The MacRumors Show: Thomas Frank Talks iPad and Mac Productivity

Productivity guru Thomas Frank joins us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to evaluate the state of the iPad Pro and Mac as productivity tools.

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Thomas is a YouTuber, podcaster, and content creator best known for his personal development video essays, Notion tutorials and templates, and Skillshare courses. We discuss the ‌iPad Pro‌'s hardware and form factor, the advancements and limitations of iPadOS 16, and accessories like the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard.

We explore the M2 MacBook Air, share some productivity tips, and weigh up the upsides and downsides of Apple's platforms for getting things done. We also touch on some of our favorite third-party apps like Things 3, Obsidian, Craft, and Notion. See more of Thomas's work on his YouTube channel or his website.

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Top Rated Comments

BootsWalking Avatar
6 weeks ago
Those must be some major productivity tips to warrant watching a 67 minute video.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ackmondual Avatar
6 weeks ago

Those must be some major productivity tips to warrant watching a 67 minute video.
I skimmed through that video. No screenshots, nor videos of workflows in action. Just talking. This makes it great if you want to turn it into a podcast (ie, at the gym, driving, daily commute), but as person who doesn't use MacOS, and not iOS for gaming, I was kind of hoping for video clips of such productivity (to get some specifics as to why creative people prefer MacOS). Oh well. That's something that's been on the back of my mind. I'll put in a mental to do list item to seek other videos. I do know one guy who's a solid Apple user (IIRC, he has about $13K of Mac OS equipment alone), so I'll ask him next time I run into him.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
topdrawer Avatar
6 weeks ago
watching youtube is not productive to me.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Starscape Avatar
6 weeks ago
So iPadOS’s limitations are a good thing, because it means less distractions.


Alrighty.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imnotthewalrus Avatar
6 weeks ago
Sorry, MR but as a video - no. Just my opinion. Nothing more, nothing less. I didn't even make it to the halfway point.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SirAnthonyHopkins Avatar
6 weeks ago
The Brentford manager?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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