Today we are going to share you with some wonderful and practical software for macOS, Android, and Windows system. Hope you would be interested in some of them.
Noto 2: Great update slot for good note stools
The Note tool “Noto” with its excellent design and exquisite dynamic, at the beginning of the shelf attracted a lot of people, coupled with its very perfect function, but also let many users become its fans.
Recently, this “beauty and strength” note has been updated to the latest version – Version 2.0. At the 1.0 version, Noto’s synchronization was done by creating folders in iCloud Dirve, so that both speed and stability were compromised. Noto 2.0 uses CloudKit to sync instead, improving the sync experience;
In addition to improving the sync experience, Noto 2.0 has refined the functionality. Now you can reorder documents and folders through Drag and Drop, and the new version adds a “top” feature, all you need to do is drag the file to the top. Not only that, Noto 2.0 will automatically delete those new blank notes, even if you accidentally add new notes, don’t do it manually, just leave it blank and return.
The update also allows Noto to support mouse operation on iPad OS, and the actual experience is great, with the ability to do all the work without raising hands. On iPad, you can now also swipe to hide the sidebar and go into full-screen editing. The biggest feature of this update is that it supports universal purchases, and if you’re using a system above iOS 13.4 or macOS 10.15.4, you only need to subscribe to Noto Pro on one platform to unlock the Pro version of the other platform at the same time, eliminating the need for a recurring subscription.
Charty: Let shortcut instructions support chart visualization
Charty is an app that enables the creation of visual charts with shortcut instructions, and currently offers 5 graphic styles and 11 shortcut instruction slots. Once Charty is installed, you can add the appropriate drawing steps with shortcut instructions. The best way to get started with Charty is not to start from scratch, but to mimic the sample shortcut instructions provided by the developer. In the Examples menu in the upper left corner of the app, the developer provides dozens of sample shortcut instructions for 7 categories that you can view, install, and modify.
In the simplest line chart, you need to use the New Chart and Add Series To Chart, provided by Charty. In this, New Chart is responsible for initializing the new line drawing board, which contains the title and ID of the image. Add Series To Chart is responsible for adding data to the graph, which requires horizontal coordinate data consisting of x and y.
In addition, Charty provides a series of more complex examples. For example, you can do the drawing of function images with the mathematical calculations provided by the shortcut instructions themselves, you can read health data, define your own visualization strucdsions outside of your health application, and even read local CSV data files to complete visualization.
Charty is currently available for free and can use almost all of the features, and if you need more powerful custom styles , such as exporting the generated graphic sits as an image so you can view it through notification hubs without having to open the app, you can also pay $2.59 to unlock an in-house purchase once. Charty makes up for the lack of data visualization support for shortcut instructions, and is one of the most necessary applications for fast instruction enthusiasts.
Create your icon pack anywhere: Make your own exclusive icon pack
Although more and more apps are starting to adapt adaptive icons, we finally don’t have to face a lot of rounded rectangular icons with different angles on our phones, but some unthinking apps that appear in pieces can still be maddening.
So, we still have to use the icon pack for beautification. However, the existing icon pack more or less there is an incomplete application of the problem, in the past to solve this problem, we need to use support to replace the icon package third-party desktop, and use several similar style of icon package mash-up. Do your icon package can help us to generate an icon package app, users can according to their own installed app, custom icon style, quantity, the whole process is completely autonomous and controllable, no longer have to struggle to send the icon matching message.
Open your icon pack, and we may feel overwhelmed by the empty interface, but in fact, the logic of the app’s use is pretty clear. First, we’ll click “Add” to create an icon pack project, and add icons, app names, author names, basic descriptions for this project, which correspond to the icon, package name, developer name, etc. of the icon package we want to export later. We can also create multiple projects based on our actual situation, each with a separate icon pack.
After we can click on the project to start making icons, click on the plus sign to add icons and app names, note that the icons here should be in the png format of the picture, after the addition, we should also adapt, add the corresponding package name for the icon and other information, so that the icon package can correctly identify the icon to be adapted. Once all icons are added, we can export the appropriate icon pack app by clicking apk. At this point, an icon pack is completely completed.
Of course, the above only shows a rough production steps, do your icon pack can also add masks, wallpapers, etc. for the icon package, and even support users to adapt dynamic calendar icons with a dynamic weather map package, the specific use of tutorials in the application has been given, if you want to hand-craft a unique icon package, you may as well refer to the tutorial to start.
Currently available for download in the Play Store and the price is $2.99.
Cover: “Live Wallpapers” app
With the official launch of MIUI 12 some time ago, its built-in super wallpapers have really made a lot of eyeballs. Wallpaper as the front of mobile phone, is undoubtedly worthy of serious, carefully selected. Metropolis and Diffuse, which were introduced by the previous minority, are also very impressive live wallpaper apps. Although the most appropriate wallpaper is always the one on someone else’s phone, picking and replacing the wallpaper is always carried out. Cover, introduced today, is also a live wallpaper app, and more focused on “making things quiet” than other wallpapers.
By analyzing photos uploaded by users, Cover is able to turn still images into dynamic forms. After setting up the wallpaper, with the mobile phone shaking or page switching, the original static wallpaper will also show a zoom, shake and other dynamic effects.
In addition, Cover itself has built-in 3D live wallpapers, so even if we can’t debug custom images to a satisfactory dynamic effect, we can take them ready-to-use from the app’s built-in library, or set them up in the style of the built-in wallpaper.
You can download the “Cover” in the Play Store.
Bing Wallpapers: Editor’s Pick Up Wallpapers from Microsoft
As we all know, Microsoft is not only the best developer partners, but also a photo factory, and use their spare time to do operating system and search engine, Windows 10 “Focus” and Bing search “Daily Image” to take full advantage of this advantage, showing the picture will also be for you to science some small knowledge about animals, geography, starry stars and culture.
Because bing search background image quality is very high, many users want to bring these wallpapers to their device desktop, so Microsoft responded to the user’s call, after the launch of the Windows platform official wallpaper client and then hot iron, on Google Play on the Android platform official wallpaper client “Bing Wallpapers”, more sit the best Android developer’s name.
Bing Wallpapers splits the image display into three tags: Daily Image syncs images with Bing Search Home every day, swipes up and down to switch historical pictures, clicks on the picture to expand the picture story, clicks on the story and jumps to Bing to show the relevant search content; Regional filtering pictures (the first animal classification is the mascot I sent); Solid Color, as the name suggests, is just a few solid colors built in (perhaps to detect bad spots on the screen).
If you’re not content with a ready-made picture library, you can also use Bing’s Sideline to find other images. Bing Wallpapers isn’t content with this, as long as it’s set up as a live wallpaper service, it can even turn your phone into a “Bing House” – new wallpapers every day. Now you can download Bing Wallpapers for free on Google Play.
OneClock: macOS desktop clock with a variety of styles and customization options
Many first-time Mac-use friends are attracted by a third-party page-turning clock screensaver, Fliqlo, and just looking at the screensaver when you’re not using a Mac is a visual treat.
Like Fliqlo, OneClock is a clock screensaver that supports macOS and iOS platforms, adding seconds display and sound switches to the recent version 2.0, and optimizing clock styles;
In the clock style, The OneClock has optional digital dials, time clock discs and turn-up clocks, among which I think the digital dial style is a highlight that looks like “Star Wars Subtitles.”
There are also a number of options for OneClock to support customization, such as the transparency of fonts, color themes, and background desktop clocks. If you want the same screensaver as the desktop clock, just tap to install the corresponding screen saver, and the developer has created a screen saver repository, and if only users who want the screensaver can click here to download.
Coherence X: Web encapsulation tool overhaul to support new features such as white-listing, sharing apps, and more
Coherence X can convert web pages to desktop apps on your Mac with one click, and you can use them to convert your blog or frequently visited pages into separate apps that are easy to use on the dock. We’ve covered its predecessor, The Coherence Pro, before, and the updated Coherence X brings a few changes:
The first is a new design, and the new interface looks more simple and beautiful. At the same time, you can more easily edit and manage your created apps in the new version. Since Coherence X works with a browser as a backend, the new version can also use Brave in addition to the previously supported Chrome and Chromium. The Brave browser is actually based on the Chromium kernel, but it values privacy protection more.
The new version of Coherence also supports the Smart Whitelist feature, which opens directly through the system’s default browser, and also supports separate settings for subdomains. In addition, we can make changes to previously created apps, such as changing icons, tab bars, changing modes, and more. Coherence X also supports new features such as sharing created apps, viewing and quickly launching recently created apps, and bulk creation apps.
For my experience, it’s a good experience to use Coherence X encapsulation of pwA-enabled web pages. For example, Instagram below, on the left is the Coherence X-encapsulated app, and on the right is the iOS version of the app. Web pages that do not support PWA features or even non-responsive designs are recommended for direct access using a browser.
Twobird: Gmail email app that integrates Memos
Twobird is a Gmail-based email app from the developer of notes app Notability. It integrates daily tools such as memos, to-dos, and more in-app with a Gmail account. If you’re a deep-pocketed Gmail user, in Twobird you can do things like send and receive messages, create notenote notes, and reminders at the same time.
Twobird has a smart inbox similar to Spark, and the app only displays useful messages in “Inbox”, such as work messages, warning messages, and more. Subscriptions to mail, ad messages, and more are placed under the “Low Priority” category and do not show the number of unread. Twobird also supports helping you manage your subscription, and for those that may need to unsubscribe, it will be placed under the “Unsubscribe” category and wait for you to unsubscribe manually.
As a mailbox app, Twobird does a great job of message management, but the experience of sending mail is slightly less. The app currently only supports inserting notes or attachments for messages, while content layout, mail templates, CC, and blots are not currently supported.
Twobird’s biggest highlight is the integration of emails and memos, app support for typography through simple Markdown syntax, to-do lists, and more, and you can add tables to your memos. It’s worth noting that Twobird supports adding reminder time to the current memo or assigning it to people in your address book for multiplayer collaboration.
While Twobird still has some space for functional improvement, it’s still worth a try as a new app that just released version 1.0. Twobird supports four major platforms: macOS, Windows, iOS, android, and you can download it for free on your website, app store, or Google Play.
Inkscape: Free Open Source Windows Vector Tool
Perhaps the most familiar part of vector graphics design software is Adobe Illustrator, which is powerful, comprehensive and easy to get to the top, and is the tool of choice for most professional designers. Of course, there are also relatively comprehensive and professional open source software in vector design tools, such as this 17-year development, which was recently officially launched with the 1.0 version of Inkscape.
While Inkscape may be far less famous than Adobe Illustrator in the field of professional design, it is true that as a quasi-professional or one of the few vector design tools in the open source world, it can indeed be “replaced” to some extent, which is mainly built on its more sophisticated tools: object creation, object simulation interaction, fill edge, path operation, etc., for users who have used other graphic design design software, Inkscape, inkscape, etc. Imports of common file formats such as SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS, and PNG are supported, so compatibility and versatility are good.
As a “slow” evolution of vector graphic design software, Inkscape’s release of 1.0 is clearly a significant milestone. Use more smooth and smooth on Linux and Windows, and perfectly blend with the system environment on macOS; the redesigned toolbox improves the features of real-time path effects, which improves in terms of editing a large number of nodes, processing groups, and significant improvements in pencil tools, such as PowerPencil, which can draw fixed-width paths in a non-stressway manner, and added Offset, PowerClip, for artistic creation, New path effects such as PowerMask LPE.
For users who author technical drawings, you can now create duplicate guides that place pages on them to the grid, and the measurement tool has a path length indicator, as well as an inverted Y-axis. In addition, metadata and clickable links are added to the export of PDFs, variable fonts are supported when working with text, and line height settings are optimized.