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Make the iPad more like the Mac – Medium
Radu Dutzan got Luna Display, which turns the iPad into a touchscreen for the Mac:
<p>On the macPad, things are radically different. You need to keep in mind that touches are immediately interpreted as clicks by Luna, so scrolling works only with two fingers, and tapping and dragging with one finger (aka swiping) is usually interpreted as a click-drag gesture that triggers selection on the Mac. That puts you on your toes, because swiping is a very natural gesture on touch devices—you don’t even think about it. But once you wrap your head around this, you see that tapping and dragging to select is actually a much more efficient interaction that whatever we’re doing today on iOS text fields, or in apps like Keynote for iOS. Seriously, what are we doing with text and object selection on the iPad? Whatever it is, it’s kinda awful, especially after trying out tap-and-drag selection on the macPad.

There are so many places where the iPad could benefit from some adaptation of tap-and-drag selection. It’s such a better model that imagining the interaction is worth the effort: there already is a heuristic somewhere on iOS that starts measuring for how long you’ve kept your finger still after starting a touch in order to decide whether to transition from a scrolling gesture to a drag. That same heuristic could be applied to iPad text fields and layout apps such as Keynote: after holding a touch still on a text field or on the canvas for a set amount of time, the gesture could become a selection drag, and moving your finger could begin selecting the text or objects encompassed by the net dragged distance.

What about the desktop? Well, what about it? The Mac has it because its fundamental organizational unit—its main metaphorical currency—is files, and since we keep files scattered around IRL, we have a digital equivalent on the Mac’s desktop. The iPad’s currency is apps, so if we have an iPad OS with windows, spaces, and Mission Control, and a classic icon-based app launcher on a separate modal layer, then what should be on the ‘base’ layer? Well, what about widgets and a set of user-defined or suggested shortcuts?</p>

Inch by inch, this stuff is getting figured out, it seems.
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yesterday by charlesarthur
Capstone, a tablet for thinking
> This manuscript documents the project’s design decisions and what we learned from user testing. We encourage you to borrow these ideas — or use them as cautionary tales — in your own tablet app or desktop app development. The Capstone codebase is open-source and can be installed as a Chrome App on any Chrome OS device that includes a stylus.
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The best new iPad Pro and Mac crossover wasn't made by Apple — Quartz
Behold: a vision of a world where Apple listened to its customers.
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Bluebeam Webstore
Buy Bluebeam products: Bluebeam Revu Standard, CAD, eXtreme and Revu for Mac.
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FE webdev on iPad Pro (2018) – Noteworthy - The Journal Blog
So why add the proviso? What really pushes me back to my MacBook & what can you successfully get away with on iOS? My productivity varies wildly depending on what type of project I’m working on, and…
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5 days ago by jbpin
Luna Display | Turn your iPad into a second display
The only hardware solution that turns any iPad into a true, wireless second display for your Mac.
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Apple and Amazon's new partnership comes to fruition just ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday | iMore
It was previously reported that Amazon and Apple settled old disputes, and that the e-commerce giant would begin selling Apple products in the coming weeks. Well, that time has come, and some of Apple's most popular gear is already starting to show …
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iPhone photo-editing app Darkroom expands to iPad | Cult of Mac
Darkroom is a photo-editing application that invites comparison to Adobe’s Lightroom. But it’s always had a limitation: the only version was for iPhone. That’s about to change, as an iPad version is out in beta. via Pocket
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I upvoted Pocket Lists on Product Hunt: World's friendliest to-do list app https://ift.tt/2BVmwEh
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