Easy Creativity in New Seattle Times Column

Adobe post seatimes

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at two iOS apps that bring creativity to anyone. Adobe Post combines text and photos in a way that doesn’t require knowing how to use Photoshop or any other image editor, and is tailored for social sharing on networks like Instagram and Facebook (the image at the top of this post is an example from Post). I also look at Apple’s new Music Memos app, which is designed for musicians to capture their ideas in a surprisingly sophisticated way—but can also be useful for non-musicians like me.

Apple’s oldest guiding principle has been that its products can be used by anyone. Even the earliest kits Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak sold out of that fabled garage were designed to make it easier for hobbyists to assemble their own computers without having to solder every part.

That spirit continues in many ways throughout the Apple ecosystem today. A couple of recent iOS apps have caught my eye for the way they make complicated tasks easy for everyday folks.

Read it here: Photo, music creativity in reach with new apps.

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