Category: Web

Sketchpad: Gorgeous HTML5 painting app

[tweetmeme]Day by day, the need for Flash as a browser technology weakens. Enterprising developers have been creating some stunning user interfaces on the web, using just HTML5 and other open technologies as the engine. Sketchpad by Mugtug is a Pixelmator-like application that has desktop like tools, colour selection, patterns, swatches, all built using HTML5 and CSS. The performance is pretty good on my iMac, spiking to 60% while working, but idling when not. The UI doesn’t seem to have been...

Campaign Monitor announces stunning iPhone web app

Campaign Monitor, the email marketing web service announced an iPhone version of its client site. A simple elegant user interface that hardly feels like something on the web (built using the jQTouch plugin by David Kaneda). Sure not everyone needs an email marketing service, so it’s a good thing there’s a free sign up for you to tinker around with the web app as well as the desktop experience of the service (which is pretty good on its own). If...

The Invoice Machine: So good it results in unnecessary billing

Who would ever have thought that something as boring as creating invoices—for that matter anything finance related—would become a pleasurable task? The Invoice Machine by Bombia Design, is one of the most beautiful financial applications right now—and it’s all on the web! I first saw The Invoicing Machine months ago, when Preshit was setting up some sort of accounting system for our administration. Months later I remembered the app, but couldn’t remember the name. Turns out an I’m Feeling Lucky...

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...

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...