Author Archive for Christopher MAYO

How to Change Your Recognition Language Settings in Evernote

Evernote will automatically run OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on PDFs and images in your account, but for the best results, it helps to customize your recognition language. See the directions below for a step-by-step explanation of how to change your…

Cherry Blossoms in the Kojiki

I read an interesting article about cherry blossoms on the PBS site this morning. The PBS article displayed the image above from the 712 Records of Ancient Matters (Kojiki 古事記), and the writer claims that the text contains the “first…

External Keyboard Shortcuts for the iPad

The iPad’s screen keyboard and the bluetooth one paired with it have a number of useful shortcuts that make a huge difference in creating content. I used to lament the lack of a mouse, but now that I’ve become accustomed…

Plain Text for Students and Researchers

I write in plain text whenever I can for several reasons, but you might wonder how this actually works for something like a paper for class, a journal article, or a dissertation. Can You Write a Dissertation in Plain Text?…

Formatting Unformatted Text

I’ve posted before about how I prefer to take my notes in plain, unformatted text. This might seem a little extreme, but in fact, using plain text doesn’t mean you have to give up formatting altogether. Markdown A few years…