Typora – Yet another Markdown Editor

Trying out a new text editor The application Typora seems to work quite well, so far. I put in the markdown syntax for a level II header and it has changed it automatically in the view mode as soon as I went down to the next paragraph. I’m wondering how it compares with Byword and that is rather going to depend upon whether there is a version of the application Read More …

Specialist Requirements For Editing Text

It’s something we all have to do on our computers, editing text, maybe in iWriter or in Scrivener. Most of what I do requires getting ideas out of my head and into plain text. It’s the words and the ideas that are important and for sure I don’t need to create a Word document for that. There are times when you do need to take it a step further and Read More …

Animated Text Generator In Motion 5 And Final Cut Pro X

When you are making movies for your YouTube videos it is inevitable that at some point in time you will want to include some text in your movie. Not only that, but you will also want to have animated text rather than the straightforward plain vanilla text. It is a video with moving pictures, after all so it does need movement to draw the eye, and if you animate text Read More …

Apple’s Photos App – Better with Extensions

Better and Easier Having moved on from Aperture to the Apple Photos application I’m pleased to see that it is getting better and even easier to use. There were improvements to the application when El Capitan arrived and now it is improving further with extensions. It is all so nicely integrated into the application it makes it easy to use features from other applications right from within Photos. A couple Read More …

Magic Trackpad 2 for the Mac with Force Touch

The joys of being a Mac aficionado I’ve only just upgraded to El Capitan and DragonDictate and now something else new. The trackpad on my iMac which is about four years old, same age as the iMac itself has been getting slightly temperamental lately. I started to notice that it wasn’t always behaving itself, maybe about six months ago, but it was a rare problem. With the new Force Touch Read More …

Third Party Extensions in Apple Photos App

Moving forward with Photos app on Mac OS X I was delighted yesterday, to see some of my favourite photo applications from MacPhun have all been updated to work in Photos App as extensions. When I was an Aperture user I had this sort of capability with many of my applications including the favourite I used for HDR photos. With the demise of Aperture and the change to Photos App, Read More …

Upgrading to El Capitan and Dragon For Mac 5

Today is a day for upgrading El Capitan is going to be available today, but I don’t think I’m going to get updates because already have the gold master version of the operating system on my iMac. I’ve had El Capitan on the Mac for a week or so now and it doesn’t seem hugely different. I have only just got around to trying out the split screen view which Read More …

Dragon for Mac is the new DragonDictate

Updating to the latest version When you use an application all of the time, it’s only natural you want to keep up-to-date and have the latest and greatest version of that app. So when DragonDictate informed me a new version was available, I upgraded straightaway. As often happens with these applications, it is a case of two steps forward and one step back. Some things get better and some things Read More …

ForkLift my Files and FTP

    I find it difficult to resist an application when it is available on offer. Every Tuesday I get an email sent to me called Two Dollar Tuesday. So any of the applications they have are available for two dollars. Often the discount can be as much as 80%. So an application could normally be a $20 App, I get for two dollars instead. This week the application that tempted Read More …