Desktop publishing the open way

One of my favorite apps at the moment is a free and open source desktop publishing tool: Scribus.

You can create template pages and even measured drawings of e.g. a floor plan. Only caveat: the GUI isn’t very Mac-like (it is based on the “Qt” framework) and even worth the behavior is sometimes a bit wired: selected text (looks like selected text) isn’t selected. But: it’s for free and maybe there will be an update soon (version I use: 1.3.9).

Best diary and notes iPhone app

Meemo: a good and free app for taking notes in categories and with a diary function. All notes are stamped by a date and time. Special feature is the backup function: the SQLite database can be converted to a CSV file using the Mac tool “SQL-” and thus be edited and analysed in more detail afterwards.

It is also a good tool to get some ideas sorted.