If that's all they do they might as well not bother, iWork's Pages on the iPad can already do all that and much more, why would I buy Nisus instead? If Nisus want to develop an iPad app (and I think they should seriously consider it) then it needs to include most of the features of Nisus Writer Express, at least, if not Pro. Pages is going to be competition initially, but others are sure to come to the iPad and you won't get anywhere with a slightly fancied-up text editor (unless it's free of course). Not everyone will use the on-screen keyboard, the Apple Bluetooth and iPad dock keyboards are for serious document creation - I expect the first "written on my iPad" novel in short order and many other papers, presentations, books and you name it documents too.dude wrote:Martin, mainly short one page letters (open standard company letter file, save as new letter file, then type, then email as PDF.martin wrote:We currently don't have any plans to release software for the iPad, but we are always evaluating the situation. For those users that are interested in such a thing, what kind of writing would you want to do on the go?
Also to gather thoughts and write a paper. I wouldn't require a great deal of support for all the NWP features. In fact, a very simple text editor would be about it because lets face it, typing on a virtual keyboard isn't the ticket just yet.
Bold font, Italics, stuff like that. Then move to iDisk and copy over into NWP for normal editing.
When I get an iPad I'm going to play around with it and see how practical it is for writing and other work away from my desk, I may well not bother buying a new MacBook Pro if an iMac + iPad can do the job. We'll see, but I suspect that many people will buy iPads instead of notebooks and netbooks in the next year or two - cheaper than a MacBook, lighter and more useful than a netbook.