September 10, 2010
Mariner Software's journaling and blogging software, MacJournal, is about to make the leap to another one of Apple's mobile iDevices, the iPad. The company has also decided to take this opportunity to enhance MacJournal for iPhone's UI, while also adding some often-requested features in a soon-to-be-released update. MacJournal for iPad will give you the ability to capture your thoughts, organize and edit them, and then publish the results -- if you wish -- to popular blogging services like Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Wordpress or MobileMe while on-the-go or just sitting on your sofa at home. The iPad's multi-touch screen and larger keyboard will also give you more of a desktop software-like feel, as opposed to the more cramped experience provided by the iPhone version. MacJournal for iPad will include a variety of features already found in the desktop version of the software, like the ability to search or browse for entries, and the ability to add tags, dates and colored labels for better organization. Since you will be using the app while on the go, you will be able to protect the entire app or individual journals with a pass code. The app will also be able to sync with the desktop or even iPhone version of MacJournal, helping keep your thoughts in order no matter where you are. MacJournal for iPad has already been submitted for review, and should be available in the App Store any day now for $5.99. But Mariner isn't forgetting MacJournal for iPhone. The developer has submitted a v1.1 update for the iPhone version alongside the iPad version. The update will address some UI issues, while enhancing the overall experience via new features:
- Enhanced Interface: Now incorporates warmer/ softer color scheme.
- Labels: Color-label journal entries in one of twelve different colors.
- Tags: Add relevant keyword tags to your entries.
- iOS 4 fast app-switching functionality introduced.
- Remembered Machines: Streamlined syncing with a list of previously-synced machines or devices.
- Navigational arrows in the Entry screen, to switch between entries quickly.
- Change an entry's information (topic, container, tags, and label) from within the entry editor screen.
- Improved support for unordered lists. Asterisks now supported.