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England Web Developer at Goodbytes Joined about 3 years ago
The new Apple products will have been in the design phase for years, it's likely Ive had a big role in products we'll see for the next few years.
I can live with the mouse, I just charge it on an evening when I leave the office or whatever.. but that pencil, so bad.
why would you even think of buying a machine like this??
Because so many "Pros" won't be able to accept that this machine just isn't for them... I worry we'll see creative pros taking out loans to fund a machine that they'll then use for designing logos for startups and watching Netflix.
People are so angry about the price because they want it, even though they literally have no use for its power.
The controller will surely come next... They may not be going after hardcore gamers but they're certainly serious about gaming and touch screen controls suck. They can stick their W1 chip in it as a unique selling point.
I think it's something to do with the precision and how the iPad handles input that makes it hard to replicate on an iPad... Figma devs have already covered why we don't see these kinda tools on tablets.. ultimately it boils down to needing a mouse.
I've been looking for something like this, I found my perfect workflow with Gmail so I abandoned the traditional dedicated IMAP app and have resorted to flicking between tabs and browser-based desktop notifications.
I'll certainly be giving this a whirl... it will need to impress to get £30/year out of me, but I do think if it's as good as it looks, I will get a lot of value out of it, which I guess would justify the price.
 £15 (or max £20) would have been the sweet spot.
I played around with original Framer a couple of weeks ago and complained via the in-app chat about the lack of precision zoom, the guy who replied hinted that it would be coming soon... I can't believe it's still not there... IIRC it zooms from 25%, 50%, 100%, 200%.. really?
This and no layout grid/guides prevented me from buying it, and I really wanted to give it a go as I'm currently learning React.
It looks like they've come up with a really great app but so far I am unable to beat the speed (as in, how fast I can work) and accuracy of Figma... without these essential features it'll be a non-purchase from me :(
It is a controversial app as the mundane tasks are things that we generally don't need to do. macOS is capable of maintaining itself and doesn't really need us to intervene. There is zero credible evidence that this app helps 'clean my mac'.
I've stopped using CMM for maintenance type tasks, though I still have a licence for it so I use it for removing/uninstalling Apps, this isn't even needed as there are free apps that do exactly the same thing.
I won't be buying a new licence simply because I do not need it, they're selling it as a huge update when the biggest change is the design.
I loved the way you portrayed yourself online in the weird and quirky way... you inspired me to stay involved in the web industry. That being said, now knowing the reasons for your brand I'm glad you're able to move on from it.
Good luck in the future. I'm sure you'll continue to inspire with your next venture.
I distanced myself from social and found first deleting the apps helped tons, Facebook, in particular, was really draining my time,... I would still visit social sites but was forced to type the web address in a browser, the experience is shitty, slow and eventually, I would start forgetting to check... I'm now at a stage where I don't check at all unless I actually want to or need to for work.
I use a browser extension called Social Fixer which limits the amount of facebook you can see, amongst other things... So even if I do log in to FB I'll see like 50 posts and that's it...
Side note: I still keep Messenger installed for communicating with friends, family and some clients.
Twitter and Insta I only ever use for business, no personal accounts.
Unfortunately, I recently uncovered the beauty Reddit so I am now hooked on that. It's not all bad as there is a ton of valuable content on there, I can pretty much decide what I want to see... the downside is the time I got back from social media is now consumed in Reddit so I'll likely be deleting this app soon also.
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