All in Productivity

There have been many transformations every year on how I approach my MacBook Pro, mainly due to ever changing new obsessions that would last for a few weeks. However, this year there has been two factors that changed the way I approach how I use my MacBook Pro. The first being the introduction of ADHD into my life by ways of formal diagnosis. Since now that I’ve been diagnosed, and therefore more aware of how my mind operates I’ve set out new ways counter some of the inabilities that a person without ADHD would have to worry about. Secondly, a new change in my academic career from biochemistry to computer science. Now, not only does this change the way I study, but it also changed the way I use my computer. A year ago I was doing an all digital lives style, this semester, however, I’ve gone back to paper and pencil implementation as well as using my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. As the year comes to an end, here are my top apps for the Mac that I’ve used.

Location Base Inclusion
 “Hey Siri, remind me to get rice when I get to Costco.”
 “Hey Siri, Remind me to call Mom when I leave Mighty Goods Coffee.”
 “Hey Siri, remind me to throw a rock at Mike when I Arrive at Mike’s House.”
 “Hey Siri, remind me to pick up my prescription when I arrive at CVS.”
 All those are commands that I use multiple times per week especially if these tasks are not based on time but rather based on location. For the next set are time-based events, the regular task to do when people thinks about to-dos.

This guide will provide the format for those that will use the iPad Pro as their primary device for being a student. I’ve been using the iPad since 2012, and since 2015 when the first iPad Pro came out I’ve learned ways to study, and learn using mostly the iPad Pro as my primary device. This guide will go through the iOS app section, while later I will post a short guide focusing on the organizational process of the apps. I hope that this guide will help any incoming students with the iPad to be more productive and able not to bring their heavy laptop around.