I used to work in the technology field. Even so, I have never been one to appreciate technology just for technology's sake, i.e., "just because you can do it." I guess that sums up why I have never considered myself an early adopter.
I like to wait and see how useful a new application is going to be for my life before I jump on the bandwagon and purchase it.
I discovered an app for the ipad/iphone that I recently downloaded. It has been valuable in our homeschooling experience.
TurboScan is an app for scanning pages and saving them as PDFs or jpegs. I have found it most helpful during the homeschool day because it serves as a copier in a pinch. I'll explain.
I am without a copier in my home office right now. On the fritz. In the trash. These things happen.
The other day, I forgot to make a copy of my son's grammar test. With TurboScan, I took a quick photo of the test page from the book, tweaked it, emailed it to myself, and then printed it from my office printer. Very cool. And quick. Problem solved.
TurboScan costs $1.99 in the app store.
Hope this helps you. Let me know other creative ways you use apps in your homeschooling or work day.