Late in 2011, I started doing something I hadn’t done for at least seven years. I started keeping an analog journal.
I’ve always been an erratic journaler, more streaky than the tears of a clown. I have seasons of daily scribbles, followed by months of silence. But one thing was consistent for the last seven years … all that journaling was hacked into a keyboard for digital capture by an asortment of different programs.… Read more▹
I reviewed Ulysses 2 a few years ago in anticipation of NaNoWriMo. I thought it was an impressive writing tool that’s merits consideration for any longer writing project. (I’ve used it some myself, though most of my writing projects have been shorter the last few years.) It’s one of those apps that might leave you scratching your head when you first open it, but once you’ve taken the time to learn a little about it, you see the possibilities blossom.… Read more▹
Last fall, I wrote an overview of writing apps available for the iPad. It was already a competitive space, and others have continued to crowd in. Between the comments left about apps that I missed in the first showdown, plus a few others since released, I decided it was time for The iPad Writing Apps Showdown 2.… Read more▹
I’m working on a review, but you should know, if you don’t already, that Scrivener 2.0 shipped yesterday. Many new features and update, but most of all is the ability to sync data back and forth with a few iPad apps via Dropbox.… Read more▹
The iPad has settled nicely into my workflow as a device for capturing and shaping ideas for content. Most of my recent writing has been drafted in the focused simplicity of my iPad, then polished and published from my laptop.… Read more▹
The tagline for this site is Soul. Workflow. Mac., but I’m aware that I’ve spent more time writing here about Mac and workflow lately than about the soul. Certainly the iPad has contributed to this as many of us are learning how it can reshape our workflows. (And there will be more about this, as there are some software reviews I have in the works.)
But about the soul…I’m still passionate about shaping the soul, and plan to continue to write about that part of creative work.… Read more▹