What’s on Your iPad? A simple question but one that leads to some fascinating answers. This is another installment of our now-regular series of What’s on Your iPad posts. I enjoy these a lot because I love seeing how people put their iPads to use – and I find them a great resource for discovering new apps.
This week Martha Sperry is answering our set of questions. Martha is one of the many interesting people I’ve met on Friendfeed and Google+ and I’m very happy that she was able to take the time to do this. Here’s a little bio information on her:
Martha Sperry is a lawyer – artist – musician – blogger – tech lover with a deep appreciation for mobile devices generally and the iPad in particular. She has been fascinated with computers ever since she first learned how to program in Basic on a TRS Model III in high school. Her day job for more than 20 years has been as an attorney in the insurance industry (all of the answers in this article are her personal opinion and are in no way attributable to her employer). In addition, she writes a legal technology blog called Advocate’s Studio, cited this year by the American Bar Association Journal as one of the top 100 Legal Blogs on the ‘net. She writes a mobile app review Tumblr blog called Mobile App of the Day. She is a member of the faculty at Solo Practice University in the legal tech category, currently teaching a course on Google. She is also an illustrator, currently working on a graphic novel about the Battle of Britain and on a children’s book.
Here are Martha’s answers – questions are in regular text, Martha’s answers are in block quotes:
Which iPad model do you use? (original or iPad 2, WiFi or WiFi + 3G, storage size) Any particular reasons for choosing this model?
I have the New iPad (the 3rd gen), 32 GB WiFi + ATT 3G (because of the grandfathered unlimited data plan). If I didn’t have that plan, I would have gone with Verizon for the free tethering. I happily was using the original iPad, same specs, up until a couple months ago and it is still going strong as my son’s device. I really upgraded for the retina display and the ability to run iMovie on it. I have the data plan because I use this as my mobile computer (instead of a laptop) and often need to work outside of WiFi, but still need connectivity. If you are mostly in the WiFi zone, I wouldn’t recommend the cost of it. 32 GB fits my needs at present, but I can imagine needing to upgrade at some point to the 64 GB model, if app sizes keep increasing.
Do you use any sort of case with the iPad? If so, which one/s and why?
On my new iPad, I use only a white Smart Cover – to match the white iPad. I had a Pad & Quill The Case for my original iPad. I have gotten away from covers – they mostly seem to get in the way. I carry the iPad in a shoulder bag inside a neoprene envelope, when I am not using it.