Espresso—long appearing to be abandonware—was one of my all-time favourite Mac apps. Although low on features compared to modern text editors, the features it does have favour front-end developers and the attention to detail is unmatched. The first public beta has some rough edges but I am very happy to see this one resurface.
I sat in on Andy Clarke's latest talk at Direction 16. Andy is usually provocative in his calls for action, but this one in particular has resonated. I found myself constantly nodding in agreement as he questioned the status quo, triggering a complete rethink of a project I'm currently working on. I like it when a talk makes me feel dumb and this one did the trick.
Version control for design assets. In hindsight, it already sounds obvious. Yet this has never been done before—at least not to such quality. With an all-star team behind it and a huge following before being publicly released, Abstract looks very promising.