Ulysses 19 hits the streets

You know Scrivener, don’t you? Well, Scrivener is a lovely and very powerful editing app, but it somehow falls short in the user-experience and user interface department. But, honestly, Scrivener did have a few advantages over Ulysses, such as the ability to have research notes that are excluded from export. And yes, I did write: “did have”. Read on…… Read More Ulysses 19 hits the streets

Generous offer from Affinity to prospective users

These are trying times, not just because you can get severely ill but also because the Covid-19 pandemic is already causing serious economic trouble with, especially, freelances like myself and small companies suffering the hardest blows — our group rarely has decent protection against a recession.… Read More Generous offer from Affinity to prospective users

BBEdit turns 13 and makes Grep a whole lot easier

In human years, BBEdit turns well over 30 and with that age comes wisdom. Lots of it. Besides having become better at following Apple’s luminance schemes, the venerable text editor now offers a vastly simpler way to create Grep patterns, a Grep cheat sheet and the ability to create rectangular selections in documents with Soft Wrap Text set to active.… Read More BBEdit turns 13 and makes Grep a whole lot easier

How to become a professional artist/illustrator

How do you become a professional artist in an age where almost everything we do is challenged by AI-driven generators, filters and what else is there? “Professional” means that you can live at least partly from what you create. If we hold on to that definition of the word, there are many categories of visual artists with some of them earning a lot more than others, so the first thing to decide when you’re thinking about making a career out of art is why you’re doing it and what you’re willing to sacrifice.… Read More How to become a professional artist/illustrator

Ulysses 18 is ready for iOS 13 and iPadOS, syncs via Dropbox

Ulysses will receive its 17th update on September 30. Although Ulysses already had its own dark mode and split view, version 18 will support the new iOS 13 Dark Mode as well as the new system Split View on iPad. But, perhaps more importantly, with version 18 you will be able to save your files outside of the app’s library. In the process, Ulysses becomes independent of iCloud for synchronisation as you can now use Dropbox… Read More Ulysses 18 is ready for iOS 13 and iPadOS, syncs via Dropbox

Affinity Publisher is an InDesign killer

Serif, the developers of Affinity Photo and Designer, last week released their much-anticipated publishing app, Affinity Publisher. The new layout design app comes with a good deal of unique and very clever features, including “StudioLink”, an integration system – that re-defines the adjective “seamless” – between Publisher and their Designer and Photo apps.… Read More Affinity Publisher is an InDesign killer