By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

The iPad Cursor is an Achievement

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.

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