My Favorite Things from 2016

I know a lot of people say that 2016 was a horrible year, but I actually found a lot of things to love this year. Here's a quick list of my favorite things from 2016.

Movies

  • "Rogue One" - There was so much right about this movie, it was hard for me to find things that I didn't like. It came across as a war movie that just happened to be a Star Wars movie. I think this was the right way to approach telling the story. Plus, the last scene with Darth Vader was perfect and terrifying.

  • "The Shallows" - One of the last few movies that made me jump in my seat. Jaume Collet-Serra's direction let's the viewer feel trapped in just the right ways.

Apps

  • NeuBible - I wrote how much I love the typography of this app. You can read more of my thoughts here.

  • Google Photos - I think Apple web services is slowly catching up to Google's, but Google Photos is still best in class.

  • Castro - My favorite podcast player. I love Overcast, but the details on Castro are great. My favorite feature is the queue player to create on-demand playlists.

  • Airmail - This app seems to do all the things that I wish Apple's mail client would. I love the ability to send any email to another app with a swipe.

Books

Websites

  • Daring Fireball - Still my daily go to. Gruber's insight on Apple and technology is spot on.

  • Subtraction - Khoi's website is a great read for design and movies.