Oct 2010

QueueUp

Somehow I missed this news last week (and maybe you’ve already seen it) — my friend Patrick Burleson (BitBQ head bit-barbecuer) released QueueUp (iTunes link) on the App Store.

It’s an app for quickly adding a movie to your Netflix queue. That’s what it does.

I’m not a Netflix subscriber — but, if I was, I’d get this app right away. I love iPhone apps like this, that do a thing, that make it easy to not procrastinate and forget — and that make it fun.

Tweet Library for iPad

Riverfold Software — my friend Manton Reece — just released Tweet Library (iTunes link) on the iPad.

It’s another Twitter client, yes — but it does a bunch that the other ones don’t. It archives your tweets and provides filters and collections. Is Twitter important to you? You may need this.

There’s a website that talks more about it — with screenshots and an intro video.

One of the cooler features: you can publish a collection of tweets to tweetlibrary.com. Lately I’ve been thinking about web-based features like that for my own software — so it will be interesting to watch tweetlibrary.com and see how it goes.

Congrats, Manton!

TouchUp for iPad

TouchUp (iTunes link) is a gorgeous new photo editing app from my friends at RogueSheep. Introductory price is 40% off, just $2.99.

I love it. Totally fun app. I had seen betas, but hadn’t had the chance to use it much until just today. I’m impressed by their work, as usual — the attention to detail, to the sense of fun and delight, and to the generosity. The app even comes with screencast tutorials!

Before they released it, I figured the app would be $20 or $30. It’s worth it. (And part of me wishes they had priced it like that, but I don’t pretend to know their market they way they do, and so of course I respect their decision.) In other words — for $2.99, sheesh, just buy it.

Buy it even if you don’t have a big need for a photo editor on your iPad. If you’re an iPad developer, think of this is a tutorial app, like Postage (also from Rogue Sheep) — there’s a lot to learn from this app, and I’m actually going to sit down with it and take some notes.

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