Posted in App, Review

Flow by Moleskine


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.

 

 

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Posted in Developer

 WWDC 2019 – Write Code – Blow Minds


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.

You can add the event to your calendar.

 

 

 

Posted in App

Ulysses v16 – Ghost Publishing and iPad Split View


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.

 

Posted in Specs

iOS 12.3.1 Released Quickly After 12.3


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Shortly after releasing iOS 12.3, Apple has just released another update, iOS 12.3.1.

Apple states:

iOS 12.3.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
  • Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

You can read about it here.

Posted in App

iWork for iOS updated


Apple’s suite of apps for presenting, creating documents and keeping up with numbers has been updated for iOS.

Keynote has the following updates and improvements:

  • Make It Move – draw a path with your finger or Apple Pencil to animate an object across the slide
  • Animate Objects – Add emphasis to presentations with action build effects, including move, rotate, and scale animations
  • Animated GIFs – Create and share an animated GIF by exporting one or more slides
  • Edit presenter notes while presenting or rehearsing a slideshow
  • Improved performance while collaborating on presentations

Pages has the following updates and improvements:

  • Table of Contents View
  • Save and Sync Shapes
  • Create and Sync Templates

Numbers has the following updates and improvements:

  • Table Improvements – Make precise changes to table row and column counts and sizes with the Format pane
  • Sync Templates – Create templates to use as a model for new spreadsheets, and access them on any device using iCloud
  • Smart Categories Enhancements – Performance and usability improvements to Smart Categories
  • Increased maximum zoom level to 400%

To update, on your iOS device, go to App Store > Updates and select the apps to update.

 

 

Posted in Tips

iOS 12.2 Released


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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.

Posted in App

Things 3 for iPad Update Brings Dark Mode


Things 3 for iPad is a $19.99 paid app that allows you to collect and organize your thoughts to help you plan your time for all of your To-Dos.

The most recent update adds the “dark mode” appearance. In the app, tap on the gear icon > Appearance > Dark. You can also “Switch Automatically” based on the display brightness.

To learn more about Things 3, watch the video below and check out the FAQs.