An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Shows 2 — Pretty concert tracking

I had never heard of Shows app before, probably for good reason. But Sam Vermette has shown us what he can do with lists and tabs, and Shows 2 looks gorgeous. While the illuminated buttons isn’t a brand new concept, this is the first time I’m seeing it on iOS — looks nice. That with the dark lists with bold titles and grey buttons, it all just works super well together. Not to mention the hot icon. Shows costs $2.99...

Get Nomis to hear new music instantly

I am a music addict. And everytime I hear of a new release by one of my countless favorite bands I think “What? It is out for about two months now, why did I not know that?!” The problem is that there aren’t any music news resources that cater to your personal tastes — iTunes’s new releases panel shows you either the Beatles or John Mayer. Nomis, developed by the German developer duo Taprockets is a fresh approach to keep...

Instagre.at

Instagram is great on the iPhone, but it hardly has any web presence, save for single image shares on twitter. While I’m sure the team is working on building their platform, here’s a great new web app that shows you what’s currently popular on Instagram. Beautiful minimal design and animation blends perfectly with the Instagram theme. Instagre.at.

Colour Clock

Colour Clock interprets time as a hexadecimal colour value for its background. Pretty cool, but even the OS X screensaver is Flash based, so you might want to keep an eye on that CPU. It could have looked prettier. via the strange attractor.

Writings: Keeps getting better

I published a review on SA when Writings for iPad first showed up. My one complaint: The only thing I didn’t like about the app, was how it presents documents. It’s got this cartoony wooden UI, where each document takes up a whole screen. That probably emphasises that this an app for longer articles, but it’s kind of a slow UI. The developers then asked if I wanted to test the 1.1, which has a new document list feature. I...

Todolicious

Since we’re talking about menubar task managers, I might as well make this crowd aware of Todolicious from Mustacheware. It doesn’t look as shiny as Tictoc, but has a far more functional UI — where in this case function is a ‘stay out of my way’ workflow. To add new tasks you simply hit a global shortcut and enter them in super large text — quickest possible UI, ever. And looking at tasks is just a basic list with checkboxes....