📎 Add New Documents from Template in Scrivener

I don’t know why I haven’t been using this, but the Research folder within Scrivener has a fantastic feature called, Add from Template. This lets Scrivener create a new file for another application and store it as part of the project. For example, I’ve created a TaskPaper outline file and attached it to my writing project. I can see it as a plain text document, but I can open it directly in TaskPaper to make changes. Since it’s part of the project, the changes are stored in Scrivener. This is the same as the New from Template feature I use in Devonthink. In fact, it’s using the same set of templates. This is super easy to set up and extremely useful. From Scrivener, select Preferences – On the General tab, select Shared Templates from the list – Create a new folder and place your blank template documents inside – Next, select the Research folder inside the Scrivener project – Right-click, […]

Top 3 Markdown Editors

When it comes to Markdown editors for Mac, there are dozens of choices. Prices range from free to $50 and above. With so many choices, where to start? I’ve tried out a lot of them, and these are my Top 3 choices with the most expensive coming in at $19.99. First is MWeb Pro at $19.99. This is my personal choice. It’s a full featured word processor that’s perfect for heavy Markdown usage and blog publishing. Great organization with a 3 pane layout Customizable themes with built-in theme editor Custom font separate from theme Customizable toolbar Full editor or split view Code blocks Insert Table and Math Tabbed documents Multiple export formats (PDF, HTML, ePub, RTF, Docx) Publish to blogs (WordPress, Blogger, Medium) Next is Typora at $14.99. A bit more minimalistic, but a good choice. More minimal UI Small number of themes Tree, article view for files and folders Export to PDF, HTML, ePub, RTF, Docx Code blocks Insert […]

💾 A quick look at myPointPro from the App Store 💿

It started with the idea to dim my other monitors while working to cut down on distractions and the amount of light they put out. When needed, I want to set the other 3 screens to black or mostly black. An easy task. I found ScreenFocus, which did the job, but $7.99 for a simple tasks seems expensive. A look around the App Store shows several other variants for much cheaper or with more features. I’ve chosen myPoint Pro, which has Screen Shades as well as Locator, Halo, and Grid. Locator and Halo add animation around the cursor making it easier to find on multiple screens. And when you click, it shows the action has been taken. The Shade dims all monitors or a specific one. It can also use an overlay to color the monitor for different light conditions. Grid adds a grid to the screen, for working with layouts. For $6.99, myPoint Pro offers some nice features, and […]