iPad at Work

October 24, 2011

That David Sparks guy. Wow. It was only last February I wrote up a review of Mac at Work, which David had been kind enough to send to me. Here we are less than a year later, and I’ve stepped out my front door to find another padded envelope waiting for me. This time it’s […]

More Morris Lessmore, Please

August 17, 2011

Earlier this summer, buzz echoed around the internets about an iPad app called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. If you haven’t seen it you should. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a kids book…adults should find it amusing and inspiring as well. Shortly after purchasing the app, I discovered there was […]

Using the iPad for Speaking Notes

May 19, 2011

Soon after getting an iPad, I started thinking of how I could best use it replace printed notes when speaking in public. The first thought was to simply load my notes in Pages for iPad, but I wanted to be able to easily navigate through a document with the flick of a finger. Scrolling through […]

Ranking the PDF Reading Apps

May 6, 2011

PDFs and I have not always gotten along very well. They offer almost universal access of a document, but they are usually the second best method to deliver the content in question. (Not to single anyone out, but I’m thinking about you, restaurant websites, and your PDF menus.) I like to think of myself as […]

The Return of the iPad Writing Apps Showdown

March 22, 2011

Last fall, I wrote an overview of writing apps available for the iPad. It was already a competitive space, and others have continued to crowd in. Between the comments left about apps that I missed in the first showdown, plus a few others since released, I decided it was time for The iPad Writing Apps […]

iPad: The First 399 Days

March 1, 2011

A few weeks ago, I had the idea to write about my shifting thoughts of the iPad in the year since it was introduced. I looked it up, and discovered that the iPad was introduced on January 27, 2010, so I had missed the year mark. But I began writing anyway, and with a new […]

Scrivener 2.0

November 2, 2010

I’m working on a review, but you should know, if you don’t already, that Scrivener 2.0 shipped yesterday. Many new features and update, but most of all is the ability to sync data back and forth with a few iPad apps via Dropbox.

First Impressions: Yojimbo for iPad

October 22, 2010

I was thrilled to find an email in my inbox Tuesday about Yojimbo for iPad (iTunes) and Yojimbo 3.0. I didn’t have any expectations for it, and it was a nice surprise. As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I’ve reworked how I use Yojimbo so that it is really only a resource for […]

Hey Publishers

October 20, 2010

Hey publishers, I would like to think of us as friends. I read lots of books, and most of them I purchase so I can mark them up and revisit them. Several of you have been kind enough to send me free books to review. That’s neat, especially when they are books that interest me. […]

The iPad Writing Apps Showdown

October 14, 2010

Update: Since this was first published, I’ve now written a second showdown which includes five more apps. After you read this, read The Return of the iPad Writings Apps Showdown The iPad has settled nicely into my workflow as a device for capturing and shaping ideas for content. Most of my recent writing has been […]

Hands On With the DODOcase for iPad

October 5, 2010

About the time the iPad was released, I saw a blog post on TUAW about the DODOcase, otherwise known as the “Hey, your iPad looks like a mega-Moleskine” case. After I reserved an iPad at my local Apple store, I came home and ordered a DODOcase. The iPad took 24 hours. The DODOcase took six […]

My Future iPad to Scrivener Writing Workflow

September 27, 2010

I rarely watch videos embedded in blog posts, and don’t recall ever posting one here, but… Yesterday, MacSparky posted a video sneak peek of what I’m most excited about in Scrivener 2.0: direct sync with SimpleNote. Late October can’t come soon enough!

The Thing About Kindle You Might Not Know

September 16, 2010

In some of the discussions weighing the pros and cons of ebooks, there is one significant point that I think is often overlooked. For my use, it is one of the most important. And Kindle ebooks do it best. I capture digital notes from most books that I read. That might be underlined passages, or […]

Hands on With OmniGroup's iPad Apps

June 17, 2010

Within a few days of the announcement of the iPad, OmniGroup published a blog post declaring their intentions to fully support the iPad with all of the products. At the time, I still wasn’t sure the iPad would a great device for productive work, but they thought it was. And they were right. The two […]

Creative Tools: iPad

May 19, 2010

After a month with the iPad, I’ve found it’s more useful in my creative workflow than I imagined it would be. Here are my favorite apps on the iPad for my creative processes: SImplenote (iTunes) This is one of the two apps that makes the pad most useful for me. Simplenote is my primary writing […]

Revisiting Things

May 6, 2010

Mac users who are serious about keeping on top of their tasks are blessed to have two great apps to choose from: Things and OmniFocus. Judging by how many people find this site by searching for “OmniFocus vs. Things”, this is an ongoing debate, and not an easy decision for many. When I first posted […]

my ipad (and iphone) to scrivener workflow

April 28, 2010

(UPDATE: You might be interested in my more recent post on iPad writing apps. Some can sync with Scrivener 2.0.) Despite my initial concerns that the iPad seemed geared for consuming rather than creating, I’m finding it can be a great tool for capturing, and even developing, some ideas. As I hoped in that same […]

a work week with the iPad

April 26, 2010

Last week, I turned my MacBook Pro into a desktop machine, using only an iPad anytime I left the house. For me, that’s every morning, and last week, it included one full day. So…can an iPad be your complete mobile solution? Maybe the picture to the right can tell you what I think. If you’re […]

the ipad experiment

April 18, 2010

This week, I’m leaving my laptop in my home office. We’ll see how effective I can be with an iPad alone. Well, not completely alone. I’ll also be carrying my bluetooth keyboard, and the $2 business card holder I picked up to hold up the iPad. (Works great in landscape mode, tips over backward in […]

hands on with the iPad

April 16, 2010

In the first week or so after the iPad was released, I tried one out, whether a store demo or a friends, four or five times. This week, I became an official, and pretty gosh darn happy, iPad owner. There have been a lot of reviews written, mostly favorable, and many saying the same things. […]