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- Flickr App Spectacular [Images] Flickr is an interesting place. When we are all used to hanging out on our profile page or checking out our contacts' photos, the sheer amounts of images available on Flickr means that it is probably guaranteed that you may never discover some photos or screens areÂ trulyÂ amazing. When it comes to Apps, we may just be able to help a little. Here are some interesting groups, related to apps, software, creation and innovation in software design. If we have missed any, please let us know in the comments. Time to hit that 'Join This Group' button. Â USER INTERFACE DESIGN User Interface Review User interface - Review, and be reviewed.Â Improving interface through peer review. UI Design Post your screenshots of user interfaces you think stand out. Whether PC or Mac, your own designs or ones you admire or hate; all are welcome. Interaction Designers An essential User Experience discipline, because without interactions, there can be no experiences, Interaction Designers define how products and services behave in response to human action. Â Â MAC ï£¿ Mac OS X Favorite Apps Your top 3 favorite Mac OS X Software apps! Apple Snaps Please only post photos that are screenshots of your desktop, laptop or iPhone, iPod Touch.Â Mac Desktop Screenshot Full size screenshot of your Mac OS only.Â PrefPanes Show off your 3rd-party OS X prefpanes. Â Â IPHONE iPhone Screenshots Screenshots of the iPhone both original apps and 3rd party. Please use notes to describe icons, buttons, etc. Add as many as you would like.Â iPhone Customization A chronicle of customized iPhone UI elements (wallpapers, Docks, icons, etc.) in screenshot form. iPhone Home Screens Screenshots of your iPhone homescreen(s). Â Â MAC/WINDOWS/... Daily Screens Daily Screens is a group where you can publish a daily screenshot of your desktop. Can be just wallpaper, but would be cool if it included whatever you\'re currently working/playing with. Desktop Show and Tell Screenshots of your desktop, whether it is Windows, Mac, Linux, Palm, Windows Mobile, your phone, whatever. Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is upon us, and we're gathering in San Francisco to enjoy the fog, the drivers, and some healthy dose of speaking. All your apps TodosÂ is a neat little app that shows off all (well, most) of your applications. So, show us your apps. All of 'em! Â Â OTHER ProcessingAn open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production.Â Max/Msp/Jitter For sharing max/msp/jitter ideas, patches, how-to's, and questions. The goal is to de-mystify the use of max/msp and have an open forum for learning and sharing. Â Â ...... and of course, last but not least,Â CreativeApplications.Net, ie we.Â Apps that Inspire!Â OSX, Windows, Linux, iPhone, Web Apps, Flash, Physical Interfaces, Max MSP development, Processing and many others. Have a great weekend […]
- Wakoopa [WebApp] Wakoopa is an online service that offers ability to track your app usage, share it and get updates from your friends about the apps they use. This is done by the little piece of software that sits on your computer, monitors your usage and sends this info to your online profile. The software is available for Mac, Windows and soon for Linux. There are three things that make wakoopa very appealing. The first one is that wakoopa is a great way to monitor your productivity, evaluating how much time you spend using particular "productivity" apps and how much time you spend on social sites and just goofing about. The second thing is that wakoopa is a great tool to keep the track of interesting apps. Watch the recommendations, download them and try the apps yourself. Last but least, is the ability to share your apps with your friends, see what they use and what apps they have discovered. Of course, wakoopa offers privacy functionality so if you prefer to keep you usage private you can do that. There is also a widget available that you can integrate on your own site and of course, a facebook plugin. Just recently, FriendFeed has integrated Wakoopa support and there are new goodies added all the time. If you like Wakoopa, be sure to nominate it for a Best International Crunchies award. Platform: WebApp, Mac, Windows Cost: Free Developer: Wakoopa […]
- Virtual Reality Art Show by Geoffrey Lillemon + Random Studio The Nail Polish Inferno is a "Virtual Reality art show accessed through the Oculus Rift". Developed with Unity in combination with 3D Studio Max, Geoffrey once again takes us on a virtual journey of the uncomfortable and […]
- Evernote [Mac, Windows, iPhone] I have been usingÂ EvernoteÂ for couple of months now and I have to say this is really one of the best note taking apps out there. This is not just because of the app but the fantastic integration with mobile devices, multiplatform, clipping web pages, iphone web and native apps and much, much more.Â About: Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere. EvernoteÂ is available for Mac, Windows and iPhoneÂ (all automatically synced with your desktop).Â Taking your notes could not be easier, from using your desktop app to taking pictures with your phone and mailing the pics to the web app that is synced instantly with your desktop.Â Evernote site has very good tutorials/ideas on how you can use Evernote. You can also check out rohdesign'sÂ public notebook SXSW Sketchnotes. Platform: Mac/Windows/iPhone Cost: Free and Premium for more space, see site for details. Developer: Evernote Download [xrr […]
- Fluid [Mac] Fluid is an application that allows you to create your own .app (application in your applications folder) from any website. It works great on sites such as GoogleReader or GoogleMail, as well as MobileMe and many other. Fluid itself is a very small application. When launched, Fluid displays a little tiny window where you specify the URL of a WebApp you'd like to run in a Site Specific Browser. Provide an application name, specify a Location and an Icon (see flickr for lots of icons), click 'Create' and you'll be prompted to launch the new native Mac app you've just created. Fluid also offers the ability to convert your favorite webapp into a MenuExtra SSB - an SSB that exists only as an icon in your OS X system Status Bar next to other MenuExtras like the Clock and Spotlight. Click the MenuExtra SSB's icon and your chosen webapp appears as a drop down window. Perfect for sites you access multiple times a day (Twitter clientsÂ Hahlo, email, or Digg) - see image below. Works especially great with iPhone webapps on your desktop. Apple is promising this kind of webapp implementation in the new 10.6 OSX but we hope that this does not affect Fluid development. The application is fantastic and new features are added all the time. If you rely or use webapps often, Fluid is a must! Platform: Mac OSX Cost: FREE Developer:Â Todd Ditchendorf Download [xrr […]
- Blogs We Read + Love [News] Thanks to Google Reader staying on top of news is pretty easy these days, that is, if one can keep up. I have around 300+ subscriptions and at times this can be quite overwhelming. Nevertheless, one always focusses on the favorites and catches up with the others when time is on our side. Here we bring you the favorites. Blogs that we can't write without and are an inspiration to what we do. Hours spent going trough pages of wonderful editorials, features and links that anyone who enjoys CAN will enjoy too. We also made it extra easy for you. No need to go to the site, find the subscribe button! Here, each site listed includes a 'Subscribe' button. Now all you need to do is go one by one and hit that button as hard as you can. They will stick and you'll love them as much as we do. Plus, you get all the twitter links. Joy.. In addition, if that is too much work, here is an OPML file you can import directly into your Google or any other News Reader. >>>Download<<< If you are not using a news reader, this will make a perfect start. Enjoy.. Technology/Design Create Digital Motion CDMotion is the creation of Peter Kirn (personal, cdm twitter), a composer, musician, media artist, and author. From latest interactive tools,Â VJ gearÂ to events and tip and tricks with good links to tutorials and how-tos. See alsoÂ CDMusic for the latest digital music creation tools. Information Aesthetics Inspired by Lev Manovich's definition of "information aesthetics", this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways. Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, a Senior Lecturer at the Design Lab at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney. (twitter) Digital Tools Blog about Game Design, Games and Computer Art.Â Digital Tools is a mixture of blog and webzine that focuses on everything related to digital tools, games, homebrew, theory, interaction- and game design and on inventive software.Â Ran byÂ Martin Wisniowski (twitter). Boing Boing Gadgets For latest quirky gadgets, news and links, check out BBG, a branch of worldÂ renownÂ Boing Boing. I regularly post their articles on Twitter soÂ definitelyÂ worth a subscribe. Datavisualization Datavisualization.ch is a website dedicated to data and information visualization. A wonderful collection of projects ranging from graphicÂ exercisesÂ to widely published data..a little bit of everything related to datavis/infographics (twitter). VisualComplexity Collects someÂ trulyÂ amazing Â infographic/visual communication and complex networksÂ visualizationÂ out there. Ran byÂ Manuel Lima, Â an interaction designer, information architect and design researcher (twitter). FlowingData FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization. More emphasis on statistics/data visualization than inforgraphics,Â FlowingData is a great resourse for latest news onÂ data visualization. Ran by Nathan,Â a PhD candidate in statistics who lives and breathes data (twitter). Code & Form Code & Form is a blog for the coding and teaching activities ofÂ Marius Watz. It contains documentation of workshops as well as code snippets and libraries. The main focus is onÂ Processing. (Twitter) OpenProcessing A great place to share your Processing sketches and work. About 10-20 sketches uploaded daily, so many it's hard to keep up. If you are working with Processing or wanting to learn, a great place to start. Gaming/Apps Offworld Ran by Brandon Boyer,Â Offworld is another branch of theÂ internet-institution Boing Boing. A wonderful collection of gameÂ innovation related news with a good retro feel put in the mix. One of my favorite blogs I read daily (twitter). It is also worth subscribing to Brandon'sÂ del.icio.us account for someÂ trulyÂ great links. Joystiq My favorite Games blog for any game geek regardless of which console you own. A fun, easy reading and very informative ran by some great peeps.Â Joystiq strives to maintain accuracy, to dig deeper, to do away with meaningless PR prattle, to gracefully decline luxury Cappuccino machines (even the really nice ones with Espresso functionality), to ask the awkward questions and ... to wallow. A must.. AppShopper A website by Â macrumors'sÂ Arnold Kim (twitter)Â to track all activity in the iTunes App Store. My morning destination where I browse through about 300 apps for the iPhone released each day. "j" and "k" keys on the keyboard get plenty of work here. Touch Arcade Another website by Â macrumors'sÂ Arnold Kim (twitter) withÂ Blake Patterson (twitter) andÂ Eli Hodapp (twitter)Â brings you latest in iPhone gaming. If it's new or in the works,Â Touch Arcade will cover it. Targeted at the more mainstream audience the site is a great place to go to feed your iPhone shopping addiction. 148Apps Latest iPhone reviews and news brought to you by the great team at 148apps. Ran byÂ Jeff Scott (twitter),Â the site also keeps track ofÂ whatâ€™s selling ,Â whatâ€™s new andÂ what prices are dropping in the iTunes App Store. Find them also onÂ Twitter ,Â Facebook, andÂ Friendfeed. Design/Art Today and Tomorrow Ran by Pieter, a Belgian living Berlin, Germany, theÂ website is a collection of things that are beautiful inÂ advertising, art, design, fashion, music and sneakers. TrulyÂ wonderfulÂ and has recently become on of myÂ favoriteÂ art/design websites out there. A must for anyone interesting in art. Some finds are pure joy! (twitter) BOOOOOOOM! Ran byÂ Jeff Hamada,Â a designer from Vancouver,Â BOOOOOOOM! Â is a wonderfulÂ blog about Art, Design, Film, Music, Photography and Daily Junk. A great collection of projects and finds to feast your love for art.Â (twitter) Design You Trust Design You Trust is a daily design blog and community, full of new design trends,Â newsÂ and events, great design portfolios, young design bloods, design articles, photographies, fashion, creative advertisements, architectural inspirations, video design and hand-picked design stuff from all over the globe.Â Founded in 2007 byÂ Dmitry Utkin. (Twitter) The Strange Attractor Founded byÂ Pete Barnett andÂ Brendan Crich,Â TSA is a community of designers, photographers, illustrators, animators and musicians from five continents. This blog serves as a place to share, discuss and archive the best in contemporary art and design.Â (twitter) FFFFOUND! ..does not need much introduction,Â FFFFOUND! is a web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience!Â About 100 entries daily, rest assuredÂ FFFFOUND! will keep you busy most of the day.Â (twitter) Dropular A recent addition to the "inspiration" sites and not much different from FFFFOUND!,Â share your favorite images found on the web. We still have few invites left if anyone is interested. Not as hard to come by asÂ FFFFOUND! but the site is very active with about 300 adds each day.Â (twitter) It's Nice That Edited byÂ Will Hudson and Alex Bec with regular posts by Edinburgh based designer Jez Burrows,Â Itâ€™s Nice That is focused on publicising, promoting and archiving the very best contemporary work from across the creative industry. In addition, they have just released their first publication,Â Issue 1, that features work from, among others Peter Callesen, Bryan Dalton, Karl Grandin, Happypets, Myoung Ho Lee and many more.. Get it here! (twitter) swissmiss The worldÂ renownÂ Tina Roth Eisenberg brings you the latest what's happening in design. From product, graphic design, typography to the latest inÂ accessoriesÂ and furniture. 'swiss designer gone NYC'. (twitter) Culture/Tech Boing Boing Really doesn't needÂ absolutelyÂ any introduction whatsoever.Â Boing Boing is not a blog, it's not a site, it's an institution.Â Â Mark Frauenfelder,Â Cory Doctorow,Â David Pescovitz,Â Xeni Jardin and John Battelle bring you theÂ "directory of wonderful things"Â (twitter) Lifehacker The worldÂ renownÂ LifehackerÂ includes tips and downloads to getting things done. EditorÂ Adam Pash with Senior EditorÂ Kevin Purdy andÂ Jason Fitzpatrick,Â The How-To Geek andÂ Gina Trapani bring you daily some greatest and most talk about tips and tricks on the web. (twitter) MAKE Magazine Brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home celebrating your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.Â AlsoÂ published quarterlyÂ since February 2005, MAKE is a hybrid magazine/book. (twitter) Wired Wired.com is a daily technology news websiteÂ and aÂ monthly print publication. Gadgets, media and tech culture news in one place. A little too noisy at times but includes some pretty incredible and in-depth articles related to recent tech developments. (twitter) Ars Technica Ars Technica specializes in original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from the the topics of technology, business and science. (twitter) Sci-Fi-O-Rama Art, Design & Illustration with a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Slant, simply wonderful!Â (twitter) Other To many to list but besides various developer/artist blogs there are two sites that deserve a special mention: Vimeo A great resource for the latest work artists/developers are doing. Join groups, add contacts to find latest stuff. As vimeo is most loved amongst the creatives, rest assured you will never run our of animated content to fill your day. Flickr Same as Vimeo, meet, add, follow artists, creatives for their latest work. We have also added a group on Flickr so if you have projects/works you would like to share, please join the group and add your photos to the […]
- Lego Font and Rubik Creator [Mac, Windows] Lego Font and Rubik Creator are two Shockwave applications brought to you by lineto.com. Lineto - the name is borrowed from the PostScript page description language - was founded by Cornel Windlin and Stephan Müller in 1993. Five years later, they jointly set up Lineto.com to distribute their own typefaces through the internet, and invited a number of fellow designers to publish their fonts alongside. Not only that the selection of fonts on the site is wonderful but the site itself is an experience. Inspired by the fonts themselves, the site is a full screen font extravaganza with a minimal navigation bar inspired by the System 7 Mac OS. The two apps, are a result of work by a number of designers. Lego Font Creator This little application was a collaboration between the designers Urs Lehni and Rafael Koch with the developer Jürg Lehni, as a progression from the design of their Lineto Lego fonts. The irresistible logic of the Lego brick prompted them to start thinking about how the fonts could be shown in an interactive type specimen, offering ways to play with it online. You can export the result as vector data, which can be opened and edited in programs like Adobe llustrator or Macromedia Freehand The application is sold as a stand-alone Shockwave application for Macintosh or Windows platforms. Rubik Creator This Shockwave application, programmed by Jürg Lehni, was initially developed as a design tool for generating a set of fonts based on the legendary Rubik Cube. The application allows users to pick and play with a set of 27 cubes, to modify them within certain parameters, and to export the result as vector data, which can be opened and edited in programs like Adobe llustrator or Macromedia Freehand. The application is sold as a stand-alone Shockwave application for Macintosh or Windows platforms. You can find more information about these apps […]
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