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by rebecca
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: kindle for reading or ipad???
Replies: 49
Views: 6273

Re: kindle for reading or ipad???

i am in awe. i could just as easily jump the grand canyon flat-footed as read a big book on my iphone. my eyes blur, and stay blurred, after more than a few minutes' reading on it. do you have any idea how fortunate you are???? "Before this, I used to read books on iPhone (as lengthy as the com...
by rebecca
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: kindle for reading or ipad???
Replies: 49
Views: 6273

Re: kindle for reading or ipad???

it's matte finish, a dark charcoal. they call it "graphite" and that's accurate. it's about the color of hematite, without the sheen of hematite. i think it looks good. it's easy to lose myself in a book and forget all about the kindle while reading with it.
by rebecca
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: kindle for reading or ipad???
Replies: 49
Views: 6273

Re: kindle for reading or ipad???

i ended up buying the new kindle dx. i nearly drove myself dippy, trying to decide between the kindle 2 and the dx. the deciding factor for the dx is that i have to read a lot of docs on the computer for my job and reading on a computer for long hours gives me headaches, which, after i thought it th...
by rebecca
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Anyone Into Mind Mapping?
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: Anyone Into Mind Mapping?

i use mindjet mind manager and flying logic. both are excellent, but for a writer flying logic may be best. inspiration is a simple mind mapping software for kids; works great. also curio has decent mind mapping and does a lot of other brainstorming things besides. just for the record: i NEVER mind ...
by rebecca
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Looking for research software
Replies: 15
Views: 2998

Re: Looking for research software

i tried various things after i switched to mac -- circus ponies notebook, eagle filer, devonthink pro office, and filemaker pro. they are all good, but after a time i realized that filemaker pro and devonthink pro office were miles ahead of the others in both power and usability. i discarded everyth...
by rebecca
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: kindle for reading or ipad???
Replies: 49
Views: 6273

Re: kindle for reading or ipad???

thanks amber!

do you think the Kindle2 is adequate for what i'm talking about, or would i be better with the dx?
by rebecca
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: kindle for reading or ipad???
Replies: 49
Views: 6273

Re: kindle for reading or ipad???

uh ... guys ... aside from the fact that i didn't understand ANYTHING that you've been saying (however much i enjoyed it, of course!) i'm still wondering: if i want to download books and read them + annotate some of them and then move the annotations for other use, is the kindle the best way to go? ...
by rebecca
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: kindle for reading or ipad???
Replies: 49
Views: 6273

kindle for reading or ipad???

Are there any Kindle users on this board? How well does the ipad work for reading? I've tried reading a few times on the iphone, and within a few minutes, the letters are swimming on the screen. Right now, I'm considering the Kindle for $190, but wonder if I should hold off a few months a buy an ipa...
by rebecca
Mon May 10, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iMac i7
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: iMac i7

I can see why you enjoy it so much! I think it's built for those activities.
by rebecca
Sun May 09, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iMac i7
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: iMac i7

What sorts of thing are you doing with it?
by rebecca
Sat May 08, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iMac i7
Replies: 4
Views: 918

iMac i7

I was at the Apple store, trying to find out why my 3-year-old iMac had suddenly stopped going on the internet via wireless. (Turned out to be a software glitch in the router rather than the iMac.) While I waited, I tried both the iPad and the new iMac 27" with the i7 processor. Result: Couldn'...
by rebecca
Wed May 05, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mozy or iDisk or DropBox .... ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4179

Re: Mozy or iDisk or DropBox .... ?

Forgot to say: I have the 50g version of Mozy, and use most of it.
by rebecca
Wed May 05, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mozy or iDisk or DropBox .... ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4179

Re: Mozy or iDisk or DropBox .... ?

I can't resist stepping into this discussion. I use my computers for a lot more than my writing. Their primary use is in my real job, which entails all sorts of different things, including photography, database, bulk mailing, research and heavy document and email use. I work from home a lot, which m...
by rebecca
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener for iPad
Replies: 292
Views: 44161

Re: Scrivener for iPad

"So having helped them build market share, they could turn around one day and decide you're now the competition so you're out of the app store." If what I've read is true, this is similar to what Microsoft did to Wordperfect, Quatro Pro, and a number of other successful pc softwares. What ...
by rebecca
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener for iPad
Replies: 292
Views: 44161

Re: Scrivener for iPad

Random thoughts: I am looking forward to 2.0. I thinks it's going to be fabulous. The iPad isn't even on the market yet. Based on what we've seen, what we'll get when it does ship may not rise to the level of gen 1. It sounds more like gen .5. I hope that KB moves forward with Scrivener 2.0 as quick...