Jun 04

kevinrothermel said: Still using Taskpaper? I was using omnifocus for a long time. I've been in dangerous limbo between the two for a couple weeks.

Funny you ask this. I bought Omnifocus 2 and I really, really like it. But I really like FoldingText now as well, and there is a script that will export out of FT to Omnifocus (http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=26022&page=3). I can’t get it to work directly with OF 2, but it works through OPML. 

I have been playing with this all morning because I have the same question. I want to use OF 2 and likely need to use OF 2, but I love the simplicity and flexibility of plain text. 

So my answer, presently, is I am going to use OF 2 and look for ways to use FoldingText (or TaskPaper) to create an outline a complicated project first and send it over to OF for doing. 

Feb 15

The Broken Promise of Blogging on the iPad -

Blogging on the iPad sucks. A good quote I read today and forgot where (sorry) is that the iPad is made for media consumption, not creation. Wise words. 

“Companies of all sizes are embracing—or at least considering embracing—the Apple tablet for a variety of roles.” — Zendesk app turns iPad into mobile help desk | Business | iOS Central | Macworld

NoteSlate /// intuitively simple monochrome paper alike tablet device -

This is the only tablet I’ve been excited about besides the iPad. 

“Everyone is given an acre of attitudes at birth. It’s yours to tend and garden and weed and live with. You can plant bitterness or good humor. Feel free to fertilize and tend the feelings and approaches that you want to spend time with. Unless you hurt someone, this acre is all yours.” — Seth’s Blog: An acre of attitudes

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52 Tiger » OmniFocus and the Printable CEO -

I am just now reading this. Interesting way of using paper and the all encompassing Omnifocus. 

Feb 02

Android vs. iOS; the missing argument

Interesting article on Lifehacker today on how the iPad compares to the Android counterpart. 

The Android vs. iOS fight isn’t relegated to cellphones anymore. Google’s tablet-focused Android operating system is introducing several great new features to Android-based tablets that we like considerably more than their feature-counterparts on the iPad. 

Five Ways the Android-Powered Google Tablet Is Better than the iPad


I’m not going to break down why I think the iPad is better. That’s easy and you can find that argument everywhere. 

What I don’t see very often is reversing the argument that Apple is evil to Google. 

Apple is a software and hardware company. It is a publicly traded company. It’s goal, one that it is legally bound to, is to make money for its shareholders. 

To do that, the company creates amazing hardware products that integrates perfectly with its software products. 

Why would Apple make Airplay integrate with your Boxee box? To try and sell more Boxee boxes? No. They have a media center product and it makes business sense to make features work with their own products and it meets Apple’s goal to make the user experience easy, simple. 

I get the argument on open standards and that more people might buy Apple products if its devices were more open, but comparing them to Microsoft, Linux and Android is ridiculous. 

Microsoft makes software. If it didn’t integrate with a bunch of different hardware, it would be screwed since it doesn’t make hardware on its own. 

Linux is cool, free and open source. But if you bought stock in Linux, you need to call your broker because he stole your money. 

That leaves us with Google, the friendly, green-robot making, Gmail hosting, free phone call providing information thief that will own the world in the foreseeable future. 

Google made Android because they want to eventually track and understand what people do on their phone. 

That’s cool with me and I’m not paranoid about it. I just wish someone, anyone would point out during an Apple bashing article that Google is a FAR more evil company than Apple. 

In the next 10 years if not sooner, Google will control and track your web habits, your buying habits, your phone calls, your text messages, your location and where you go, your business, where you eat, and EVERYTHING else. 

That’s evil. 

#rant

A harrowing, historic week in Egypt - The Big Picture - Boston.com

A harrowing, historic week in Egypt - The Big Picture - Boston.com

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