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The Brave New Bavli: Review of the Artscroll iPad App

Elli Fischer and Shai Secunda have a nice review of the Artscroll iPad app in the Jewish Review of Books. In fact, part of the genius of the app is its sophisticated reinstatement of the Vilna page and its aura. Despite ArtScroll’s best efforts, not to speak of those 10,000 extra pages, the classic Vilna […]

Koren Talmud iPad Version

On a previous post of mine about the new Koren Talmud, Raphaël Freeman of Koren Publishers commented that there will be an iPad version of the new Koren Talmud. Sure enough, I went to the Koren website and from the photo image above you can clearly see an iPad. In the next few months we […]

Artscroll Talmud Goes Digital-Updated

A reliable source of mine has written on Facebook that Artscroll has announced a digital edition of the Artscroll Talmud that will be available before the next Daf Yomi cycle begins in August. This has tremendous potential. Details to follow. Update: Thanks to the link by Steven in the comments below, you can see the […]

New Version of Mellel

Mellel, my favorite multi-lingual word processor for a Mac, is out with a new version. Of all the improvements in this version, the most important one in my opinion is the addition of line numbers. This is important when presenting texts. There is a sale going on for another day or two, so don’t miss […]

Scrivener 2.0 Now Available

Literature and Latte has just released Scrivener 2.0. I am a big fan of Scrivener and think that it is one of the best writing programs for Mac around. I almost always use it for my writing, exporting a document in the final stages to Mellel for some finishing touches. If would like to know […]

The Babylonian Talmud Comes to Accordance

The Babylonian Talmud is now available for users of Accordance software. See here for details. The text is from the editio princeps (Venice, 1520-1523). They have also reformatted Jacob Neusner et al.’s English translation to better work with the original. This is great news for this snowy day. There are still a few tractates which […]

Sifre be-Midbar added to Accordance

The midrash Sifre be-Midbar (Sifre on Numbers) has been added to Accordance. The text is from MS Oxford Bodleian 151.

A Giant Leap for Accordance and Mac Users

Accordance, the unbelievable Mac program for scholars of Biblical and related literature, has just announced the first taste of a Rabbinics bundle which is in the works. Now available for download and purchase are Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael, based on the Munich Codex provided by the Primary Textual Witnesses Project (PTWP) of Bar-Ilan University under the […]

DEVONthink Pro Beta Reviewed

The Apple Blog has reviewed the recent release of the DEVONthink Pro Beta (it looks very nice) and has also posted a comparison of it to Evernote.

Good Introduction to DEVONthink

I have posted about DEVONthink before since I think that it is a great program for Mac users. Here is another nice series of posts about how to use DEVONthink and make the most of its capabilities. 1. Devonthink and Other Mac Apps for History and Humanities Research 2. Devonthink for Historical Research, part II […]

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