Yearly Archive: 2012

The Beautiful Pixels Editor’s Choice of 2012

So far, as a part of our ‘Best of 2012‘ series, we’ve already shown you our picks for the Best App Icons, Best UI Animations, the Best apps to replace the default/stock apps on iOS. So today, to conclude the series and the year, we thought we’d pick the absolute best apps of 2012. Mikhail and Preshit have put together a list of their favorite apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android and Mikhail has curated a list of his favorite...

Best of 2012: Stock App Alternatives

As a part of our ‘Best of 2012‘ series to end of this year, we’ve already shown you our picks for Best App Icons and the Best UI Animations so far. We thought today would be a good day to feature some excellent alternative apps or replacements to the stock/default apps that Apple offers for iOS. We’re sure many of our readers would’ve either gifted or received an iOS device this holiday season, so this list will hopefully help you...

Best of 2012: UI Animations

We continue our ‘Best of 2012‘ series with our favourite UI animtions from apps that came out this year. Apps can have stunning UIs & great functionality, but having unique animations and transitions in them make you coming back to them and make the apps worthy of showing off the platform. A good animation or transition when you least expect it gives you that feeling of delight and often makes you fall in love with it. 2012 has seen many...

Salon.io — What you see is what it is [Sponsor]

A huge thanks to Salon.io for sponsoring our RSS feed this week. They have an excellent online tool for creating drag/drop/arrange kind of web pages and it works great. Go ahead and check them out. A Berlin based team introduces a new process for designing web pages where every change is immediately visible – there is no need to save, preview or update – what you see is what it is. Anyone can use Salon.io to quickly and easily create...

Best of 2012: App Icons

2012 was a fantastic year for pixels. We saw plenty of beautiful apps being released on all the popular platforms as well as some stunning examples of meticulous pixel craftsmanship all throughout the year. 2012 was also a great year for Beautiful Pixels. Not only did we cross 100,000 RSS subscribers in September (Currently over 160k), we also completed three whole years of writing about our Unhealthy lust for UI Design this December. It has been been a great ride...

Press for Android is So Good That It Doesn’t Need a Fancy Title

I was extremely late to the Google Reader & the whole RSS party. I never really bothered with it until I used Reeder on my iPhone a few months ago, and then ended up getting Reeder for iPad and Mac that day. I start my day with a cup of coffee and whichever device is nearest to me with a Google Reader app on it. When I got my Nexus 7, I was disappointed with the official Google Reader app...