Signal
Signal

Messaging app — state-of-the-art security, non-profit and open-source

Finally deleted Whatsapp, Facebook and Telegram. Now only using iMessage and Signal.

Signal is an easy-to-use app with state-of-the-art security that lets you privately talk, text, and share videos with your contacts.

Signal uses Curve25519, AES-256, and HMAC-SHA256. The security of these algorithms has been tested over many years of use in hundreds of different applications. Signal messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted, which means that they can only be read or heard by your intended recipients. We make it easy for you to verify that you are communicating with the right people and that no man in the middle attack has occurred.

The Signal service does not have access to the contents of any messages or calls sent or received by Signal users. Additionally, the complete source code for the Signal clients and the Signal server is available on GitHub. This enables interested parties to examine the code and help us verify that everything is behaving as expected. It also allows advanced users to compile their own copies of the applications and compare them with the versions we distribute.

The Signal Protocol is the most advanced cryptographic ratchet available. It ensures that new AES keys are used for every single message, and it provides Signal with both forward secrecy and future secrecy properties. The Signal Protocol also features enhanced deniability properties that improve on those provided by OTR, except unlike OTR all of these features work well in an asynchronous mobile environment.

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Design patterns and screenshots of iOS apps

Mobbin

Mobbin is a hand-picked collection of the latest mobile design patterns from apps that reflect the best in design. Get inspiration from over 170 iOS apps and 10,000 patterns available on the platform.

Mobbin is a hand-picked collection of the latest mobile design patterns from apps that reflect the best in design. Get inspiration from over 170 iOS apps and 10,000 patterns available on the platform.

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Connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers

Connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call.

Since we launched in January 2015, more than 2,000,000 volunteers have signed up to assist blind and low-vision users. Be My Eyes users can request assistance in over 180 languages making the app the biggest online community for blind and low-vision people as well as one of the largest micro-volunteering platforms in the world! Every day, volunteers sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together.

Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call.

Since we launched in January 2015, more than 2,000,000 volunteers have signed up to assist blind and low-vision users. Be My Eyes users can request assistance in over 180 languages making the app the biggest online community for blind and low-vision people as well as one of the largest micro-volunteering platforms in the world! Every day, volunteers sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together.

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Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Transcribe and edit sound or video by editing text

Descript

I can’t wait to get a chance to use this for a project. The concept and interface looks promising.

At Descript, our mission is to give voice to your vision - to use technology to take away all the things that get in the way of your ability to express your creative intent, while leaving that intent untouched. Increasingly we’re all creators - but few have the time or technical mastery to craft what we've captured. By making an editor that's as simple as using words, Descript makes creation easy, fast, and fun. Based in San Francisco, Descript launched in December 2017 with funding from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read about our origins here.

At Descript, our mission is to give voice to your vision - to use technology to take away all the things that get in the way of your ability to express your creative intent, while leaving that intent untouched. Increasingly we’re all creators - but few have the time or technical mastery to craft what we've captured. By making an editor that's as simple as using words, Descript makes creation easy, fast, and fun. Based in San Francisco, Descript launched in December 2017 with funding from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read about our origins here.

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My default podcast app

My default podcast app

Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts is a powerful, easy-to-use app for managing your podcast listening across Android, iOS, and the Web! Create an account and sync your subscriptions for access across all platforms - available to you anywhere, anytime. With a sleek design, helpful recommendations and an array of useful playback features, Pocket Casts is ready to be your new favorite app.

Pocket Casts is a powerful, easy-to-use app for managing your podcast listening across Android, iOS, and the Web! Create an account and sync your subscriptions for access across all platforms - available to you anywhere, anytime. With a sleek design, helpful recommendations and an array of useful playback features, Pocket Casts is ready to be your new favorite app.

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Email app from Microsoft

Email app from Microsoft

Outlook

After Mailbox shut down Outlook became my default email app on my iPhone.

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing.

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing.

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Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic gives you powerful one-click tools and advanced controls to make your photos look amazing. Easily organize all your photos on your desktop, and share in a variety of ways.

Lightroom Classic gives you powerful one-click tools and advanced controls to make your photos look amazing. Easily organize all your photos on your desktop, and share in a variety of ways.

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Track and understand your menstrual cycle

Track and understand your menstrual cycle

Clue

Most of the people I know who track their menstrual cycle with an app, use Clue. Its design is approachable, has great resources to better understand your body and it’s possible to share the data with your partner. They seem to be taking privacy and research really serious. Clue is based in Berlin.

Clue is a menstrual tracking app, an encyclopedia, a resource for your health, and more.

Clue is a menstrual tracking app, an encyclopedia, a resource for your health, and more.

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July 13, 2019

Try fonts for free and rent them instead of buying

Try fonts for free and rent them instead of buying

Fontstand

For when you are trying to find the appropriate typeface for your project. After you’ve rented a font for a total of 12 months, it will be yours to keep and use forever. Fontstand gives €20 of Fontstand credit per academic year to design students.

Fontstand is an app for Mac OS X and Windows that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop and web use for just a fraction of the regular price.

Fontstand is an app for Mac OS X and Windows that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop and web use for just a fraction of the regular price.

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Cross-platform password manager

Cross-platform password manager

1Password

Best designed password manager I’ve tried. I am currently also using Apple’s iCloud Keychain for convenience. But with 1Password you can better manage passwords and also safely store other sensitive information Safari can’t save like passports, licenses and notes.

With 1Password you only ever need to memorize one password. All your other passwords and important information are protected by your Master Password, which only you know.

With 1Password you only ever need to memorize one password. All your other passwords and important information are protected by your Master Password, which only you know.

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July 13, 2019

Set unofficial screen resolutions

Set unofficial screen resolutions

RDM
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June 14, 2019

Track household budgets

Track household budgets

Splitwise

Have been using Splitwise for a few years now to track expenses with my roommate and on trips with friends! And yes, it’s ugly but it works great!

Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android.

Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android.

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Reliable and minimal to-do app

Reliable and minimal to-do app

Wunderlist

Simple but also extremely reliable and fast to-do app.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

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Daily new wallpaper for your Mac

Daily new wallpaper for your Mac

Wallcat

This app will update your wallpaper with a new, hand-picked desktop image every day. Wallcat has different themed channels to choose from, so your desktop image matches your taste.

This app will update your wallpaper with a new, hand-picked desktop image every day. Wallcat has different themed channels to choose from, so your desktop image matches your taste.

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My default Wikipedia-app

My default Wikipedia-app

V for Wiki

I usually use V for Wiki when I have no idea what building I am looking at. The nearby map view shows Wikipedia posts around you and therefore super useful when traveling.

V for Wiki is a unique combination of a high-class encyclopedia and an interactive travel guide. The signature Nearby Map view highlights Wikipedia content about places in your area. A daily updated overview shows which articles are currently the most read. The app’s thoughtful typography makes reading long articles pleasant. Using the app feels quick, cheerful and elegant.

V for Wiki is a unique combination of a high-class encyclopedia and an interactive travel guide. The signature Nearby Map view highlights Wikipedia content about places in your area. A daily updated overview shows which articles are currently the most read. The app’s thoughtful typography makes reading long articles pleasant. Using the app feels quick, cheerful and elegant.

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Prevent Mac going into sleep mode

Prevent Mac going into sleep mode

Theine
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June 14, 2019

Separate email inbox as app for newsletters

Separate email inbox as app for newsletters

Stoop

I was going crazy getting so many great newsletter into my inbox and feeling guilty for not having the time to read them all. With Stoop you get a separate email address for all your newsletters. Now I consciously open the Stoop app from time to time and don’t feel pressured to read them or feel bad for deleting them anymore.

Stoop helps you discover, subscribe, and consume great content all in one place. Get those newsletters out of your inbox and onto your Stoop.

Stoop helps you discover, subscribe, and consume great content all in one place. Get those newsletters out of your inbox and onto your Stoop.

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All things PDF like compress, convert, edit

All things PDF like compress, convert, edit

Small PDF

Primarily use Small PDF to compress PDFs but it can also edit, unlock, merge and convert from/to many other formats such as PowerPoint, Word, JPG.

We are Smallpdf, the first PDF software you'll actually like.

We are Smallpdf, the first PDF software you'll actually like.

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Prototyping master tool

Prototyping master tool

Sketch

The biggest advantage are the hundreds of plugins for Sketch. Whatever need you have, there is a plugin for you. Make sure to instal Sketch Runner as it makes it really easy to install plugins + many more little usefull features.

Sketch is the definitive tool for digital design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful tools, gentle learning curve and intuitive UI allow designers to focus on what they do best; design.

Sketch is the definitive tool for digital design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful tools, gentle learning curve and intuitive UI allow designers to focus on what they do best; design.

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Create parametric typefaces from scratch in the browser

Create parametric typefaces from scratch in the browser

Prototypo

A custom font conveys a company’s heritage and values. It is a priceless investment lasting the brand’s lifetime. The web application Prototypo gives the ability to create custom fonts and export them to use everywhere (desktop applications, websites…). After choosing one of the four templates available (designed by the international foundry Production Type) users can design their own font by moving over 30 sliders (x-height, curves of the serifs, width…). The changes apply live to each character of the Latin alphabet. Thanks to its “Glyphs individualization” and “Manual editing” features, the app gives users a high degree of customisation. Prototypo allows them to create a fully functional font without using any other software. Based on the parametric fonts technology that uses algorithms to generate letters, Prototypo automates the repetitive tasks specific to type design.

A custom font conveys a company’s heritage and values. It is a priceless investment lasting the brand’s lifetime. The web application Prototypo gives the ability to create custom fonts and export them to use everywhere (desktop applications, websites…). After choosing one of the four templates available (designed by the international foundry Production Type) users can design their own font by moving over 30 sliders (x-height, curves of the serifs, width…). The changes apply live to each character of the Latin alphabet. Thanks to its “Glyphs individualization” and “Manual editing” features, the app gives users a high degree of customisation. Prototypo allows them to create a fully functional font without using any other software. Based on the parametric fonts technology that uses algorithms to generate letters, Prototypo automates the repetitive tasks specific to type design.

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Clipboard manager

Clipboard manager

Paste

I was previously using Jumpcut — a free and super simple clipboard manager. Paste won me over with 3 core featrues: 1. Organizing snippets you use frequently in Pinboards 2. Visual clipboard history and preview any type of content 3. iCloud sync. There is also an iOS app as well but I've never really used it.

Paste automatically stores everything you copy across all your devices and keeps your clipboard history organized.

Paste automatically stores everything you copy across all your devices and keeps your clipboard history organized.

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Personal all-in-one database

Personal all-in-one database

Notion

Discovered Notion around the same time as Dropbox Paper. Notion is basically the more powerful option. It’s become my personal database for everything except to-dos. Unfortunately it’s too slow to use as my daily to-do app. The biggest advantage I see in Notion is its modularity and integration with other tools. There are building blocks for texts, lists, to-do-list, quotes, code, vide, calendar, tables, boards and many more. It feels like a smart blank digital piece of paper. It’s been impressive to follow how the team has been constantly shipping new features oevr the past few years.

The all-in-one workspace - for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

The all-in-one workspace - for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.

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Manage privacy settings of popular online services

Manage privacy settings of popular online services

Jumbo

One simple and efficient way to make privacy approachable is to design a universal interface to manage all your privacy needs in one place.

One simple and efficient way to make privacy approachable is to design a universal interface to manage all your privacy needs in one place.

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Cloning hard drives

Cloning hard drives

Carbon Copy Cloner

I use it to make an exact backup of my external hard drives. CCC has been a true timesaver over the years. No more manually copying, comparing folders and duplicate files.

The simplest method to migrate to a new, larger hard drive, especially if you have lost your original Mac OS X Installation DVD. Support for block-level clones for super-fast upgrades. Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup. Archive past versions of your files and items that have been deleted. Back up to hard drives or to disk images. Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Configure a backup task to run when the backup device is (re)attached to your Mac.

The simplest method to migrate to a new, larger hard drive, especially if you have lost your original Mac OS X Installation DVD. Support for block-level clones for super-fast upgrades. Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup. Archive past versions of your files and items that have been deleted. Back up to hard drives or to disk images. Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Configure a backup task to run when the backup device is (re)attached to your Mac.

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