Not long ago, the iTunes store started selling iPad apps! Yep, it is true. You can start downloading apps even before your iPad arrives this Saturday. This really is a great idea so that I can be ready – thanks Apple! Now, I still have to figure out what my iPad’s name is going to be so I can name it in the sync.
And they’ve changed the terms and conditions yet again, so you have to agree to it again before you download – oh boy!
I’m still not totally clear on how some applications will work – have to wait to see the iPad I guess. For example… I own a copy of the 1password app (and absolutely love it) for the iPhone… I assume it will work for the iPad but be pixelated if I run it full size. Yet I see an iPad version of 1password in the app store for $6.99. Do I have to buy that too if I want all the iPad screen size? I haven’t found any info on their site yet so I’m not sure. I just found a couple of posts on their blog so I’m reading up.
Of course, I’m buying the iWork apps and will pick a bunch of free ones to try them out.
if you want to use a cool tool, use the appshopper page for iPad.
This is so much fun!
(Photo credit: snap from the itunes app store)
One of the things I’m really hoping to do is to become more organized. A long time ago, I used to carry around a day planner – which was pretty good at helping me keep myself organized. Then, I bought a couple of Apple Newtons (anyone want to buy them? I still have them laying around LOL) and I thought they were great little tools – tho a bit slow and didn’t connect to the Internet easily like the iPhone/iPad does now. Going slightly off topic – I wish the iPad had the handwriting recognition that the Newton had – granted it wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough for what I needed.
Getting Things Done (GTD) is a popular method for organization. I watched a training video on this a long time ago and loved it. David Allen (the author of GTD) is a master at motivational organization… you watch his stuff and you want to get rid of the clutter. But for me, really sticking to it is sooo hard! Why can’t I keep my inbox at zero?
I have a few applications I have tried and currently, I’m trying to use Things on my mac. I have the Things application on my iPhone, but I am just not using it as much as I’d like. I decided at one point to try to keep my work and personal organization separate – so I use a program on the mac called ‘rooswitch‘ — it allows you to have multiple preference and data files – so using a program like Things, I can have completely separate data for work and personal.
Right now, my current favorite list making device is a pen and paper. Yep, I’ve gone back to that old technology!
So, once I get the iPad, I’ll be updating you as to my progress with getting organized and how well the iPad helps with that!