Among the many features1 I like about Airmail, the super-quick email client for Mac, are the way it handles aliases – with the option to add multiple signatures – and the fact you can write messages in Markdown. And let’s not forget that keyboard shortcuts are widely supported.
While I paid full price for most of my Mac and iOS apps, you don’t have to. Black Friday, we are in you.
Your needs may not be the same as mine, which might explain why we’re using different apps. Reeder is just one example.
Anyone who watches/reads the news will be aware that antibiotics are having a hard time of it. They’re not as effective as they once used to be.
As I write there are just 12 hours left to get in and buy the latest bundle from Productive Macs.
Why should you bother? Well, I can give you two good reasons: Keyboard Maestro and Default Folder X. There might even be five more good reasons, but I have no experience of the other apps in this bundle – Notebook, FX Photo Studio Pro, Trickster, Vitamin-R and Numeric Notes.
If you’ve always wanted to try Keyboard Maestro and Default Folder X, now is as good a time as any. The bundle costs $29.99 (plus VAT where applicable). On its own, Default Folder X costs $34.95 and Keyboard Maestro costs $37.16, both plus tax. So you’re effectively getting one of these great apps free.
Editorial for iPad, a Markdown editor, enhances the writing experience and empowers the Markdown writer. The rest, its productivity-enhancing features and workflows, would be for nothing if it wasn’t first a great app, probably the best app, for writing in Markdown on an iPad.
There isn’t one, not here anyway. Perhaps I’ll write a review once I’ve had time to get beyond kicking the tyres. Instead, check out Federico Viticci’s Reinventing iOS automation: Editorial review on MacStories, which I believe marks out Editorial as the Swiss Army Knife of iPad writing tools. Early on, Viticci says: “Editorial makes me want to work from my iPad.”
That’s exactly how I felt without even plumbing the depths of the app’s powerful workflows feature. I would quite happily plant a keyboard in front of my iPad for the sole purpose of using Editorial. It works with Dropbox, which is the only encouragement I need to merge Editorial into my current workflow.
Viticci’s review of Editorial extends to 24K words and comes complete with its own contents. Maybe that’s why he also published it as an iBook, Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial.
How to declutter your email inbox, reduce distractions and reserve it for only important communications.
Apple’s keyboard shortcuts for iOS is one of those hidden features that it’s easy to overlook. Put those shortcuts to good use and type faster.
Chances are, if you write on the web you’ll want to use footnotes at some point. If you write in Markdown, here’s one solution.
A major update convinced me to give iOS email app Mailbox a second chance. Everything deserves a second chance