Fellow iPad owners, what are your favorite uses for the iPad?

Hannah S Kim
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I'm pretty basic when it comes to technology- I've had a smartphone and a computer since my college days and that's pretty much been enough for me. I got an iPad from a relative as a gift last week, and found myself not reaching for it as much. What do you guys use your iPad for? I know a lot of people use it to write notes, design, read, etc... but is there anything crucial that I'm missing? Let me know! Thanks :)

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Full Stack Engineer @ProductHunt
I don't own an iPad but want to. This same questions comes my mind everytime I reach the checkout. What to see what people are using it for.
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Chef
Second screen normally, also doodling which is good for relaxing, morning news the increased space coupled with touch makes it a god for content consumption. Note taking.
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Community Manager
@aaronoleary Yes I've found that switching back to my phone after watching YouTube or reading on my iPad kind of makes me sad haha.
Maker at Papyras
Reading books.
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I write code with my bare hands. 💪🏻
@danyubmustefa @hannahsuyun @noy_s I use my iPad to read Superbooks on: https://bubblin.io
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Community Manager
@danyubmustefa Do you find that your eyes get tired after staring at the screen for too long?
Maker at Papyras
@hannahsuyun Not at all. I just use the dark theme if I'm reading in a low light
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Community Manager
@danyubmustefa okay, makes sense. thanks!
Product | Design | Films
My top uses are (don't judge) 1. Netflix in bed 2. Zillow 3. Deviant Art / Dribbble 4. Second screen for Zoom meetings, so my laptop is freed up 5. Lecture videos in the kitchen
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COO @RenterBuyer
@vineet_sinha We are using it for Neflix too, lol!
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@vineet_sinha Haha no judgement. Definitely guilty of browsing through houses I can't afford on Zillow
I use Procreate to draw and take notes...Sometimes to watch videos on it.
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👨🏻‍💻 ✅
Writing notes and drawing diagrams and mockups for products. There are great use cases. There are also several apps to have it all synchronized with your mac and iPhone.
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COO @RenterBuyer
I use my iPad to design and edit images! I have found some great apps that are helping me to create very professional images. I have a lot of fun with my iPad :)
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Community Manager
@karla_suarez Awesome! I've tried Lightroom on the iPad and it works great, are there any other apps you recommend?
CEO UpViral
GoodNotes!
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@emarky Wish it was free, but I've heard it is worth the money!
Product Manager at T-mobile
I mostly use it for writing notes and needless to say, I can't use my iPad without my pencil. I'm a writer and not a typer so creating quick notes really comes handy! I also wrote something on the latest iPadOS updates. Check it out if you have some time: https://www.gunjanbhardwaj.com/p... My husband also uses it to view recipes while cooking (because keeping a laptop in the kitchen takes more space and you can't afford any harm on it). I also use it as a whiteboard (a second display) during conference calls.
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Community Manager
@gunjan_bhardwaj Thanks for sharing! Will check it out.
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I love making things to solve problems!
Board games with friends, when traveling. Better in-(flight / train / ... )-entertainment.
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Trying make web cool
I always prefer my iPad over laptop and mobile for Netflix and browsing stuff. Pretty good offering from Apple. Also, I do some minor code or text editing on the go or when I don't want to open my laptop.
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problem solver
I've ipad air with keyboard and my main usage is reading/answering emails. I also use it for writing blog posts and watching series. It's basicly a modern typewriter for me :)
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Cofounder of NorCal ADHD & Awake Hapy
Editing photos in Lightroom CC from Adobe & Apple News + & processing email in HEY
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@devon_meadows Yes I've really been enjoying Lightroom!
I just got one and started using Procreate for sketching ideas. Just discovered the animation feature in it and WOW!
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Community Manager
@devonfrohne Woah that sounds amazing!
Founder of CampaignHelp 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)
Netflix Journaling TikTok – which I've removed from my phone Also, I've set my phone to have way fewer notifications (just top headlines in news, work email, calls, a few other top priority apps for my home), but I've let the notifications fly on my iPad. I often have it sitting next to my computer so I can see the notifications when I'm working but not when I'm out and about and don't want my phone buzzing every few minutes. I try and make my iPad more of the "not-phone" device that I pick up when I want to waste time.
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Founder, Investor, Actuary, Coder, etc.
Public speaking - I use it for notes. Travelling - I use it for Netflix / Amazon Video.
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مدير موقع تدوين سياحي
Everything design
It's pretty much becoming my go-to-device for work. I use: - Notion: to organise my life, work tasks, book writing, planning new projects - Procreate: I love to draw and it comes in handy whipping for drawing illustrations for websites - Figurative (Figma for iPad): So I can check on UI designs and make changes on the fly if I need to - Netflix/YouTube: When I wanna laze - Domain (Aussie): Looking at houses and dreaming about the one I want to buy - Spark: For managing all of my email accounts on an ipad makes it so easy to manage
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@stealthywizard Wow, I didn't know that Figma came out with an editing version, thanks for letting me know! My teammates will be stoked about this :)
iOS dev, gamer, Apple enthusiast, he/him
Using an iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard attachment – it’s basically replaced everything that isn’t coding from my MacBook. Darkroom for photo editing, otherwise casual Netflix/YouTube/Twitter. Highly recommend trying out Muse (https://museapp.com/) for any kind of brainstorming/planning/ideation – really is a one of a kind product built for iPad (and Apple Pencil)
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