In this podcast I talk about what it's like to write with an iPad. It's not a review by any stretch, more a writer's eye view of using this new and exciting piece of technology. And it is exciting, you know. Most of the talk at the moment is about the e-revolution in the publishing industry and the effect of the iPad (and more so the Kindle, actually) on how people read books.
But I want to look at what the iPad means for writers. Most people initially saw it as a device for consumption, but I always thought that there had to be more to it than that.
As I said in a recent piece I did for Shawn Blanc, all you need is a blank screen and a keyboard. I believe that's what the iPad provides and more.
So do have a listen and let me know what you think. I've split the podcast up into three sections to try and help you navigate my ramblings:
- What's it physically like to write with an iPad?
- What are the main benefits of using an iPad?
- What applications do I use?
On a techno-note, there seems to be a small gap in audio two thirds in. It only last a second or two, but many apologies. My mistake I'm afraid - I'm much better at editing words than audio!
I refer to a number of things in this podcast, including applications that have been described and reviewed extremely well elsewhere. Here's some links to help you make your iPad-related decisions.
Apps and accessories