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Should I Tweet This?

I hear people ask that frequently, but it’s something I rarely consider. Maybe I should, but I think people who ask this question have a different perspective on the function of social media than I do. I get it. People are concerned that others will perceive their tweets as attempts to brag or show off. […]

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Bible Greek Hebrew Productivity Tech

On Reading Groups

There is only one type of reading group I have stuck with and enjoyed, and that’s a digital reading group of two. I once made the mistake of trying to lead a Facebook reading group. Won’t do that again. It just takes too much time to maintain all the join requests and administrative notifications, and […]

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Productivity Tech

Twist for Reading Team Communication

The company that makes Todoist just released a team messaging app called Twist. I love Todoist so when a friend messaged me about this I was definitely interested. Having used Twist for a couple days, I’m not so sure if it is going to work for us. He and I have used Todoist over the […]

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Moving from Google Photos to Apple Photos

Why I’ve used Google Photos as an automatic photo backup since 2011. I didn’t start using the iCloud/Apple Photos combo until late in 2015. I spent downtime during the past few days making sure copies of everything pre-2015 was moved over to Apple Photos because I’m think about taking all my pics and videos out […]

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Productivity Tech

Posts on Writing & Notes Apps

Here are a few posts I’ve written on the four writing and notes apps I use: Apple Notes, GoodNotes, Word, and Ulysses. Ulysses is 🔥 Word for Mac & iOS My Two Notetaking Apps (Apple Notes and GoodNotes) Reading & Digital Notetaking (GoodNotes) I’m pretty happy with this workflow, and each apps seems to be […]

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Productivity Tech

Ulysses is 🔥

Ulysses is the best writing app for Mac and iOS. It is a gorgeous, minimal, markdown writing environment that does just about everything perfectly. I write everything in Ulysses except academic papers and classroom assessments. First, the app is beautiful. I’m not, however, going to post a bunch of pictures because their website does a […]

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Aramaic Greek Hebrew PhD Productivity Tech

Word for Mac & iOS

For writing anything more than a note, I use two apps: Ulysses and Word. I like one of them and tolerate the other. I’m just going to tell you about Word today, the one I tolerate. If I weren’t a student and a teacher, I would never touch Word because Ulysses is absolutely sublime. If […]

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Productivity Tech

PDF Expert Rocks

First of all, Readdle rocks. Everything the company makes is quality. If you need to print from your iPad at work, Printer Pro works really well. Spark is a really nice iPad and Mac email client, and Documents is a sweet little file manager. But if you only check out one of their apps, it […]

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Greek Hebrew Productivity Tech

Greek Polytonic on iOS

If you have an external keyboard attached, you can actually type polytonic Greek on an iOS device. It used to be more hassle than it was worth to use an iOS device and an external keyboard, but the release of the iPad Pros and the Smart Keyboard changed the game. You add Greek and Hebrew […]

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Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew Tech

Ways of Reading

Here’s a collection of posts I’ve written on different ways of reading original language texts. I find myself frequently moving from one way of reading to another. Sometimes I read one way for a week or a month or a year, but it’s bound to change. That’s a theme that runs throughout the posts. There […]