Contra Chrome

Online webcomic by Leah Elliott that exposes what really happens when you use the Chrome browser (and other Google services). Be sure to use the arrow pagination tool and not the 'skip to the end' button.

contrachrome.com

A few introductory panels from a webcomic about Google Chrome. A man holds a tabbed browser window with a speech bubble that reads "Hi, my name is Scott McCloud! I'm a cartoonist and comics scholar. Back in 2008, I created a comic book for Google explaining the inner workings of their soon-to-be-released new browser, Chrome."

Prezi – Presentation Software

My friend Jim said this was good. It looks kind of awesome from what I can tell for presentations online.

prezi.com

Vectary

Online 3D Design and 3D Modeling Software

vectary.com

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod

It’s easy to write an essay about fast software. It’s difficult to make fast software. But when it’s made, we’re all grateful. / via Daring Fireball (and I need to RSS Craig's essays)

craigmod.com

Brave Browser

Based on Chromium, but not Google. Secure, Fast & Private Web Browser with Adblocker baked in. Just read a review about this on the Verge. Super easy to be right at home with it.

brave.com

Rogue Amoeba – The Design of Loopback 2

John Gruber said "I love this sort of 'from sketch to finished product' look at the evolution of a design." and I concur!

weblog.rogueamoeba.com

Transmit 5

There's a new version of my favorite FTP software in town / via DaringFireball

panic.com

Notch – Real-time Graphics software

It's like a live version of After Effects but even more dynamic, says my friend Ben. I'd like to try it.

notch.one

Tumult Hype

Could this be the HTML 5 animation tool I've been hoping for? Looks promising...

tumult.com

Introducing Squarespace Seven

This is beautifully shot.

squarespace.com

Panic: Introducing Transmit iOS

My love for Transmit is now portable / via uncrate

panic.com

ImageOptim (Mac app)

Optimizes images so they take up less disk space and load faster. / via DaringFireball

imageoptim.com

Adobe Creative Cloud

Though many of the products I'd like to see are planned for later release, this approach to having access to Adobe Creative Suite applications seems like a natural fit for a business budget. I'm intrigued.

adobe.com

Dragonframe – Stop motion animation software

Mac and PC versions available. Looks powerful good. / via @fchimero

dragonframe.com

Day One – Mac Journal Application for iPhone, iPad and Mac Desktop

Just downloaded this after seeing it on "It's Nice That" - Gonna give this a whirl as it has reminders. I've been taking photos every day (just 6 months behind in posting). Might be nice to record thoughts too.

dayoneapp.com

Adobe Touch App Family (for Android)

Not on the iPad yet it seems, but I'm curious if there's a way that these tools might help extend the core programs I use in the Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)

adobe.com

Sparrow : Mail made fun again

I complained about Lion's whacky Mail app and a few folks recommended this Sparrow thing. Going to check it out.

sparrowmailapp.com

Ghostery

A plugin for (every popular) browser that identifies and blocks tracking software. Turn it on and be amazed how much crap is tacked on to most web pages. Sweet. / via @khoi

ghostery.com

Autodesk’s Photofly

Makes 3-D models out of snapshots / via @essl

fastcodesign.com

Yannick Mathey’s prototyp-0

A font made with Processing / via TypeForYou

yannickmathey.com

Weightshift : The New Gear

Naz goes into his setup for work, which includes using external services and software to move files around. Increasingly more important and desirable. Filing his post to curl up with full attention.

weightshift.com

ToneCheck

"E-mail plug-in that flags sentences with words or phrases that may convey unintended emotion or tone" Interesting concept / via NYTimes Year in Ideas

tonecheck.com

ShrinkIt 1.0

Mini tool from Panic Software that crunches down filesize on PDFs /via feaverish

panic.com

MagicPrefs

Hmmm, these additional preferences might make the Magic Mouse give my ol' Microsoft Intellimouse (with handy cord) a run for the money

vladalexa.com

FTP On The Go

FTP + text editor for iPhone (filing away for emergency)

ftponthego.com

iPhone 3.0: everyware-ready?

Copy and Paste was not the big announcement with iPhone 3.0. Another example of how today is awesome and the future is bright. (via michael sippey)

magicalnihilism.wordpress.com

ChronoSync data back-up

I really like this (Mac-only) program, and very much like that upgrades are FREE. (bonus: the new version refined all the application and desktop icons in a good way)

econtechnologies.com

Hmmmm, this Boxee sounds just about perfect for what I’d want in a set-top box software

Though I would wish that Netflix streaming had better options

blog.boxee.tv

Pixlr

This online image editor (think Photoshop) requires only a browser with Flash installed. I finally used it in earnest and I have to admit, the speed of the interface is pretty dang impressive (via Signal vs. Noise)

pixlr.com

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application (for the mac)

Lets you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview. (via alteeffour)

sweethome3d.sourceforge.net

Excourse

Creation tool (mac osx) for guilloche designs like backgrounds, borders or rosettes (commonly found on bank notes) via Joseph Wain

excourse.com

Omeka

web platform for publishing collections and exhibitions online. Designed for cultural institutions, enthusiasts, and educators (via MeFi)

omeka.org

Microsoft Office for 60 bucks?

Seems to be true if you have a .edu email address. If I had the money, I'd pick this up for the work PC.

theultimatesteal.com

Secure Notes on your Mac

Using the built-in Keychain application

stevey.com

Evernote

Desktop app, web app for note taking that syncs. Initial impression, v. good (via subtraction)

evernote.com

Vanilla

Open-Source Forum Software. Looks nice. To check out later.

getvanilla.com

indexhibit

a web application used to build and maintain an archetypal, invisible website format that combines text, image, movie and sound

indexhibit.org

Johnny Chung Lee – Projects

This man is smart and describes concepts very well. Great stuff.

cs.cmu.edu

PHP List

Open-source email list management server software (thx erik)

phplist.com

Beast Forum software

Simple, clean, light-weight discussion forum software

beast.caboo.se

Apple Aperture – Video Tutorial

(via feaverish)

apple.com

SlideShowPro : New features

Mental note to check this out in full later

slideshowpro.net

bbPress

discussion board software from the makers of wordpress (via magnetbox)

bbpress.org

Shopify

I may have noted this site before, but I've been tinkering with this "Store Maker and shopping cart" webservice and the attention to detail is simply fantastic. Full report later.

shopify.com

making Firefox more del.icio.us

Organize local bookmarks in the browser. (Update, seems to run sluggishly on my powerbook g4)

blog.del.icio.us

Endicia

A mac (and pc) solution for shipping packages. Works great, prints postage, built-in support for USB postal scales. Thumbs up

mac.endicia.com

The Levelator

Have you ever recorded an interview in which you and your guest ended up at different volumes? I haven't. But this software evens it all out. Could be handy.

gigavox.com

CSSEdit 2.0

This newly updated Mac application might be my biggest motivator to hook up a second monitor.

macrabbit.com

Implications of Adobe’s Intel-Only Soundbooth

I never got around to installing the Soundbooth beta... I suppose knowing it's Intel-only will save me the time. I'm still on a G4.

theocacao.com

Adobe Soundbooth (beta)

Something to try out in the evening.

labs.adobe.com

JungleDisk

Online storage with reasonable prices. (to research)

jungledisk.com

FolderShare

File Transfer & Remote File Access. By Microsoft. (works with macs)

foldershare.com

High Priority

A mac os whoozy-whatsit that adds a nice pushpin in the menu bar to help you orgnize tasks with iCal

kudurshian.net

Zookoda

Email newsletters for weblogs

zookoda.com

Excel Tutorials

I might never have to use these, but the themes might prove valuable

brainbell.com

Hex Color Picker

For the Mac color palette (via Coudal, and again via theocacao)

wafflesoftware.net

3D-Space Desktop (mac)

Use this app to put all your desktop icons on a Tron-like plane, then quit app and delete (via hicks)

marcmoini.com