Come Undone 2019, using iPad only
In 2012, I got rid of my computer and decided to go full time working on an iPad. I mostly stuck to the iPad as the main computing device with small gaps in 2013 and 2014 where I dabbled with a Chromebook, mainly to experiment. From time to time, I had to have a MacBook around mainly to deal with software or web services that would not run on the iPad or the mobile browser. With the launch of iPad OS and the browser supporting file downloads and more complex web services, there is even less reason for me to get back to a computer.
Here are the apps that I use on a regular basis.
|Writing and archiving||Apple Notes|
|Blogging||Ulysses and Custom Shortcuts|
|Image editing and enhancement||Darkroom|
|Image archival||Google photos|
|Audio||Ferrite for recording and editing audio, Anchor for posting podcasts and Auphonic (web service to clean up the audio)|
|Drawing and illustration||Paper, Linea and Apple Pencil. The Paper app is it a minimalist drawing app that lets me make functional drawings|
|Documents||Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Google Drive|
|Teaching||Microsoft Forms (web), Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams|
|Conferencing||Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, Skype|
|Reading||Kindle, Apple Book|
|Video||Amazon Prime, You-tube Premium (mostly so that I can save talks or presentations offline)|
|Events||Adobe Spark for creating social media posts|
In my use case, I prefer the iPad OS mainly for some apps that I use all the time.: Paper, Linea, Ulysses, Fantastical, Apple Notes. I also enjoy Shortcuts to speed up some repetitive tasks. Most of all, as a regular traveler, I like the simplicity of an iPad - one charging plug can charge everything that I have. I do not have remove the iPad from the bag at airport checks. I have the cellular model which allows me to connect from almost anywhere I go.