If you do a lot of writing on your iPad, you know how important a good word processing app is. Whether you're using a Bluetooth keyboard or have somehow mastered the virtual one, ultra-minimal interfaces and smart features have made writing on the iPad a joy, with apps like iA Writer and Write for iPad transforming the way we work. You probably don't think you need another one, but that's only because you haven't tried Editorial. With rich formatting and powerful automation features, Editorial isn't a stripped-down tablet app with a pretty face – it's one of the best text editors we've ever used, on our iPads or anywhere else.
If you have ever listened to our podcasts, or if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've been a long time Android fangirl. I've always been in favor of the Google ecosystem--the openness, the flexibility, the company's primary-colored logo. Up until recently, I swore by it. At social gatherings with other techies, I'd loudly proclaim how difficult it was to navigate iOS, and how its static 16-icon screens weren't conducive to multitasking. I loved the Android's widgets, the physical back button, and the ability to hold down on an item to bring up more options. I also loved Google Maps and its totally gratis turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the Facebook and Twitter integration. The Android user interface also felt more intuitive--the fluidity between screens as you scrolled back and forth felt natural, as much as a phone could feel in the palm of your hand.
Apple’s 1984 Macintosh advert is a classic of modern advertising, and it nailed the countercultural appeal of both Apple and personal computing: in Apple’s hands the computer was an agent of liberty, bringing everybody freedom, opportunity and really nice stuff. Is today’s Apple more Big Brother than liberator?