App update notes
Ben Brooks on The Brooks Review:
Stop wasting my time, stop wasting everyone’s time. If you want to write something cutesy, put it on your blog. Release notes should be clear, concise, well structured, and helpful.
Once upon a time, I thought it was great when creative/hilarious release notes appeared in my App Store updates tab. Now, I’m with Ben. Make them useful.
As seen on “One Thing Well”: Charles
Haven’t had a need for this since discovering it, but it looks like a useful web development tool that’s cross-platform and generally excellent.
Hat tip to One Thing Well, a blog worth following if you’re a nerd / geek / similar species.
MacHeist $9.99 bundle (not a sponsored post)
App bundles come and go, but this is the first one I’ve actually sprung for, and if you’re a Mac user, you might want to too. I’m picking it up for xScope and Fantastical, but a couple of the other apps look interesting too.
It doesn’t hurt that 10% of bundle sales are donated to charities. And extra apps are unlocked for all purchasers when sales targets are hit.
I take things far too seriously to gameify my to-do list with an app like this, but it DOES look awesome.
Another killer iPhone app: Momento
I haven’t kept a journal in years, but lately I’ve been considering the potential value in keeping track of thoughts and events too personal to share with the world. (I know, it’s hard to believe, but I’ve come to accept that TMI is an Actual Thing.)
Enter Momento: the perfect companion for private journaling. It’s beautiful, intuitive, and has important features like plain-text export and local (i.e. private) backup.
Killer [iPhone] app: Fantastical
If you follow blogs that talk about apps, you’ve probably already seen this, but if not:
Fantastical is THE must-have iPhone calendar app. It has completely replaced Apple’s built-in one for me. Its free-text event creation is flawless (especially when paired with the iPhone’s dictation), and the innovative “DayTicker” is the best calendar browsing implementation I’ve seen in.. forever.
Go buy it.