iPad mini, plain text, gmail, flash drives and more musings

Musings and Thoughts

Here is my latest Musings and Thoughts created and saved in Drafts for iPhone.

Musings & Thoughts:

I believe that if they do an iPad mini it will be a lot lighter and very confortable to hold - About all the iPad mini rumors

FoldingText: A Swiss Army Knife for Plain Text Lovers - looks really cool! Uses MarkDown[1] to make a kind of TaskPaper-like document that you can easily fold like an Outliner[2].

I am a Plain Text Lover - my vlog[3] about how much I love plain text now

That’s great! So now I can store all my PDF[4] files in Gmail so that they get searchable. Awesome. - about that Gmail now indexes attachments so they get searchable

Not many USB Flash Drives has both as fast Read as Write speeds as this drive. In fact, I have only found one more and that was huge, clunky and ugly. And I have really done my research. So I choose this one. And I am sure that you don’t have a faster than this ;) - about my new SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive. See video here.

Check out TextDrop https://www.textdropapp.com/home/Home

plain-text-primer-nvalt–101 - great article about using plain text

Great quote about what MarkDown is:

Markdown is an easy and very readable way to format plain text with bold, italics, headers, block quotes, links, lists and images in a way that can be quickly exported to HTML.

Scratch is another Drafts- like app - I haven’t tried it yet but it looks cool. It has the same features as Drafts but doesn’t looks so beautiful though. Has a customizable toolbar though.

Here is my Panorama Photostream:https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A1JtdOXmGadwmE
- Apple added a new social photo sharing service in iOS 6. We can now share photo streams. Either privately or publically. Here is my public panorama photo stream.


  1. Markdown is a lightweight markup language, originally created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz allowing people “to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML)”. Search for more info.  ↩

  2. An outliner is a computer program that allows one to organize text into discrete sections that are related in a tree structure or hierarchy. Text may be collapsed into a node, or expanded and edited. Search for more info.  ↩

  3. A video blog, sometimes shortened to vlog (pronounced ‘vlog’, as opposed to ‘v- log’) is a form of blog for which the medium is video. Vlog posts are created by creating a video of yourself or an event and uploading it to the Internet. Search for more info.  ↩

  4. Invented by Adobe Systems and perfected over 20 years, Portable Document Format (PDF) is now an open standard for electronic document exchange maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). When you convert documents, forms, graphics, and web pages to PDF, they look just like they would if printed. But unlike printed documents, PDF files can contain clickable links and buttons, form fields, video, and audio. Search for more info.  ↩