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The Dialogue: Matías Duarte

When we started The Dialogue a while ago, I had a few people in mind that I absolutely wanted to interview. Matías Duarte is one of them. I’ve really enjoyed where Google Design has been heading recently and I’m glad I got to talk to Matías about design and his favorite apps among other things over this past week. Tell me a little bit about the Matías Duarte that joined Google just a few years ago and changed mobile design...

The Dialogue: James Thomson

For this edition of The Dialogue, we had the pleasure of talking to James Thomson. James is an indie developer of iOS and Mac software, living in Glasgow, Scotland. He founded TLA Systems with his wife nearly 20 years ago, and now works full time writing software. You probably know him from PCalc — a scientific calculator that is available on every Apple platform. You have a long history with Mac and Apple since PCalc is now 20 years old....

Day One In Depth

Day One has long been one of my favorite apps available out there. It is not just the best journal app, it is also an incredibly well-crafted app in general. The team at Bloom Built has done an impeccable job of continuously improving a simple journaling app into an amazing experience that it is today. I’ve been recommending Day One not just as my favorite app, but also to anyone looking for some great examples of iOS apps. The folks...

Tweetbot 4

Ever since I joined Twitter in 2008, there have only been two favorite apps of mine, apps that I’ve sworn by, apps that I have recommended to anyone and everyone and apps that have given me a lot more in return compared to what I’ve paid for them. These are Loren Brichter’s Tweetie and, of course, Tweetbot. It was sad to see Twitter come in and turn Tweetie into what it is today in the form of the official Twitter...

The Dialogue: Michael Simmons

The Dialogue is something we started almost two years, but unfortunately have been very inconsistent with it. This changes today. We’re relaunching ‘The Dialogue’ with a new long form feature, a first of many lined up for this year on Beautiful Pixels. We spoke to Michael Simmons of Flexibits at length about calendar apps, Apple as a company and its influence, UI Design, HockeyApp, and more. This interview was conducted little over a month ago and is the longest article...

Our Favorite Apps for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been out in the hands of the users for just about 4 months now and Apple has already demoed watchOS 2 at WWDC 2015, due to be released in a few weeks. We haven’t been able to cover Apple Watch apps properly since April since we hadn’t managed to get our hands on the Watch yet. That changed a couple of weeks ago and we finally got our ourselves an Apple Watch (with a second one...