I’ve always been totally old fashioned when it comes to reading, writing, organizing documents, and scheduling my time. Never did I ever think I’d trade my ink and paper for a touch screen and pseudo-pencil.
Enter the Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
I saw one for the first time in one of my Real Estate Licensing Classes. Here I was scribbling down notes. Shuffling papers with ink-stained fingers. Trying not to groan as BOTH of the highlighters I brought ran out.
The guy two desks over was happily scrawling, converting handwriting to text, highlighting, searching his notes with a few taps of his fingers, and entering multiple plank pages in his “notebook” without a hint of disarray.
Needless to say, I finally felt like I was operating in an archaic fashion that was no longer endearing. It was silly.
Why struggle when I can have everything within my fingertips? Why carry pens, pencils, highlighters, whiteout, and markets when I could use one instrument that never ran out of ink? Why have clients signing documents on paper, wasting trees, when they can do it on an iPad and immediately have an electronic copy in the system?
Now, I can’t live without them.
Both are slim enough to fit in any midsize bag, and light enough to carry without issue. Everything connects to my phone and computer through iCloud, so I have access to everything I could need anywhere I am. The iPad’s unique, user-friendly split screen is a lifesaver daily. I can be writing notes for my client on one side of the screen, while looking at listings on MLS on the other.
And the best part? You can write with the intuitive Apple Pencil without fear of resting your hand and wrist on the screen. AMAZING!
AND MY TOP FOUR APPS ARE…
This app is my all-time favorite for note-taking! I am able to import documents for markup, create notebooks to write and import notes in, utilize stunning features such as highlighters, pen styles and colors, and even easy shape formers. I use this app EVERY DAY and I honestly can’t live without it now.
I love to draw and sketch. This is my all-time favorite app for doing so on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil! It is full of professional tools, has stunning options for layering your pieces, and can easily import and export images to and from the app. LOVE IT!
I use this app to store documents, sign and share documents with clients, and submit deals. It’s usability on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil is just heightened. And my clients love signing with the Apple Pencil!
There’s nothing better after a long, stressful day then coming home, sitting down with a glass of wine, and coloring on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. This app is a game changer! All of those adult coloring books designed to help you keep calm and meditate pale in comparison to this. And when you’re really stressed? There’s even an option that prevents you from coloring outside the lines!
What’s your favorite app? I’m always looking for something new!