Tag Archives: API

Directory of Distraction-free Writing Tools

By | January 13, 2009

(2009 June: added two no delete editors) Editors A working list of tools to reduce writers’ distraction. I’ve been using some of them for a while; I was inspired by Cory Doctorow’s latest post on the matter to collect what I could together. All are free unless otherwise stated.  No backspace/delete editors Typewriter “All you can do is… Read More »

A Backpack Widget

By | July 15, 2005

For Backpack fans and Mac users, a widget from Chipt Productions, LLC: which interfaces with Backpack using an API they supply. In order to use it, you will need your API Key. Neat stuff. When will a Klips or Konfabulator version be available for mere Windows mortals? Related Posts:The Buzztracker Widget June 8, 2005 Watching the World Cup… Read More »

The Fast-moving Backpack

By | May 18, 2005

At the risk of becoming a PR machine for 37 Signals and Backpack, they’ve come out with another interesting feature, this time an API: Jason Fried tells me that the API will mean “developers…can now build on top of Backpack their own apps, pull Backpack data into their own systems, push data to Backpack from custom apps…” These… Read More »

Backpack Offers Tags

By | May 13, 2005

I’m just chatting with Jason Fried of 37Signals, the guys behind Backpack, Ta-da List and Basecamp (which you should check out, if you haven’t already). Jason tells me he has today added tags to Backpack. Here’s a snippet of our conversation (and here’s a movie of it in action): Jason Fried (37 Signals): Tags are just quick and easy… Read More »

On News Visualization, Part III

By | May 12, 2005

This week’s Loose Wire column in WSJ is about visualizing news. Researching the column I had a chance to interview Marcos Weskamp, the guy behind the very cool newsmap, who is setting up a studio specializing in interface design and information visualization for the web called B2 inc (no website available yet). Here’s an edited transcript of our… Read More »