interested in this — it will be another post that one, perhaps two will find worthwhile to read. I’ll write it anyway, because I love stuff like this.
Some time ago, Automattic (=WordPress) acquired a service named CloudUp. I read about it, pretty much shrugged, at first, but as always, my curiosity got the better of me, so I installed it. Since then, it’s been sitting there in the bar at the top of my screen, doing nothing.
The other night, I somehow discovered to easy and convenient it was to just drag stuff [screen shots, pictures, highlighted text and so on] up to that little C — the icon for CloudUp, and get a URL for sharing or whatever I wanted to do with it … store some text, perhaps. Let’s say, for example, that you’re engrossed in something online, but you come across a quote that you find totally irresistible: Hightlight it, and just drag it with your mouse to CloudUp.
If you don’t store all your photos in there, it’s a neat and handy little service, for quick sharing. It’s still in «invitation only-mode» but you get them rather swiftly, and I have a few, should anyone be interested.
Now, I’m not the spokesperson for Automattic or CloudUp, there are other services out there that do the same thing — Simplenote, just to mention one. Which brings me to next topic…
Since the days of FriendFeed came to a halt in 2008, I must have lived in some kind of oblivious dream world. Before, I used to be on top of all new and shiny gadgets there was on the web. Then I lost it! This wasn’t only because of FriendFeed, but also because they all started talking so much about apps for the iPhone, and there I was lost, as I didn’t have one. Now I do — a little late in the game, but still!
Most of my life, I’ve kept some kind of diary. This has gone in cycles, and never too ambitious, but still little scribbles from time to time. It’s nice to have and look back over the years. This past year, I’ve used DayOne for this purpose. It’s only for Mac/iPhone/iPad but absolutely terrific. It’s a beautiful app! However … all that said, I found myself wanting something that I could read/write online too … in the web browser. It’s just me … I have hang-ups like that 🙂
Started searching, and in all the hundreds of hits, EverNote seemed to be on top. At first, I got almost annoyed, because I’ve had EverNote since 2008 and never paid attention to it. I had the impression that it was complicated (!) and it wasn’t for me — only for people with businesses or a very busy lifestyle [very popular expression these days!]. I have neither 🙂 In any event, since it’s so popular, I felt I needed to check it out again to see what it could do in the way of journal-keeping. A whole new world opened up to me! It does all the things I’ve mentioned above — now I have a little elephant I can drag stuff to! 😀
First off, I found a little “add-on” or plugin, vJournal, for quick entries in my journal. It lives on all three devices; Mac, iPhone and iPad. Even if I’m … against all odds … very active, and write many notes in one day, they’re automatically merged in one for each date. Terrific!
And if you haven’t fallen asleep yet, I also found out about postach.io for EverNote. You can post blogs, directly from EverNote. WordPress is not yet supported, however. I signed up in order to see how it works, and you end up with a full-blown blog — that you could possibly use as a tumbl blog. Here’s mine: marmothill.postach.io. The comment system there is powered by Disqus.
‘WHY would I want all this stuff’, you ask?! “Because it’s fun, or for the adventure of it all”, I say 🙂