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Tablets and smart phones in the shop

by Robe5000
posted 702 days ago


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 702 days ago

I use mine quite a bit especially if im using an instructional video. I can keep going back n forth between them. I also have a fractional calculator and a board foot calculator on my iphone. And of course id use an LJ App.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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ITnerd

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#2 posted 702 days ago

I’m ok without the app, but I might be biased… this setup is now in the corner of my shop.

Kidding aside, I’m all about technology enablers – I say go for it. :)

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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richinva

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#3 posted 702 days ago

I use a Golden Ratio app on my phone when I’m turning hollowforms. Great tool. Also have some conversion calculators, that come in handy.

Rich

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hairy

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#4 posted 702 days ago

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superstretch

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#5 posted 696 days ago

I’m a huge techy nerd.. but I don’t really know what an LJ app would do better than loading up the tablet/phone browser. If anything, I think it would be useful if LJ was browseable through tapatalk

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 695 days ago

+1 for tapatalk

I surf LJ on an iPad frequently, but posting from one is difficult and some functions don’t work.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 695 days ago

ipad and iphone are workable with photobucket, thankfully. use the phone all the time in the shop for pics (which is why they’re not as nice as many, but quite passable) and easily post them to LJs.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Milo

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#8 posted 695 days ago

I use my iPad in the shop to view videos, and follow plans. Recently I figured out a way to export SketchUp files to the iPad for viewing, and that has been a huge plus.

I’ll also use the iPad to run audiobooks when I know I won’t be using power tools.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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Martyroc

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#9 posted 695 days ago

I use the ipad exclusivley for Lumberjocks, i dont really need an app for that but if I could get obne for my smartphone that would be helpful. I can not post pictures of projects with the ipad, so I need to go to my desktop or laptop. This is where a a phone app would be handy.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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NathanAllen

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#10 posted 695 days ago

I go to the shop to get away from the constant contact my job requires. I can just as easily scrawl down cut lists on a piece of paper, plenty of pencils always around.

The most high tech item I allow into my shop is an older iPod touch, used only for random playlists.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 695 days ago

martyroc said, ‘I can not post pictures of projects with the ipad’

But you can! Have you checked into photobucket?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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DKV

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#12 posted 695 days ago

Hey guys, help me understand what an LJ app will do for us. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Android and I can upload pix directly from my tablet to LJ’s. What advantage does Photobucket offer? What advantage will an app offer?
Thanks,
Don

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Milo

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#13 posted 695 days ago

DKV,

iPads have the problem directly uploading and downloading files. You usually have to use a third party to do it. It’s kind of a pain, and I WISH Apple would get off their butts and FIX THE PROBLEM ALREADY.

Just unwad your panties, make the Apple equivilent of Windows Explorer, and get is over with!

There. I vented. Still love my iPad though…

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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DKV

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#14 posted 695 days ago

Milo, you can post to forums you just can not upload photos without something like photobucket. I am assuming an LJ app would take the place of photobucket. Correct?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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DKV

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#15 posted 695 days ago

SSNVET, you said: I surf LJ on an iPad frequently, but posting from one is difficult and some functions don’t work.
Help me understand what the problems are.
Thanks,

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#16 posted 695 days ago

iPads don’t have file mgt problems and certainly they don’t need IE… Just my opinion. Quite simply, iPads are in a whole other paradigm re: file mgt. Apps work together vs. the OS. That LJs isn’t able to play in the iPad’s world is an area that perhaps a mobile app version could address. Specifically, Choose img on the pad and the Choose File button is grayed out. That’s got to be fixable. Don’t know, not a developer, so I have the Photobucket workaround that has side benefits… Good topic, don’t want to offend or defend. Just offer my .02 to the discussion.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#17 posted 695 days ago

My office is upstairs above my shop and that is where my computer, Ipad and Iphone stay when I am working. I don’t want to be disrupted by them being around or get sawdust on them.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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NiteWalker

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#18 posted 695 days ago

I have my smartphone with me all the time and use it quite a bit. No tablet for me though; they’re too limiting IMHO; I need a keyboard and better processor. I intend to get a shop laptop pretty soon.

Not a fan of apple’s products or closed environment either, but to each his own.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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rdjack21

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#19 posted 695 days ago

I agree with NiteWalker a nice little Thinkpad loaded with Linux makes a great shop computer.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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superstretch

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#20 posted 695 days ago

Nitewalker – Love my Transformer.. can’t decide if its a tablet or a laptop.. and it excels at both

-- Dan, Rochester, NY


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