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October, 2011

Meet the Staff: Constantin Potorac  

by posted in Interviews, Team
Oct 31
2011

Like Dracula, he is Romanian, seals himself inside from the sun, and is most active at night. And those with files in the GraphicRiver queue might say he inspires just as much fear. This week we meet Constantin Potorac, regular writer for Psdtuts+ and reviewer for GraphicRiver.
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Copyright FAQ  

by posted in General
Oct 29
2011

Fuzzy Copyright by Nancy Sims

Do you find copyright a little fuzzy? Over the next week we’ll bring you four helpful articles on copyright from the Envato Wiki. This article can be found on the wiki here, and answers some frequently asked questions about copyright.

Do you have any questions not covered in these articles? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll put something together to clarify.
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Freebie Friday: Freebies on AppStorm  

by posted in Free Files
Oct 28
2011

The AppStorm team have been hard at work again. Here is a huge bunch of great free apps and web services they covered.

Mac.AppStorm

Get Notified Instantly with BoxcarGet Notified Instantly with Boxcar

There is no doubt that the iPhone made push notifications cool and took that idea mainstream for Apple fans. But like most things Apple, at first push notifications weren’t open to all third party apps at launch. When users were clamoring for a way to get notified of things as and when they happen, Boxcar jumped in and filled the void effectively.
Boxcar was an elegant solution and alerted users with instant push notifications for all your social networks, email accounts, RSS feeds and more. As Apple opened up push notifications to third party developers, the influence of Boxcar dropped down a bit, but with 1.2 billion messages delivered to date, it’s an app with no match.
To make the lives of information junkies everywhere easy, Boxcar has released a beta version for Mac making it a breeze to receive super fast notifications when someone comments, updates or messages you. Join me after the break to check out if the app is as good as its iOS counterpart.
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Featured Desktop: Ivor Padilla’s Zoo  

by posted in Community
Oct 28
2011

When Travis “KingDog” King announced the Envato Zoo on the forums a few months ago, ThemeForest author Ivor Padilla was quick to respond. He posted his clean and very brown desktop screenshot, featuring Pasquale’s “the world wide bear”. To add a taste of ThemeForest legitimacy, Ivor has MAMP PRO running.

What do you think of Ivor’s desktop? Are you using a wallpaper from the Envato Zoo? Make sure you submit it!

Would you like your desktop featured on Envato Notes? Upload your screenshot somewhere on the Web and let us know about it on our Write a Post page. Or upload it to Flickr and tag it with #envatonotesdesktops. Either way, add an interesting description. Each week we’ll choose and publish a new screenshot.

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Welcome Chaman Sidhu!  

by posted in General
Oct 27
2011

Chaman Sidhu is joining Envato as our Legal Director!
Chaman is a lawyer with an impressive background in Intellectual Property Law (IP). Her last job, working for Lonely Planet, involved creating a strong legal team to support and strengthen the company. Moving into a role at Envato marks a change for Chaman, who says she is ready for a new challenge.

“At the moment I’m just getting my head around the pieces of the puzzle that are Envato, it’s smaller than Lonely Planet but I already feel like there is a lot of potential here to grow and really create a presence. There is a feeling of success at what has been achieved and a sense of more to come!”

The best part about Chaman joining Envato is that her presence will benefit the entire community. When she started with Lonely Planet, Chaman single handedly launched the legal department, taking the company from strength to strength. There is no doubt she’s planning something similar for Envato. Sitting comfortably with a cup of tea, Chaman says she enjoys working with creative companies because it allows you to be so much more involved.
“I love working for a company. It means you can apply Intellectual Property Law at a broader level, it helps companies move forward and achieve.”
She has only been at Envato four days but already it is clear that Chaman is passionate about what she does,

“I love IP Law, the subject matter is really interesting.”

As the Envato Legal Director, Chaman will work to improve our licensing system, make sure all our contracts are fair and make sense legally, update our usage terms, promotions and legal policy. She will also work to update and maintain our data use and privacy policy.

Impressed by Envato’s forward thinking, Chaman observes,”most companies would have waited another five years to bring in a legal department.”
“Working with a company like Envato is complex because there are so many different aspects, starting now means the legal side can fit into the dynamics of the company.”

When she’s not being a gun lawyer, Chaman spends her time with her two children and husband. She’s a self confessed foodie and is always thinking about her next meal, which probably means lots of delicious home cooking.

“I love food, I am always thinking about it.”

As I scribble down the last notes, our newest recruit checks her watch and says “isn’t it time for Chendo’s birthday cake?”
It is obvious she is going to fit right in.

From everyone in the community lets give Chaman a big Envato welcome!

If you would like to read more about Chaman you can read an article about her time at Lonely Planet.

Copyright 101  

by posted in General
Oct 27
2011

Fuzzy Copyright by Nancy Sims

Do you find copyright a little fuzzy? Over the next week we’ll bring you four helpful articles on copyright from the Envato Wiki. This article can be found on the wiki here, and gives you a detailed overview about copyright.

Do you have any questions not covered in these articles? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll put something together to clarify.
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Your Say: Do you prefer dogs or cats?  

by posted in Your Say
Oct 27
2011

Accentuate Blue by Scott Kinmartin

We want to hear from you. Each week we give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Have your say!

It’s time to get controversial, and ask you to answer an important, age-old question. Do you prefer dogs or cats? Why?

If you love pets, look out for a post (or series of posts) coming next week about the pets of Team Envato. It should be interesting! ;)

Get 50% Marketplace Credit Back on All PhotoDune Purchases in November  

by posted in News
Oct 27
2011

Buy photos on PhotoDune in the month of November and at the end of the month we’ll credit you back 50% of the total purchase price into your account! Choose from over 330,000 fantastic quality photos from some of the best microstock photographers in the world. Our prices are already extremely affordable, but now you’ll get half your spend back as credits, so you can buy even more! And best of all, authors will still earn their regular commissions.

All you need to do is head over to PhotoDune any time in November and buy photos! It’s that easy! For every dollar you spend on PhotoDune during the month of November, we’ll credit you fifty cents back the following month to spend on anything you like, including our other Envato Marketplaces. Continue Reading

Envato Podcasts Returns  

by posted in General
Oct 26
2011

After a little break the Marketplace Community Podcast is coming back!
In the next two months the podcast will be back with a vengeance, so get prepared and listen to Collis Ta’eed (Envato CEO) being interviewed by Envato Staff Jordan McNamara and Drew Douglass.

Download the mini podcast featuring an interview with Collis Ta’eed, CEO of Envato.

Grow a Mo for Movember!  

by posted in Competitions
Oct 26
2011

Movember is growing (excuse the pun) and we want to see what you’ve got! For the month of November the challenge is to grow the biggest, most exciting mo you can (ladies you can don a fake), take a photo and upload it to our Mo-Madness Forum thread. The month of ‘mo’ idea grew from a group of young lads trying to promote mens health and prostate cancer research. If you would like to raise funds for the charity you can find out more about it at the official Movember site.

The best part about joining in Envato Movember is that everyone who grows some Mo-tastic facial hair will receive a Black Moustache Badge. The most spectacular moustache will win the famed Gold Mo Grower Badge. You know you want it.


Veteran Gold Mo Grower, Lance Snider shows us how it’s done, as he flaunts his ActiveDen Mo!

You can upload your photo/ progress throughout the month, but remember, it may take away from the final impact.
The deadline to post your pictures will be Friday 2nd of December 2011. Get Mo-ving!