Tag Archive: Write


Write for Mac Beta Now Available

Write, the slick iPhone and iPad text-editing app, is now available in beta form on the Mac. It doesn’t yet have many of the fancy trimmings of its iOS siblings, but it is already a rather nice place to write…Read more ›    [Read More…]

FiftyThree Planning ‘Pencil’ Stylus To Write On Paper App

Pencil is the name of a new stylus coming from FiftyThree, the makers of the rather lovely Paper app for iPad. If the hardware shown in the FCC filing is anything to go by, then it is a design as…Read more ›

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How to Enable NTFS Write Support in Mac OS X

NTFS write support in Mac OS X OS X has always been able to read NTFS drives, but tucked away in Mac OS X is a hidden option to enable write support to drives formatted as NTFS (NTFS stands for New Technology File System and is a proprietary file system format for Microsoft Windows). Enabling NTFS write support on the Mac is fairly technical and it’s not officially supported by Apple,  [Read More…]

Test Read & Write Speed of an External Drive or USB Flash Key

Test the read and write speed of an external drive

If you need to know the disk performance of an external drive, you can easily go about testing the read and write speed of any such drive by using several third party apps. We’ll cover two, the first is aptly named Disk Speed Test, and the second is called Xbench. Either will work to determine the read/write speeds of any drive,  [Read More…]

Yelp 7.0 Finally Lets You Write Reviews From Your iPhone

newyelp    Apple’s added a lot of Yelp integration into iOS over the past two years, but despite providing copious amounts of reviews for every restaurant in the U.S., the app hasn’t let you actually write a review from your iPhone. Yelp 7.0 was just pushed to the App Store and now gives users the […]

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Keep Track of Defaults Write Commands Used in Mac OS X Automatically

defaults write If you like to tweak Mac OS X with a lot of defaults write commands from the terminal, you already know how hard it can be to keep track of them. Sure you can query command history for specific command syntax, and you can always use grep to find executed defaults commands, but there’s a better way to keep track of them all, and that’s by keeping an automatically  [Read More…]

Write For iPhone Looks Like The Future Of iOS Text Editors

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Write is yet another Dropbox-friendly text editor for the iPhone, but even in its present state as a teaser video and landing site, it looks amazing. In fact, it looks like it could become my favorite iPhone editor.

Not convinced? Read on…

The app contains a whole bunch of clever functions, and they seems to be packed in without making anything feel cluttered.

First up are the pull-to-save and pull-to-delete gestures. If you have ever used pull-to-refresh,  [Read More…]

iPen 2 Aims To Let You Write Directly On Your iMac Or iPad Screen

Cregle, the makers of the iPen, a Kickstarter-funded iPad stylus, have upped their game with plans for a second generation digital pen, called appropriately enough, the iPen 2. It’s also gotten a Kickstarter project, and it’s also going to have an iPad model. What’s different this time, though, is that the iPen 2 will have a Mac version of the digital pen, allowing you to write directly on your iMac or Apple  [Read More…]

Write & Send a Complete Email with Siri Faster Than Ever

Writing emails with Siri

If you’ve sent emails out with Siri before, you have probably noticed that Siri will often respond to the initial email request with an inquiry about what the mail subject or body should contain, making you respond with another phrase and continue a back-and-forth dialog with Siri until the to, subject, and message fields are completed. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, but you can write  [Read More…]

Simply Write, A Fast, Barebones Handwriting App For iPad

Simply Write for the iPad is just about the closest you’ll get to an electronic piece of paper. The app is designed for handwriting, and for getting out of the way. And its clever close-up writing method for text input makes sure it does both.

There are a bunch of closeup, zoomed-in handwriting-capture apps, including my favorite Noteshelf. But even these are complex next to Simply Write.

The screen is divided into four rows.  [Read More…]