inessential by Brent Simmons

Two iPad apps I just got

I just bought Prompt by Panic. I was inspired by that guy who replaced his Macbook with an iPad. It occurred to me that I could ssh into my dev machine from anywhere in the house and write code using vim. And I’m just weird enough to want to do that. (By “anywhere in the house” I really mean “three feet away on my other desk.”)

Prompt is cool. Simple, good.

I also got my friend (and fellow resident of sunny, lovely Ballard) Hal Mueller’s app HistoryPointer. (App store link.) (It’s a universal iPhone and iPad app.) It detects where you are and shows you, on a map, historical locations nearby. It uses the National Register of Historic Places. Totally handy. I love apps that reveal the coolness of the world around you.