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Index Magazine

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

The Har­vard Art Muse­ums have announced the launch of the dig­i­tal mag­a­zine Index, which pro­vides a dynamic and inter­ac­tive space for read­ers to dis­cover a broad range of con­tent and media pro­duced by staff at the Har­vard Art Muse­ums and from arts-related venues around the world.

The dig­i­tal mag­a­zine sup­ple­ments the printed edi­tion of the mag­a­zine with new con­tent posted each week­day. Index includes mul­ti­me­dia com­po­nents that put view­ers behind the scenes at the muse­ums and also pro­vides reg­u­lar updates dur­ing the final stages of the muse­ums’ ren­o­va­tion and expan­sion project in Cambridge.

Olo

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Nice sim­ple design in this iPad game called Olo cre­ated by Sen­nep. Looks like it’s fun, too.

Writer iPad App

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Yes­ter­day, the tal­ented Oliver Reichen­stein, and his crew at Infor­ma­tion Archi­tects, released Writer for the iPad. The app is a well-designed, stripped down writ­ing tool that allows you to focus on your writ­ing instead of dis­trac­tions. There’s a Focus Mode that removes auto-correction, spell-checker, tool­bars, scrolling, edit­ing, cut/copy/paste and fades out all the text except for the three lines you’re work­ing on. The mode is really great for when you’re stuck on a sen­tence and need to con­cen­trate on that small sec­tion of text.

Much atten­tion has also been paid to the typog­ra­phy. Writer doesn’t have any fancy for­mat­ting set­tings. Instead, font type, text size, col­umn width, lead­ing and con­trast have all been opti­mized to pro­vide the best read­ing expe­ri­ence in both por­trait and land­scape modes. The app makes use of Nitti Light, a mono­spaced type­face by Bold Mon­day.

I’ve had the priv­i­lege of beta test­ing the app before it’s was released, and I can eas­ily say that Writer is one of my favorite apps on my iPad. I’ve used it many times to write blog posts, emails and even por­tions of my book. I’m eas­ily dis­tracted when I write and this app helps me to focus. Oliver and crew paid a great deal of atten­tion to the details, and it shows. I applaud them for the excel­lent work.

Oliver posted an arti­cle detail­ing their think­ing behind the app.