How many ways can you skin a cat? That may depend on user skills, tools, and how the cat feels about the whole thing.
How many ways can you edit text and sync your documents between Mac and iPhone? More than you think. It seems we have a new way every couple of weeks. At this rate, in a year or two both iPhone and Mac App Stores will be full.
I Am, Therefore I Edit (and sync)
There’s certainly no shortage of text editors, mini word processors, and full-fledged writing tools for Mac users. Ditto for iPhone users. We humans are a varied lot, so we don’t all use the same tools.
Compositions is the latest Mac text editor for those of us who collect such things during our earthly quest for the ultimate writing tool.
It’s a minimalist text editor (a good phrase to use when there are not many features in an app) which does the basics. Distraction free screen. Sync with Dropbox.
Aha. There’s the big deal. Sync with Dropbox. It’s a Mac, Windows, iPhone app that connects your data to an online service, good for backups and especially good for synchronizing text documents between devices. And it’s mostly free (you pay only if you use too much storage).
Write, Click, Save, Rejoice
There’s a version of Compositions for iPhone users. It’s a competent, cleanly designed text editor with a nominal price tag.
Type away on your iPhone and save your text document to Dropbox. On a Dropbox enabled Mac you can use the Mac version of Compositions to edit documents.
Sounds good, right? Write on your Mac or iPhone and use Dropbox to sync documents back and forth between our highly prized iDevices.
If only your writing and note taking life were that simple.
At best, Compositions is good for quick notes, Mac or iPhone, mostly devoid of features on either, but priced, well, decently. It’s just that there’s no compelling reason to use it because The Best Mac, iPhone, And Windows PC Notes App is Evernote—it has many more features and is free.
You can even Use Evernote To Sync Your Tasks And To Dos. It doesn’t use Dropbox, but uses its own server storage so you get online backup for your text documents as they sync between devices. What’s not to like?