Envato Expands AppStorm Blog Network

Envato has just opened up two new blogs in their AppStorm network. Adding to the existing Mac, iPhone and Web app blogs, the new Windows and Android sites deviate the most from the network’s current audience. Some readers have  voiced concerns that the new sites betray the audience and make the network too generic. (Personally, I just say they should subscribe to the individual AppStorm blogs that interest them and leave the Windows one to the unenlightened.)

Also, the AppStorm main page has received a redesign. It’s simple, matches the rest of the site, and I like the icons along the top.

  • http://www.problogdesign.com/ Michael Martin

    lol – I’m curious to see how the Windows one goes. After being a Windows user for so long, the one thing I can definitely say is that the quality of free Windows apps far surpasses the quality of free Mac ones (Tbh, good luck finding many decent free Mac apps… :( )

    Could definitely make the Windows blog more interesting to follow because you can try out a lot of the apps without getting your wallet out every time. :)

    • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

      I don’t know, I’ve found some truly excellent Mac apps. Some of them are donation-ware or ad-supported though. To name a few I have used:

      NewsFire, Tweetie for Mac, TextWrangler, CyberDuck, Skitch, Evernote, Colloquy, Adium, Transmission, OnyX.

      Many of the usual Windows suspects are available, too, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. I can’t think of a mainstream browser (Opera, even…) that doesn’t have a Mac version, and many open source projects have Mac ports.

      It is a bit more difficult to find free apps though. I just hope the Mac App Store won’t make it even harder, since developers will have a stupidly-simple way to make some extra money. :)