Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book Review: The iPad Project Book

Unlike most other how-to books that cover all the potential features, training and troubleshooting, this book exclusively focuses on getting things done. This book is not for those who want to learn how to use an iPad, rather it's about learning how to do stuff with an iPad. Of course we love our iPads for remote surfing and email, but what else can we do?

The authors go through some introductory subjects such as cloud syncing and security tips then move on to using Dropbox, iTunes and Documents-to-go to manage productivity for the standard office suite. Then they move on to using multiple applications to planning an entire party - including recipes, shopping list and invitations - via the iPad. Finally, they cover creating flash cards, planning vacations, as well as a variety of audio and video tips and tricks. Most helpful is the last series of chapters that explain how to move DVD content to your iPad.

If you've ever said "I have an iPad, now what?" this the book for you. Even though I'm an experienced iPad user, the book had some great ideas and sparked some new ones. Some of the ideas I already knew, but had to learn the hard way. I highly recommend this book for iPad users who wonder what else they can do with their magical and revolutionary devices.

Pros: Outstanding ideas about taking your iPad to the next level
Cons: Absolutely none

5 out of 5 Dogcows

Article was republished by the Lawrence Apple User's Group 2.0 here as well as other groups listed on the right