Using your iPad as a journal.

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    Dec 02, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    Can you use an iPad as a notebook and then enter notes onto a PC/laptop, such as Microsoft word, in order to print?
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    You can take notes with the regular Notes App, which you can access anywhere pretty much since you can hit iCloud.com anytime from any device. There are many other apps you can use as well such as Pages(OSX version of Microsoft Word, fully compatible). You can also download apps that allow you to use your own handwriting to take notes and even make drawings around your notes and such. Seriously just hit the AppStore, you'll find everything you need there.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    charlitos saidYou can take notes with the regular Notes App, which you can access anywhere pretty much since you can hit iCloud.com anytime from any device. There are many other apps you can use as well such as Pages(OSX version of Microsoft Word, fully compatible). You can also download apps that allow you to use your own handwriting to take notes and even make drawings around your notes and such. Seriously just hit the AppStore, you'll find everything you need there.


    Thanks. I have an iPad (still unopened), and I'm like what do I need this for, maybe I should return it. My friends uses range from watching all kinds of videos to having a travel friendly device on hand. I have a laptop, an iPhone, and I just bought a shuffle to replace my iPod (strictly for gym use).

    The only practical reason I'd want to keep it is if I get a keyboard to use it strictly as a journal and maybe a "check book". I could also use it as a photo album -- although I still like hard copies of most things.

    I also think it could be "green friendly" for reading newspapers or magazines. I still prefer a book in my hand though. I've borrowed my mother's kindle and it was okay.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    Forget "notes," Use "pages" it's free now and beats the pants off MSturd. The iPad version was somewhat crippled a couple of years ago, but may be better by now, since it's integrated with the web and iPads have gotten faster. I tend to set up documents on the desktop, save them to iWeb, and just edit them on the (old 1.0) iPad.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidA journal? You gay, bro?


    Home fry, just like Jay-Z's song "Moment of Clarity", I have some epiphanies myself man, and I like to scribble that shizz down -- A'ight?

    Seriously even for regular class notes I used to hand write them and re-type them at home (it helped to retain the information).

    I now have tons of practical notes that apply to life, or topics that I can look up if I need a reference.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
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    charlitos saidYou can take notes with the regular Notes App, which you can access anywhere pretty much since you can hit iCloud.com anytime from any device. There are many other apps you can use as well such as Pages(OSX version of Microsoft Word, fully compatible). You can also download apps that allow you to use your own handwriting to take notes and even make drawings around your notes and such. Seriously just hit the AppStore, you'll find everything you need there.


    Thanks. I have an iPad (still unopened), and I'm like what do I need this for, maybe I should return it. My friends uses range from watching all kinds of videos to having a travel friendly device on hand. I have a laptop, an iPhone, and I just bought a shuffle to replace my iPod (strictly for gym use).

    The only practical reason I'd want to keep it is if I get a keyboard to use it strictly as a journal and maybe a "check book". I could also use it as a photo album -- although I still like hard copies of everything.

    I also think it could be "green friendly" for reading newspapers or magazines. I still prefer a book in my hand though. I've borrowed my mother's kindle and it was okay.
    I think you should return it, based on what you explained above.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:49 AM GMT
    You'll find more uses for it as time goes by. It's nice to not have to sit in front of the computer to do some simple stuff.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:55 AM GMT
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    AnOriginal saidCan you use an iPad as a notebook and then enter notes onto a PC/laptop, such as Microsoft word, in order to print?

    Welcome back!


    Thanks Sharky! So when are we all going out for coffee; Mr. ArtDecco too. I just want to see what you two are like in "real life" haha.
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    Dec 02, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
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    AnOriginal said
    charlitos saidYou can take notes with the regular Notes App, which you can access anywhere pretty much since you can hit iCloud.com anytime from any device. There are many other apps you can use as well such as Pages(OSX version of Microsoft Word, fully compatible). You can also download apps that allow you to use your own handwriting to take notes and even make drawings around your notes and such. Seriously just hit the AppStore, you'll find everything you need there.


    Thanks. I have an iPad (still unopened), and I'm like what do I need this for, maybe I should return it. My friends uses range from watching all kinds of videos to having a travel friendly device on hand. I have a laptop, an iPhone, and I just bought a shuffle to replace my iPod (strictly for gym use). My iPod still works, but I had to constantly move it from the front to back depending on the exercise.

    The only practical reason I'd want to keep it is if I get a keyboard to use it strictly as a journal and maybe a "check book". I could also use it as a photo album -- although I still like hard copies of everything.

    I also think it could be "green friendly" for reading newspapers or magazines. I still prefer a book in my hand though. I've borrowed my mother's kindle and it was okay.
    I think you should return it, based on what you explained above.


    A laptop takes longer to turn on. If I can in fact transfer my data and notes to my laptop it would be worth it.
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    Dec 02, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidForget "notes," Use "pages" it's free now and beats the pants off MSturd. The iPad version was somewhat crippled a couple of years ago, but may be better by now, since it's integrated with the web and iPads have gotten faster. I tend to set up documents on the desktop, save them to iWeb, and just edit them on the (old 1.0) iPad.


    Thanks for the info!
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    Dec 02, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    AnOriginal saidA laptop takes longer to turn on. If I can in fact transfer my data and notes to my laptop it would be worth it.

    I don't do Apple. It might be a problem using Apple's cloud if there aren't any Apple cloud based apps for your laptop, assuming your laptop is Windows. Historically Apple has not made interoperability a high priority between their platforms and Windows.

    With an Android tablet all of Google's apps are available on Windows. Maybe they're also available on the Mac. And then hopefully they're available for the iPad. But it seems kind of ass-backwards to be using Android/Google stuff on an iPad.
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    Dec 02, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    Hmmm I need an iPad now.
    And I can paint on it too! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 02, 2013 7:43 AM GMT
    down load Evernote and it will sync to all devices, iPad, computer even Iphone
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    Dec 02, 2013 7:45 AM GMT
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    AnOriginal saidA laptop takes longer to turn on. If I can in fact transfer my data and notes to my laptop it would be worth it.

    I don't do Apple. It might be a problem using Apple's cloud if there aren't any Apple cloud based apps for your laptop, assuming your laptop is Windows. Historically Apple has not made interoperability a high priority between their platforms and Windows.

    With an Android tablet all of Google's apps are available on Windows. Maybe they're also available on the Mac. And then hopefully they're available for the iPad. But it seems kind of ass-backwards to be using Android/Google stuff on an iPad.


    Anything is better than the crap Sony sells and their extended warranties are a joke. Everyone told me I should've bought a Mac instead. Even their nice looking wireless mouse stopped working in less than a year. I take care of everything I own -- it's one of my pet peeves. I hate when people don't take care of the things they own; it says something about the person. The back up discs I paid extra for also did not work. I finally had to go through a friend that works on computers and he said the disks were useless. All I know is that expensive extended warranty was a waste (it supposedly even covered accidents; he gave the example if I dropped a can of soda on it, which I never did, it would be covered) -- their in house tech guy was an obese smart ass that acted like a pretentious prick.

    Give me Panasonic, Canon, or Apple products -- I hate Sony so much, after that experience. Even their headphones suck and stopped working. They just don't make quality products; they rely on their name and sleek looking products. If your products suck at least have decent customer service.

    The laptop was less than a year old and he said I must've dropped or banged it (which would've been covered and I did not) it was a hard drive issue. I ended up having to send a note with photos next to a newspaper and how their tech guy treated me during our multiple visits. He was just so nasty -- it's not even like "I'm a super smart techy dude and a little odd" (which can be cute). He was just a jerk (I pray he's been fired). Avoid Sony at Roosevelt Field mall in NY. Unless they cleaned house -- they SUCK and so do their products. The only quality items I have from that $2,000+ bill is a cleaning cloth and spray from them; I forgot the laptop bag I have is decent too -- although it's a bit small. Other than that they are not worth it. They do make very pretty products; I'll give them that. Maybe that year was just a bad year in quality control for them, but there is no excuse for their rude customer service.
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    Dec 02, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    charlitos saidYou can take notes with the regular Notes App, which you can access anywhere pretty much since you can hit iCloud.com anytime from any device. There are many other apps you can use as well such as Pages(OSX version of Microsoft Word, fully compatible). You can also download apps that allow you to use your own handwriting to take notes and even make drawings around your notes and such. Seriously just hit the AppStore, you'll find everything you need there.


    Thanks for the info as well :-)
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    Dec 02, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    I talked to my Mom who has the kindle, kindle fire, and a galaxy. I'm starting to see no point in tablets. She loves to read; she also uses them in order to check her emails and play card games.

    I also found the receipt for that crappy Sony Laptop. I was shocked to see that store's location had positive reviews!

    Notice the $399 warranty that is more of a headache than it's worth. You're better off just putting the money you'd spend on a warranty towards a new laptop! #SonySucks

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    Dec 02, 2013 6:30 PM GMT

    ugh! I would suggest the Google chrome book.
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    Dec 02, 2013 8:11 PM GMT
    I had a coworker whose dad had an expensive Sony video camera. It needed work and then it was a descent into hell with their service department. He ended up replacing it with a nice Canon video camera. He swore off of Sony after that.

    I've been lucky with them. My playstation 3 has been fine. I had a portable cd player that also never gave me any problems.

    Warranties for consumer electronics are a known money maker for the stores. Never buy them.
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    Dec 02, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    You can take notes on your iPad and email them to yourself if you need to. It's just one or two clicks. It sends the text, not an attachment.

    If you want to type a lot, a touch screen may not be the way to go, unless you get a keyboard cover. http://www.logitech.com/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover-ipad-5?WT.mc_id=global_news_kbcover5#
    logitech-ultrathin-keyboard-cover-for-ip

    But it sounds like what you need is a Macbook Air. They turn on instantly when opened. You can pick up working wherever you left off. The battery lasts forever. I dropped mine on the subway tile just before hopping on the train and it was not damaged. (It took a hard hit to the corner and only suffered an unnoticeable minor dent.) The keyboard is the best I've used on any machine. And they are lightning fast at everything.
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    Dec 02, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
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    AnOriginal said
    charlitos saidYou can take notes with the regular Notes App, which you can access anywhere pretty much since you can hit iCloud.com anytime from any device. There are many other apps you can use as well such as Pages(OSX version of Microsoft Word, fully compatible). You can also download apps that allow you to use your own handwriting to take notes and even make drawings around your notes and such. Seriously just hit the AppStore, you'll find everything you need there.


    Thanks. I have an iPad (still unopened), and I'm like what do I need this for, maybe I should return it. My friends uses range from watching all kinds of videos to having a travel friendly device on hand. I have a laptop, an iPhone, and I just bought a shuffle to replace my iPod (strictly for gym use).

    The only practical reason I'd want to keep it is if I get a keyboard to use it strictly as a journal and maybe a "check book". I could also use it as a photo album -- although I still like hard copies of everything.

    I also think it could be "green friendly" for reading newspapers or magazines. I still prefer a book in my hand though. I've borrowed my mother's kindle and it was okay.
    I think you should return it, based on what you explained above.


    That's a bad advice. Tablets are here to stay and while some people might find it difficult to figure out how to replace their existing computers and laptops with a tablet, it is just a matter of time before the majority of media consumption and light level productivity takes place on smartphones and tablets. You dont want to be the old man who cant move on past the PC era.
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    Dec 02, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    I love my iPad and use it all the time, including for keeping notes and a journal.

    However, if you feel like you're trying to force yourself to like it and find ways to justify it, I'd consider finding a very thin and portable laptop instead.

    If you want to take notes or keep a journal with the iPad, there are numerous programs. I use Evernote on both my iPad and PC so I have all my info anywhere I have a net connection. I like that better than using an iPad-only app.

    I print via my iPad using an HP printer which is hooked up to my laptop.
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    Dec 03, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
    charlitos saidYou dont want to be the old man who cant move on past the PC era.

    I already am. I still yearn for the days of the command prompt. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 03, 2013 10:22 AM GMT
    I'd return the iPad. There are two in my household: one that I gave to my partner as a gift; and the other I received as a gift from a friend. Even though my other half loves Apple, he never touches his iPad, and I only use mine when I feel like playing a game of chess (the most expensive modern chess set I own).

    Android tablets are a better option for what you are looking to accomplish.
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    Dec 03, 2013 11:08 AM GMT
    "Dear Diary...
    I'm writing in your bullshit pages because my Shrink is crazier than I am.
    He thinks you're therapy."
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    Dec 03, 2013 12:15 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    charlitos saidYou dont want to be the old man who cant move on past the PC era.

    I already am. I still yearn for the days of the command prompt. icon_razz.gif


    I use the command prompt more than I use my iPad but thats just work ;)