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Month: July 2006

Journler-the new way to get organized?

Lately I have been trying to get organized since it is summer and I have a little more time to do so. In a recent post on TUAW there was a discussion about cleaning up the clutter, (of which I have both digital and analog, i.e. my house). So I went and grabbed Journler since the discussion on TUAW went that way. I’m still trying to put my finger on how to make it work for me. So far I can get stuff in and find it pretty quick, but I haven’t really tested it to it’s full capacity. It is donationware and if the software proves to be what it seems to be promising, then it may be worth donating, which I will do! More in the next few days while I press it to the limit of it’s capability...

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Testing TextMate

So far I have been using TextMate in an attempt to make my life easier and more efficient on the Mac. It is overwhelming at first an not everything is where you think it is, for example, the preferences appear slim, but there is a lot to customize if you want to. I really enjoy the themes and the downloadable themes make colorizing the windows easy. There are many plugins and you need to get familiar with Subversion to install the plugins (called Bundles). It is one of those “wares” that need time to work on you, time to get settled into your routine and then it will be indispensable, I’m sure of that. Line numbering (a necessity) is in the gutter area and not in the actual text file as some editors do, color coding via themes (mentioned above) is fabulous and VERY customizable. TextMate can be setup to work with your blog to post and edit entries within TextMate. It costs about $50 US and will most likely end up in my “Mac...

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