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Coding something new

Somewhat to my surprise, I have started coding a new text editor for iOS. I usually have no ideas for new apps. This month, however, I suddenly have ideas for a galaxy of related projects, all of which support the concepts I developed and wrote about several years ago in Plaintext Productivity.

My goal is to write an app that is very simple, configurable (by normal people, not JavaScript programmers), and rock solid, which will be useful for me for planning and tracking things at work. In some small way, I wonder if I am working on something that will end up like Drafts or Editorial, only specialized for people who don’t want to configure anything too much. Even if that’s the case, that’s not such a bad thing to create.


First posts are often hopeful paeans to blogging, and promises to post regularly. This isn’t such a post. This blog is a project, or small set of projects, and that is all. Like all things, this stream of thoughts will eventually run its course.

I was inspired to start a new blog by Manton Reece and Daniel Jalkut, who discuss blogging and Apple programming on their excellent podcast “Core Intiution“. I hope to tie it to sometime soon, once that service launches.

So, here it is. There is more to come.