In a follow up comment on my column Monday “A Mac in your pocket?” reader ViewRoyal
wrote, “Some people equate the desktop OS experience with ‘productivity’, but Apple’s iOS allows just as much productivity as OS X… it just approaches it differently.”
As one who does production work on an iPad every day, I beg to differ. While it is possible to be productive on an iOS device to a degree, the level of productivity attainable is simply not as high
as with a Mac or Windows PC. For some tasks it’s not even close, or not possible at all.
Concrete example; I write for several Websites, including this one, where editorial content is posted via WordPress. If there is a practical, efficient way to upload in-line images to WordPress, it
has thus far eluded me. I don’t claim to be an expert at this sort of thing, but workarounds I’ve seen suggested sound tedious and inconsistent with efficient productivity. Therefore, this issue is
literally a show-stopper.
With a Mac or Windows PC, one just chooses and edits an image in a Web compatible document format and, using the WordPress posting interface, navigates to and selects the image file, uploads it,
and inserts it in the…