OmniFocus for Mac is now free at Omni’s website till end of January, right when the OmniFocus 2 will debut. This is extracted from the recent post on the Omni Blog,
“I also want to make sure everyone understands that the OmniFocus 2 debut on January 31st is not when OmniFocus 2 will be shipping! That’s just the first time the app will be shown in public. Following the debut, we’re planning a limited private test period (which you can sign up for), followed by a wide open public test—and then (finally!) when we’ve evaluated everyone’s testing feedback and think it’s ready, we’ll ship the app. If this sounds like it might take a while… yes, it probably will!
So, if you’re looking to purchase OmniFocus today, what should you do? Should you wait for OmniFocus 2?
Well, first of all, there’s no reason to wait on purchasing the iPad and iPhone apps—as I’ve noted above, they’re not the editions which are getting a major upgrade this year.
But if you’re looking at purchasing the Mac app, it would be quite reasonable to wait until after the OmniFocus 2 debut so you know what’s coming before you make a decision. To make that wait easier for everyone, we’ve decided to post a temporary license key so you can all use the app between now and then without having to make a purchase:
License Owner: Waiting for OmniFocus 2 License Key: KXKN-ZJDB-EJCX-LZHW-CFBF-QFC
(Just copy and paste both the License Owner and License Key into the appropriate fields.)
I hope you’re all looking forward to OmniFocus 2 as much as I am! And that this temporary license key makes the wait a little easier.”
Source – Omni
Only available for iPhone and iPod Touch via the App Store for the time being, Android version coming soon.
Source – YouTube
This from the Twitter blog:
Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.
Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.
Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.
Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.
Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.
In June, 2011, we introduced the ability to attach a photo to your Tweet, a first step toward improving the entire photo experience on Twitter. Since then we’ve been making it easier and faster to share and discover and enjoy great photos on Twitter every day:
- You can expand Tweets to view photos from various photo services right on Twitter;
- You can preview photos directly in Discover and search;
- You can quickly swipe through images on Twitter with photo streams in profiles and search results.
Source – Twitter
Rumours on the street says that there is a good chance that Apple is launching the new iTunes 11 today, this according to Wall Street Journal. So guys, check your Macs for updates, if any.
Source - Wall Street Journal
When it comes to reading newsfeed on the iPad, the Flipboard and Zite are my two favorites, but for the past couple weeks, Rockmelt for iPad is gaining my affection because of two unique factors. First off, one start off with Rockmelt by logging into their Facebook or Twitter account and Rockmelt will learn what you are interested in from what you click or share. The second key factor is that unlike Flipboard and Zite, Rockmelt has a search bar built in and that can add your personal preferences to the whole learning process as well.
You can get the app from the iTunes Store here. Reviews fro the app so far been great, test drive yours today.
Source - Rockmelt for iPad
Now that Evernote 5 Beta is out, word on the street is that the overhaul for the iOS version will be coming very soon as well. Check out the new features in the video for now.
Source – Evernote
Evernote 5 for Mac is a complete overhaul of the application itself and there is over 100 new features (no kidding) implemented in this upgrade. It features a brand new sidebar, a better notes list with snippet and cards view, a grid view listing notebooks for better notebook management, integration with atlas and maps, a more powerful search engine and integration with Mountain Lion notifications.
The beta will be launched this week, 29 October 2012, check out the following video for some of the hot features. For full features listing, hop over to Evernote’s What’s New Page, link here.
Source – Evernote
PhotoViva is a powerful application for photo editing and freeform painting. It can help you transform your pictures into expressive and colorful works of art. In addition to tools for enhancing your photos, there are paint brushes that let you make abstract painted interpretations of photos. You can select a brush and copy image features by cloning or painting. Brushes can track the direction of movement, or you can set the brush direction. You can also change the hue, saturation and blur of brush strokes as you go. Get it from the App Store here.
Launchpad lets you quickly see every application that is installed on your Mac. It also lets you search, organize, launch, and if downloaded from the Apple App Store, delete applications. Let’s have a look at Launchpad and see how it can make managing your apps easy and fun.
Source – mac tuts+
This nifty application is in beta and sure looks promising. The developers announced that Dropbox and Google Drive support are coming soon, probably by their launch this month. According to ZDNet, InstallFree Nexus will come in two versions,
InstallFree Nexus Basic
- The full LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) application suite for creating and editing documents from any device or browser
- Full-fidelity viewing of Microsoft Office files
- Seamless integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive, SharePoint, Office 365 and other storage services
InstallFree Nexus Premium
- All the capabilities available in Nexus Basic
- Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) subscription license
- $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year for academic licenses
- $19.99 per month / $199.99 per year for standard licenses
The downside is….. well the beta is not available in our region, aka Hong Kong, so we cannot test-drive it….. real bummer. Hope it’s available by launch.