Daily Archives: 2006-08-09

TypePad Mobile Launched

About 5 months after acquiring SplashBlog, TypePad today announced the release of TypePad Mobile:

Today we’re excited to announce the release of TypePad Mobile, a free application for your Palm, Windows Mobile or Symbian Series 60 smartphone that lets you post photos and entries to your TypePad blogs and photo albums with just a few clicks.

I expect the new software will work very well. SplashData has a history of writing solid Palm OS applications and with this software being integrated directly into TypePad, should provide a smooth interaction for the user.

I don’t have a TypePad account, so can’t really try it out. I’m still waiting for a good mobile blog posting solution for Movable Type. Actually, I wonder if this new software will also support Vox? It would make sense to do so. I just got an invite to Vox yesterday and will be checking it out soon hopefully.

(Via Jeff Clavier)

Going Adobe-Free for PDFs

After dealing with slow startup times and constant update nags with Adobe Acrobat, I’ve decided to take the plunge and go “Adobe-free” for my PDF support.

Instead, I’m now running:

  • Foxit Reader is a free, lightweight PDF reader; I’ve just started using it and it seems to work just fine; it’s been able to read and properly render all the PDFs I’ve thrown at it so far
  • CutePDF Writer is a PDF printer, allowing you to create PDFs from any Windows application; I’ve used this for a few years now and it’s rock solid

Notice I didn’t say “Adobe-free”…I am still running PhotoShop :)