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Field Notes Cherry Graph.

My Midori Traveller’s Notebook never leaves my side, and iterating on my journal is my therapy, and my latest treasure is the Field Notes Cherry Graph 3-pack!

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I’ve been using one as my Captain’s Log insert in my bullet journal, and the cherry wood veneer covers work gorgeously in the overflow at the top and bottom of my tiny little passport sized TN. Shockingly, this is actually the first Field Notes I’ve ever gotten and used. Various online reviews have indicated that the paper doesn’t always play nicely with fountain pens, and I did notice a bit of shadowing with Sailor ink, but not enough to be really obnoxious. I do like the texture of the paper with my EF nib though… it’s smooth with just enough tooth to feel like I have full control of my pen.

Hit The JACKPOT – LOTTERY idle GAME.

Platforms:
iOS / Android

Price:
Free

What is this even?

According to the app title, this is a lottery idle game, and according to the iTunes App Store description, the goal of the game is to escape the soil spoon and become a  gold spoon!!! (Exclamation marks theirs.) Between the pixel art and the spoons, I was absolutely sold enough to download the app. (And also embark down a rabbit hole built of spoons, which is a whole different load of fascinating, actually.) It’s a standard idle tapper game, with a few cute quirks that make it worth a download, although it probably won’t stay on my phone for very long.

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Peek.

Website:
http://www.peekcalendar.com/

Platforms:
iOS

Price:
Free

What is this even?

Peek is a super basic and extremely minimalistic calendar app that’s designed to allow you to have a quick glance at the upcoming events on your calendar. While you can add new events from the app, there’s intentionally no edit functionality, because the app is designed to be as minimal as possible.

The app’s clean and brightly minimalistic design is a pleasure to use, and as a designer I have to say I’m very much taken with the interesting UI elements sprinkled throughout the app. The discovery process is a bit of an adventure though, with the bulk of the functionality tucked away behind a complicated UI that’s trying just a bit too hard to be clever.

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Prisma.

Website:
http://prisma-ai.com/

Platforms:
iOS

Price:
Free

What is this even?

Everyone’s new favourite photo editing app! This app’s been spamming my Facebook feed for ages already. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to photo editing though, so you’ll never see this on my Instagram (but follow me anyway!) but I’m a sucker for AI art, so I eventually caved and downloaded the app too.

According to their website:

Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art.

Art generating time!

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Mimpi Dreams.

Website:
http://www.mimpi-dreams.com/

Platforms:
iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS, Linux

Price:
$0.99 (iOS)
+ Free app of the week on the App Store

 

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Summary:

Super cute super bouncy game. Each level is one of Mimpi’s dreams… the amount of leg work involved in each dream explains so much about doggie leg twitches! It feels a little like an interactive story with puzzle-style mini games, since killing Mimpi only bumps you to the last checkpoint, with nothing lost. The puzzles do get more complicated, but all the new mechanics are unveiled one at a time, making it very easy to pick up. The dream stories are all quite cute, and it doesn’t need wifi, which makes this an excellent airplane game. Not sure that I’d play it more than once, though.

Warning: spoilers ahead!

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Coming tomorrow… app reviews!

I spend most of my day messing about with apps on my iPhone, but I’ve never been very good about noting things down. I’m also not particularly good (read: terrible) at updating my blog, so. Enter a new use for my poor abandoned blog… app reviews! It’s going to be an ongoing process, sorting out how exactly this works, so feel free to chime in with suggestions or criticisms or app suggestions, all zero of my loyal readers!