Today Federico published Beyond the table: Seven years of the iPad as my main computer a comprehensive evaluation of the benefits and shortcomings he experienced using an iPad as his primary computer. Weighing in at around 50,000 words, Beyond Tablet rivals Federico's annual iOS assessments in scope and depth of coverage. As a result, it felt appropriate to release the same type of extras for this story that we provided for iOS reviews.
You will not miss the opening animation of the web version of Federico's story, but if you are a member of Club MacStories and want to read their story at leisure in the Apple Books app, you can also do so. As with previous iOS reviews, we have created an eBook version of Beyond the Table . The EBook has been carefully created from all the same content you find in the MacStories.net version, including all photos and videos, with the bonus you can take advantage of Books TOC, Bookmark, Selection, Annotation and Other features as well.
The eBook version of Beyond the table is available only as a free download for members of Club MacStories from the member's download site.
If you haven't considered becoming a Club MacStories member before, now is a great time to do so to take advantage of the exclusive Beyond the Tablet benefits. In addition, Club MacStories offers exclusive content every week, including:
- MacStories Weekly, released every Friday, packed with favorite shows, theme collections, tips, automation, readership responses, featured home screens, interviews, and much more.
- Monthly log, a monthly newsletter containing stories in the long and behind the scenes.
- Access to gift cards, discounts and other goodies as a special member's only podcast called MacStories Unplugged and ebook versions of Federico's annual iOS review.
- Full archive of over 200 issues by MacStories Weekly and Monthly Log.
For episode 112 of AppStories, Federico and I look back on Federics' process of writing Beyond the table including the apps and workflows that helped him write an iOS crawl length story in a fraction of the time that previous reviews have taken. We also investigate some of the topics covered by the story and the large image readings that can be drawn from today's current state to the iPad as a computer. We also interviewed Brian King who created the opening animation for Beyond the table as well as the 3D rendered images you find at the beginning of each part of the story.  You can listen to the episode here and subscribe by using the links below:
Making Of Essays
Finally, members of Club MacStories are visiting on Friday. The next release of MacStories Weekly will not include one, but two "presentation of" essays on Beyond the Table . The first comes from Federico, who will thoroughly study his perpetual workflow to produce long-form stories. The second story comes from Brian King and goes through the way he used Cinema 4D to produce the opening animation for Beyond the Table along with the 3D rendered images for each part of the story. As usual, MacStories Weekly comes in the mailboxes of Club MacStories members Friday.
It's been a busy spring for the MacStories team, especially Federico, and sharing the hard work of MacStories readers and club members is always fun and exciting. . We hope you enjoy Beyond Tablet and the additions we have created. In addition to thought-provoking analysis of iPad's computing space, Federico's story and additions are full of ideas, strategies, and tips for working on the iPad, which we hope will inspire your own use of the iPad.