They Call it "Hydra"

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by City of Glass, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,


    I just downloaded a new, multi-user text editing application called "Hydra" . . . (link below):

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/hydra.html

    It's not Shareware, so you don't have to worry about the annoyance of nag messages -- like the beautiful but persistent "Acquisition."

    About Hydra: I love it. I use it now more than any other text editing application, which is something. For screenplays, I used to pull out the old "Final Draft" -- but Hydra handles that kind of project in a much more intelligent way.

    It's also a "concise program," using very little memory while being both graceful and efficient. There are no ungainly panels of "endless" features to tinker with here. Just a quaint text-editing program which sometimes causes me to wish that every document could be ASCII.

    Anyway, don't forget to download it . . .

    Sincerely Yours,


    City of Glass
     
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    Huh? How can a simple text editor compare with Final Draft? I can see using Hydra for projects where real-time collaboration was a necessity, but for single-writer screenplays, nothing compares to Final Draft.
     
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    teabgs

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    Yeah.....How can it be better than Final Draft?!?!?!


    Final Draft is so easy and formats everything so very well....
     
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    NavyIntel007

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    I've been using Hydra for like a month. I love it. Although I haven't connected with anyone to edit a document, it's prefered over emacs or TextEdit.
     
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    I didn't say that Hydra was "better" or more feature-rich than Final Draft. It isn't . . . but it's more fun to use. More intelligent. Concise. Tighter.

    The difference between a new, speedy 350Z and a luxurious, late-nineties Semi Truck.


    C.o.G.
     
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    maradong

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    It looks really great. That s all i can say :)
     
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    NavyIntel007

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    Anyone tried to link two Hydras together?
     

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