ProVideo Coalition: Affinity Photo and Designer for Windows.
Serif is the most interesting of the Adobe-alternatives. Sounds like they’re thinking about a DAM, too. Keep an eye on ‘em.
vowe dot net: Import content from Evernote to OneNote.
If you’ve considered it before, but quailed at the procedure, MS now has a tool for you. PC-only, for the moment.
Denied - Skip Terrible Music.
Sketch - Sketch 3.6.
Macworld: Airfoil 5 review - Audio utility pumps up the volume.
Handy. Bookmarked for when I’ll need it.
Mashable: ‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2’ is cute ‘Call of Duty’ for kids.
“Baby’s first shooter” is a thing now? End of the friggin’ world. Just hearing that statement makes me want to sledgehammer my portable devices.
Webdesigner Depot: Outlook takes on Gmail with huge new update.
Yeow. I’ve got a couple of accounts on Outlook - can’t wait to kick the tires on this. Tired of looking at ol’ Gmail, which seems feature-frozen.
Macworld: InDesign low memory and old software on new platforms.
Macworld: 1Password rolls out a $5 per month family plan.
Another plan. I look at my CC bill at the end of the month, and think “Death by a thousand cuts.”
fourhourworkweek.com: Meet “Scorpion,” The Real-Life Santa Claus with an IQ of 197.
“Walter O’Brien (AKA “Scorpion”) (@walterobrienscs) is the founder of Scorpion Computer Services and ConciergeUp.com, a for-hire global think tank that provides intelligence-on-demand as a concierge service.” Worth a listen, when I have a moment.
Adobe CC update.
Bottom of this post. I see no fixes for the erased files, no apologies ...
ArsTechnica: Warning - Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud deletes Mac user data without warning.
It got me. Auto-update, turned off from now on!
Internet Archive/Software Library: Windows 3.x.
DP Review: Finally! Adobe updates Bridge CC for improved performance.
There’ll be a lot of happy people. Always surprises me how many people still use this poor, near-abandoned software. Now, if it lets us reach into iOS ...
AppleInsider: Sparkle software updater leaves ‘huge’ number of Mac apps open to attack.
Verify updates for a while. I hope they release a list of affected apps.
What’s in a name?
Adobe Flash is now Adobe Animate CC, apparently.
Designer News: It’s time Sketch fixed their font issues.
Day One Blog: Introducing Day One 2.
Purchase tomorrow, 50% discount for the first week. I love the (now) Classic version - and yet never use it. It’s well thought out, dead simple to use, beautiful to look at, a joy. Not sure why I haven’t partaken.
Pomodoro Time Manager.
For those of you like me who tend to collect these low cost apps in search of the perfect solution ...
Macworld: Default Folder X 5 review - Mac app advances the state of file navigation.
One of those apps I expect to have available on any Mac I use.
GitHub: A Git client for Sketch.
f.lux Forum: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Interestingly, I believe I experienced this effect. Correlation is not causation, but it was the only factor that was altered in my normal daily routine. My SAD got significantly worse after about a week of use. I think f.lux is great - I was sleeping peerlessly - but I’m saving it for summertime. If you’re using it, and you notice an uptick in melancholy/depression/‘downs’, you might want to experiment a bit over a few days.
Macworld: VLC for Apple TV hands-on - Goodbye format woes
“None of those annoyances matter much when all of a sudden your Apple TV box can play virtually any file from any of your devices without any cash outlay on your part. That’s a nice upgrade right there. In fact, Apple ought to thank the VLC folks for so drastically expanding the capabilities of its box.”
Sortd: Smart Skin for Gmail.
If you use Gmail as a to-do list - and love lists - you’ll like this. I have hated lists my whole life, and only recently made an uneasy detente with them. I recognize and appreciate their utility, but dislike them nonetheless.
DZone: Goodnight, Sweet Prince - Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 Reach ‘End of Lifecycle’.
HOORAY! Oh, wait ... (breath) ... respect for a once-great browser.