Tuesday, May 13, 2014

iOS productivity

I absolutely love my Macbook Air with OS X. I flip up the lid, type in my password, and within seconds I'm working. No waiting for the device to spin up out of hibernation.

But I'm beginning to think that I get more concentrated work when I'm using iOS on the iPad or iPhone. Whatever I'm working on takes up the whole of the screen automatically. So I focus more easily without the distractions of a Twitter feed in the corner of the desktop, or a notification badge for another email to read, or a browser tab just a click away...

We no longer 'just' watch TV. We always have a second, or a third, screen to hand. On the one hand I convince myself that I am able to multi-task; on the other I fret that my ability to concentrate on a single task without distractions is diminishing.

So, Macbook's going to sleep for the rest of the day. I'm going to do everything I need to do today from the iPad and see just what impact that has on my concentration on the matter at hand.
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