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Adapt is a show all about the iPad, where two iPad-first users challenge each other to explore new ways of doing things with their favorite device. Hosted by Federico Viticci and Ryan Christoffel.

Episode Date
Adapt 28: iPadOS 14
It’s WWDC week, and Federico and Ryan both have iPadOS 14 running on their iPad Pros so they can offer a deep dive into everything new.
Jun 25, 2020
Adapt 27: Apps for Task Management, Calendars, and Note-Taking
When the iPad is your primary computer, choosing the right apps is more important than ever. Federico and Ryan tackle three key app categories in this episode: task management, calendars, and note-taking.
Jun 11, 2020
Adapt 26: iPad Primer: Key iPadOS Concepts
When making the iPad your primary computer, it may be difficult adjusting to the differences between macOS and iPadOS, so today Federico and Ryan share some key OS concepts to be mindful of.
May 28, 2020
Adapt 25: iPad Primer: Choosing the Right Hardware
This episode kicks off a new series where Federico and Ryan go in-depth on the process of adopting the iPad as your primary computer. First order of business: which iPad model and accessories should you buy?
May 14, 2020
Adapt 24: The 11-inch iPad Pro Experiment
Ryan used an 11-inch iPad Pro most of the week, Federico used it half a day, and both share their thoughts on the device relative to their normal 12.9-inch setups. Also, the Magic Keyboard is here, and someone almost returned it.
Apr 30, 2020
Adapt 23: Modular Computing and iPad Sizes
Federico and Ryan discuss using the iPad Pro as a modular computer, and the pros and cons of the 12.9-inch and 11-inch models in different setups. Afterwards, a Keynote presentation about, to the surprise of no one, the iPad.
Apr 16, 2020
Adapt 22: Cursors and Keyboards in iPadOS 13.4
It's been a big two weeks for iPad news. Federico and Ryan discuss the new iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard, then go deep on mouse and trackpad support and full keyboard access in iPadOS 13.4.
Apr 02, 2020
Adapt 21: iPadOS File Management
It's time for an iPad file management primer. Federico details iCloud Drive, CloudKit, file bookmarks, open in place, file providers, the document browser, and more, then Ryan shares his spreadsheet app findings.
Mar 19, 2020
Adapt 20: Trackpads for iPads
Inspired by a report that the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard will gain a trackpad this year, Federico and Ryan imagine what that would mean for the future of the iPad.
Mar 05, 2020
Adapt 19: Problem Tasks on iPad
Federico walks through the tasks that he still has to turn to a Mac to accomplish, then Ryan details how iPad apps do handling large text or PDF files.
Feb 20, 2020
Adapt 18: Fixing Multitasking
Multitasking is key to using the iPad as a primary computer, but the current drag and drop-centric system is flawed. Ryan shares his idea for a new approach, then Federico details his email app discoveries.
Feb 06, 2020
Adapt 17: iPad Accessories and Gear
The iPad Pro's increasing popularity and its adoption of USB-C has opened a new world of accessory possibilities, and Federico has tried all of them.
Jan 23, 2020
Adapt 16: Having Fun with the iPad
Federico and Ryan ease into the new year by taking a break from iPad productivity and explaining how they use the device for fun. Plus a challenge recap, #AskAdapt, and more.
Jan 09, 2020
Adapt 15: 2020 iPad Wishes
On the brink of the new year, Federico and Ryan share their hopes for the iPad in 2020, then review Ryan's USB drive challenge and answer some #AskAdapt questions.
Dec 12, 2019
Adapt 14: The Modern iPad Home Screen
Ryan outlines why now is the perfect time to revisit the iPad's Home screen, then Federico details Pages' Smart Annotation feature, and the guys celebrate Thanksgiving with some iPad gratitude.
Nov 28, 2019
Adapt 13: Automated Shortcuts
One of the most common Shortcuts feature requests was granted in iPadOS 13: the ability to run shortcuts automatically in the background. Federico walks through this powerful feature in detail, then Ryan surveys the App Store's best calendar apps.
Nov 14, 2019
Adapt 12: Conversational Shortcuts and Recreating the Mac's Desktop
Conversational shortcuts make Siri a programmable assistant, and Federico details how that works. Then Ryan commends Federico with a (symbolic) trophy for his creation of a Mac-like desktop environment on the iPad, complete with file and folder launchers.
Oct 31, 2019
Adapt 11: Parameters in Shortcuts for iOS 13
Federico walks through one of the biggest changes to Shortcuts in iOS 13: parameters. Afterwards, Ryan shares his experiences using Microsoft Word to write a MacStories article.
Oct 17, 2019
Adapt 10: Home Screen and Share Sheet Shortcuts
The iPadOS 13 Shortcuts series continues with an exploration of what's changed with shortcuts run from the Home screen and share sheet. Afterward, Clips drives Federico crazy, so he gets his revenge with a challenge for Ryan.
Oct 03, 2019
Adapt 9: Shortcuts – What's New in iOS 13
On iOS 13 release day, Federico and Ryan kick off a series covering everything new in the updated Shortcuts app. Afterward, Ryan outlines his efforts creating an image for MacStories sans-shortcuts.
Sep 19, 2019
Adapt 8: New iPad Pro Wishcasting & Podcast Transcription
Federico and Ryan discuss rumored forthcoming iPad Pro models, debating what might compel them to buy new iPads. Afterwards, Federico shares his journey trying a couple different apps and services to make a good transcript of the last episode of the show.
Sep 05, 2019
Adapt 7: iPadOS 13 Reflections and an Apple Mail Deep Dive
With September fast approaching, Federico and Ryan reflect on iPadOS 13 after two months of use, then Ryan does a deep dive on Apple Mail – how he uses it, what power user features it offers, and where it's still lacking.
Aug 08, 2019
Adapt 6: Is an iPad You Can't Touch Still an iPad?
Federico is challenged to use the iPad for a whole day without touching its display, and the guys discuss a grab bag of iPadOS 13 features they're enjoying.
Jul 25, 2019
Adapt 5: Desktop-Class Safari and the Magic of OCR
Safari is growing up this fall in iPadOS 13 to a true desktop-class browser, and Federico and Ryan detail everything that's new; also, this week’s challenge involves using apps to perform OCR on a 400+ page PDF.
Jul 11, 2019
Adapt 4: Making an eBook and Multitasking’s Evolution
Federico gets creative making an eBook with Apple's Pages app, then the guys go deep into the strengths and challenges of the new multitasking system in iPadOS 13.
Jun 27, 2019
Adapt 3: iPadOS First Look and Voice-Only Computing
Before diving into the newly announced iPadOS 13 and its Files improvements, Ryan shares how he cheated on his challenge using a powerful new iPadOS feature.
Jun 13, 2019
Adapt 2: iOS 13 Wishes, HomeKit Experiments, and Writing in Apple Notes
Ryan tries new HomeKit options on his iPad, Federico writes and publishes an article from Notes, then the guys share their top two iOS 13 wishes for iPad.
May 30, 2019
Adapt 1: Custom Keyboards and the iPad Multitasking System
Introducing Adapt, a show where Federico Viticci and Ryan Christoffel challenge each other to do new things on the iPad. On this debut episode, Federico investigates being productive using third-party software keyboards, then he and Ryan discuss ways they use the iPad’s multitasking system in everyday life.
May 15, 2019