Archive for the 'Desktop Apps' Category

Apollo is stupid

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

From Niall Kennedy’s (always excellent) analysis: Adobe’s first big Apollo app is an Internet video application codenamed Philo. The pervasiveness of Flash Player created multi-billion dollar Internet video startups powered by the Flash video format. The Philo team hopes to expand the display size and quality of distributed videos and get publishers encoding using the […]

The beginning of the end of the right-click menu

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Right-click menus are problematic for novice (and also experienced) computer users for several reasons: Discoverability Novice users are surprised when you tell them you can right click things to get extra options. Added complexity After discovering that their interface to the computer has another variable, they can become confused as to which button they should […]

Gave up on AllPeers 0.5

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

It just doesn’t have enough workingness yet. Files that don’t show up, or won’t transfer. Having said that, I did keep trying to use it. If it worked properly I would find it pretty useful. But don’t you feel this should and will be baked into the OS?

iTunes 7 integrates CoverFlow Flicker

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

I’m lovin’ the new iTunes album flicking interface. I’ve been using CoverFlow for a while but it’s nice to have it integrated into the iTunes library. Apple actually bought CoverFlow for this, I’m assuming for patents and/or people. On the downside, the iTunes version doesn’t seem as good at getting album art automatically, and incidently, […]