The iPad Project Book: Reviews

ippb2_mediumHere’s what some people are saying (and writing) about The iPad 2 Project Book:

5.0 out of 5 stars A how-to book even I can understand October 14, 2011

By Kay A. Hoover
This review is from: The iPad 2 Project Book (Paperback)
This project book is stuffed with great instructions and lots of pictures (for those of us who are visual learners). The authors have added a bit of humor that makes the fun to read. If you want to know the many things you can do with your iPad, I highly recommend the book.

Here’s what some people are saying (and writing) about The iPad Project Book:

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for iPad owners that ask: Now what do I do with this magic and revolutionary device?, December 19, 2010

By D. Greenbaum “DoctorDave™ (Lawrence, KS)

This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)

Unlike most other how-to books that cover all the potential features, training and troubleshooting, this book exclusively focuses on getting things done. This book is not for those who want to learn how to use an iPad, rather it’s about learning how to do stuff with an iPad. Of course we love our iPads for remote surfing and email, but what else can we do?

The authors go through some introductory subjects such as cloud syncing and security tips then move on to using Dropbox, iTunes and Documents-to-go to manage productivity for the standard office suite. Then they move on to using multiple applications to planning an entire party – including recipes, shopping list and invitations – via the iPad. Finally, they cover creating flash cards, planning vacations, as well as a variety of audio and video tips and tricks. Most helpful is the last series of chapters that explain how to move DVD content to your iPad.

If you’ve ever said “I have an iPad, now what?” this the book for you. Even though I’m an experienced iPad user, the book had some great ideas and sparked some new ones. Some of the ideas I already knew, but had to learn the hard way. I highly recommend this book for iPad users who wonder what else they can do with their magical and revolutionary devices.

Pros: Outstanding ideas about taking your iPad to the next level
Cons: Absolutely none

Originally published and written for the Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0
http://www.laugks.org/news and published by
Dave Greenbaum at http://www.clickheretech.com

5.0 out of 5 stars A top recommendation for any general or computer collection, February 13, 2011

By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)

The iPad Project Book offers a range of ideas for creating projects, organizing, managing events, and more using the iPad. From how to stream videos or rent videos from iTunes to using the many apps available for the iPad, this is packed with color step-by-step directions throughout and is a top recommendation for any general or computer collection.

5.0 out of 5 stars Not really projects, but a great book nonetheless…, January 10, 2011

By John M. Schofield (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)

An earlier reviewer criticized this book because it’s not “projects” per his definition — and while I agree with him, I disagree with his conclusion.

When I think of a “project” book for the iPad I think about, for instance controlling my home-made robot with an iPad. (I don’t actually have a home-made robot.) This isn’t that kind of book. Instead, it’s a clear, concise, well-written guide to everything that the normal user would want to do with their iPad. I’m quite the geek, so some of the book wasn’t new to me, but I still found many sections telling me how to do stuff I didn’t know how to do (and a few telling me how to do stuff I didn’t know was possible).

Plus, it gets extra points for being clear and concise—many tech book are written by the inch, literally—the publisher specifies a spine width to make the book show up on bookstore shelves, and the author has to write enough to fill that space, whether or not the topic needs it. This book is slim, but that’s because the authors wrote as much as they needed to, and then stopped. No fluff in this one.

Highly recommended.

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid basics, clearly explained, December 18, 2010
By MacAllister Stone “Mac” (PacNorth) – See all my reviews

This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)
The iPad Project book offers solid, accessible, step-by-step instructions for the average user to seamlessly integrate their new iPad into everyday life, travel, and planning. If you’ve already been an iPhone user, some of the practical projects may seem familiar and obvious; but for the average new iPad owner, this brief and accessible manual is made of win.

The projects offered are the practical kinds of things everyone encounters, whether it’s shopping, meal-planning, weekend trips, or managing email. The instructions are accessible, reasonable, and refreshingly short of the kind of jargon that even Windows users can navigate with ease and confidence.

Thumbs up.

You can read the first chapter for yourself here, and see some excerpts here.

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