teacher @highlandslatin,

OT PhD candidate, research expert @sbtslibrary

iOS 11 Wishlist

Here's the best podcast I've heard on this topic.

My top three wishes:

  • Dark mode
  • A better way to find the app you want in split view
  • Markdown support for Apple Notes

If we get all three, I'm doing an end zone dance on Monday. The last one is the least likely, dark mode seems 50/50, but if selecting apps in split view isn't greatly improved, the internet will spontaneously combust.

Several more:

  • Split view from either side of the screen, not just from the right
  • A unified, customizable control panel
  • 3D Touch on the iPad Pros
  • Improved UI for iMessage apps
  • Improved UI for Apple Music
  • Federico made drag and drop look pretty cool.
  • Apple Pencil support for the iPhone.
  • A more intelligent Siri — for example, she is a little slow and tells me the same joke a couple times a week. I'll be getting ready for work and wonder what time it is. "Hey, Siri." … wait for the ding … "What time is it." She'll say, "6:30am, time to go back to sleep" almost every day.
  • An enhanced Spotlight search so that one can use it to type to Siri — you can do this to an extent now, but I'd like it enhanced and promoted as the way to text Siri.
  • Improved iBooks app (I'm dreaming here, I know)
  • Significantly enhanced Mail app
  • Make Reminders an actual task manager.
  • Rename the Shared Links feature in Safari and make it a full blown RSS feed reader.

Keeping up with Technology

Reflections after Four Years of Teaching