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Posted by Steve
Jan 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM


MadaboutDana wrote:
>In terms of desktops/laptops; yes, I’m tempted to move to Apple: first,
>because of the ghastly cryptoviruses out there at the moment, which are
>primarily Windows-targeted, and second, because I’ve just bought and set

Maybe this will help:


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 7, 2014 at 02:38 PM


Hi Alexander - sorry, back into “work” mode, it’s all a bit stressful, really…

Wunderlist: yes, not ideal, still doesn’t match all my needs (colours/tags in particular; the three-part screen it does do, kind of), but it’s so solid I’ve finally gone back to it (only to discover that it sometimes hiccups when syncing)!

I like TickTick, but Wunderlist is more ubiquitous, in constant development (version 3.0 due out soon, apparently), and despite above-mentioned hiccups, very stable. It sends reminders by e-mail, is accessible from more or less anywhere… it’s just very well-designed. The thing that’s made a big difference to me: the use of starred entries to prioritise tasks. Not all task apps allow you to do that, but Wunderlist does - the feature turns it into something more like Priorities, which I’m very fond of.

It’s still a bit too list-like for me; colours would be nice, and I could really do with folding, but I’m using it more efficiently than before.

As for MS Office: I hear what you say about Word, but if we moved over to Mac I would be quite happy to use (a) Pages or (b) LibreOffice. I’ve been experimenting with the latter for many months, and to be honest, unless you’ve got a complex Word document to edit, you’d never know you were using something that wasn’t Word.

Pages’ Word compatibility has also improved. Again, it’s not perfect, but it’s vastly better than before (despite the various excised features that got people so upset just before Christmas). Our document templates are all Word-based, but I recently edited and delivered an edited Word file to a client from my iPad: there was no appreciable difference in look/quality.

The only thing I could conceivably miss in Word is the grammar function, which does occasionally pick up silly errors (plural vs. singular, verbal disagreements etc.), although it also picks up lots of perfectly legitimate stuff. But there are alternative utilities!


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 7, 2014 at 03:00 PM


Thanks, Steve - that was very useful indeed, and also gave me the useful link to personal encryption-blocking software ‘CryptoPrevent’ (http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/)


Posted by Magenda
Feb 5, 2014 at 03:48 AM


jaslar wrote:
Happy New Year!
> >I spent most of my day fussing around, first, with KAMAS (remember that
>one?) on DOSBox, both on Linux and Windows. Wonderful software - but no,
>I’ve moved on.

Kamas, the last time I had a really complete understanding of my PIM software.  Hard to remember that far back, but wasn’t it a CPM program? 


Posted by jaslar
Feb 5, 2014 at 02:37 PM


I know. For many years, KAMAS WAS my brain. It made the move to DOS, but never to Windows. But it seems to run reasonably well in DOSBOX, although sometimes there seem to be glitches when you quit.


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