To be honest, 1024 x 768 – the iPad's original resolution at launch – would have sufficed for browsing, email, writing, and IM. The 2224 x 1668 display was overkill for office productivity-type work. This requires a decent content retrieval tool – something able to dig out an email for contact info ASAP. Text was readable when the "narrower" app was used to show a web page. But more demanding users than me will find themselves occasionally stumped. Over recent years I've tried to evaluate every promising new professional mobile platform. Writing on the spacious iPad screen felt amazing. Microsoft takes great pride in the quality of its Android and iOS Office ports, and what a good citizen it is being, and how lucky we all are to have it around. Hi,We've implemented Safari view for opening PDFs with the latest release. If you go to your Profile, then settings (the Cog in the top right corner) you can select between three options.Hope that helps :-)Thanks, Maria. One of my stories required me to format and upload three pictures. Be the first to discover relevant content from all top and scientific publications - you’ll never miss essential research again.JOIN A FAST-GROWING COMMUNITYWith over 1.5 million users around the world, Researcher is the only app you’ll ever need to get new, relevant academic papers straight to you every day. 1. And of course, all of these notes can be synchronized across my Apple devices, and they can be shared electronically for others in the lab to access my notes. First, let me get some of the obvious negatives out right away. The machine was super speedy – as it jolly well should be for an entry-level price of £619. One free tool for all your research needs. To do this you pull the app from new Dock and hold it. Set up feeds to show paper abstracts including your chosen keywords and authors so you can easily discover what matters to you. Now, all of the papers with their digital notes are saved on my iPad, which can be seamlessly synchronized to my MacBook Pro and iPhone via iCloud. Apple's wraparound Smart Keyboard sets the bar impossibly high. How hard is that to implement in gestures, you might think. REPORT TeachThought Owner. Bookmark papers to read later from any mobile device or from your laptop by going to Simply put, the iPad will not replace a computer for doing research. Now, every project involves multiple experiments. This is a reworked version (April 2011) of an earlier post, which benefits from further dedicated time of trying hard to justify the iPad as a serious work tool for the jobbing academic. Now with $500 option for very special glass that makes monitors sparkle, but no home-grown CPUs. Keyboard shortcuts are pretty important, and they're coming along. There was – and there still is, as the other two are either dead or dormant – Samsung's DeX. Unless you're sketching, don't bother with a pencil. The iPad Pro is the amalgamation of all Apple’s latest technology, and is the most powerful of all the iPad models. (The classic line continues at around half the price – but with corners cut – like oleophobic coating.). Give yourself a minute familiarising yourself with the folds. Add this to much improved hardware specs in the new Pro line, and the promise was: you could use this for most of your work – perhaps all of your work. Unlike a Surface keyboard cover, you can't pick the device up with the keyboard – unless you want to risk an expensive breakage. With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app. One problem I found is that the journal feed does not allow me to filter out “just accepted” papers from ASAP (as soon as publishable) articles. It utilizes Face ID for biometrics, and it has the latest A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine from Apple. The rear camera is a whopping 12MP, so you can take the best photos of documents, presentations, and other school necessities. But exporting to JPEG was something the iPad just didn't want to do. Real world test Last year Apple transformed the fortunes of its iPad. The Pro is superb at sketching, but only began to support character recognition in iOS 11. Listly by TeachThought. It does half of the job that was missing, allowing you to place files in permanent storage, either locally or on a compliant cloud storage service. Inside the Pro is a four-core A10X, 30 per cent faster than the A9X which launched the Pro line, and more than sufficient to blast away a desktop chip in benchmarks. Here's what I found with the iPad. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. On Surface, Microsoft is very keen indeed for you to scribble in tablet mode. Of course it has to get in the Dock – an odd first step. The “my article” are linked with Mendeley, which in my opinion is a limitation as many people don’t use it (part of it because it is owned by Elseveir) so it could be great to link it with a zotero account (although I am not familiar if there is any API limitation for that...). The Smart Keyboard's drawback is there's only one angle for the display, once the keyboard is set up. I wanted either Slack or Twitter to share the smaller portion of the display. Word doesn't give you the choice. With keyword and author feeds, notifications, trending papers, bookmarks, institutional access and syncing with Mendeley or Zotero, staying on top of the latest scholarly literature has never been easier.