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Cassidy James Blaede

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Remember Dieter Rams' ten principles of good design

According to Dieter Rams, good design is innovative, makes a product useful, is aesthetic, makes a product understandable, is unobtrusive, is honest, is long-lasting, is thorough down to the last detail, is environmentally-friendly, and is as little design as possible.

Get a simple reminder of one of these principles each time you open the app.

Set to automatically start in System Settings → Applications → Startup

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What's New:

1.2.3 – Feb 17, 2020

Code cleanup and organization

Updated French translations thanks to Nathan Bonnemains

1.2.2 – Jan 29, 2019

Fix runtime crash due to incorrect schema

1.2.1 – Jan 25, 2019

Under-the-hood AppStream data fixes

1.2.0 – Jan 25, 2019

Principles is now translatable and has been translated to French (thanks, @NathanBnm!)

1.1.3 – Jan 4, 2019

Happy new year! This release contains AppData fixes.

1.1.2 – Jun 30, 2018

Hello, Juno.

  • Split packaging out
  • Build for Juno
1.0.1 – Jun 3, 2018

Post-release tweaking

  • Added animations
  • Tweaked punctuation
  • Under-the-hood improvements
1.0.0 – Jun 2, 2018

Initial release