Ulysses, an interesting, eccentric writing app for OS X

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be the first in your field. Scrivener started off as an innovative fledgling among writing apps back in 2007 and now is a piece of software used by writers, researchers and journalists around the globe. But as Keith Blount has freely...

A quick look at IA Writer Pro

There’s an update on this subject here — and I’ve now got an instant refund for this very unsatisfactory app IA Writer was a pretty pivotal app for writing on the Mac when it came out a few years ago. There’d been simple writing apps before,...

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...

A pretty amazing discovery with the Windows RT tablet

The Microsoft Surface tablet I picked up on Amazon Ebay for £310 has a video out port and a USB port too. I happened to have a three or four quid mini HDMI cable lying around here which turns out to be the same as the video out on the thing. So… I plugged it...

Microsoft Word revision – the best solution yet

Yesterday I took delivery of a Microsoft Surface Tablet, yes the cheaper one running the cut-down Windows RT that the tech press have largely been so rude about. I’ll write about it in some detail later but it’s clear to me already that the tech press have...