Dropbox Sync API permalink
Dieter Rams and Why Designers Will Lead the Future permalink
I’m excited to see how iOS apps integrate with Dropbox’s new API. iOS developers now have a cost effective alternative to the sometimes unreliable iCloud. This will be a win for everyone.
Apple Releasing a 128GB iPad with Retina Display permalink
Good design will have to play a part in urban development, starvation in third-world countries, and caring for an over-populated and over-poluted planet. In the near future we will be challenged with serious design problems.
Good design solves problems. Whenever you are challenged to find a solution, either independently or societally, adhering to design principles will always yield the best results.
Writing Tools permalink
For iPads to supplant laptops as the go to mobile productivity device a storage bump was sorely needed. Some industries generate significant amounts of data in their daily operations. This move will open up the iPad to a new group of professionals. At $929 the flagship iPad has nearly reached pricing parity with the 11-inch MacBook Air. I believe this speaks volumes about how Apple views the iPad.
Poster 2.0 permalink
Matt Gemmell shares the tools of his trade in an amusing blog post. The very first tool he lists warms my heart.
Matias Brings Tenkeyless Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard to Laptops permalink
Poster 2.0 is out today, and it’s another fantastic update that reassures me Tom is committed to making this app the best WordPress editor for iOS.
I agree with Federico that this is the WordPress editor of choice for iOS. It’s a beautiful app and a perfect example of good mobile development. Poster is the type of app that is self explanatory as the user navigates the interface. WordPress becomes complex to use once the more advanced features are implemented. Poster deals with this gracefully even on the limited screen real estate that an iOS device provides. This update is a solid refinement to a must own app if you blog with WordPress.
Shawn Blanc Reviews the New Codas permalink
Peter Cohen, The Loop:
Matias likens the new Laptop Pro to an Apple-made keyboard that’s still a fond memory for long-time Mac users. “It’s basically a smaller, quieter, wireless, Apple Extended Keyboard II,” said Matias in a statement.
Having a wireless mechanical keyboard for my MacBook holds a lot of appeal. Though, they dropped the ball with the quiet part. The Cherry MX Blue switches in my WASD are a dream to type on. The clicky nature of the key press is so satisfying.
The Very Excellent ForkLift App is Currently Only $0.99 in the MAS permalink
The premier difference between Coda 1 and Coda 2 is its improvement between components. The workflow. Though each individual component (the text editor, the FTP client, etc.) has been improved upon, the most significant improvement to Coda is its central aim as a one-window web development tool.
I love the new Coda. It’s a thoughtful reimagination to what was an already great app. Diet Coda is a complete triumph. It has raised the bar in iOS development.
Court Rules Google Did Not Violate Oracle’s Patents permalink
I don’t like to post about app deals or hardware rumors but this deal is an eye-catcher. ForkLift is an excellent piece of software offering several enhancements over the default Finder. I’ve used it steadily over the past year and it has proven to be very helpful. It’s normally $29.99 so this is a must buy opportunity.
Coda 2 Ships This Week Along with its iOS Companion Diet Coda permalink
Google must be very pleased with this ruling as surely it preserves the long term viability of the Android platform.
The Talk Show Moves to Mule Radio Syndicate permalink
I will be buying this the moment it is released.
Official 5by5 Radio App Hits the App Store permalink
What an unfortunate breakup. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Dan and John. Hopefully John’s new show can maintain the high level of qulaity we’ve come to expect.
Instapaper Update Brings Fancy Page-Turn Animation and Other Improvements permalink
This is a neat app for streaming live broadcasts of the 5by5 network. I’m very much looking forward to enjoying this app.
Alfred Updates to 1.2 permalink
As we’ve been seeing a lot lately, “the best gets better.”
Lots of nice features in this update. Be sure to get the Powerpack for the full Alfred experience.