David Hewson on Ulysses Subscription Model

The subscription model only works when the people you are selling to use your app a lot and find it indispensable. This model works for things like professional tools, which is what Ulysses is, and things like Day One, that has recently gone subscription.

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Working on iPad Pro: The Beginning

It is no secret in the Apple tech community that people are dumping their MacBooks and working solely on the iPad. Federico Viticci writes solely on his iPad and has several guides on how to do great things with iPad.

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On the Virtues of Dark UIs

I wasn’t a dark mode person. When I was programming in Coda 2 on my Mac when I just started doing it, the UI was white. I showed someone a screenshot of it and they joked, “real programmers use dark editors.”

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I’m Still Here…

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time this year, I have regularly updated it for months until recently.

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My WWDC 2017 Wish List

I love this time of year.

It’s WWDC season and I usually turn off notifications and non-essential phone calls and texts. I fire up my 3rd Gen Apple TV, sit back on the couch and watch the keynote.

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Readdle Updates Apps with Drag and Drop

Readdle, maker of apps like Spark Mail App, Documents+, and PDF Expert, has released v6 of their popular iOS apps.

Documents 6 and PDF Expert 6 have gotten a much need facelift.

Inside of these apps, icons are larger and the colors muted to give a more personal feel.

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Pick of the Month: Timing 2

When I first came across timing, it was recommended to me by my good friend Nick Lash. We were talking about time tracking apps and his possible employment as an iOS developer for time tracking juggernaut Toggl.

He was thinking of rewriting their Mac app in the vein of Timing.app.

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App Spotlight: Calibre 3 Beta Now With Retina

You could never chastise me for not reading enough.

I have been reading since I was three years old.

Mom and I weren’t exactly middle class so we would trek to the local library where we’d check out a mountain of books, all of which I’d read in about a week.

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