I’ve been on iPad Pro 10.5" 64Gb since November of last year, when I traded my MacBook Air 2013 128Gb for it, so it’s my only machine.
I use it for
- blogging (so, writing extensive “articles” with BT keyboard)
- photo editing (in RAW from iPhone 7 Plus)
- personal finance handling
- business meeting related tasks
- calendar management - personal & business
- management of NAS for media consumption
- and so much more
At first I was a bit sceptic whether an iPad Pro could replace my trusted MacBook - but I decided that if I was to give it a fair shot, I’d have to go all-in, so I threw caution to the wind and traded my MacBook Air for a nearly new (3 months old) 10.5" iPad Pro.
At first it was really different & a pretty huge challenge to adapt my workflows & I was close to throwing i the towel several times… but I’m glad I didn’t.
As soon as I found the way my workflows work the best for me, I haven’t looked back since, and don’t miss my MacBook one bit.
I emphasize “my” workflows because I pretty quick found out that the same task has several different paths to the same result, and for some users my workflows may not work at all just as their workflows would make me call the quits.
Somewhere during the proces I kinda evolved my own two mandatory rules to stick by in this - and they’ve worked pretty great for me:
Rule number 1: "Find your own workflows!"
- I heard a lot of podcasts, read a lot of online articles, blogs etc. about going all-iOS before(and after) switching - and then adapted the things, and apps, that were useful, to fit my needs
- Hint: you’re in for a lot of app testing - but that’s part of the fun, which leads me to rule number 2
Rule number 2: "Have fun with switching to iPadOS from MacOS"
- this is actually the most important of the two - remember to have fun going through this process.
If it’s fun to switch from MacOS to iPadOS+iOS you’ll never regret doing the switch & you’ll probably find more enjoyment in using your main/only machine, as opposed to the computer’s “it’s always been this way” kind of experience.
- I genuinely find more enjoyment in any types of - but even more so “boring” - tasks after going all-iOS (iPadOS beta rocks - but that’s another forum topic), and from the start I’ve been pretty determined that if I couldn’t have fun doing this switch I would scrap the plans and get a new MacBook - but that’s just me and my philosophy
"Make sure to have fun while making money, and you’ll never have to work again"
I hope you’ll find my input useful, and are able to find your own fun with an iPad Pro🙂