Best To Do App

Ok, a good ToDo app is an essential addition for anyones application list. I am completely lost without one (although a still quite lost with one), and help set some order to projects or even just what you need to buy when you go to the shops.

I have spent a lot of money of todo apps, so thought I would share my opinions on the front runners in this category.

Here is a comparison for the options available for iOS.

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Paint Should Go in the Boot

So, here is a safety tip for the day….Paint goes in the boot!

The people in the blue car below had a 25-litre bucket of paint on the back seat.

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Another Post based on an email I’ve received (all credit to the creator).


Adobe iPad Companion Apps

So Adobe have released some apps for the iPad to enhance photoshop, I’ve had a little look and here is the run down.

Here is a Little Video:

Adobe Eazel ($4.99)

With Adobe Eazel, you can use your iPad and your fingertips to paint beautiful works of art. Paint across your entire iPad screen, and easily access the tools you need. Send your artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from any locationall you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or do all your painting in the app, and share via email.

Adobe Nav ($1.99)

With Adobe Nav and a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on iPad to easily access the tools you use most. Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on iPad. Tap a document on iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5. Disconnect from the network and use iPad to easily share files in person with others.

Adobe Color Lava ($2.99)

With Adobe Color Lava, you can use your fingertips to mix colors on your iPad and create custom swatches and five-swatch themes. Instantly access them in Photoshop CS5all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or use the app wherever inspiration strikes, and then bring your colors into Photoshop CS5 when you’re connected. Share colors via email, too.

In My Opinion…

Color Lava is absolutely brilliant, and is a definite purchase. Nav is ok, but I’m not sure just how useful it will be – I am going to give it a proper try and seehow much I will actually use it. Eazel… Not a huge fan, there are better alternatives out there! (Although I’m sure some will love it).


Michael McIntyre

I have just finished Michael McIntyre’s “Live and Laughing” autobiography. It was absolutely brilliant, really really funny and it reminded me of just how brilliant a comedian he is. So here is one of my favourite McIntyre stand-up clips – Herbs and Spices.


Clever Anagrams

So, here is another post from an email I received. This has got to be one of the cleverest emails I’ve received in a while. Someone out there must be “deadly” at Scrabble!

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE

THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
I’M A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

The last one is definitely my favourite! Just as a general note, if you see I have linked to content you have created, let me know and I’ll give you full credit and link to your site.


iMovie + YouTube

So I was talking to a fellow designer who was raving about iMovie, so I thought I’d have a little go. Quickly filmed a little piano to play around with, Ludovico Einaudi – one of my favourite composers. iMovie is actually quite neat, you can play around with contrast, histograms, and loads of other silly effects. It is very intuitive, as is most of apple’s own software. It’s nothing compared to Final Cut or Premiere Pro I have to say, but it’s fairly good and sharing options are brilliant.

Anyway, after I got bored messing around, I started to think what to do with it and the options available online. There are a few, but the main one really is… YouTube! I’m not a huge user, but thought I’d have a look so set up an account and uploaded the video. The whole registration and upload was really simple, may upload some other bits and bobs in the future.

It’s not very good, and the piano playing is awful – but hey!