An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Readability: The best way to long-read on the web

[tweetmeme]The web has become easier to navigate lately. Tumblr makes it easy to follow great reads, Instapaper and Read it Later makes it possible to catch up with reading material on the go. But there’s always that article on the web, that you want to read at that moment, but is filled with clutter and ads. And for that, let me introduce to you, Readability. Readability, an experiment by Arc9, is very much like Instapaper and Read it Later, except...

SublimeVideo: Beauty comes with this HTML5 video player

[tweetmeme]As the world gets closer with HTML5 video (YouTube and Vimeo recently began beta testing their HTML5 implementation), here’s SublimeVideo by Jilion, that’s sleek, functional, and gives you a glipse of what the future in web video will be like. It’s still in beta right now, but the final release will be free for non-commercial use. You can watch the beautiful video on webkit based browsers—Safari and Chrome (even on the iPhone). While you’re there, you’ll notice the top notch...

Flickit Pro: Best looking Flickr experience on the iPhone

[tweetmeme]When I saw the Flickit Pro screenshots in Brandon’s review for SA, I thought it’d be wise to check it out for BP as well. Installed the app, and 0.96 seconds after tapping the app’s icon I knew it was in for a pixel treat. Flickit Pro, designed and developed by Mike Bernardo at Green Volcano Software, is a complete flickr client in a beautiful package. Let’s explore. Flickit Pro comes with a dark look, thus making any pictures really...

Transmission Pro Dashboard Widget

For all those Transmission users out there (downloading legal torrents of course), here’s a beautiful dashboard widget to keep you company. Designed by Roberto Urso, previously known to do OS X UI mods, has created a dark minimal widget to keep an eye on torrent downloads. Installation requires the enabling of web access, but since it’s a local connection there’s no need to configure proxies and such. Go download.

Furnish your Mac with Better Scrollbars

[tweetmeme]While we’re on the topic of customisation, how about you get rid of those blue pill scrollbars, thereby annihilating the major portion of Aqua on your Mac. You don’t have to do any crazy hacks, your Finder doesn’t crash, and you can always go back to using your previous files. For starters, the iTunes like flat grey scrollbars work well on a leopard desktop without having any adverse effects on your workflow. It’s familiar, feels native to almost all windows,...

Ketchup – Meeting Organiser for Aesthetic Beings

[tweetmeme]While desktop and even iPhone apps are built with immense functionality, the web shows that you don’t really need to make something powerful for it to be great. Ketchup is a beautiful, simple, and efficient little web app that “makes it stupid simple to keep your notes from meetings, events and presentations organised”. Sign in, add a meeting, quickly add its agenda, and then add notes for each item in the agenda. That’s all it does. It doesn’t interface with...