Mail on the iPad
The Mail app on iPad gives you a brand new and natural way to see your emails. By just holding iPad in landscape, you get a split-screen view of your emails showing you both the opened email and the other messages in your inbox too. Each email also has a two-line preview of its content making it really easy to get through a lot of your emails very quickly. When you want to focus your attention on just a single email message though, all you have to do is turn the iPad to portrait and the email message will automatically rotate and fill the screen so that you can concentrate fully on its content.
As soon as you’re ready to compose a new message, a single tap to the Multi-Touch screen will reveal a large onscreen keyboard that has keys practically the same size as a notebook’s. Because it is software based, the iPad keyboard also switches between landscape and portrait orientation with each turn that you make. This ingenious piece of equipment even accelerates your typing by tracking what you type and suggesting words, correcting spelling and inserting punctuation where it is needed automatically.
The iPad also displays rich HTML emails with images and photos appearing alongside the text. When you receive an email with an attachment, you don’t have to save it and open it up with another app, all you have to do is simply tap it and you can view it right there and then without any hassle. The iPad works with most standard file and image formats so that you can rotate, zoom, and pan your iWork files, PDFs and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. You can even save pictures to the iPad photo library with just a single tap.
iPad Mail is also extremely smart about the content in email messages as well. It converts web URLs, phone numbers, email addresses and street addresses straight to links. All you have to do is just tap one of them on the Multi-Touch screen and the iPad will automatically open up the right app whether it be Safari, Contacts or Maps so that you can act on it right away. And, if you’re in the middle of writing an email and you find that you need to open another app to check a phone number or map an address, iPad Mail remembers exactly where you left off.
For added peace of mind, Mail on the iPad also works with the most popular email providers including Hotmail, Google Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft Exchange and AOL along with most industry-standard IMAP and POP email systems. To add an account, all you have to do is type in some basic information and the iPad will simply do the rest for you. And when you need to find a message, iPads Mail will search emails on both your iPad and another server, depending on the type of account you have.