I am a lucky early adopter of the iPad. For the past several months, I've used her (she's a "she") mostly for entertainment, bringing her along on my many trips as someone who kept me entertained and amused on long flights and in lonely hotel rooms.
Sure, she had Keynote and Pages apps. Friends told me I could use her to blog and to amp up my productivity, but I continued to set her aside in favor of her cousin, my big MacBook Pro (he's a "he"). He did most of the heavy lifting, containing my monster-sized talks which held big video files. For silly reasons, I favored his larger keyboard and trackpad for blogging, so I never put HER to work even though she likely had all the skills. Mostly, I was just too busy to really put her through her paces and work out the bugs.
On my last trip, as I was slogging through the airport with Him, Her, plus my iPhone, I decided enough is enough. So today, I've been working on giving iPad the wings she needs to become my "go to" girl when I'm on the road. I've spent a few hours testing out (and driving myself crazy with) iPad blogging apps. Since this blog is hosted on Typepad, I tried their app but since it's really just one of those blown up versions of their iPhone app (and I hate those), I've decided to test out BlogPress for a few days. BlogPress worked for me when the WordPress app wouldn't, and although it's fairly stripped down, it seems to work well with photos and will be a quick fix while I'm on the road.
Still on my "to do" list are getting Keynote working well, mastering pages, and using iCal or some other Calendar app to its full potential.
How about you? Is you iPad a toy, or are you using it to really get things done?