Dear Essay users,
Thanks for supporting our rich text editor app. As many of you know, Essay is no longer available in the App Store. The good news is that I have been working with Evernote to bring rich text editing to their fantastic application. This means you get all of the rich text editing you love paired with the strong organization and sync capabilities of Evernote, all for free.
Learn more about the new Evernote functionality at
Essay is a rich text editor that offers only the most essential formatting options to keep the writer concentrated on the document. The file format used is HTML which is itself is the base format of all web pages and therefore well supported and well documented. There are various ways of importing and exporting documents to Essay. As a little plus Essay also features sending texts as formated HTML emails like you are used from the desktop. Word and character counting gives you control of your works progress as you type. We hope you enjoy Essay as much as we do.
Essay is available now on the Apple AppStore.
I’m happy to see the mov.io service has launched recently. Oliver Wagner and Oliver Köster have build a clean and elegant service to easily share videos on Twitter. I contributed the iPhone app to this project which is still in the approval process for the Apple AppStore. Hope you enjoy and use the new service. Continue reading
Twittori.com is our current project that adds geo tagging to Twitter messages. It is very easy to use and intends to bring a more useable geo dimension into the Twitter World.
Unlike other services this is done by a tiny URL that itself contains all geo location informations e.g. http://GE0.at/0MbEX8 which locates the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This is achieved by a modified ‘geohash’ algorithm (more on that at Wikipedia).
The second unique feature is that users can follow places in a similar way than they are used to follow users on Twitter. Therefore the earth is divided in discrete squares of about 0.25 square kilometers. You can keep updated by subscribing to a RSS Feed or visiting the web site. Continue reading