With Assembly, anyone can be a graphic designer

Since I have zero design experience, I decided to wet my feet with the tutorials. These are a marvelous way to learn since there’s a task for you to complete and each one introduces a new mechanic to you.


When you launch Assembly for the first time, you will be taken through a brief introduction to the app. It’s recommended to go through these steps so that you aren’t lost. Then you are able to get started with your own projects or even go through the tutorials if you need some beginner’s guidance. The tutorial projects are split up by difficulty, going from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced.


The design of Assembly itself is simple, beautiful, and fairly intuitive to navigate. The app makes use of light, soothing colors that are appealing to the eyes and everything is laid out neatly for users. The chosen typeface (Avenir) looks gorgeous with the clean layout as well, so it’s a nice addition to the overall aesthetics. Even though Assembly has a lot of fantastic tools under its belt, everything is organized in groups and categories, so it is hard to get lost, even if you’re a newbie like I am. Like their other , Pixite has done a great job with making Assembly look and feel good to use.


While I’m not a graphic designer by any means, I’ve always wondered what it is like to design. I spend a lot of my time browsing the Internet and I come across many interesting and good looking icons, shapes, logos, and whatever else qualifies as a design element. Even though many of them look fairly simple to make, I’m sure that a lot of thought went into them and it’s not as easy as it looks. I’ve wanted to dabble with design every now and then, but I didn’t have the right tools to do the job. That’s why when news of Assembly came into my inbox, I was intrigued, since this appeared to be a good way for anyone to design something, regardless of level. I must say, this app is not disappointing.


Assembly – Graphic design for everyone ($2.99) by Pixite LLC is an app that allows anyone to become a graphic designer, regardless of experience level. If you’ve been wanting a powerful app for designing on-the-go, then Assembly will be your new go-to app. It is from the same folks who brought you Tangent, Fragment, and other awesome photo editing apps.

Have A Simpler Time Managing Time with these and Time Management Apps

Time management is challenging for almost everybody, irrespective of who they are or what they do. Even people who take pride in managing their lives like clockwork can be late, fail to remember goals and have issues with procrastination. Many things contribute to this. The main reason is that, because of smartphones and tablets, most of us have kinds of distractions at our fingertips just asking for our attention. In this article we are going to teach you how to use that iphone or iPad as a time management tool as opposed to as a time management wrecking ball.

Use Instapaper. Instapaper is an app that works with cell phones, tablets and on computers too. It is one of those “read later” applications that can help you save time. How frequently during the day do you run into a useful article or site that you really wish to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? How many times have you thrown off your whole schedule by reading or taking a look at it anyway because you knew you won’t remember it later? Instapaper can be integrated with Twitter and a bunch of other apps and save all of the links you want to explore for a later time. The hyperlinks are saved to one central account. This means that you can use any gadget (mobile phone, tablet, and laptop) to catch up on your reading when you have the time.

Wunderlist is an excellent app. It’s your usual to-do list application but it hasn’t been dragged down by all types of graphics or complex interfaces. Every day it’s possible to sit down to this app and then enter all of the things that you need to do during the day. It’s free of charge. You could sync it to several devices and it is really user friendly. If you’re able to train yourself to check your application as frequently as you check your email, you’ll find it a lot easier to keep yourself on task.

Everynote is definitely handy. It gives you a common location through which you could sort out your random thoughts, your downloads, your pictures, your emails and more. It isn’t just syncable between devices (like your personal computer) you can use it with your other apps (like Wunderlist) also. Unfortunately, this program isn’t cost-free–which is its only true negative quality. You can pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or get a full year of service for forty five dollars.

In terms of calendar programs, Agenda is the greatest. This is true for all sorts of different reasons but the primary reason you need this is that you could sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes managing a calendar much easier for people who have PCs and iPhones because they’re going to only have to key in their information into one place and it is accessible on all their devices. Additionally, it is really pretty.

There are all types of time management tools you can download. We feel these are the best but if you do a little homework you will find several others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author