Blogging from the iPad

Blogging from the iPad

Some apps mentioned in this post that are for text nerds:

  • Drafts
  • Byword
  • iA Writer
  • Editorial
  • Workflow

I recently bought Fredrico Viticci’s Writing on the iPad: Text Automation with Editorial and have been using it to learn about text automation on the iPad. My iPad 2 is very old and slow, however this app still works just fine, and when I use markdown and my iPad 2 keyboard, it feels very fast. Perhaps I’ve found a nice use for my iPad 2 finally. Anyhow, back to the book, it’s really a lot of fun because I’m learning both iOS workflow automation and Python all at the same time. There’s no telling what can be done.

I’ve also been playing with Workflow, the new iOS automation app that hooks up various apps together.


Why Panic’s Transmit for iOS lost a key “send files” feature

This is really a shame.


Like many other iOS app developers, the folks at Panic were excited by the more open approach in Apple’s iOS 8 software, allowing for more app-to-app communication, extensions and other useful features. That’s why in September, the Panic team noted they were bringing Transmit, a powerful file management tool, from OS X to iOS.

Now, the latest version of this $9.99 app actually loses some key functionality: You can’t transfer files from the app to cloud services in the latest version because that violates Apple’s App Store rules.

From Panic’s blog, which announced the changes on Monday:

Transmit iOS 1.1.1 is out, fixing a few bugs in our surprisingly powerful file management app for your iPhone or iPad. Also, at Apple’s request, we had to remove the ability to “Send” files to other services, including iCloud Drive.

In short, we’re told that while Transmit iOS can download content from iCloud Drive, we…

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