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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by psychofreak, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. psychofreak Retired

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    I've been playing around with this app. Its seriously brillopads...

    Right now its in a private beta, but watch the video and look into it...its awesome, and bouncy (reminds me a bit of Desktop Effects in Ubuntu, but more useful, and less cheesy).
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It does seem interesting... I'm having a little trouble understanding what it does. Basically it's a kind of image editor that's oriented more towards simple clipping, drawing, and sharing than complex tasks, and it's integrated into a system that allows you to easily share the images with other people over the internet, without having to upload them to a photobucket type of site?
     
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Pretty cool. :cool:

    I signed up for the beta.. any idea how long it will take to obtain my copy?

    Somebody have an invite maybe... ? :p
     
  4. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Yes, its stuff you can do anyway, but easily, and beautifully. It has built in screenshotting, so I don't have to use Grab and then open it in Seashore, and photo taking etc.

    It will replace QuickShareIt for my picture uploading, as it has that built in as well...

    I made this (for another thread) in only a few seconds with Skitch, and it looks nicer than what I could have done in Seashore or Chocoflop in the same time.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I could see a lot of good in that... now did you get a URL to put it in a forum thread directly from Skitch, or did you still have to upload it somewhere?
     
  6. Poff macrumors 65816

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    I've had a look at it, but it doesn't seem to do anything I need. It would, of course, be useful now and then, but how often? At least for me.

    And you don't have to use Grab. It seems most people don't know about the :apple:+Shift+4 and :apple:+Shift+3 shortcuts built-in to OS X Panther and Tiger. Panther made PDF's, Tiger makes PNG's (more useful) and stores them on your desktop.

    For me, :apple:+Shift+4 and ChocoFlop or similar would be just as useful. :) There are probably snappier graphics apps than Choco doing the same out there aswell.
     
  7. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Well, I am a QuickShareIt user...one could do it (with a simple button at the bottom), if they were properly registered :rolleyes:

    I don't feel morally wrong as their site claims:
    Watch the video at the bottom of this page :)
     
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    Looks like a cool app. Thanks for the thread about it.:)
     
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  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The rec for quickshareit might possibly be even better than the Skitch one! ;)
     
  13. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Its great, I use it for all my forum image adding...even if its just to save upload time to the MR servers...

    And a lot more e-mails get through to my dodgy school e-mail (a lot of e-mails with a few files, but still under the size limit did not get through)
     
  14. Poff macrumors 65816

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    The quickshareit-thingie seems like a great thing. Right now I'm using a widget named iUpload.

    [​IMG]

    It does the basic stuff (upload image to the web and copy link to clipboard), but doesn't have the ZIP-features of quickshareit. I might have a look at this. :) Thanks
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Getting back to skitch, I got what looks like my beta invitation. :) I didn't have time to check it out this morning, but this evening maybe or tomorrow, definitely. :)

    Edit: I like these people:

    :D
     
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    Looks like Snap n Drag on performance enhancing drugs. I notice an Australian accent on the demo.
     
  17. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Just got my Beta Invite (Signed up yesterday) and this thing is very useful. I will probably buy it if it comes out of Beta with a price. :)
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I installed it on my iBook this afternoon. I'm very impressed. Good recommendations, both, Psychofreak! :) Definitely I can see them both having a place on my iBook, at least. Possibly on my iMac as well. For the kind of quick webpost kind of stuff I do, Skitch is a much, much better choice than Seashore or Photoshop Elements. And the design is so natural and intuitive. An excellent Mac product.
     
  19. jialuolu macrumors regular

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    I have a beta copy and it seems very easy to use but I don't really have a use for this? I don't take screen grabs that often and when I do, :apple:+Shift+4 is all I really need. Never felt the need to write a comment or draw something on a screen grab
     
  20. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Corrected :)
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ooops! :bashful: :eek:
     
  22. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    I every so often need a use for this seems pretty cool.
     
  23. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    First member (6502 or higher) to PM me gets an invite :)*

    *I'll send it either tonight or tomorrow morning...but I'll be away for a month after tomorrow...
     
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    hey.. does anyone have a spare invite.

    can i get one?

    gayletan [@] gmail dot com
     

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