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The Ultimate iPad: Your Digital Life at Your Fingertips

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Use Your iPad to Simplify, De-Clutter, Improve, and De-Stress Your Life!

Your iPad. You already know it’s fun. But did you know it can save you hours every single week? Did you know it can help you get rid of clutter, annoyances, and stress—both paper and digital? Do you know the tricks and shortcuts for doing more with your iPad than you ever did with your PC or Mac? With The Ultimate iPad, you will—and it’ll be easy!

One simple step at a time, James Floyd Kelly will help you pick and use the best apps and services to pull together all your content, media, and knowledge: email, Internet, books, movies, TV, personal and work documents, magazines, financial data, and more. Packed with large full-color photos, The Ultimate iPad teaches dozens of amazingly useful techniques you won’t find in any other iPad book. You’ll discover how to:

  • Totally de-clutter yourself in less than 30 days

  • Use Evernote to organize all your documents on your iPad

  • Set up your “always-available” cloud storage service with 30x to 50x or even unlimited storage space

  • Store your DVD movies in the cloud for anytime/anywhere viewing

  • Inexpensively and legally convert your existing print library to digital

  • Use Dropbox for file transfers and other tasks iTunes can’t handle

  • Get rid of print magazine stacks and make your magazines searchable

  • Automate home security with low-cost webcams and your iPad

  • Build a personal reference library with the GoodReader and Pocket apps: never lose a web article again

  • Store an official digital signature you can add to any PDF document

  • Set up Quick-Fix shortcuts that deliver the information you want right now—even if you’re offline

  • Create a painless backup system that really works for you—finally!

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. Your Ultimate iPad
    12. 1. The Ultimate iPad
      1. What Will I Need?
      2. Why Should I Do This?
    13. 2. Get Geek-Level Organized
      1. Dropbox and Evernote—Sign Up
      2. Dropbox and Evernote Apps—Configure
      3. A Simple Decluttering System
      4. Some Thoughts About Security
      5. Foundation Tasks Wrap-Up
    14. 3. Additional iPad Storage Options
      1. Cloud Hosting or Local Hosting?
      2. Cloud Access Via Dropbox
      3. Local Hosting Via Pogoplug
      4. Your iPad’s Extra Storage
    15. 4. Evernote: Your New Best Friend
      1. What Is Evernote?
      2. Evernote Overview
      3. Navigating in Evernote
      4. Creating Notes in Evernote
      5. The Power of Premium Evernote
      6. Possible Uses for Evernote
      7. Don’t Forget the Cleanup
    16. 5. Cut the Clutter: Scan Everything
      1. What Is a Scanner?
      2. The App Scanner
      3. The Portable Scanner
      4. The Desktop Scanner
      5. Summary
    17. 6. Your Financials—Banking and Investment Apps
      1. Banking Apps
      2. Credit Card and Investment Apps
      3. The Mint.com App
      4. Be Careful!
    18. 7. Convert Your Collections: Reducing Book and Magazine Clutter
      1. Start with Digital Books and Magazines Now
      2. The Cut-and-Scan Method
      3. Use a Scanning Service
      4. A Special Scanner for Books and Magazines
      5. Risks and Legal Issues
    19. 8. Rip and Store: Your Movies and Shows On Demand
      1. Streaming Subscription Services
      2. Digital Movies and TV Shows for Sale
      3. Converting DVD/Blu-ray Discs
      4. The Legal Stuff
    20. 9. Don’t Forget Your Backup: Long-Term Deep Storage
      1. Let’s Talk About Backups
      2. Unlimited Data Backup Made Easy
      3. Online Backup Alternatives
      4. It’s Your Data; Guard It Carefully
    21. 10. Automation: Video, Appliances, and More
      1. Video Monitoring with Dropcam
      2. Your iPad as Remote Control—WeMo
      3. IFTTT—If This [Happens] Then [Do] That
    22. 11. Build a Web Reference Library: Never Lose an Online Article
      1. Don’t Bookmark It, Pocket It
      2. Convert Online Content to PDF
      3. Notes and Sketches Straight into Evernote
      4. Never. Lose. Anything.
    23. 12. “Plays Well with Others”: Remote Control and an Extra Screen
      1. Remotely Control Computers and Laptops
      2. Get Some Extra Screen Space
    24. 13. Scan and Use Again: Activity Books and More
      1. Kids Activity Books
      2. Creating and Using Digital Activity Books
      3. PDFpen for Filling Out Digital Documents
      4. Other Areas for Reuse
      5. Your Ultimate iPad
    25. A. Tips and Tricks
      1. Online Instruction Manuals
      2. LEGO Building Instructions
      3. Backup Driving Directions
      4. Cheap Password Manager
    26. Index