iPad use case #1: lean-back web

This is an occasional column that I’ll be writing on my iPad detailing how I’m actually using it.

The first and most obvious use-case – especially for those of us in countries where the iPad is not officially released yet and therefore has no App store – is the web.

The web is wonderful in your hand … and one of the best uses of the iPad is sitting back, laying down on the sofa, or just standing somewhere comfortable … and trolling the web.

Good:
Easy, fun, anywhere web.

Bad:
Sharing pages with others via bit.ly and Twitter is not easy in a non-multitasking environment. iPhoneOS 4 should address this.

Sad:
Tabbed browsing is slow … and opening old tabs often causes refreshing of pages. (So does using the back button!)

 


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