An Unhealthy Lust for Design

CanvasMol: Ultra Cool ‘Science Stuff’

I admit I don’t even know what this is. I get it, something to do with molecules and stuff that makes up the stuff we see today, but beyond that it’s just a cool toy to me. But CanvasMol is not just a cool toy made using HTML5 and other open technologies. It’s serious science shit. You get to see the composition of complex molecules, twist them around to see them from all angles, and toggle features. You can view...

The iPad’s missing clock

You know those times when you see something really cool, and try to find reasons to use it even though you know there isn’t one? This is probably one of times.   Icon designer @KevinAndersson of Icondesign felt like the iPad should have shipped with a digital clock, and took the liberty of creating one using just CSS and Javascript—read, no Flash. The elegant “cl0ck” grabs your current time, and spins along on any modern web browser. “The design is...

Instapaper on the iPad. Words escape me.

[above screenshot in portrait mode] If there’s one thing I’m certain of, it’s that Marco Arment doesn’t kid around when it comes to user interface. And I’m not just talking about pretty icons here. Right from day one, Arment has been extremely careful about what does or does not make its way into the user interface, and it has resulted in absolute perfection in his application. The first version of Instapaper for the iPad was designed using a simulator, so...

Digits Calculator for iPad – A Fresh Take on Mathematics

The iPad doesn’t come with its own calculator. No one knows why Apple hasn’t included one; perhaps it’s because the App Store is so good at providing just the right calculator for each one’s need. Digits Calculator isn’t your average small calculator blown up to insane proportions. At least not without bringing something more to the table. Digits’ overall look is extremely flat and looks just right on the iPad. There isn’t any shadow worth the mention, and even the...

Sally Park – This Car Finder might look better than your Car

Doseido is known to create some really amazing looking apps. Their RSS reader Headline brought along a really stunning UI; too bad it didn’t quite work out too well for me. Sally Park is their latest iPhone app, and it not only looks brilliant, its functionality might be crucial to the many car owners out there. Sally Park is a car finder. It uses the GPS location data to keep track of your car: Sally Park easily works by reading...

Sorted, for iPad: Tasks, like on a sheet of paper

Ever since the iPad landed at my door-step, I have been looking for an app I could use to manage my daily tasks. I’m a pro-procrastinator and GTD apps have never worked for me. I have Things on my Mac and iPhone and I get some use of them, but I was not going to spend another twenty on the iPad app. Browsing through the App Store and thanks to @jorgeq, I came across Sorted. Sorted is an iPad only...