Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Sweet Setup

Since you’re reading this website, you’re probably the person in your social circles who frequently gets asked for your recommendations on the latest tech stuff. If it’s hardware, you’ve probably consulted the Wirecutter; for apps, though, you’ve never really had a great resource. Until now.

Shawn Blanc just launched his brand new site, the Sweet Setup:

We don’t do fly-by-night scans of the latest apps and then share the top 20 based on which ones had cool screenshots in the App Store. Nor do we recommend apps that we haven’t actually used. The apps we recommend here are the apps we use ourselves. And they’re only recommended after comparing them to the competition, using them in real life, and considering several other practical factors, such as if the price is reasonable, if the app is likely to be updated in the future, etc.

Not only is it a beautiful resource, it’s a reliable one, too. It features reviews by people you trust — Blanc, John Moltz, Dr. Drang — and interviews about how their choice of tools help them work. This is really something special.