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Yeah, it is :)
As someone who open sourced a side-project on Assembly last year (Octobox), this is sad news, but not too surprising. Initial response for Octobox was great, but as soon as that first wave of interest died down, there was just complete silence. It's the main reason project is offline now, as I didn't have the capacity to work on it myself, or interest to turn it into yet another boastful startup.
It's a very powerful idea for a website/community, but, ironically, it suffered from problems exactly opposite to those faced by open source projects. It was over-designed and not active enough. I wish the team focused on contributing more to projects, and finding contributors, instead of redesigning the portal over and over.
I prefer Pixave to Inboard. It's not as designer friendly yet, but has a ton more features, better backup options, is much more stable, and seems to be developed much faster, too.
Not going to use this purely because this requires full permissions to your Dropbox account. That means my whole dropbox folder is now open to read and write.
As far as I understand it, you could easily just create a folder within the
Apps/ folder and you could request access only to that.
So not only is this unnecessary, but also a huge risk, if, say, you get hacked. The app looks good, but is there any option you change it to a safer method?
EDIT: If you're reading this after approving the app and want to remove it from your account, you need to log in to the Dropbox site, go to
Settings > Security and scroll to the bottom. There's a list of all apps there.
I do agree there are some unfortunate similarities. Samuel did an awesome job and I admit I was stuck on this project before seeing his and some other sites posted here. I was kinda hesitant submitting it here because of that, but I put so much work into every bit of it that I couldn't wait.
They should offer a demo.
To my memory, font apps have a bad reputation. Remember the Bohemian Coding font app from years ago? It had a couple incarnations and they barely ever worked and crashed like hell.
I'd also buy 2 licenses, but without a demo this is just too risky.
OneNote for notes of all kinds.
iA Writer for long work to do lists and writing.
Pixave for collecting images.
Between Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Sketch you can do pretty much anything Photoshop does, better. Sketch's main strength is UI design. Other vector and bitmap designs are better handled in Affinity software.
Performance-wise, Sketch has no problems at all handling 300+ MB files with 1000+ elements.
Only thing I couldn't find a better alternative for is digital painting.
I don't. Things can only be judged in relation to other things. You can't 'kill bullshit' unless there already is plenty of it.
It's fair to say that a lot of sites are overusing tracking and 'marketing' tools, but the reason they exist in the first place is to allow independent (ie. non-sponsored content) publications to exist.
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To add on to that, we'll be adding some more features to Paws for Trello, like a quick add window, card counts on lists and user script & style support later on.