MAY 15, 2020

iA Writer 5.5 Brings Real-Time Markdown to PDF Previews

This sparked a smile on my face.

I don't even remember when I paid for iA Writer (both desktop and mobile) yet I keep getting awesome updates in a consistent bases for the Information Architects team.

Their latest update — iA Writer 5.5 — showed up yesterday on my machines with PDF previews (!) that update in real time, which lets me skip one step on my process, which is often exporting, opening a PDF in Preview, and then iterate through the changes I want to make. The preview respects the page size you've setup for printing as well as the title page, headers, footers, and page numbering.

iA Writer 5.5 for Mac and iOS has arrived. The update adds a powerful mix of functionality and delicate subtlety that will improve your writing workflow.

Congratulations to the team, really. And thanks so much for making my writing experience such a joy.

Read more on their blog.

JUNE 17, 2015

After giving some space to Evan Williams and Dick Costolo, Jack Dorsey has returned to Twitter as CEO. He is—as said by The New York Times—the man who sent the first tweet:

As the man who sent the first tweet in 2006 and a product visionary who led the company in its early years, Mr. Dorsey helped make the micromessaging service into a global platform that now has more than 300 million active users, from celebrities like President Obama and Katy Perry whose tweets are followed by millions to ordinary people with just a few dozen followers.


Mr. Dorsey was the driving force for many of Twitter’s product innovations during that time, like the ability to embed tweets on other sites, but was also a polarizing figure, firing product managers and fostering an atmosphere of secrecy and paranoia, according to current and former associates.

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