An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Memory by Timely

Memory by Timely

Timely is a brilliant, elegant and beautifully crafted time-tracking service that’s designed for freelance individuals, teams and even big companies. We first featured Timely here on Beautiful Pixels back in December 2013 and since then, the service has vastly improved its feature set. It underwent a complete redesign a couple of months ago and the iOS app too has undergone massive changes and improvements. If I were a full-time freelance web-developer, this is what I’d be using, especially after the...

Mimo — Codified Fun

The popularity of the smartphone has taught us one thing — Apps are the way of the future. The web will always be around, but the most future-proof interaction paradigm for today’s users is a smartphone app, backed by a solid web-based back end. The jobs of the future, for instance, will increasingly tend to this philosophy. People, however, don’t need to learn to code only to earn a livelihood, however. There are always the people who have a niche...

Gmail Sender Icons

Gmail Sender Icons

Gmail Sender Icons is a Browser Extension for Google Chrome that displays additional information about the sender. The extension helps in knowing more about where the email you that received originated from. Gmail Sender Icons is a must-have extension if you use Gmail’s web interface and helps solve a very peculiar issue with it. The problem with [Gmail’s] layout is that you cannot figure out who the actual sender of a message is without actually opening the email. For instance,...

SoundSource 3

SoundSource 3 — The Must-Have Menubar App for your Mac

You can’t have a discussion about great audio apps for Mac without a mention of the words ‘Rogue Amoeba’ at least once. For more than a decade, this software development company has consistently delivered some of the best audio-related Mac apps on the planet. Even if the name ‘Rogue Amoeba’ doesn’t ring a bell, chances are you have come across their fantastic apps like Airfoil, Audio Hijack, Fission, Nicecast, etc. The company’s latest app announcement is for SoundSource 3 —...

The Iconfactory Announces Project Phoenix — A Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Twitterrific for macOS

It boggles my mind knowing that I have spent almost ten years on Twitter. I still remember signing up on Twitter on August 15th, 2007, while attending to some tasks I had to finish for Burrp! the next day. Whatever I am today, and whatever I have achieved in the last 10 years, I owe a lot of it to Twitter — the people I have met, the friends I have made, the products and services I have discovered —...

Canva

Canva — Design for the Internet Age

One of the banes of my existence is my complete lack of ability with design. Sure, I can appreciate good design just as well as anyone else, but actually coming up with something for myself is an exercise in futility. I can think of no better example to illustrate this than my fashion sense — Send me in to a clothing shop by myself, and I’ll walk out with two things depending on the occasion – checked shirts and jeans...