About Switch to iPad

Switch to iPad is a journey to going iPad only. That is to say, getting rid of all those pesky (I kid!) Macs and PCs, and relying on the magic piece of glass that is the iPad as my primary (big) computing device. Together we’ll figure out how to work from an iPad, try out all the gadgets that help us along the way, and find the best apps and methods for a better computing life.

Currently, Switch to iPad consists of two parts:

  1. The Substack newsletter
  2. This very site

The Substack newsletter has novel-length of iPad goodness in its archives. It’s mostly paid, but there are some free issues in there as well. It publishes weekly.

This site is the latest addition. It updates a couple of times a week.

About me

My name is Thord D. Hedengren, and I’m writing Switch to iPad. To me, the iPad is the most entertaining and rewarding computing device. I rely on it on a daily basis.

When I’m not obsessing over iPads, I’m running a digital agency called Divide & Conquer. We’re a distributed company, based in Stockholm, Sweden. That’s where I live most of the time, with my girlfriend and part-time kid.

Want to know more? Hit me up on Twitter (@tdh) and we’ll talk, or use the form below.

Current iPad setup

I’ll try to keep this up to date, and also iPad-centric.

Main iPads

  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (M1 2021, 2 TB) with second generation Magic Keyboard.
  • iPad Pro 11″ (M1 2021, 2 TB) with Magic Keyboard.
  • Apple Pencil.
  • AirPods Max and AirPods Pro.
  • Keychron K2, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse for desktop work.
  • BenQ PD2720U monitor.
  • Various Xbox One and 8bitdo controllers.

Extra iPads

  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018, 1 TB) with first generation Magic Keyboard.
  • iPad Pro 11″ (2020, 1 TB) with Magic Keyboard.

I usually have at least one iPad mini and a regular-sized iPad available for testing, but I’m in the middle of switching them out, so this is it for the time being.