Being Forced into the iPad Only Lifestyle

Life on an iPad | The Overspill: when there’s more that I want to say

That was, as I say, a couple of weeks ago. Since then I’ve been doing everything I’ve done on this iPad – a 12in iPad Pro, with Smart Keyboard. That means email, writing articles for papers, editing chapters for my book, composing The Overspill’s daily Start Up post, and so on.

A few years ago, this would probably have been impossible. I wouldn’t have contemplated it. Now? Getting along fine. In a number of ways, the iPad is preferable – particularly weight and connectivity. In only a couple of ways is it worse (the most notable being “lappability”).


Charles Arthur goes through the good and bad elements of using an iPad for all your real work and sums them up quite nicely.