~the Sweet Setup

Submitted by Sl on Sat, 30/11/13 - 20:52

The Sweet Setup is a new website by Shawn Blanc and friends to showcase the best apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Here's how Shawn described it:

We enjoy spending an inordinate amount of time and energy to research, test, and find the very best apps.
Who wants just any weather app? Not us. We want the best! And so do you. That’s why our goal is to help you (and ourselves) find the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

I really like how the reviews are written on The Sweet Setup, like any good review it starts by describing the app, what the writer liked and what can be improved. But on The Sweet Setup, the review doesn't end here. Following the best app review, there's a review of a runner up, why the best app is better than it and at the end, a list of the apps that were tested. It's really nice. The Sweet Setup doesn't offer only reviews, but also includes tips and interviews which are quite good. Not sure where to start? Take the Dime Tour. I later continued to the best iPhone text editor and the best journaling app. If you are looking for the best app for a certain task, I highly recommend you to check out The Sweet Setup. It's the best place to find the best apps.


Submitted by Sl on Sat, 30/11/13 - 20:51

Appdated is a series of links I will post from time to time about apps I like that has been updated. It's for when I got what to say about an update but it's not enough for a long review.

And on this post of Appdated - Launch Center Pro 2.0, iPhoto, Dropbox 3.0, Day One, Tweetbot 3, Pythonista 1.4 and iTranslate. Read more inside.


Submitted by Sl on Sat, 12/10/13 - 14:03

Stephen Hackett is one of my favorite writers on the web, he writes at 512 Pixels and is also a co-host in my favorite podcast The Prompt along with Federico Viticci and Myke Hurley. Stephen's son, Josiah, has a brain tumor and is a patient at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at Memphis. I have been following Josiah's story for a few months now and he is a hero.
I encourage you to support Stephen and Josiah by donating to Team GoJGo in St. Jude's Marathon Weekend. Donating to St. Jude's will not only support Stephen, which means he will have more time to write quality content and reviews you'll enjoy but can also help save children's lives and help find cures to childhood cancer. I already donated, and I suggest you do to.

~Rodeo Blue

Submitted by Sl on Sat, 12/10/13 - 11:51

Feed Wrangler is really a great service, but it's design on the website leaves much to desired. Preshit Deorukhkar was the first to try and change it with Feed Rango, his Chrome/Safari extension. Preshit also helped Ed Wellbrook make Rodeo, a better and more elegant Chrome/Safari extension. I used Feed Rango and used Rodeo for a while, but a thing that bothered me with Rodeo is that it doesn't match Feed Wrangler's colors. Rodeo uses Orange and Black colors while Feed Wrangler, on the site and iOS app, uses Blue colors. I wanted to change it - so I created Rodeo Blue - a Blue version of Rodeo. While I mainly access my Feed Wrangler streams with Reeder along with my Feedly and a Local Lightweight RSS Feed configured with Reeder, it's great to be have a way to access my feeds when I can't use the app. And now, accesing the site is a delightful experience. I only had time to package the Chrome extension, but I will package the Safari extension when I have the time.
You can start enjoying a more delightful Feed Wrangler experience by downloading the Chrome extension here.