9 Things You Can Do with an iPad

Are you trying to decide if the iPad is worth the investment? You may be wondering what this portable device is capable of doing. If you’re still on the fence, consider the following list of nine things you can do with an iPad.

  1. Social Media Accounts

Checking your email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social accounts has never been easier. The iPad is one of the best ways to stay in touch when reaching out to your family and friends. If you like updating your status on the go, the iPad is the perfect companion. You can share everything stored in your iPad including photos, videos, music, website links, and more.

  1. Portable Web Surfing

The iPad is a handy little helper around the house, whether you’re laying in bed, cooking in the kitchen, watching TV on the couch, or relaxing in the backyard. The iPad is perfect in size, lightweight and portable, but with a larger screen than a smartphone so it’s easier on your eyes. You can catch up on the news, look up recipes, see what your favorite actor is up to, search for information about a song you just heard, and much more – all in the palm of your hand. Although the iPad can’t do the cooking for you, it’s a valuable kitchen tool in many ways. Not only can you keep track of recipes and ingredients, there are apps to help you manage the food allergies in your household.

  1. Drawing and Designing

Because of its size and the range of digital tools available, the iPad is a godsend for illustrators, designers, and other artists both casual and professional. You can draw anywhere you want whenever you want, without worrying about paper, pen, or paintbrushes. Using your fingertips to create art is an option, but if you’re serious about working on that long-rumored project, a stylus will ensure your artwork is clear, clean, and vibrant.

  1. Playing Games

Each time a new iPad comes out, the ability to play games gets more advanced and interactive. With front and back-facing cameras, you can play augmented reality games with amazing graphics and higher resolution gameplay. The iPad is good for many things, but gaming is by far the most entertaining.

  1. Reading Books

If you love reading, the iPad takes it to the next level. You can search for tons of e-books in the Apple Store or find them in apps, making iPad one of the most versatile e-readers ever. If you like reading in bed, this is comfortable enough to see in the dark.

  1. Distracting Your Kids

The iPad is the ideal solution to keep your children happy in the backseat when heading out for a long drive or a trip. They will have access to movies and can play games cheaper than most gaming systems, keeping them busy for hours. With the iPad in tow, “Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past.

  1. Say Goodbye to Cable

If you are paying too much for cable, or want more opportunities all in one, the ability to stream is amazing. Many broadcast channels offer their own app, so you can watch the latest show even if you forgot to hit the record button. If you don’t want to watch on the relatively small screen of the iPad, many services such as Netflix and Hulu offer the option to stream directly to your big-screen high-definition television.

  1. Voice Dictation

Use your voice to create emails, send text messages, or type up a document. Just hit the iPad microphone and use the voice dictation option instead of your fingertips.

  1. Personal Assistant

Many iOSusers have a love/hate relationship with Siri, but when used correctly she makes a great personal assistant. Siri can schedule events, set reminders, plan reservations, and find out the latest sports scores you missed out on. If you’re stuck on a math question, Siri can help you figure out the answer. She can calculate the proper tip to leave when you’re eating at your favorite restaurant, and she might even be able to tell you what song is playing in the background. If you’re really bored, you can ask her silly questions – Siri has an answer for almost anything.

These are just a few of the things you can use your iPad for. With this handy device, there’s a whole world of possibilities waiting to be discovered.