Mobile writing

During WriteTheDocs I’ve started a little experiment: for the duration of my Portland trip I want to write all of my blog posts primarily on my iPad or iPhone. The reason for this is simple: I left my 13" MBP at home and instead packed my old 15" which is just too heavy to carry around with me all the time. My iPad, on the other hand, is always with me as i have all the books I’m reading currently on it. In addition to that this allows me to start writing whenever I feel like it as at least my phone is only one grab-into-the-pocket away. No preparation required πŸ™‚

For this little experiment I’m using iA Writer in combination with Dropbox mostly because I really like the integration between these two. The final editing still happens on my Mac but this usually only involves adding a nice picture or two πŸ˜‰ Let’s see how many posts will come out of this workflow but it looks rather promising to me right now πŸ‘

Of course, this won’t work for highly technical posts with lots of code snippets. For everything else, though, working on an iPad and iPhone shouldn’t be an issue and might even allow me to focus more easily.