Tag Archives : iPad


UPDATE: Using Dropbox for Word Editing on iPad (or, living without Quickoffice and using Pages) 7

UPDATE 2: Now (November 2014) Microsoft has not only made Office apps available for the iPad, but they have now made them free to use once you register for a free MS account.1 Just add your Dropbox (or OneDrive) account to the account and away you go! So it has taken several years, but here you […]

Selecting Dropbox as your app.

Select the file you would like from your Dropbox or other account here.

Using Quickoffice Pro HD with Dropbox on the iPad 14

FINAL UPDATE: For now, using Pages with Dropbox may be the best solution. UPDATE: October 2013. I am late in noticing this but Google (who acquired Quickoffice last year) has announced that they have released a free version of Quickoffice. Sounds good, right? But there is a BIG hitch. It will only support Google drive, no other cloud services. […]


Sente Review: Bibliographic software for the Mac & iPad 29

This is a repost from January 14, 2011. I had thought about doing a new post, but it is still relevant and came up in my conversation with our new Tombros Librarian Chuck Jones and CLA associate dean Christopher Long. I still find Sente to be most useful for me and their new Sync2 has […]

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Bluetooth Keyboard and iOS 6

This was originally published on May 4, 2011. In a discussion with my brother about the Surface Pro I made reference to this post. In almost two years this is still how I use my iPad on the road. I like it and it is useful. That being said, two years is a LONG time in […]


Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs | TUAW

This is very welcome news for many if it means you can, in fact, edit RTF files. It will probably be this weekend before I can play with it to offer a report.   Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs by Dave CaoloSep 27th 2012 at 2:00PM Google released Google Drive in April, which […]


Hebrew, with vowels, on iPad 2

The December (or is it January?) Biblioblog Carnival is up and through it I discovered that Chris Heard had this great post on using Hebrew with vowels on the iPad. Until recently, iPad-using Hebraists had no good options for typing Hebrew with vowels on the aforementioned iPads. Apple provides a Hebrew keyboard for the iPad, but […]


Using the iPad for work and research 5

Last night I gave a presentation at Penn State about how one can use the iPad for school work, whether that is as a student taking notes in class or an academic researcher. There are also two student presentations that are well worth watching (perhaps more than my own presentation). The first, is about how […]


What is “content creation”? The iPad is for content consumption AND creation. 2

REPOST from January. Tomorrow, November 7, 2011, I will be giving a presentation on using the iPad for content creation. Seems fitting to share this again. For my colleagues in biblical and rabbinic literature please bear with me in this post or simply skip towards the end. I found that this discussion led me to […]


iPad use in research: Where am I now? 1

This post is my first to the summer project Digital Research in the Liberal Arts. It summarizes some of my prior posts made on the subject of iPad use and research. I have been fortunate enough to have had an iPad since they first came out. (As an aside, as much as folks label me […]


Digital Research in the Liberal Arts | A Digital Learning Lab for Faculty 1

If you are interested in using digital tools in your research (and you must be since you are reading blogs, right?) then head on over to this new blog. It will follow the discussion and progress of a group of faculty from the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State. I am pleased to have […]