ChapterÂ 7.Â Organize Your Life with the iPadâs Apps
Youâll learn to:
Sync contacts and appointments to your âPad
Add events and alerts to your calendar
Make and sync notes
Create a to-do list
Find your way with the Maps app
APPS, ALSO KNOWN AS âprograms that run on your iPadâ (and iPhone and iPod Touch), make Appleâs tablet a versatile device beyond its role as, say, a Web window or portable email reader. As mentioned in ChapterÂ 2, the iPad comes standard with several built-in apps, including the previously discussed Safari and Mail apps.
Later on in this book, youâll learn about the iPadâs included entertainment apps, like Music, Videos, and Photos, but this chapter focuses on the apps that let you navigate your daily life and the world around you. Yes, this part of the book is all about personal organization.
For starters, thereâs Calendars (for keeping your appointments), Contacts (your address book), and Notes (for jotting down bits of text to yourself). Then you have Reminders (a to-do list) and Notifications (an app that informs you when your other apps have something to tell you). And finally, thereâs Maps, which helps you find yourself and chart your course to meetings, appointments, and other places unknown.
And remember, these are just a few of the apps that come with your iPad. Once you get to know these built-in babies, youâll be ready to tackle any of the ...