Archive for Ian Hughes

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Zen Pencils

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Zen Pencils

    By 26 September 2012

    Today’s recommendation is definitely a contender for website of the year, let alone the day, and it comes courtesy of the good people @TheWriter. At zenpencils.com you’ll find inspirational quotes from some of the greatest minds in history. So far,...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Make Decent Coffee

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Make Decent Coffee

    By 25 September 2012

    Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach. It’s not that different here, but this editorial team marches on caffeine. (And we also try not to invade other countries either...) But we don’t get much done around here without a steaming...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Flubit

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Flubit

    By 24 September 2012

    It’s good to want things. Let’s face it: wanting things is practically the basis of our society these days, isn’t it? We all want more things. But that doesn’t mean we all want to pay through the nose for these things, and that’s why flubit.com...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Remember the Milk

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Remember the Milk

    By 21 September 2012

    To round off the week looking at digital ways to get organised, we return to an old App of the Day and firm favourite of quite a few people here: rememberthemilk.com. What we like most about this is the way it slots into your existing digital life with...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Workflowy

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Workflowy

    By 20 September 2012

    From yesterday’s sophisticated and technical solution to a slightly more elegant, flow-based answer to your organisational needs in the shape of workflowy.com. For some people, all they need to do is write a list to keep on top of things. But there...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trello

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trello

    By 19 September 2012

    Continuing our trawl of organisational tools, here’s one for people who’ve perhaps moved beyond stickies, task managers and to-do lists into the realms of project management proper. That means people who are looking for some slightly more sophisticated...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Listhings

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Listhings

    By 18 September 2012

    From the all-singing, all-dancing, all-syncing powerhouse of Evernote yesterday, let’s move on to something a little simpler. Because simple works, right? In the case of listhings.com it definitely does. It’s the easiest way we’ve found to make...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Evernote

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Evernote

    By 17 September 2012

    There’s a bit of a theme to this week’s selection of website recommendations: it’s all about getting organised. It’s back to school time for millions of students and for many that’s quite a daunting time. The one thing that will always help...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Staggering Beauty

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Staggering Beauty

    By 14 September 2012

    Blimey. What a week… It's been an absolute roller-coaster this week, with epic launches, surprise announcements, cool new gadgets and a fair dose of speculation too. We got some of it wrong, but we got most of it right and we reckon we've earned a bit...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Lish

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Lish

    By 13 September 2012

    Shopping can be so pedestrian sometimes, can’t it? You know what you want, you go looking for it, you compare prices, and you buy your thing. Doesn’t really matter whether you do it in person on the high street or online, it can be a slightly clinical...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NeighborGoods

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NeighborGoods

    By 12 September 2012

    A problem shared is a problem halved, as many a grandmother will have said over the years. It might be an idiom that harks back to a bygone era, but thankfully the sentiment is alive and well in the 21st century thanks to people like neighborgoods.net....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indiegogo

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indiegogo

    By 11 September 2012

    What is it about September that seems to instill a feeling of wanting to do something different? Summer’s over, it’s back to school, the nights are starting to draw in. Maybe you’re coming back from a holiday and you’re dreading going back to...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gifts of the Games

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gifts of the Games

    By 10 September 2012

    You’ll have to excuse us Brits if we’re looking a bit pleased with ourselves at the moment. We reckon we’ve put on a pretty good show over the past few weeks. It’s nice to have been the focus of some really positive goings on. But now, as we move...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Is Twitter Wrong?

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Is Twitter Wrong?

    By 7 September 2012

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that Twitter is taking over in this information age. Every TV show has a hashtag. Every news item has one too. Every actor, columnist, sports star, musician and celebrity freely offers up their Twitter handle and invites...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Photoshop Troll

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Photoshop Troll

    By 6 September 2012

    If yesterday's post left anybody thinking that the humble Photoshop operator gets a bum rap, then I think today’s might go some way to showing that at least they have a sense of humour. And revenge can be very, very sweet too. At photoshoptroll.com...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: PS Disasters

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: PS Disasters

    By 5 September 2012

    There is perhaps no finer feeling than catching somebody out when they’re trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The Germans call it Schadenfreude – taking pleasure in the misfortune of others, and psdisasters.com will appeal to anybody who’s ever...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dropr

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dropr

    By 4 September 2012

    We know we’ve said it before here, but this world we live in is more creative than ever. It’s not necessarily that there are more creative ideas out there, but the sheer volume of people actually creating work is unprecedented. So finding a way to...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Children’s Eyes On Earth

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Children’s Eyes On Earth

    By 3 September 2012

    Oh to be 16 again. With the benefit of hindsight, we could all make some radical changes to the way our lives have turned out. We’d all make more of those opportunities when they came up, wouldn’t we? We’d take every chance to do something different...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Time Bank

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Time Bank

    By 31 August 2012

    It’s not just a summer of sport we’re enjoying this year, it’s a summer of inspiration. (I say “summer” as the rains streaks past my window, yet again…). The Olympic and Paralympic Games have given people a much-needed dose of the feel-good...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Paralympics 2012

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Paralympics 2012

    By 30 August 2012

    Here we go again. We’ve had a couple of weeks to compose ourselves after the drama and emotion of the Olympics. And now it’s the turn of the Agitos to take the place of the rings over London for the Paralympic Games of 2012. For the first time, the...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RebelMouse

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RebelMouse

    By 29 August 2012

    We’ve talked about social aggregators before, and for good reason: they’re very useful. The great thing about social media is that it’s in the moment. It’s dynamic, fluid, constantly moving and updating. Keeping track can make you go dizzy. If...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mac Upgrades

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mac Upgrades

    By 28 August 2012

    So, as I sat down to start writing, something happened that filled me with a slight sense of dread. It was the same feeling you might get when eating a prawn sandwich, three days after its sell by date: “it should be OK, but…” My trusty old MacBook...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Shaming

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Shaming

    By 27 August 2012

    If you’re a cat person, you probably won’t get this – your pet of choice has no shame. It does whatever it wants, whenever it wants and there’s really nothing you can do about it. And positively the last thing on earth it cares about is your feelings....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fare Saver

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fare Saver

    By 24 August 2012

    It's Okay people - it's Friday. We made it. And it's a long weekend for some of us, with the August Bank Holiday. But if the thought of going back to work is something that's made even worse by the idea of commuting, we sympathise. Cramming yourself into...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retina Apps

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retina Apps

    By 23 August 2012

    If you've been taken in by the swanky ads featuring the new MacBooks, it’s likely that the Retina display is looming large in your mind as one of the reasons to possibly part with your cash at the nearest Apple store. If you’ve already taken the plunge,...