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kaa
kaa
iPad Revelations & Misery kaa.bz
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simonwoods
simonwoods

@kaa I'm about to integrate my iPad much more deeply into my workflow. It'll be interesting to see if I run into the same issues -- I fully expect this to be the case, only probably worse since I'm using the 6th generation basic iPad with the Logitech keyboard and no Pencil -- but I do have my eye on the smaller MacBooks, especially for when they get the new keyboard.

kaa
kaa

@simonwoods see the thing is if I didn’t have the iPad, I couldn’t do my work to the same level. Without the Mac the more difficult projects are on the back burner. Definitely going to be waiting for the new macs to see what’s what

jemostrom
jemostrom

@kaa @simonwoods I was forced to go iPad only for a month and while it was (mostly) workable the thing I really missed was a 28" screen and the ability to run more than two (2.5) apps at the same time with multiple windows (details)

Bruce
Bruce

@kaa I find my 12.9” Pro (1st Gen) a nice complement to my laptop, rather than a replacement. The iPad and the pencil are a great replacement for marking up scripts and scores, taking rehearsal notes, sketching out ideas during design meetings, and easier to take out at the bar (the location of said meetings 🍺).

The laptop is way better for drafting, managing paperwork, sending out worknote emails (while referring to the rehearsal notes on the iPad), and programming arduino boards to make custom fixtures. 🤓

My use case is definitely not a common one though. :)

//@simonwoods @jemostrom

jemostrom
jemostrom

@Bruce Yep, this is basically my experiences also. Excellent for on the go but Mac is better when it's "crunch time"

Bruce
Bruce

@jemostrom That wasn’t quite what I was getting at; for me each can do things that the other cannot do at all. The iPad is awesome during the “crunch time” of technical rehearsals. I’d never use a Mac in those cases; the alternative is a LittleLite, a legal pad, and pens.

Just as the alternative to the Mac for drafting is vellum, a straight edge, a scale rule, and pencils. 🤓

jemostrom
jemostrom

@Bruce for me it is not that I can't do it on one platform, I could but it would be more cumbersome/tiring/time consuming so I try to use the platform that works best. My current "project" is to continue to figure out what tools to use so that I have the same data available on all platform and choose which one to use depending on the task

Bruce
Bruce

@jemostrom Cool. What tools have you been looking at?

jemostrom
jemostrom

@Bruce writing: plain text files but also Ulysses. Notes: Bear and DEVONthink. Files: combo of iCloud + my Synology + git. Mindmaps: iThoughts. Journal: DayOne. But since much of my work involves text files I can use different tools as long as I can sync files ... Git plays a big role there.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Bruce @kaa @jemostrom Agreed with the notion of a hybrid approach. Right tool for the job, etc...