3 Things the iPad Needs
So I waited in line to get an iPad 3g last Friday and I have had a few days to play with it and I think it is a remarkable device. There are plenty of reviews and opinions about the iPad out there and I really don’t want to go into that too much instead I just want to mention three things that I need from the device. I think they can be easily done and I hope that somebody will scratch those itches in short order.
- Photo books are a nightmare. Please someone make it easy to make a photo style book and share it with the rest of the world. I have done some research into the epub format and it sucks in so many ways I can’t even begin to list them. epdf is not supported as far as I know. Developing in Keynote seems to be the best way to make a photo book at this time but it has problems too. No internal links, no non-editable presentations, and no good ways to distribute make it really tough not to mention is is device specific. What I am looking for is a way to assemble a book in Keynote, Indesign, Pages, or whatever, have it look great be somewhat interactive, and be able to export as a book that can be distributed through itunes either as an ibook or an app.
- Graphics tablet. I believe the iPad will make a great graphics tablet, either bluetooth or usb, to work on my other computers. My only concern would be if the glass became dull from constant use.
- Better syncing of apps. I have a few apps that I really like, my favorite being the iBird Pro app. They are capable of having lists, notes, and other personalized information. I have been using these apps on both my iPad and iPod Touch, they function the same but don’t share any info. As I understand it Apple sandbox’s all apps for security, but come on, I should be able to sync data in the same app between devices.
Great device, glad I have one. Someone address those three things and I will be a very happy camper.