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Are you a fan of Comic Life? The Mac application has been around for years, giving you the opportunity to put yourself or friends into comic strip-like images complete with halftones and fun titles. For many years, Comic Life came pre-installed on Macs so you could process photos with wild abandon...

October 16th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Comic Life, the popular Mac application that takes your photos and lets you turn them into a comic book, is now available on the iPad. The iPad version launched late last week and includes several features of its desktop counterpart, including templates, balloon controls and social network inte...

May 4th 2011 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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From time to time, I'm asked to name my favorite Mac app -- as if such a designation was even possible (I love you all equally, kids, don't worry). If you pushed me and narrowed the question a bit to, "Is there a Mac app that you keep coming back to when you have to create something cool in a very s...

December 10th 2010 at 2:45am 0 Comments
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It's Magiq day. First announced and demoed at Macworld Expo in January, and eagerly awaited by doodlers everywhere: Plasq's new evolution in the Comic Life product line, Comic Life Magiq, is shipping now. Magiq is not an upgrade to Comic Life, which is still sold separately -- it's a whole new tool,...

May 8th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Click To Play It's no big secret we love the funky look and wonderfully simple apps that come from the Plasq team. And there's no denying that Comic Life was a big hit for them. To follow that act they've been working on Comic Life Magiq, which we only had a...

January 25th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Skitch is one of our favorite apps here at TUAW. In case you haven't heard of it, Skitch is a very cool screen capturing app that makes it easy to capture stuff on your Mac's screen, do some basic editing, and then share it with your friends via FTP, Flickr, or Skitch's own service.Skitch has been i...

January 17th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

We tease the Plasq crew for their taste in outerwear, but their taste in software is impeccable. Announced at the show: open beta of our fave Skitch, upcoming add-on to 'expert' version of Comic Life (Comic Life Magiq, a separate product from the original Comic Life), and an entirely new application...

January 15th 2008 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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[Update 2: The invite window is now closed! Thanks for participating everyone, invites should be sent out soon![Update: The plasq folks have informed us that the response to this invite offer has been absolutely amazing; well over 1000 requests. The good news? They have agreed to send invites out t...

July 3rd 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Click To Play Skitch is the latest app from the boys of Plasq, makers of the hugely popular Comic Life. If you've never seen it in action, take a few to check out the simple yet powerful interface.

June 15th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Notwithstanding the pre-beta Skitch product announcement, the Plasq crew have been busy as beavers (despite having never met in person before Macworld; talk about your distributed development teams) on their already-released products. Comic Life 1.3 is out for download now and includes: Visual...

January 11th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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As a blogger here on TUAW I probably take an unusually high number of screenshots. I always have Grab and ImageWell running, so I can snag some pics of websites or of apps in action. That is, I always had Grab/ImageWell running, until I visited Plasq's booth on the Macworld showfloor.Move over Image...

January 10th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments