Since taking a journey into minimilism, the focus of my tech purchases have changed. By changed I mean it has been pretty null in void. Then WWDC 2017 happened and my ears perked and my eyes bulged as I marveled at the posibility of IOS 11 on an iPad Pro. A fool doesn’t reflect on thier history. My history shows that I would like to have a single device that I can take with me at home and at work comfortably.
I have tried the Motorola atriux , two stints with surface and Surface Pro , and even a chrome book. All the previous attempts had come to no avail so the journey still continued. I am now trying to work with something new. That leads me to the IPad Pro 12.9 inch. This thing is amazing!
Previously I have been working with the 13 inch MacBook Air. It was more than ok for me but after using this iPad Pro 12.9 for a while, the MacBook Air looks well blah!
The screen is huge and bright giving me room to move around. I previously had the iPad Air 2 and it was plenty fast. I wont pretend like others and act as though I noticed a lag a week after I argued how it was blazing fast. The large screen allows me to run this browser I am typing in now on half the screen as if I am using the iPad Air in vertical mode and I’m looking at video and content on the other screen. This is amazing! With IOS 11 you can actually use 3 apps at once. This helps me work on my iPad the same way I work on my MacBook. I usually like to keep up with twitter, while scrolling through facebook or YouTube, while typing up something. Those are the three programs I usually always have open.
Multitasking like a pro
Early I mentioned how I usually run 3 programs or apps at once commonly. This is great because now I don’t have to chose between working and playing. I can be entertained in 1 window and work at the same time.
I still find myself a creature of old habits. I constantly rub the bottom of the Logitech keyboard as if I am using a trackpad. It always take about 4 attempts before It clicks in. I also am nervous dealing with limitations at work. I was thinking about trying to send something to the printer. I can fathom nother less tech advanced teacher insisting that I put a copy of something “on my thumb-drive” . This Logitech case is heavy. I know the IPad Pro 12.9 period is heavy. I have to get used to that. But with the heavy keyboard , it feels actually heavier than my MacBook Air. That kind of defeating half the purpose of getting this. I wanted lighter more mobile tech.
I pray that I was a good steward of the money GOD gave me. My thoughts are to get rid of the iPad Air 2 and trade my MacBook for a desktop for the family just in case we need it. I will then get rid of the laptops and chrome books we have around the house. This should end with me having 1 family computer at home that will also act as a media server and service station. “For example I had to use the pc to get the beta set up.
I am hoping with the ability to load all the textbooks I use for work on here, my online based office apps, and pdf scan sign send ability, this can be my 1 work device! I would love to keep my MacBook at home and just grab this one device. How minimalist would it be to just walk around with my tablet. Even majority of my assignments will be web based to avoid paper.
If you are like me searching through hundreds of blog posts and videos trying to decide if you should pony up for the iPad Pro and what model. I can tell you this. The added real estate makes a huge difference. I know the hype is on the 10.5 because it’s something new and beautiful but this is more suitable for productivity. I looked at the 10.5 and it wasn’t different enough for me. It still seemed too tight for multitasking. If you want an iPad that multitask like a MacBook. iPad Pro 12.9 is the way to go! Well at least for the 3 days I had it. So far..:) This seems to be the portable dream I will need. My move to declutter continues and ironically buying this device is a step in the right direction. GOD BLESS
working on tech
This blog should be a safe place for anyone who wants to talk, read, listen, and experience technology in safe GOD fearing way. I am a believer and follower of JESUS CHRIST MY LORD AND SAVIOR WHO I BELIEVE CAME DOWN AS GOD IN THE FLESH TO SHED BLOOD SO WE MAY BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD AND HE WILL ACT AS WITNESS ON OUR BEHALF BECAUSE NO MAN CAN GET TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT THROUGH JESUS CHRIST and it is those who believe mission to spread this message of love to all people for GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD! I strive to live righteously and I pray you do to and understand that we should do that in all that we do even when we are enjoying my favorite hobby, all things tech! that's why I am a techie in CHRIST I am a tech nerd that is grounded in the LORD. GOD BLESS !