Once again I’m trying something new. I decided to try the iPad route yesterday. Why not test it out and see if it’s what I thought it would be. So far I have to say this it’s not too bad. They external Apple keyboard is actually not too bad. I do have to admit that I miss having F keys and an Esc key, but I’ve been able to find work arounds for that in my terminal sessions. Going fullscreen in apps is actually pretty nice. I find that I’m a bit more focused on the task at hand. Task switching is easy enough when I need to do it though. My other applications are always a command-tab away. For terminal sessions I’ve been using vssh. Works pretty well so far. Vim and all other tools work fine there. Took a few minutes to figure out what the keyboard shortcuts were for the Esc key. Tweetbot works fine as well.
Oh, I should mention that I’m using the 12″ iPad. It’s good, but it is large. Using it can be a bit awkward at times. And it’s big enough that using the onscreen keyboard can be pretty much impossible at times. I’m going to keep testing this out though since I think working on the 9.7 model would be just a bit too small for me and my tired old eyes.