Tag Archives: iphone

Doug Bowman on the New Icon for Twitter for iPhone

Twitter lead designer Doug Bowman, responding on Dribbble to a proposed more-Tweetie-like icon for the newly rebranded Twitter for iPhone:

The best version used more blue for the bird, but retained the exact same silver color of Tweetie’s icon. I thought it was the best choice of everything we had. For several reasons I won’t go into, we opted for the version the app uses now. via Dribbble

I didn’t upgrade Tweetie as long they keep this ugly blue icon.

More on iPhone Apps Worth Checking Out

Back in April, i wrote a blog post about my iTouch home screen. Today, i would like to share with you guys some more apps i found which are (i think) worth checking out.

# TaskPaper ($4.99): another brilliant app from author of WriteRoom – Jesse Grosjean. TaskPaper is something mix of Things and WriteRoom. Not really a GTD app but much more powerful than a note app. Read the review on Smoking Apples and you’ll know what TaskPaper is capable of.

# Textie (Free with ads): great app from atebits – the creator of Tweetie (purchased by Twitter Inc. and changed its name to Twitter for iPhone). A great solution for free texting with your friends.

# Soosiz ($1.99): A 2D platformer Mario-styled game. Note: you might get dizzy a bit at first ;)

More games? Check out Flight Control, Cliffed. Be careful, they are hightly addictive.

How to remove scratches from iPhone/iTouch

via OSXDaily

iPhone/iTouch owners should read this or save for later use.

My must-have apps for iPhone/iPod Touch

# Mail, Mobie Safari, Music: built-in Apple stuff that i can’t afford to slide to next screen. I have to confess i rarely use iPod Spotlight so i must rely on first page to access my frequently used apps.
# Tweetie 2 ($2.99) : An awesome Twitter client from atebits.
# Things ($9.99): A beautiful, simple todo list. Things offers yet simplicity and ease-of-use with powerful features. Sync wirelessly with desktop version of Things. A little bit pricey though.
# Reeder ($2.99): The best Google Reader app i found on Apps Store.
# Facebook, Yahoo Messenger (free) : I use Facebook and Yahoo Messenger to stay connected with my friends. Both apps come with Push supported.
# Ninjawords ($1.99) : A well-designed dictionary app, recommended by John Grubber
# WriteRoom ($4.99) : a distraction free writing environment with clean interface and notes free sync feature via SimpleText.ws
# Stanza (free) : An awesome ebooks reader.
# tumblr gear (free) : because official Tumblr app suck.
# Momento ($2.99) : An secret diary with password protection. Momento connects with popular social networking services like Twitter, Facebook, etc… and display your online activity as part of your diary.
# Moneybook ($2.99) : A great app to manage your monthly budget.
# Outside ($2.99) : Great interface of ideal looking outside the window to check weather.

Oct 20th Log

Coming Soon: A Mozilla App for the iPhone
Wolfram Alpha Miscalculates What Its iPhone App Should Cost
BlackBerry Watch is FOR REAL!

Sep 30th Log

– Google Wave preview invitations sent out. via Official Google Blog. Also, you can check out “Google Wave First Look” by Gina Trapani on LifeHacker

– Dropbox comes to iPhone and iPod Touch. Firmware 3.1 required.

– TweetDeck won as most popular Twitter client on LifeHacker. Well, i still prefer Tweetie. Tweetie 2.0 are on the way now. So curious ; )

Bought some Ebooks and Screencasts From Pragprog dot com

– Plan to **seriously** learn iPhone Programming after the final exams period.

– Also, i bought a TextMate Ebook – The Missing Editor for Mac OS X. $59 for a text editor isn’t expensive for a text editor like TextMate. And I think it’s best to purchase a recommended Ebook from TextMate and learn how to get more out of it.