What’s your gripe? What app or functionality keeps you from moving to the iPad full time?
For the last year, I’ve been transitioning to my iPad as my daily driver, which it has been for about 5 months now. Just using the 2017, 5th Gen iPad too, and it’s amazing in, I’ve never felt like it was underpowered for what I need to do. Started slowly, with email and messaging in the morning, and getting my tasks sorted out for the day, but over time I started experimenting and finding I could do more and more on the iPad, eventually I found workflows here that I liked better than on my Mac.
Still, I have to go back to my MacBook Air for certain things, which doesn’t bother me that much, but it would only take TWO apps to keep my on my iPad all day, every day: Google Docs and Sheets. And if my workload is heavy in either app on a given day, that means I’m spending more time on the MacBook than I’d like to. What is frustrating to me is that Google Drive on iPad is nearly the same as the web app, but Docs and Sheets are such garbage? I don’t get it. They’ve clearly shown that they can do it. To be fair, spreadsheets on a touch screen are pretty bad, I’ve yet to see one that works as well as I’d like, but Numbers and Excel are head and shoulders above Google’s offerings.
And it’s not just the iPad apps. From what I can tell, their Android apps stink too. Which is funny, because that’s on their own platform! If they don’t want to invest in the apps, make them available in the browser on the iPad, I’d be perfectly happy with that! Anyways, I have much more I could say, but it doesn’t really add anything more to the basic issue which is that this is an example where an iPad app is not comparable to the functionality I can get on my laptop.
So there’s my gripe about what keeps me from using my iPad full time. What’s yours? What app or tool is keeping you from working on an iPad full time?