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Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max by Erica Sadun, Steve Sande, Michael Grothaus

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Chapter 10. Leveraging Your Desk Set

Back in the days before iPads and iPhones, we used what was commonly referred to as a desk set. That set varied from year to year but usually consisted of a notebook in which we'd keep meeting notes and reminders, a Day-Timer planner where we'd write our appointments, and an address book into which we laboriously wrote all of our contact names, addresses, and phone numbers.

In the 1990s, many Mac owners were proud owners of a series of Apple Newton MessagePads. These were referred to as personal digital assistants (PDAs), and they were the first electronic organizers to synchronize notes, calendars, to-do lists, and contacts to equivalent applications on a desktop computer. Alas, the Newton MessagePad was quite ...

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