Review: iPad Office Tools

InformationWeek SMB: Review – iPad Office Tools

There are flaws in the e-mail tools and the iPad doesn’t support cloud computing as well as this reviewer would like. Bottom line: it’s not a laptop replacement.

“When Apple introduced the iPad in January, it pitched the device as a superior alternative to netbooks. It’s an ultra-portable Internet device that can be used for e-mail, Web browsing and other content consumption. The iPad’s use case as a media consumption device is fairly obvious. It is a great platform for watching movies, reading books, listening to music, and tackling e-mail. But can it really replace a laptop, netbook, or other dedicated computing device? Here’s what we found.

Typing: Before we get into some of the productivity software, first things, first: If you can’t type on it, you can’t be productive with it. (First a note about how I type. I was never formally trained to type. I started off as a hunt-and-peck typist, and have become extremely fast at it. I do not type by touch.)”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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