Originally Posted by Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
The one thing that would make me get an iPad today was if it had a USB port. A real one.
I would love to have the iPad to take with me on trips or when I head down to the Smithstonian or maybe to a coffee house to do my writing and then transfer it to my computer when I got home. As it stands now, the only way to do that would be to e-mail the files to myself and then upload them. Can it be done? Absolutely, but it's inconvenient as hell.
Nothing fancy. Just give me a USB port.
Move to the cloud. I've started using google docs for a lot of my stuff for that very reason. I doubt that you can put gears on an iPad (if you can put gears on an android phone and run docs offline, that would be badass), though.
I eventually download to microsoft word once I get ready to publish (for formatting and editing, I find it superior), but I love to do my generative writing on google docs.