Around the Web for 7 Feb 2016
Talking to My Watch. Gabe at MacDrifter posted interesting thoughts on a $10 app (actually $14.99 in Australian dollars) - Drafts being his use case for an Apple Watch.
The Drafts Apple Watch app is a wonderfully futuristic way to write. Within two taps, I'm dictating real text that's not a total mess. I don't just use it to dictate small bits of text. I can actually dictate long passages while looking like an idiot. But, the real trick is to dictate a bunch of small messages and then combine them in the Drafts app for export as one long document.
Meanwhile, The Incompetent Writer talks about a couple of ways of doing quick link posts from an iPad to a Wordpress blog, also using Drafts.
But, of course, not all blogging is like that. Sometimes we are responding to another person’s post, or want to connect a few different arguments; sometimes we just want to fire off a quick piece that’s nothing more than a link, a quotation, and a comment. Why should a short post take you a long time to write, when it doesn’t have to? Here are two options for writing quicker “link” posts.