Advantages of Ipod/Ipad for a translator?
Thread poster: Williamson

Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:27
Flemish to English
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Jul 26, 2011

Having been used to a traditional pc and a laptop,I am getting a bit behind on technology and evolution of some tools. So, I was wondering what the advantages of tools like Blackberry, Ipod, Ipad and the like are? Are they worth their investment?
What about software for these tools? Are there CATs for an IPAD?
On the same note, I never have been a fan of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and the like. What are their advantages. Don't you get hooked up on them?


[Edited at 2011-07-26 09:17 GMT]


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:27
Member (2008)
Italian to English
useless Jul 26, 2011

Williamson wrote:

Having been used to a traditional pc and a laptop,I am getting a bit behind on technology and evolution of some tools. So, I was wondering what the advantages of tools like Blackberry, Ipod, Ipad and the like are? Are they worth their investment?
What about software for these tools? Are there CATs for an IPAD?
On the same note, I never have been a fan of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and the like. What are their advantages. Don't you get hooked up on them?


[Edited at 2011-07-26 09:17 GMT]


I have no use for an iPad. I can't see the point of them.


 

xxxyanadeni  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 04:27
French to Russian
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I don't see any use of it Aug 7, 2011

It's just a tech toy with no use for translators.
Do be ashamed of being behind on technology.


 

Grigori Gazarian
Mexico
Local time: 03:27
Spanish to Russian
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Mainly as a reference tool Sep 20, 2011

There are plenty of decent dictionaries for iPad/iPhone (Oxford, Duden, SlovoEd, American Heritage, Longman, MW, Roget's Thesaurus). Most are reasonably priced ($10-$50) and offer regular updates free of charge. You can also use an iPad for quick Google lookups or to keep an eye on your email (this eliminates the need of having the browser window or a mail application open in the background).

Other than that, I can't think of any use for these devices for a translator. Personally I use my iPad for reading digital content (RSS feeds, e-books and newspapers, etc.) and watching films and TV shows.


 


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