Yesterday I posited that an iPad could be a serious productivity tool and I later realized “well that’s interesting and all but have you really ever created anything on one?” So to quell my inner self doubt, I set out to try and even though I had my laptop right next to me, I opted to use my iPad and, in about an hour, I had produced 1091 words of this. No real need to read it – it is a personal piece on parenting and childhood. Not my average bit of word flow but something that just raced off my finger tips in an inspiring flow.
|Given that I was sitting in the dark next to a sick child as I wrote this, the fact that I could do it so quickly even using a less than perfect keyboard says something. And while I say less than perfect, that doesn’t mean its bad. The Belkin keyboard I’m using is as good as I’ve found and I really do love it. The editor I used was Notesy for Dropbox and its seamless sync meant that I could write on the iPad and then do a cat ~/me/notesy/childhood_memories.txt||pbcopy to let me paste it into TextMate on my mac for final editing before using Jekyll to publish it.|
Notesy is actually quite good. It is vastly better than editors I used to live in like ScripSit on a TRS-80 Model I where everything I wrote from high school thru my first two years of college was published.
So I put my money where my mouth is and I actually did create content using nothing but an iPad.