I am thinking about upgrading from my ancient iPad to a new iPad mini 2 or 4 for work purposes — specifically taking notes at meetings and in the field. Wondering if anyone else is using a tablet in this manner and what I should be considering?
Mostly I want to skip the step of transcribing notes from paper into digital form from meetings, and not worrying about the rain when I’m out on a video shoot on a typically damp Vancouver day — and ending up with a soggy notebook and blurred, hard to read text (my cursive is idiosyncratic enough without becoming a watercolour!).
I am hoping the smaller tablet will be more convenient for holding in one hand and note-taking, as well as fitting in a jacket pocket when carrying video gear. I can also use it to monitor and control GoPro cameras, which we use extensively at Metro Vancouver.
I love my ultrafine sharpies and could easily develop a Moleskine habit (resisting this ex$pensive option to date), but the luxury of good pen and paper must play second fiddle to efficiency and effectiveness in this instance. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
Having said that — sticking with Apple for reasons of compatibility and don’t confuse me with your odes to lovely white, white pages and black, black ink. I get it and have the bookshelf of old notebooks to prove it. :-)
- Version 2 or 4? (does faster wifi warrant extra cost?)
- Is it really one hand (held) in real life?
- Has anyone gone whole hog with a cellular equipped version to replace phone as well?