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Use iPad to write long forms
For years I struggled against the idea of a mechanic keypad for my iPad. One part of the motive was that any keyboards developed for a tray I've tried (including Apple's own Smart Keyboard) are simply not good. Fucking feeling. I' ve never been able to types a phrase on any of them without immediately coming to the conclusion that they were horrible in comparison to the on-screen keypad, let alone my MacBook Professional keypad.
However, the larger part of the main thing I've always been against iPad remotely is that I basically believe that a tray is a better shape fact than a notebook - for the things I do most often on my iPad. And, as Phil Schiller has proposed, it is unwise to combine the touch of a monitor with tapping on a keypad.
Then why am I using a mechanic keypad on my iPad? Now that I found that a mix of Apple's Magic and iOS can be a better option than my MacBook Pro.
Don't get me wrong; I still firmly believe that an iPad is a much better tool for most applications when it's in my hand than it will ever be when I put it in my hood and plug in the Magic Keyboard. However, this does not mean that a mechanic keypad is not suitable for the very special use of long format printing.
When you can use your Mac, why use an iPad? Finally, typeing long formats on a Mac is a great adventure. There are a few things that give writing on the iPad a small upside. I' m using utilysses in full-screen mode on my MacBook Pro, but even then it's way too simple to change to Twitterrific, Slack or other applications.
And I know it's almost as simple to do the same thing on the iPad, but for whatever reasons, I don't know. Mostly I concentrate on my writing, with only an incidental change when I need a rest. While a Mac can be configured to run applications in full-screen mode, iPad does this by default. However, a Mac can be configured to run applications in full-screen mode.
This is probably another effect of my very aggressively disabling alerts for almost everything on my iPad. Guess I could call a second Mac a separate typewriter and get the same effect. However, a Mac you only use for writing is a little like a scattergun you only use to destroy flying.
Also, I get a whole bunch more out of my iPad than just writing. It makes absolute good practice to use the same instrument for writing. When I' m writing with my iPad, I never think about what the batteries will last. The more I use my iPad to type instead of my Mac, the more time my Mac has for Photoshop, Logic, Xcode and all the other things I can't do on the iPad right now.
Third, applications like usysses on iPad are as good as on Mac OS. The iPad has as many functions as its macro-similar. If I go to a coffeeshop and just want to write something and do nothing else, my iPad will always be easier, even with the additional keypad than my MacBook per, as it is.
Upcoming Canopy / Magic Keyboards? I' ve chosen Studio Neat's Canopy, in combination with Apple's Magic keyboard, which is the same keypad Apple has with the iMac. I had a number of benefits over Apple's Smart keyboard or any other iPad-specific solutions I've investigated. Magic keyboard just feel better.
It' not nearly as good for me as my new MacBook Pro keypad I like. In contrast, the keys on the Magic keyboard have a vague and imprecise feeling. However, the keys and the layouts are in full size, which is a big plus over the Smart Keys (at least those for the 10.5-inch iPad, that's what I have.) And they don't really like what it is the Smart Keys keyboards do.
I can fold the Canopy into a small pack that easily slots in my pocket, yet is easily left behind when I don't need it. I' ve got a smart cover for my iPad that I use from time to time to support the iPad, to view video and the like when I'm not tapping, and to give my display additional shelter.
You can attach the Smart Case to the back of your iPad while using it in the hood. I still get screensavers if I don't want to take the keypad with me. Because it is a combination on-screen keypad, the SmartKeyboard will give you the added strength of a keypad at any time.
Except you want to switch between Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover. At least for me, the hood is much more easy to open and lock than the SmartKeyboard. When it' locked, it offers a beautiful cover for my MagicKeyboard. Since the Magic keyboard is a normal Blue tooth keypad, I have the possibility to use it with other equipment like my iPhone or even my MacBook Pro if I want.
I can use the same keypad when new iPad releases are made, provided they still have Bluetooth. 9 inch for my next iPad for example and does not have to change my keypad. Canopy is suitable for any iPad, because it was developed around the MagicKeyboard and not around the iPad. Since I can take my iPad out of the canopy very simply and then put it back down again, I can change much more simply between tapping and more touch-based UI-operation.
I' m just picking up the iPad, working it the way I would normally hold it in my hand, and then putting it back when I'm good to type again. One canopy and one magic keyboard together cost less than the Smart Keyboard. Of course there are some disadvantages compared to Apple's Smart Keyboard.
Batteries - The Smart Keyboard uses the Smart Connector to get its energy directly from the iPad. You don't have to be worried about recharging a dedicated rechargeable keypad pack. However, in reality this has usually turned out to be unproblematic, as the Magic Keyboards batteries last for month.
I' m just setting a memory to charge every five-week or so (!), just to make sure the keypad always has some sap. wireless connectivity Since it is not connected to the Smart Connector, the Magic keyboard must be reconnected to the iPad. However, it is definitely not as beautiful as the Smart Keyboard's immediate link.
Overall, I am very satisfied with my decision to transfer most of my long forms to the iPad. I am very satisfied with the Canopy / Magic keyboards combo. I' ve been resisting connecting a keypad to an iPad for too long. I' m sticking to my initial view that the iPad is much better for many, many purposes than a plate of crystal without a mechanic touch.
So I still have no interest in an iPad with an integral, always attached hard disk keypad for my own use. Also I don't want to see the complete fusion of iPOS and macro to some kind of combination touch/pointer Frankenstein. But if I call my iPad my primary blogger by occasionally adding a MagicKeyboard, I can achieve one of my 2018 goals: to get more out of my iPad and spending more quality of my work.