There are a couple of ways you can converge iPad and CRM usage. One solution we love is www.cwrmobility.com which brings CRM, including Dashboards!, to life on your iPad.
If you are a note taker by hand, like me, I love this app- Penultimate. http://www.cocoabox.com/penultimate You can just write on your iPad with an iPad stylus EXACTLY like you write in your notepads now. You can keep multiple notebooks, view multiple note pages at a time and use multiple colors. And here is a great idea: You can email notes to others or yourself. Once they are in your Inbox, Track in CRM!
And open it up to see the handwritten Penultimate note!