Skala Color

Last month, I got some interesting details about Bjango’s new app Skala from Marc Edwards in The Dialogue. Everyone has been waiting for a beta for a while now. To help us cope with the wait, Bjango releases Skala Color today. Skala Color is a color picker that has been built for OS X and can be accessed in any native application that accesses the standard colour pickers on OS X.

Skala Color has been built keeping in mind all the formats you will need for iOS, Android, Web and OS X development. Once you install it and use it for some time, you will wonder how things were before Skala Color. It makes working with colours in Xcode a whole lot easier. I love how it detects a colour values copied to clipboard and lets you work with them instantly. Hue and Opacity sliders with 4x precision are also available.

This is the colour picker you need and have been waiting for on OS X and it is already better than everything else out there. Best of all, you can get it for free from the website.

Quoth Steve

Quoth Steve

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Quoth Steve is really stupendously crafted web app that displays quotes from the late Steve Jobs. It shows you a new quote every day and acts sort of a source of inspiration for you. But the most notable feature of Quoth Steve is that it doesn’t really feel like a web app.

Technically, Quoth Steve is built using HTML, CSS & Javascript. However, it really shines on an iOS device. You can install the app on your homescreen and it works just as a native app would, without the Safari UI chrome ruining the fun. You can swipe between the daily quotes and use the hamburger button to view the basement that lists all the quotes until today. You really have to try it out. That said, Quoth Steve works just as great on a Mac or in Safari.

The beauty of the app is not just in how it looks, but also how it works. You can mark a quote as favorite and it syncs across all your devices. You can tap a quote to view more details about it, as well as share it to the usual social networks. There’s also search included for you, in case you’re trying to recollect that quote you’d read a few days ago.

You can check out Quoth Steve by visiting this url here.

Scanbot for Android

Scanbot, the very pretty document scanning app for iPhone that helps you quickly scan your documents to the cloud, is now also available for Android. Similar to the iPhone app, Scanbot supports online cloud services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Evernote, OneDrive and Yandex, so you can choose the one you already use.

You can download Scanbot from Google Play for just $0.99.

The Side: Editorial 1.1 Teaser

Editorial is one of the most powerful apps in existence today. I use it everyday and it is even in the Editor’s Choice of 2013. Ole teased Editorial 1.1 a while back and I’ve been using the beta and it is amazing. Editorial already offered insane value for money and now it gets multitudes better. He even made it public that an iPhone version was in the works. Head over to his post here for screenshots and more information on a release time frame. Editorial for iPad is available on the App Store for $4.99.

Slicereader

Slicereader

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If you are a fan of the written word displayed on an a high resolution illuminated screen, Mac is the best place to be. Over the past few years the experience of reading and writing on the Mac has kept on improving. There are innovative Markdown editors like Ulysses and Writer Pro out there, as well as beautiful RSS readers like Readkit. Slicereader joins this club with its own take on reading on the Mac.

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Mextures Masthead

Mextures 2.0

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A few weeks ago, Preshit showed me this app on his phone called Mextures by Merek Davis. I used it for a bit and was really impressed. I assumed it would be your typical filters app that had everything important only available as in app purchases. I was so wrong. I couldn’t believe the amount of stuff the app had and how gorgeous it looked. Fast forward to a few days ago, Mextures 2.0 hit as a free update to the original app, making it one of the best photography apps on the iPhone available today.

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