Last month, I wrote about how I plan to start using my iPad Pro exclusively while I travel, and leave the MacBook back at my desk. Well, at least I’ve managed to follow that pretty religiously. Thanks to mostly living on the cloud, I have managed to segregate my devices depending upon where I am.
- At work – The 12-inch MacBook is the primary workhorse. And when I leave work, I leave the computer behind as well.
- At home – I have a mid-2011 Mac Mini at home (upgraded to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB Samsung Eve Pro SSD) that mostly doubles up as the media server. Whenever I’d need macOS to get some work done, this is the one I’d go for. I mostly end up on it when I might need to work on a spreadsheet, or manage the media server. Sometimes, just for the novelty of working on a big ass monitor ????
- Everywhere else – You’ve guessed it right. It’s the iPad Pro. Well, lately I picked up a iPhone X, and thanks to the large screen a lot of my reading has shifted from the iPad to the iPhone, be it Reddit, Medium, Pocket, or even e-books on the Kindle.
To understand how easy, or hard, the switch was, I must first give an outline of the various kinds of tasks I usually try to achieve on the laptop:
- Various Instant Messengers – Slack, WhatsApp, iMessage, Telegram etc.
- E-mails – My primary e-mail app is Newton. A big shoutout to Umesh Gopinath and his team to come up with this brilliant e-mail client.
- Office Suites – I tend to stay away from the MS Office suite, even though I continue to pay for Office 3