Lot of people these days categorize Computers and iPad as two separate things, according to the people in industry, iPads are merely for fun while PCs are strictly work machines. But I totally disagree with this notion, because both of these devices can work wonders if used in conjunction. So I will be highlighting 3 ways of how you can enhance Your personal computer usage experience with an iPad.
Though one thing that ought to be kept in mind is that you will need applications, both on your PC and your iPad so that you can use them both in combo. Desktop applications that I will be mentioning are available for both Mac and Windows and similarly the iOS apps are mostly free.
As a Secondary Monitor with Air Display
The most obvious way you can enhance the usage of your Personal Computer with an iPad is using it as secondary display device. Apps like Air Display can help users to employ their iPad as a secondary monitor.
The desktop version of Air Display app is free, but you have to pay for the iOS version ($9.99), once the app is installed on both devices you can connect them via WiFi and resultantly your iPad will be transformed into an auxiliary display unit.
As a Secondary Trackpad and Keyboard
Next up is using your iPad as either as an external keyboard or a trackpad, in this category HippoRemote is the right app that you should get hold of. The app not only transforms into a trackpad but it also offers a miniature keyboard too. The app can be downloaded for free from Apple App store. Mac OS X users can also enjoy multi-touch gestures with this app.
Digital Drawing Pad
A lot many computers users rely on accessories like Digital drawing pads to do their work, especially the designers and architects. So if you happen to be in this category and are planning to buy a digital drawing board then the best substitute you can have is iPad. You can find scores of drawing apps like Sketchbook Express, Adobe ideas and Brushes that are specifically designed for drawing on iPad.
iPad has surely been a game-changer for the consumer electronics industry, I think it is a perfect gadget that can enhance the usage of our personal computers. If you happen to know of some other ways in which iPad can supplement PC usage then do share them with us in comments.