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Matt Gemmell
iPad Pro owners who actually use it heavily, which size did you go for and why? • Big: 12.9”, either generation. • Small: 9.7” gen 1 or 10.5” gen 2.
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Martyn Pysanczyn 🌀 16 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
12.9 all the way. I write structural calculations all day, and it’s like an A4 calc pad. Also, if you’re in a meeting, landscape split screen with two ‘full size’ apps is super useful for agenda on one pane, and GoodNotes in the other.
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Matt Gemmell 16 Apr 18
Replying to @martynpie
Structural calculations — fascinating. Would love to see a screenshot of your workspace.
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Martyn Pysanczyn 🌀 16 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
Some of my (cropped for confidentiality) work looks a bit like this…
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Matt Gemmell 16 Apr 18
Replying to @martynpie
That’s amazing. GoodNotes again? (The inking looks familiar.) You have very neat lettering.
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Martyn Pysanczyn 🌀 16 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
Indeed, GoodNotes. Thanks for the handwriting compliment! It is usually neater on calcs than my personal notes… I am properly on a GoodNotes-touting bandwagon. It’s the absolute business for engineers, but it’s vanishingly rare in the field in my experience.
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Matt Gemmell 16 Apr 18
Replying to @martynpie
I bet you enjoy the shape-snapping mode.
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Martyn Pysanczyn 🌀 16 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
Aye. I do crave for a ruler like on Adobe Sketch. If I had that, with an ability to set it snap every 5 degrees I would be like the pig in the proverbial…
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Matt Gemmell 16 Apr 18
Replying to @martynpie
I do love that ruler. Procreate also has custom perspective guides that pull your strokes into parallel or perpendicular angles.
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Shawn Blanc 16 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
10.5” because it was a bigger screen than 9.7 but still small.
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Matt Gemmell 17 Apr 18
Replying to @shawnblanc
My reasoning too. But next time I may trade up.
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Alison Diamond 17 Apr 18
12.9 for drawing and also music programs, recording, editing, writing scores
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Matt Gemmell 17 Apr 18
Replying to @ADsaxist @ipadcreative
What are some of the apps you use for your creative work?
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Alison Diamond 17 Apr 18
Auria, Audiobus and Audioholic for recording, iReal Pro/Jazz Session band for backing tracks, Notion for scores, with Apple pencil for artwork
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Mark Crump 17 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
I am giving downgrading to the 10.5 next upgrade. I really like the 12.5 though. Portability isn’t too much of a problem. Slightly larger than the Air I used to drag around and about the size if a 13” laptop anyway.
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Matt Gemmell 17 Apr 18
Replying to @crumpy
I'm thinking of going the other way.
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Mark Crump 17 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
Yeah, I think my heart lies in the 12.9 also. I got a paper white for reading which helps. I did try a 10.5 and was impressed it did not feel small.
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toot.cafe/@chartier 17 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
Originally I went from iPad Air 2 to First 12-inch Pro because I wanted the extra screen space, especially for touchscreen typing. But it was hard to fit in many bags, and pairing it with most keyboards made it weigh more than I liked. Now I’m on a 10.5 2nd gen Pro.
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toot.cafe/@chartier 17 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
But I do consider trying the 12 again, maybe with the next update. I miss the advantages of a full touchscreen keyboard, keeping two full apps on screen, and comfortable PiP.
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toot.cafe/@chartier 17 Apr 18
Replying to @mattgemmell
Damnit Matt you got me thinking about a 12 again. 😄
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Matt Gemmell 17 Apr 18
Replying to @chartier
Me too!
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