5/15/2018

A Confession I Have To Make

Tablet Habit has been a place for me to write about the iPad for a little over six months. I’ve gained a lot of friends and readers in that short time.

But I have a confession to make:

I am no longer iPad Only

When I started Tablet Habit it was partly made because I wanted to show that you can go iPad only if you wanted. I wanted to stick it to all the journalists and bloggers who say you can’t do real work” on an iPad. I wanted to make this about the tool, and not the product.

I started using my Macbook Air again, and I love it. Tablet Habit was a way for me to show how you can get by with an iPad and be iPad only like me. With that said, I had some gripes about the iPad, and it not offering certain things I wanted in a computer. That is 100% my personal taste and in no way me saying the iPad isn’t a great option for people who aren’t super picky like me. I love my iPad and will continue to use it every single day for a lot of my work, but not for everything.

I record and edit podcasts, handle cloud storage files, write in markdown, and edit my website CSS. All that is possible on the iPad, but there are some Mac apps I prefer that aren’t accessible on the iPad. Some of it because no one has made it into an iOS app. Some because of the sandboxing iOS has implemented (like recording a podcast on iOS).

I also had issues with finding a solution that would allow me to work on my iPad with a keyboard while on the couch. The Logitech Slim Combo is a big fat atrocity, and the Apple Smart Keyboard is too compact. The MacBook Air was built for your lap and can be handled while I’m on the couch or somewhere where a desk isn’t available.

Because of these small, but important, issues I decided to brush the dust off my Macbook Air and see if it solves my problems. Without a doubt it was, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to crack this baby open and see what it could offer.

All this isn’t to talk down about the iPad, I want to make that clear. I love my iPad, it is a great machine, and I encourage a large amount of people to look into it if they are looking for a new computer. It handles so many things well, some even better than the Mac.

Now, this site will be a place for me to share feeling on Apple, iOS, productivity, of which were topics before, it now includes the Mac. The occasional post that isn’t about productivity or tech will pop in and say hello every so often as well. This is my blog, I own every pixel in it. I want to remove any restraints I have when it comes to sharing my feelings and thoughts on something I am passionate about.

Things That Won’t Change

I still plan to write every Wednesday and share Workflows that I find interesting. Workflow continues to be one of my most used apps in iOS and I have a lot of things I want to share about it.

My weekly newsletter is also not going away either. I will still send it every week to my subscribers and give exclusive access to future projects and content. So if you aren’t a subscriber you can change that today by signing up.

What’s Next

I will still be writing content and sharing it on my blog for you all to consume and enjoy. Blogging is something I love to do and want to continue that for a long time to come. It won’t be exclusively about the iPad anymore.


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