The Brydge Air must be the most complete, most user-friendly keyboard for an iPad Air 2 or an iPad Air, giving you the best typing experience on the market. This keyboard turns your iPad in a true mini notebook, complete with backlit keys and the Mac-like shortcuts like the Command-Tab key combination to switch apps.
Cute. That was the first word that I thought of when I first saw it unpacked. Hahnel’s ProCube is a charger for Li-Ion camera batteries as well as rechargeable AA batteries. It comes with several switchable trays to accommodate several different camera batteries. It’s a great charger for a good price.
A couple of years ago I reviewed Hazel 3. I found it an indispensable tool if you want to automate file operations by defining conditional rules. Today, Noodlesoft released Hazel 4 and it has become even better than version 3.
Ergonis Software today announced the release of Typinator 6.9, a new version of their popular text expander. The new version offers improved import of TextExpander snippets, an extended DOuble CAps exceptions set, support for the Sogou input method for Chinese, and more.
Autodesk is synonym with AutoCAD and the Maya 3D animation software, but the company also has one of the best sketching and painting applications money can buy. Currently in its eight reincarnation and available under the terms of a yearly subscription fee of some 20 Euros, SketchBook Pro 8 is a dream for designers, artists and people who like to make their inspiration flow by doodling.
Yet another cheat sheet for keyboard shortcuts KeyCue 8 is not. It’s an extensible command centre for people who can’t memorise the thousands of shortcuts across applications, who want to add their own and want to access app commands without having to drag the mouse to a menu option.
In the pursuit of task managers done right, I investigated several applications, starting with OmniFocus. I went on trying out Things and The Hit List and today I am reviewing 2Do, the last of the task managers I found to run on the Apple platforms. Ironically, the last also proved to be the best.
Ulysses for Mac is simply gorgeous, blends in with El Capitan completely and has minimal design written over every aspect of its interface. The sheet of paper concept that you’ll find in MS Word has been abandoned. Instead, Ulysses gives you a perpetual writing environment. Ulysses has a toolbar that only slides down when you need it. There are screen modes that make everything disappear from vision, except your text and the blinking cursor. In short, Ulysses will never sit in the way of the two things you need to focus on: your thoughts and the sentences into which they are converted.
Ulysses 2.5 will be released on March the 8th. For iOS, Ulysses will come as a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPad Pro. The app is priced at US$24.99, but will be offered at an introductory price of US$19.99 for a limited time. For owners of the predecessor — Ulysses for iPad — the new version comes as a free update.
Meditation helps creativity. Zen meditation is a good example of how an activity can be used to attain quietude and rest. A state of mind is attained that opens up the creative gates. To get to the peace of mind that is needed to create “flow” in the first place, you can use less exotic […]