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Splashtop is an app to connect from an iPad (or iPhone) to a…





Splashtop is an app to connect from an iPad (or iPhone) to a Mac/PC that are  in the same WLAN; real internet access is available for a monthly or annual fee. Splashtop is robust and fast. Of course it does not replace a full fledged desktop environment, but it gets the job done if you don’t have physical access to your computer. Small control elements, like in Aperture above, can be zoomed with spread and pinch gestures. 

Splashtop for iPad | Splashtop for iPhone

Splashtop is an app to connect from an iPad (or iPhone) to a…





Splashtop is an app to connect from an iPad (or iPhone) to a Mac/PC that are  in the same WLAN; real internet access is available for a monthly or annual fee. Splashtop is robust and fast. Of course it does not replace a full fledged desktop environment, but it gets the job done if you don’t have physical access to your computer. Small control elements, like in Aperture above, can be zoomed with spread and pinch gestures. 

Splashtop for iPad | Splashtop for iPhone

Frax HD: This alien is a fractal Julia set! You can smoothly…



Frax HD: This alien is a fractal Julia set! You can smoothly zoom in in real time – using the accelerometer! – and explore endless mathematical landscapes. Forget about entering complex coordinates and parameters and then waiting until the Mandelbrot or Julia set renders on your screen. Dive in and change colors, lights, and textures by simple touch gestures. Frax is neither a toy nor a game. Instead it is a looking glass into the structures of our universe. Frax was designed and developed by Ben Weiss, Kai Krause, and Tom Beddard.

frax HD for iPad | frax for iPhone | fract.al

Clear. Clear is a beautiful app for managing todo lists. First…



Clear. Clear is a beautiful app for managing todo lists. First of all, it has a very pleasant and clear visual design that makes it fun to use. The interaction design feels much better on iPad than on the smaller iPhone screen. The set of gestures is quite large – on a small screen the different modes make it more difficult to predict which gesture does what. For instance you can use the pinch to collapse a list – but you do open a list with a single tap rather than the spread gesture. A spread on the main list of todo lists inserts yet a new list. This is consistent with creating new items while editing a todo list itself. Swipe left and right deletes or checks an item. Shaking the device brings up a set of menu command. Feels like a hidden feature – but it is a good one.
The conceptual design could be improved. Because right now Clear does not support approaches like GTD (getting things done) or Kanban to focus on one task at a time. A final word on the color schema. The visual design adds joy to using the app. That is important but otherwise a missed opportunity to add more meaning to the items. For instance it would be interesting to design a heat map approach for calendars. But that’s a different story.

Caveat: Clear is quite expensive.

Clear

StockTouch. Numbers are dull, right? Well, it is a matter of…



StockTouch. Numbers are dull, right? Well, it is a matter of data visualization if this is the case or not. StockTouch provides a colorful view into Wall Street’s stock market. Spread and pinch gestures are used to zoom in and out of market sectors and individual stocks – zooming is even accompanied by subtle audio feedback. Swiping can be used to navigate between stock views. No, numbers are not dull as long as they are represented like this.

StockTouch