I Have a Problem With Keyboards

It’s not really so much of a problem as it is somewhat of an addiction. I just love trying new keyboards and collecting them, not really sure what the reasoning behind this is. Other than how they look aesthetically or how they sound/feel when typed on, those are usually the main things that draw me to a keyboard and my latest purchase is no exception. I’ve had my eye on the Logitech K380 for a while, mostly because of how nice I think the circular keys look. I also wanted a keyboard...

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5 Tech Accessories I Cannot Live Without

Apple’s iPad Pro in-box charger is great but I always like to have a back up so that I can have one upstairs and one down. This 30W Anker one is great. It’s powerful, compact and reasonably priced too. I also went ahead and purchased Anker’s USB C to USB C 6ft cable for some extra length as I’m not always near an outlet and sometimes I need to use my iPad whilst it’s charging. Keeping on the iPad theme with my next accessory, this tablet stand by Lamicall. They actually have a...

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First Impressions of iOS 14

This week I finally installed the iOS 14 public beta onto my iPhone XR. I was a bit concerned after hearing about some pretty annoying bugs that people were experiencing but wanted to give it a go. It took way less time to install than I thought it would, although the settings app did crash twice when asking for my passcode but once it was installed it was fine. I actually didn’t really notice any major issues (other than the storage issue of course) with regards to apps crashing or...

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I Like Apple Mail?

I see a lot of articles about why people don’t like the native Apple Mail app and what app they prefer to use instead. Now of course, apps are totally personal preference. The reason I use Things as my task manager of choice might be the exact same reason you dont use it. The same goes for mail apps, there are certain apps that offer features that people just fall in love with and no longer want to be without. A few years ago there was a mail app that I loved, I can’t even remember...

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Introducing Charlotte Rose Plans

No, I’m not changing the name of my website, Charlotte Rose Writes is here to stay. I love my blog and I have no plans on stopping writing. However, I have another passion too; digital planning. I used to be huge on bullet journaling with a proper paper journal and a million coloured pens but when I got my first iPad Pro 10.5 inch at the end of last year I made the switch over to digital planning and I’ve never looked back. Fast forward to July 2020 and I have upgraded my 10.5 inch to a...

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3 of My Most Used Shortcuts

If you don’t know what that Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad is then boy have you been missing out. Shortcuts (previously Workflow) is basically an app full of, you guessed it, shortcuts to functions your iPhone/iPad can complete. There is a gallery full of pre-made shortcuts to choose from, simply have a scroll through and add one that sounds useful to you. For example there are shortcuts such as Reading Mode which when used will turn on Do Not Disturb, enable Dark Mode, open your...

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Is The Apple Pencil Worth It?

This is one of those questions that a lot of people ask and like with most purchases the answer I think, is pretty simple; yes if you have a use case for it. Granted, you may not have discovered your use case yet but chances are there is probably one for you. Maybe you don’t currently know how you would use an Apple Pencil but really want one anyway and have stumbled upon this post to give you some ideas as to how you could use it in your everyday life, for example. Not everyone see’s...

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Why I Won’t Be Getting the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

I’m a big fan of Apple products, which is definitely something you will be aware of if you follow my blog. However, there is one product that I have zero interest in purchasing— the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. Now pretty much every tech blogger has this keyboard for their iPad Pro and for the most part raves about it but it’s just not something I’m interested in. I love my Smart Keyboard Folio, I love the keys. (I’ve said before that I’m a big fan of low profile keyboards, where...

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iA Writer vs Ulysses | Which Do I Prefer?

Writing in Markdown is something that is very popular for writers. It’s distraction-free writing at it’s best and that is something that appeals to a lot of people. There are a fair few markdown text editors out there, two of the most popular being Ulysses and iA Writer and having now tried both I wanted to share my thoughts. iA Writer has been my text editor of choice for good while now. I love how I can just open up the app on my iPad or Mac and get into writing a blog post straight...

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3 Apps I Use Everyday

There are some apps that you use everyday without fail. Whether it’s the standard set of apps that came with your phone or a bunch of apps you downloaded that you rely on each day, we’re all on our phones a lot and we’re not just starting at our home screens. At least not all of the time. These are the five apps I use everyday (or thereabouts, I’m only human after all). Things 3 Things 3 is my task manager of choice and I check it every single morning and it’s usually the first thing...

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