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Keep reading to learn about the 8 productive ways I use my iPad!
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Let’s talk about some productive ways to use your iPad! In today’s post I will be sharing 8 ways I personally use my iPad as well as some of my favorite apps. Of course, I will be leaving out some of the fun apps like Netflix, Youtube, and really any social media app because let’s face it, we usually aren’t as productive when we’re on those apps.
And since today’s post is all about being productive, we’ll stick to the more productive apps with the hopes that you will find this helpful and implement them into your life as well!
As someone who creates a lot of video content, having the ability to edit on the go is a game-changer. The InShot app is perfect for this, as it allows me to easily create video content for social media. Not only that, but it’s also helped me create some content for Youtube at times.
Plus, the user interface is super easy to navigate, making the editing process a breeze. If you see any of my videos on Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok or Youtube Shorts, it was probably edited on this app.
The only downside to this app that I’ve come across is the filters aren’t really what I like and I haven’t found a way to save my own settings in the app.
For those of you who don’t know, I create digital planners, digital art, and other types of digital products. I love using my iPad for this and apps like Canva, Keynote, and Procreate are great for allowing me to create content that my audience loves.
I use Canva to create a lot of my graphics for my business. These include graphics for my blog, Youtube thumbnails, Pinterest pins, and even for my email subscribers.
I also use Canva for some of my planner creations but for that I also like to use Keynote and that is mainly what Keynote is used for.
Lastly, I use Procreate for a lot of my content creation as well, but we’ll get more into that in the next one.
And that brings me to my favorite drawing app which is Procreate. I’m a big fan of Procreate. In fact, I actually purchased my iPad so that I could draw using Procreate. Not only is this app a creative outlet for me, it is also one I use for creating my social media graphics, as well as some of my digital stickers.
If you are someone who needs a creative outlet, I highly suggest you try it out. It doesn’t matter if you’re not great at drawing, everyone starts out somewhere and you never know, this may be something you grow to love.
If you’re interested in learning how to create digital stickers, I have a tutorial that takes you through the step-by-step process.
Journaling is something I started implementing when I knew I wanted to have a mindset shift. Once I realized I wanted to truly focus on building a business of my own, I knew that I had to change my mindset to achieve this.
I did lots of research and focused on what the people I looked up to were doing. Many of them talked about how they would journal every morning and so I started implementing that into my life.
I will admit, I don’t do this every single day, but I notice the difference when I do. Using my iPad for this is great because it keeps things all in one place and I am able to access my journals on the go and from any of my devices.
I also like that it’s more private than having a journal lying around for anyone to see. If journaling is something you’d like to try out, I have a post that shows you 5 ways I use a digital journal for success.
Let’s move on to what is now my favorite reason to own an iPad which is: digital planning! I love to digital plan and I love that I have a planner that allows me to keep everything in one place.
This is where I do my daily planning as well as my meal and budget planning. There is room for so much more and it’s way better than lugging around a heavy planner with you all the time. Not to mention the accessories you would need to take with you.
If you haven’t started your digital planning journey, I highly recommend it and pretty much my entire blog is made up of tutorials that help you with digital planning so be sure to stick around if this is something you are interested in doing.
I love listening to self-help and business mindset podcasts. Some of my favorites to listen to are Amy Porterfield, Jasmine Star, Mel Robbins, and Jenna Kutcher to name a few.
Podcasts have become one of my favorite ways to consume content, and my iPad makes it so easy to listen to them wherever I am. Whether I’m working on my latest project or just dropping off my kids at school, I can always have my favorite podcasts playing in the background.
I encourage you to try it out as it’s really helped me build the mindset that I’ve wanted to have for a long time. Listening to someone tell you that your dreams are achievable every day can make a world of a difference and I can definitely say it’s helped me get to where I am today.
Managing My Business
As someone who runs their own business, staying organized and on top of things is crucial. Notion has been a lifesaver for me, as it will allow me to keep track of everything from my to-do list to my deadlines. I see Notion as more of a workplace for me. I’m currently in the process of moving things out of my digital planner and into Notion.
I started out trying to use a planner to manage my business but it was important for me to find a way to keep my business things separated from my daily personal life. As much as I love what I do, I think it’s important to set boundaries.
We are creatures of habit so I like that my mind doesn’t go to work-related things when I’m using my digital planners. Plus, being able to keep my business things separated from my personal life has been really helpful in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
The last use for my iPad I want to talk about is probably the simplest way to use it but can still make you a much more productive person when done correctly.
I have two apps that I use for time management: “Zen Flip Clock” and “Sue.” The Zen Flip Clock app is more for aesthetic reasons and for when I just want to have a clock on my desk. It’s a beautiful flip clock that mimics the old-fashioned flip clocks from the past. It’s simple, elegant, and adds a touch of nostalgia to my workspace
Although the Zen Flip Clock app allows for the Pomodoro method, I prefer to use the “Sue” app for that. It’s super cute and allows you to set different sounds while the countdown starts.
If you don’t know what the Pomodoro method is, it’s basically focused work set on 25-minute intervals with short breaks in between. I find this method helpful for staying on task and avoiding burnout. The “Sue” app adds an element of fun to the process and makes the time management experience more enjoyable.
The iPad has become my trusty sidekick in 2023 to say the least. It’s like a Swiss Army knife of productivity and creativity, with endless possibilities to explore. Whether I’m editing videos with InShot, creating graphics with Canva, or sketching with Procreate, the iPad has proven to be a versatile tool for my creative pursuits.
But it’s not just about the fun stuff. The iPad has also helped me stay on top of my organization game with apps like GoodNotes and Notion. With GoodNotes, I can access my digital journals and planners from anywhere, while Notion keeps my business-related tasks organized and separated from my personal life.
And let’s not forget about the Zen Flip Clock and Sue apps. Who knew time management could be so cute? The Pomodoro method has never been more enjoyable with the help of these apps.
The iPad has become my ultimate productivity and creativity tool. It’s like having a personal assistant, a digital art studio, and a fancy clock all in one. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend giving the iPad a try and discovering its many possibilities. Who knows, it might just become your new best friend too!