Category Archives: writing

Getting rid of #distractions: the Freedom app

Everone who spends a whole work day in front of a computer knows how irresistable internet distractions can be. My own greatest sins are twitter, photography blogging, and browsing various news providers and interesting blogs. A lot of people use … Continue reading

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25% off on writing and productivity apps

This is just a quick post to let you know that you can currently get 25% off on a lot of good quality apps for writing and organising information. Click on this link for more information about discounts on: Scrivener … Continue reading

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Academic workflows revisited

It’s been a year since I wrote this post on academic workflows. The way I work has changed a bit since then – some apps have gone out, some have been added, and the relationship between some of them have … Continue reading

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Hand writing on the iPad II: Hand writing to text conversion

In my previous post on hand writing, I reviewed Notability which has been my primary app for hand writing on the iPad for some time. However, recently I revisited the other app I recommended in that post, 7NotesHD, and also … Continue reading

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Circus Ponies Notebooks part III: Organising review notes with Notes Pages

In my previous post on Circus Ponies Notebooks, I kind of glossed over the note pages – because up until that point, I hadn’t used them much. However, they offer a range of useful features that help keep your research … Continue reading

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Organising your writing projects with Curio: the app that does ‘everything’

Curio from Zengobi is a project management app and digital note book with tons of features, which I use to plan and organise my writing projects. Curio recently had a major update and is now even more full featured than before. … Continue reading

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Circus Ponies Notebook part II: the iPad version

Recently, I was chatting to kylera at MacRumors who pointed out that my previous post on Circus Ponies Notebooks didn’t contain much information about the iPad app. While I’m very happy with the mac version of CPN, the iPad version … Continue reading

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