An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Ballpark app: Pixel Perfect Estimates and Invoicing

[tweetmeme] If one day, I’m walking down a dark lonely alley and out of nowhere, a shady dude with a hoodie appears in front of me with a Mateba pointed at my head, asking me to disclose my favorite interface design company, it wouldn’t take me long before I blurt out, “MetaLab“. Known to create stunningly beautiful interfaces for a host of well-knowns, the MetaLab team ensures that there’s pixel-level perfection in everything that comes out from their stables. Ballpark...

Plan what TeuxDeux right on the web

[tweetmeme] For lovers of minimalism and simplicity in design, here’s TeuxDeux, an ultra clean task list manager right in your browser. The single view gives you 7 days of the week—passed days in grey, today in red, and future days in black—along with a section at the bottom for unplanned tasks. It’s pretty much like a notebook on your screen really. You’re not bound by nitty gritty details like time or priority. As simple as the view may look, it’s...

Outside app – Perhaps even prettier than the real outside

[tweetmeme] I have absolutely no interest in knowing the weather conditions—add to that our weather department is bogus— but I can’t wait to get my hands on Outside. Created by Will Wu of Robocat Apps, Outside is a beautiful weather app, with delicious pixels cooked by the Michael Flarup of PixelResort.com. The ‘candy’ UI does away with standard controls, but you look at it and it feels right at home on the iPhone. What you can’t see in the screenshots,...

2Do – A beautiful execution of task lists on the iPhone

There may be thousands of apps on the App Store, but only one kind make it to my iPhone—the beautiful ones. A few turds do slip in a way, but for most part I appreciate sensible design along with some visual flair. That’s why I had to check out 2Do, a task list manager with a stupendously beautiful UI. As I later found out, it’s also got some serious features that earns it a good review. 2Do’s primary screen is...

The 10 Most Beautiful Apps on my Mac

[tweetmeme] If we’re starting at ground zero, what better way than to have a nice little list. Mac software has so far exhibited a far greater penchant for user interface design than their Windows counterparts. Let’s not bring Linux into the picture. While most Mac apps exhibit good user interface design, there are some exceptionally well done pixels. Here’s a few among the many apps highlighting some excellent visual design and functionality. LittleSnapper Creating waves even before its release, LittleSnapper from...

Welcome to the world of Beautiful Pixels

First of all, Hi, and thanks for stopping by. To save you from the troubles of going through a lengthy introductory post, I’ll keep this short. [tweetmeme] We’ve been running Smoking Apples, an Apple-centric resource for the past year or so. In course of discovering and reviewing products, we’ve found a lot of them exhibit extraordinary user interfaces, that leave a drool stain on ones t-shirt. So we thought how about we create a place, a little haven, dedicated to...