Bringing the iPad Pro 12.9 to Work

Discussion in 'iPad' started by missbing, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. missbing macrumors regular

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    So I purchased the new 12.9 iPad Pro along with the pencil and keyboard. I'm not an artist, so I just use the pencil for note taking at work and for coloring apps. I work in corporate finance in a 9-5 type office environment and feel a little weird bringing in this huge iPad to take notes on (only done it once so far). This is a really stuffy type office environment, so I feel like when employees see me on the iPad they may think I'm playing around and/or surfing the internet. Does anyone else work in a non creative office type environment and uses their iPad Pro for note taking? If so what size do you use and do you get any questions/complaints? Is it frowned upon?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I personally don't think the 12.9 iPad is any larger or more cumbersome than caring a 15 inch MacBook Pro into the office.

    We live in a mobile world where iPads have capabilities than what they did when they first started. If you're using it for practical purposes and productivity in the workplace, I wouldn't worry about it. But the iPad is great for editing and notetaking as you mentioned. It Might take some adjusting to using it in your office, but it's a great tool to have and using it at your expense.
     
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    12.9" iPP is an overkill for note taking. It screams for attention and is very distracting to others in a small, round table meeting.

    In the business world, it is not polite to use even a laptop in a meeting (unless you are secretary taking minutes), because you are pointing the back of your screen to others.

    Paper and pen should be used.
     
  4. seadragon Contributor

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    I wouldn't (and don't) even give it a second thought. It's 2017.
     
  5. missbing thread starter macrumors regular

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    All employees (except interns and secretaries) are given company laptops so most people in the office bring in their laptop to meetings or training (involving sitting at a table). But, I haven't seen any employees iPads, which is why I'm not sure about it as that may draw too much attention. I don't know.
     
  6. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Could not disagree with this more. Aside from the first month or so they were new and a novelty, I've never seen anyone blink or think twice when I take out my 12.9 iPP. It's much easier to take notes on a bigger screen and whether it's polite or not, virtually every meeting I ever go to has the room filled with laptops and tablets. The only pen that is ever used is a pen on the whiteboard. But I guess that could depend on what industry people are in. In the programming world I work in, it's the norm.
     
  7. KrisJa macrumors newbie

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    That is the most bizarres thing I have ever heard.

    What exactly is the difference between writing things down on an iPad or doing so on a DIN A4?

    I personally take all my notes on the iPad.

    Sure, people will look funny at first but if the meeting goes along as usual, what's the problem really?
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Paper and pen? (Which could still be used) We live in a digital world now. You make it sound like it's elementary. I can't tell you how many companies issue the 12.9 iPad Pro for work purposes. I have been in conferences, large and small, that ALL use iPad 12.9 Pro's or 15 " MacBook Pro's around the table. The business world revolves on efficiency as well, which technology is at the heart of it.
     
  9. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    As long as the iPad lets you do what you need to do, don't worry about what the rest think. It can feel a little odd to be the only one doing a particular thing (I admit I initially felt a little self-conscious when I first used my airpods in front of my colleagues, but their reactions were more of wonder and curiosity), but it soon became the new normal.

    Be the change you want to see.
     
  10. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Whether you know it or not, you already have established a profile in your workplace. People have already decided if you're working or fappin' about, regardless if it's on an iPad, PC, phone, etc.

    Let your talent and deliverables speak for themselves.
     
  11. missbing thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is true.
     
  12. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    This. People might raise an eyebrow at first, but eventually they'll see that you're taking notes by the fact that you're clearly writing at the appropriate times. The only time I would give it a second thought was if I were meeting with a client.
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    We are in 2017 and not 2000
     
  14. Angler macrumors regular

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    You have a lot of rules......
     
  15. c14nhl macrumors 6502

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    I work in an office environment and use my 9.7" Pro for note taking at my desk and it comes with me into meeting rooms.

    l've had a few questions but it's more people interested in why I do it.

    I plan to upgrade to the 12.9" in the next month. Really looking forward to the extra screen real estate.
     
  16. aevan macrumors 68000

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    You should also bring your own quill and ink, wear a coat, breeches and a wig and have your manservant hold the candle, like a true gentleman conducting business in 1729!
     
  17. seadragon Contributor

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    Just last week, I ran a 2 hour meeting where I used my firm issued laptop to present from. I also had my 12.9 iPad with Smart Keyboard sitting right next to it for making notes. It was perfect.
     
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    I'm the kind of person who likes to use the toys he has, and so I can see myself brining the IPP to work, but, I think if I had a 12.9" it would stick out like a sore thumb and scream look at me. I hate to be the center of attention so the added attention that would draw is not something I'd be open too.
     
  19. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    Complete nonsense.
     
  20. seadragon Contributor

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    This is the strangest topic. I've never heard of this 'issue" before.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    Perhaps but I can see the point of view of the OP, i.e., not wanting to draw attention
     
  22. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Lolz, put that mask on in your profile and you'll be right mate.
     
  23. seadragon Contributor

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    I guess it's a company culture thing? Where I work, our meeting typically see laptops, iPads, and old fashioned pen and paper. I'm a member of our IT team so technology comes with me.
     
  24. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    You and others think I'm being "old-school" for preferring the pen-and-paper note taking. In fact, I'm referring the latest trend in banning all e-devices to promote effectiveness in meetings. It is a big thing that business schools are pushing to administrators.

    Also, I am NOT talking about the kind of meeting like a lecture. I'm referring to interactive and intense meetings, where people in groups of 3-4 brainstorm with sticky notes, then walk around to share ideas, and finally summarize and present ideas on doodle boards. This is the kind of meeting where individual note taking is not even needed.

    It is the new trend to exactly address (detox) today's digital environment.

    https://www.fastcompany.com/3038056...plug-in-to-your-meeting-and-not-their-devices

    https://techcrunch.com/2011/10/31/why-you-should-ban-laptops-at-board-meetings/amp/

    https://medium.com/@jmj/no-laptops-and-phones-during-meetings-39a92988a8a4
     
  25. aevan macrumors 68000

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    This is what our creative meetings are like. We use iPads, Notebooks, phones, pen & paper - everything we get our hands on, because they help. Devices are certainly are not impolite, like you suggested.


    If you're serious about your work, technology helps, not hinders. This new "trend" is silly and treats technology like an addiction. When I'm brainstorming with the team I want people to surf and research and sketch and even wander off and "get back" with new ideas. Not everyone surfs Facebook or answers emails on meetings.

    Still, "trend" or not - it certainly isn't impolite.
     

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