It’s been well over a year since I moved from a desktop computer to a notebook. At the time, I selected the MacBook Air, and I have been nothing but pleased with the choice. The sleek design, SSD hard drive, low weight, and great battery life are all fantastic features.
BUT, it’s still a notebook. I’ve fallen in love with my iPad mini and the portability it affords me. This thing is truly powerful and ultimately portable. I’m teaching myself to use it to type and also to use the stylus when taking notes in meetings where that makes sense (Shout out to Jot Flip).
I know that there are a few things that I cannot presently do with the iPad. The main thing is that I cannot use my Quicken app from the notebook. Yes, even this far along, I still like to enter all of my transactions into Quicken. It keeps me close to my money and aware of my spending (Shout out to Dave Ramsey)!
In fact this is the first blog post that I will have written entirely on the tablet. I normally write from my notebook. I’m forcing myself to write this one on here, because I want to get as comfortable as I possibly can with the iPad mini keyboard. I’ve bought, sold, and donated more accessories for i-devices over the years. At this juncture, I’m using the iPad natively with a Smart Cover… Nothing else. There’s something to be said for the simplicity of the design and the functionality of the device as it is created to be used.
I plan on solving the Quicken issue that I have, and I accept that it may mean going to another app for the tracking of expenses, reconciling of accounts, etc. I’m open to that. I’ve used Quicken for many years, but they’re not evolving in a way that fits my increasingly mobile lifestyle.
Thanks for suffering my tech geek moment. I really do like sharing these experiences and how they’re allowing me to write more and more often with better mobile technology.
BTW, if you have ideas or suggestions on how I can better use these tools, feel free to share them. Obviously, I’m not afraid to learn! Tomorrow Begins Today.