Mind-mapping, originally understood, is a right-brained way to explore a topic by making a diagram of bubbles and lines and drawings and colors and little pictures on a piece of paper. There are a few applications, notably Buzan's original iMindMap, that aim to give the same experience on a computer; and there are many more … Continue reading A Better Mind-Mapping App
Ulysses now exports to WordPress. The evening after publishing my post about using Ulysses as a blogging tool, I checked for software updates and found a new version of Ulysses that will publish directly to WordPress blogs. I tried it and it worked a treat. Instead of four clicks, a paste, and a title copy, … Continue reading Ulysses: Now Better for Blogging
In my last post I laid out my requirements for a blogging tool. I said: Bottom-line. I wanted a solution that would let me compose blog posts off-line, using whatever hardware I had to hand; would let me move from device to device as convenience dictated; would keep the posts resident in one place on … Continue reading The Problem of Blogging, Solved!
I've been blogging more or less since blogs were a thing, and had a website since long before that, and I've used a whole raft of tools to get words onto the Web, from hand-coded HTML to custom markup and hand-written formatting tools to a variety of blogging platforms. Over that time, I've learned that … Continue reading The Problem of Blogging
I'm a software developer, blogger, novelist, and catechist; many of my daily activities involve thinking about things, working them out in my head, and then writing or speaking about them. Over time I've tried various software tools that help me to figure out what I think, to organize my thoughts, and to get my thoughts … Continue reading Tools for Writing and Thinking