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iPad Computing = Almost 100%

iPad Computing = Almost 100%

Yes, I’ve switched my main computer over to an iPad. No, it doesn’t work for 100% of my computing needs. But. It’s the future. It’s small. It’s amazing. And it’s teaching me to think differently. Here’s how. Why I Made the Jump First, why did I choose to move from a MacBook to an iPad? There were … Continued

Atom, How Do I Love Thee?

Atom, How Do I Love Thee?

In all my years working as a developer and working around other developers, I’ve learned that if there’s one thing that’s hotly debated, it’s text editor of choice. I’ve been using Atom for a little over a full year now, and I’ve grown quite fond of it. But when I talk to other devs about it, … Continued

Why We Love Slack

We love Slack here at Software for Good. In the words of our team: “It’s our meeting place. The office isn’t where we meet anymore, it’s Slack.” – Casey, CEO “It’s the pulse of the company. It reflects how well we work together as a team.” – Peter, Project Director “I love that it allows me … Continued

Longing for Quality Audio

Longing for Quality Audio

We’re living in a time of continuous connectivity. You can connect with me by text message, by instant message, by Google Hangout, by Twitter, by phone, by email, by Slack… But all I want is a simple, easy-to-use, high-quality audio conference calling system. Before we go any further, let me be clear:  This is a rant. … Continued

Apple Pay: You’ll never forget your first time

Today Apple released iOS 8.1, a hearty update that includes many features including iCloud Photo Library beta, SMS relaying to your Mac, and last but not least, Apple Pay. As the resident Apple fanboy here at Software for Good, I waited impatiently until noon today (when 8.1 was released) to update my iPhone 6. The … Continued

The Apple Watch Platform: Not Personal Enough

At first I thought the Watch was set up to do too much. It felt unfocused and out of touch with what people want. Sure, the fitness-tracking is spot-on. But the photo app is a disaster. The home screen? Virtually un-navigatable. Reading email on it is a joke, as scarcely more than a dozen words fit on the screen at … Continued

Some thoughts on Mailbox for Mac (beta)

As a UX Engineer, I spend a lot of time evaluating things. Is it pleasant to look at? More importantly, does it do what it’s supposed to do without friction or delay? I’ve found the best way to do that is by becoming a customer or user, myself. For a period of time in my … Continued