Well, I finally found one person who appreciates the way my Google Reader client for iPad works. Philistines.
Reeder for Mac is definitely a worthy alternative to the web interface, but it doesn’t really add anything beyond the pretty.
When readers tap content from [partnering] publishers shared by friends on Twitter or Facebook within the Flipboard app, they’re now taken to this new [custom-designed] magazine-like reading experience instead of a traditional Web page. And for publishers, the result of the tap is the same as a Web hit on their end.
That’s a really good idea (Flipboard’s other* big drawback is that you have to open each text-based article in a web view because the app itself will only display a pretty short excerpt) on one condition: that it’s easy for websites to partner with Flipboard so that anyone can supply its own stylesheets. If it stays reserved for select high-profile partners, it doesn’t really help the end user.
(* the other drawback being the lack of anything that could be called an “interestingness” algorithm, as I’ve already complained about several times.)
P.S. Okay, it’s now online and… just ridiculous. No simplification of the workflow, no improvements to the interface, just a full-screen browser that appears in replacement of the usual full-screen browser. Urgh.
RT @sween: When I’m dead, I’m going to haunt offices and say, “OooOoo… why are you using your mouse?… hit Control-C… you’re taking forever…”
RT @jack: Email is manageable when you simplify it to two actions: “act on” or “remove from my view.” I wish our email clients reflected that.
My iPad just made the weirdest noise, like plastic parts loudly snapping into place. I’m preparing for a battery explosion.
I like Skitch’s new official $0 price point, and the more subdued interface (though it’s still trying too much to be special). Re-installed.
Wouldn’t mid-December be a really weird time to launch the Mac App Store? Yes, Apple is running out of unoccupied months, but come on.
Doesn’t Diaspora end up being more of a threat — uh, scratch that, I mean an also-ran competitor — to Twitter than to Facebook?
RT @rands: Engineers aren’t bitter — they’re informed.
Cute and clever, but do you really want your gimmick to be a reference to a semi-competitor?
“It renders Photoshop more or less useless, as all tools behave as if a modifier key was held down”
(See link for workarounds.)
It’s probably not all that reliable but you absolutely must play with the free demo.
Nonplussed at the moment; maybe when it becomes less sluggish.