I’ve been using it some more, and I have additional thoughts. Go figure!
Back To My Mac
One thing that would be insanely useful for me would be support for accessing Back To My Mac services using my iPad. Prime among these would be accessing my Mac via Screen Sharing. Yes, I’m aware there are VNC clients available, but VNC uses more bandwidth and is slower than the Apple Remote Desktop style screen sharing used by BTMM. I would love to be able to quickly slip over to my Mac and do something like email myself a file I forgot or something like that.
Apple’s Extra Apps
Apple has released some extra iPhone apps over the years. I own two of these: Texas Hold ‘Em and the iDisk app. Neither of these has been updated for iPad yet, which is annoying.
I like this thing. I bought it on a whim, but I predict I’ll actually use it pretty often. I like that waking up the iPad using the keyboard doesn’t require the “Slide to unlock” part.
It’s amazing how fast you get so used to doing stuff on the iPad that the lack of printing support from arbitrary apps becomes a problem. For example, last night I placed an order online on it, forgetting that I needed to be able to print my receipt. Now I’m stuck. Apple needs to add a printing API, or at a bare minimum a way to email a PDF of the page you’re looking at in Safari. Just emailing links to the desktop doesn’t always cut it.