OneNote goes free for Windows… and on Mac

Microsoft’s OneNote is one of my favourite pieces of software, a great way for storing information, outlines and general ideas. The main drawbacks: it only worked on Windows, not Macs, though there are clients for Android, ioS and Windows Phone. And you needed...

Digital revision: some software solutions

Last October I took a look at the new version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet. I’d written about the first version of this thing a year before. Given that second article remains one of the best-read on the site there are clearly a lot of people looking for a...

Working up an outline in OneNote

As I’m sure has become clear around here over the years my working methods duck and weave with every new book. I’m currently trying the outlining-as-movie-script technique I wrote about recently. I like it but it needs a bit refining. Having faffed around...

Going on a software detox diet

A comment yesterday reminded me what a software junkie I used to be. Had I tried TextExpander instead of setting up auto-correct in Word? Of course. And Typinator. And probably lots else besides. I started using computers in the Eighties, when most of them were as...

The new revision desktop — Word and OneNote

There’s a revision job going on around here at the moment. Something I love. It’s a chance to put the last polish on a book. I’ve revised in lots of different ways over the years. Since 2013 is the year I intend to see if I can work in Office 2013...