First Impressions of the iPad


I expected the iPad to be a revolutionary device and holding it in your hands, interacting with it, really is a revolutionary experience. It's the computer of the future.

  • It's fast!
  • It's powerful!
  • It's intuitive, responsive, easy and inviting to use
  • The iPad with its multi-touch screen and single tasking is the first computer that adapts to how humans work, while other computers expect us humans to adapt to how they work
  • The iPad apps I've tested embrace the idea of simplicity, beauty, fun and ease. Just like the iPad itself
  • The iPad is the first computer I've used where reading really feels inviting and user friendly
  • This tablet computer is wonderful for a new kind of story telling! The iPad can blur the line between reading, watching films, gaming and I can see how people could invent new ways of telling stories where images, film, audio, text and interactive experiences all blend together into a new kind of multimedia story telling
  • The digital environment on an iPad feels peaceful and focused
  • The touch screen is crisp and sharp and the book-size feels user friendly
  • The iPad lives up to its promise of long battery life
  • You need a bag and/or a slip to protect your iPad
  • You need a soft, lint-free cloth to remove marks left by your fingers

The iPad and iPhone are innovative devices that bring to mind Think Different, Apple's advertising campaign from 1997

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Now, what I'm really interested in, is how I can use this revolutionary tablet computer as a digital, portable, creative art studio! I'll be back on Tuesday with my findings to present a list of 20 outstanding creativity apps for the iPad.

© 2014 Marmalade Moon