August 4, 2011 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Oakland, California - Corpus Collusion today introduced a privacy lock for its beautiful writing tool, The Dream Log. Once unlocked, this stylish journal provides six luscious backdrops to inspire imaginative thought and pair with preconscious musings. For both creative writers and dream recorders alike, thirteen delightful chimes can wake users from slumber. The Dream Log for iPad is available from the iTunes App Store for the surreal price of $1.99.
Introduced in June, The Dream Log launched as a 5-star crowd pleaser for its writing environment. Customers gushed: "This app is strikingly well designed. The user interface is minimal, intuitable, freshly eccentric without a hint of superfluous bloat. I wish all application developers would design their user experience with as much precision and attention." ... "Unbelievably gorgeous. I am in love." ... "This is definitely the best Journal app on the App Store. It's extremely moody, fantastical, and, oddly, atmospherical."
Customers also wanted a lock, and Corpus Collusion is proud to deliver a locking mechanism that is gorgeous, easy to use, and powerful. Once a password is set, the mechanism locks whenever the user switches apps, or taps the QuickLock ornament. An immersive animation completes the illusion of The Dream Log as a bound journal.
"Corpus Collusion designs software as visually sleek as the iPad itself," said company co-founder and visual designer Vibrata Chromodoris. "The Dream Log locking mechanism integrates seamlessly with the software and feels magical."
The Dream Log makes it easy to keep a creative writing practice current. Whether journalling dreams, as consciousness explorers such as Jung recommend, or chronicling the day's affairs, writing every day is a popular inspirational device in the creative person's toolkit. Features such as low-contrast themes and an alarm clock facilitate a morning writing practice.
"Our customers wanted a lock, and we over-delivered," said company co-founder and architect Kathy Tafel. "The Dream Log passcode screen offers more than 3.65 trillion possible combinations and a QuickLock button for immediate privacy."
The iPad makes a perfect writing tool under low light situations; the user need not turn on a bedside lamp. The Dream Log takes this advantage even further. Rather than blasting sensitive, freshly awakened eyes with bright backgrounds, The Dream Log utilizes a color palette of light text against mid-tone colors. These backdrops work well in both portrait and landscape orientations, and are darkened behind the text for legibility. The other interface elements shift to complement the images as the user switches milieus.
The included alarm clock features thirteen chimes, an intuitive interface, and an anachronous styling. Its ambient tones were specifically chosen to keep the last moments of the user's dreams from shifting into nightmares. To set the alarm time, the user simply drags the clock hands. The fantastic styling of the clock face inspires dreaming of other worlds, and the clock shifts colors, too, to match motif.
The Dream Log serves as a 21st century writing tool, taking advantage of modern technology unavailable in a bound paper journal. The user can organize entries by date created or last opened, with calendar days rendered to merge into the background. Each entry keeps its own theme and font choice. Fonts are styled in bold for onscreen legibility, but export in normal weight via email, print, or PDF. Users can share their entries via Facebook, LiveJournal, or Blogger.
New - Locking Mechanism:
* Add privacy to log entries
* QuickLock button for immediate privacy
* Alpha-numeric dial offers more than 3.65 trillion more passcode possibilities than a 4-digit numeric passcode
* Beautiful animation immerses user in The Dream Log
* Automatically shuts log cover when user switch apps
Chromatically Calibrated Motifs:
* Six themes chromatically calibrated for low light operation
* Interface widgets complement themes by color
* Thirteen ambient chimes
* Set signal directly by moving clock hands
* Automatically repeats each day
Easy Entry and Management:
* Pinch-zoom to adjust font size
* Swipe two fingers to turn pages
* Works well with Bluetooth keyboard
* Swipe to delete list entries
* Auto-saves every 60 seconds
* Live Journal
* Bright search text area hidden when not in use
* Sort entries by date created or last viewed
* Select a word to find an interpretation on the web
* Supports non-Roman fonts
* Supports non-Gregorian calendars
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.3 or later
* 22.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Dream Log 1.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Corpus Collusion was founded in 2009 to develop smart software for iOS devices - offerings both stylish and ingenious. Company co-founder Kathy Tafel is a Mac industry innovator with nearly a decade of experience at Apple. Company co-founder Vibrata Chromodoris is a fine artist whose work has been seen around the world. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Corpus Collusion. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.