Is an iPad beneficial? - page 3

by Brookelin 6,652 Views | 42 Comments

I have an off question, but figured you guys would be the best ones to ask. I'm probably one of the last people to not have a stinkin Apple iPad. I'm toying with the idea of buying one but only if it will be useful. Have any... Read More


  1. 0
    I had never thought about getting an iPad until reading this post. I am starting the nursing program in January and I think an iPad would be very beneficial to me! Thanks for the great idea!
  2. 0
    If you have the extra money I say yes def. My husband uses his for work and I hope to get one as soon as I am accepted into nursing school!
  3. 0
    Definitely! I have an IPad 2, and that thing is always glued to my fingertips. I have some awesome medical apps on here( drug guides, human anatomy graphs and charts, etc.) they have a ton of useful apps regarding nursing material and they also have a ton of nclex review apps. I use the app, pages, for my word processor which functions greatly. And for power points I use keynote! It's also a great note taking tool. I have audionite! Talk about AMAZING! You can't type, or write with a stylus, and you can also record the lecture while you take notes. Each part of the lecture syncs to what you were writing at the time. You can also highlight important texts, and draw diagrams. It's amazing. I think the cost of it is around 4.99$. As for typing, I have a logitech wireless keyboard. It runs off of my iPads Bluetooth. You stick your iPad into it and you flip it up and creates a stand, and a flip out keyboard. It's a must have I recommend one for sure Also, has a great battery life!
  4. 0
    BiloxiQueen -

    If you read this...your post was lost in the database situation so I only have the little bit from my email notification but I was curious to know what you said since your daughter has the Galaxy Tab and you have the Ipad and I was looking for comparisons. Hope you see this and reply! Thanks
  5. 0
    Rys22,

    My daughter and I had a psychology class together and we both used our tablets every day in class. My iPad was definitely better and faster. The iPad's display is totally better. The apps that I used were notability and notes plus, and I'm not sure if they are available for the Samsung. I have typed all of my research papers on my tablet, and my hand-written notes look like I wrote them on paper when I print them out. I use a printer app so I can print my work on my wireless printer, and when I'm not near my printer I just email it to myself or use Dropbox. I hardly ever use iTunes or the Cloud. You should look them up on YouTube and see how well they work. I also have a laptop and I probably used it twice last semester. My daughter is always on her laptop. I suggest you go to YouTube and look at some comparisons of the two tablets so you see which one works for you.
  6. 0
    Quote from BiloxiQueen
    Rys22,

    My daughter and I had a psychology class together and we both used our tablets every day in class. My iPad was definitely better and faster. The iPad's display is totally better. The apps that I used were notability and notes plus, and I'm not sure if they are available for the Samsung. I have typed all of my research papers on my tablet, and my hand-written notes look like I wrote them on paper when I print them out. I use a printer app so I can print my work on my wireless printer, and when I'm not near my printer I just email it to myself or use Dropbox. I hardly ever use iTunes or the Cloud. You should look them up on YouTube and see how well they work. I also have a laptop and I probably used it twice last semester. My daughter is always on her laptop. I suggest you go to YouTube and look at some comparisons of the two tablets so you see which one works for you.
    Hi can you tell me how you type your research paper on your iPad?
    Thanks
  7. 0
    I have an iPad2 and I love it. However, I haven't really figured out how to make the most of it for school. Can you guys tell me the best note-taking and reference apps? I'd like to have note-taking apps that can record lectures and take dictations.

    Thanks guys!!
  8. 0
    I used Pages to type my research papers and essays. Using Pages to add charts, graphs, and pictures to your work makes it look very professional. You can use a case with a keyboard to type your papers, but I use the keyboard on the screen (which I must admit, took some practice but I can type 55 words a minute on my iPad screen now). I haven't found any apps that can take dictation, but I've bought everything except Note Shelf and the best one in my opinion is Notesplus. You can convert written notes to text and you can split the screen and go to the Internet or pdf file to add pictures or text to you notes. There is an app called Taptyping that teaches you how to type on your iPad screen. It has helped me a lot. You can also record lectures while typing or writing notes with Notesplus.
  9. 0
    Thank you everyone for all this great information. I'm fairly certain I'm going to purchase one now, but have one last question. What do you do about internet access? Again, I'm frugal...and also unemployed while going to school. I don't have $50/month to blow on internet just for my iPad. I'm fine when I'm at home, but if I go anywhere else then I'm SOL. Do you find that you use the internet on your iPad a lot when you are out and about. Is $50/month about right (that's what I was quoted)? Is there a way to get around this expense while still being able to utilize my iPad to the fullest extent?

    Thanks again!
  10. 0
    It has wifi. All schools have wifi networks. That should be efficient enough for your usage.


Top