Thursday, April 21, 2011

Moleskine app

There’s now a free Moleskine app for the iPad and iPhone, offering the choice of a plain, ruled, or squared page. To my mind, the design involves the same analog-to-digital mistake that Apple’s Notes app makes. Lines or squares are useful when one writes by hand. On a screen, they’re superfluous. As is Notes’s left margin: one can’t write in it. But to each, their own.

My favorite iPad writing app is Simplenote. Even its name is simple: note the absence of a capital in the middle. Nice.

[Yes, singular they.]

comments: 2

frank said...

Singular "they"!? I'm shocked, shocked I say.

Would it be rude for me to ask you to justify such grammatical license?

Michael Leddy said...

Not at all, Frank. See this post.