Choosing Your Markdown Editor: A Comparison of Ulysses and Drafts

Ulysses and Drafts are both extraordinary apps. They each sit at the top of the heap of iOS Markdown editors, offering unique strengths that may appeal more to one type of user or another.

I'm a fan of Drafts, in fact, I'm using it to publish this link. I've tried Ulysses, it seems like it could be a very good tool for those who write a lot, but I don't and I found a few things I didn't really like about it. Each to their own, right.

Building a tweet in Shortcuts

I’m still a little annoyed about the pause at the Pythonista step. Maybe there’s a trick I don’t know about to get it to return to the shortcut. Or maybe I should consider rewriting that step in JavaScript so I can use Scriptable, which I think is more suited for use as a Shortcuts step.

I really need to spend more time with Shortcuts. I also need to start learning Python and Javascript.

Designing in public

I’ve moved my domain / blog back to my own server, previously hosted on, as I’ve started working on a larger project and so I needed to really re-familiarise myself with WordPress and managing servers and all the fun stuff that goes along with owning ones content.

Anyway, I’m writing this post to have an entry to work on the layout / design, with most of the elements I would typically use in a post.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

I might also post an ordered list;

  1. this is the first item
  2. this is the second item
  3. this is the third item

Wellington Phoenix (2) : Newcastle Jets (1) – VAR at it again in scrappy affair

The referee performance was an absolute joke…and the VAR just made it worse.

Hopefully, this doesn’t become the story of the season. It will turn people away from football if it does.