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Android user reviews the iPhone 7

Interesting insights here. He loves Apple’s hardware and apps, prefers Android OS. Apple, you’ve got some ripping off to do! Jim Lynch, InfoWorld

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Ulysses vs. Scrivener

In a brief Reddit discussion, users of both writing apps ding Ulysses for relying on Markdown for formatting, while Scrivener uses rich text. That surprises me. I find Markdown quite natural, which goes a long way to explaining why I … Continue reading

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App store search

Apple is considering paid search for the App Store. [Adam Satariano and Alex Webb – Bloomberg] John Gruber is right here: The App Store doesn’t need paid search. Paid search would be a step backwards. The App Store needs better … Continue reading

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No app for that 

Google and Apple are working on technology that will reduce or eliminate the need for apps.

An app is great if you use it regularly, but it’s inconvenient if you just want to read one article, or look at a few of your friend’s photos. And apps are hard for search engines to index. Continue reading

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Why TextExpander’s move to subscription pricing was a bad decision

The three-year cost of running TextExpander on the Mac has gone from $20 to $142.56. That puts TextExpander in the price range of Microsoft Office, Adobe Lightroom, and TurboTax.

And more.

As for me: Smile says it will continue to support the current version of TextExpander through the current and next versions of OS X. I’ll stay with it until I get a compelling reason to upgrade or switch.

Ironically timed, just this morning I saw a write-up of an intriguing alternative for large numbers of complex text snippets. Continue reading

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TextExpander for Mac is going to a subscription model

$60 a year seems like a lot of money. On the other hand, I get a lot of use out of TextExpander. Continue reading

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Scrivener for iOS goes into closed beta next week

A lot of people are going to be happy about this, but not as happy as when it actually ships. Continue reading

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Stay on top of Apple Mail using Mail Perspectives

I was pleased to once again have a two-minute audio tip featured on Mac Power Users. In it, I describe Mail Perspectives, software that lets me stay on top of email by displaying a mini-window showing key information about recently … Continue reading

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There really is an app for everything

Spatter Spotter: The Road Kill Reporter was developed by Sean Anderson for a serious purpose: tracking 1 million vertebrates killed daily on roads. Road kill is a leading source of animal mortality.

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On fussing with software and kidding yourself it’s making you more productive

“My world is laden with bad tools, because my culture is simultaneously obsessed with productivity and novelty.” Frank Chimero – No New Tools.

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AppStorm gives the Notebooks app a thumbs-up review

Notebooks: A Flexible and Powerful Note App in Beta This is a review of the January 2013 beta, but it looks pretty similar to the final version. Notebooks seems to be developed by one guy, and it’s a complex app, so … Continue reading

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My 16 favorite iPhone apps of 2011

These are the apps I find most useful. I compiled the list just by reading the app icons off the first and second screen of my iPhone. The only apps on this list are ones that I’ve been using more … Continue reading

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Trying out The Hit List as a possible OmniFocus replacement

I’ve been getting dissatisfied with OmniFocus for months now. It’s just too complicated. And it’s too rigid in some ways. OmniFocus is a high-maintenance app. I was spending too much time working on my to-do lists, and not enough time … Continue reading

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