Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Writing in the Terminal provides a distraction-free environment to get your thoughts onto digital paper; however, you may be missing a crucial modern-day writing convenience: spell checking. With a little command line utility called “spell,” you can easily see where spelling mistakes lie within your documents. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to edit your way through a document in the Terminal.
This week's tips will help you master spell checking on your iOS device so you'll never have to worry about embarrassing typos (unless they are intentional--or for "creative" reasons). You'll also learn about managing the iOS virtual keyboard by adding or changing the languages supported, and the keyboard layout--never miss another umlaut! And finally, we'll also teach you about a super-dee-dooper passcode lock that even your friends can't figure out.