by anthony 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.