TextSoap 9.1 manipulates text, runs native on M1

TextSoap started out as a text “cleaning” app many, many moons ago. The tings you can do with it are still called “cleaning”, but perhaps we should really call this app a text manipulation app. Calling version 9.x a text cleaner is like calling iZotope’s RX9 Advanced an audio repair utility. Both have gone way beyond the functionality of their initial release.… Read More TextSoap 9.1 manipulates text, runs native on M1

Russia’s “special military operation” is a massacre and a criminal act against humanity. Buying Ukrainian software at the very least softens the economic blow to the country

The Russian war against Ukraine has led to the death of thousands of civilians and destroyed people’s homes and lives along with a massive amount of infrastructure. Since the start of the war, millions of people have fled Ukraine, mostly to neighbouring European countries. And of course, the Ukrainian economy is suffering too as a lot of businesses have been unable to keep working. … Read More Russia’s “special military operation” is a massacre and a criminal act against humanity. Buying Ukrainian software at the very least softens the economic blow to the country

Facebook, the problem that doesn’t need to be one

Facebook has been in the news a lot, lately, did you notice? It’s difficult not to. Personally, I don’t understand what the fuss is about. Any human being, young or old, should steer clear of any development by someone who states: “The suckers let me have all their data”, when he started his company. The key word in that sentence once uttered by mr. Zuckerberg was “suckers”. The use of that word didn’t bode well for any form of decency or empathy. But I understand some of us have difficulty grasping the notion of predatory behaviour. And yet, it shouldn’t be too difficult to stop Facebook from destroying communities and democracies worldwide… Read More Facebook, the problem that doesn’t need to be one

PDFpen Pro 13 review

PDFpenPro 13 has been released and it looks better than ever. Version 13 has a new UI design with a better organised Toolbar that adds the essential markup tools and an Editing Bar that adds a text formatting section and colour controls. Other look and feel improvements include modernised icons, and more.… Read More PDFpen Pro 13 review

Your Mac is a Zettelkasten note taking system

Originally an “analogue” index card system invented by a German academic, the zettelkasten (or slip box) note taking method is the subject of hefty discussions on Reddit and other note taking forums as to whether the best software to manage a zettelkasten is Roamer, Obsidian, DEVONthink, Bear app, Ulysses, Drafts, or the new kid on the block, Craft. As much as it’s a pleasure to read the pro and cons, the essence of the zettelkasten is that it’s an interlinked, richly connected system of atomic information.… Read More Your Mac is a Zettelkasten note taking system

Craft, the note taking app that combines a beautiful design with powerful functionality

In my pursuit of note taking apps for the zettelkasten method, I stumbled across a new app that I had briefly seen going by sometime around the end of 2020. Back then, I thought that it was yet-another-app like Bear and Notes and Drafts and… As I wanted to write an article on software that fits a zettelkasten system, at this point in time I thought I’d give it a go. It wasn’t love at first sight, but upon digging deeper, I found a true gem and one that shines for zettelkasten purposes too.… Read More Craft, the note taking app that combines a beautiful design with powerful functionality