This time of the year

Its the time of the year where, for my part, I have to prepare a wish list for both my birthday in the beginning of December and Christmas – which I actually kinda like doing.

Most of my family live in the other end of the country, and we don’t see each other as much as we all would like us to, which sometimes can make it hard to find presents for each other. Therefore I each year make my wish list early.

This is wish list for 2013 (in Danish)

Do you have any suggestions for my wish list? – and what are your wishes for Christmas?

Sublime Text

If you, just like me, enjoys writing the occasional line of HTML, JavaScript, PHP or CSS, you’ve probably tried your fair share of text editors – and had your good and bad experiences.

For a long period of time I was a great advocate for the text editor Espresso ($75) by MacRabbit, because I liked the look and feel of the application, and the functionalities fitted my needs. However  since I started at a new job in May 2013, I was introduced to Sublime Text 2 ($70), switched to using it instantly, and haven’t regretted the switch.

Sublime Text 2
Sublime Text 2 displaying Flat UI Pro by Designmodo

Sublime Text is a light-weight text editor with great performance. It is an awesome all-around editor that works well for markup, coding, scription and text in general.

The creators of Sublime Text refers to it as “The text editor you’ll fall in love with“, and they are absolutely right.

Tips and tricks

The following is a list of tips and tricks that I use frequently:

Alt + [ click & drag ]: Selects the text that is inside the dragged rectangle.

[ select a phrase ] → CMD + D: Selects the next occurrence of the selected phrase.

CMD + Shift + F: Search every file open within the current Sublime Text window.

CMD + P: Makes you search for and switch to any open file.

CMD + R: Makes you search for and jump to any function within a file.

CMD + Alt + 2: Split-screen mode ideal for comparing files (It is possible to use the numbers from 1 to 5 – 1 is normal view).


Text selection
These tricks work well in the Notes app:

  • Tap a word twice to select the whole word.
  • Tap four times on a paragraph to select the whole paragraph.
  • Place one finger in the beginning of a desired selection and another finger at the end – hold for a while. The text between the two fingers is selected.
  • Tap twice in the beginning of desired selection and immediately start dragging pin to extend it. (don’t detach finger after second tap)

To undo edited text, shake the device, and then tap the “Undo”-button.


  • Tab the screen once to automatically focus and adjust exposure to the tabbed region.
  • Tab the screen and hold for two seconds to lock  the focus and exposure to that region (“AE/EF Lock”).
  • In “Video” mode, double tab the screen to use widescreen view for the recording.

Google Maps-app

Find the map that you want awailable offline and search for “ok maps”. This will cache the on-sceen map.


Swipe the calculator display to the right in order to delete the latest number added.


In a rush? – Set your iPhone to “Airplane mode” as you charge it. The battery will recharge a lot faster.