Chances are good that if you’re reading this site, you’re probably well aware of how convenient and powerful tablet computing is. Now it seems like more people are coming to this realization, as a recent survey revealed that iPad owners prefer to email from their tablets than their computers.
The survey was conducted by IncrediMail developer Perion on 4,400 iPad owners in the United States, 90 per cent of whom said that using email on their iPad was either “very important” or “extremely important” to them. 31 per cent of the total respondents, meanwhile, said that they send and read all of their emails from their iPad.
A further 55 per cent of iPad owners in the survey responded that they prefer to read emails on their tablets while 32 per cent responded that they preferred to read emails on their computers. A humble 10 per cent named their smartphones as their preferred device for email reading.
They have email on computers now?
The implications of the survey are rather profound. The iPad has been on the market for less than three years, and in that time it’s managed to change the way that individuals communicate and do business: 38 per cent of those who responded to Perion’s survey responded that they used their iPads for both personal and professional emailing.
Perhaps most telling, however, is the fact that only 41 per cent of respondents claimed that they were “extremely satisfied” with the email apps that they are currently using.
Perion noted that this was “uncharacteristically low for iPad users who are usually passionate about their devices”, and it could imply that more users will abandon their PCs for tablets once more robust, and tablet-friendly, email clients come about.