An Unhealthy Lust for Design

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...

Currencies — Straightforward, truthful, effective, stunning.

[tweetmeme] I was staring blank at the compose window, wondering how best to write this article. I’m just afraid I might fail this app. Currencies by Edovia is a straightforward currency converter for the iPhone with auto-refreshing currency rates. Yes, like so many other currency converters on the App Store. Who needs a single purpose app when you’re content with your current setup involving something from Tapbots or Tap Tap Tap (or both). Let me tell you beforehand, you’re about...

The BlackPearl Mod: Redecorating VLC

While the VLC team broods about the hows and whens of reinventing the VLC experience on the Mac, Hirogen has gone ahead with his own version of what VLC should look like. In fact, he doesn’t stop at VLC, instead creating an entirely new user interface style, which he calls BlackPearl. It’s not only gorgeous matte UI, it also fits just perfectly on a Snow Leopard desktop. Installing the BlackPearl mod for VLC involves downloading the disk image and moving...

Mono: Beauty to your Growl notifications

Growl, the de facto notification system on the Mac, is loved by many a Mac user. Whether you like to be notified about little things going on with your Mac is a different matter. We’re here to pretty it up. Growl ships with a bunch of built in themes, most of which are well suited to the purpose. As it turns out however, there isn’t that big a skinning market when it comes to Growl themes. It’s there, but not...