An Unhealthy Lust for Design

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...

Michel Thomas Method — The iPhone app

Speaking of tutor apps on the iPhone, here’s something that a friend of mine recommended I check out. It was released early June, so pardon my lateness in reporting. It’s the Michel Thomas language tutor app for the iPhone. Michel Thomas, of whom I first heard of after finding out about this app, devised a way of teaching new languages without requiring any ‘effort’ on your part. Your job is to relax, and just listen. And this philosophy carries through...

Voice Tutor for iPhone

While the app is loaded with language tutor apps, here’s a more challenging application from a user interface standpoint. Voice Tutor is going to give you coaching on singing, training your voice to hit those smooth high notes you’ve always yearned to hit but failed at before — well, at least that’s what the description says. Perhaps we could ask Brandon to test exercise his vocal chords. The app is not live yet, but will be soon, at a decent...

TweetMag: Beautiful Magazines out of Twitter Feeds

It’s almost as if I’m writing the same story twice. Hours after the much talked about Flipboard showed up, Teehan+lax offer us a glimpse of their ‘twitter magazine’, TweetMag. It’s not yet complete, but from what I can see it is definitely something worth getting excited about. Where Flipboard is a little abstract, TweetMag seems to be more straightforward about what it does. Geoff Teehan: It works by finding links in a twitter user, list or search – then grabs...

HTC 1 Concept

I’m not usually into concept designs, but Andrew Kim’s concept phone dubbed “HTC 1”, is both beautiful and intelligent. Created entirely using Photoshop, Andrew has intelligently equipped the phone with thoughtful aesthetics and features, as explained in his article.