Scientific reading on iPad?
June 13, 2010 3:16 PM Subscribe
How feasible is it to read a ton of .pdfs on the iPad? Can I save some trees and save my spine?
posted by solipsophistocracy to computers & internet (21 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm one of those people who has trouble really absorbing scientific articles when I read them on the computer screen. If I print the article out, I can do a much better job of thoroughly dissecting it. (This isn't important for every article, but I'd really like to have the option to do so in a digital format.)
I tried a Kindle, but thought it really sucked for .pdfs. The iPad looks like it would do the trick, but I haven't been able to find much good commentary about how good it is for reading and marking up articles.
Remote access to other machines and all the other "wow, nifty" aspects of the iPad would be a sweet bonus, but if the .pdfs don't look good or aren't readily readable, it's not worth it to me.
Anyone make the transition from paper reading to iPad? Please advise...