How I Use My iPad on The Move

It’s the perfect size!

Dom Kwolczak


Photo by Jannes Klingebiel on Unsplash

One of the most common questions I get asked as a part-time content creator is how I manage to create content whilst working a full-time 9-to-5 job.

The answer is actually quite simple, I tend to make the most out of my spare time. For example, I am currently writing this post on the train heading towards the office.

It usually takes me around an hour to get to the office by train and an hour back, and I travel at least twice a week. On average, that gives me around 4 hours of time a week for writing as well as doing other productive tasks.

As a matter of fact, I am writing this very article while travelling to the office by train!

In this article, I will be discussing why I choose to work from the iPad when travelling or away from my desk, as well as the apps I use.

So without any further ado…

Why the iPad?

It’s no secret that my iPad is quite old, the one I use is the 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), which is from 2020. In all fairness, (touch wood) having had it for a couple of years, it’s working quite well!

The size of the 11-inch iPad Pro makes it ideal for small tables, whether it’s tray tables on the train or the small café tables at the train station. I can comfortably write and have a cup of coffee sitting next to it.

I mainly use my iPad with this keyboard case by Hoe. It’s a pretty decent case for the price and I enjoy typing on the keyboard, it also has a great touchpad with gesture controls.

The iPad also has some fantastic apps which allow me to do the things I need to do when away from my desk.

Let’s talk about them!


Notion is at the heart of my productivity system for content creation. Long-term readers may find that odd, but after a break from Notion, I ended up returning after finding the correct system that works for me.

With the help of the Creator’s Companion template by Thomas Frank, I keep track of all the content I am creating and working on. Funnily enough, that is the primary reason why I use Notion these days!