I'm using a new Markdown editor I just found out about – MWeb to write and upload this post. I'm using the 'Lite' version as a trial for now to see how useful it will be. Primary use for this editor will be as a note-taking app and as a note organiser on my Mac. I wanted something lightweight and fast as other apps I have been using like Evernote and OneNote are beginning to get a bit laggy.
One of my favourite Markdown editors in Mac, Byword, has added the ‘premium’ feature (via in-app purchase) to publish directly onto my favourite blogging platform WordPress, as well as in Blogger, tumblr and Evernote. I use WordPress in all my blogs but have also been using Evernote quite extensively recently to gather useful info both for personal and professional work. So, although this premium feature comes at relatively steep pricing of £2.99 ($4.99), especially given the fact that I purchased Byword at a significantly discounted price (of £2.99), I think this add-on is worth its price if you want quick and easy publishing to your blog from a very good markdown editor on Mac. I don’t know if Byword for iOS has also been updated with this pubishing feature, but hope it is, as I also use it on my iPad quite a lot, particularly while taking notes during the meeting and just writing bits and pieces of thoughts whenever I’m in the field or travelling with my iPad.
If you, like me, work with multiple monitors, and are annoyed with the major operating systems’ (Windows, Mac OS) lack of support in terms of extending the task/menu bar natively, at the very least, you might find these two free applications like a blessing. There are paid applications on Windows like Actual Multiple Monitors but for me the price for what I need (just a task/menubar showing open applications, and application icons) is just too much. And both these free apps are more than adequate for what I need, you might even want to donate a few bucks for each of these apps if you like them. So here they are:
Dual Monitor Taskbar (Win 7): http://sourceforge.net/projects/dualmonitortb/
SecondBar (Mac OS): http://blog.boastr.net/?page_id=79
Its been a while I have written anything on technology, or should I say haven’t written anything at all. Anyway, I have been looking for a way to extend menubar on my Mac as soon as I got a second monitor almost two years ago. I had been using utility-apps like DejaMenu or MenuPop to get access to menu items on the second monitor, however, not having an actual menubar on the second monitor was quite inconvenient. Just a couple of weeks ago, while searching for ways to extend menubar to the second monitor, I came across SecondBar , although it is still a beta-app, it works great. My second monitor finally looks like it’s a part of an extended display, a part of my mac desktop! Occasionally, SecondBar has problem showing all the menu items from an application but it is rectified by relaunching the app. Its certainly a great app for its purpose, and I still wonder why there aren’t any app to extend menubar with full functionality on Mac as so many of us actually extend our display with a second or even a third monitor these days. Definitely worth a try!
Well, I’m planning to write a review/user experience of sorts a bit later on my first ever Android phone, HTC desire but for the moment I thought I should try out the WordPress app on my phone. It’s a bit of a pain typing anything long on the phone but I must say I’m finding my HTC desire much eas
ier than my ipod touch. The suggestion feature works well too. Besides I’m not going to make it much longer. Also I couldn’t be bothered to go to length to get a screenshot (needs you to install sdk on a computer and get screenshot from there!), so this post is now done
So here it is, my first blog post from an Android phone. Just to put an image on the post, I’m uploading a picture taken using the phone