I also have to admit that at first it kind of stressed me out (a huge understatement if you were my daughter trying to help me!). One of the first things I tried was to load my work photos onto it. It turned out to be really easy but I went about it in a very convoluted way which made it way more confusing than it needed to be. And I had a little moment (another understatement) where I questioned how in the world was this going to make my life easier when all it seemed to do was take more time (wasn't life easier when we just printed out photos???).
But I was determined to make this work so the next thing I did was research different apps that were available. I googled which apps would be most helpful for interior designers and loaded a couple onto my ipad. The first I put on was Dropbox which is supposed to give you the ability to sync all your documents and photos from your computer to your iphone to your ipad. My daughter added another app called Evernote which I think is similar - where you can put notes and documents and presentations on it and it will sync from your computer to your ipad and iphone ... but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I added an app called mySurface which shows the images of most quartz and Corian surfaces. And last, I added Houzz.
So today, I wasn't so sure how it was going to work, but I threw the ipad in my bag anyway as I left for my appointment to meet with a client to look at her existing laundry room and help her come up with ideas to make it more functional and stylish.
My ipad turned out to be invaluable. The first thing I used it for was to show her some inspiration photos on Houzz. I had only added the Houzz app a few minutes before I left for the appointment and I was so grateful that I had.
Having an image to show a client is much more helpful then trying to explain an idea. We were able to come up with a plan quickly ...
Even down to the counters. I was also able to show her ideas that I had done for other clients (via my photos) and a quick search on the internet showed which products we could use for a wall mounted ironing board. I know that I have just barely scratched the surface, but I am already sold.
So tell me, how do you use yours?