Posts Tagged “text”

  • Keybindings for multiple clipboards

    It's been a while since I brought up keybindings. If you haven't followed my obsession with them in the past, you can catch up on all the fun in older posts and by browsing through the massive KeyBindings project I've assembled. To summarize, KeyBindings on OS X can provide all kinds of text editing assistance that's available and consistent across every app you use.…

  • Time for an iTextEditors update

    iTextEditors continues to be one of the most popular destinations on this site, but it's getting a little bit stale. I've kept it up to date with all of the submissions that come in, but I've seen a dozen new text editors come through the App Store that I haven't had time to try out. I need a hand.…

  • Typed: a new Markdown editor from Realmac

    Realmac, creators of Ember, Clear, and RapidWeaver, have just released a new project: A Markdown editor called "Typed."…

  • Giveaway: 5 copies of "Painless Vim"

    If you're a text editing, Terminal surfing kind of computer user, you probably find the venerable text editor Vim to be fascinating. Either because you're a whiz at it and fully understand it, or because you're like me and have spent years listening to the cool kids talk about it.…

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  • A Service for creating Marked indexes

    In case you're not familiar with it already, Marked has the ability to include external documents within any other document. The main use for this is creating longer documents with chapters/sections split into separate files. Then you create an index file that pulls them all together in the proper order.…

  • TL;DR, a jQuery plugin for bloggers

    I made a jQuery plugin called "TL DR" live on GitHub last night. It's designed for bloggers who write long posts: it adds a block with summaries and skip links automatically. It was inspired in part by QuikScan, which was pointed out to me by Christopher Allen.…

  • Ulysses III 1.1

    The Soulmen have released Ulysses III version 1.1 with a ton of welcome features and enhancements. I previously reviewed Ulysses 3 when it was first released. I've been testing v1.1 for a couple of weeks and I'm pleased to report that many of my initial concerns have been addressed. It was a great editor to begin with, but now it's a powerhouse.…

  • Too many wrappers - a PopClip Extension

    It started last night when I put together a little app that could generate PopClip extensions. I'm embedding the video for it at the end of this post because it was really fun to make, but I've decided not to distribute it for a while. I have future plans to make it useful, but for now its functionality can be replicated with the "Options" dictionary that I hadn't noticed before in PopClip extensions. It allows you to build a config panel right in PopClip.…

  • jTag: Auto-tagging for Jekyll

    I'm building an AutoTag system for my Jekyll setup. Unlike the Zemanta system I use for additional keywords, this tool is designed to match your content to existing tags you already use on your blog, helping to keep a consistent taxonomy and better post relationships. It's more like the TextMate/WordPress version I created. Like that version, there are two parts to it: a tag plugin on the blog side and a local tool for pulling information from it and processing it.…

  • Brainstorming the brainstorm: workflows and ideas

    This post expounds a bit on my various brainstorming workflows. None of them will be a perfect fit for anyone else, but the bits and pieces can be organized into a workflow that suits just about every need.…

  • CopyPLUS for PopClip

    > Update: I somehow completely overlooked that this extension already exists (see Append on the main extensions page.) The differences are minor, though mine does account for some additional (rare) character encoding issues. Nothing you should swap out for if you're already using Append. > > I need to spend more time searching before I decide to solve problems. And sleeping. More sleeping.…

  • Comment extension for PopClip

    I added a new extension to my PopClip collection this morning. It creates comments of various syntax from selected text. It's called, creatively enough, the Comment Extension.…

  • More Markdown for PopClip

    I wrote a few new PopClip extensions over the weekend. There were several features from the Markdown Service Tools that I thought would be really handy to have right after making a mouse selection.…

  • ˙uʍop ǝpısdn sı plɹoʍ ǝɥʇ 'oN ¿ǝW

    To make up for my nerdery yesterday, I present the dumbest service ever made. By me, anyway, I'd hate to strip that title unknowingly from someone else without a fair fight.…

  • App Review: Textastic code editor for iPad

    I've been meaning to write about Textastic for almost a year now. I'm easily distracted by shiny objects, so some things take a while. In the meantime, this app has only gotten better. It's in the iTextEditors chart, but I think it deserves a special mention. I'll try to write up a few more of my favorites before another year passes me by.…

  • Quick Tip: repeat Cocoa text actions, Emacs/Vim style

    I just stumbled upon another keybinding tip from Jacob Rus. It allows you to enter a numeric string before running a text command and repeat the command the specified number of times. Emacs and Vim do it... turns out that any Cocoa text field can, too. The tip is from 2006, so this is old news, but still new to me.…

  • Byword for keyboard nerds

    When it comes to keyboard navigation, Vim impresses the hell out of me, but TextMate keyboard shortcuts take up more of my muscle memory than any other app. I'm sure anyone who's used any IDE for a while has their share of keyboard chops and preferences. Even in the graphics world, you are absolutely not considered a Photoshop pro until you've learned at least 36 keyboard shortcuts.…

  • When plain text is wrong

    If you've read any of my writing or looked at any of my projects, you're probably fully aware of the nerd wood I get for plain text. You know, the stuff that's been around since the dawn of the computer and will still be around when there's not an application left that can open a DOCX file. I have to admit, though, that there are some things I can't--and don't want--to do in plain text.…

  • Why Markdown? A two-minute explanation

    Anyone who's read this blog, used my projects or has talked to me about anything nerdy for more than five minutes knows I'm a fan of Markdown. The question doesn't come up often, but occasionally someone dares to ask--despite the apparent probability that it will lead to a lengthy explanation--why I use Markdown in so many of my workflows. I give just about the same response to seasoned nerds as I do to my not-so-computer-savvy friends. This isn't the Markdown what, it's the Markdown why...…

  • Break up your text documents

    I've heard complaints over the last year that apps such as nvALT and Marked slow down when handling large documents. I'm constantly working to optimize the code and the preview processes, but here's a tip that I hope will be taken to heart: split your longer text documents into manageable portions.…