Tag Archive: Text


‘Photo Copy Level’ Keeps Your Text From Going All Wibbly-Wobbly

Admit it: You have trouble keeping your camera level when you’re taking a picture of an important document. And then the text looks all weird, and it’s embarrassing. Alright, maybe it’s not super embarrassing, but it’s nice to avoid skewing…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line

When you think of sending out text messages you probably think of the iPhone or an Android, and the command line doesn’t cross your mind, but thanks to the ever-useful curl command, you can send out a SMS text message to any phone number right from the Terminal. Yes, curl, the same command line tool … Read More

Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line

When you think of sending out text messages you probably think of the iPhone or an Android, and the command line doesn’t cross your mind, but thanks to the ever-useful curl command, you can send out a SMS text message to any phone number right from the Terminal. Yes, curl, the same command line tool … Read More

Plink, An Image Uploader For All iOS Text Editors

Did you ever try to write a blog post on your iPad? It’s easy, right? But did you ever try to add an image to that post? It’s a major pain in the ass. Plink is here to fix that.…Read more ›    

How To Cut Or Copy Text In Quick Look [OS X Tips]

Quick Look is a fantastic bit of tech, letting you view any file up close and personal with a quick tap on the Spacebar. It works in the Finder, in Open and Save dialogs, and across a ton of other…Read more ›    [Read More…]

iThoughts Notes App Fixes Up iPhone Text Selection

Text selection on iOS is still a pain in the ass. Some apps fix it up with extra buttons above the virtual keyboard, but Thoughts 2, an iPhone notes app, adds extra buttons to the text selection itself. This makes…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Quickly Re-Type Previous Text In Messages App [OS X Tips]

When you’re typing in Terminal, it’s easy to access the commands you’ve previously typed with the Up arrow on your keyboard. This can be handy when you have to re-type a long, complicated command. Simply hit the up-arrow and you’ll…Read more ›    

iPhone UI Designer Tells The Story Behind iOS Text Selection Patent

This week saw the publishing of one of the iPhone’s most recognizable patents. Arriving with iOS 3 in June 2009 was the ability to select, copy, and paste text using two draggable selection handles displayed on screen. Miles ahead of…Read more ›    

Gloss Lets You Highlight And Save Snippets Of Text On The Web

Ever wanted to save just one sentence of a web page? Or have you ever bookmarked a page, or sent it to your favorite read-later service, only to come back and wonder what the hell it was you’d wanted to…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Granted Patent Related To iPhone Text Selection [Patent]

It’s easy to forget just how much the iPhone changed things. Today saw the publishing of one of the iPhone’s most familiar patents — its gesture/touch-based text selection tool. Describing a new way of selecting text using gestures on a…Read more ›    [Read More…]