Peakto Photo Organizer Software

Unite Apple Photos and Lightroom? I’m intrigued... This Mac app also supports most every major photo platform. (They also have a tool to port libraries around.) / via Phil Gyford

Peakto photo organizing software interface on a laptop

I wish my computer cursor was this lively

Figma has tight animations to show off new features. Dig. And yay for hanging punctuation among oodles of other improvements.

A panel for Bartlett Pears showing off new features for the design tool Figma

Adobe adds photogrammetry tools

Turn still photos (from phone or camera) into 3D models with automatic subject masking and texture mapping. (Wikipedia on Photogrammetry)

3D photo setup

Ivory for iOS

A Mastodon app by Tapbots that leaps over the current experience on Twitter. Also enjoying the Ice Cubes app by Thomas Ricouard

An elephant peering cautiously behind a computer

Music Mini Player

A replica of the classic iTunes MiniPlayer to control Apple Music on modern macOS. Functioning nostalgia! / hat tip to Riccardo

Retro Mac music controller app that looks like the initial OSX interface style

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.

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.


Online 3D Design and 3D Modeling Software

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)

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.

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!

Transmit 5

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

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.

Tumult Hype

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

Introducing Squarespace Seven

This is beautifully shot.

Panic: Introducing Transmit iOS

My love for Transmit is now portable / via uncrate

ImageOptim (Mac app)

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

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.

Dragonframe – Stop motion animation software

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

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.

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)

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.


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

Autodesk’s Photofly

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

Yannick Mathey’s prototyp-0

A font made with Processing / via TypeForYou

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.


"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

ShrinkIt 1.0

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


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

FTP On The Go

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

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)

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)

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


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)

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)


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


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

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.

Secure Notes on your Mac

Using the built-in Keychain application


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


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


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

Johnny Chung Lee – Projects

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

PHP List

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

Beast Forum software

Simple, clean, light-weight discussion forum software

Apple Aperture – Video Tutorial

(via feaverish)

SlideShowPro : New features

Mental note to check this out in full later


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


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.

making Firefox more

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


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

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.

CSSEdit 2.0

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

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.

Adobe Soundbooth (beta)

Something to try out in the evening.


Online storage with reasonable prices. (to research)


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

High Priority

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


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