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What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week and last, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

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The best photo editing app for the iPhone »

The best photo editing app for the iPhone

For the past month, we’ve been experimenting with two dozen of the best-rated photo manipulation apps for iOS. It’s a market crowded with thousands of possible choices, but — with a lot of things considered — we think Darkroom is the best photo editing app for your iPhone.

Stephen Hackett’s Mac and iOS setup »

Stephen Hackett’s Mac and iOS setup

Stephen Hackett is the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network, writes a blog named 512 Pixels, and works as an editor here on The Sweet Setup.

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How to customize notifications for individual email accounts on iOS »

If you’ve ever looked at someone’s iPhone and noticed a large number of unread emails, please take a moment and send them a link to this tip. The reality is that a badge is useless if the number is so high that you can’t possibly know what’s important.

I was talking with someone last week, and I noticed their unread email badge was over 24,000 emails (iOS is really not designed to show that number, so it truncates it). I paused the conversation and asked them about this. Like I’ve been told many times, they said, “Oh, it’s from an old email account. It’s 99% junk.” My next question was: “Do you want to remove that account from the badges/notifications?” Their face lit up.

512 Pixels: September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month »

September is national childhood cancer awareness month. For the families that are affected by this awful form of disease, St. Jude is a beacon of hope for healing.

The fund-raising goal for this month is $8,000, which Stephen explains is a symbolic number to celebrate Josiah’s eigth birthday this year.

We’re lucky. We’re blessed. We’re thankful that we get many more days with our child than some of our friends have had with theirs. Childhood cancer is a stain on our humanity.

Josiah turns 8 later this year. To honor his upcoming birthday and the amazing care he has been given at St. Jude, my goal is to raise $8,000 this month for the hospital — a symbolic $1,000 for every year.

Cancer is a terrible thing, but places like St. Jude are fighting the battle to save lives and get rid of these diseases permanently. Running a place like St. Jude is expensive, but every bit of funding helps them continue to make priceless changes.

Six Colors: Tapbots releases public beta of Pastebot for Mac »

Tapbots, makers of Tweetbot, released a public beta of Pastebot for Mac this week. Pastebot originated on the iPhone, but this is the first version for the Mac. While there are plenty of clipboard managers for OS X, it will be interesting to see how this one shapes up. Pastebot is free for now so users can test and provide feedback, but the final version will be paid. There are several nice features, and Dan Moren (Six Colors) wrote a great summary of Pastebot for Mac.

​Qbserve: Automatic Time Tracking (Sponsor) »


Qbserve helps improve your productivity by giving you a picture of your time spending patterns. It provides instant feedback on your performance by watching the sites and apps you use.

Qbserve stores all the tracked data privately on your machine and doesn’t require a subscription. It is currently focused on self-management, but business features like project tracking and billing are also coming soon.

Try it for free and see where your time goes.

Our thanks to QotoQot for sponsoring the site this week. Sponsorship by The Syndicate.