I’ve Been Workin’ on the IPad

….all the live long day.

So I am finally getting forced to make my IPad more useable as a work machine. My MacBook Pro is in the shop. The Dell laptop where we do bookkeeping and other Windows specific tasks is also in the shop (well actually, different shops), both with weird trackpad/bluetooth mouse issues. Coincidence? I think not! It must be a curse cast upon me. If my IPad goes south then I will be absolutely convinced.

In the meantime, I actually have discovered I can do most everything on the IPad, especially with the bluetooth keyboard attached. I may get used to it. It’s lighter, in some ways less distracting since there’s only one all on the screen at a time. When I’m working on my MacBook it’s usually attached to a second screen so I have multiple things going on at once.

My normal work environment (plus cat)

2 comments for “I’ve Been Workin’ on the IPad

  1. 9/13/2013 at 12:05 pm

    What a coincidence. I’ve been advised that my 6 year old IMac will have to be replaced soon (apparently you can’t even buy a new video card for it anymore). An iPad with an ergo keyboard is one of the solutions I’m considering. Let us know of any problems. Thanks!

  2. Bob
    9/18/2013 at 10:33 am

    I did pretty well with the iPad. But there were a few things I couldn’t well in the time my MacBook Pro was in the shop without having access to either the files on the laptop or already have them in the cloud somewhere. So, that was just poor planning on my part.

    I also have a few websites that are still flat html pages and I use Dreamweaver to update. I couldn’t find a good editor for the iPad.

    I still find it awkward to switch between apps quickly and I’m used to having multiple windows open to just glance at things such as Terminal where I do server monitoring.

    But I did stretch my capacity on the iPad and will feel more comfortable using it productively in the future.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *