We’ve had amazing milestones on multiple marketplaces in the last week or so. When I heard the news it reminded me of the timing and significance of all the planets aligning on Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Well, maybe that’s because I’m an Envato fanboy. But don’t miss the details below.
I’m sure you already closely follow the sites you have the most interest in. Here are some interesting things from the rest of the Envato world you may have missed this week.
Marketplace Growth Officer Scott Wills told us the amazing news on Yammer this morning. Lots of marketplaces have just gone to the next level. Here are the details:
- GraphicRiver broke 40,000 items.
- AudioJungle broke 50,000 items.
- We’ve surpassed 5,000 items on ThemeForest.
- And VideoHive has surpassed 15,000 items.
- And the big one: We now have over a MILLION marketplace items.
Scott’s response says it all: “How can something insane be so stunningly beautiful?” Yeah, it sounds like the planets aligning to me.
Congratulations to the marketplace team and our hard working authors. That’s a lot of items!
The Tuts+ Network
Tuts+ Manager David Appleyard recently posted the Top 33 tutorials for January from across the network. Check them out!
Here are some articles of general interest from across AppStorm this week:
40+ Tips to Get the Most Out of Web Apps
There’s so many things you can do from your browser, you could get by quite nicely without any other native apps. The internet is full of amazing web apps, ranging from powerful tools for enterprises to little tools that do one thing great.
How the iPhone Can Become Key to Computing
My computational needs, like most people’s, are fairly low. I do some light image editing for the AppStorm sites, browse Facebook and Twitter, read, and write. All of those things can be accomplished on the iPhone as it is, and it makes me wonder about how much I genuinely need an i5 processor and four gigs of RAM. It also makes me question the utility of carrying around a laptop or owning a desktop filled with hardware I don’t utilize.
How might this change? The answer is in your pocket.
20+ Brilliant Business Apps
Whether you’re a freelance designer, or the head of a multi-national corporation, it’s possible to get a great deal of work done on your iPad! It may not be your first choice, but for those occasions when taking your iMac on the train seems like a pain, having your iPad prepared will seem like an inspired move.
Dive right in to get a rundown of some of the very best business apps available! You know you need this…
How to Be More Productive With Pomodroido
The Pomodoro Technique is a popular time-boxing productivity method to help you improve your focus and concentration, requiring nothing more than a kitchen timer. The idea is simple: alternate 25 minutes of work with 5 minutes of rest, and repeat.
Today I’ll show you the principles of this technique, and how to use it daily, using Pomodroido, an app designed to help you do the technique whenever you go, so you don’t need to carry a timer with you everywhere.
This Week in the World of Windows
Last week witnessed some cool, lukewarm, awesome and touching news from the Microsoft camp. Did you guys hear that Bill Gates poured his heart in a letter and Steve Jobs kept it by the side of his bed during his last days?
Nokia admitted to getting couple of hundred million dollars to promote Windows Phone 7, cool personalization options for Windows 8 were unveiled, Google enabled multiple calender sync for WP7, Kinect might be integrated into laptops, a native Hotmail app for Kindle Fire surfaced and more details about the Kelihos botnet emerged. Read on for some of this week’s best Windows app news and updates.
There were some great posts on FreelanceSwitch this week. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Five Tips for Running a Successful Home Office
- The Euro Crisis Presents a Unique Opportunity for Freelancers
- Why Sleep is so Important for Freelancers
Well, that’s it for this week. What was the highlight of your week?