Archive for the 'Usability' Category

Google Usability

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Google frustrates me by highlighting in their products some of the best and worst of web usability. Consider Google Maps, which won me over instantly when I first tried it, almost entirely because of the innovative (then) “drag to scroll” behavior you can rely on whenever you see a Google map. They won me over […]

Size Doesn’t Matter

Friday, May 25th, 2007

I’m playing with some design changes for MarsEdit’s main window, and thinking it will probably end up mimicking the classic “Mail source list utility bar” appearance, where a few small buttons appear beneath a source list at the left-hand side of the window. With things in flux while I moved bits and pieces of the […]

Getting Things Done

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

OK … I mean this in the nicest possible way, because I have also considered (and may someday pursue!) writing my own ToDo-type application. But I’d like to offer my revision on a popular joke from academia… Those who can, do Those who can’t do, write ToDo apps. Those who can’t write ToDo apps … […]

Mail Smart Folders

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Maybe this should be filed under “No Duh” but it’s taken me this long to figure out that Mail’s smart folders might actually save my life. For the past year or so, I’ve adopted the “save everything” approach, ala gmail, except on my Mac. So I have this huge “Received Mail” archive that actually, for […]