Veteran journalist Charles Arthur’s MacBook Pro broke, so he started doing his job on an iPad Pro:
A few years ago, this would probably have been impossible. I wouldn’t have contemplated it. Now? Getting along fine. In a number of ways, the iPad is preferable – particularly weight and connectivity. In only a couple of ways is it worse (the most notable being “lappability”).
The ability to use a tablet and attached keyboard comfortably in your lap (and not on a table) is definitely an issue; these days I travel with the Brydge Keyboard, which lets me use my iPad in a laptop configuration when I want to.
In any event, Arthur’s piece is a great overview of the pros and cons of working on an iPad, including using cloud syncing and tools such as Workflow and Pythonista to automate building his newsletter.
—Linked by Jason Snell