1. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Hey everyone! I've pretty much decided that I will getting my hands on an iPad Pro. I have a first generation iPad air currently along with my iPhone 6S+.

    My main device is my MacBookPro (mid-2014). I have no intentions to replace my MBP for another year or two at least. That being said, I will be off to law school in the fall, and I have a feeling the Pro will be just what I need. Ill be able to basically set up my laptop as a docking station at my apartment and use the iPad for my notetaking, studying and scholastic needs. Ill definitely be picking up the smart keyboard and most likely a case.

    That being said, for my needs : mainly school and media consumption, would current users recommend the Apple Pencil, or will it be wasted on me(except as a gimicky sorta thing)?

    Also, for current users: what are your favorite accessories other than the keyboard and pencil?? Anything highly recommended?

    Thanks!
    06-12-2016 07:01 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I would definitely recommend the Apple Pencil if you need to draw down equations, graphs, and so forth. The reason I got my Pro is so that it can replace notebook and pencil case. I use the Smart Keyboard when doing assignments, researching, or replying to this forum :P
    The Apple Pencil is what I use when I take notes during lectures/tutorials.
    The Silicone case by Apple is really great, it is a bit pricey but it blends right in with the Smart Keyboard.
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    06-12-2016 07:07 PM
  3. SaMaster14's Avatar
    I would definitely recommend the Apple Pencil if you need to draw down equations, graphs, and so forth. The reason I got my Pro is so that it can replace notebook and pencil case. I use the Smart Keyboard when doing assignments, researching, or replying to this forum :P
    The Apple Pencil is what I use when I take notes during lectures/tutorials.
    The Silicone case by Apple is really great, it is a bit pricey but it blends right in with the Smart Keyboard.
    I don't see myself needing to draw graphs or taking handwritten notes, bur on second thought the pencil would probably be extremely useful for marking up PDFs of case files or powerpoints while I'm typing class notes in word with the split screen
    06-12-2016 07:27 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I don't see myself needing to draw graphs or taking handwritten notes, bur on second thought the pencil would probably be extremely useful for marking up PDFs of case files or powerpoints while I'm typing class notes in word with the split screen
    Yep!

    I'm sure you'll love both the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil
    Check out OneNote and Notability as well, great apps.
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    06-12-2016 07:29 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    With the exception of the Apple Smart Keyboard and the Pencil, I do not have any accessories for my iPad Pro, but out of the two mentioned above, the Smart Keyboard is my favorite.
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    06-12-2016 07:39 PM
  6. emanwis's Avatar
    I have the pencil and smart keyboard for my pro. I'm in a corporate finance role for work and use the pencil daily for taking notes at meetings and marking up Office documents and PDF's. The pencil and smart keyboard were definitely worth the money to me.
    SaMaster14 likes this.
    06-13-2016 09:28 AM
  7. Robster33's Avatar
    I thought i would use the pencil for notes and taking customer details in my home/office using one note, by the time you open the iPad then the App found it too slow, and then writing v text was a bit annoying when checking the notes on my 6S plus or even my iMac. So i sold it, guess i am old school prefer my pen and diary or typing in one note better viewing and editing.
    If i could draw i may of kept it.
    I didn't like the Apple keyboard either, for the money felt cheap and not enough functions.
    06-21-2016 10:45 PM
  8. TripleOne's Avatar
    I thought i would use the pencil for notes and taking customer details in my home/office using one note, by the time you open the iPad then the App found it too slow, and then writing v text was a bit annoying when checking the notes on my 6S plus or even my iMac. So i sold it, guess i am old school prefer my pen and diary or typing in one note better viewing and editing.
    If i could draw i may of kept it.
    What do you mean it was too slow?
    06-21-2016 10:46 PM
  9. Robster33's Avatar
    What do you mean it was too slow?
    Just the process v grabbing the old pen and paper. The pen works perfect.

    1. home button.
    2. swipe i don't use TID on my iPad
    3. open app
    4. open new page
    5. tap draw
    6. write note
    06-21-2016 10:49 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    Just the process v the old pen and paper. The pen works perfect.
    Ahh! That makes sense
    06-21-2016 10:51 PM

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