I’m a bit late but here’s another time capsule post where I try to record the best things I discovered during the past year. Everything here is great but the list does go in order of my most favorite things (top) to general fondness (bottom).
Ok that’s my list. Now to start discovering new stuff in 2014!
I recently found a workout logging iPhone app named Strong from Endangered Apps and had to post about it (for my millions of readers of course). It doesn’t have any bloat – just the basic features you need – workout logging, custom exercise and routine management, history/stats and import/export abilities. On top of everything, the UI is very clean and easy to use. If I was being picky I’d say I wish the workout controls were more “fat finger friendly” (I have large hands!) but that’s a nitpick really.
Aside from it being a great app the reason I’m posting about it is because once I found the app I was able to abandon an app I had been (slowly) working on for the past year or so. The app I was building, tentatively named “SETS”, was going to basically do most of what the Strong app does – but it just doesn’t make sense for me to finish mine since Strong does everything so well.
Since I’m mothballing my app I figured I should post a couple images of it for historical/reference – so click the images below to see the “SETS” app icon and some screenshots of what it was going to look like.
Anyhow – thanks @strongapp! Love the app! Now to think of a new app I can start building … hmm.
I just finished the 3DS title “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” tonight. While it was a 30% easier than all previous Zelda games I’ve played it was a great adventure and honestly I appreciated the lower difficulty and it’s focus on just being a fun game to play. The way they let players rent/buy any item they wanted whenever they wanted was also a welcome change compared to the age-old method of doling out 1 item per dungeon.
As always the gameplay, music, story and characters were all top notch (IMHO) – I would expect nothing less from the Zelda team. Thanks guys – cant wait for the Wii U Zelda game
!Here’s the IGN review of the game:
Here’s another strange iPad painting I finished today. No idea what it means – just had fun making it up :).
I’ve recently decided/discovered that my (Body Beast) workouts are double the fun with some (really loud) tunes playing on the sound system. I’ve been experimenting with all types of music – from metal, rock, techno and Eminem – but I have to say so far my favorite playlist is a collection of tunes from the best Rocky movies and a few funk/soul selections from the same era. See the playlist below to see the tracks – if you’re logged in to Spotify you can preview the tracks via the playlist window below.
Anyhow – I’m sharing this list here in hopes that others will have suggestions of similar style songs I could add to the list because I’ve run out of ideas for it – so please chime in with suggestions via the comments below if you know of songs that would fit in!