iPad use case #2: stand-up "paper-work"

This is part of an occasional series on iPad use cases … or, more generally, tablet computing. All are written on my iPad.

Today I needed a break from the office – a break from my desk, and a break from sitting. But I had an important email to review, with a long PDF document that I had to read, understand, and respond to.

So I picked up my iPad, opened Mail, and headed outside. Found the message and opened the PDF … and started to review the document in the fresh air of a beautiful morning. PDF documents are wonderful to read on iPad … each page basically is a screenful in portrait (vertical) mode, and looks stunning.

It was a perfect to both recharge the batteries a little and get some work done.

Good:
Easy to carry, easy to view, great visual quality even outdoors with bright sunlight nearby.

Bad:
Can’t thin, of anything bad at the moment.

Sad:
Would have been nice to be able to annotate that PDF and send it back

 


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