37signals are well known for their suite of productivity and collaboration web apps, designed to help people work efficiently and get things done. Although 37signals applications are designed primarily for use in the browser, a wide range of complimentary Mac and iPhone software has arisen in recent years.
This post will be offering a quick overview of each 37signals app: Basecamp, Backpack, Campfire and Highrise, before moving on to outline over 25 Mac and iPhone apps designed to work alongside them. You’ll be spoiled for choice!
We’d like to say thank you to this month’s AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.
LittleSnapper – Take a look at LittleSnapper from Realmac Software, It’s an awesomely powerful new app to snap, annotate and share screenshots.
Billings – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.
Daylite Touch – Daylite Touch is a business productivity manager for the iPhone and iPod touch, winner of a 2009 Macworld Best of Show award, designed as a companion to Daylite on the Mac.
CleanMyMac – CleanMyMac represents a sophisticated all-in-one-suite utility that helps keep your Mac clean and healthy.
MiniBooks – A handy iPhone app from FreshBooks that lets you track your time and invoice your clients while you’re away from your computer.
Easy Tasker – Manage your projects, invoices, clients and so much more from as little as $11 per month, with a companion iPhone app.
CSS Gallery App – CSS Gallery is the premiere iPhone app that simplifies the way web designers browse sites for inspiration.
The Mac Sale 2 – A fantastic new Mac software bundle launching next month (use the code TMSAPPSTORM) for a 5% discount!
Cram – Create and study with flash cards and multiple-choice tests on your Mac. A great way to learn and prepare for an upcoming test.
Wallet – Your own flexible, personal database for storing web passwords, serial numbers, and credit cards, and anything else!
Super Cool Coupons – SuperCoolCoupons is a social discount community where every day consumers come to find and share coupons for thousands of online stores.
Top Ringtones – A ringtone, wallpaper and joke service for your mobile phone.
We took you through a preview of sharing files with Droplr last week, and I’m pleased to say that we now have 20 invites to give away! It’s a great file sharing service, designed specifically for the Mac.
Entering is really simple – all you need to do is fill in our quick survey (it only takes 30 seconds). It contains a few brief questions about what you’d like to see on the site, and will help to give us an idea of how to make AppStorm even better! We’ll randomly select the 20 winners in a week’s time, on Wednesday 4th November.
Good luck, and I’m really looking to reading your responses!
It’s becoming evermore common to have multiple computers in the home or office, and even more so to have them sitting next to each other. However, problems arise when you’ve got certain files stored on one, others on another, and when you move between them, you have to change keyboard and mouse. Wouldn’t it be great if your mouse could just zoom between computers?
Teleport, a free preference-pane application from Abyssoft solves this problem by allowing you to use one mouse and keyboard with multiple computers. This how-to will guide you through the settings of Teleport and show you how to make the most out of this great application.
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I really enjoyed reading all your favourite artists – you have a phenomenally wide taste in music! Five random comments have been chosen, and the lucky winners of a Snowtape license are:
- Varun Dogra
- Wes Hinshaw
- Bartek Jablonski
- Nathaniel (for this comment)
There are countless screensavers available for showing beautiful photographs and funky swirling graphics – we’ve even rounded up a selection previously. But what if you’d like your monitor to show something more useful?
Today we’re looking at 30 different screensavers that will inspire and inform you. Whether that’s keeping you up-to-date with news, showing information about incoming messages, recent tweets, or even helping you learn a new language!
Although iTunes has offered a selection of internet radio stations for several years, this is one area of the application that hasn’t seen a great deal of recent development. Snowtape aims to take the baton, and offer a full-featured internet radio experience on the Mac.
The software makes it easy to find a station that plays a particular type of music, establish a “favourites” list, record and edit tracks, export music to iTunes, and automatically discover album artwork. I’ll be delving a little deeper into Snowtape and exploring what the app is capable of.
3D modeling applications are notoriously complex and can take years to learn. Complicated modeling tools, infinite material setting variables, lighting radiance adjustments, multiple cameras, UVs, etc., it can all be quite daunting and frankly unnecessary for someone looking to create a quick mockup. Enter Google SketchUp, an amazing free application for creating professional (non photo-realistic) 3D models on the fly.
Though SketchUp is relatively simple compared to more robust 3D applications, it still has a ton of features… too many too enumerate here. This review will briefly cover some of the principal features and tools in SketchUp and offer a little insight into how you can create complex geometry in a jiffy.
Sharing files between computers has become far easier in recent years with tools such as Dropbox making the process a breeze. Today I’ll be taking a look at a different type of system, for easily publishing specific types of content and sharing a URL immediately.
Droplr is currently an invite-only service, so this is very much a quick “preview” of the functionality on offer. If you’d like to be one of the first to use the new application, enter your details on the site to sign up for an invite code.