Fraser Speirs on some of the frustration points getting in the way of making our iPhones and iPads a bit more “power-user friendly”. As someone who uses his iPad as his “laptop”, I too encounter many of these frustrations on a regular basis. Particularly the issue of moving data and documents between apps and how there isn’t really a good way to send or open a file in one app to another. In part, I think this friction point is one of the reasons writers seem to be among the forerunning professionals who are using the iPad as a legitimate work device. Because the files we deal with are often no more than text. And so “moving a file” from one app to another can be as easy as selecting all, copy, paste. Not everyone who wishes to do more work on their iPad has it so easy.

May 8, 2013