My ipad only experiment is coming to an end and while I do think it was a success, I’m not sure if it’s as much a solution as a workable solution. The difference between the two is that a workable solution is a solution you make work, but it’s not what I would choose if I had a choice. I did save some time by not having to take my ipad out of my bag for security and I also didn’t have to carry a few more pounds in my bag. Overall though I think I’d bring my MacBook Pro next time I have a trip. The picture below is one example why.
That’s my suitcase, my 1.99 ipad stand (business card holder with some modifications) and my bluetooth keyboard. The lack of multi-tasking is very healthy for me as I work on-line so the ipad does force me to do that but in the end I’d rather have Hootsuite open in another tab while I write a blog post and attach a picture with ease vs. finding work arounds or adding three steps. Until the Ipad has a camera I’ll be forced to take pictures with my phone, send them to myself via email, open the email on my iPad, save it to the iPad, open the WordPress app and then compose a post that includes the picture that I saved to my iPad. That’s a lot of steps. Either way this post will go out so it IS a solution, just not one I’d probably choose again.
I think I was LESS productive because of my iPad only experiment. I still love my iPad and you can pry it out of my cold dead hands if you want it…but next time I’ll take my MacBook Pro.
My next stop is Denver and the wifi at Denver’s airport didn’t work on my iPad. I hope it was a one time deal b/c I’ll be there for 5 hours. I guess I can finish Andy Andrew’s – The Traveler’s Gift. That’s an amazing book. Thanks to my friend and Sales Coach – Pierce Marrs for recommending it.