Every now and then I am absolutely blown away by some of the brilliance in the Libre community.
For some reason I stumbled across Ricardo Cabello's (aka Mr. Doob) Harmony. I saw the link come up and decided to visit it because I knew of Ricardo's presence in the community during the wallpaper selection process for Ubuntu 9.10.
What I found was an enthralling experience.
I am one of those people that will spend more than a reasonable amount of time drooling over how ink flows out of a particular pen or how smooth the graphite is for a given brand of pencils. Ricardo's application induces exactly that sensation for me.
It is difficult to pinpoint precisely what feels so right about Ricardo's application, but I'd be willing to bet that if you have any interest in artwork and illustration, it will hit a chord with you. I found myself completely lost with the idea that maybe someday this would become a full blown native application. What would I dearly love to see?
- Saving and loading of projects.
- Simple layers maybe even with blend modes?
- A few more brushes.
- A tablet-centric interface pattern. Popups of pie based interface elements directly under the tablet's stylus complete with single handed number pad driven hotkeys. Obviously pressure sensitivity as well.
Purely fantasy thus far, but as you will note from his blog, many people have already ported his tremendous work to Android and like operating systems. I'd encourage you to check out Sketcher, which appears to be a direct port of Harmony.
So without further ado, go drop by and marvel at some of his brilliance at his main site.
So, Ricardo, thank you so much...