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Ulysses Turns 19


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Ulysses, a writing app and markdown editor, turns 19. It adds material sheets, mouse and track support on iPad and keywords in Markdown Files and provides various fixes.

Ulysses Sheet Layout

This writing app offers a different approach to turning your ideas into text. The basic unit is not so much a document but rather a “sheet.” A sheet is where the nugget of your idea, sentences or paragraphs are entered. Once you have created several sheets, you can order and nest them into groups for export in various ways.

Ulysses Cloud and Folder Support

By storing your Ulysses file in the cloud, you can work from your Mac or iOS device anytime the urge or impulse to write strikes you. The developer states “On iPad and iPhone, you’re now able to embed external folders from locations in the Files app, such as cloud storage providers or Git clients, and edit the contained files with Ulysses.” The ability to sync requires a subscription.

A main idea behind this writing app is to help the writer spend more time getting the thoughts down and less time worrying about formatting. The goal is to take the stress off of what the finished document will look like and help the attention be focused on the ease of entering the text and idea.

Ulysses Mouse Support Apple recently introduced mouse and trackpad support for iOS and Ulysses takes advantage of this.

You can try Ulysses for free. Download it from the App Store. All subscription plans contain a free trial. It is fully functional and syncs to all your Macs, iPads and iPhones.

So, if you are interested in trying out a new way to think about document creation, check out Ulysses.

Posted in Accessories

Magic Keyboard PreOrder Available


Magic Keyboard © Apple Inc.Today, Apple is allowing pre-orders for the new Magic Keyboard for the 4th generation iPad Pro 12.9″ and 2nd generation 11″ iPad Pro models.

The prices start at $349 for the 12.9 and $299 for 11″ model.

Make sure you order the correct keyboard for your device and in the correct language/layout. Right now, expected delivery times are between April 24 and May 1, 2020.

 

Posted in Uncategorized

iWork for iOS Updates


Apple has release updates for iWork for Mac and iOS versions. The updates include trackpad support with iPad OS 13.4, new themes and iCloud Drive folder sharing.

Keynote has new features like:

  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13. Learn more
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them. Learn more
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned theme chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included. Learn more
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.

You can learn more about the updates for iOS here:

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Posted in App

Nike Training Club Premium Free


 

This morning, after my morning run, in my Nike Run Club app was a message. Nike is trying to help us all stay healthy and active by providing its premium training for free until further notice. Right now, it is only available in the US.

The description of the app is as follows:

Nike Training Club helps you reach your fitness goals. Get fit anytime, anywhere with free workouts across strength, endurance, yoga & mobility.

Every exercise and drill features our world-class Nike Master Trainers. From bodyweight workouts to full-equipment exercises, discover personalized workout recommendations, just for you.

FIND WORKOUTS FOR ALL LEVELS

The Nike Training Club workout library includes:

• Body-part focused workouts targeting your abs, arms, shoulders, glutes, and legs

• Strength, endurance, yoga, and mobility workouts

• Workout times ranging from 15-45 Minutes

• Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

• Low, Moderate and High Intensity

• Bodyweight only, Light and Full Equipment

• Time-based and Rep-based options

You may want to take advantage of this offer. The message is reproduced below. Make sure you download the NTC App, not the Nike Run Club app.

At Nike, our world is sport, but sport is not our whole world.

We’re evolving as the world evolves and we want to help you stay healthy and active with your fellow teammates because now, more than ever, it’s one of the most important things for all of us.

We’re all playing as one team, so starting today and until further notice, we’re giving free access to NTC Premium to all Nike Members.

Update your NTC App to the most recent version to enjoy on-demand class-style workouts, programs, and expert tips.

GET NTC PREMIUM

FAQs
I am currently subscribed to NTC Premium on my Apple device, can I get a refund?
Monthly Subscribers: We recommend you cancel your subscription to enjoy the same NTC Premium content you already love for free.
Annual Subscribers: You’ll need to request a refund directly from Apple.

I am currently subscribed to NTC Premium on my Android device, can I get a refund?
Monthly Subscribers: We recommend you cancel your subscription to enjoy the same NTC Premium content you already love for free.
Annual Subscribers: Please contact us.

When will NTC Premium be available in other countries?
Currently, NTC Premium is only available in the US. We are looking to expand into more countries.

Posted in Commentary

Working from Home – Take Control Of Free Book


Take Control Books, a great resource for e-books to help you learn various apps and how to work with devices, has made a book Working from Home Temporarily available for free.

The book helps explain how to set up a home office and balance work and home life for those not used to it.

All Take Control Books are delivered in 3 ebook formats, PDF, EPUB and Mobipocket (Kindle).

So, whether you are trying to learn more about the Mac Command Line with Terminal, How to Use Apple TV or 1Password, there is probably an ebook for you.