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by George the Flea
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The new Avenir: StoryMill
Replies: 44
Views: 8085

Additionally, Scrivener supports Story Mill style linked notation! Select the range of text you wish to annotate, and press Cmd-L. I tried using this back when I was still trying to force Scrivener to give me external annotations. I just tried it with 1.11, and it has improved a lot. Back in 1.0.x,...
by George the Flea
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The new Avenir: StoryMill
Replies: 44
Views: 8085

StoryMill and Scrivener are catering to the same general audience, but have very different strengths and weaknesses. Here's some details to help Scrivener users figure out if they should try StoryMill (or people who don't own either evaluate which one might be most worth the download). So you know m...
by George the Flea
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Things
Replies: 140
Views: 22323

jottce wrote:I tried both OmniFocus and Things and ended up buying OF because it seemed more congenial to how I think.


When the structure of a program makes sense to you, there's no point in fighting it. :)
by George the Flea
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: SOHO Notes
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

I'm not familiar with using SOHO Notes (uninstalled it immediately when I downloaded the demo because it littered my system with junk), but if you're looking for sidebar notes/documents/etc. manager both Yojimbo and Together are very cool. (I know Yojimbo was already mentioned, but I wanted to give ...
by George the Flea
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: omnifocus
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: omnifocus

I don't need or want a full project manager. But I do need something that will bring emails, files, calendar, etc together in one place and then reach out to Word (or some wp which is Word compatible) to grade papers and then email them back. OmniFocus isn't really appropriate for this. I'm somewha...
by George the Flea
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: skEdit 4 is out
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

skEdit 4 is out

http://skti.org/ Get it while it's hot. skEdit is a text editor that excels at internet editing (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.). I switched over to TextMate from skEdit 3 a while back, but version 4 is a very tempting prospect. Some things to note: - TextMate is more powerful in general, but has a much steep...
by George the Flea
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scribbles is the most awesome drawing software ever
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

In case folks aren't aware, version 1.1 just came out with the following features (among others): Performance optimizations - should improve drawing on older computers. Tablet pen eraser support (just flip your pen over to erase). High-resolution output (for export, print, and copying). Allows you t...
by George the Flea
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Things
Replies: 140
Views: 22323

Am I the only person in the Mac universe who isn't in love with tags? I can never remember what word I might have used to tag something. :-( Tagging isn't for everyone; for many people the necessity of coming up with a cohesive tagging system is more of a time-waster than if they just relied on the...
by George the Flea
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Tagging and Leap
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

It's worth noting that Leap is not a true file system tagging solution. Although they've got plans to export Leap tags to Spotlight comments, if you want to browse your tags effectively you need to use Leap. That said, it's promising software. I interviewed the developer about Leap shortly after the...
by George the Flea
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Things
Replies: 140
Views: 22323

Midnight Inbox is another Mac-only, and I wouldn't recommend it for most users. It's very strict about doing things its way. iGTD's interface is terrible. OmniFocus's implementation for nested projects/sub-projects is far superior. I have hope for iGTD 2, but at the moment there aren't many reasons ...
by George the Flea
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scribbles is the most awesome drawing software ever
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

I was at the Berkeley Mac User Group meeting when KidPix was first shown in beta. The dump truck/trash got a full standing ovation. :D KidPix was pure class. I remember there was some tool or other (an eraser?) that resulted in an explosion noise and pulsating target-style lines. I'd use the tool o...
by George the Flea
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scribbles is the most awesome drawing software ever
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

I suspect there's lag on some tools and less on others. The only slow-downs I noticed in my (admittedly short) trial run were when I zoomed or dragged and it had to redraw all the junk that I'd been drawing outside the viewport. Full screen + tracing = !!! I wish I had a tablet so I could try the pr...
by George the Flea
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Things
Replies: 140
Views: 22323

Glad you all enjoyed the screencast! Thanks for the kind words.
by George the Flea
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scribbles is the most awesome drawing software ever
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Scribbles is the most awesome drawing software ever

I feel like I'm back in grade school playing with KidPix, only the interface is far, far better. Scribbles It does one thing (drawing), but it does it fantastically well and the interface is so well designed that it's worth downloading the trial version just to see it (even if you don't need drawing...
by George the Flea
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Transmit
Replies: 16
Views: 3716

Same here with Yummy ... couldn't get it to connect to my ftp account on the university server, which Transmit does with consummate ease That's hilarious. I switched to Yummy because, while I thought the interface was several notches below Transmit's in polish, it was far more reliable for connecti...