iPad 2 Survival Guide Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
iPad 2 Survival Guide is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
iPad survival guide
If people would buy this
Book,it would salve there problems
Basic at Best
By Zzyzx Oh
I purchased this anticipating I would learn some advanced techniques for using the iPad2 that I started using two weeks ago. I am disappointed that this is pretty much just what is "intuitively obvious" to anyone who has used any computer in the past. I am considering making this the first paid app that I return for a refund, but at these prices I have to ask what my time is worth. In this case, I won't be wasting any of it reopening thi book. Time will be better spent with Aesop's Fables or Winnie the Pooh.
Way to basic....you really don't need this book
There is nothing in this book other than the very basics.. Unless your are completely computer beginner, you should not need this book, save your money
Super Straightforward and Simple
By Kathleen Pierce
The first manual I purchased for the iPad 2 was so text heavy, I couldn't stand reading it. People really underestimate the importance of white space. If a how-to guide is written in long paragraphs, it's not really an instructional manual so much as creative writing. The problem with creative writing is that it is ambiguous. There is no room for ambiguity in a manual. This guide was really very different.
Aside from the short introductions to each section, explaining why a user would want to carry out the task, the entire guide was step-by-step. Each action is followed by a reaction to let the user know they are on the right track. Each screenshot further confirms that the correct action was performed by showing the screen that should appear after touching a specific button or menu option.
What some people do not understand is that the medium in which material is presented is just as important, if not more so, than the material itself. Telling an English person how to set up their email in Chinese is useless. Writing an iPad manual with even slightly technical words like flick and pinch is analogous to those Chinese how-to's. Keep it simple, stupid!
As a student, I have great need for the iBooks app on the iPad. Having this guide as a reference helped me to organize my materials and notes much better. After learning about making collections, I no longer had to dig through all of my books to find the correct one. This feature was especially useful when writing my thesis, since making sure to cite the correct source is of utter importance. Not only did it save me time, it earned me an excellent grade.
Makes an Expert Reconsider His Knowledge
By Paul Longfellow
I thought I was an iPad expert. When the first iPad came out, I made sure I knew everything there was to know about the gadget. I use it for my business and I could not risk being stumped at an inconvenient time. After purchasing the new iPad, I started to notice that some of my everyday tasks, such as launching applications or browsing the internet could be made faster. That is when I found this book, perused the description and decided to try it.
Apparently I was not an expert, seeing as the 20 tips and tricks really helped me to become a more efficient iPad user. Additionally, the troubleshooting instructions came in handy whenever one of my apps would crash. While I appreciated this guide for the aforementioned, it was the iBooks chapter that was wholly indispensable to me.
I work with PDFs and ePub books very often, and I need to know iBooks in and out. I do not have the time to keep up with all of the latest update news for the app, so I was glad to find that this guide discussed all of the newest iBooks features. Before reading this, I had no idea that I could take notes and make highlights in iBooks. This feature has come in handy for me countless times. It certainly beats having to print out documents and mark them up by hand. Thanks for making my life easier.