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Nisus Writer Pro 3.0 Released

I have been using one version of Nisus or another since 1994. I have written all of my academic work in it (it was one of the first to support right-to-left languages on the Mac) and while there was an annoying footnote bug that bit me when I was submitting my doctoral thesis, they have never been short of amazing in support.  Now Nisus Writer Pro 3.0 is out! I have not had a chance […]

Sente is (long) dead, long live EndNote?

Several years ago I wrote about seeking a bibliographic software. I had been using EndNote for years, but I wanted a solution that would allow me to archive and annotate PDFs while also having access to them on the iPad. I chose the “walled garden” of Sente. It was well integrated, had server support, and required little work on my part to keep it up. The latter was in distinction from various other solutions at […]

Podcasts I am listening to now. #TryPod

Never one to be prompt, I am late to this game of sharing my favorite podcasts. “Informally led” by NPR March was the month to declare your love for podcasts with the hashtag #TryPod. According to Edison Research, one in five Americans listened to podcasts every month as of early 2016 – a number that has grown by double-digits for five years. I haver periodically shared my favorite pods in the past. Most haven’t changed, […]

UPDATE: Using Dropbox for Word Editing on iPad (or, living without Quickoffice and using Pages)

UPDATE 2: Now (November 2014) Microsoft has not only made Office apps available for the iPad, but they have now made them free to use once you register for a free MS account.1 Just add your Dropbox (or OneDrive) account to the account and away you go! So it has taken several years, but here you go. UPDATE: Nearly a year later and iOS 8 is out. Lots of changes including some Pages integration with Dropbox. […]

Sente Review: Bibliographic software for the Mac & iPad

This is a repost from January 14, 2011. I had thought about doing a new post, but it is still relevant and came up in my conversation with our new Tombros Librarian Chuck Jones and CLA associate dean Christopher Long. I still find Sente to be most useful for me and their new Sync2 has made it even better and easier to set up the same bibliography on multiple machines (i.e., to share with others). There […]

Sacred Techs is up!

I am very pleased to announce that the first post and podcast of Sacred Techs are now up! (The podcast is even available via iTunes.) This site is a collaboration between myself and Dr. Robert Cargill. We describe the site as, “posts and podcasts relevant to the study of things ancient using things very modern.” With “Sacred Techs” we wanted to bring together information focused upon using technology in the real of biblical and ancient studies. It […]

My QR code!

Not terribly useful given that it will direct you to this site, but kind of cool: Make your own at QR-Code Generator. Now, for those wondering what this is for, if you have a smart phone there is a free app out there with which you can take a picture of this image and it will redirect you to this website…or give you all my contact info (if I had set it up for that). […]

More news on the Logos Bible Dictionary

Again, this was forwarded to me by my grad assistant. You may recall the earlier discussion about Logos’ intent to create a new, electronically published Bible dictionary and the questions raised regarding editorial oversight and exploitation of graduate students. The final details have come in. Thanks for contacting me. Here’s a bit more about the online Bible dictionary: This Bible dictionary is intended to fill the niche between popular-level and academic resources by providing in-depth […]

Accordance for iOS is out NOW

In yesterday’s post I commented that it was coming soon, well by evening it was released and available in the App store. Accordance for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is now available for FREE. I only saw it at 11:30 pm so I have had little time to play with it but I have very good first impressions. Best of all, if you log in with your account you can use their “Easy Install” feature to […]