Apple just launched the IPad. Yup, I’m pretty sure I want one. Why, I don’t know. I have a Kindle. I have an Iphone. I have a Macbook Pro. Technically speaking, I don’t need one. But it does have that cool factor.
One of the things that will definately work against my urge to splurge will be the use of the mobile Safari browser. I use my Iphone just like my laptop. I read blogs. I blog. I tweet, I play on Facebook, and Linkedin. The thing I do most on these sites is share and mobile Safari makes sharing hard because it doesn’t support browser plugins. I can’t save posts for later using Instapaper. I can’t create a bit.ly link. I can’t share to my Tumblr page or clip to Evernote. These are just a few of the things I do directly from my browser. On the IPhone these are all separate apps not integrated with Safari. That’s a problem. Cutting and pasting between apps just sucks.
I want my mobile experience, IPhone or IPad to be just like my laptop experience. I shouldn’t have to adopt slower, more cumbersome ways of getting stuff done to be mobile. The app store is awesome. Now, I’d like to see Apple start extending plugins to their mobile browser. It just plain makes sense.