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Scan any color in the real world with the Cronzy pen

cronzy pen colors

As if the 10,000 different colors in the pantone palette app isn’t enough, how about this.

Using the Cronzy pen, you can scan any color in the real world and use it to draw. Alternatively, you can choose from the 16-million unique colors in the app. Now you can color in Donald Trump in countless ways.

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Humáns…Go!

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Polish cartoonist Pawel Kuczynski illustrates the human obsession with Pokemon Go.

Never look up.

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Scrivener is available for iOS

I used Scrivener’s desktop app to help me package my first book five years ago. Today, I write most of everything on my phone. For that, I use a combination of tools like ByWord, iA Writer, and Evernote which all sync to the cloud. I also signed up to PressBooks to package my latest book. It functions just like WordPress.

Scrivener is late to the mobile game. Based on the screenshots, it looks like the exact same flow as the computer version. If you’re a serious writer, especially one that writes novels and screenplays, it’s worth giving this app a shot. It’s available in the app store now for $19.99. Here’s the full demo.

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first Emojify figures the average pixel value and brightness of each emoji icon and arranges them in an ascending ordered list. Then the image you choose is uploaded and divided into a grid where each pixel’s average brightness is calculated. From there each pixel is assigned an emoji based on its corresponding brightness and color. An app that converts you photos into a collage of emoji.  Brilliant.  Emojify
first Emojify figures the average pixel value and brightness of each emoji icon and arranges them in an ascending ordered list. Then the image you choose is uploaded and divided into a grid where each pixel’s average brightness is calculated. From there each pixel is assigned an emoji based on its corresponding brightness and color. An app that converts you photos into a collage of emoji.  Brilliant.  Emojify
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Dreaming of what Dropbox might have done

Dropbox is the perfect way to let us mix it up however we want. Use an Android phone and an Apple tablet. It disrupts the major platform vendors’ attempts at hegemony. Houston shows a picture of the major platforms and explains that the vendors don’t want their users’ data intermingled. But Dropbox tries to undo that, successfully. And they will keep pushing.

Dropbox is a translucent product that works across devices and competing operating systems.  Dropbox is platform neutral.  

Still, Developer Dave Fargo explains why Dropbox should be doing more

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I was walking a lot in New York City last week, where there’s really no dead zones in terms of things to look at and hear, and yet at the same time I was still, because I’m an idiot, staring at my phone the whole time. So what I need is an app for my phone that knows there’s something much more interesting in front of me right now and says ‘Look up!’ and shuts itself off.

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fieldstudy: Today, we introduce Days, a visual diary for the iPhone that lets you capture each day of your life as it really is: sunny or dark, exciting or tedious, exceptional or mundane—and always unfiltered. Days is a product I am an incredibly proud of from a team I am lucky to work with. I could write for days (hehe) about what we’ve built. In the near future I’ll post some thoughts about the process, learnings I picked up along the way, and some of the cutting-room-floor stuff that we all like to get a peek at. But for now, I just want to express a feeling that is hard to put into words. This app feels like something much bigger than the some of our small team’s efforts. I had my hands in every corner of this app. I know it in and out. And yet I continually find myself surprised. It is thoughtfully conceived, well engineered, and carefully designed. But what gets to me are the unexpected moments of small but meaningful connectedness. It’s been something I’ve been chasing in my product design work and I can say, with humble confidence, that we’ve begun to touch that beautiful feeling.  Download Days It’ll be interesting to see how this does against my personal favorite diary app Day One, which focuses more on text entries but also enables photos. 
fieldstudy: Today, we introduce Days, a visual diary for the iPhone that lets you capture each day of your life as it really is: sunny or dark, exciting or tedious, exceptional or mundane—and always unfiltered. Days is a product I am an incredibly proud of from a team I am lucky to work with. I could write for days (hehe) about what we’ve built. In the near future I’ll post some thoughts about the process, learnings I picked up along the way, and some of the cutting-room-floor stuff that we all like to get a peek at. But for now, I just want to express a feeling that is hard to put into words. This app feels like something much bigger than the some of our small team’s efforts. I had my hands in every corner of this app. I know it in and out. And yet I continually find myself surprised. It is thoughtfully conceived, well engineered, and carefully designed. But what gets to me are the unexpected moments of small but meaningful connectedness. It’s been something I’ve been chasing in my product design work and I can say, with humble confidence, that we’ve begun to touch that beautiful feeling.  Download Days It’ll be interesting to see how this does against my personal favorite diary app Day One, which focuses more on text entries but also enables photos. 
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Best looking weather app out there.  Also the most useful information.  Forecast.io
Best looking weather app out there.  Also the most useful information.  Forecast.io
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art-dacity: NYC Recommended: Photolettering app (iOS)
art-dacity: NYC Recommended: Photolettering app (iOS)