Day 3: Switching To an iPad Pro

Today was the first day it felt normal.

I admit it. I love this thing, even though I know it’s not going to be able to handle a couple of the things I want to do. This is leaving me looking for excuses to rationalize keeping both. AHHHHHHH!!!!

Even thought it’s a Saturday today, I’m still working. I left the iPad Pro on the countertop, and opened it up when I needed it. I am spending so much time on it because it’s so fun to use.

Let’s talk some more about the pencil. I have noticed it dies pretty fast…like in a couple of hours. The good news is it charges really fast too.

Today was a little too busy to get to testing all of the apps I wanted to check out, but I did get to a couple.

The first is Pixelmator. I am not a graphic designer by an stretch, but I do like to mess around. I’m familiar with Pixelmator on the Mac, but the iPad version is set up a little bit differently. It’s also way more focused on image editing than drawing. Once I figured out where everything was, I was really impressed by it’s capability.

Here’s a photo I messed around with for about5 minutes. The distort tool is fun, but I was really impressed with how well the replace tool works. I removed all of the letters on the keys and the app names. You have to look really closely to see any errors in the auto replace.

I also checked out Penultimate. It was way more buggy than the same features built right into Evernote. I ended up deleting it after about 5 minutes.

Finally, the iWork suite works really well. The extra screen size makes these apps actually usable. I could use them full time for sure.

However, one of the things we are planning for is a podcast. I really don’t see how this thing is going to work for podcasting. I hope I am surprised. We will see.

I didn’t have enough to time to play around with iMovie. I hope to get to it tomorrow.