How I use an iPad Pro in my business workflow. Can it replace my computer?

that shooting scene had nothing to do
with any of this but I just figured hope you are doing well happy I don’t
know a clue what day it is anymore but one thing I realized in life is when you
don’t know what day it is whatsoever that means you’re really enjoying life
because you’re not anticipating certain days and not looking forward to other
days every day is a great day that’s the way I live my life so recently a lot of
people have asked me what I use my iPad pro for because clearly you’ve seen if
you watch a lot of these vlogs that I use my iPad all the time it’s always
right next to me here on the desk and it’s also the only thing that I usually
bring with me places and the short answer of what I use my iPad pro for is
everything except for video editing outside of the main video editing and
photo editing with programs like final cut or premiere or Lightroom which I
have to use the computer for every single other thing that I do in like
everyday life is completely on an iPad that’s kind of the easiest answer so
right now on my iPad I have fantastical up which fantastical is a amazing
calendar application it is just the best of the best I do not use Apple’s
built-in I use fantastical on the iPad on my iPhone it’s just a tremendous apid
I just love it so calendars above all and since everybody will ask what case
do I use with this this is actually called the zag messenger case and even
though it is bulky and it’s probably mixed the iPad weighs three times or
four times what it actually does I really like this case for two reasons
number one it that’s a keyboard which is the obvious I do a lot of typing on my
iPad so I like to have a keyboard it also has a magnetic stand here so you
can like put it at any angle that you prefer and it just magnetizes and stays
instantly but what I love the most about it is that this is just a magnet so this
just pops out like that and suddenly you have the iPad pro and a nice easy to
carry case that has six feet draw protection or something like that and
then it also has an eye pad pencil Apple pencil holder built into it which I love
so I love being able to grab this and do whatever I want for every day iPad use
but then out of nowhere BAM magnet magnet and you’re ready to work I’m just feeling super grateful today I
don’t know if it’s just at a Thanksgiving week but I’m just so
thankful for what I get to do and the fact that like the videos that I edit
90% of the time have a purpose behind them they have a purpose whether it is
to lift somebody up with encouragement through some of the videos I do for the
church whether it’s to challenge people through YouTube videos whether it’s
wedding videos which are designed to help people relive their incredible days
everything I do video wise is like it has a real purpose and that’s just super
exciting that that’s like what I get to do full-time just awesome I mean I know
that every job like has a purpose like no matter what you do there’s a purpose
for the job itself but not everybody loves the job see I just think that too
many people are driven so much in their careers and driven in what they’re
looking to do in life that they’re driven so much by money and they’re
driven so much by whatever job can make me the most money or whatever
opportunity can make me the most money that’s the one I take and they take the
next best job in the next-best this and yet so many people I think are working
jobs that they don’t love just because they make a lot of money if we were to
put more value into what do we really want to do with life what do we really
want to have people say about us when we leave this earth what legacy we want to
have I think we’d all look a lot differently at the things we do and I
think that’s just super important to do what you love to do and let the money
come from that I know that that does not always possible it’s not possible to
just say okay well I absolutely love to write so I’m going to make a living I
know that there are difficulties behind that but I just think if we were to
focus more on not the money and more about what we really love doing we’d all
be happier beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere I go you should have seen how on-time I was
gonna be that one o’clock meeting I guess I was just thirty minutes early I’m doing great how are you guys okay
well that meeting went a little bit longer than I wanted to but it actually
was a productive meeting we’re talking a lot lately about 2018 and what the next
year looks like 2018 is gonna be the first full year that I’m doing for LC
studios full time so it’s important to just have a game plan you got to have a
plan or you ain’t gonna reach your goals so getting back to a little bit more of
the use behind what I use the iPad pro for a lot is another thing that I really
like to do is once I’m completely finished with the film and I’ve watched
it on a higher quality monitor and I watched it and listen to it through
headphones and different things on my main computer I like to export that film
and I like to airdrop it directly in full quality to my iPad Pro and then I
watch it on the iPad pro with just the built-in iPad pro speakers because
regardless of how good my headphones are or how good a monitor is or how good a
color calibrated monitor is the average person doesn’t watch it on those devices
they watch it on something like an iPad or an iPhone or something like that and
so I really feel it’s important which I’ve talked about before it’s really
important to watch your films the completed final finals that you have
exported for the couple to watch them on multiple devices because you’d be
surprised how different stuff translates every once in a while when you have it
on high fidelity speakers and the perfect ideal setup and then you watch
it on a phone or on something different and it actually doesn’t translate the
same way one of the number one things that I use my iPad for is my social
media and communication hub if you look at almost all of my apps on the home
screen it is youtube twitter linkedin facebook facebook pages podcasting just
everything that is my social hub and i really like to have like a dedicated
device or devices I should say to social media platforms because when I’m
working on my computer I find that it’s very easy to get distracted if I have
Twitter notifications and YouTube notifications and all those things on my
computer because as they pop up in front of my face while I’m editing I can be
really thrown off and not stay in the zone where if I really dedicate let’s
say this iPad for example or even my phone as the dedicated device for those
it’s good because I can turn the notifications off on those devices and
then when I go and have a second of free time if I’m exporting something and I
want to go check on social media I one device that really keeps all the
notifications of things on here so big difference is that on my phone I have no
notifications for things like Facebook and Twitter and YouTube and all those
platforms that I use so regularly no notifications being on that that enables
me to know if I actually want to be productive in a social media environment
I really want to check on things I can pull up my iPad on my iPads the only one
that actually has all those notifications on it and I can stay
really productive in that in that phase when I’m on the iPad versus when I’m on
my phone I can do things that are different and when I’m on my computer
I’m only doing things that are really business oriented so it really allows me
to use these devices to separate things as well not just what device I feel like
using at any given time they all have their uses and the more and more that I
feel like you can integrate something like an iPad it’s not just an extension
of your computer but it’s its own computer there are things that I can’t
do on the computer that I can do so seamlessly and fast on the iPad that I
love and with the built-in LTE on the iPad it’s really convenient for me
because I can take that one device to anywhere and not have to worry about
hopping on their Wi-Fi or or connecting with this or I just can use it
instantaneously open it up check some email check some social media stuff I
can keep the laptop at home a little bit more and I like to be able to do that
because the eye patch is much more portable the battery life lasts so much
longer I can plug it into a USB power bank and just have battery life forever
and one of the biggest things that I love about the iPad is the Apple pencil
and whether you have a surface pro when you have the surface pen the whole point
of stylus something like that where can really draw and really find the iPad
is my go-to tool that if I’m just literally brainstorming let’s say I’m
brainstorming my gear change and I’m trying to figure out what camera I want
to get for this to do this and something I want to write pros and cons or I want
to just sketch things around my brain works so different when I have a tactile
device that I can write on I’m not a pen and paper person but I’m absolutely an
Apple pencil fan and just the idea of not drawing but just jotting things down
so without question this is absolutely my go-to device when I am just
brainstorming ideas are figuring out new ideas or working on things and that’s
something that the laptop can’t do that’s something that my iPhone can’t do
it’s only something unique to the iPad pro so I’m really find that there’s more
and more uses for bringing this into my creative workflow other than just the
everyday purpose of it’s a big phone because I don’t look at it as that it’s
just a big 10 and a half inch iPhone or that it’s just a smaller version of a
laptop I look at it as a device that does something that nothing else can
from a productive standpoint the Adobe Lightroom cc app is absolutely one of my
favorite apps that I use all the time when I’m actually calling through images
and deciding on good ones and deleting ones that aren’t good and then then this
just sinks through Lightroom mobile right to my computer and it’s really
convenient I can sit on the couch and cool through images really easy and
because it’s built in LTE it just sinks in real time it’s super useful for me
because I don’t need a computer and the bulk of a computer and the bulk their
battery life to choose the best images from a photo shoot I love being able to
do it all on here and then being able to do all the fine touching of color and
all that on the iPad with a pencil is something I love so hopefully that
explains a little bit more what I use my iPad for it’s a vital tool in what I do
from a business standpoint and especially with a program like Tov a
where I do all my client communication emails invoices contracts every aspect
of what I do in tal they can be done entirely and is usually done entirely in
the iPad and that is huge for me because I love that I can do anything when it
comes to client communication and business stuff entirely on this device I
do not need a laptop to do anything that I do for my business except for the main
editing and that’s you for me because if I can carry this
around more and moving into the future carrying around more and more and more
it is a clear win for me but that’s it for the majority of the day good overall
day let’s go spend some time with the family you

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100 thoughts on “How I use an iPad Pro in my business workflow. Can it replace my computer?

  1. Hey Scott new subscriber loving the content. I️ would love if you would do more videos around your iPad and how you use it.

  2. Just sold my soul to the devil and signed up on wedding wire, am I making a big mistake? What's you #1 tool for bookings? Facebook? Google adsense? The knot?

  3. Hey Scott, I am working for a nonprofit Christian media company in Germany. My supervisor wants me to give arguments for using FCPX on a Mac Pro vs using Premiere on a Windows Computer.
    Do you have any tips how to convince him that using FCPX on a Mac is the best choice. Especially considering the price point. I think this case is so complicated because it’s not only FCPX vs Premiere, it’s Mac vs PC at the same time.
    I hope you have some tips for me. Thanks for all your vlogs and bts – I really enjoy it.
    Take care -Rob

  4. What a shame that the case you showed is not available for iPad Pro 12.9 🙁 But other than that great video thanks! Greetings from a fellow productivity youtube creator 😉

  5. I really like the fact, that you mix topics in one video… SO one main topic like "how i use an iPad Pro in my business workflow" and other things like at 03:20 beside it. Cool!

  6. How you correct typing errors/ several mistyped words when doing lots of typing as there is no track pad and wireless mouse?

  7. Fantasti Cal is great! I think i can do photo editing completely on the ipad pro now. The biggest drawback is external storage….. I’ve heard from some video guys that the 10.5” actually renders video faster than their new macbook pro! Im thinking a few more tweaks will make the pro a legitimate platform for professional creatives.

  8. For photos I can do everything I need to do on the iPad Pro except order prints. I know several video guys who edit on the iPad and are amazed by rendering speeds. The tools need a bit more refinement, particularly for video, but I can see a day soon when the need for a desktop or laptop will be very niche. A part of me wishes adobe would step up, but rewriting every flagship product com scratch is pretty daunting and they seem reluctant so far. I have a feeling some new players may become major disrupters. Affinity Photo (and soon Design) as well as Lumafusion and another video app I can’t recall the name of look to be contenders.

    Oh, and Fantastical is, like the name says, a fantastic cal(endar).

  9. Hi video I needed. Our 2007 iMac is gong to the pastures. Was contemplating a Mac Book but starting seeing that the iPad Pro can replace it.

  10. Glad to see people moving and supporting the iPad Pro. As a content creator (while I am a small let's play channel) I invested because I thought I could use it to create thumbnails and channel art. I did not expect that I could run my entire channel from this machine. Great video !

  11. Hi I enjoyed this video very much. I really admire that you enjoy your life everyday as you said in the video, I am 16 right now and I hope one day I will be as happy as you.

  12. I'm thinking about an ipad pro as a supplement tool to my imac. Can't decide between the 10.5 or the 12.9. Which do you prefer?

  13. While not a videographer, I am a pro still shooter, mainly editorial, photojournalism, travel and stock and I have been using the 12.9 iPad Pro as my go to editing tool since 2015. With the 2nd Gen 12.9, I have decided to "cut-the-cord" so to speak and made the iPad Pro my sole editing device when away on assignments. It was difficult to leave the MacBook Pro at home, but the additional weight and cumbersome setup (used the iPad Pro with Astropad mirroring app to connect the MacBook to the iPad) along with the photo, gear, it was becoming very tiresome. While the iPad Pro has some flaws (rather the developers such s Adobe and others not producing "full desktop" versions of Lightroom/Photoshop), the future will be the tablet and I could not be happier. At the moment tablets may not be quite there in as far as being all things to all people, especially content creators, it has certainly made my life a bit easier when away on out of town jobs.

  14. Dude that little speech you gave us at 3:08 is SO true! We grow up to learn that money = success when in all honesty, happiness = success. You should check a speech called "What do you desire" by Alan Watts. It changed my life. Thank you for your words of wisdom!

  15. Do you use it to make presentations at church using keynote?  Do you ever use it to teach Sunday School classes?  What size is best 10.5 or 12.9?

  16. Nice video. Been a while I came across a YouTuber from the Lehigh Valley. I was just at the South Mall Starbucks yesterday. Crazy. Keep up the good work!

  17. Dose the case feel bulky? (don't know if this case works with 12.9 tho) But I've been looking for a keyboard case for the iPad in which I can just attach and remove when needed since I use the iPad for design work I don't need a keyboard on it all the time so having one I can "dock" and "unlock" when needed would be nice. I currently use the Logitech K780 for use with my Mac and iPad currently and works well for home/office use but not on the go.

  18. How do you organized your photo on the ipadPro? Do you use the built-in iphoto as the download source or do you have preference app. Thnks

  19. Great vlog !! I really enjoyed the extra discussion points as well as how you are using the iPad Pro 10.5”. Thx !!

  20. LumaFusion will make you trash your laptop, I just got done editing 4K high bitrate Video on it with custom grades and LUTs

  21. Curious if you've experimented with Luma Fusion on the IPP at all. Certainly not a full-featured editor, but amazing for doing nice looking, on-the-fly edits or on the spot client 'here are some ideas' projects. I really like it for those situations. Great video; thanks! As for my my productivity apps aside from Luma Fusion- the Readdle family of apps; PDF Expert, Documents, Scanner Pro, Printer Pro. Couldn't make it through a given day without them. As you & others have said- all on my 10.5" iPad Pro. I've worked to shift my entire day/workflow to it!

  22. Had that keyboard for a day until i exchanged it for the apple one. The case seemed alright but the keys where cheaply made. And after about two hours of use the home button started to stick.

  23. 10.5 inch is still too big for mobility and note taking. 8 inch feels just right for me.
    Hope the next iPad mini will support apple pencil.

  24. I love his attitude, it’s not exactly practical for everyone, for whatever reason , but it’s awesome to see someone happy about life. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. 3:37 Problem is… I just don't freakin' know what to do in my life… I somehow want to improve peoples efficiency. I like business process optimization etc. But dude, I have heard your advice a thousand times, and the problem persists for younger people or people that simply don't have time to overthink their wishes: We all just don't know what we want, and money seems to be the most logical thing hence we try to get the most out of the work we do 🙂 That's all.

  26. Have you tried LumaFusion and Affinity Photo? They’re tremendously powerful for photo editing and video editing on the go

  27. Scott, why not do a vid on the keyboard itself–how comfortable and practical it is with the iPad. Thanks, in advance.

  28. I’m selling this iPad Pro case because I was sent another one that I’m also enjoying. If you’re interested in buying this case used in this video, it’s in great condition. Send me a DM on Twitter @ScottWMcKenna or Instagram @ScottMcKenna

  29. Great video. I appreciate you putting a positive message in this tech video. Keep up the good work!

  30. Wow. You're actually currently working with Fantastical on your iPad and you don't know what day it is.

  31. The people who have the problem of “ I don’t like my job but it makes too much money” is a problem that only the 1% of the 1% have.

  32. Excellent video Scott and I see whereI need to make better use of my iPad Pro 12.9 inch.
    I am battling cancer and have started making a video series on my channel named Living With Cancer to try and help people get through it.
    I would love if you might have a look if you get the time.
    I love you attitude and I agree don't chase the money which I did for many years.
    So glad I found your channel.
    Cheers, Pete

  33. How do you get the photos from your camera to the iPad for the Lightroom work? And does the iPad handle raw photo processing well?

  34. I hope to go full time soon and get into wedding video shorts with my photography
    thanks for the videos ps. i attend Journey Church in Avon, you should stop by sometime!

  35. If you're a basic user (social media, web browsing, word docs etc), then yes, the iPad Pro (or even the standard iPad) could replace your Windows PC/Mac that's getting long in the tooth. I wouldn't have said so when the first iPad Pro was released in 2015 with iOS 9 (which introduced split screen apps); but iOS 11 makes the iPad Pro a true productivity machine.

  36. Hey Scott planning on buying the IPad Pro in the next day or so with the larger screen and wondered what case you would recommend now. I am in Canada, but I am sure Amazon will sell what you suggest. Thanks so much!

  37. Hi

    Great video blog, I have a few questions on the products; what size iPad Pro is that? What is the name of the case? What calendar app did you mention? And also what was the name of the email app?


  38. Have you tried LumaFusion to edit video on iPad? I am pretty sure it can do what you need. I prefer a larger screen but as far as the editing capabilities, it is incredible.

  39. My ears started to hurt at 3:51. Kudos on how to use an iPad where you spoke about how much you love your work. Loved it.

  40. Your video was very encouraging!! I’m doing the exact same thing you are doing. I do the media for my church and as well as photography and videography on the side. Sometimes it can be insanely busy or insanely slow but ultimately we get to create things that impact other people. Awesome to see someone else doing the same. Great info and content! Praying increase and blessings in your life!

  41. Loved the tip to have just ONE device with all the social and distracting notifications! Great video, and great attitude toward your purpose and desire to encourage others and serve a higher purpose 😉

  42. Do you have a video on your photo editing workflow from your lightroom cc app, mobile to computer? or computer to mobile?

  43. Duuuude! Hello from Philly! Spot on man. I typed “use tablet for productivity” and found you. I’m such in a good space in my life right now. Living with excellence, purpose and duty. Would love to hang and chat some day. I wanna hear your philosophy. Much love! Stay blessed.

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