Jan-Lukas Else

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Always when I see news about writing tools like the iOS app Ulysses (which apparently just released an update), I ask myself if people really need apps like this to develop a writing habit?

I prefer to type text directly into my blog editor (which is just a plain text field) or on my phone into the simple editor of the Indigenous Android app. And when I don’t blog, I just use Notepad++ to take notes.

I thought about whether I want my editor to highlight Markdown formatting, but I concluded that I don’t need it. Markdown is simple enough, and when I’m not super tired or drunk, I don’t do any formatting errors.

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