Recently I discovered two apps that have allowed me to really begin to look at the iPad (Pro, in my case) as a viable travel-notebook replacement: Blink (a fantastic ssh client), and Coda 2 (development editor and ssh client combined). With these two, I can do work that was impossible, or at least extraordinairily difficult on my iPad.
This has lead to my discovery that being unable to lock the screen without also putting the drive to sleep is a surprisingly serious impediment. If I’m working with a few ssh sessions open to my development server and some network devices, and I have to leave the room for a moment or three, best practice dictates that I should not leave the iPad open. I therefore have no option but to put the device to sleep, which kills the open ssh connections.
Does anyone else find this to be a (nearly) show-stopping issue, or am I just a weird outlier?