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iPadOS 15 Beta Watch: The Quick Note feature I didn’t think I’d use

There’s a new feature in iPadOS 15 called Quick Note. It gives you access to Notes in a special view, all over the interface, without actually leaving the app or screen you’re on. I gushed about this in Switch to iPad #52 (which is free to read, so pop over there if you like), and now, running the beta on two different iPads, I’ll confess to be in love with this new feature. However, I’m not using it the way I thought I would.

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The Dumbphone Experiment: Is size everything?

It’s been a couple of days, and I think I’ve got things pretty much under control in my iPad + dumbphone experiment. There are some things I’m still struggling with, but overall, this works, the trade-offs are reasonable thus far, I think. Yesterday, after driving to the summer home (that really is an all-year home), I did start to think about iPad sizes, though. I’d like to share those thoughts with you.

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iPadOS 15 Beta Watch: Lovely widgets

I’ve been using the iPadOS 15 beta on my, err, beta iPad Pro since the first developer beta was released at WWDC. It’s really getting there, although I must stress that it’s still a beta, so some things will be wonky. I wouldn’t run the iPadOS 15 beta on my primary iPad Pro because there are too many things I rely on that just won’t work on the beta just yet. That will depend on what you’re using your iPad for, obviously, but be careful nonetheless.

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The iPad + dumbphone experiment

One of my most-read posts on my now defunct English edition of was about combining a tablet with a dumbphone, ditching the smartphone (the post is available on the legacy edition, if you’re curious). I wrote the post after seeing the setup in action, and not only as the hypothetical setup that no one would actually commit to.

That was early 2014. Now it’s 2021, and things have changed quite a bit. I’m revisiting this idea as Stockholm (Sweden, where I spend half my time) continues to open up as the pandemic restrictions lightens up.

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