Now that I've had my iPad for awhile, I'm less and less interested in downloading, testing and reviewing new apps. But Digits, an app for the iPad based on a tape calculator, is worthy of a mention. The app takes graphic cues from Massimo Vignelli and makes good use the iPad's new real estate by adding a ticker tape that records and saves your calculations. The history can be emailed, making it easy to work out and verify household expenses, personal budgets, or fabrication bids on the fly (or while worrying about them on the bus, for example).
See a demo above. Only $.99 in the iTunes app store.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.