Macworld: Leafnote review - Focus on writing, not on how to use the app.
Smells like Scrivener ‘lite.’
I’m on Comcast Blast! service. Very fast. But Flickr continues to get worse and worse. The interface doesn’t paint for whole decades of seconds. The share features work some days, not on others. I don’t know what they’re doing, but it totally sucks. Rather than move, I just wish they’d stop fiddling, make up their minds and stick to a design for a month or three. I need to find some email address so’s I can b-tch and moan.
For the umpteenth time, I’m tempted to blow everything away and find someplace else to park stuff.
Dropbox Pro Users Now Get 1TB of Storage, Other Goodies.
JasonOrmand: A pro tip for reducing visual noise in OSX.
Wired: Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand.
Macworld: 5 iOS apps to easily manage your Twitter account.
Hmmm. I’ve just been using the plain Twitter app so far, though I use Tweetbot on the iMac. Perhaps I should ‘upgrade’ my iPhone to one o’ these. Any prefs, peeps?
Calibre 2.0 is available.
DP Review: Pics.io, a browser-based Raw editor built on Google Drive, goes live with public beta.
“Instead of storing your images on its own servers, Pics.io connects to your Google Drive account. Not only does this provide you with an extremely reliable cloud connection, but it also means that you won’t lose your photos if you stop using the Pics.io service, or they ever shut down.”
PC World: New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers.
Might actually be handy.
NY Times: Real-Life Illness in a Virtual World.
(Raises hand.) I’m one of those folks. The 90’s fave, ‘shaky cam’ technique makes me puke. Plain and simple. Remember the movie, “Breaking the Waves”? I made five minutes before bailing out and sitting in my car, listening to music and hoping my head and stomach would stop roiling, waiting for everyone else to finish the movie. I just can’t do VR until this effect is fixed.
Hello, Fastmail. Goodbye (soon), Google.
I’ve been using Gmail for email aggregation for quite a while now. In the last year or so, email checking has become so slow and unpredictable, such a barrier to accomplishing timely work, that I’ve invested in new accounts at Fastmail.fm. Simple yet deep feature set, easy interface, larger attachment sizes ... and actually fast.
An app that switches out ‘simple’ desktops. I prefer making my own, YMMV.
Behance Blog: Adobe Sketch - Natural drawing tools, seamlessly integrated with Behance.
Don’t know if I’d necessarily want to insta-post drawings. Nice to have the feature, though, I’m sure.
Dbignore - .gitignore for Dropbox.
May be useful for some of you.
nemex.io: Self-hosted, markdown app to track ideas, projects ... and store photos.
Oh, I’ve got to download and play with this. iCloud [Photo Stream] and iPhoto have been driving me bonkers with the iPhone.
Got a GitHub account? Kick the tires on Jekyll. When I have a moment, I’m going to.
Later: As I have time ... dangerousmeta.github.io. Stupid-simple setup. GitHub can take up to ten minutes to show the initial page, after you set the URL.
Updates to Creative Cloud this morning.
Between Apple and Adobe, I’m wondering when we hit the point where they’re applying so many updates that we cannot be social anymore, for eating up all the bandwidth. We need bigger ‘pipes’.
PerlTricks: Your users deserve better than Disqus.
Of note, particularly the security implications.
Pushbullet: Send files, links, and more to your phone and back, fast!
Users of IFTTT, you can use this to add more features to your scripts.
Version control Wordpress with Capistrano. Also handles the database.
Macworld: Monotony review - Super simple RSS reader for your Mac.
I prefer mine full-featured. But it’s RSS, and RSS needs our support.
Adobe: Creative Cloud desktop applications and Mac OS X “Yosemite”.
ownCloud 7 released.
Hemingway App for Mac OSX.
Of note. Does a bit of editing while you write.