I’m working on a new project called Meerkat. I’m interested in hearing what you guys think about it.
Update: WishSimple has changed focus since this post.
I’m releasing a project today. It’s called WishSimple and it’s the easiest way to make a wish list and share with friends and family.
Here’s my Christmas wish list:
Today, I’m releasing a project called BillingSavvy.
Here’s what it looks like. Enjoy!
Hey everyone, just wanted to post a quick update on what I’ve been up to lately as well as a few things I’m excited about.
Update: If you’d like to be notified when Discovery is released, you can sign up here.
Discovery will be a small part of a larger project that Adam and I are working on called Tackle Box. Using Tackle Box, web folk will be able to create a custom dashboard that organizes all of the web tools we use everyday like 0to255, border-radius.com, and Fillerati. Think visual bookmarking meets the 37signals Launchpad. You’ll also be able to find the best tools from around the web that you haven’t yet discovered. We’re really excited about it and can’t wait to show it to you guys.
Next up, I wanted to share a few things that I’m really excited about. First is my friend Caleb Brown’s recently launched tea blog. Tea drinkers, take note. Caleb’s doing some exciting stuff that’s catching the eyes of a lot of important people in the tea world.
Second is a newly relaunched service called Readability. Once upon a time, it was a simple bookmarklet that removed the distracting elements of any article so you could focus on the content. Now, it’s a service that takes a spin off of Instapaper and pays publishers for creating content. It has a very interesting payment model that content creators should definitely be paying attention to in the next few months.
That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more updates regarding Tackle Box and Discovery. Hope all of you are doing well.
0to255 is a simple tool to help web designers find shades and tints based on any color. It’s very useful for finding colors for :hover states, backgrounds, gradients, borders, etc. This is such a common task and 0to255 will make it easier for you.
It will be free and will be finished very soon.
I’ve set up a form on Wufoo where you can sign up to be notified when it’s released.
Update: 0to255 has been released! Check it out.
Here’s what it looks like
Fluid is an extremely useful app. It turns any web app into a native Mac app with it’s own dock icon. I’ve been using it with Gmail for several months now. This is by far the best solution for Gmail if you want to use all of the Gmail specific features (e.g. archiving, labels, shortcuts). It’s way faster than using Google Notifier and having to load Gmail every time you get a message and it’s more convenient than keeping Gmail open in a browser, thanks to the unread count in the dock icon.
I’ve also been using it for 37signals apps. Once upon a time, I had a separate Fluid app for Backpack (quite possibly the most useful app ever), Basecamp, and Campfire but the new 37signals ID feature has eliminated the need. Now you can conveniently access all of the 37signals apps in one window.
Creating a 37signals Fluid app
When creating the 37signals Fluid app, just use http://launchpad.37signals.com/ as the URL. Also, be sure to allow browsing to each of the 37signals apps you intend to use.
As a bonus, I’ve created a 37signals Fluid icon which can be seen in action in the dock screenshot above. Enjoy!