New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPad Hardware and Accessories Discuss the iPad hardware and accessories

what exactly can i do with an ipad


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
tollo

 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posts: 1
tollo is on a distinguished road

tollo is offline
sorry for the question which may be quite studip.
i have not been following the mac evolution lately and only now i found out the ipad... unfortunately i haven't really yet understood what it is.

now the explanation could be a little too long so i just tell what i would like to know.

1. can i run adobe illustrator (version cs 11.0.0) and photoshop (cs 8.0.1) on the ipad?

2. i have an i book g4 (with os 10.5.8, with usb2 and airport) which works fine except for the display which has some problems. i am thinking to buy an external display and i was wondering if i could use the ipad as external display for the iBook.

thanks to all
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
1. No you can't run Illustrator or Photoshop on the iPad.

死神はリンゴしか食べない。
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,466
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
The IPad runs IOS. Adobe products at this time like Crimson said, do not run on the iPad and IOS.

Also no, it's a Tablet and self contained. You can not use the display for your iBook. Not that I know of!
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,191
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
The IPad runs IOS. Adobe products at this time like Crimson said, do not run on the iPad and IOS.
This is incorrect. The specific products the OP mentioned don't run, of course, but Adobe does indeed make several apps for the iPad, including Photoshop Express (which is nothing at all like Photoshop, but is kinda like Photoshop Elements sorta kinda).

Quote:
Also no, it's a Tablet and self contained. You can not use the display for your iBook. Not that I know of!
The expression "there's an app for that" comes to mind. You can indeed accomplish this with third-party help, BUT not with an antiquated machine like an iBook G4.
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,191
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by tollo View Post
sorry for the question which may be quite studip.
i have not been following the mac evolution lately and only now i found out the ipad... unfortunately i haven't really yet understood what it is.
This would be a long explanation, but here's the shortest explanation I can come up with:

An iPad is a supplemental device designed primarily to handle "light" and entertainment-oriented computer tasks using a more naturalistic interface than a traditional computer. It's lack of file system, touch-based interface and modest resolution on a high-quality screen make it a highly portable device that is pleasurable to use in a variety of not-sitting-at-a-desk type positions. It can handle a huge variety of things, but is MOSTLY used for what I call "casual computing and media consumption": this includes things like checking websites and email, voice and video chatting, watching movies or tv shows or web videos, reading e-books and of course playing games.

Being lighter than most portable computers, it's easy to take with you (and features a very long-lasting battery). Having a larger screen than an iPhone, it's easier to share pictures, videos and other discoveries with nearby friends or colleagues. Using a touch interface overcomes the barriers that prevent many people from mastering "regular" computers and people feel naturally more confident using an iPad compared to other devices.

The best possible way to discover if it might be right for your needs is to visit a store that has one and play around with it for a while. You won't need a manual or much-if-any handholding; it's a very "dive right in" sort of device.

For those who are highly comfortable and immersed in traditional computing experiences, getting to grips with a more curated user interface may take some getting used to; for most people, who never really mastered the rituals of modern computing, it feels more like what the way they have always wanted technology to behave.

Oh dear, that got to be long anyway didn't it??
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,466
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
Chas, Interesting on the Photoshop Express. Not seen that so thanks. Like you said, doubt it's anything like the true Photoshop, but interesting anyway.
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
Although there isn't true Photoshop, or any of the Adobe Apps, there are plenty of add-on apps. I picked up Eazel on sale, but there are several Adobe apps that let you interact with photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop iPad Apps Arrive | PCWorld

Also - if you believe that the iPad is a toy - watch Kyle Lambert use it to make some incredible drawings.
YouTube - ‪kylelambertportfolio's Channel‬‏

I like Chas' summary - the iPad is a supplemental device. I'd like to foil what Chas says by comparing it to what a pundit had to say about the iPad.
Tim Acheson's Blog : Prediction: Microsoft will dominate the tablet market
TL ; DR - Windows will come back and win the tablet market because everyone that is a "computerati" wants a full computer all the time.

FTA
Quote:
Let me make another obvious prediction. The iPad can never replace people's laptops and PCs, or even make much of an impact in these markets, because it simply does not even begin to have the same capabilities -- not even close.
This is the key to understanding where the iPad sits. It is not a Laptop replacement, nor was it ever designed to be a laptop replacement. But if you sit and think about how you use your laptop - you may come to this conclusion (one that I came to) - I don't need a full laptop for 80% of my computing. I am an outlier as I need a full computer to do my work (selling software that designs integrated circuits) 80% may be low for the majority of people - If you only deal with Office, Web, Email - then it could be closer to 90% to 95% except for that one thing - like high end spreadsheets, database, high end graphics/photography/video stuff like that. I would also contend if you were doing that high end stuff, you'd want to be at your desk with the proper tools around you to do it.

Where the iPad excels, is the ability to get the majority of day to day computer tasks done, in an easy to carry form factor, easy to use anywhere, without having to worry about battery life.
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,191
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
I think Steve Jobs himself hit on the same point you refer to, Ivan, when he said that computers are trucks, and trucks are great -- but most of the time you don't actually need a truck, a sports car would do the job, and the iPad is a sports car.
QUOTE Thanks
twitchymike@mac

 
twitchymike@mac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 73
twitchymike@mac has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: G4 + Mac Pro 8-core 6Gb

twitchymike@mac is offline
Touch interface is OK and takes me away from my desktop monitor, to the sofa. Books are best. Found thousands of epub books for nothing, many already read, and some not to my taste, but the rest are spot-on, and I won't finish them in my lifetime...

I wish my previously created Keynote presentations (on Mac) could port to paddy, so I could pass it around to view on it
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,191
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by twitchymike@mac View Post
I wish my previously created Keynote presentations (on Mac) could port to paddy, so I could pass it around to view on it
Why can't they? You just need to buy Keynote for iPad and you should be all set.
QUOTE Thanks
IvanLasston

 
IvanLasston's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 26, 2010
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Posts: 2,116
IvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to beholdIvanLasston is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 11" OSX 10.8.2

IvanLasston is offline
I was thinking comparing the iPad to a Bike vs a Computer like a Car - but a Truck is a good analogy too. You can use it for all kinds of stuff but really, you drive to and from work and pick up groceries most of the time - all you really need is a moped for day to day...

To add to Chas' second post - there are several sharing software bits too - as long as everyone has an iPad...
Idea flight - free but if you want to "pilot" you pay a 1 time $8 fee.
Idea Flight for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Webex - pretty much standard web meeting
WebEx for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Supershare - transfer files between iPads
SuperShare for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

But you could also print Keynote to PDF and view it with the myriad of viewers out there as well - but I would first get Keynote for iPad as suggested - it does a pretty good job of viewing/editing slides from both Powerpoint and Keynote.
QUOTE Thanks
[DT]

 
[DT]'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 23, 2010
Location: Vilano Beach, FL
Posts: 110
[DT] has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MBP 15" 16/500/2.3GHz, iPad 4 32GB, iPhone 5 32GB

[DT] is offline
I figured some real world usage examples might be interesting. Here's what I typical do on ours - varies a little day-to-day, but I bet I hit all these things up weekly.

Email
Research/Reference (Wiki, IMDB)
Web (usually messageboards)
Secure connection using the Cisco client to manage some infrastructure
Writing documents (at least initial drafts), shared using DropBox
Watching movies (Netflix, iTunes) at my desk or for the little one when we're out
Playing a few games
Reading books (Kindle)
News feeds/tech journals
Remoting to a media server to manage downloads

It's better than moving around a notebook, has incredible battery life (it's basically always ready to use), and provides a really natural interface experience. It's great because I take it out on the deck, or in the garage, so I always have my communication device handy.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iPad and wireless keyboard | Wait for iPad3? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
My ipad 2 event summary. the8thark Apple Rumors and Reports 4 03-02-2011 08:50 PM
The big list of ipad cases (and where to get them + prices) the8thark iPad Hardware and Accessories 30 06-18-2010 07:49 AM
iPad FAQ Lotus Esprit iPad Hardware and Accessories 0 04-12-2010 08:31 PM
15 Reasons to Consider Purchasing an iPad! pigoo3 iPad Hardware and Accessories 83 03-27-2010 10:14 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?