Wunderlist – Helps the Wife and Me Get Things Done

My wife and I love making lists and checking things off. We make grocery lists, Christmas gift lists, weekly chores lists; whatever the task, if it has multiple steps or components, we love using lists to motivate us and track our progress. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about Wunderlist, a wonderfully simple and efficient to-do app for iOS. [Read more...]

A Long Time Coming – My PC to Mac Story

This past fall, one of my clients purchased me an iMac so I could develop an iPad application for them. It only took a couple of weeks of working with it before I was compelled to completely ditch my PC. [Read more...]

My iPad – A Transparent Device

One of the things I appreciate most about my iPad is how transparent its user experience can be. When it’s combined with a well designed app, the app itself transforms the iPad from a tablet computer into whatever utility the app provides.

A perfect example of this is the app I’m using to write this post. Writer by iA is designed to do one thing and one thing only, help you focus on your writing. The beauty of Writer is best captured by the following screencast: [Read more...]

Analog Reading

Last week I did something I hadn’t done in a year or two: I ordered four physical books.

It’s not that I haven’t been reading. On the contrary, ever since my wife bought me a Kindle for my birthday in 2009 and I followed that with an iPad in 2010, I’ve greatly increased the number of books that I read. The convenience of grabbing a electronic book at any time is a magical experience with both of these devices.

On the other hand, my acquisition and use of physical books has been greatly reduced. I don’t like clutter and having a bunch of books lying around seems like a waste of space to me. However, when I found an out-of-print title with no ebook edition, I gave in and made a purchase. Plus, when I saw how much the flat rate shipping was going to be, I also added three other titles to my order for good measure.