I believe there are many readers who are working in the Internet product industry, and if they want to promote their products, they will definitely use the product interface or screenshots when promoting their products. A good-looking screenshot will catch the eyes of potential users and plant a seed of “wow at least this product looks good” in their mind. If you think a single screenshot is too boring, or you are not so confident in the visual design of your product, you may want to try this TrueShot beautifying tool, which can turn your promotional material into a card style that is more suitable for online media distribution.
TrueShot’s function is very pure: while keeping the original product screenshot, it places a card behind it where you can customize the background style of the card. TrueShot comes with a variety of preset gradient styles, including unidirectional linear gradient, and the popular multi-color diffuse gradient, which can be adjusted to achieve different effects.
Different social media have their own communication characteristics, so they all have different image formats, TrueShot has several built-in web posting sizes, for example, if you mainly promote your products through Instagram, you can choose Landscape, Square and Portrait to generate cards, or if you are posting to For example, you can choose Landscape, Square, and Portrait to generate cards for Instagram, or for LinkedIn as part of your resume, you can choose Header or Square to fit different upload scenarios. In addition, you can adjust the radius of the rounded corners, the range of shadows, and the border size of the screenshot in the card. If you also need a screenshot card generation tool, you can download TrueShot for free from Google Play or pay to remove the watermark and unlock more custom colors.
macOS efficiency tools are an enduring topic: Homerow may be a new option in the field of shortcuts: it may seem like an accessible design for people with disabilities, but Homerow is actually designed to make it as easy as possible for users who are already familiar with the application to further improve the efficiency of their operations. By default, you can use Homerow’s own search bar tool to quickly search the buttons corresponding to the buttons you usually use, and the buttons recognized by Homerow in the corresponding application UI controls will be displayed as yellow shortcut key combinations of two buttons, so you can directly press the corresponding button combinations to quickly click the corresponding buttons.
The search bar appears by default and corresponds to the “search” function: users can enter the text of the UI element in the search box to find the relevant control search results: of course, this feature is currently only available in English. For subdivision options in UI controls, such as the side menu bar, Homerow provides corresponding selection shortcuts to quickly switch between options in the menu. As for the right-click menu function in mouse operation, Homerow provides another shortcut to open the menu by using Command + Return keys to quickly launch the corresponding right-click menu function when a UI control is selected.
For those UI elements that you are not sure what they should be called, you can also display all available UI elements directly by shortcutting them, or you can select one of them by moving the cursor directly with the arrow keys. If you only use global search in some software due to shortcut key conflicts, etc., you can also quickly open the display of all UI controls that can be displayed by shortcut keys and quickly select them by holding down the Shift key and entering the relevant shortcut key.
Of course, the above mentioned features are not only available in Homerow’s adapted macOS apps: as for the degree of adaptation, Homerow’s official website says that it is “applicable to most native macOS apps”, and it also adapts Chrome, Arc, Notion and other common apps separately. You can download Homerow for free from the Homerow website, the application itself is free, but three different buyout plans are available: the difference lies in the number of activated devices, but otherwise all three paid plans are buyout and come with free updates for the next year. Homerow adopts a relatively mild paid activation strategy: free users can still use Homerow normally, but Homerow will pop up after every 50 free uses and recommend you to buy Homerow. 30% discount is available for purchases with educational emails.
It has to be said that streaming music software now offers a nearly inexhaustible supply of digital music for us to listen to, and we only need to spend a few dollars to enjoy it, but at any time there comes a problem: how to find what you really like from this huge amount of music?
After all, in the current music streaming media, even the so-called personalized recommendations are actually more from your listening habits to learn, using algorithms to recommend the type of music that is often too much to your taste, so it is difficult for us to experience new types of music through the algorithm. So what we need is a record store-like interest search – a record cover that looks interesting, or a single with an interesting name, etc. – and then put it in the player and try it out.
Music Rover is like an audition player for Apple Music, helping us do a series of audition explorations in Apple Music, so that even if you’re new to Apple Music, Music Rover gives you a fresh sense of “picking music.
The core feature of Music Rover is the three play queues – the Listen Now queue is the basic queue that is automatically added to your current Apple Music content, and the Listen Later queue is very interesting. For example, if I search for a single by keyword, and then long click on it in the list of singles below, I can drag it to the later listening queue, so that after my current music is finished, I can play my selected music successively, just like trying out a record live in a record store.
Unlike the Listen Later queue, music added to the list is saved music, and in the future we can open the list and play it on a loop, just like buying a record in a record store and listening to it at home.
Apple Music has a radio feature that allows you to listen to music that is similar to your favorite genre or musician’s style, and in Music Rover, this feature becomes even more useful, as you can directly drag a piece of music into the radio station by long-pressing it, and then the radio station will continuously play music of a similar style for you based on the song, as opposed to the long process of learning through your music taste. This is more direct than the long process of learning the recommended radio stations through your music taste.
Music Rover is a very useful music “sampler” and Apple Music client, with many enhancements over Apple Music itself, such as the ability to visually see the album and artist pages for each song. Even more useful are the country-by-country charts and radio stations, so you can see what people in other countries like, and explore the preferences of music and music lovers in different countries.
Music Rover is currently available on the App Store and is free to download. If you don’t have an Apple Music subscription, it will only play a 30-second preview, so if you’re looking for a different kind of music, you might want to give this fun “taster” a try.
With the explosion of ChatGPT, there are more and more similar AI writing tools, such as Craft Assistant, which we have introduced before. notion is probably the most popular online note-taking tool according to incomplete statistics, so the launch of Notion AI has also received a lot of attention. Notion AI is currently free for all Notion users to try, but there is a 20-use limit, and it costs an additional $10 per person per month to use Notion AI without restrictions.
There are three ways to use Notion AI, one is to select text and click Ask AI in the pop-up toolbar, another is to type a space on a blank line and then enter the relevant command, and the other is to type / on a blank line and then select the relevant command from the menu for Ask AI.
The features of Notion AI are quite rich and can be broadly divided into four categories: Edit or Review, Generate, Write and Draft. Next, I’ll pick some of these features and demonstrate them for you.
First of all, the Generate section allows you to summarize, find to-do items, translate, explain, form tables, extract key points, etc. for existing text.
In addition, Notion AI also provides operations such as brainstorming and creation of various styles in the drafting section, and the operation of continuation in the writing section. If you are interested, you can open Notion and try it out yourself.
Gentler Streak Workout Tracker is an exercise data monitoring tool. Compared with traditional fitness apps that require you to take 10,000 steps a day or run seven days a week, Gentler Streak seeks to find a balance between exercise and rest, allowing you to improve your fitness in a gradual manner.
When you enter the app, the first thing you see is not a pile of activity data, but the app’s virtual mascot, Yorhart, which will combine your recent exercise and heart, sleep, blood oxygen and other comprehensive data to assess your exercise goals for the day. If the app assesses that your health is not good, Yorhart will not “rush” you, but will suggest that you take a day off. You can click “Go Gentler” in the upper right corner to adjust today’s goal to “Rest” and the app will reschedule your workout strategy without sacrificing your health. If you are sick or injured, you can also change your status in the Activity Status section of your personal information in the upper left corner, and the app will refer to these comments to plan a new exercise program.
In version 3.0, a new Wellbeing Tab has been added to the app. Compared to the home page, which focuses on the current day’s recommendations and recent exercise history, this column will have more specific text reminders or suggestions to give you a better understanding of your body’s changes. In addition, you can also access more detailed health data such as heart rate, sleep time, and heart rate variability (HRV) here. If you want to see how your recent workout went, you can use the various charts in the Activities section.
In the Insights Tab you can also see monthly and yearly data summaries, and in addition to the traditional charts, Gentler Streak has a unique quantification mechanism, such as the length of your workout is converted into the time it takes to read aloud the world’s longest English word (human myosin), the distance you exercise is converted into the number of times you circle Manhattan, and the calories you burn are turned into a bunch of emoji. In addition to the data summary, this page will also provide you with a variety of exercise, diet advice, and guidance from professionals. Of course, some of this is unlocked for a fee.