So I’ve been thinking about the iPad lately. A lot. Mostly in an Isn’t it pretty kind of way.
But I’ve also been thinking Should I or shouldn’t I? I obviously don’t need it. Or do I? I tend to approach my technology very practically. How will this improve my life? It was a big decision for me to get a smartphone, a life change really. And for the first couple of weeks I thought I had made a big mistake. But now that I’ve discovered most of its ins and outs, I find that it has made a positive impact.
For one, I am on my computer much less. Need to check a movie time? Fandango App. Need directions? Google Maps app. Plus I am more organized. I have an app called ColorNote where I have little widgets on my home screen for all of my to do lists. One for each grocery story, one for the pharmacy, one for “Today”, etc. I also have my current manuscript with me at all times in a Google Doc, reached from a link on my home screen, which is hugely helpful. So what could an iPad do for me other than make the regions of my brain that respond to things that are aesthetically pleasing light up? Well, for one, lots of cool apps. Here is link to a few apps for writers.
Corkulous is very appealing to me for developing plot ideas and such. Especially since you can drag the notes, rearranging them whenever you have the whim.
I’m going to continue to think about it — it is one more electronic device to maintain, keep charged, etc. But it sure is pretty.
What else is going on? I crossed the 45k mark in word count for my next book!