When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption. The criticisms werenât entirely without merit, especially considering that the first-generation iPad didnât even have a camera, and external media slots are still nowhere to be found.
Over time, the iPad has evolved into something thatâs much more creation-friendly. It still doesnât compare to a desktop or laptop computer for many things, but itâs great for quite a few others. Writing is one of them.
I happen to write things for a living, but the practice is far from limited to those who earn a paycheck by doing it. Some of us just enjoy emptying the thoughts from our heads, while many others have a professional obligation to be good at communicating with words. Whatever oneâs purpose – journaling, drafting stories or composing work-related documents – the iPad is a pretty good place to put words together.