Flow by Moleskine is not just another app for those wanting to get ideas down on paper, it’s a productivity tool that allows you to fine tune what you want to capture on “paper” when inspiration strikes. This universal iOS app recently won an Apple 2019 design award.
The app features different drawing tools that can be fined tuned to your liking and saved. You can change nibs and ink flows. There are a wide variety of combinations and colors available and easily selectable. You can choose between different paper styles and colors.
Although there are some limits placed on tools and paper, there are more than enough combinations available. You can also export and share your work. The ability to undo in a variety of ways also makes this app useful.
The app is free to try for a few days. After that, there is a monthly or annual subscription price. Right now, following WWDC 2019, there is a 60% discount on the subscription. ($1.99 per month / $11.99 per year) It is not clear how long that may last.
You can also sync between iOS devices when you use the same Flow account.
So, this alternative to Paper is certainly worth trying.
Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference will take place in San Jose, CA June 3-7, 2019. The keynote address is Monday June 3 at 10 am pacific time. Typically, Apple uses this event to introduce its latest operating system that is in the works and to highlight recent activity. The event is also expected to be streamed live.
Ulysses is a great app for writers and others trying to get thoughts down and for publishing blogs. Using iCloud, you can work on your Mac and pick up where you left off on your iOS device and vice versa.
V 16 has new features and fixes. The new features include the ability to publish articles to the Ghost platform and a full featured iPad split view. So, in landscape orientation, you can keep two editors open at the same time or see an export preview while editing.
The ability to sync between iOS devices and your Mac requires a subscription.
Apple has updated iOS to version 12.2. The latest version provides support for Apple News+, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV, and includes four new Animoji. There are also bug fixes, improvements and security enhancements.
To check for an update for your compatible device join a WiFi internet connection, tap on Settings > General > Software Update. Of course, before updating, you should make a backup.