Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

YANWT: Yet Another New Writing Tool

Posted: 4th November 2017 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, blogging tools, Software, writing tools
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What can I say about Bear? Yes, it’s a writing app. Yes, it’s specifically for Mac OS and iOS devices. Yes, it’s free. And yes, I bought it. Wait! WTF, Robyn? It’s free and you bought it? Well, yes. That’s how apps are marketed, right? The basic app is free, but if you want all […]

Every now and then I reevaluate the apps and programs I’ve been using to write. The perfect suite would be one that I could use on all of my devices: my iPad and iPhone running (as of this writing) iOS 11, and my laptop PC running Windows. Add into that mix the fact that when […]

An Experiment in Technology

Posted: 11th September 2016 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, Software, writing, writing tools
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I’ve recently been wondering about the effects that different writing tools have on the act of writing. I’ve always been curious about this, and in the mid 1980s I even wrote a college thesis on the subject. I had created a questionnaire for my fellow students to see what, if any, effect that then-brand-new technology […]

I stole today’s title from The Huffington Post. Over the years, I’ve had any number of therapists tell me I should be keeping a journal, but none of them have been able to explain just why I should be doing it. Consequently, I’ve always told myself, :Hey! I write stories and I blog. Isn’t that […]

Microsoft OneNote, Redux

Posted: 17th August 2015 by Robyn Jane in blogging tools, Software
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Okay, I admit it: I’m a program hoarder. Back in the CP/M heyday, I had over a hundred disks with software on them. To be fair, these were only 390Kb disks, but still. In the end, I donated them to my local public library. But I still look for new, different, and exciting software. The […]