Latin WORDS + Lion

The lovable crutch, Latin WORDS for Mac (the studious Latin student shouldn’t use it!) is not supported with the new Mac OS X Lion upgrade.  If you rely on this application, the web version will have to be the default choice until there is an upgrade for Whitaker’s WORDS. I doubt it will happen.*

* Update: Read the comments below about Interpres (or click here).


Useful tools

For Mac enthusiasts in the throes of (ancient) language study (or any study in general), you may find these links of freeware to be a great help. The first is Genius (compare Ebbinghaus; Chris Heard gives a thumbs up).  This has now replaced my old study habit of using physical flash-cards.  These days I can’t study without it.  Click the link to read more.  The second one is a Latin dictionary, Latin WORDS (also for Windows users) that I use for quick searches (not to replace the Perseus project). Both are recommended (or all three, counting Ebbinghaus, if you’d like)!

Back-up storage

In his post on Tyndale Tech, Mark Goodacre gives a few helpful suggestions with permanent back-up online.

One of them, GSpace, I didn’t hear about until I read his post. GSpace explains that it “turns the 2GB of your Gmail account into free online storage. With Gspace you can manage unlimited Gmail accounts to store all type of files within its simple, user friendly interface.” So I encourage you to test it out if you have a Gmail account or are thinking about opening one.

Another storage-style site is Goowy. I came across this one just a few weeks ago. It acts as a virtual desktop (a “computer away from home”) with 1GB free storage available. But you can upgrade the storage for a fee.

One heavy-duty free storage is MediaMax, with 25GB.

There are several places at which to store your files (as some of you’ve noticed I use Google Docs & Spreadsheets). Back up your files or become like hoi loipoi (“the rest”) or hoi polloi (“the many”)!