what I liked the most and the least
We have been about a month since the official launch of iPadOS 13, the renowned version of the operating system for iPad, and I have already been able to form a more or less clear idea about the overall experience offered by this software update on an iPad Pro.
The truth is iPadOS 13 It has come along with an immense amount of news, and many of them are phenomenal. However, there are still many aspects to improve. These are the things that I liked most and least liked about iPadOS 13.
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What I liked most about iPadOS 13
Without a doubt, the multitasking of iPadOS 13 has to be at the top of the list of best news. Apple has been able to gradually mold its multitasking system and adding small changes in Slide Over, Split View and Picture-in-Picture to perfection. Now we have the possibility to duplicate applications to interact with several windows at the same time, close the applications that we no longer use in Slide Over and, moreover, touch gestures of activation have been polished further.
2. Start screen
Apple has made small changes to the Home Screen that make the experience of turning on the iPad screen much more pleasant visually. The company of the bitten apple has incorporated the widgets on one side, and we can leave them there next to the apps. On the other hand, and despite being a minimal change, application icons are much smaller and this gives us a feeling of having more space. In addition, this means that applications do not change the position in their order when changing the orientation of the iPad, and this is a plus.
3. Text editing
The arrival of iPadOS 13 has completely changed the way we write and edit text. Apple implement improvements using touch gestures on the keyboard to copy, cut, paste and undo text. But it is not the only thing that has marked a before and after in the text edition of the operating system. He has also done it the new interaction with the text cursor. Apple has changed a convoluted and cumbersome system for a new method in which it is enough to move the text cursor with our finger, a detail that I found absolutely great.
Safari has also incorporated some improvements that I loved. The navigation application now has a download manager that, although not yet perfect, was very necessary. But the most brutal thing about Safari with iPadOS 13 is automatic execution of the desktop version (or mobile version) when loading a web page. The one with headaches that saves us! Have you tried it already on iPadzate?
What I liked least about iPadOS 13
1. App Store
Not everything is gold that glitters, and iPadOS 13 is no exception. The new version of the operating system for iPad has some flaws that need to be polished if Apple wants to achieve perfection. First, the company has added an Apple Arcade tab to promote its video game services on demand, which is fine, but … in this way have removed the updates tab and now the method to update apps is a bit more uncomfortable. At least, in my opinion.
Among the different novelties of the iPadOS 13 keyboard we find a wonderful mini floating keyboard that allows us to write with one hand and by sliding. But … this little keyboard it does not have the function of shortcuts on the keys to type tildes and special characters. Something that could be easily implemented (and on the iPhone too) in the not too distant future. In addition, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro does not allow you to write special characters by sliding your finger down on a key. Why Apple Why do you discriminate against us ?!
4. Editing tools
A small bug that will probably be solved in future updates is that when you are going to edit a photo or video, sometimes, loading of editing tools takes too long, between a second and two seconds to appear. A small minor detail, but ah est.
5. Video playback
The fifth thing I liked least is a very personal small mana that you will have to allow me to include. When you play a video in Safari and change it to full screen, now the video retains the original video playback user interface of each web page. Something pointless, when in reality the native user interface is 100 times better adapted than the rest. Especially as for the scroll bar. In previous versions it was possible to change this from Settings> Safari> Advanced> Experimental Features with an option called "Fullscreen API" but not anymore.
And finally, the iPadOS 13. Files application, it is great to have an application with which to manage files and documents, to be able to transfer data from one folder to another, to visualize images… But something is missing, it is not all the functional that It could be, and that is due to the limitations of Apple's ecosystem.
Of course, there are many other developments that we have not talked about, such as the dark mode, the Safari scroll bar, the changes in Shortcuts or Reminders … But now it's your turn. What do you like most about iPadOS 13? And the least?