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    I would like to create a list of functional things you can do with the TouchPad and provide hyperlinks to other threads/apps that can address that functionality. I keep on hearing from friends and colleagues that these tablets are useless and have limited functionality. I prove to differ. I want this thread to help other TP owners to make use of this beautiful device to the fullest. I will update this thread list on a daily basis and eventually turn this list into a functional app in the future. I'm sure we can come up with at least 250 uses for the touchpad. Any other ideas please let me know. On a side note, once the list gets fairly large, I will organize, classify, add more functionality (Thanks to zeedale post #51) . Thanks.

    (Great Ideas and keep it up!) Almost at 100.

    1. Browsing the net.
    2. Listening to music.
    3. Watching movies.
    4. Leave my laptop at work.
    5. Bathroom entertainment
    6. Checking recipes while cooking
    7. Playing Games
    8. View PDF Files
    9. Reviewing Draft Documents on the go.
    10. Reading Ebooks
    11. Reading Comics
    12. Airplane Use
    13. Using the device on Road Trips
    14. File Fireplace using an HD Fireplace Video
    15. Playing PVZ Web Flash Version
    16. Use it for streaming Pictures, Videos and Music
    17. Pandora
    18. Facebook
    19. Exhibition
    20. Bored? Use it to waste time.
    21. Quick google searches
    22. Document Editing
    23. Create Spreadsheets
    24. Create Documents
    25. Send and receiving Emails
    26. To decrease Phone Data usage
    27. Use the touchpad instead of a Phone
    28. Larger screensize than smart phones
    29. Homebrew
    30. Highly Customizable
    31. Your sidekick for repairing cars, using it to read technical instructions
    32. Flashlight
    33. Increase sperm count. ..I didn’t state that “Especially if you're male They've done studies & found that hot laptop on lap can damage sperm!” (govotsos) lol 

    34. High battery life.
    35. Alarm Clock
    36. Beside Computer
    37. Digital Photoframe.
    38. Frisbee
    39. Use it to post @ precentral
    40. Updating your wordpress site.
    41. Sync with online calendar between phone, google and touchpad
    42. Watch Youtube videos
    43. Save paper
    44. No longer print off sheets of lyrics, I just set my TouchPad on the music stand, find what I'm looking for, zoom to fill the screen and away I go.

    45. Handy for finding guitar tabs, and using in the same fashion ( #44)
    46. Torrenting on the go
    47. Streaming Google Music. (Who needs an app for that?)
    48. Portable (and practical) black/white/grease board for doing mini-lectures with clients out in the field (using my drawing app). Then ability to save it and send them in an e-mail. Priceless.

    49. Using Kindle to learn Java, xml, CSS, html, etc. etc. so I can eventually make apps to contribute to the homebrew community :-)

    50. Twitter
    51. Blogging!!
    52. Showing off!?
    53. Use it with minimum worry on websites possibly loaded with malwares that would otherwise be harmful if used on a PC.

    54. watching TED
    55. Flashcards
    56. Use the Touchpad to update this list 
    57. Maintain my Hot Wheel collection and use it as a checklist to see if I have that car or not when I’m at fairs or markets.

    58. Teaching device – Watching videos to teach how to play piano, violin, guitar. (Way easier to put the Touchpad on the music stand then moving my piano near the computer)

    59. Streaming pandora to my bluetooth backbeats headphones while I wash dishes
    60. Wireless network Management
    61. Using it as a mini TV to learn dance choreography
    62. Helping marriage last longer. We're too busy on TouchPad to fight!
    63. Using it as a fashion accessory, it does look good to walk around with
    64. Using join.me in a pinch (a little laggy, but works)
    65. Using the iFixit app to fix (so far, 3 iPhone 4's and a macbook pro)
    66. In-dash car multimedia player, connected to my car kit via Bluetooth
    67. learning from ebooks for my diploma examination while on the go (Breakdown from step #10)

    68. watching the football games on TV while also tracking the fantasy league stats on Yahoo.

    69. watch America's Cup world series' LIVE stream YOUTUBE::AmericasCup's Channel - YouTube America's Cup

    70. watch Asian netflix Watch popular Korean dramas for free, the best of kdramas
    71. Reference Library
    72. Cataloging collections (Movies, TV shows, toys etc)
    73. Using a DB app, monitor INR, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Medical Test results and Weight

    74. Computer Inventory
    75. Balance Checkbook
    76. Monitor Savings
    77. Online Banking
    78. I use mine in the morning to check the school menu so the kids can decide if they will eat a school lunch or pack one.

    79. waste sheets of paper printing things just because I can. :P
    80. Or use it to save paper
    81. Finger gymnastic
    82. The "always at arm's reach" calender (now I know what are my plans for tomorrow)
    83. Learning about WebOS and the FABULOUS Preware program.
    84. Reading while dropping the kids off at the pool.
    85. Getting banned from forums for posting links to p0rn sites
    86. My kids use their touchpads to watch required homework videos
    87. Use Nom Nom Nom to keep up with all the blogs I read
    88. Makes a great light box to trace embroidery designs I find on the web.
    89. Use it as a weapon to hit people who **** you off
    90. I am a Pastor and I use mine to Preach/teach from every Sunday and Wednesday. I take my Bible and my Touchpad to the pulpit with me. I wish "advanced gestures" would work like it used to (on my prprpr&#$275$;-) $to$ $switch$ $between$ $apps$, $then$ $I$ $could$ $have$ $a$ $Bible$ $open$ $in$ $an$ $app$ $and$ $have$ $my$ $sermon$ $notes$ $open$ $and$ &$quot$;$switch$&$quot$; $between$ $the$ $two$ $as$ $I$ $preach$! :-)

    91. Weather check
    92. NetFlix Queue manager with HD filtering, Rotten Tomato ratings, trailers, etc.
    93. run webinars on LotusLive while being logged on to the corporate IRC network
    94. catch the stats and time-shifted live video of the Nadal vs Djokovic match on usopen.org while watching the live broadcast on CBS

    95. catch hbogo.com at the hotel while on the road for business (who needs slingbox?)
    96. I have friends in Japan and use Translator HD & Spaz to Tweet in Japanese.
    97. Be told about the movie bad biology, watch it on your touchpad, before you realize you can't unwatch it until its too late.

    98. …
    Last edited by antexity; 09/19/2011 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Update.
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    4. Leave my laptop at work.
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    bathroom reading lol
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    checking recipes while cooking
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    7. playing games
    Last edited by geeksquadkid; 09/13/2011 at 11:30 AM.
    Conne>< Coding

    Remember!!
    *In Rod we trust.*

    Yes, my user name says kid. Also, yes I'm 21. It's a long story.

    Devices: Touchpad, 32 GB
    Retired my pre for an Epic 4G Touch, Miss it dearly howerver.

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    8. viewing pdf's / reviewing drafts of docs on the go.
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    9. Reading books and listening to music while flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohmytvc15 View Post
    bathroom reading lol
    I am with you...

    Laptop used to make my lap hot... with TP, not anymore....
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    8. Taking it on trips instead of the laptop.
    9. Fake fireplace using an HD fireplace video lol
    10. Playing PvZ Web Flash version
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    11. Streaming pics/videos/music
    12. Pandora
    13. Facebook
    14. Exhibition
    15. Play games
    16. Waste a lot of time (check)
    17. Quick google searches
    18. Document editing
    19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navinag View Post
    11. Streaming pics/videos/music
    12. Pandora
    13. Facebook
    14. Exhibition
    15. Play games
    16. Waste a lot of time (check)
    17. Quick google searches
    18. Document editing
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    document editing... Love it
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    Send an email to HTC asking them to "pleaseeeee buy webOS"
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    I must be finding it useful, b/c my phone data usage has gone down from approx 1gb/month to like 200mb, and I've gone from a daily to an every other day charging cycle. so many things that i used to do on my phone are such a superior experience on the TP that I can't stand the small screen anymore. and the battery life is amazing.
    Installed the new improve touch response patch last night, and it makes a world of difference - this thing gets better every day.
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    21( I believe). Assorted homebrew stuff
    Conne>< Coding

    Remember!!
    *In Rod we trust.*

    Yes, my user name says kid. Also, yes I'm 21. It's a long story.

    Devices: Touchpad, 32 GB
    Retired my pre for an Epic 4G Touch, Miss it dearly howerver.

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    I had mine out in the garage to look up technical instructions while I worked on the car.. I wouldnt do that with the laptop, as I dont like carrying it around while it's turned on.
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    Yup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohmytvc15 View Post
    bathroom reading lol
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    Flashlight!
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    Should start a google doc. that way anyone can edit it and make a great list
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh0875 View Post
    I am with you...

    Laptop used to make my lap hot... with TP, not anymore....
    Especially if you're male They've done studies & found that hot laptop on lap can damage sperm!
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    Help me stop squinting at my Palm Pre's small screen.
    I stop worrying about the battery use versus the Palm Pre or my laptops.
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