My favourite panorama stitching software, PanoEdit, vanished a few years ago. The version I had still worked, but I’d been quite aware ever since that if a new version of OS X came along that it didn’t work with any more, I’d be a bit stuck. It’s not the only tool I use, but it’s […]
I used to use Evernote for everything I possibly could use it for. I loved it. Now, I don’t use it at all, and only keep it around while I’m moving data elsewhere. What went wrong? It’s kind of a long story…
I’ve written at some length about using Fitbit to track my activity, and encourage me to do a bit more. It was somewhat effective, and I liked the device a lot. It was only moderately effective at getting me to actually move about more, though. After an unfortunate accident killed Sam’s Fitbit, I gave her […]
Weather apps on the iPhone are a great playground for app developers. I’ve tried a few of them, but keep returning to WeatherPro from MeteoGroup – it isn’t the prettiest, but it’s got lots of data, fairly well presented. When Yahoo! released a new weather app, though, as a tie-in with Flickr, I had to try it out. And it is good.
The big selling point is the photography – the main screen is a big photo of something similar to your current weather conditions, somewhere near your current location (or the location you’re checking the forecast for).
There isn’t as much detailed data as in WeatherPro, but that can be a bit much sometimes. The basics are beautifully presented, in a nice simple, flat design, with a nice modern look, and there’s as much detail as I generally want. It also ties in with an official Flickr group, so Flickr users (like me) can add photos to the group, and they’ll be used to represent the weather at that location. It’s a weather app that looks great, presents just about the right amount of information, and that you can take a little part in yourself.
It’s become my weather app of choice for now at least.
Update: Oh, one little detail I forgot to mention originally – it’s free.
Stephen is right – I was in the same situation. The password I had to change was unique, so if someone cracks it, they only have the password to a Twitter account that’s now been changed anyway. Saved the new one once, and its automatically updated on every device I use to access it, and available in my pocket any time. 1Password is great software.
I’ve enjoyed making some sort of panorama things from my photos for years now. I’ve never quite liked making them with seamless stitching, as is most commonly done. I prefer them to look a bit rough, to be obvious that they are what they are – a bunch of different photos of the scene, stuck […]
As impressive as Evernote’s ability to read handwriting (even my awful scrawl, occasionally) is, there was always something about it that didn’t seem quite right. Firstly, that it could recognise writing in situations that nothing else can. Also, it seemed odd that it would convert your writing to text, but not give you access to […]
I have something of a love/hate relationship with Evernote. I love what it can do. I love that it can handle so many formats of data, at least when just pasted into a note. I love that there are real native clients on every platform, rather than relying on web-based ‘apps’. I love its ability […]
This post is part of a series of posts about switching to a Mac – here are links to all the posts: Switching to Mac Part 1: The Decision Switching to Mac Part 2: The Retail Experience Switching to Mac Part 3: The Unboxing Switching to Mac Part 4: In Use Switching to Mac Part […]
I’ll say this right up front – I’m posting this at least partly in the hope of getting more free stuff. If you use a Mac, though, and you haven’t seen this year’s MacHeist promotion yet, it’s well worth checking out. You get a bundle of apps, for one price: $39. Many of the apps […]