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Show DN: Tinker - Create duration based goals on your iPhone

5 years ago from , Former product design intern at Apple & Skillshare

Hey DN!

I'm Joe, the designer over at Leef. Our app Tinker just hit the store, and I'm super excited of the privilege to share it with all of you. If there's any questions, I'm happy to answer them here!

Download on the App Store

6 comments

  • Joe Kennedy, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Whoops! Here's the link - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinker-tweak-your-productivity/id882118545?ls=1&mt=8

    The site also has a lot more information, including a promo video - http://leef.io/tinker

    4 points
  • Assaf LavieAssaf Lavie, 5 years ago

    I believe the pinch-to-create gesture is a bad idea on several levels. First, it requires using two hands. What you want in a productivity app is minimal interaction and optimized input time. One-handed gestures at most. Secondly, you're overloading a familiar gesture with unfamiliar semantics, and for no good reason as far as I can tell aside from the visual gimmick.

    2 points
    • Wade MeredithWade Meredith, 5 years ago

      I agree. Almost everything about the app (idea, execution, design, website) impressed me, but this seemed like a big usability miss.

      0 points
  • Tim Erickson, 5 years ago

    So, it's a glorified timer, right? What advantages does this have over the native timer app?

    0 points
    • Joe KennedyJoe Kennedy, 5 years ago

      The native timer function within clock.app is simply a timer. This is more specific, with the ability to create multiple 'timers' to start either now or in the future. The updates we have in store will hopefully differentiate it more! :)

      1 point
  • Antonio PratasAntonio Pratas, 5 years ago

    it's cool, like it as a companion to tasks. it might be useful someday, will definitely try.

    out of curiosity, who did the promo video? the image overall looks a bit wobbly, like having an image stabilisation plugin running and distorting it here and there. too bad because otherwise the video looks really good.

    0 points