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Snippet: Why I’m Writing on the iPad ☇

Shared on December 8, 2012

Macworld’s Jason Snell reflects on using an iPad as his primary long-form writing device:

Now, even on the iPad’s screen I’m a decently fast typist. (The iPad mini, not so much, at least not yet.) I certainly can type on an iPad much faster than I can write with a pen on paper. But it’s nowhere close to my speed on a MacBook keyboard. Using the iPad slowed me down and got me to think about what I was writing in a way that using my trusty MacBook Air never would.

I agree wholeheartedly, as a lot of my writing for this site starts and takes shape in iA Writer. I’ve switched to this on my Macs, to emulate the experience when I do not have my iPad handy. Snell makes a good point about taking a minute to think about what one is writing, especially when sharing opinions and thoughts online is so effortless.

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