OnLive Desktop – turn your iPad into a PC :-(


Since the iPad was released in April 2010, there has been an increase in the number of apps available to consumers. There are currently over 500,000 apps, and that number is increasing at a constant rate.

What annoys me as an iPad user are comments like “the iPad won’t open word docs” or “I can’t make a PowerPoint with my iPad” Arghhhh! No you can’t do these two things, that’s correct, but you can create a Keynote that is way better than a lousy and often boring PowerPoint or a Pages document in a matter of minutes. Keynote has a beautifully simple interface on the iPad and the final products are great. I guess the thing that annoys me the most is that people often complain that the iPad won’t work like my PC… My question is “Why would you want it to?” You have a beautifully designed product that allows you to effortlessly connect to the internet, have access to all of your music/videos etc at your finger tips, make quality movies in a matter of minutes with iMovie, play a range of apps with amazing graphics, create stunning visual documents with hundreds of thousands of apps (many of which are free or only cost a few dollars, compared to $15.99 in the Android market) and yet despite being able to do these wonderful things people complain that it won’t behave like a crappy, unreliable, slow and frustrating PC.

Well, not anymore. If you want your iPad to act like a PC, then this is the app that will answer all of your prayers and hopefully stop you from complaining 😉
It’s called OnLive Desktop. The app works by offering users a free 2GB cloud storage for Office documents such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. The app then pretty much turns the iPad into a PC interface using Windows and allows for full-featured document viewing and editing.

This apps highlights two things for me.
1) The amazing processing power of the iPad to effortlessly turn itself into a PC – how many other tablets can turn themselves into an Apple OSX device? 😉
2) Users simply don’t understand that you can do all of the things you do on your PC with an iPad with Apps like Pages, Keynote and Numbers

This app is not yet available is Australia, you people who are interested will have to wait. While you’re waiting, do yourself a favour. Download either Pages, Keynote or Numbers from the app store and have a little play with them. You will be blown away with the simplicity of the App and how great they are to create amazing looking documents.

Pages on iPad Numbers on iPad Keynote on iPad


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