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iPad-Experiences #1: A Not So Easy Way To Add Bookmarklets To Safari For iPad …

Once I got my hands on the pad, I quickly realized I could no longer function without my beloved bookmarklets. I found myself surfing in a way that mimicked my desktop browsing behavior much more closely than when I browsed on the iPhone.  This meant that I now needed to have my bookmarklets for sharing, posting, tagging, saving, look-ups, etc. But the steps for adding a bookmarklet on the iPad was the same as with the iPhone — an awful one.

chrisbray.com

Frustration #1: I do exactly understand, what Chris means … When starting using the iPad on thursday, the first thing I missed were my bookmarklets. I am a heavy user of „Share on Posterous“, clipping on Evernote for later use and I am leveraging the Hootlet-bookmarklet extensively for posting simultaneously on different Twitter-accounts and Facebook. (By the way: Did somebody get the Hootlet-bookmarklet running in a convenient way in Safari on the iPad?).

Thanks to Chris and his work I got Posterous, Evernote and Instapaper configured and working on the iPad. But honestly: I was a bit frustrated. I was expecting such functionality to work out-of-the-box on a tablet like the iPad, but it looks like there are some real gaps for people, who do extensively use Web 2.0-functionality. Just my first impression. Ask me in some weeks, how I do feel about it then.

Positive remark#1: In terms of „Verarbeitung“ (Quality of construction) of the iPad: A few month ago I went to the Notebook-shop in Darmstadt considering to buy an Asus eeePC running Linux: Well, I feel miles between the „Verarbeitung“ of the iPad and the Asus. The Asus jsut feels lousy in comparison …

More to come.

And looking forward to your experience and comments.

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Unterdessen in Communications bei Kyndrl Deutschland. Nie hat den gelernten Journalisten seine Leidenschaft für das Schreiben verlassen, die er vor allem in seinem persönlichen Blog StefanPfeiffer.Blog (ehemals DigitalNaiv) auslebt. Daneben ist er immer mehr als Moderator von Livevideostreams - #9vor9 - Die Digitalthemen der Woche - und Podcasts aktiv. Seine inhaltliche Leidenschaft im IT-Umfeld gilt dem Digital Workplace und generell der digitalen Transformatiom. Auf Twitter ist er als @DigitalNaiv „erreichbar“.

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