Living in ipadia

Discussion in 'iPad' started by koulmj, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. koulmj Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    So, My wife's silly friend asked me to buy an iPad pro 128GB for her. Which I DID but then when she got it she didn't want it anymore. I'm thinking to sell it on ebay(Where I bought it used), but then I thought about ditching the laptop and keeping the iPad. Do you guys live with just iOS devices? How do you manage hard drive content and folders? How do I backup stuff to iPhoto and such to hard drives? What problems do iOS exclusive people see that you didn't expect to find when ditching the main OS X computer?

    How do people with just Windows 10 Live with OS X? Is iTunes for Windows better than it was when it was first release?
  2. Jinkst macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2008
    London via Sydney
    Personally I don't think i could go just iOS. I use my laptop for a lot of remote work that an iPad wouldn't support. In the end, it's up to a person's needs with OSX or Windows whether solely being on iOS will suffice.
  3. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    What do you use your laptop for? You can just try using the iPad and see if all the things you do on the laptop can be done on the iPad.
    Going iOS means you have to drop some old ways in doing stuff.
    1. Photos. If you want a great experience, your choice is to use iCloud. It works quite okay actually, but of course you have to trust the cloud, and pay for extra storage if you have a lot of photos.
    2. Music. Same thing, you can go iOS only by going with Apple music (and let it upload all your songs to the cloud).
    3. Files, etc. The cloud. Yeah, I know. On the bright side, the Files app on iOS11 integrates with other services like Google Drive pretty well for documents, etc. For photos and music, I still recommend iCloud for better integration with the built-in apps.
    4. Backups for your iPhone & iPad, Again, iCloud.

    It's doable to go iOS only, but not for everyone. Although I don't mind iOS, I still use my Mac for many things like my music library (not going to pay some subscription for songs I don't care about).
  4. Richard8655, Nov 10, 2017
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    Richard8655 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    Just IOS and iPad for me, although I have a Mac for occasional needs and storage of iTunes content. I had a Windows laptop for years from my job, and hated the damn thing. Cumbersome, heavy, awkward ergonomics, and not really portable compared to the iPad.

    Much as pika2000 mentioned, almost all content can be retrieved from iCloud. Music, videos, books, PDF files, and photos, and even apps. Pages for word processing. Numbers for spreadsheets and the like. I imagine even for moderate business needs, the iPad could work as well as a laptop.
  5. Kobra macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2009
    I'm 99% IOS only, the other 1% is when I need to access some corporate systems using the office laptop. More and more of our business systems are accessible through a web interface so the iPad i good for that. At work I tend to use my IPP as much as possible, the pencil and GoodNotes 4 is a killer combo. MS Office works great on the iPad. Initially I had some problems using Excel on it, but now it's second nature.

    I still have a PC at home, but I rarely use it. Since I first got the Ipad in 2011 the PC is booted once or twice a every other month.

    My photos are mainly stored in iCloud, but I also save some on my NAS at home. Synology has a good app that you can use to transfer photos or other files back and forth between the iPad and the NAS. Pictures taken with my Fujifilm camera is transfered to the Ipad with the camera connection kit and edited in Pixelmator.

    I'm a Apple Music subscriber, though as a "audiophile" and music lover I use my NAS for storage of high-rez music. Playback through a RaspberryPI streamer connected with S/PDIF to my DAC and controlled with the iPad or iPhone.

    iTunes on Win10 has improved alot over the years. But, as I stream music from my NAS or Apple Music on the iPad I never use it.

    All in all, I will not buy a new PC.
  6. Hater macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2017
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    MacOS only for me.

    I have an iPad I use for travel, but the touch interface infuriates me. I do a lot of input (coding, technical writing) which theoretically could be done on an iPad, but with the rate that I trash standard keyboards (I don't even bother setting up OEM Apple/HP/Lenovo junk and use aftermarket mechanical keyboards) it really depends what kind of user you are.

    I wouldn't last 10 minutes with an iPad as my only device, it'd end up having a pretty accident and a call to the service desk to have them deliver me a new laptop, even if it's a 10 year old Windows device I don't care, input is everything. (for me)
  7. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Same as Hater, I couldn't do it.

    Both will get me from A to B but the iPad will ask me to jump through hoops.
  8. koulmj thread starter Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    Yeah. The more I thinks about it the more I need the desktop or MacOs laptop. I just do too much with thumb drives, usb hard drives and exporting documents to formats that others can use. I do use iMovie a lot need sd card readers and every now and then a DVD burner. I guess I need to buy a new Mac and sell the iPad

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