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February 19, 2008

Aviary

Aviary seems to be a suit of design/creative tools which have all been built with flash and work in your browser.  From the evidence it looks like they've done a pretty good job. So the question is will they be good enough to make a dent in the Adobe market for creative  software?

Each tool is named after a different bird (how delightful!), so you've got: Pheonix for image editting (because that's likely to be the most popular and so needs the coolest name); Raven for vector graphics (obviously trying to lure Dean away from Illustrator there!); Toucan for swatch management and pallettes (ok...); Humming Bird for 3D, Owl, Penguin, Pigdeon, Tern, the list goes on and on.

My favourite is Horus for Font editor. Horus was the Egyptian god of the sky (or something), and the Egyptians only used hieroglyphics, so ... font editor? It's either very clever or very silly, either way I can't wait to give it a try.

Not all of them are ready  or released yet.  Oh yeah, and because they've built with Flash they're  planning to have downloadable versions using Air which work on your desktop.

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Citizen Liz

Aahhhh - you're one of those who can't spell pigeon!

Hooray for birds, I think more techy stuff should be dressed up with a bit of friendly fluffiness.

Hi, by the way, hope you are all well xxx

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February 19, 2008

Comments

Citizen Liz

Aahhhh - you're one of those who can't spell pigeon!

Hooray for birds, I think more techy stuff should be dressed up with a bit of friendly fluffiness.

Hi, by the way, hope you are all well xxx

The comments to this entry are closed.

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