An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Weet — Clean, Beautiful, Twitter app

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an all new twitter client for the iPhone worth talking about. Weet definitely fits the description. Weet looks and feels like Tweetie with a skin. Where Brichter pursued native UI elements, the Weet guys have given it glow and shine, and horizontal pinstripes. The look is signature Marfil, with pale blues and glowy buttons throughout the user interface. It looks good. It looks clean, too. Even though it displays the same information as...

Alarms — Task management rethought

There’s an extensive review of the app on SA, but I’ll post this here for posterity (I’m never sure what to do about posting something here after an SA review). Alarms is a brand new way of creating time based notifications on your Mac. Drag something to your menubar, and your entire desktop slides down, revealing a slick sheet painted in Helvetica Neue. Drop tasks on the dynamic timeline, and the buzzer will go off when your task hits the...

Idea Cafe — Because every idea needs a beginning

The love of paper is in the air. Even though the digital age is getting more pervasic (and hopefully better) every day, people — especially creative ones — still prefer using paper in many situations. Yet nearly all the big ideas in web design start out in a notebook or on a piece of paper. Although just any old scrap of paper will do to bring your idea to reality, there’s nothing like the encouragement from an inviting book designed...

MEEDEOR — A beautiful stream of your digital photoshares

[Last Updated: 28 November, 2011] As we’ve come to realise, there’s not all digital images are the same. Sometimes you want to share a shot just for that particular moment, other times you want to ensure it’s forever saved for posterity. There’s so many services we use, simultaneously. Flickr, Facebook, ‘twitpic’ services, Cloud app, Posterous, and some even self-host their images. Each of these gives you a different user interface, and are meant for different purposes. You wouldn’t want a...

Nlug — The Particle Accelerating Digital Clock

If there’s two kinds of wasteful apps that we still want to have, it’s digital clocks, and particle accelerators. Okay perhaps I made that line up just so I could introduce this app, which is both those things. Much like Uzu for iPad, Nlug is a particle accelerator, in that digital particles dynamically react to touch and other inputs. But it’s also a fantastic clock. Every second, a digit is broken into pixel sized pieces, and pulled back to form...