I see a lot of discussion on what people use iPads for, and it’s often “as a paper weight”
One of the ways I love to use my iPad is as a sketchbook for planning. I almost always start a new feature by contemplating the data and works flows on paper, but lately I’ve had a lot of success using Procreate and the Pencil on my iPad Pro.
Procreate allows me to use layers, which I can then collapse and export the layer set as a PDF.
A lot of times I will print the pdf so I can think about it “off screen” (I spread them out when I exercise for instance so that I can contemplate them but not really edit or expand)
A lot of times it is free hand mind-mapping style, but I love the flexibility of digital with layers. The “pen feel” is probably what I miss most about using paper for this, but the benefits are too big to ignore.
Here’s some notes from today where I am working through some of the multi-tenant e-commerce aspects of egghead.io