V for Wiki
V for Wiki

My default Wikipedia-app

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.

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

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

Signal

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.

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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September 2, 2019

Design patterns and screenshots of iOS apps

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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August 29, 2019

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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July 3, 2019

Surprise weekend trip with strangers and fun challenges

Surprise weekend trip with strangers and fun challenges

Epic Llama

Would you like to break out of your comfort zone, meet inspiring people and discover a new city? Last year I met 5 strangers at the airport, flew to Bucharest for a weekend, drank shots with strangers, got a piggyback ride from strangers, ended up giving free hugs to strangers, went on a scavenger hunt… and came back to Berlin with 5 new friends. 100% recommended if you want to break out of your daily routine, meet new people and challenge yourself!

Photo of me with sunglasses, an inflatable banana in the right hand and a free-hugs sign in the left.

We plan epic adventures to surprise destinations where you will have to complete a series of fun challenges that will make you discover the city in a totally unique and fun way! You won't know where you're going until 1 hour before departure. You can either plan your own adventure with friends (from anywhere in Europe) or join a small group of awesome, like-minded travelers (aged 20-35s).

We plan epic adventures to surprise destinations where you will have to complete a series of fun challenges that will make you discover the city in a totally unique and fun way! You won't know where you're going until 1 hour before departure. You can either plan your own adventure with friends (from anywhere in Europe) or join a small group of awesome, like-minded travelers (aged 20-35s).

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September 3, 2019

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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July 3, 2019

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

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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July 13, 2019

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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June 14, 2019

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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June 14, 2019
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