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iPad OS – Design & Illustration Apps Roundup

iPad OS – Design & Illustration Apps Roundup

Updated March 22, 2020 The latest Apple iPad Pro models, paired with Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard, have helped move iPad OS toward being a viable standalone creative platform for designers and creative people on the go. Here's a roundup of iPad apps for Design...

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An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

An Unopinionated Roundup of Current Prototyping Tools

Updated March 18, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. I've shared various lists, roundups, and reviews of different prototyping tools in the past - usually on Twitter. Sometimes, people will point out that a particular third-party roundup review has overlooked...

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Podcast Turf War is Inspiring Some Awesome A/V Editing Tools

Podcast Turf War is Inspiring Some Awesome A/V Editing Tools

Updated August 18, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. Big streaming players and upstarts alike are driving the next phase of popularity in Podcasting. These players want to control that coveted position of the go-to Podcast app on people's devices. The ongoing...

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Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Sometimes the analog approach is a quicker and easier way to achieve a particular design thinking task. A classic example is the appropriately stereotypical use of sticky notes by User Experience designers to facilitate various design thinking workshop exercises such...

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Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

There is a 'trendy' design pattern, many years in use, of not displaying the Y axis on a chart in some financial mobile apps. I first noticed this in the app Robinhood. But I’ve also seen it in apps such as SoFi. Sadly, despite advocating for a change, these apps are...

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New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

Updated January 16, 2021. See this twitter thread for details. What is a "Presentation" in the post-PowerPoint era? There's a subtle shift in the Presentation tools landscape that's been emerging lately. Products like Google Slides, Zoho Show, and Apple Keynote came...

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Buoymoji Colorways is Second in Series of iMessage Stickers

Buoymoji Colorways is Second in Series of iMessage Stickers

Buoymoji Colorways is our 2nd release of Stickers for Apple iMessage on iOS. It's available now on the Apple App Store. This latest in the series is an expanded set that features emoji in three different colors (green, white, pink) plus a few extras. The mariners...

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Buoymoji Stickers Now Available for Apple iMessage

Buoymoji Stickers Now Available for Apple iMessage

Excited to announce that you can now download our Buoymoji Basic free sticker set on the Apple App Store for iMessage. Add some seafaring flair to your conversations with Buoymoji! Check out our pack of 80+ buoys turned emoji for messages. Designed near the ocean in a...

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