I have many reasons for not wanting to use the iPad 2 sitting in a desk drawer. Let’s see which come to mind now: 1) I have Nook that I use for reading; carrying another device for interacting with media is a waste; 2) I like to use a keyboard (Chromebook CR-48 works great for this) for typing (72wpm) not have to fumble with an on-screen keyboard; 3) I’m not convinced the iPad is the killer education device.
As one technology list member put it:
Still, I do think keeping track of how to do stuff on the iPad important…and being able to load files onto an iPad is one of those burning questions, which I was pleased to read the answer to at LifeHacker.com. I know the question burning in every tech director’s mind is a simple one–how can I manage this device like I do my Dell computers?
Do you have a burning question regarding the iPad that is impeding YOUR whole-hearted adoption?
- How to Transfer Files to Your iPhone or iPad (for Beginners)
- A friend of mine recently called me, frustrated, because he couldn’t figure out how to get PDFs on his iPad.
- Adam Dachis
- a look at the simplest method of transferring files to an iDevice
- Connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iTunes.
- Click on your device in the list on the left side of iTunes.
- Click the “Apps” tab up on top in the main panel of iTunes.
- Scroll down to the bottom where you’ll find a “File Transfer” section with a list of apps. From that list, choose an app you want to transfer a file to.
- Onto the (probably empty) space to the right of the apps list, drag in the file you want to transfer. You can also click “Add…” to browse for the file and choose it.
- The most straight forward method is emailing the PDF to an email account set up on the iphone/ipad. Second to that, sign up for DropBox. Anything that involves hooking up your device with a cable to a computer is ideal for transferring a whack of stuff over.
- Just tap and hold on the PDF in the email, and you can chose to open/save it into other apps (iBooks and Evernote for sure, and I’m positive there are others.)