Bald Woman with Cape

Bald Woman with Cape Autodesk SketchBook iPad Pro Apple Pencil Sketch
Bald Woman with Cape. (Because I’ve temporarily given up on fanciful titles.) Autodesk SketchBook on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.

I’m still very, very down with Apple’s Smart Keyboard as my favorite iPad Pro accessory, but I’m definitely warming to the Apple Pencil! (And it was nice, last night, to just draw without thinking of making things that can be converted to print-on-demand products.)

A Little Love for Apple’s Smart Keyboard

My iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and a stack of books sitting on my bed.
My iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and a stack of books sitting on my bed.

As much as everyone seems to be crazy for the Apple Pencil, my favorite thing on my new iPad Pro is the Smart Keyboard. Comfortably writing and doing research from my bed, while using keyboard shortcuts and being mobile AF? (That’s “as the f-word” for old fuddy-duddies like me.) It’s like productivity CPR.

(So much so that blogging has fallen by the wayside. True fact.)

If you like to write, and find yourself in the fortunate position of being able to obtain either a 10.5 or 12.9” iPad Pro, do yourself a favor and spring for the Smart Keyboard.

I have gnawing twinges of guilt over buying the iPad. (This despite the facts that 1. paying for the iPad involved and obscene amount of Best Buy gift cards stockpiled by my wife throughout the year—Pro-tip: You can only use 15 methods of payment per purchase at Best Buy, and each gift card counts as one method—and 2. we waited until Best Buy had discounted the price by $125. So, yeah. It came relatively cheap.) But none at all over buying the Smart Keyboard to go with it.

It should be noted that this post was composed entirely in my bed, written in Ulysses, edited and published in the WordPress iOS app, and typed up entirely on my Smart Keyboard.

It should also be noted that my Smart Keyboard stopped working, briefly, while writing this post. It’s the first time I’ve had that happen, and I suspect some sort of user error was involved.

Still. Life’s funny like that.

Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’ve got lazy typing to do.