Posts Tagged ‘App Store’

Colorshare – Available in the App Store

Hot off the presses and approved by Apple mere moments ago, colorshare will become available in regional iPhone App Stores the world over over the next 48 hours or so.

Colorshare is a simple utility which allows you to quickly design a palette of colours on your iPhone or iPod Touch and with the tap of a button share it with the web using the unique palette ID number, which you can punch right into the homepage.

Once you’ve entered the ID of the palette you want to work with, it will appear on screen alone with a full breakdown of each colour in RGB, hexadecimal and CMYK.

Colorshare is completely free, and you can grab it from the App Store by following this link.

WikiKnowItAll – In the App Store

Brand new to the iOS App Store, WikiKnowItAll lets puts your own personal wiseacre right in your pocket. We all know someone who knows something about everything, and with Wikipedia behind them your WikiKnowItAll will never run out of interesting factoids – or enthusiasm for letting you know. The app is available in the iOS App Store today.




iPhone App Preview – colorshare

Coming soon to the web and the iPhone, a very quick and very easy way to prototype color schemes and share them online. ‘colorshare’ is currently in testing, but it should soon be available on the iOS App Store as a free download.

Meanwhile, the future home of the application on the web is online already, with features (beyond a placeholder) coming soon.

Install Xcode 4 on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Macintosh and iOS developers upgrading to Lion are in for a slice of annoyance, courtesy of Xcode 4.

Xcode was one of the first programs I installed after the Lion upgrade, but after downloading the massive (4GB+) setup file for the second time – direct from the Mac App store – I was met with an error informing me that Xcode was not compatible with Lion.

But I downloaded it straight from the Mac App Store, where all of the latest software is available, right?

Well yeah, that is correct, kinda. Unfortunately it seems that anyone who shelled out for Xcode 4 on Snow Leopard is being directed to the old version. There is a new version available on the Mac App Store, but if you’re reinstalling from your purchase history then you’re downloading the wrong thing, man.

So don’t download Xcode from your purchase history! Head over to this page and grab Xcode 4.1 instead.

Web & Coding Tools for Mac OS X

Here’s three essential tools for anyone who uses Mac OS X for coding or remote admin.

FTP: FileZilla

If you work on a remote machine of any sort the chances are you’re going to need to send files to and from your local terminal.

FileZilla is not just the best open source FTP client I’ve ever used, it’s the best FTP client I’ve ever used period – it’s fast, free and dead easy to use, as well as being available for all three major platforms. I can’t recommend the Mac OS X version highly enough – it’s essential.

You can grab the latest version of FileZilla here, and remember, it’s donation-ware so if you love it, hit up PayPal and help out.




Massively Useful iOS App: PlainText

Great iOS apps are often the ones which make you wonder what you ever did without them: I like apps which perform simple operations super effectively, and PlainText from Hog Bay software (homepage) is just such a program.

The premise is simple: a notetaker / plain text editor for your iPhone or iPad which links to your Dropbox account and syncs to a folder of your choice. PlainText combines this idea with a great looking UI and simple operation. And because it uses Dropbox, you can write a shopping list on your computer and it’ll be on your phone when you get to the store, or take notes in a lecture without having to bring your laptop and review them on your main computer when you return home.

PlainText is ad supported and free in the App Store. In fact, my only complaint is that there isn’t the option for a $1 ad-free ‘pro’ version. But aside from the fact that your only option is to get it for free (harsh criticism indeed), PlainText performs its duties pretty much perfectly. This thing is dead useful – if you own an iOS device and are a Dropbox user, you straight up need to grab this app. Just let me pay a little for it!

App Store link