Last week, Apple dropped a few big products our direction. We saw a new AppleTV, 1080P video for true HD content, a new iPad and even more. And then there was iPhoto, the latest and greatest piece of software for the iPad that allows you to edit your pics right there on the device. Oh, and it’s a universal app too, so it’s on the iPhone! Yay!
But how would an app that’s built to perform well on the expansive screen of the iPad work with the iPhone? Let’s file down those fingertips and find out. (more…)
The immensely popular invite-only design network known as Dribbble has become a topic of discussion. Designers from all over the world are joining and sharing some very creative works. Submissions include mobile UI design, web layouts, logos, illustrations, along with a handful of other talents.
Shotz is the most recent Dribbble client I’ve been playing with. It features a pixel-perfect layout for the standard iPhone and retina display. You can check out recent Dribbble shots, popular submissions and even access data from your own Dribbble account. It’s the perfect app for any digital artist.
As a professional designer, I love editing photos. Until recently, that meant hooking up your digital camera to your computer to import them, and opening said photos in a desktop program (e.g. Photoshop). However, the iPhone has made it incredibly easy and convenient to capture and edit photos all on the same device.
With the advent of apps like Instagram, editing a photo to make it look hip and cool is as easy as tapping your finger on a premade effect. The problem with using premade effects in most photo editing apps is that you don’t have control over how your photo is being changed. This downfall, however, is not the case with Luminance. After the jump, find out why this feature, and others, makes Luminance one of the best photo editing apps available in the App Store.
Taking photos is easier than it has ever been with nearly every mobile phone touting a camera of some kind. Taking high quality photos with an iPhone is particularly easy especially if you own an iPhone 4. The ease of use combined with the convenience of having the device always with you make it perfect for taking photos for a lot of people.
The built-in iOS Camera app has seen some improvement in recent updates, but ultimately it is very basic. Sometimes we need a little more. Camera+ claims to be that little more and does so quite well. Let’s run through the application and see how it works in this role.
An iPhone can be a powerful memory aid — jot down a note or a phone number without hunting for paper and a pen, or take a quick picture of anything you’d like to remember, from bus schedules to business cards. Sometimes, however, we lose track of the context of the many pictures on our phones, I still can’t remember the address of the apartment building I took a photo of last month.
Notica allows you to easily add context and style to your iPhone photos, including date, location, notes and filter effects. Let’s take a look at how Notica promises to make your memories more informative and stylish.
Creating video high quality video is getting easier and easier all the time. Especially with that fancy new iPhone you’ve got. You’re taking video snippets all the time, but what do you do with them? It’d be great if you could add a little “cool” to them and share with your friends wouldn’t it?
Recording and publishing video has become incredibly easy in the last couple of years. Services like YouTube and Vimeo provide great places to share our professional and amateur videos alike. High definition video capture is built into many smartphones (iPhone 4 included) so we have a high quality camera with us all the time ready to capture whenever the moment calls.
Vimeo is a fantastic platform for sharing video and they have recently released an accompanying iPhone application. The app aims to be a full companion to the website while offering some services which utilize the hardware of the iPhone itself. It seems like a perfect place for Vimeo to be, but does their app do everything we hope it does? Let’s find out.
If you’re like me, you take photos with your phone anywhere and everywhere. Whether it’s inspiration for a design, or I just want to remember a random moment with some friends, I seem to always be snapping pics and loading up my library with images. The artist in me is never satisfied with the image though. I want to tweak. I tend to think “This would look so much cooler if I (fill in the blank).”
With Adobe Photoshop Express I have the tools at my disposal to tinker to my heart’s content. Need a better crop? I can do that. Black and white? I can do that. In fact, I can do that and a lot more. So here’s a look at some of the killer features and a few of the limitations of the app.
I panted, out of breath as I chased the leprechaun through the forest. He was quick, but I had to be quicker- for if I was, he would lead me to the pot-o’-gold at the end of the rainbow. And then with a lunge, I caught the little man by the belt and held him down. His green eyes showed that he knew he’d been beaten as they looked up at me from ‘neath fiery red eyebrows. Dejected, he reached into his pouch and produced a small note. It was then that I realized that his was not the traditional pot-o’-gold, but rather the rainbow itself as a treasure; on the note was written a name- the secret source of the leprechaun’s rainbow. I read it carefully and it simply said: ColorSchemer Touch.
I let the man go and he was off with a scurry. I pulled out my iphone and immediately opened the AppStore to “ColorSchemer Touch”. What a treasure it was! So many colors, so many choices, and so much to do! I could find other people’s palettes filled with greens, blues, purples and more! I could create my own palettes from color wheels, spectrums and even photos. And this is what I found…
Today we’re going to look at one of the most powerful vector illustration applications you’ll find on the App Store: iDraw. This excellent app goes well beyond providing you with a few simple brushes and gives you the power to create professional quality artwork on your iPad using many of the same tools you’re used to on a desktop computer.
We’ll go over why it’s different than the other drawing apps you’ve seen and dive into the rich feature set so you can get the full story before you decide whether or not to make the purchase.