A Bridge

For those of us stuck in the limbo world between Apple at home and Windows at work I offer help with workflows with Resoph notes, http://www.resoph.com/ResophNotes/Welcome.html . The text program syncs up nicely to Simplenote which in turn syncs up to NVAlt. This way information is shared on all devices from PC to iOS devices to iMac…

This little hack? I don’t know if it’s a bone fide hack but this trick really helps bridge both worlds. I have given up the fight of trying to “turn” the IT department from the dark side of Microsoft. And, while I never bought any Windows for Mac software stories from the Internet indicate that the programs really don’t work all that well. Plus they are to expensive to maybe work. So I have decided to try and come up with as many hacks and workflows that I can that bridge the worlds.

If you are in the same spot and know of any tricks please share them. I’m sure I’m not the only corporate stooge dealing with this problem.

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And one more thing…

Horace Dediu’s post “Building and dismantling the Windows advantage” offers a great explanation of what happened to Microsoft’s dominant market position. May I offer one more reason why many people may have turned to Apple after the turn of the century? And, I propose this as just one of many reasons but a reason none the less…The Apple store. Non-nerds feel comfortable buying a computer knowing that if something goes wrong or if they have a question they can drop off their i-device to a genius and say “fix it”! The Apple store also was built and is run to serve its customers not just to sell stuff. That, I believe is a great advantage to the millions of people who are computer users and not hobbyists.