[TxMt] rave

Patrick Burleson pburleson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 15:36:19 UTC 2005

Not to rain on TextMate's parade ( I use the thing all the freaking
time ), but I saw a program target a writers that I didn't see in your
list. Have you looked at Ulysses (http://www.blue-tec.com/ulysses/)?
It might do some of the things you want as well.

And I agree, a full screen feature would be great. Block out all that
crap I want to check in Firefox. :-)


On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 22:51:09 -0500, Tobias Buckell
<tobias at tobiasbuckell.com> wrote:
> I'm truly and deeply impressed with this program. I'm working on my
> second novel, due to be turned in this September and am about 15,000
> words into it. Previously I used TextEdit to create each chapter, used
> omnioutliner to manage the chapter structure and create the outline and
> do rearranging, and then merged all the files into Word to finish it
> up, and then had to edit it.
> I started the current novel using that system, then switched to a
> program called 'copywrite' which is cool, gave me some of the
> organization features combined with a basic text editor, but it's a bit
> slow when I click around quickly, and I hate having the program get in
> the way of my creative process/writing, which is why I started testing
> programs tonight to see if I could find something better. That and now
> that I've seen this program's project handling I'm deeply in love.
> But there is just one thing I was hoping I could include on a feature
> request to spur me on. Full screen editing! The reason I purchased a
> copy of copywrite is that they said full screen editing would be
> coming, which is where I press a button and the program takes over the
> screen and I have nothing but text and a screen. This is the greatest
> procrastination breaker, and the only program besides copywrite that
> looks to have this feature is MacJournal. Right now I'm seriously
> considering drafting in MacJournal, then copy and pasting into
> Textmate, but man, I'd pay extra for the full screen feature, it's
> worth it.
> Secondly, I've only played with this program for a few minutes, but I
> may be converting my Getting Things Done 'Next Actions' list to it and
> using documents to go to sync the plain folder text files for project
> management.
> Best,
> Tobias Buckell
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> By day I'm a mild-mannered tech worker, by night, a Science Fiction and
> Fantasy writer. You can find out more about my fiction at my website at
> http://www.tobiasbuckell.com where you can read my weblog, join my
> newsletter, find excerpts or free fiction, and find out where you can
> buy my fiction...
> Coming Soon:
> -novel "Crystal Rain" from Tor Books (2006)
> -novel "Ragamuffin" from Tor Books (TBA)
> You can find my short stories in these anthologies out now or coming
> soon:
> -Anakoinosis - I Alien (April 2005)
> -Necahual - So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial SF&F (Oct. 2004)
> -Aerophilia - All Star Zeppelin Stories (Sep. 2004)
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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