Last week my battery died in my faithful 5 year old MacBook Pro, while it still works great when plugged in I really found out how much I valued the mobility it provided. So this week I have decided to try a test, if it fails I will buy a new battery or probably a new MacBook. But if it succeeds I’ll wait a while.
The test is “Can I survive at client sites with an iPad alone!”
This is Thursday and so far so good. I now have all my client email and calendar delivered securely using the Good Technologies App, I use iWork for office productivity, I have Gartner for my research. On my MacBook I have always used Evernote for all my notes so I have continued with the iPad. I have now set up remote access to my work VDI with the Juniper pulse app and vmview, and I can track my time and invoice with the easy books app.
All the things that the iPad is great for are also available like iBooks for books and PDF reading, browsing the web with Safari and this post has been written on my iPad with the WordPress app
So 4 days in and I have no lap top regrets, this is lighter, the apps are intuitive, and I think I actually get more done. I will post again soon on the outcome of this test.