Simplenote: An Even Better Notes App?

Apr 01, 11 Simplenote: An Even Better Notes App?

Posted by in Mac, Reviews

Simplenote. It’s exactly what the name suggests, and not a whole lot more. Where Evernote brings massive amounts of features (capture anything, in any format, on any device), Simplenote revels in doing the exact opposite. It’s plain-text only, meaning no formatting. Its organization is based entirely on tagging. And, in...

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Evernote: The Best Note Taking App?

Feb 23, 11 Evernote: The Best Note Taking App?

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Someone says “it’s an online, synchronized, digital notebook.” Quick, what do you think of? It’s probably Evernote. (this is part 2 in a series on What’s the Best Note-Taking App of All?) In the domain of note-taking software, Evernote is the 800-pound gorilla. It’s a juggernaut with features upon...

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What’s The Best Note-Taking App of All?

Feb 20, 11 What’s The Best Note-Taking App of All?

Posted by in iPhone, Mac, Reviews

Hey. Want to know a secret? My memory sucks. It’s always been laughable… but it’s gotten a lot worse. And I blame it on technology. Well, OK, that’s not really fair— because it’s not really “blame”. In fact, I kinda asked for it. Ever since I started taking notes on a Handspring Visor...

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OneNote’s Massive Failure: Are You Learning?

Feb 11, 11 OneNote’s Massive Failure: Are You Learning?

Posted by in iPhone

No matter how great your app is, if you mess this up, it will fail. I’m talking, of course, about user experience. Not design, not implementation. Listen. User experience (UX) is tough. No one’s denying that. In fact, it’s one of the hardest parts of software design. The people who are most engaged in building the...

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Malaria? Just another app on your Mosquito™

Jan 18, 11 Malaria? Just another app on your Mosquito™

Posted by in Futurism, News

Microsoft Research has a new patent that’s sure to get people buzzing. (I had to.) The patent involves reverse-engineering the dangerous viruses commonly carried by insects and using those same insects to spread “good” or antidotal versions of the virus. The beauty of this is that the same successful disease...

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iPad 3 and the End of Buttons

Jan 13, 11 iPad 3 and the End of Buttons

Posted by in Futurism

Someday, the iPad and iPhone will shed even their Home button. At least, that’s the thought behind some new features discovered in the new iOS beta. Version 4.3, which was released to developers earlier today, has several new gestures in place. They enable navigation without ever touching the Home button, letting you...

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