Author Archives: Targuman

Using Dropbox for Word Editing on iPad (or, living without Quickoffice and using Pages)

As I noted last week Google’s loving update of QuickofficeHD has removed the connectivity with Dropbox. (They did make the app free, but you are stuck with Google Drive as your only cloud option.) The problem is that I was too optimistic … Continue reading

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Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs | TUAW

This is very welcome news for many if it means you can, in fact, edit RTF files. It will probably be this weekend before I can play with it to offer a report.   Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text … Continue reading

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Deleting all footnotes from Nisus Writer Pro – Easy!

I made some tweaks and updates to my translation of Targum Ruth and I wanted to update it on the site. Before I did that I wanted to delete all the footnotes. You see, I use notes in my translation … Continue reading

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“Facebook IPO: Good for the Jews?” or anyone?

This is a very curious article by Uriel Heilman. He begins with something interesting: If the Talmud were written today, would it look like Facebook?First, the rabbis of the Mishnaic period post a Jewish legal rule. Then, Talmudic sages weigh … Continue reading

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From TUAW: Inkling to sell iPad textbooks in over 900 college bookstores

Inkling is an e-book publishing platform thats currently running an app on the App Store, and while Apple has been making an official push for more textbooks in iBooks, Inkling is strengthening its own holdings. The company has made a … Continue reading

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Wired: Evernote Acquires iPad App Penultimate

Evernote Expands Note-Taking Empire By Acquiring iPad App Penultimate | Epicenter | The company that makes one of the best apps for taking notes, on mobile devices or otherwise, is scooping up another app.  

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New blog: Academic Workflows on Mac

My grad assistant @ericleewelch just sent me to this blog. Looks very useful to the likes of us. Academic Workflows on a Mac This is a blog about being a more productive academic with or without a Mac. We explore how to … Continue reading

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Podcast Short: the Macs in my office

Office, a set on Flickr. I recently recorded a podcast for the SHC with Dan Veltri, co-founder of He noticed I had a few old Apple machines in my office. Play in new window | Download  

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Text Editors for iOS devices

This is from TUAW and a useful chart it is. As I noted earlier this week, I do use text editors on the iPad, but mostly I use QOHD (which is not on this list since it is more than … Continue reading

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Using Quickoffice Pro HD with Dropbox on the iPad

As part of my workflow I use QuickOffice Pro HD in conjunction with DropBox. DropBox is a service that allows you to backup, access, and share documents and is free for the first 2 GB. I have a subscription and use … Continue reading

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