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Alto’s Adventure: A great iOS game

I’m not much of a game player, but occasionally one will come along that is just delightful. The newly released Alto’s Adventure for iOS is that game. It’s two bucks and well worth it for its gorgeous design and satisfying, immersive experience. You ride a snowboard down a mountain and collect stray llamas. Really. I […]

Daily apps: Useful and delightful

My current iPhone home screen. These are my most frequently used apps at the moment. I have six other screens of apps that mostly don’t get much use. Those apps that merit inclusion on my home screen are ones that serve a regular useful purpose and are a delight to use. They do their jobs […]

A daily app: Pedometer++

  We have daily carry items. Everyday I put my keys, phone, and wallet in my pockets before leaving home. Now, most of us have daily apps, phone apps we use every day. These are the apps that stay on your home screen or not too far from it. I’ve recently begun using Pedometer++ to track […]

Hardcore History: Blueprint for Armageddon V

  I was delighted when I opened my podcast app (Overcast) and found a new episode of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. I’ve raved before about how great Carlin’s work is, but new episodes don’t appear very often. And when you listen you understand why. I can’t imagine the hours that go into creating each episode. […]

App sale: Day One is 99 cents till Dec. 26

One of my favorite and most used apps, Day One, is on sale now through December 26 for only 99 cents. It’s normal price is $4.99. If you’ve been holding out because you think five bucks is too much to spend on any app, here’s your chance. But, really, an app that brings value to […]

Five weeks left in 2014: Don’t break the string

Today is the halfway point of my ten-week countdown to the end of the year. There are now only five weeks left till December 31. I’ve not missed on any of my chosen habits. I’m keeping the string unbroken, and I’m finding it satisfying to check off each habit in the Habit List app each day. […]

Great apps

Speaking of great things, Apple recently announced their annual Apple Design Award winners. They honor developers and designers whose apps stood out from a very crowded field in the ever expanding Apple App Store. I was especially happy to see Day One win for its Mac app. It won previously for its great iOS app. […]