First Review on My iPad

August 03, 2019 2 minutes

I started using an iPad instead of a second laptop for more effective use. Although it is excellent for reading things, answering emails, checking tasks, it is still not possible to use as a laptop with these devices.

So I tried to connect to my primary PC remotely. But this was not satisfactory for me either. I took some notes to compare when iOS 13 and some updates came.

Pros

  • In tablet mode, all screens are full-sized automatically.
  • The density of UI components is more comfortable to manage cursor with touching.
  • Firefox has a tablet mode; it supports touch scrolling, easy to click bookmarks.
  • The virtual keyboard is great! I didn’t need to use the iPad’s native on-screen keyboard.
  • We can’t see the running apps in the taskbar in tablet mode, but it’s possible to use the gestures to show all running apps.

Cons

  • You need a remote desktop or a server. It’s impossible to work offline.
  • If you decide to use a remote desktop and you are obsessed about fonts, there’s no way to fix screen quality.
  • I’m not sure that I can code with iPad for hours even I have a good physical keyboard.

So..

  • With the new updates in macOS and iOS 13, it will be possible to run iPad applications on macOS. So iPadOS may affect the quality and variety of applications.
  • I’m still waiting for a new version of Microsoft Surface or Surface Go that using ARM CPU, has Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C ports.
  • I still didn’t investigate how Google Pixelbook is but seems a good alternative.
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