While I still use the app, I haven’t visited the Foursquare site recently. They’ve made some changes and one that works well is the logged-in view of the home page which shows you locations near you that friends have visited and recommended.
Trying out ifttt (if this then that), a web service that lets you create your own automated tasks, triggers and actions from various social media and digital channels (email, sms, instagram, twitter, dropbox, etc). For example, you can create a task to save every new photo you take in instagram to dropbox. Love the idea.
Proxlet is a free Chrome extension that reduces Twitter noise. Once installed and authenticated with Twitter, you can use it to block apps, mute certain users and filter tags. It works on the web and with desktop and mobile clients. Via eHub
Automatically resize images to fit the screen resolutions. http://t.co/P3sspeH /via @ehub
Apple launches the Mac App Store. The store comes as part of the OSX update to 10.6.6. I’m on vacation for a few days and the OS update took a crazy 3 hours over hotel wifi, but I suspect at home in SF, it would’ve only taken about 20 minutes. The app store is another standalone […]
I didn’t think I needed another iPhone photo app, but turns out I did. Instagr.am mimics other mobile photo-sharing apps, but it’s captured the appeal that comes from extreme minimalism. While you can use it to cross-post to other sites (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, Foursquare), the web-side is pared down to just the photo page. […]
There’s a new version of the WordPress iOS apps announced today. Download 2.6 for iPhone or iPad (iTunes link) or just upgrade through the store. Lots of new developments, including: Record video within the app and upload it to your blog Local drafts to save posts locally before they’re published or saved online Autosaves New […]
Minimal Folio is a simple iPad app that lets you present images and video to clients or other audiences. You add images and video from the photo album area on your iPad or by transferring through iTunes. You can then rearrange or group related items into columns and of course, move between images by swiping […]
Just downloaded the first version of Twitter for iPad (iTunes link) and trying it out. On first glance, love the clean, properly-sized UI. Try pinch/zoom on a tweet to see more info. Pinch again to close. Swipe down with two fingers to see a thread. The “write a tweet” view overlaps a bit much for my […]
I was still curious after taking this photo of the trees on 24th Street at Bryant earlier today. How could I identify these trees? I did several searches on variations of “trees on 24th street mission san francisco” which brought up some great local links, including SFTrees and a good list of trees in the Mission […]
Check out this video of a new content-aware fill feature by the Photoshop team. As anyone who’s had to retouch photos knows, this type of correcting and filling by hand is extremely time-consuming, or in some cases, almost impossible (eg. the last example in the video of “filling” the sky). Not sure that this feature […]
“Icon Keyboard” is a free Emoji keyboard/icon app available in iTunes. You copy and paste the icons from the app into your text messages or tweets.
Gina Trapani at Lifehacker has a good write up on the current state of Google Wave.
It’s been fun to see new scripts and themes developed to “Helveticize” the web, starting with Google Reader, then Google Calendar, Gmail, and now Twitter. If you’re a Helvetica lover, you’re in luck. Get rid of multiple fonts and cluttered interfaces and give your apps a minimalist makeover. It is just a visual makeover, though, […]
Finally! The new iTunes 9.0 has an app manager. It’s fairly easy to use but as Steve Rhodes pointed out on my Flickr page, “it is a pain if you want to move several apps from one of the first pages to one of the last pages, but it is much better than doing it […]
I posted Hitchcock to eHub last night and it’s been on my mind today. Hitchcock is the world’s first mobile story boarding application. With Hitchcock you can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Hitchcock streamlines the process of storyboarding by allowing you to compose storyboards using photos rather […]
Happy one year to the iPhone app store. While there are certainly improvements to be made in the app store experience and iTunes management of your purchased apps, all in all, having iPhone apps has certainly changed my mobile experience. Apple is celebrating (iTunes link) by showcasing some of their favorite apps. Light a candle […]
As much as I love iPhone apps, I haven’t really gotten into games as much as other types of apps (social networking, productivity, photography, music, search, etc.), but these two games from FORMation Alliance might change my mind. Both are perfect for designers and visual people. EYE vs. EYE EYE vs. EYE Is an intense […]
If you’re a designer, you’ve probably used WhatTheFont, the service that can identify a font from a photo, web graphic or scanned image. Now you can get those same features on your iPhone just by taking a photo with the WhatTheFont for iPhone app. You’ll need to have internet access on your phone so the […]
QuadCamera is the the 4th release by Art&Mobile of their ToyCamera series and features continuous shooting. Just press the button, and it takes 4-8 serial shots to create one image in multiple dimensions and repetitions: a 4×2 portrait, 4×1, 2×2 landscape, and 8×1 landscape (as shown below). This is great for fast action and motion […]
One of the main reasons I use my iPhone is to take quick photos. Even though the 2 megapixel camera isn’t the highest quality, it’s the convenience and added iPhone functionality (eg. emailing) and the applications that I enjoy. One of my new favorite apps is Pano by Debacle Software (download from iTunes), which lets […]
I twittered, “shouldn’t there be a free trial period for paid iphone apps?” Twitter stream response:
I came across Goosh.org yesterday through someone’s tweet and I’m in love. Goosh, a “UNIX-like command-line interface for Google,” combines the search functionality of Google with the simplicity of command line. It brings me back to the days of using Pine for email. Goosh is written by Stefan Grothkopp and dubs itself “the unofficial Google […]
A few weeks ago, I added a link to my APML (Attention Profiling Markup Language) on the side of my about page thanks to Chris Saad, Co-founder and CEO of Faraday Media, the creators of Particls and co-author of APML. I’m using their product, Engagd, to create my APML file. While I’m still importing RSS […]
After spending the last two years as eHub, obsessively profiling and trying out almost every web application that’s come out, I’ve decided to try something different from a new perspective. I just launched PicoCool, a site that’s dedicated to bringing you tiny and obscure content from the world of peer media, social networks and subcultures. […]