Pinning down exactly how we can build the best creative culture — the kind that gives our brains the space they need to define the future and design for it — is essential to the people who do the kind of work Vectorform does. Industries that rely on fresh, forward-looking ideas to stay relevant seem to have already started addressing this: Entire office buildings have been demolished and rebuilt in the name of improving work culture, and cities have staked their commerce and tourism on remaking their image based on “innovation culture” (I’m looking at you, San Francisco). But removing obstacles like inflexible work environments and restrictive corporate structures to pave the way for creativity to step in and roll up its sleeves is only half the battle. How do we find the right people for the job?Jennifer Tonio – May 16, 2013
Toolbox Expands its Tool Depot to 11 Productivity Tools
DETROIT, Feb. 12, 2013 – Vectorform, the global design and technology firm that developed Toolbox for Windows 8, the ultimate multitasking productivity app, has released two new tools, Notes and Stopwatch. Notes and Stopwatch join a lineup of eleven productivity tools within Toolbox’s growing Tool Depot. With Toolbox, users can view and interact with up to six different tools on-screen at once including Facebook, Web, Calculator, Unit Converter, Voice Notes, Notifier, World Clock, Weather and Doodle.
The ability to take notes was one of the most requested utilities for Windows 8 users. The note-taking tool allows users to create notes and manage multiple sets of notes simultaneously. Notes are synced to the user’s Microsoft account, can be accessed across different devices and easily shared to SkyDrive and Mail. In addition to keyboard and touch input, Surface Pro users will be able to utilize the pressure-sensitive pen for a more natural hand-written experience when using Notes. Notes is the first paid tool within Toolbox and is available for purchase from the Toolbox Tool Depot for $1.99.
Stopwatch is an intuitive and easy-to-use free tool that supports split time, pause, resume and more. Users can load up multiple instances of Stopwatch for easy timing of various activities.
Additional Toolbox Features:
- Notes, Stopwatch or any other tool can be viewed simultaneously, or in multiple instances of the same tool.
- Dock Toolbox into Snap View to complement your primary application with all 11 tools at your fingertips.
- Save layout settings across multiple devices and pin customizations into Toolsets for quick and easy access to multiple layouts.
“It usually takes more than one tool to get the job done. On a tablet where space is constrained, productivity doesn’t have to be restricted to one activity,” said Kevin Foreman, director of product development for Vectorform. “Users now have an indispensable app that is able to keep up with the way they think and work in an organized and clutter-free way. Notes is an essential addition to our Tool Depot and adds greater power to accomplish tasks quickly and simultaneously.”
Vectorform will continue to expand the Toolbox Tool Depot with additional premium and free tools to be released this spring.
Toolbox, the ever-evolving platform that launched with nine tools in 2012, has recorded over 460,000 downloads and is currently one of the top five productivity apps available in the Windows Store. Toolbox is designed to bring unparalleled productivity enhancement to the Windows 8 platform. With Toolbox, you can view and interact with up to six different tools at once, giving you the power and flexibility to customize your workspace for maximum productivity. Toolbox is also available to the enterprise market, allowing businesses to use Toolbox and custom tools developed specifically for their needs.
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Thanks to those VFMO’s and those who showed their support. Enjoy the fruits of our faces.
Vectorform is pleased to announce the arrival of Galactic Alliance 2 to the iTunes Marketplace, now available for download on the iPad. Sequel to the chart topping Galactic Alliance (2010), Galactic Alliance 2 has taken the great features of its predecessor, mixed in some more Vectorform magic, stirred in retina optimized graphics, and ended up with an experience that is simply out-of-this-world! Pun intended.Lindsay Lamb – October 21, 2011
Last week, Vectorform’s Jon Pielak and Ed Wrenbeck sat down to talk about the impact of Apple’s newest release, and how it will change the way we interact with technology. Ed, being the former lead iPhone developer of Siri was able to open our eyes to the future of voice recognition software.Lindsay Lamb – June 14, 2011
Ask and you shall receive. At long last Vectorform brings you, labs.vectorform.com. Written by the ladies and gentlemen who work in “The Pit”, Vectorform Labs consists of exclusive, never before seen content. Follow the production process, and learn how an idea evolves into a complex multi-touch experience. Explore the world’s leading technology with Vectorform Labs and get deep into the thoughts of Team Vectorform.
Tune in and buckle up, it’s going to be an exciting ride.Lindsay Lamb – May 26, 2011
As you may know, Vectorform’s Alison Weber made a splash last week on Health Tech Today. Without further delay here’s the video, embedded for your viewing pleasure.
Administrator – May 17, 2011
I love Vectorform because:
- We built a demo for physical rehabilitation via Kinect for Xbox 360
- That demo stole the show at a tech demo day by Kaiser Permanente focused on gamification because it presented a fun way to support physical rehab and exercise for kids, and tracked response accuracy
- The mastermind behind using Kinect for literacy in South Africa made us aware of the Haitian Amputee Mother’s Alliance
- Asked if we could possibly help, I presented their work providing prosthetic limbs and rehabilitative services for victims of the earthquake to my boss, who gave me a two-word answer:
- Do It.
Inspired by a magical world full of wizards, dragons, and adventure, Vectorform Game Studio is proud to provide Arithmancy 101: the Art of Numerology to the iTunes App Store. Predict the future, and divine your nature with Arithmancy 101.