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Handmade: Knife Making in Brooklyn

I’m in awe whenever I come across a physical object that’s been made by hand. I’ll often pick up the piece and study it, like a work of art. It’s easy to forget to appreciate handicraft, especially if your days are spent building for the digital...

Oink vs Stamped: Two Approaches to Free Trial

I downloaded two iPhone apps this morning: Oink & Stamped. Both are well-crafted, simple mobile apps with a similar goal: to share reviews for things. Both have been getting a lot of attention lately. Although they serve a similar purpose, the first...

Don’t Take On That Project!

The following is a guest post by Edward Guttman, Director of User Experience at CodeStreet, LLC and Harvest customer. Ed has been honing his craft as a designer for close to 20 years, and here he shares his thought process behind deciding which...

All I Want Is a Free Trial

I’ve been trying to join a gym, and this is how it went down: Last weekend I walked into the gym and told the front desk that I’d like to try the place out. A person came, shook my hand, led me to his desk, and sat me down. He pulled out a form and...

Dial Input

Recently my wife bought a new microwave for our apartment, and it has a dial for inputting time. This is more-or-less what it looks like: See that big circular dial on the right panel? That’s how you put in time. Turn counter-clockwise and the time...

Susan Kare, Mother of Happy Mac

I’ve been captivated by the sketchbook of Susan Kare, the artist who created Happy Mac (and the other iconic interface elements for Mac). It’s fascinating to see these original icons that have defined so much of our UI today came from a $2.50...

Do You Have a Favorite Brand?

If you’re like most people I meet, your favorite is not a Business to Business (B2B) brand. Generally speaking, it’s the rare B2B brand that inspires deep passion or devotion. That’s why when I was introduced to Harvest, and I discovered its...

Using the Creativity that Surrounds You

Since January of this year, we’ve been steadily suggesting articles of note through our #workbetter initiative, where we spotlight interesting links relevant to running a small business and productivity. It’s been fun to share ideas and tips from...

Made By Two: Illustrator + Industrial Designer = Business Plan

To help companies get on their feet, The Harvest New Founders Program gives one year’s subscription of Harvest time tracking service to a new company each month. Think you might be a good fit for our New Founders Program? Learn more and apply. Made...

Rubber House: Creative Projects That Generate Commercial Work

Brewing in the heart of Melbourne’s creative hub of Gertrude St Fitzroy is Rubber House, a fresh entry to Australia’s animation scene. Combining the talents of Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon, Rubber House is busy creating a unique and wild style of...
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