An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Times for iPad released

Acrylic Apps’ Times for the Mac was quite early on with this ‘virtual newspaper’ on the desktop concept. Fluid skeuomorphic layout, constantly updated via RSS, but unfortunately, it only had the boring desktop to display itself on. Dustin Macdonald has taken that same magic and ported it to the iPad, and it (seems to) fit just right. Some people like these real world metaphoric UIs in their apps, while others prefer a more straightforward digital view. We’ll have a review...

Elements — Dropbox Synced Writing

Justin Williams from Second Gear has coded a rather pretty and feature rich writing application for the iPad and iPhone. The App Store description: Elements is a beautiful, versatile text editor for iOS. Elements allows you to view, edit and share plain text documents on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. All of your data is stored on your personal Dropbox account so that its accessible from any device you have. It really is as simple as entering your Dropbox...

Warn me — Futuristic, Glossy Black Unicorn

Says Tony Blessander about the Warn Me app, in his portfolio: GV Qualité contracted me to create the design of their speedcam detection application for iPhone. A futuristic, glossy black interface with stylish red LED lights helps the driver keep track of speed cameras throughout France and other contries. Sold! Now, where is it?

Browser Startpages are Back!

Never underestimate the brilliance of Philipp Antoni (@PhilippAntoni), I’m told. Creatively arranging pixels for huge companies, Antoni has been producing beautiful free artwork for everyone to use. This time however, and I don’t know when this was released, it’s a super awesome searchpage. Gone is all the clutter, and in comes the ultra minimal Google search page. But it’d be silly if that was it. The entire page is interactive with a good amount of Ajax thrown in. Just hover...

OhLife — Stupendously Easy Life Journaling

What’s the one thing you don’t have to force yourself to check every day? Email. Everyone checks their email. It’s not something you have to go to, it’s there. One of the problems with a lot of ‘apps’, is that you have to launch them and interact with them to make it something of a habit. Certainly, integration with the OS, cloud, and social networks is helping them be more part of our workflow, but they’re still a step away....

Diacarta — A whole new take on todos

A traditional analog clock is far more telling of the time than a digital one. At least in this day and age. At least to me. It exhibits a much more emotional sense of what that space means to you. So it’s odd that so much of our planning is done in a list, with numbers to represent time. Designed and developed by Jake Yanchar (@diacarta), Diacarta is an iPhone app that presents your day’s activities along the hands of...