My macOS must have apps revisited.

Posted on January 16, 2017 in Software

One of the most satisfying feelings for someone who spends more than ten hours a day in front of his Mac, is the moment when you discover a new app that completes one more missing piece from the puzzle of your daily workflow. A small app for Facebook that saves you a few seconds from re-opening your browser just to use Messenger, or a very simple menubar app that prevents your mac from firing that damn screensaver while you’re reading an ebook and forcing you to retype that long password again! These are the kind of apps I’m looking for and I’m always up for trying something new.

AcDisplay – Android notifications done right!

Posted on May 7, 2014 in Software

This is definitely the best gem I installed on my Moto G in the last few weeks. I may be using an iPhone as my daily driver, but I can’t help wishing there was something similar for my 5S. But then I remember that in order to have these kind of mods on an iPhone you need to jailbreak it etc. Meh…

AcDisplay is a new way of handling notifications in Android. It will let you know about new notifications by showing a minimal, beautiful screen, allowing you to open them directly from the lock screen. And if you want to see what\’s going on, you can simply take your phone out of your pocket to view all the latest notifications, in a similarly pleasing and minimalistic manner.

So if you’re an Android user, make sure to give AcDisplay a try and  I’m sure you’ll love it. You might also wanna check this clip of the upcoming v2.0 which has some really awesome new features.

Free iOS weather web app.

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Software

I think there are more than enough weather apps for iOS. But it turns out that it doesn’t really matter what I think, since every month there is going to be another developer to pop a new app with a good looking interface and well designed icons. Practically they all show the same information because most of them pull weather data from the same source. And that’s probably my main reason for reverting to Apple’s preinstalled weather app after a few weeks of playing with any new app.

​This time though there is a new option that caught my attention and it’s not because of the information that it shows. It’s for the way it works! If you don’t already know it, Sun is a stunning weather web app developed specifically for iOS devices. Even though the information that it feeds you is the same as every other weather app, it has a very clean and minimal interface that runs on Safari and supports pinch and swipe gestures. Sun packs some extremely interesting and inspiring code and I think you should definitely give it a try just to see what web apps are capable of.