I’ve started to use the excellent iPhone app Next to keep track of my expenses. My bank has a utility that automatically tracks every purchase I make, but for me, being a notorious money spender, it’s kind of a therapeutic thing to be forced every time I buy something to actually acknowledge the expense and not just buying without thinking. It’s also a great way of keeping track of what kind of things I spend my money on.
Trying to display color corrected images on an iPad
A couple of weeks ago i bought the Spyder4Elite so I could color calibrate my Retina MacBook Pro 15“ and my Asus PA246 24” monitor. And the calibration works really well.
There is no way of color calibrate your iPad, because Apple has not given developers the ability to create or change the calibration of the screen. But Datacolor, the makers of the Spyder4 line of calibrators has solved the problem by making an app that connects to your Mac via your network and use the calibrator to calibrate their app called SpyderGallery. This enables you to see calibrated versions of your pictures inside the viewer. But the calibrated data only works in the SpyderGallery app.
Editorial iOS Markdown Text Editor
So I found a new favorite iPad text editor called Editorial. After reading Federico Viticci’s great review of Editorial on macstories.net I bought the app, because the creator Ole Zorn wrote one of my other favorite apps Pythonista. And Editorial is amazing!
I’ve must have gone through at least five different pens for iPad during the last couple of years. The Pogo Sketch with it’s flaky foam tip, a cheap Targus stylus that have a tendency to wear out rather quickly, rendering it useless. But when the Pogo Connect stylus by Ten One Design showed up with its pressure sensitive stylus, I knew I needed to get one. So this christmas I gave it to myself as a gift. Yes, I had been a good boy.
I really like the Blogsy blog app, but it have some annoying bugs and problems. Before the latest version, every time you made changes it added a lot of cruft in the HTML, specifically Apple span code that messed up the posts. So to my delight the latest version 3.3 fixed this problem. Unfortunately it seems a new bug has crept in. When editing old posts, it makes a duplicate copy of the post. If this bugs could be fixed, it would really be the best blog tool available. Because I prefer to write on my iPad vs my computer. hopefully this will be fixed soon and I’ll be in blogging heaven.
Update: Haven’t been able to reproduce the duplication error. There is a bug where where the paragraph button isn’t working as it should. Will be fixed in the next version apparently. here’s an update, 3.3.1 coming soon.