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colinwalker
colinwalker
I hardly ever use my iPad and I'm not completely sure why. The convenience of the phone is certainly one factor but I also think the way I approach using the larger device is a big part of it. I've always tried to use the iPad in the same way as the phone - and almost exclusively in lan... colinwalker.blog
benedwards
benedwards

@colinwalker I don’t think I would use my iPad nearly as much if I didn’t have an external keyboard for it. With that attached it is truly an excellent writing machine.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@benedwards I’ve definitely not been utilising it properly. The keyboard will definitely help.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@colinwalker I agree with @benedwards. When my iPad was attached to a keyboard, I hardly ever used it due to the heavier look and feel. I've freed it and started using it exclusively for reading. I read on the Kindle and my wife reads PDFs on it. Much more use that way.

But my experience is different because it's an iPad Mini. YMMW with and iPad Air 2 due to the size.

sumudu
sumudu

@nitinkhanna I have been using my iPad Pro 1 Gen since it came out as my main device. Yes, for most part I had Apple keyboard cover attached to it. With that, I realized I have hardly been using Apple pencil with it. So I removed the keyoard cover about 6 months ago. Since then I have been using the iPad even more. As a result though, it has been seldom, I even open the lid of my brand new MacBook I purchased in December last year.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@sumudu hehe yeah iPad and iPhone Plus users definitely use their Macs less, in my experience!

sumudu
sumudu

@nitinkhanna I am even thinking whether it was worth that invested in huge amount money getting one!

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nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@sumudu prolly not. You could have bought a slightly older one with more standard ports. 🙄

sumudu
sumudu

@nitinkhanna That said, I have been using the iPad for handwritten note taking havily and i have dozen of notetaking apps of all

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@sumudu do those notes automatically convert to text?

sumudu
sumudu

@nitinkhanna Yep most apps do. Particularly Nebo and Noteshelf are good in

sumudu
sumudu

@nitinkhanna NotePlus

colinwalker
colinwalker

@nitinkhanna @benedwards I intend to use it primarily as a writing device so the extra size/weight doesn’t actually matter n that regard.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@sumudu nice. Thanks!