I’ve had my iPad (version 1 just in case you were wondering) for a while now and I have been testing it out as a digital music stand. Well, it works. It just plain works. I don’t have to print out charts any more and I feel good about that. Plus, on songs with multiple pages, it couldn’t be simpler than a swipe or tap instead of trying to arrange the charts just right on a music stand and then scrambling to change to the next song, etc….
I’ve tried several apps, pdf readers and websites to see which is the best and I still feel that the perfect one is yet to be found. That said, however there is one that stands out above the rest. I use OnSong because of it’s ability to load songs from Dropbox and to create Setlists as well as some cool annotation features. It also includes the ability to link the chart to the mp3 so you can listen as you practice and get that guitar lick right.
Of course you also need a stand so you don’t accidentally swipe your iPad onto the ground. I choose the X Clip. It’s easy and it works.
Anyway, hope this helps anyone who was thinking about either grabbing up the old model now that the new one is coming out or in fact diving into the new iPad 2. Either way, I think it is a great solution for a digital music reader.