I spotted a basic but very cool iPad keyboard tip the other day, over at the iPad in Canada site – on how to insert an apostrophe quickly via the iPad keyboard. This method allows you to insert an apostrophe straight from the main Qwerty section of the keyboard, without having to shift over to the numbers / special characters section.
All you need to do is tap on the comma key and hold for just a second or two. You’ll see the apostrophe symbol popup in blue. Once you see that, just release the key and the apostrophe will be inserted – much quicker than having to swap keyboard areas.
Thanks to Danielle at iPad in Canada for the tip.