Category - Apps

Phoster: Three Taps to a Great Poster

Tap and choose a template. Tap and add text. Tap and add an iPhone or iPad photo. That’s it. That’s all that’s involved in creating beautiful, well-designed posters these days, thanks to Phoster, a new app for your iPhone and iPad...

Tweetbot: Making Twitter Fun Again

If you’ve resisted Twitter’s charms so far, you may want to download Tweetbot. Unlike the glut of Twitter clients already on the market, Tweetbot’s user interface, sounds, and clever controls make Twitter a lot more fun to use. My...

Disappearing Toolbar in Safari for Mac

For months, I’ve pondered a pesky problem: at random, the address bar (also called the “Toolbar”) in Safari for Mac would disappear. I could bring it back by selecting View/Show Toolbar, but a day or so later my Toolbar would...

TypePad vs Squarespace: Why I Moved

Update: This article, written in 2010, doesn’t reflect my feeling about Squarespace after being a customer of theirs. In the end, Squarespace was too confining and restrictive for me. The promised customer service was mediocre at best. (Most...

Join the ScoutMob

  Through an opt-in email list and a beautiful iPhone app, ScoutMob delivers discounts of up to 60% at great local restaurants.   The service has only been around a few months (and, at first, was only available here in Atlanta), but it has...

Updated: A Quick Post About Scrivener

As a writer, I depend heavily on Scrivener. Just as a word processor makes it possible for a writer to type his document on a sheet of virtual paper, Scrivener allows a writer to create a series of virtual index cards and type bits and pieces of his...

My Twelve Top iPhone Home Screen Apps

 What iPhone apps are on your iPhone's home screen? In theory, these would be the apps you use most often and treasure most -- the apps you want to keep no more than a finger-tap away. The 16 apps on my home screen are an integral part of...

Calico Makes Seamless Panoramic Images Easy

As part of the great MacFriendly promo, I picked up Calico, a panoramic image stitching app from Kekus Digital. I've worked with this kind of software before, on both Mac and Windows platforms ... but I have never seen anything as fast and easy to...

Amazon Kindle for the iPhone

Amazon.com released Kindle for the iPhone yesterday. If you already own a Kindle, any content you've purchased previously can be downloaded in seconds for reading on the iPhone. More importantly for Amazon, though, millions of iPhone owners just...