Win 5 Licenses of Raskin for Mac

by on 06/11/12 at 3:02 pm

Raskin Software is giving away 5 copies of their revolutionary Mac App (each worth $24.99) to the readers of UX Movement. Raskin is a zoomable user interface which shows you a bird’s-eye view of all your computer files on a single surface. It’s inspired and named after the work of Macintosh co-founder and visionary Jef Raskin and his vision of an intuitive graphic user interfaces described in the book “The Humane Interface”. Using zoom and pan to view, arranging and opening documents feels so right and easy. In minutes, you’ll appreciate the simplicity and intelligence of the alternative to the traditional desktop.

Stay Organized and Productive

When working on a project, sometimes it’s better to use visual memory to remember what type of assets you have and which ones you need to use. Raskin allows you to quickly view all the files on your computer using your visual and your spatial memory, the same type of memory that helps you find items scattered across your desk. Because it presents all your documents visually, you won’t waste time hunting for stuff so that you’ll have more time to do what you do best.

Interact with Your Mac in a Whole New Way

Browse your files with simple trackpad gestures – zoom and pan smoothly anywhere around the contents of your computer on the surface. You can even use the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. Thanks to the tight system integration of Raskin, all changes made in Raskin are reflected in Finder and vice-versa. You can find any document in Finder on the Raskin Surface quickly. As Raskin maintains Finder’s built-in file and folder structure, it helps you to stay organized and it also helps you intuitively remember the location of files thanks to your spatial memory. So forget digging through deep folder structures or remembering file names and save massive time with Raskin.

Simplify Your Workflow

Raskin is fast and easy to install. It’s the perfect tool for designers or anyone that handles graphics, photos, movies, presentations or artwork on the Mac. Move and scale your visual files to create impromptu mood boards or stay focused on your pictures with the Light Table View. Handling photography and graphics is a snap with Raskin.

How to win a license

To win a free license of Raskin, leave a comment below expressing how you think Raskin can help you. We will select the winners randomly and announce them in a later post. Raskin’s system requirements are Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later. Raskin is available for purchase on the Mac App Store.

31 Responses to “Win 5 Licenses of Raskin for Mac”

  1. Karl Mayer

    Jun 11th, 2012

    Looks like this would keep me more organized. Slick app.

  2. Mark Probst

    Jun 11th, 2012

    I’m not sure Raskin can help me, but I’d like to find out. I’m a developer and a hobby photographer, so I have lots and lots of files, some of them organized, some not so much (yet). I’m interested how a spacial interface like this would work with thousands or tens of thousands of photographs.

  3. Keith Baak

    Jun 11th, 2012

    I am a UX Researcher in Seoul, Korea. Everytime I finish the User Research, I have to fight with so many phrases written on post-it from interviewee’s stories about our services. So it takes a lot of time to organize them and get an insight. I really want to have it to arrange my stuff, voices, documents, photos and videos. It would be helpful for our agile UX process we want to adopt too.

  4. David Lee

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Raskin can help me interact with files with non-standard devices.

  5. Robert

    Jun 12th, 2012

    In a similar way, we hang posters, writeboards and reminders to our walls at work, I see Raskin to be reminder, inspiration and artefact management, directly on the screen. Looks interesting.

  6. Baptiste

    Jun 12th, 2012

    I am owner of a small compagnies designing mobile applications and mobile websites. Working on different projets all the time, gaining in efficiency is crucial !

  7. J Packer

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Raskin looks like a great way for me to organise and navigate my stock photography and other creative assets. Very keen to try it.

  8. Wayne

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Great application to help organise multiple projects. Often working on more than one brief at a time, looks like the right software to simplify the process and avoid constant dipping in and out of folders.

  9. Juan

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Raskin will help me to manage my files batter and keeps things organised.

  10. Philipp

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Away from file-naming towards file-using!
    Sounds magnificent.

  11. Mike

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Raskin looks like it would be very helpful for organizing any project assets. I love the idea of having everything readily available and easy to find. I’ve personally created some pretty detailed client project folders for each project, print or web, but having it all visible and right at my finger tips will definitely save me a lot of time.

  12. Jamie

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Raskin would help me clear up my desktop where I keep ALL of my files and no folders, just file upon file in assorted collections with no particular order.

  13. Curtis

    Jun 12th, 2012

    Sometimes I feel like I’m juggling the number of things that have to get done. The more organized I am the faster I can move on and get more done. I’m a visual organizer and Raskin looks better than Post-It-Notes and scribbles of notes that remind me of where things are.

  14. Kris

    Jun 12th, 2012

    I just suck at organizing my files and I really could use some help!

  15. Natalia Heredia

    Jun 13th, 2012

    Wow!! From Raskin theory into practise!! This app seems to help you to organize the files in your computer and in your mind as well. :)

  16. Agustin Campos

    Jun 14th, 2012

    It is an interesting tool, it seems to be useful for big projects. I would like to try this tool to know if it is possible to improve my work and be more efficient

  17. Nigel Green

    Jun 15th, 2012

    Firstly, not having to use the Finder would improve my life immensely; secondly Raskin looks to do for files (some of) what Tinderbox does for notes, and I couldn’t function productively without that app!

  18. Rene

    Jun 15th, 2012

    Perfect for zooming through my huge media library. Want!

  19. eas

    Jun 16th, 2012

    This looks very cool. I think it would be a huge help to my wife, or rather it would be if it could work with browser windows and tabs. She ends up with piles of browser windows, each with piles of tabs because browser bookmarks don’t work well with her visual memory.

  20. Zack

    Jun 17th, 2012

    Anything that could help fight fires when teammates “Gotta have that file _now_!”

  21. Iván

    Jun 17th, 2012

    I am currently working with many topics: UX, IT security, IU, etc. It is difficult for me to stay organized, and therefore productive. I hope that Raskin can recover my organization and speed :)

  22. Mike

    Jun 18th, 2012

    Looks like a great way to let my right brain do the work.

  23. Arun

    Jun 18th, 2012

    I am student at Carnegie Mellon. I hope to use this software to explore this new (well, different?) interface and learn from it, on what makes this interface work well (if it works). It will also be beneficial to some of my friends who share my passion for innovative and useful interface design and development. Thanks!

  24. NK

    Jun 21st, 2012

    As someone who works in a visual manner, being able to actually see my files that contain visual information is way more efficient than browsing a file structure where everything looks the same, regardless of hierarchy or importance to me. Definitely something that would help a packrat like me work faster.

  25. Mark

    Jun 22nd, 2012

    I’m an architecture student who accumulates huge amounts of images throughout the year for projects. Finding these files at later dates can be very hard as my files can get lost in a myriad of folders.

    I also do some graphic and app design in my free time as well as photography, all of which can cause more frustration when looking for individual images.

    With Raskin, I can see these problems being resolved – saving me both time and sanity.

  26. Vaibhav Kanwal

    Jun 25th, 2012

    My entry. All the best folks

  27. julz

    Jun 25th, 2012

    Finally my ‘chronological stack-based ad-hoc filing pseudo-system’ (aka big-pile-o-stuff’) comes to the mac. I’m kidding – this looks a lot more systematic.

  28. Michael

    Jun 25th, 2012

    I work as a designer and developer and I keep all my files in different locations/folders. So i hope raskin can give me a less clutterd way of organizing things… Thanks!

  29. Pob

    Jun 26th, 2012

    Well, I’ve tried many other methods of workflow, organisation and productivity enhancement, none of which have worked for me – I just get fed-up/bored/frustrated using them and quit trying to keep on top of it all.

    The truth is that I doubt this can either, but if it can then it can work for anyone and I’ll sing it’s praises to all the Mac-users I know.

  30. Ismail

    Jun 27th, 2012

    My room is organized in assorted piles. Raskin would be great for translating that organizational method to my laptop!

  31. Ali Kamran

    Nov 29th, 2012

    I already try the trial version, and I find it very interesting.
    I would love to win that.

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