P.S. Notes has been updated

P.S. Notes isn’t the only thing that has been updated, either! DayJournal, DayTasks, and P.S. Notes have all been updated. Here are the notes about what’s new.

DayTasks, DayJournal, and P.S. Notes have been updated to use the HeaderBar so they look better and sleeker on your desktop. DayJournal has also been improved to import journal entries made on Blip Journal for iPhone.

Updates To P.S. Notes.

.txt or .md

P.S. Notes now has an option to work with .md files as opposed to .txt files. You can work with one or the other at any given time.

Write Mode

There’s also a new Write Mode you can toggle from the settings menu or by hitting Ctrl-w. In Write Mode, the notes list will hide and the text will perfectly align itself so you can focus on writing. Take a look:

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Write Mode in P.S. Notes.

The width of your text is perfectly preserved when switching in and out of Write Mode. Try making the notes list wider or the window larger before going into Write Mode to find the best setup for you. P.S. Notes remembers how you like it the next time you open it. Try it out now by installing from the PPA!

Install From the PPA

The apps I make here are free. There are various ways you can donate to support what I’m working on whether it be through Gumroad or the Ubuntu Software Center. But the versions of these apps on the Ubuntu Software Center will not be updated. You can always have the latest versions by installing from the PPA or downloading the individual installers from the PPA packages page.

Set up the PPA by doing this, for example, to install P.S. Notes:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thejambi/thejambi
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install psnotes

If the PPA does not work for you, or you want to simply download the .deb packages without using the PPA, you can do that from the ppa package details page.

I recommend using elementary OS to have the best experience with your computer. The PPA will be best supported on the latest version of elementary.

Please say thank you for my work – and spread the word!

I have worked hard to create the best plain-text, future-proof journal for Ubuntu, the best plain-text no-nonsense note taking solution for Ubuntu, and the best task manager that works with todo.txt for Ubuntu. To support my work, visit http://gum.co/thanksZach and pay what you would like for any of these apps you enjoy. I appreciate the support and encouragement!

I can’t get by without these on my computer – they are that essential! Please spread the word to Ubuntu users you know who might benefit from using these tools.

Check Your Word Count in P.S. Notes.

An update to P.S. Notes is available that adds a word count feature. In honor of NaNoWriMo, I added this feature for anyone using P.S. Notes for any kind of writing that lends itself to having a word count be handy. The word count will show up automatically after you get the update, and you can turn it off by unchecking the Word Count option in the extra options buried in the far right side of the toolbar.

Speaking of “in honor of NaNoWriMo,” take a look at this short bit of code I wrote to randomly print 50,000 words. (Seeing how that doesn’t quite end up as a real story, a next programming challenge for NaNoWriMo could be: take in some text and print that text, but with the words “so very, very” added in front of every adjective to jack up your word count!)

Circle of Fifths – Infinite 2048 Game Available for iPhone!

I’ve been hard at work with Caleb on our Circle of Fifths app for iPhone since our Kickstarter campaign finished. Well now the app is available for iPhone on the app store! Get it now, turn up the volume, and experience it!

Be sure to try out my favorite color scheme, ICIYL, from the Settings in the app, and check out I CARE IF YOU LISTEN today.