When the iPad was announced last week I was left totally unimpressed with what I saw, it was just a large iPod Touch that had no space to fill in my life, I have an iPhone 3GS and a more than capable Toshiba Windows 7 Notebook.
Now a week later I have changed my mind, this device could be an amazing tool for my job. Let me back up a little, I work in sales, I visit clients and assist them in the design, selection and pricing of Air Conditioning Equipment, I also regularly contact them with product updates, run through new technologies and keep them informed on the latest news from the industry, my briefcase is stuffed with leaflets, brochures and price lists, all a bit worn with turned up corners and coffee cup stains.
Enter the iPad!!!
Now consider one slim device, slip it in your briefcase and you have every one of those leaflets, brochures and prices lists literally at your finger tips in perfect condition in PDF or equivalent format, on top of that you can have instant on access to every presentation you have and an easy search to find them in seconds, it’s pure genius and will change the way I work and make me more effective and productive.
That is one feature of this device and it makes it an invaluable tool for me, add in all the other parts like a fantastic calendar, address book, email and web surfing and now I am beginning to see the Apple vision.