An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Momento – It’s Your Life’s story, Beautifully Told

The moment Momento’s splash screen shows up, you know you’re in for a treat. The noisy background reminds you of an old parchment, perfect for penning down your thoughts. Which is what Momento is, an app to write down a journal of daily events. Momento has got colours right. Right from the tab bar to the compose window. Rules lines with subtle crease shadows make the whole experience feel real. Considering it’s made by designers, I’m not surprised. Apart from...

Upload Robots – File Sharing no longer an eyesore

File sharing has always been a seedy business, trying to find the right host with the right amount of speed, size and time restrictions, and the least amount of friction for the receiving end. Sites like Rapidshare and Mediaupload are common names in the game. The problem is, we’ve been made to think that these assholes are doing us a huge favour by hosting our files, for which we have to pay by dealing with bad design, poor user experience,...

15 Stupendously Drop Dead Gorgeous iPhone apps of 2009

The Mac was the hallmark of stupedous user interfaces. That is, until the iPhone came along. Suddenly the challenge of getting everything right within the confines of a 3.5 inch screen became a lot more appealing to developers, who have been pelting out some awesomes over the last year. While a lot of them are above average, approaching good, here’s some of them that surpass fantastic. Yes yes, I know there’s a lot more, but we’ll get to those one...

10 Beautiful Elegant Replacement Docks for your Mac

[tweetmeme] Ever since the day themers found the resource files for changing the Leopard dock, the themes have just flown out. At first it was abstract stupid stuff that made its way to ‘dock sites’ like dockulicious and leopard docks, but it’s only later that serious designers put their hard work into creating some visually appealing and functional docks, perfect as a replacement to the grey dock that comes with your Mac. Many of these docks are meant to be...

The Font Game – Not just any game

[tweetmeme] The app store may be crowded with games, but don’t let this one’s title deceive you. The Font Game, produced by ilovetypography.com, is a brilliant exercise in typography, right on your iPhone. What is it? You’re shown a word “fargo” in a particular typeface, and given for options to choose from. The ‘test’ runs for around 30 such slides, and you’re judged according to how many you answer correctly along with the time you’ve taken. There’s three modes of...

Just 7 Beautiful Christmas Wallpapers for your Mac

[tweetmeme] There’s a bunch of sites out there advertising christmas wallpapers, but a large part of them are geared toward the PC crowd—random pictures of snow, 4:3 aspect ratio, and sharp vector artwork. If you’re planning to dress up your Mac, here’s a limited but tasty selection of wallpapers that’ll fit right into your holiday mood. Flarup Designed by Michael Flarup of PixelResort, this cozy candy coated artwork will definitely blend in with all that snow outside [Disclaimer: I don’t...