Replacing Adobe desktop suite (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.) with iPad Alternatives?
I tend to work on web development projects every now and then, as well as design projects every now and then. However, there is the thing that there are times that I don’t really use Photoshop and Illustrator etc. much despite being my go-tos for anything graphic related. Hence, subscription goes to waste. Adding to the fact that I either use Linux most of the time for work, although I do work on my Macbook as well.
I have an iPad Mini 4, and may be considering getting the new iPad (2018) with Apple Pencil if ever I go to Japan (is cheaper there than where I am). Although I’m sticking with my iPad Mini, where just last month I got a really great stylus for cheap. I honestly didn’t know that it is actually possible to draw ok with the iPad sans Apple Pencil, and just last night as I was looking into the design apps, I realized that it may actually be possible to offload the design suite to it.
So I’m dabbling with Vectornator right now, but am considering getting Graphic if it is better. I’m currently looking at the apps’ guide books. And then considering replacing Paint Tool Sai/Medibang/Photoshop with Procreate for drawing. And then the other Photoshop usages with other image editing apps that I’m still looking into. I’m not sure if Adobe Indesign can be replaced though. And I’m not even considering video editing on the iPad, as I don’t think it’s that feasible or practical? But I can’t be sure. Adobe XD is also something that I really use when web dev projects come, not sure what to replace this with yet though.
What do you guys think? Is it possible?
A problem I’m seeing is transferring assets in between desktop and the iPad. Also fonts handling. Not sure if there’s an FTP or wifi file transferring solution for this though. I even just tend to use the WiFi file transferring feature of Foxit Reader, and then transferring the files from there to the apps that could actually open them.