A recent article from Legal Blog Watch discusses whether the iPad is an appropriate tool for the legal profession. The consensus in the article is that it is not. I strongly disagree! Maybe my fingers are smaller, but I have gotten really fast at typing on my iPad 2. I also have a wireless keyboard that works with it if I need to do some really fast typing. I love how quickly I can get through my emails and time entry while I am away from the office. These two things are the main sources of "busy work" that keep me from being more productive while in the office. With my iPad, I can get 90 percent of this done before I get to work in the morning each day or at night before I go to sleep. I also love the small size, it sure beats the clunky laptop. Finally, even if I only have a few minutes to get a little work done, I can pull out the iPad, whip it open and get work done. With a laptop, you have to be committed enough to start it up and shut it down each time you want to use it. I have been amazed how 5 mins here and there add up over the course of a week. I am much more likely to pull out my iPad for a few mins of work than I am a laptop. All in all, it has dramatically increased my away from work productivity and it is much easier to type on than a handheld.