Just the other night my wife was on the phone with a client who had e-mailed her a file to review. He knew we were on macs and he was on a mac so, no problem reading the file, right? Not so much.
He had created a table in Pages, but my wife doesn't have Pages on her iMac. No problem. I fired up my iMac which has Pages installed, only to get an error message indicating that I don't have the most current version and can't open the file. Ugh!
But wait. My iPad has Pages. I open up the e-mail click on the attachment and bingo there it is. Except now I have to print it. I could e-mail it to myself as a pdf and print it, but don't need to because I have Air Sharing HD installed. I touch the icon in the upper right hand corner of the Pages document and choose open in Air Sharing. From there I touch the icon in the lower left corner and choose print. It magically links to all of my shared printers via wifi and presto! Problem solved.
I could have even saved some time by simply touching and holding the attachment icon in the e-mail. The pop up gives a choice to open in Air Sharing right from there. So I didn't even have to have Pages on my iPad to save the day.
....and who said the iPad was simply an entertainment device?