The iPad is an amazing tool for anyone from a chef to the President of the United States. They all can find use in the millions of apps available, from storing recipes to monitoring international news up to the second. How can you better use your iPad? Read the rest of this article to find out. When you are looking into purchasing an iPad you need to consider a few things to get the best price possible. If you want to use the iPad outside of your home or office, then you will want to purchase the more expensive version that includes 3g as well as WIFI. Buy a good-quality case and screen protector for your iPad. You probably paid a lot of money for your iPad, so you need to ensure that you keep it protected against damage. A good-quality case will protect your iPad from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched. For the devoted iPad user who spends a lot of time traveling, it is essential to carry an extra battery that has been charged. It is very inconvenient to run out of juice while on a plane or train, with no hope of plugging in a charger until the destination has been reached. Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your iPad. Tap on the mail section of your settings and select calendars. Choose add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar. You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from. Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera. Become an avid e-reader with you iPad. Of course it will already have a few free books for you, however; its capable of importing and displaying ebooks from virtually everywhere! Formats may be limited, so find a site offering compatible options and start reading all the books that have been gathering dust on your to-do list! One of the neat features of the iPad is the Photo Booth. You can get more enjoyment out of this feature if you use it on your friends and family. Tapping the "twirly camera" icon will let you use the camera on the back and take photos by tapping the shutter button. Hopefully this article leaves you with a greater understanding of the iPad and how to use it. Understand that it will take time before you become a pro at using for beginners it. Even the so-called experts need manuals and tutorials, given the complexity of this amazing gadget. But all of this can be half the fun of the iPad: there is always something new to learn about it!