Tagged: iPad

Paper by FiftyThree New App Icon

At a Glance: Paper by FiftyThree’s New App Icon

Paper by FiftyThree was one of my favorite iPad apps back in the day. It offered a lovely way to sketch, scribble or note down your ideas or thoughts, just like you would pen something down on a piece of paper or a diary. It was wonderfully executed and using it was a lot of fun. Today, the app has received a major update that brings along, amongst other things, a brand new App Icon. The new icon is way...

The State of iOS 8 on the iPad

When Apple announced iOS 7 at WWDC ’13, everyone turned into a design critic. Although it was a huge step away from the design principles we were used to, everyone was optimistic about a new direction for iOS and the apps on this platform. After the announcement, the iPad release for the iOS 7 beta was delayed by about a month. This delay felt like the beginning of the iPad taking the back seat to the iPhone, when it comes...

Screens. Sexy VNC for the first time.

When the subject of VNC comes to my mind the first app I always think of is JollyFastVNC for Mac and how nerdy all this stuff is. Most of the time, the second thought coming to mind contains the phrase: “And the design of these apps suck as well.” But now this suffering has ended with the app Screens by edovia. Screens is a great example of how good design can make a complex process easy to understand. Instead of...

PlainText — Simple, Beautiful, Writing.

Jesse Grosjean, developer of Writeroom, has been working hard on a dropbox syncing writing app for iOS, and it’s finally here. PlainText is an ultra minimal beautiful writing app, that uses crowd favourite Dropbox for syncing its .txt files across. The writing interface is just a plain white screen, and you can even hide the sidebar by going fullscreen. One of the awesome things about PlainText’s fullscreen mode, is that it keeps a nice thick margin on both sides, so...

Writer from iA — The Key is focus.

When iA announced that they were working on a writing app for the iPad, I couldn’t have been more excited. These are true pixel lovers who would have a feud over a misplaced pixel — I knew “Writer” was going to be perfection in every way. Of course, since then, Simplenote 2.0 showed up and blew us, and the competition, like we didn’t know what hit us. Simplenote is incredible. What could Writer have that’s so good? Writer has no...

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...