Categories
Tech

Apple Silicone iPhone 7 Case

I’m on my third one, and if I bought a new iPhone today I would purchase another. I just can’t seem go without a case because I do drop my phone and I cannot stand to have scratches and dings on my devices. First world problems, yes, but it drives me absolutely bonkers. Apple likes […]

Categories
Tech

Tweaks for Better Twitter

This is another attempt to speak a little grace and hope into the way you think about social media, particularly Twitter. If you use Twitter instead of Facebook, you already have an advatage. Twitter doesn’t require a follow back or “friending,” and this means you can follow whoever you want. Conversely, people can follow you […]

Categories
Tech

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 […]

Categories
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 šŸ”„ 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 […]

Categories
Productivity Tech

Ulysses is šŸ”„

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. Iā€™m not, however, going to post a bunch of pictures because their website does a […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
Productivity Tech

9.7″ Smart Keyboard vs. 10.5″

Although I loved typing on the 9.7ā€ Smart Keyboard, Iā€™m happy to report that the 10.5ā€ is significantly bigger.

Categories
Productivity Tech

Typing on the 9.7″ Smart Keyboard

For the past several months, my 9.7″ iPad Pro has functioned as my laptop and my 15″ MacBook Pro as my desktop. Right from the start, I was blown away at how easy it is to type on 9.7″ Smart Keyboard. Most of the posts on this site since the beginning of May have been […]