Category: Featured

SMS Shield — SMS Spam Filtering App for iPhone and iPad

SMS Shield — SMS Spam Filtering Comes to iOS 11

Of the many new features and enhancements that Apple has introduced in iOS 11, its SMS Spam filtering capability is what I’ve been most excited about since the announcement at WWDC 2017. SMS Spam has bothered me over the last several years and it was disappointing to see Apple completely ignore the native SMS app at WWDC every year. Unlike email, where you can at least access your inbox via 3rd party apps, SMS is something that is only available...

Transmit 5 - Panic's File Transfer App for Mac

Transmit 5 — Panic’s Majestic File Transfer App for Mac is Here

For as long as I can remember, every time someone asked me the question, “Hey! Do you know a good FTP app for Mac?” my standard response to that has been to point them to Panic’s Transmit app. Panic has been making really good apps for consumers for almost two decades now, and I’ve personally been witness to their astounding ability to ship incredible & pixel-perfect apps for about a decade. The company is known for their popular apps like...

Things 3

Things 3: The Return of the Delightful To-Do App from Cultured Code

If my memory serves me correctly, Cultured Code’s Things was one of the first 3rd-party apps I’d spent serious money on. I first came across the app when Shawn Blanc — my favorite source of app recommendations back then — wrote this extensive review of Things on his blog. I was new to the whole “GTD” concept, but there was something very peculiar and attractive about how Things looked and worked. I was instantly hooked. And so were several others,...

App Icon Gallery

Introducing App Icon Gallery

Over the last few months, we’ve been working on a new website — a sister site to Beautiful Pixels. Although the idea itself has been brewing in our heads for a few years now, it was only in late 2016 that we got down to working on it. And today, we’re happy to introduce the newest member of the iXyr Media network — App Icon Gallery. As you’ve probably figured out by now looking at the cool domain name,


Spendee — Frictionless Expense Tracking

It’s raining financial apps here on Beautiful Pixels! We recently covered the impressively comprehensive Finances 2, which makes your personal bookkeeping remarkably easy. Our only regret was that the app wouldn’t be useful to someone who just wants to track daily expenses, instead of having to worry about the difference between single and double-entry bookkeping. Well, worry no more, dear readers – Spendee, an excellent expense tracking app, has you covered. As Preshit already stated in his review, Spendee’s USP...

The Roundup

The Roundup: 17 March 2017

Welcome back to The Roundup, our weekly series that highlights and showcases some incredible designs, mockups, illustrations that we come across. We started off last week with an incredible collection and can’t wait to show you what we have for you this week. We hope you enjoy The Roundup and as always, if you have any feedback or suggestions, we’re always eager to hear them. Let’s get started… Note: This post includes animated GIFs, so it’ll take a while to...