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Ulysses becomes a subscription-based app

A vivid discussion sprang up on the internet three days ago when The Soulmen, developers of Ulysses, announced that their popular text editor for macOS and iOS had become a subscription-based app. This rather unanticipated step has rendered the group…

Write! — new multi-platform writing software

The market of writing software is full of powerful, innovative or intuitive text editors and word processors that have been widely used by a large public for several years. To make a visible appearance new developer must offer an outstanding…

Scrivener: my disappointment [updated]

Update: in the new version of Scrivener (2.8.1.2) problem with crashes caused by adding Project Notes has been solved. Now Scrivener works just fine. When preparing for this year edition of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I thought about many different…

Moving from Photoshop to Affinity Photo

I’ve recently made one of the biggest changes in my workflow as a photographer: I’ve switched from Adobe Photoshop CC to Affinity Photo software for post-processing and retouching my images. This change was not easy to make. I’ve been using…

Lifeline – first truly interactive mobile game

[incoming communication] [establishing connection] [receiving a message] Hello? Is this thing working? Can anyone read me? That’s how one of the best interactive mobile games starts. The Lifeline is a brilliant game that brings interactivity to a whole new level,…

Freewrite – an ultimate solution for writers?

Few days ago I accidentally found out that one of Kickstarter projects for writers I had seen once has now launched as a stand-alone offer. It’s called Freewrite and, as its creators claim, it’s world’s first smart typewriter. What is…

The curse of functionality

I would call it true irony: only a day after reading George R. R. Martin’s comment, in which he admits he has been writing the next volume of Song of Ice and Fire in WordStar on a DOS machine[1], my…

Skins Summer Holiday – a review

A week ago I eventually had an opportunity to read, for the first time, second Skins novel called Summer Holiday. Despite not that original title the novel was supposed to revealed some unknown (yet anticipated) details about characters of the…

Jupiter and Venus conjunction

Venus & Jupiter conjunction

In the last few days we had a chance (and still have) to observe one of the most interesting astronomical phenomena of 2015: a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. Both planets reached the closest distance between on 30th June and,…

Tweetbot: great, yet not flawless, Twitter client

As most of you probably know, I’m a zealous fan of Twitter as it has been my first (and the only, after deleting facebook account permanently in Summer 2014) social network. I’ve been using it productively for years and always…