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    This thing, you need. Run your smartphone for days.

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    I use this cleaner for my iPhone, iPad 3, iPad mini and MacBook Pro. It’s great all-around and won’t mess up the oleophobic coating on iOS device screens.

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    Adonit Jot Pro is an awesome capacitive touch stylus for iPad & other tablets.

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    Even if you consider yourself a casual doodler or note-taker, you’ll love this well designed stylus. Built for Paper by FiftyThree, the iPad app — however, many other apps support Pencil.

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Tuesday
May102011

Negativity

Some not good luck and negativity.

I’m going to keep this short, because there are still a few other things that are pressing. I’ve been meaning to post for one week now, but haven’t been able to, due to a combination of being busy, tired, hurt and sick. I’m not sure what caused it, but I genuinely felt close to death several days ago. Blogging was on my mind, but I wasn’t about to endure more agony for it. 

Zen Brush art created on iPhone 4. (Bradtastic)

I wrote what I could, when I could—and I must say, Day One Journal (at App Store. currently for iPhone and Mac desktop) has been an amazing thing. Simple and straightforward, uncluttered and synced with Dropbox, Day One is a perfect tool for getting a little something jotted down from wherever. On the iPhone, tidbits, observations, random thoughts and “captain’s logs” can be quickly tapped out and saved. At the desktop, longer posts can be thoughtfully composed and edits can be made to shorthand, quick iPhone-made entries. (FMI: I need to remember to give TextExpander a look)

I should add that, although I really like the desktop app (and I really like the people behind Day One), I still think that the price is a little steep for what is currently offered. I’ve been told several times that features are being added for upcoming versions and that the price isn’t likely to change. Also, good news for iPad owners, the iOS app is going to be made universal. The combined benefits of these additions justifies the $9.99 price to me, but because I’m fairly sure the price of the Mac app won’t go up, it’s not unreasonable to wait if you think you’d have buyer’s remorse—or that the current lack of features would cause the app to somehow fall into disuse. Really, it’s too good for that.

I should also add: supporting the Day One app devs is worthy. The apps are worth using, as is. There’s not a lot wrong with either… I just wish there was a little more (like a separate title field, completely plain text export, password protection on the desktop app).

So—much of my writing has been private, and much of it isn’t bloggable for one reason or another. Some of it just isn’t likely to be interesting to anyone else, some of it isn’t likely to make sense to anyone else, and some of it… just isn’t appropriate.

Hopefully I’m over the worst of the physical problems and side effects caused by poison my medicine. Next week, I hope things are back to the new normal. This much I know—I’ll have plenty to share at Bradtastic Defined. I suppose that with Playstation Network still down, I’ll have stuff to share at Bradtastica as well. 

Maybe sometime soon I’ll share my new desk setup as well. It’s fairly kick-ass; enough-so that I’m going to take one of those artsy social-network-site-style camera-phone shots of it instead of using my SLR. If you have Netflix (watch instantly), get an overdose of Top Gear!

 

And you’ll have more from me soon.

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