Who needs iCal when Muji Calendar promises more legibility? Or Adobe Ideas, if MUJI Notebook picks up the slack with handwriting recognition and different paper grids? Or a calculator, clock, weather display, or a currency converter, when you've got MUJI to GO?
Yes, MUJI, the darling of design lifestyle brands, has just launched three apps for the iPad and iPhone. We haven't had our hands on them for very long, but if they're anything like all the other Muji products we own and love, we won't be disappointed.
The launch is timely; we were just wondering how the famously "non-branded"brand's simple treatment of everyday life would translate to the consumption and production of digital information. These apps may provide a partial answer, though like any new product, there will be kinks. No biggie&mdashlin true MUJI form, the apps are free or very nearly—the Notebook app coming in at $3.99.
MUJI Calendar syncs with Google Calendar, and allows for more sophisticated navigation of crowded schedules. MUJI Notebook provides a way to record ideas and thoughts, in a combination of hand drawn images and typed text, input through the keyboard or handwriting recognition. Finally, MUJI to GO is designed with travelers in mind, providing fast access to the world clock, world weather display, an index of international power adapters, fast access to google search, a currency converter, and a calculator.
Download them all from the App Store and let us know what you think in the comments!
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.