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Thread: iPad 2: Your opinion?

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    iPad 2: Your opinion?

    Have any of you tried out an iPad 2, or want one?
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    Love my iPad 2! I am using it to type this reply. I can easily post pictures to QB. I even managed to post a tutorial with pictures, something I never would have been able to do from my computer.

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    Love mine! Easy to travel with. Tablets do not replace laptops tho...if you create documents and download programs you also need a PC. There are no slots to attach printers ( you must have a wireless printer). You wont be able to use it for your embroidery programs for example. You cannot view videos if they are Adobe Flash only.

    I love my Ipad as an additional device to surf the internet. There are lots of apps. Check out Itunes and search for some that interest you. I use the radio apps. Ebay apps. Craigslist app.

    And yes, snap a pic and upload it from the Ipad.


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    I just bought an Ipad 2 a couple weeks ago and I like it! It does NOT replace my computer, although I can do a lot with it! I decided on the Ipad 2 because I didn't want to spend more than what that cost, and yet I wanted apple to do facetime with my family in TX. That meant I wanted the bigger screen, so I elected on the Ipad2 vs the mini. We have a notebook pc too and it is just too small for me to like. I have a wireless printer so I can print from it as well. Yep, I like it! My dil loves hers.

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    I love my Ipad, use it daily. Its very versatile. Takes photos, does email, many free apps. I would definitely get one if I had it to do over. The IPad 3 didn't have enough upgrades to warrant buying one though.
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    I have the IPad 3 and love it not the 2.
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    I have an Ipad 1 and love it. I'd like the camera in the Ipad 2 for Facetime, but I can live without it.

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    My son passed down his iPad 2 to me and I love it. I gave my iPad (first generation) to my granddaughter who was grateful to have it. I'm still more comfortable browsing and typing on my Mac Book Pro but I took the iPad on vacation with me recently in order to check my email and favorite websites. I take it along when visiting my children too. I have access to tons of OLD family photos on it which I share while traveling out of state to visit relatives.

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    [QUOTE=Sandygirl;5697341... You wont be able to use it for your embroidery programs for example. You cannot view videos if they are Adobe Flash only...
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    However, you can get one embroidery editor for the iPad, though it does support a limited number of file formats:
    http://www.stitchbuddy.de/ipad/

    And I've seen that there are apps for viewing Flash on an iPad, though I don't know how well they work.
    Bev in TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryone77 View Post
    However, you can get one embroidery editor for the iPad, though it does support a limited number of file formats:
    http://www.stitchbuddy.de/ipad/

    And I've seen that there are apps for viewing Flash on an iPad, though I don't know how well they work.
    This App is $29. It allows you to tweak designs...i will still need to email them to and from my PC to do so. Kind of worthless for me. I don't edit designs now.

    So...how then, how do i transfer designs from Ipad to my CompacFlash only embroidery machine? You cannot. I still need my PC for that.

    Amazon has a fix for accessing files, books, movies that require Flash. My public library uses Overdrive for digital books.
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    Last edited by Sandygirl; 12-10-2012 at 08:38 AM.
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