So, I have several downloaded free apps and dropbox installed now. Dropbox is great because I can easily transfer and sync files that I want to read across many computers – FANTASTIC! So far, I can easily read my files natively in dropbox and everything is working great. The caveat being while I am connected to wifi…
I took a trip to Buffalo New York and realized on the plane that every document in dropbox was not available w/o the wifi connection. Totally killed my single use in one shot. After research that evening I found an option to create favorites that are then stored locally. Problem solved…not quite.
On the plane ride home not all the favorites loaded, and again I was stuck reading my backup backup paper book.
With a bit of testing I have now downloaded / paid for a few applications that allow me to have a file viewer on the iPad and a document viewer. Together these make a nice combo and allow me to read offline. In addition I downloaded Reeder for my rss feed viewing. Simple, but not sure if it is the right one for me – yet.
Bottom line: Buy a few apps as they make the iPad hummmmm nicely.
Please add an “Offline” descriptor for iPad applications – out 50 I reviewed I could not determine if they worked offline or not. My only determinant was to download test and then test again with the wifi turned off.