The writing has been on the wall for some time, now. Adobe had been making big changes and updates to most of their apps except Fireworks, and on the day they announced they were killing the Creative Suite for the Creative Cloud, they also announced they would be ending the development for Fireworks.
Most people won’t miss it, as it’s been the red-headed step-child of the Adobe apps ever since it was acquired by Macromedia. An acquisition we all new was made for Dreamweaver and Flash.
Fireworks was an old favorite of mine. I’ve mocked-up and developed many websites with its pixel perfect, made for the web approach. It was one of my favorites, until I recently found a better solution.
In fact, I’ve started to find a number of solid Adobe alternatives, that are not only more cost effective, but do a fantastic job. There are becoming fewer and fewer Adobe apps that I would consider using from the bloated number of apps included in the Creative Cloud.
Here’s my personal favorites, but I would love to hear yours!
Last month, we kicked-off a series of monthly ChurchMag wallpapers to rock on your desktop and mobile devices.
For the month of May, Marcus has put together a bright and sunny design.
Check this out and download some of this awesome:
I love Wunderlist (now Wunderlist 2), so I was really excited when the news of Wunderlist Pro dropped in my email inbox last night.
Here’s a sneak peak!
SkyDrive: Google Apps alternative?
I’m sitting here saying it out-loud to myself despite the odd looks I’m getting from my wife.
I can hardly believe it.
Since Google has been killing-off products I use, it’s get me re-thinking about other tools. I’m not complaining, either. Well, maybe at first, but my eyes are opening up to new solutions, which is aweseome. I’m coming to terms with the fact that I may have been a Google fanboi. It’s true. I hate to think about it, but its true.
Now that Google Apps for Business is no longer free for the first ten users, I’ve started to keep my eyes peeled for a good replacement. I’ve also been thinking about a good way to deal with all the Microsoft files people email me. I usually pull them up in Pages or Numbers and everything is chill, but I like to keep things native. I would have never thought that Microsoft–did I just say, Microsoft?–has killed these two birds with one stone.
We’ve been wanting to this on ChurchMag for a long time, so I am very excited to share with you are first, of hopefully many, ChurchMag desktop wallpaper calendar.
As this is the first edition, we thought it best to keep it simple.
So, without further ado, the first ChurchMag desktop wallpaper calendar:
The Faithlife Study Bible, worth $89.95, is the world’s largest, most advanced study Bible, and it’s available for your iPad, iPhone, Android device, or online.
Who am I to raise criticism of any software application? The patience to labor over code lines in what must be an ingloriously tedious trial and error exercise eludes me. Yet, I wish one of my favorite programs was even better than it is.
Evenote came into my field of view about three years ago. Since finding ways to better organize time and things is always on my radar, I jumped right in. It was satisfying. Yet, it wasn’t. Sometimes a program with lots of promise reveals irritating limitations when you get to know it. Continue Reading…
Occasionally, everyone needs to vent, to give voice to the frustration and anger that they normally suppress.
To this end, drum-playing, shower-avoiding, Earth Mother-loving hippies created “Occupy Wall Street” and its associated spin-offs.
But what do technology-using, website-designing people like us have to hurl abuse at?
Has any Internet plugin caused as much frustration, bitterness, and all-out rage as Flash?
iA Writer for Mac and iPad is everything you want in a writing app and less.
iA Writer isn’t about options and features, it’s about providing the few tools you need and implementing them well.
They’ve recently dropped the price, so take advantage of arguably the best writing app you can get for the Mac and iPad.
Here’s a closer look: