Rethinking Reminders →
One of Apple’s fundamental strengths is creating software for the masses. You may scoff at this remark, but it’s true. Look at the ubiquity of Messages, Mail, and Notes: there are other apps out there for power users, apps that offer greater functionality, and apps that have better design elements in place.
And while there could be improvements to a lot of what Apple creates in their software, they have been getting better at creating apps that most users will want to use. If we take the example of Notes, we can see the potential Apple has for creating great software for most users. With the added features in iOS 10 and 11, Notes has become a powerhouse app while maintaining the usability for everyone. Over time, Music and Podcasts have gotten better. Mail isn’t great, but that might be more a function of email and email providers rather than Mail itself. But one of the most useful apps on iOS is in dire need of a refresh, a reimagining, and a glorious rebirth.
Apples Erinnerungen-App könnte wirklich eine Generalüberholung benötigen – sowohl optisch als auch funktional. Daher bin ich seit einigen Wochen glücklicher Nutzer von OmniFocus.
Setting up an iPad for coding is my greatest feat as a computer user →
… I attempted to set up an iPad for coding. I failed miserably. I love using the iPad for writing and other creative work. It’s super portable, has great battery life, an excellent screen, and the limited multitasking keeps me focused. Unfortunately, it’s very bad for complex tasks and intentionally crippled for software development.
But I’m older and wiser now, and after an entire Saturday spent bashing my head against a wall, I’m happy to report that I can use a $799 tablet computer to write software. Will I ever actually use it for this purpose? Maybe! But we’ll get to that.
Kodex is a powerful code editor for iOS →
I have wanted to replace my laptop with a tablet ever since I was in high school, but as I learned to code I realized this was becoming more difficult. I needed a good editor that let me have the features I learned to rely on with all the major IDEs, like IntelliJ and Sublime.
— Bruno Philipe ?? (@BrunoPhilipe) 19. März 2018
Ich bin zwar mit Coda nicht unglücklich, doch Kodex sieht wirklich sehr gut aus und bekommt eine Chance auf meinem iPad. Allein schon weil der Entwickler die App mit der Prämisse entwickelt hat, sein Notebook mit einem Tablet ersetzen zu wollen. Vor allem bei schnellen Änderungen von unterwegs oder für erste Ideen kann ich mir den Einsatz von Kodex gut vorstellen.
Apple is working on 2018 iPad redesign with facial recognition →
Apple Inc. is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition, according to people familiar with the matter.
By removing the home button, Apple plans to noticeably reduce the size of the edges on the top and bottom of the device for the first time since its introduction in 2010, bringing the design closer to that of the recently released flagship iPhone X. The new version will mark the first revamped look for the iPad since the first iPad Pro debuted in 2015. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
Ja Apple, gib dem iPad noch ein bisschen mehr Liebe! Hat doch das letzte Quartalsergebnis gezeigt, dass es sich lohnt.