The iPad Cursor is an Achievement

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

The Magic Keyboard for iPad came out in April this year and I’ve been using it everyday. I know some people said it was more of a dock than a case, but I use it exactly the same as I did my Smart Keyboard Folio, it lives on the iPad 95% of the time and I take it everywhere.

But I digress…

This also means I’ve been using a trackpad with my iPad for the past 4 months and I have to say I truly adore it. This is not the accessibility feature that was added a few years prior, and it’s not the same thing as the Mac cursor, it’s something different and it works brilliantly on the iPad.

I don’t even have anything deep to say about it here, I just wanted to remind everyone how good it is.

And I don’t know how other people are working with it, but it’s slotted in nicely into my interactions with the iPad. I use it for some things, but I still touch the screen constantly when doing almost anything. I could do everything from the keyboard and track pad or I could do it all with touch. I end up doing a mix of everything and it’s really freeing to be able to do that and never feel like the OS is struggling to keep up with me.

Just amazing work.