iPad News & How-To: iPad Research, Productivity Applications, PDF Annotation


As I mentioned in a recent post, one of my favorite tools is Instapaper, which I use to collect articles I want to read later. Here are a few recent iPad articles I’ve added to my collection.

Brennan Browne describes the results of research on tablet computing and how consumers are using them in Five Lessons from a Year of Tablet UX Research.

Staying with the research theme for a moment, the Economist takes a look at why those tiny programs called apps are so popular and how the app marketplace has grown in Apps on Tap.

Daniel P. Dern, writing for ReadWriteWeb, recently posted a two-part series on the iPad as a Notebook Alternative. Part one and Part two.

Want more suggestions for productivity apps for your iPad? Then see the article 30 Useful iPad Apps For Business & Presentation.

Over at Mac|Life, J Keirn-Swanson reviews three popular iPad apps for PDF annotation in App Showdown: PDF Annotators. As I wrote a few days ago, my favorite is GoodReader.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy