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Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: $99 CREATit Pro free for a week
Replies: 0
Views: 1270

$99 CREATit Pro free for a week

I sometimes find a great recommendation for new software here and I'll return the favor. This is $99 normally so it's worth giving it a try if you think you might have use for it. Oh, and it's for iOS. Like Scrivener...err, oops, sorry about that. :P "CREATEit Pro 1.3.2 for the iPad - Free for ...
by nib
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternatives for SpellCatcher?
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Alternatives for SpellCatcher?

One of the greatest shocks of upgrading to Mac OS X Mavericks has been finding that SpellCatcher doesn't work reliably any more. And following the sad demise of Evan, its author, it doesn't seem that any upgrade is going to be likely in the foreseeable future. I'm very happy i saw your post (and th...
by nib
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Spotify has improved their policies in the U.S.
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Spotify has improved their policies in the U.S.

Spotify now allows free streaming on-demand music to mobile devices. And you can select your favorite artists and just hear those artists and not with some algorithm-selected "similar" ones mixed in. Your only option for play is "shuffle" so if you want to hear just one song from...
by nib
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Keyboard for iPad Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Keyboard for iPad Air?

I strongly recommend the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. I use one with an iPad 3, and it creates a neat portable laptop. The cover fits the iPad exactly, attaching to it with a magnetic clasp. I got my wife a Logitech keyboard for her iPad 2 and it's a pretty good keyboard. There seem to be com...
by nib
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Keyboard for iPad Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Keyboard for iPad Air?

As for my iPad, I simply don't write with the iOS keyboard. I may dictate a line or two, and it's alright for grocery lists but not for Writing (with a capital W). I dislike the iOS keyboard, too. My typing tops out around 60 wpm, not too fast, but neither is my thought process, so it works out abo...
by nib
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Keyboard for iPad Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Keyboard for iPad Air?

I bought an iPad Air in early November and it appears to me that it’s powerful enough to use for some real writing (where are you Scrivener for iOS?). I know the Air hasn’t been out for long but does anyone have experience with a keyboard cover or case for the thing? I’m a touch-typist so keyboard f...
by nib
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Everyone should install f.lux
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: Everyone should install f.lux

Get it for free here (both Windows and mac): http://justgetflux.com/ It matches the color temperature of your monitor with the temperature outside and it really lessens the strain on the eyes significantly. Sometimes I have to turn it off when I need accurate colors for photo editing, and it remind...
by nib
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Everyone should install f.lux
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: Everyone should install f.lux

Flexo wrote:This is one of those programms that you get used to so fast, you forget it's there. And then the day comes when you reboot your Mac, f.lux shuts off, and your corneas burst into flames.

Flaming Corneas is my favorite band.
by nib
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Writers App and Writing App Promotion Codes
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: Writers App and Writing App Promotion Codes

I used the TYETRY4P4HRT code for those rare times I'm able to pry my wife's iPad2 from her preternaturally powerful grip. I'm looking forward to trying your app (she has to sleep sometime). Thanks for providing the promotion codes.
by nib
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TypeIt4Me Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 489

TypeIt4Me Sale

It is $4.99 for a few days in the Mac App Store. I've got Typinator, from a software bundle, but I keep coming back to TypeIt4Me. Now with iCloud support. Maybe my needs are simpler than most but it does everything I want to do.
by nib
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Old-Time Typewriter Sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Old-Time Typewriter Sounds

It surprises me how many people want their computer to sound like an old-time manual typewriter. I love quiet keyboards so I can hear my tunes while writing. But I understand that it helps some people establish a rhythm or some sort of pacing while typing. For those people, here's a free program tha...
by nib
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: dot matrix printer
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: dot matrix printer

Near the end of Nov. last year I bought a Brother HL-2270DW Compact Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex during an Amazon Gold Box sale for about $75. It's a great little printer. The fan is somewhat noisy for ten minutes when turned on, or after printing, but then it goes into standby ...
by nib
Tue May 08, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Cinco de Mayo is dangerous on a Saturday.
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Re: Cinco de Mayo is dangerous on a Saturday.

My original thinking was that when Cinco de Mayo falls on Sunday thru Thursday people moderate their drinking because most of them have to work the next day. Consequently, the highways & byways are safer to traverse. Fridays and Saturdays don't impose the morning-hangover-at-work sanction. Mayhe...
by nib
Sat May 05, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Cinco de Mayo is dangerous on a Saturday.
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Cinco de Mayo is dangerous on a Saturday.

Once again it's Cinco de Mayo and gaggles of gringos will belly up to the bar and order Margaritas or tequila shots until they are too drunk to walk. So, of course, they must drive. I think I'll stay off the highways tonight. I love an icy margarita, served in a stemmed glass large enough to double ...
by nib
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Making an old MacBook snappy with a SSD
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Making an old MacBook snappy with a SSD

InklingBooks, Great post, I read it with real interest. You’ve really got me thinking about a SSD now. I've got the same MacBook and I'm still satisfied with it. I got a refurbished Mac Mini from the Apple store and for some reason it came with 4 GB installed instead of the 2 GB that the product des...