With laptops and cellular devices becoming more advanced each year, it can be difficult to find uses for your tablet. Being the owner of an Apple iPad Mini, I’m going to tell you guys 5 practical ways that I use it to enhance life’s everyday activities:
- Read a book. The ability to read eBooks from Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook certainly makes the iPad one of the most versatile eReaders on the market. It’s also one of the lightest and thinnest, which is great if you love to read in bed. And let’s not forget newspapers and magazines. The Newsstand on the iPad now supports over a hundred magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and People Magazine among many others.
- Help in the kitchen. The size and portability of the iPad makes it great for any room in the house, including the kitchen. Start with recipes from great apps like Epicurious and Whole Foods Market.
- Stream media. While wireless capabilities of streaming television shows is becoming increasingly popular, cable is still the most popular way to tune in to our favorite shows and movies. Many cable providers now offer an app that will let you watch some shows live on your iPad, which turns your tablet into a portable television.
- Edit photos and video. The iPad can take a great photo, but even better, it can easily edit that photo. The built-in editing features allow you to crop the photo, brighten it or bring out the best color. But you aren’t stuck with the editing features of the Photos app. There are a number of great photo-editing apps on the App Store, and plenty of filters you can download to extend the Photos App. Even more, the iPad can do a great job at editing video. The iMovie app is available for free to anyone who has bought an iPad or iPhone in the last few years, and in edition to basic video editing, iMovie comes with fun themes and templates, so you can put music to your video or even create a fictional movie trailer.
- Be productive on the go. With the portability of an iPad, it’s no trouble to answer emails and take notes at a short meeting in town without having to lug around your laptop.If you’re in school (or need to take a lot of notes at work), a tablet actually makes for a pretty handy note-taker. And with apps Evernote, Drafts, and OneNote available, you can do more with your notes than you ever could on paper.
I hope that you all found these practical tips use. As always, stay tuned for more posts!