Screenwriters and playwrights have waited a long time for an iPad version of Final Draft. The company first hinted at an app in 2010; now, more than two years later, screenwriters have an official way to work on their Final Draft 8 screenplays from the iPad. But will the mobile app catch on?
When it comes to electronic publishing, the waters of ebook creation are murky and deep, full of confusing exceptions, varied formats, and non-existent support. But despite these problems, publishers may now at the least be able to seek solutions from Apple itself, thanks to a new telephone support option from the company.
Screen sharing and screencasts are a great way to demonstrate how to fix a technical problem or show off a Mac feature, and Screeny is a great tool for basic recording.
The credo for Apple employees says that people are the company's most important resource. From what one-time Apple Store employee Serenity Caldwell has been reading lately, it seems like someone heading up Apple's retail efforts has lost sight of that.
With all this talk lately of smaller and lighter iPads, you have to stop and wonder why someone would create a shell that makes the current iPad not only bigger, but heavier. Yet that's exactly what Documont has done with the Kowala, an iPad lapboard for artists and workers alike -- and it's surprisingly good, too.
Gemini digs through your hard drive and dumps duplicate files, spitting out snarky phrases to keep you from getting too bored during the wait.
Which stylus should you buy for drawing in Paper? In Draw Something? What about other drawing-related apps? Serenity Caldwell looks at how styluses compare when it comes to sketching.
Serenity Caldwell has tested a lot of styluses. (And we mean a lot.) Now she's pitting them head-to-head in a series of challenges. In the latest installment, she looks at which stylus is the best for sketching and drafting.
Perhaps no tool will make artists feel more at home on the iPad than the Hand Glider, a lightweight sleeve for your wrist and pinky that prevents your skin from triggering multitouch gestures or wayward marks while using a stylus. By outward appearance alone, the glove looks a little silly, but its function far outweighs its design quirks.
The latest addition to Adonit's family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the Jot Flip seeks to fill the stylus/pen niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while it shares a few stylus flaws with its Adonit siblings, it gets the pen right.
The $30 Hand Stylus, which started out life as a Kickstarter project, gets points for innovation with its retractable 4mm nib, but it may displease those who like writing softly on their device.
Adonit's Jot Touch may be the best iPad stylus yet, although the way the apps handle its pressure-sensitivity data could use some work.
Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.
Apple says customers have downloaded Mountain Lion more than 3 million times in its first four days of availability.
Newton fans, rejoice: If you like writing your queries on a screen rather than typing them on a virtual keyboard, Google's new project, Handwrite, should awe and delight.