I'm heading overseas next month for an intensive symposium and summit. In the past, when I travelled, I usually brought my MBAir 11 along, but its battery is now awful, despite me replacing it a few years back with one from iFixit. For the last few trips, I also brought along my 12.9 iPadPro in case I needed to use writing or tablet functions: it's not critical (hey, I could use paper) but it proves useful now and then. The downside is that hauling both tablet and laptop along makes it heavier and bulkier. I was thinking of picking up another replacement battery for the MBAir 11 from OWC/Macsales but I'm wondering if it would just be a waste given it's now 7 years old. Or alternatively a used or refurbished 12 inch MacBook, or even a small, mini Windows laptop for when I need the occasional "desktop" computing. And I thought maybe I could try to use my 12.9 iPadPro as my sole computing device. My need are relatively straightforward - email, web, office documents. However, because I'll be doing work on the road so I tend to need to review and then copy/paste elements from one document into another. I find it pretty awkward on the iPadPro even with multitasking to really word process intensely. Then again, maybe that's the tradeoff. I do have a lightning/USB key that I can transfer files back and forth to the iPad, but you need to do it through an app, and it's not overly effective (hello Apple? real file system?). I would also like to use the iPad to back up photos from the camera I'll be taking (I'm also a photographer). I don't necessarily need to edit them: so transferring them to an external drive as a backup would be ideal. I know there are some threads on similar topics, but I didn't come across a lot of recommendations. I'm wondering if there are recommended apps or workflows to improve the iPad Pro's capability.