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Jason Snell shows us how to edit podcasts on iPad Pro using Ferrite & an Apple Pencil

iPad Pro and keyboard
iPad Pro and keyboard (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Jason Snell edits podcasts on his iPad Pro.
  • He's shown us his editing workflow in a new video.
  • Snell uses Ferrite and an Apple Pencil to create podcasts.

Podcaster and Apple journalist Jason Snell has long been editing shows on iPad Pro and I've always wondered exactly how he does it. And now he's shared a YouTube video that answers all of my questions and more. Probably all of yours, too.

The video runs for almost 17 minutes and gives us a great insight into how iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil, and the awesome Ferrite app can be used to create professional podcasts with what seems to be relative ease. I've never seen a podcast edited on a Mac, so I can't compare directly. But this seems surprisingly easy. Assuming you know what you're doing, which I don't!

And of course, the entire video is Jason Snell explaining the process in a way only Jason Snell can.

I'd really suggest setting aside the time with a coffee and watching this through, especially if you're someone who has been editing podcasts on a Mac and wondered what life is like on the iPad side. I'd especially suggest watching if you're of the opinion that it's impossible to do real work on an iPad.

Nobody says that in 2020, do they?

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.