Path 2

When Path was first released a little more than a year ago I installed it, yet didn’t make use of it that much: it allowed you to post a photo, tag it with a location and tag it with some of the contacts you were with. The app was “just another app in the line of apps that do about the same”

About two days ago, a new version of Path was released. And boy must I say, this app has changed in such a way that it now stands out in the line-up of similar apps.

The basic idea still is the same, yet it has been broadened: Path has now become a personal diary (née “Smart Journal”), allowing one to post stuff beyond a photo/location.

  • Next to posting photos one can also post videos, something I am missing in lots of apps.
  • When posting a photo, one can apply a filter to it (cfr. Instagram). The filters, however, aren’t that “wow” though.
  • Above that one can now also tag music one’s listening to, check-in to a place, post a thought, etc.

Above that the implementation is A+ and the UI is slick. Very slick. In Path, all events are represented via a timeline (cfr. Facebook’s Timeline).

  • The timeline is elegant, and fun to manipulate.
  • The little clock sliding along the timeline for example is a detail that finishes the implementation.
  • The way the main menu is implemented is refreshing and smooth: no dull bar at the bottom, but a circular menu that is animated just perfectly.

To me, personally, this app has hit the jackpot because it has shifted towards storytelling (cfr. Gowalla4, Delicious, Facebook). The neat implementation makes this app even more desirable.

Path: The smart journal that helps you share life with the ones you love. →
Path revamps with ‘Path 2′: A diary for the social, mobile world. →
New Path 2.0 automatically chronicles, shares your life →

Remember The Milk, now with Siri Support

You can now use Siri on iPhone 4S to add tasks to Remember The Milk. Just ask Siri to remind you (e.g., “Remind me to pick up the milk”), and that task will be magically added to Remember The Milk.

Cleverly enabled by sporting a CalDav server on RTM, and then adding it on your iPhone 4S.

Remember The Milk: Add tasks with Siri →


Siri, Open the pod bay doors

A conversation with Siri. Reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey at 5:30 (original here):

Also see Gruber’s time with the iPhone4 and Siri. By the looks of it your speech is sent to a translation/recognition service and the result then returned you, just as Google App does. Gruber also notes that this may be one of the reasons why Siri is (currenlty?) limited to iPhone4S: 1-2 million iPhone4S users won’t hit the servers as hard as the 100 million potential iOS5 users.

On Plex/Nine

About two months ago Plex/Nine, the most awesome Mac Media Center solution for OS X out there, was released. The release was an entire overhaul of the Plex/Eight code and basically had — featurewise — nothing new to offer (heck, even some stuff that worked before didn’t work anymore!). However, this release got me very, very excited.

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