Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

My Favourite Apps at Their Smallest

Dave Caolo:

I use Apple’s 11” MacBook Air, so screen real estate is precious to me. When I saw Ged Maheux tweet this image from Gavin Nelson, comparing the relative size of three minimized Twitter clients, I wondered about other apps. With that in mind, I’ve minimized the main window of the apps I use most often. I also took a screenshot to represent how they look on MacBook Air’s small screen.

I don’t use an 11″ Air (I have a 24″ display), but screen real estate is still important. This post illustrates exactly why I love Twitterrific. (Though, Caolo did miss a little trick with it—you can hide the toolbar, too, and rely solely on keyboard shortcuts.) Via Patrick Rhone.