If there is one question I’m asked pretty much every day about the iPad, it’s definitely “What is it for?”. If you’re in the same situation you probably noticed that while people are indeed enthusiastic about surfing the web with their fingers, it’s not a selling point.
When talking to students or anybody who ever attends a lecture or a business meeting, there is however one killer use case; the iPad as a notepad.
Indeed, we’re all struggling on a daily basis with folios, printouts and presentations that we’re condemned to print out to be able to take notes on them. In combination with a touch screen stylus like the pogo sketch, I believe the iPad could put an end to that. The concept is simple, just send your pdfs over to your iPad, and make your highlights and notes directly on the screen. This means no more printing or losing your notes, simplified sharing, and you might even save a couple trees in the process.
Fortunately, a developer already put the concept into life, it’s called PadNotes. Check it out:
Looks like one more reason to get an iPad to me.