There are a lot of great iOS and Mac app deals out there today. Here are some of my favorites:
Fantastical 2 for iPad ($9.99 —> $7.99)
Fantastical 2 for iPhone ($9.99 —> $4.99)
Writer Pro: Note, Write, Edit, Read ($19.99 —> $4.99)
Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists ($4.99 —> $1.99)
Notifyr – Receive iOS notifications on your Mac ($3.99 —> Free)
WriteRight: enjoy writing ($2.99 —> Free)
Timeless: The Multiple Countdown Timer & Stopwatch with Style ($0.99 —> Free)
Tydlig – Calculator Reimagined ($2.99 —> $0.99)
Due — super fast reminders, reusable egg timers ($4.99 -> $1.99)
Notability ($4.99 —> $1.99)
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents ($9.99 —> $4.99)
Launch Center Pro for iPad ($4.99 —> $1.99)
Launch Center Pro ($4.99 —> $1.99)
PCalc – The Best Calculator ($9.99 —> $4.99)
MindNode ($9.99 —> $4.99)
Scanbot – PDF & QR Code Scanner, Cloud Upload, Multi-Page Scan ($1.99 –> $0.99)
Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists ($9.99 —> $4.99)
David Sparks explains how he pastes plain text with the help of TextExpander:
I just invoke the clipboard formatted as plaint text. My snippet is xpt (X-Plain-Text). This works everywhere on the Mac. (Even Microsoft Word.)
I use the same snippet with a different abbreviation: ‘,,clip’ instead of ‘xpt.’1
This is probably my most-used TextExpander snippet. I rarely do a simple ⌘-C, ⌘-V when I’m working with text—you just never know what you’re going to get.
When working on the Sunday worship guide for 2 Pillars Church, for example, it’s not uncommon for me to use bits of text from a number of different sources. One person might send me text in the body of an email while another uses a Word document. I might also use text copied from our website or pull in our various liturgy elements from Planning Center Online. This snippet gives me a clean formatting slate to work with regardless of the source of the text.
If you work with formatted text, then you should give this a try. Not ready to invest in TextExpander?2 There are a number of apps and clipboard managers that offer similar plain text pasting features.
Austin Kleon created a wallpaper to give himself a subtle reminder that he should consider reading a book instead of spending time on his iPhone:
To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler and Jared Wilson is currently free.
Pick it up for Kindle or iBooks.