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Leaving Bear and Using Drafts 5

It’s not long since I posted about trying out Bear for writing. Now I’ve ditched it again. Mostly, though, the problem wasn’t Bear as such, just a better alternative for me came along. An updated version of an app I’ve…

Trying Polarr

I’ve tried a few photo apps for iOS. Quite a few. None have quite measured up for one reason or another, but Polarr is looking pretty close. Most of the time, I’m ok with the editing tools in the standard…

Trying Bear

I’d heard plenty about Bear, the note-taking and writing app for iOS and macOS, but I’d dismissed it because it used its own sync service instead of iCloud. But I was wrong. It doesn’t, it does use iCloud. I think…

Apple Public Betas

I’d never used one of Apple’s betas before, always waiting until release date to start using the new versions. I’d heard that the early beta releases can be quite buggy, and I rely on my devices working. Now the beta…

Dropping Ulysses

I’ve been using Ulysses for writing for years now, and it’s great software. I didn’t generally use its export features, but it was a nice flexible writing environment. It’s folder structure made it simple, but powerful, and meant it could…

Panorama Stitcher: PanoEdit Returns

My favourite panorama stitching software, PanoEdit, vanished a few years ago. The version I had still worked, but I’d been quite aware ever since that if a new version of OS X came along that it didn’t work with any…

Dropping Evernote

I used to use Evernote for everything I possibly could use it for. I loved it. Now, I don't use it at all, and only keep it around while I'm moving data elsewhere. What went wrong? It's kind of a…

Trying: Using Striiv iOS App to Encourage More Walking

I’ve written at some length about using Fitbit to track my activity, and encourage me to do a bit more. It was somewhat effective, and I liked the device a lot. It was only moderately effective at getting me to…

New Yahoo! Weather App for iOS

Weather apps on the iPhone are a great playground for app developers. I’ve tried a few of them, but keep returning to WeatherPro from MeteoGroup – it isn’t the prettiest, but it’s got lots of data, fairly well presented. When…

1Password (Tools and Toys)

Stephen is right – I was in the same situation. The password I had to change was unique, so if someone cracks it, they only have the password to a Twitter account that’s now been changed anyway. Saved the new…