I’ve not been shy in my showing my admiration for the iPad Pro.
I’ve had one now for almost a year now, and I’ve used it every day.
Meaning that I’m paying around £2 per day for it — bargain.
My advice: get an Apple Pencil, download Goodnotes, create a ‘Journal’ notebook — and you’ve instantly got a digital journal — one that feels analogue. It feels personal. There’s something about actually writing, rather than typing your journal that is more therapeutic and just feels right.
In the past when I used to use Moleskin notebooks for the same purpose, I’d lose them. I’d half finish them. I’d have to lug them around simply to write my journal alongside my coffee at the local cafe. Plus they were £30 a pop, which soon adds up for a single use product. With the iPad, I have a pretty versatile tool. I can do my entire day’s work on it. So, no extra weight being carried throughout the day.
It also means I’ve got a somewhat searchable digital record that I can back up. Not possible with the analogue comparative.
Then there’s the creative element — the iPad Pro just sits there like an encouraging parent. It wants you to pick it up and be creative. It wants you to draw. It wants you to use Garage Band and jam out some tunes.
In short, I’d recommend you get an iPad Pro — for journalling, for work and for exhibiting your inner creator.0