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 been using for years – Drafts. Drafts 4 was a handy little app for capturing […]

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 Photos app. It’s quite capable, on macOS. On iOS, though, it lacks quite a few […]

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 I’d read about it using a subscription for syncing, and assumed that meant their own […]

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 process is over, I’m sharing my experience in case it’s useful to anyone considering a […]

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 be used in all sorts of ways. It was well worth the money I paid […]