I am working on my first sermon that I plan on preaching tonight on my iPad. I am typing it completely without the help from any other computer. I am using Pages and OliveTree as my main bible and that combination is working out very well. I also own a Apple BlueTooth keyboard and that is making it super easy to type. And with the recent update in Pages that now allows me to see the toolbar while in landscape mode makes this almost perfect.
I was doing fine until I wanted to quote something from a book that I purchased in iBooks. I opened the book highlighted what I wanted and I was quickly reminded that I can’t copy and paste from iBooks or the Kindle app. This is a major set back and very disappointing. This limits me from being able to solely use the iPad as my only source and forces me to use another system to complete my work.
Workaround: I had to use my desktop😦
I started to send myself an email with the quote from iBooks when it suddenly dawned on me to use EverNote.com This is a website where you can upload photos, create notes and have them all sync with your mobile phone, or device. iPad has a EverNote app that I have, and I also happen to have one on my Android phone. I created the note in EverNote, and then opened it up on my iPad and I was able to copy and paste from there. Simple enough but not good enough. They need to allow the ability to copy and paste not sure what the fears are but this is a must have. I can copy and paste from OliveTree with no problem.
Since writing this article I have moved on to Android. This year I purchased the Samsung Note 8, and even when I was still using my iPad I had moved completely over to Kindle. Apple has a closed system which has it’s advantages, but also has it’s draw backs. I try to adopt apps and software that are cross platform, therefor my decision to go primarily with Kindle was easy. However, with the recent updates to Google Play Books (which offers the same sort of options as Kindle). I’m now also considering purchasing books with them if it makes sense. Mostly down to cost, and if the book is also offered in printed format, otherwise I just purchase on Kindle.
I have also stop using evernote, and just use Google Drive.
In case you don’t read the comments, the best solution for Kindle was the following: