Anyone who fancies a drawing app, get Procreate. Zero lag on ipad 3, ridiculously comprehensive brush customisation, lovely interface, e.g. sliders for brush size & opacity unobtrusively right there on the screen. Sketchbook is pretty well thought out too but it has slight lag and the ui just feels slightly less friendly, although it's hardly thrown together. ArtStudio actually wins on the toolset - dodge/burn, blur, gradient fill, select tools, all missing from procreate & sketchbook, although you can kinda fake them with smudging, opacity & layer effects - but the ui is cartoony and unwieldy. iDraw has massive massive lag.
― Touché Gödel (ledge), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 10:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
otm, procreate is really quite incredible
― o s– man (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 11:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Any recommendations on a text editor with Dropbox integration that can open text files with any extension, not just txt? In particular I want to edit Tex files (not run Tex, just edit the files.
― Euler, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
notesy does that (just checked it will open a tex file)
― caek, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Euler, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
i don't use it for serious editing (ON IPHONE) so not sure if it's up to that
― caek, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah not really into serious editing ON IPAD just on flights etc I might wanna tweak my beamer nahmean?
― Euler, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
caek, dl'ed this & synched it with nv on my mbp via Dropbox but don't see how to access my full Dropbox file system. Is this doable?
― Euler, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's a bit hacky, but under settings > dropbox, you can change the folder there. you have to type the name.
― caek, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
it seems like it's kind of geared to using NV ON IPHONE (i.e. flat directories)
― caek, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah I dig that, have been using simplenote that way for a while, but I sometimes just wanna f with tex files on the run too. The hack will do!
― Euler, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
could I also add some kind of symbolic link in my notesy folder to my other db folders that I want to access in notesy? my unix majick is weak
― Euler, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, that works. just checked.
e.g. open up terminal and do something like
ln -s ~/research/writing/importantpaper/ ~/Dropbox/notes/importantpaper
where you change the two paths as necessary
― caek, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
first path is the directory you keep your paper in, second path is going to show up as a subdirectory of your notesy db.
― caek, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
it will also show PDFs in that directory. it lists them as "not a note", but if you tap them it shows you the PDF
― caek, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah I can do that; would be even sweeter if I could just navigate to my dropbox folders & edit what I'd like, but I'll take this. feel like "folder structure" isn't really a thing in the new iOS world & maybe I should try living more in that world but I have lots of papers & talks in various stages of completion & I'm used to keeping them separate. & I still keep multiple drafts of docs in progress b/c I want to know what version I sent to so-and-so so when they give me comments I know what they're talking about, & so things get messy. gotta figure all this out. anyway thanks!
― Euler, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
i tried putting "/" as the notes folder path in notesy's settings but i think it got confused. you could try that though?
multiple drafts is, in the long run, enormously simplified by using version control, although that doesn't obviate the need for folders, and there is a learning curve.
but yeah, folders are old school. my adviser has a separate folder for everyone he's ever got email from. smdh.
― caek, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just how good is NoteTaker? And are there any decent apps that convert handwriting to typed.... words? For some reason I'm finding it hard to phrase this very simple question. I'm going to bed.
― ljubljana, Friday, 8 June 2012 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
note taker hd is good but looks like it was designed by a linux user. notes plus has decent handwriting recognition but performs like shit on the retina ipad.
― that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 03:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Linux-esque design = unintuitive?
― ljubljana, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's not the most attractive or minimal design you've ever seen
― that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/uplink/id522659218?mt=8 <- i don't have an ipad but the orignal was awesome so i presume this is too :D
― DG, Friday, 8 June 2012 15:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
If anyone is interested in really attractive iPad digital magazines, check out the German magazine Done or the Japanese magazine Katachi.
― Darin, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
suddenly the ipad is usefull
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Monday, 16 July 2012 16:32 (11 months ago) Permalink
played w/one of those in a store the other week. the stick is a bit too loose, but it's otherwise p. good. Paperboy was spot on, and I died in the usual locations.
― stet, Monday, 16 July 2012 16:39 (11 months ago) Permalink
ios 6.1 has killed a load of adobe-based magazine apps (they crash on opening if there's no data connection). fast company and gq中国 have issued app fixes so far.
― walloreinhart (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 1 February 2013 22:12 (4 months ago) Permalink
in other news, i just bought this -- http://readdle.com/products/scannerpro/ -- so we'll see how that goes
― markers, Thursday, February 7, 2013 3:20 PM
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― Chewshabadoo, Friday, 8 February 2013 17:16 (4 months ago) Permalink
is anyone subscribed to wired via newsstand? will i need a wired account to subscribe or can i just do it via the app w/o an account like what i did with the magazine?
― markers, Sunday, 7 April 2013 18:54 (2 months ago) Permalink
you can just do it via the app w/o an account like what you did with the magazine
― Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 7 April 2013 21:01 (2 months ago) Permalink
it's independent of everything, and you don't even need to give condé nast your email address etc. if you don't want to
― Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 7 April 2013 21:02 (2 months ago) Permalink
― maura, Sunday, 7 April 2013 21:49 (2 months ago) Permalink
of course the excellent maura magazine maintains superb quality without being half a gig per issue
― Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 7 April 2013 22:52 (2 months ago) Permalink
it slices it dices it juliennes
― I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 8 April 2013 06:40 (2 months ago) Permalink
let's talk about pdf management. at this point i haven't started doing heavy pdf reading on my ipad, but at some point soon i'll want to be able to read some books and academic articles and stuff. right now i just shoved a few of them into ibooks, but that doesn't seem like a good long term solution. is dedicated pdf app + dropbox the way to go? or is there a better way? this is going to be a mess, isn't it?
for what it's worth, i don't think someone who's just going to read a few pdfs needs some sort of system, but i anticipate using this for open access books and academic articles mostly. at least that's what i know i'll use it for now. i'm not in academia but if the people who are and who do this kind of crazy pdf management stuff can shed any light on the situation it'd be appreciated.
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:45 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
as far as the app portion of the system goes i guess there's pdf expert, iannotate, good reader, other stuff? i'd like the best in class app, really.
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:46 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
one of the reasons that spotify's cool for music is because you no longer really have to manage a music library. and although shit like this exists -- http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/browzine/47955 -- i'm still going to have to manage a pdf library for a while it seems. some philosophy books from re.press, some stuff from open humanities press, journal articles from that open access journal, dissertations and shit people post to their personal sites.
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:48 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
one last thing: it seems to me like something involving dropbox or something like dropbox would be ideal because you don't want to just import a bunch of pdfs into an ios app a la ibooks and then have them stuck in there. how would you go about getting all that shit out? you'd probably have to sync with itunes or email everything out, which is just shitty. the goal is to make shit portable enough that whatever app i'm using at the time is interacting with the files but not holding onto them
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:51 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― markers, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:12 (1 month ago) Permalink
I just tried this to see if it worked. Using Google Drive, I dragged and dropped a file into my Drive on my work PC. Then I opened Drive on my phone and opened the PDF and it worked perfectly. So that might be a good workflow.
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:16 (1 month ago) Permalink
ok dope. thank you.
― markers, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:16 (1 month ago) Permalink
still thinking about what direction i'm going to take, and i've at least eliminated goodreader as an option. my guess is that my final setup will be either iannotate or pdf expert and dropbox. something like that. once i get this set up i don't want to have to change it for a while.
― markers, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:17 (1 month ago) Permalink
went with iannotate
― markers, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 03:41 (1 month ago) Permalink
markers: I use Papers --- http://www.papersapp.com/papers/. It’s excellent.
― Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 21:23 (1 month ago) Permalink
I'm using the official Youtube app on my iPad, and I've no big complaints except for one huge annoying 'bug'. When I go to my favourites, it will only go back as far as the last 80 faves or so. After that it just stops, is unable to scroll any further. I've 500 something faves, but I just can't access them through this app.
Does anyone use an alternative Youtube app that's good? And might nog have this bug?
― Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:36 (1 month ago) Permalink
thats not a bug but a restriction deliberately coded in the app. they probably do an enhancement update at some point that will correct this for you.
― educate yourself to this reality (sunny successor), Monday, 27 May 2013 04:56 (3 weeks ago) Permalink