All items tagged with "fugly"

Shout It: IPHONE 5 BALLISTIC EVERY1 SERIES CASE

This is pure speculation, but I have a suspicion that when Microsoft fired the person responsible for naming the Windows Phone 7 Series Phones, that same person was snapped up by the folks at Ballistic. For how else could you explain the “IPHONE 5 BALLISTIC EVERY1 SERIES CASE,” a case so badly labelled that it even shouts its name?

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Get Rid Of The Annoying, Anachronistic Faux Leather Book Trim From Mountain Lion’s Calendar And Contacts [OS X Tips]

Get Rid Of The Annoying, Anachronistic Faux Leather Book Trim From Mountain Lion’s Calendar And Contacts [OS X Tips]

Ahhhh. So much cleaner. Nice.

Are you wondering why I said anachronistic? Well, seriously, the old-school world of fake leather and book bindings is goofy enough when it’s a real world item (unless it’s the sweet BookBook case for your iPhone…drool), but the skeumorphic leather and book bindings in newly-named Calendar and same-old-name Contacts apps in OS X Mountain Lion are ridiculous. I haven’t used a paper calendar or address book in years, even in the days before the iPhone. I know – gasp – there was life before iPhones.

Here’s an app that will remove this fugly visual choice – then you can forever thank us for helping you use your digital world just a bit more, erm, digitally.

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Amazon Makes Kindle App Even Uglier And Adds Support For Comics

Amazon Makes Kindle App Even Uglier And Adds Support For Comics

Amazingly, Amazon thinks the view on the right is better.

The Kindle app has been updated to – supposedly – improve the reading experience on the iPad, and to add support for books with pictures: essentially kids books and graphic novels. And while the second is welcome the first – -to my eyes – actually looks worse.

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Is This The World’s Ugliest iPad App?

Is This The World’s Ugliest iPad App?

I don't even know what to say...

Here, ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, is an example of open-source “design” at its finest. From the retro desktop-style interface through to the clunky name — Documents Unlimited PDF & Office Editor Apps for iPad — not a single aspect of this experience has been left untouched by the clunky hand of open-source UI design committees.

In fact, I would like to award it the newly-minted title of Ugliest iPad App, Like, Ever (or UiALE for short).

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