Non-mobile, desktop software is “apps” now?
Prices should always be set at random.
It’s like unleaded gasoline – you pay extra to have the lead taken out.
yes I KNOW it is because lead was used as an anti-knock compound and unleaded is more expensive because a more expensive anti-knock compound is being used
It always was. The term ‘killer app’ was in use long before it had anything to do with mobile apps. See http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/103376?redirectedFrom=killer+app#eid40167745 for multiple forms of proof.
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Sure. The context does make the headline confusing, since $50 sounds expensive for a phone art app but is a fairly low price tag to “command” for most graphic-artist-oriented software in Mac OS. Manga Studio is $210 and Corel Painter is $400, for instance.
The really funny caveat? Emacs is built into OSX and it has “artist-mode” which appears to have remarkably similar functionality. Also Emacs is DRM free and free free and open source.
The context is that it’s $50 for an ASCII art app.
It is OSX
Typhon:~ jeremy$ ls /Applications
Adobe DNG Converter.app
Adobe Digital Editions 3.0.app
Adobe Reader 9
because people who use macs like to pay lots of money for everything. the end.
ASCII is a medium that some folks need to deliver in, and doing it by-hand in a text-editor is not efficient. As someone who adds diagrams to code and wikis this sounds like a great time saver. I haven’t looked at the competition, but $50 hardly seems steep for niche software.
How is doing it by hand with a text editor not efficient? I create ASCII art that way.
This program is one of the few which doesn’t seem to just copy and paste a converted image. But, it’s Japanese fonts so not standard ASCII. I’ve yet to find software which does a good job at designing ASCII art versus copying something.
Martin had one which was good (I can’t remember the name right now) but seemed over complicated when I could just do it myself in a text editor. Likely this one will be the same. But, it looks interesting. For people who don’t want to do it themselves this may be a good option to create something of their own.
Apps is a shortform for applications. So, apps have been around far longer than mobile.
This looks like a job for StackExchange!
They suggest using vim, asciio emacs and others,
For me the biggest issue by far is that text editors are made for editing a 1D sequence of characters, but I like to edit diagrams as if they are 2D visualizations. Operations like moving a block in a diagram, drawing connectors, resizing borders, etc. I find this tedious in pure text editors. This tools seems to address that problem by treating the diagram as a diagram that happens to get rendered as a sequence of characters, not a sequence of characters that happens to be a diagram.
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