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  • 75. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Schloss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If Apple doesn't want to organize the mouse support for iPad, then please exclude Numbers app as one available for iOS!!!! Have you ever tried YOURSELF working with Excel tables with your fingers??????

    I plan to take my iPad to my business trip instead of a notebook (Windows) and even bought BT keyboard for this. But I already know that it will be **** way not easy to work with the tables without the mouse. Probably Apple likes when people feel themselves perverts using the company's tablets for work instead of just playing Angry Birds and surfing the i-net? Then thank you dears for wasting my money for your product instead of buying a table that would really be useful for me in ANY aspect!

  • 76. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Schloss wrote:

     

    Then thank you dears for wasting my money for your product instead of buying a table that would really be useful for me in ANY aspect!

    Some else used your money and purchased an iPad for you that cannot do ANYTHING with?

    Keep tighter control of your checkbook...

  • 77. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    Schloss wrote:

     

    If Apple doesn't want to organize the mouse support for iPad, then please exclude Numbers app as one available for iOS!!!! Have you ever tried YOURSELF working with Excel tables with your fingers??????

    You haven't even tried and you're already complaining? Numbers works fine for me on my iPad. But, perhaps, I've just got more capable fingers. <shrug>

  • 78. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)

    actually, yes, I have. I prefer it to the desktop version. Probably not helping your case though... Oh well. Like was said, Apple designed this to have no file system or mouse. Hope and pray all you want. Complain until you're blue in the face, but it most likely won't do any good.

  • 79. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Fruitbat78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, the whole issue of using a mouse with an iPad is interesting. There are certain circumstances in the commercial world where we do need better compatibility between the iPad as a device and the corporate applications that are used in the business world.

     

    The use of the cloud to deliver applications in business is growing and will continue to grow, The days of us maintaining our own server tin are numbered, particularly for SME's. It's not really cost effective and in a few years for certain sized companies Cloud will be a no brainer (provided the connectivity is available - but thats a topic for another post)

     

    While we don't see the iPad as a replacement for desktop computer we do see it being vital for people on the move. Serious heavy duty number crunching, document or report creation will in all likelihood continue to need desktop horsepower, at least for the foreseeable future.

     

    When our people are on the move or workign with a client they want to interact with and largely consume data on our business systems that is related to that client. They want to use the iPad to do this. We are runnign Citrix and intend to us this to provide mobile access to some of our corporate systems. It's not perfect yet but we are still in the early stages of implementation.

     

    Unfortunately not all applications translate well to the Cloud environment in terms of changing from a mouse point and click to finger taps and gestures.

     

    Maybe we don't need a mouse for this, but perhaps an app that had mouse functions that could run on top of Citrix Receiver would be useful. Not sure if anything like this exists.

  • 80. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    SAS Daniels LLP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly where we are up to! We are a SME sized law firm . .you can use the iphone as a track pad over blue tooth with citrix receiver . . hammers the battery and you can't be talking to someone at the same time as using it  . . may be Citrix or someone else will engineer a mouse for us!

     

    In the meantime I am ordering a MS Surface tablet to see how that compares productiviy wise . .

  • 81. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)

    Many software companies (including industry specialized ones) are releasing true tablet versions of their apps. One great example is Xactimate by Xactware. It is an adjusting and estimating software used by insurance companies and contractors. When the iPad released, I inquired of them their intentions to develop a tablet version. They resoundly said no. A year and a half later, they released a version that supported some of the features, but not all. A year after that, they released a full version that is equal to the desktop version, but specifically designed to be used on a tablet without a mouse. The moral? Companies will jump on board, or they will be bypassed by those that do.

  • 82. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    hugose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have discovered that I can log into my employers remote desktop via citrix on my iPhone 4S. Which is amazing really, i am getting close to not needing even a laptop. Well, I would be, but I can't navigate a desktop designed for 22 inch screens via the touch interface on my phone, or for that matter, an ipad.

     

    But the OP nails it here with respect to remote access and the need for mice. Perhaps we could have bluetooth access to mice just for citrix style apps?

     

    I can see the argument for not wanting or needing a mouse for the iOS environment. But logging into a traditional desktop environment wont really work without a mouse.

  • 83. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Babu Jose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am working in a university with over 27,000 students. We are now trying to introduce iPad as our primary tool for learning, however, lack of the mouse functionality is obstructing us to use cloud Apps and thus iPad. I agree with Apple that, iPad is not for such Apps, however adding this simple feature will enable us (and many other academic institutions) to use many professional Apps on iPad till they introduce a full 'pad' compatible version.

  • 84. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Hefner413 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also trying to use a BT mouse at work with our IPad 2's.  We have Citrix as our main work tool.  It has a built in cursor / mouse pointer.  We have the bluetooth keyboard hooked up to it, but would love to hook up the BT mouse as well.  Has anyone figured out ANY way to do this yet WITHOUT jailbreaking the iPad?  Our iPads are work property, thus cannot jailbreak.

     

    THANKS!

  • 85. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    Hefner413 wrote:

     

    Has anyone figured out ANY way to do this yet WITHOUT jailbreaking the iPad?

    You cannot.

  • 86. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Hefner413 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick reply!  That's quite unfortunate.  But I'm not surprised, just dissappointed. 

     

    Funny though... when I was trying to connect the BT mouse to the iPad at work this morning, I saw the mouse pop up on my Galaxy S4.  I connected the mouse to my S4... pretty cool, and it interacts flawlessly.  Even scrolls.  But obviously I don't have much need for a mouse with my phone.  BUT I CAN.  Apple please learn from your competitors!!!  My iPhone 4S was the 6th and LAST apple product that I will ever purchase. 

  • 87. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)

    BTW, also USB mice are supported by all OTG-compliant Android tablets out of the box, that is, without even rooting. All my USB mice work just great, without having to even install anything, on my stock Nexus 7 2013.

  • 88. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    Hefner413 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My next personal purchase surely will be a Nexus 7 to replace my old iPad.  No new iPad for me.  I wish that my employer would have put some more thought into it before purchasing hundreds of iPads for our offices that use Citrix for our main healthcare application.  My nurses / assistants really miss using a mouse to navigate through patient charts.  There's plenty of cussing and smacking the screen with their fingers to try to choose little boxes or scroll down through menus.  Oh well. 

  • 89. Re: Wireless mouse and iPad
    MichelPM Level 6 Level 6 (8,080 points)

    Curious,

    Can't zoom into these apps by using the two finger pinch in or out to zoom in and out of app or cell in a spreadsheet?

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