Swapped Mac and iPhone for iPad Pro
In a crazy attempt to simplify my workflow, and be as absolutely minimalist as possible, I sold my MBP 15” (with the core i9) and iPhone XS Max for the iPad Pro. I truly believe I can replace my MacBook Pro with this guy and I used iPad 9.7” previously instead of a phone to save money in the past and actually really liked it. I was more attentive to my surroundings, I was less stressed and distracted and I had the option to read on the go with the fantastic battery life. I’ve been really excited getting used to the iPad again.
So here’s my questions for Mac replacement:
-What do you guys suggest for photo editing? I was previously using Adobe Camera Raw with Photoshop, and that was quite easy to use. Lightroom seems close, but I’m not a fan at all of subscriptions. Any suggestions to purchase software once and done?
-What is your favorite wireless connector for connecting external storage? Preferably under $75.
Questions for iPhone replacement:
-it’s a cellular iPad with unlimited data, and I’ve used Hangouts in the past and that worked quite well for calling and texting. But this is, sadly, going away. What would you use for free calling?
-I do not use Facebook or other social media beyond Instagram and Reddit, but I’m finding that the IG app on iPad just sucks, of course. Any suggestions for alternative ways to work with IG?
-Any apps that you would say are just a MUST HAVE for full time iPad-ing? Accessories beyond a case and Apple Pencil?
Thanks in advance!