Nobody told me about the iOS undo button

This is what I get for drafting all my stories outside of Medium.

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My new normal for a while has been this — I’m hunched over my bedside at 12pm, jotting down ideas for forthcoming stories on the Notes app of my iPhone. The ideas weren’t particularly flowing today, but all was well.

Until I accidentally deleted a mammoth of a paragraph.

I like to think of myself as being an inordinately careful typist, so that threw me. The surprise turned to shock when I reached for the Notes undo button and… there was none. My Thursday was off to the races.

As I later found out, iOS has a built-in, universal undo feature. I’m less annoyed now about deleting my work than about the fact the remedy was hidden in plain sight.

(And yes, there’s a redo button for the undecideds)

I don’t know the ratio of Android to iPhone users out there, but hopefully this ramble helps at least one of you.

Writing is my antidote to dissatisfaction. Trying to keep my head above water, post-COVID and always