iPad “Speak Selection” Feature

Your iPad can read most text to you. This is a feature called “Speak Selection.” You can enable this feature by going into Settings>Accessibility>Spoken Content>Speak Selection. In order to utilize this feature, you highlight a selection of text and then tap once on the highlighted portion. A menu will appear above the highlighted portion, and you will select “Speak.” There are other options on the … Continue reading iPad “Speak Selection” Feature

iPad “Dictation” feature

Using “dictation” on your iPad (having the iPad type what you speak) can be a great tool for transcribing your thoughts onto paper.  You can pair this function with the Notability app to organize and get complicated thoughts out onto paper. This can be a great start for outlining a paper or charting a long, multi-step process.  This feature can be enabled through Settings>General>Keyboard>Enable Dictation. … Continue reading iPad “Dictation” feature

iPad “assistive touch” feature

The iPad has a feature called “assistive touch.” This feature allows the user to use a pointer on the screen that can be programmed with several commands and functions. The assistive touch button should interest folks who don’t enjoy having to swipe to get around on the iPad. This feature provides an alternative for swiping in and out of apps. The assistive touch feature can … Continue reading iPad “assistive touch” feature

iPad “Floating Keyboard” Feature

The size and location of your on-screen keyboard is  customizable by utilizing the floating keyboard feature. Use this feature by having the keyboard visible on the screen and then pinching inward with two fingers on the keyboard. Now, drag the keyboard to any location on the screen. To undo this setting, you will do the same pinch with two fingers over the keyboard, except this … Continue reading iPad “Floating Keyboard” Feature

iPad “Drag and Drop” Feature

You can easily copy and paste text and images from Google Chrome or Safari into Google Docs, Word, Pages, Notes and Notability (and more). This is done by split-screening two apps like Google Docs and Google Chrome. In Google Chrome, you press and hold on text or an image to highlight it. Once the text or image is highlighted, press and hold on the text or image … Continue reading iPad “Drag and Drop” Feature

Notability Auto-Backup Feature

The app Notability has a good backup feature that you should be utilizing. Most everything on your iPad will be stored in your iCloud or Google Drive account, but Notability needs to be set up in order to automatically backup your notes. To do this, go into your Notability app. Locate the settings icon on the bottom left. Next, choose the Auto-Backup section and select … Continue reading Notability Auto-Backup Feature

Air Drop Functionality

AirDropping is a fantastic way to quickly share a document outside of Google Drive with someone. AirDropping allows you to securely connect to another person’s iPad and share a file with them. To do this you need to first enable Airdrop in your settings. Go to settings and locate the “general” tab. Once in “general,” there will be an “AirDrop” menu item on the right. … Continue reading Air Drop Functionality