Adapt

Relay FM

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.

All Episodes

In the final episode of Adapt, Federico and Ryan talk in-depth about the iPad’s future. What updates may be coming in 2021? What longer-term changes might Apple be planning? And will the future of computing look anything like it does today?

Dec 2020

1 hr 6 min

In this penultimate episode, Federico and Ryan do a 2020 year in review for the iPad then assess the state of the iPad’s current hardware and software.

Dec 2020

1 hr

After five years using an iPad Pro full-time, Ryan spent a week on an M1 MacBook Air and let his iPad collect dust; Federico has questions.

Nov 2020

59 min 59 sec

There was a big Mac event this week, and Apple has Federico and Ryan more intrigued by the Mac than they have been in years. Someone may have even made a new computing purchase this week.

Nov 2020

58 min 46 sec

Now that the iPad Air is in users’ hands, including Federico’s, Ryan quizzes his friend on all the finer details of the new device, especially as compared to the iPad Pro.

Oct 2020

53 min 47 sec

Apple announced new iPhones this week, so Federico and Ryan get in the event spirit by talking through how they use their iPhones and iPads in different, but complementary ways.

Oct 2020

59 min 53 sec

Lots of third-party apps have updated with support for iPadOS 14 features, and Federico and Ryan want to share some of their favorites.

Oct 2020

54 min 35 sec

iOS and iPadOS 14 are out and an Apple event this week brought new iPads with it. After processing the unexpected OS release together, Federico and Ryan cover the new iPads and especially the iPad Air.

Sep 2020

1 hr 11 min

Resuming our regularly scheduled iPad programming after a one-episode Mac diversion, Federico’s back and Ryan quizzes him about his iPad mini use and the findings from his challenge.

Sep 2020

1 hr 20 min

With Federico away, in his absence special guest John Voorhees joins Ryan to talk through a borderline forbidden topic: Ryan’s recent Mac curiosity, which leads him to quiz John all about modern Mac life.

Aug 2020

1 hr 18 min

Believe it or not, the iPadOS 14 beta has been out for nearly seven weeks already. After using the beta every day since WWDC, Federico and Ryan talk about the features that have made a noteworthy impact on their iPad use.

Aug 2020

1 hr 8 min

Concluding their series on using the iPad as a primary computer, Federico and Ryan talk about why they love being iPad-first and also share reasons why it isn’t for everyone.

Jul 2020

1 hr 2 min

Following up their discussion of iPad apps for task management, note-taking, and calendars, Federico and Ryan go all-out with an app extravaganza, covering over 40 apps in nine key categories like email, video conferencing, development, and more.

Jul 2020

1 hr 26 min

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 2020

47 min

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 2020

1 hr 7 min

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 2020

58 min 11 sec

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 2020

1 hr 9 min

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 2020

1 hr 12 min

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 2020

1 hr 4 min

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 2020

1 hr 11 min

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 2020

1 hr 5 min

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 2020

1 hr 4 min

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 2020

1 hr 3 min

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 2020

1 hr 24 min

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 2020

1 hr 8 min

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 2020

1 hr 4 min

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 2019

59 min 53 sec

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 2019

1 hr

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 2019

1 hr 14 min

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 2019

1 hr 1 min

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 2019

1 hr 6 min

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 2019

1 hr 2 min

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 2019

58 min 57 sec

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 2019

1 hr 3 min

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 2019

1 hr 3 min

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 2019

1 hr 10 min

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 2019

1 hr 5 min

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 2019

1 hr 3 min

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 2019

1 hr 5 min

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 2019

1 hr 6 min

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 2019

1 hr 3 min