iPad Pro Why did I ever sell my iPP?

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Back in the days of the original iPad Air, I tried using a keyboard case to turn mine into a laptop and the software just wasn't anywhere near ready for that back then (in my opinion). I eventually gave up trying and sold the iPad Air to buy a 13" Macbook Pro. I decided this was going to be my "one machine".

About 2 months later, well after the return/refund period for the Mac of course, I was majorly regretting my decision and incredibly unhappy about no longer having an iPad. The Macbook was fine, but I realized I just didn't prefer macOS anymore. I wanted my iPad back. I tried supplementing with a mini 3, but that didn't turn out to be ideal for my uses.

Needless to say, when the iPad Pro was introduced, I jumped without hesitation. The iPad Pro lineup has been what I always dreamed of having when I was a kid. And it's progressed so much over the last few years I feel totally comfortable using it as my main computer.
 
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Back in the days of the original iPad Air, I tried using a keyboard case to turn mine into a laptop and the software just wasn't anywhere near ready for that back then (in my opinion). I eventually gave up trying and sold the iPad Air to buy a 13" Macbook Pro. I decided this was going to be my "one machine".

About 2 months later, well after the return/refund period for the Mac of course, I was majorly regretting my decision and incredibly unhappy about no longer having an iPad. The Macbook was fine, but I realized I just didn't prefer macOS anymore. I wanted my iPad back. I tried supplementing with a mini 3, but that didn't turn out to be ideal for my uses.

Needless to say, when the iPad Pro was introduced, I jumped without hesitation. The iPad Pro lineup has been what I always dreamed of having when I was a kid. And it's progressed so much over the last few years I feel totally comfortable using it as my main computer.
I totally get it! I really prefer iOS. It just works. I think it’s just that my needs are fairly simple, so I’ve never really gotten too in depth with my Macs, although I have loved having them for sure. With iOS I still don’t think I skim the surface of what can be done, but I’m gonna make it a point to challenge myself with it going forward.
 
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I totally get it! I really prefer iOS. It just works. I think it’s just that my needs are fairly simple, so I’ve never really gotten too in depth with my Macs, although I have loved having them for sure. With iOS I still don’t think I skim the surface of what can be done, but I’m gonna make it a point to challenge myself with it going forward.
I decided last year that I really wanted to get familiar with Affinity Photo and Designer as well as Procreate and LumaFusion. I took some online classes and did lots of projects with all four apps, and came away incredibly impressed with the content I was able to create with all of them.

I never even bothered learning how to do most of this stuff on the Mac, but at this point I wouldn't dream of it. I can't imagine creating any designs or photo editing on anything other than my iPad Pro at this point. It's a great feeling to have that kind of power available on such a portable device.
 
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I decided last year that I really wanted to get familiar with Affinity Photo and Designer as well as Procreate and LumaFusion. I took some online classes and did lots of projects with all four apps, and came away incredibly impressed with the content I was able to create with all of them.

I never even bothered learning how to do most of this stuff on the Mac, but at this point I wouldn't dream of it. I can't imagine creating any designs or photo editing on anything other than my iPad Pro at this point. It's a great feeling to have that kind of power available on such a portable device.
I am really interested in procreate. A lot of people on my digital planning page use it and rave about it.
 
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I know why I sold mine - my 10.5" was a total lemon and I went through replacement, after replacement, after replacement....

Never got a good one that didn't have a "popping noise".
 
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I am really interested in procreate. A lot of people on my digital planning page use it and rave about it.
I recommend Skillshare for classes on Procreate and Affinity Designer and much more. I especially recommend the classes by Liz Kohler Brown. She is a superb teacher and she also gives away free templates, brushes, tutorials, etc. If you go to her website, you can get two months' free trial of Skillshare. (No connection to Skillshare or Liz, just an incredibly satisfied student.) https://lizkohlerbrown.com
 
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I decided last year that I really wanted to get familiar with Affinity Photo and Designer as well as Procreate and LumaFusion. I took some online classes and did lots of projects with all four apps, and came away incredibly impressed with the content I was able to create with all of them.

I never even bothered learning how to do most of this stuff on the Mac, but at this point I wouldn't dream of it. I can't imagine creating any designs or photo editing on anything other than my iPad Pro at this point. It's a great feeling to have that kind of power available on such a portable device.
Can you list those classes please?

Many Thanks.

I still prefer drawing on the cheapest iPad too, despite loving the second gen pencil. Glad everyone digs their iPPs.
 
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I recommend Skillshare for classes on Procreate and Affinity Designer and much more. I especially recommend the classes by Liz Kohler Brown. She is a superb teacher and she also gives away free templates, brushes, tutorials, etc. If you go to her website, you can get two months' free trial of Skillshare. (No connection to Skillshare or Liz, just an incredibly satisfied student.) https://lizkohlerbrown.com
Thanks for this. I‘ve always been a fan of the iPad but have been a traditional Adobe user (photoshop and InDesign have been daily drivers for years, with some Illustrator sprinkled in there). I’ve bought the Affinity apps and Procreate, I just need to learn how to use them and how to do things I‘m used to doing in Photoshop. I’m really excited for Affinity to have a counterpart to InDesign because I’m tired of how slow and bloated all Adobe’s stuff is on the desktop.

Also, I’ve been using Adobe XD on the desktop a lot lately... what are people using for UI / UX prototyping on iPad Pro?
 
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Can you list those classes please?

Many Thanks.

I still prefer drawing on the cheapest iPad too, despite loving the second gen pencil. Glad everyone digs their iPPs.
This is where I took my Affinity classes:

If you’re going to use that site, make sure you sign up for the right class, because they have the Mac and iPad versions on the site.

As far as Procreate and LumaFusion, I kind of just learned those on my own.
 
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I did the same thing. I sold my 11 inch 2018 iPad Pro earlier this year because I wanted a cellular iPad. I got the iPad Air, which was great, but I missed the pro. Just ordered a new 11 inch 2020 128 GB cellular Pro today! Excited to have one back.
 
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You can tell my priorities since I’m typing this on a 1 day old iPad Pro sitting next to a 9 year old iMac. My iPad meets 90% of my computing needs.
 
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I totally get it! I really prefer iOS. It just works. I think it’s just that my needs are fairly simple, so I’ve never really gotten too in depth with my Macs, although I have loved having them for sure. With iOS I still don’t think I skim the surface of what can be done, but I’m gonna make it a point to challenge myself with it going forward.
If you don’t already know them, learn the gestures in iPadOS. They become intuitive quickly. And the availability of slide over, split screen (And how they can persist when you switch back and forth to other tasks) is really awesome.
 
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If you don’t already know them, learn the gestures in iPadOS. They become intuitive quickly. And the availability of slide over, split screen (And how they can persist when you switch back and forth to other tasks) is really awesome.
Okay where can I watch a good tutorial? I would love to see all that info in one place!
 
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