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Desktop Neo – rethinking the desktop interface for productivity.
"The desktop computer hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years. It’s still built on windows, folders and mouse input. But we have changed. We now use smartphones and tablets most of the time, since they are much easier to use.

The traditional desktop computer is struggling to adapt the simple interfaces of mobile devices while also keeping its focus on productivity. With people switching to mobile devices for mundane tasks, we have the opportunity to rethink the desktop computer with a focus on getting professional work done.

Neo is a conceptual desktop operating system interface that is built for todays people, needs and technologies. Visualized below are ideas that were designed to inspire and provoke discussions about the future of productive computing. I have no intention of taking this beyond the concept stage. However, I am putting my work out there hoping that people build upon it."
design  desktop  interface  mobile  ui  lennartziburski 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Satellite Eyes
"Satellite Eyes is a simple Mac app that automatically changes your desktop wallpaper to the satellite view of where you are, right now.

The app sits quietly in the menu bar at the top of your screen. Pull your laptop out somewhere new, and your desktop will automatically change to the view from overhead.

It features a number of different map styles, ranging from aerial photography to abstract watercolors. And if you have multiple monitors, it will take advantage of the full width, spanning images across them.

Oh, and it's free."

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location  wallpaper  desktop  desktops  satelliteview  satelliteimages  osx  mac  maps  mapping 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Here's to the crazy ones: a decade of Mac OS X reviews
From page four via Daring Fireball: "The reason is simple: the desktop is the one “place” on the computer that every user knows how to get to. People don’t even think of it as existing in the file hierarchy (though, of course, it does); to them it’s a location in the physical sense, and items placed within it behave almost as if they were real objects. A file can be “lost” in the file hierarchy — irretrievably, as far as novice users are concerned — but finding something on the desktop will never be any worse than rummaging through the messiest real-life junk drawer. And that bargain, that task of keeping things neat by placing, removing, and arranging, is something that people are comfortable with, and that their innate human abilities are tailored for."
johnsiracusa  arstechnica  design  macosx  history  business  usability  osx  software  mac  desktop  desktops 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Hulu - Labs: Hulu Desktop
"Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer. It features a sleek new look that's optimized for use with standard Windows Media Center remote controls or Apple remote controls, allowing you to navigate Hulu's entire library with just six buttons. For users without remotes, the application is keyboard and mouse-enabled. Hulu Desktop is a downloadable application and will work on PCs and Macs. It will initially launch as a beta product during which we plan to gather and incorporate user feedback to improve the service."
hulu  software  mac  osx  windows  streaming  entertainment  applications  freeware  desktop  video  television  tv  frontrow 
may 2009 by robertogreco
LogMeIn: Remote Access and Desktop Control Software for Your Computer
"Simply install LogMeIn on the computer you want to access, and then you can beam into that PC or Mac from anywhere using just a web browser. Whatever you can do when you're physically at the PC or Mac, you can now do remotely over the web."
logmein  applications  mac  osx  windows  networking  remoteaccess  sharing  freeware  desktop  remote 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Read at Work
"Read At Work turns your desktop into a full screen, realistic PC looking desktop with folders, start button, recycle bin, the works. The kicker is the all the folders contain writings of famous authors and New Zealand locals."
reading  books  literature  subversion  desktop  ebooks  fiction  classics  applications  humor  simulations  satire  powerpoint  parody 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Webmonkey | Pandora_Puts_Streaming_Music_on_the_Desktop
"Fans of the streaming music service Pandora have been clamoring for a desktop version of the service pretty much since Pandora launched. The company has finally delivered — Pandora has taken the wraps off its new desktop application."
pandora  music  applications  mac  windows  osx  desktop  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
LogMeIn - Remote Access and Desktop Control Software for your PC
"Available for PCs and Macs • LogMeIn Free gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC. • If you use a computer, why wouldn't you have LogMeIn? • Access your home PC from the office • 100% FREE to use!"
access  backup  desktop  free  productivity  remote  software  tools  files  remoteaccess 
january 2008 by robertogreco
quicksilver: act without doing
"A unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data."
mac  osx  tools  software  interface  applications  bookmarks  desktop  keyboard  extensions  freeware  free  gui  utilities  opensource  productivity 
october 2007 by robertogreco
""Kaze to Desktop" is a screensaver which moves according to the current wind (=kaze) conditions of your city."
ambient  software  interface  weather  wind  fun  awareness  freeware  windows  desktop  ubiquitous  japan  screensavers 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Wakoopa - Software gone social
"Wakoopa tracks what kind of software or games you use, and lets you create your own software profile. Ready for you to share with the world."
applications  archive  collaboration  community  software  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  social  sharing  windows  services  reviews  tracking  desktop  online  objects  comparison  mac  osx 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Branded Desktop Platform . FIDO . The FORM Group, Inc.
"Using behavioral-based interaction to deliver customized content, FIDO brings your brand closer to your customers than ever before - literally."
marketing  desktop  advertising  toys  widgets  osx  windows 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Branded Desktop Platform . FIDO . The FORM Group, Inc.
"Using behavioral-based interaction to deliver customized content, FIDO brings your brand closer to your customers than ever before - literally."
marketing  desktop  advertising  toys  widgets  osx  windows 
october 2006 by robertogreco

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