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Thursday, August 19, 2010

iPad Dreams, Wants and Desires

I'm still in search of the perfect blogging software for the iPad. I have a feeling it is going to be a long wait. BlogPress isn't bad, but it is extremely basic. Hopefully someone, somewhere has better software in the works.

As for the multitude of PDF readers for the iPad, I still think that GoodReader is the best of the bunch by far. Supposedly the next update for the app will allow annotations and notes on the PDF (a feature available in some other PDF apps for the iPad). Being able to scratch up a copy of a module on my iPad, or write some house rules in the margins of Weird Fantasy will bring this damn close to having my beat up 1st edition modules in hand.

I need to spend some more time with the iPad mapping program I download last week - the name, of course, escapes me at the moment. I'd really love to have an iPad VTT, but it would probably need to be cross platform, and that ain't happening anytime soon.

I have high hopes, don't I?

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

4 comments:

  1. For what it's worth, I was able to try out an iPad briefly over this past weekend (The girlfriend wants one for Christmas) and it's convinced me to rework a large PDF project - months of effort now being reworked to get to a 'single column, top to bottom' reader experience.

    I can definitely see how tablet use is a 'game changer' for publishers.

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  2. The guy who wrote Dicenomicon is working on a Maptools client for the iPad, which is your cross-platform VTT right there.

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  3. Scottsz - the vast majority of gamings PDFs are very readable on the iPad, although James really did an awesome job with the Weird Fantasy PDFs.

    Course, now i'm curious about your project ;)

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  4. drnuncheon -map tools on the iPad would be amazing. Had no idea it was being worked on.

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