mwagner wrote:I find Dropbox to be great for transferring files among my iPad, iPhone, and iMac, much preferable to hardware-based storage. However, if hardware intermediary storage is a requirement, then the iPad isn't right for you.
I would suggest that this actually makes my point. It share a file with a co-worker you have to provide them access to your DB folder or have a common folder. But you can't really have separate folders on an iPad. And what if you have multiple coworkers who should not see the same set of files?
In my house there are 4 people. We share one desktop and have privacy for our mails. You can't do this on an iPad. The same problem, no segregation of data from device.
For the record, computers are utility devices in my world. Multi-user, shared data. The iPad is a fancy photo frame, mp3 player and web browser. I am in the minority, but my reasons are stated above.