iPads these days. Its Q3 2011 iPad earnings were $6.05 billion, up 179 percent since the previous year. Meanwhile, Mac sales raked in $5.1 billion…representing gains of only 16 percent.
What’s driving the iPad’s explosive growth? The “cool factor” is certainly part of it, but the iPad’s utility is the foundation of its success. It’s terrific as a second computing device (the first being a Mac or PC), and for many of us, it’s taking the spotlight as our primary platform for work, email, browsing, and beyond. Thanks to the cutting-edge offerings in the App Store (15 billion downloads served!), it’s even more practical than ever before to handle all your productivity needs with an iPad. We’re talking photographing checks to deposit them, piping video calls to your TV, and loads more. But how?
That’s the beating heart of this story. Whether you want your iPad to become your work machine or you simply want to be sure you’re wringing every last drop of productivity out of it, we’ll show you how to set up the apps and accessories you’ll need to put your iPad front and center.