Saturday, December 26, 2009

Get the Preorder Bundle for free by helping us localizing Thoughts

HI to you all!

Since we want to offer Thoughts with the best language support out there we are searching for people helping us localizing Thoughts to their language.

If you are native speaker of the following language or you know someone who is, you, he or she will get the complete Thoughts Preorder bundle for free (4 Apps including Thoughts, yum, Family, ResizeMe) as a thank you gift.

(translating would be around 1hour work i think)

The following languages are needed:

• Spanish (espaniol)
• swedish
• bokmal (norwegian)
• chinese (traditional prefered)
• dutch
• danish
• czech
• hungarian
• slovak
• Greek
• finish
• ukranian
• Catalan
• Estonian
• Arabic
• Turkish

All other are nice to have and you will also get a free preorder Bundle for other languages.

Please be sure that you are native speker for the choosen language.

No development skills are needed, you just need to be able to open textfiles with TextEdit;)

If you are interested, please let me know and drop me a line :

I will give you all the further instructions on how to localize Thoughts;)

Since the release of Thoughts will be around mid January 2010 there is not that much time left:)

Thank you very much, hope many of you will reply;)

Happy holidays to you all;)

regards Dietmar

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Preorder Thoughts now and get 3 apps for free!

Check out the brand new Thoughts preorder bundle at

Until Thoughts will be released you can preorder Thoughts and get 2 apps for free plus 1 bonus app.

Be one of the first, registering Thoughts when it is released and get an awesome thank you gift - "Yum" and "Family" for free.

Help us spreading the word about Thoughts and it´s Preorder Bundle and get the bonus app "ResizeMe" added to the bundle for free. This makes 4 awesome apps for the price of Thoughts. But don´t wait too long, the Thoughts Preorder bundle is only available until Thoughts is released somewhere in January 2010. You better hurry;)

Cheers dietmar

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thoughts Preorder Bundle within the next days!

Today I have the honor to say that there is an end of Thoughts Development in sight. Thoughts will be released in January 2010.

To celabrate the release of Thoughts with all of you, we have a really awesome Preorder option created for you. Can´t tell you too much, but it´s gonna be really cool;)

So check back the next days and sign up for the newsletter to be one of the first to know about the awesome Thoughts Preorder Bundle!

cheers Dietmar

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A deeper look in the development of Thoughts - Part1

In the last two weeks we got really great Feedback of some of our private beta testers. As we won´t hide Thoughts from you, i decided to give you all a deeper look into the development of Thoughts.

Today i want to write about how it all began.

Usually other companies had the first steps of their Company in the middle of their old garage where they made the first prototypes of what later turns out to be their first product.

In our case this is different. When i was 16 i attended a graphic design school where i began to get interested in the early web technologies and web design. I think this was when i got my first mac. It was a G4, 400 MHz which my father bought me.

Some years later i got a real big fan of Apple. I met Andreas the first time at a Mac meeting in Austria Vienna in 2002. His obsession was to code for Apple Macs with the all new Mac OS X. He worked for a company called “Freshly Squeezed Software” where he coded for the Apple design awarded RSS reader Pulp Fiction.

Some time later Apple release iWork and i was not really excited about how iWork´s Pages workflow was. It was the same complicated interface like MS office which i really hated.

I told Andreas that Apple could have done this much better. He just laughed at me and told me i should tell Steve Jobs.

That was exactly what i did. I wrote a mail to Steve in which i described what i first told Andreas. Surprisingly Steve Jobs replied to me asking me how i would improve iWork. After that i start to work on a resume/work samples for Apple Computer Inc.

Later i decided if Apple can´t do it better, I will. Andreas and me started to discuss how our first Application could look like and what it should make better than Pages.

My first idea was to concentrate on the task of writing. I want to have an Application which let´s me write without distracting me of hundrets of pallets and features i hardly use.

I began to think back on the resume i did for Apple Computer Inc. It was a Website which looked like a Journal where all my work was sticked into it and notes where written into it. On bottom of that where navigation buttons to navigate forward and backward.

I showed it to Andreas and he really liked how it looked and behaved. That was what a writing Application should probably look like.

In the next few months i worked on mockups of how that Application could look like and behave. I came up with these simple mockups.

Since i had much to do with User Interface Design for "Squirrel" (Finance Application) and Andreas worked on the Jabber engine for "Adium" (Chat client), those mockups where waiting in a drawer and got dusty through the months…

Check back for Part 2…

cheers dietmar

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thoughts exclusive Sneak Peek

Today we sent out a built of Thoughts to to give them the chance to make an exclusive Sneak Peek.
We never thought that Federico liked Thoughts that much, but read yourself at

We hope to give you some more news and facts about thoughts very soon. Check back:)
You can also sign up to be informed when Thoughts is released.

cheers dietmar