We think in projects, goals, and people. So why are our smartphones built around apps?
EVOLUTION AT ITS FINEST!!!
The new mobile app is brilliant. Throughly love the implementation of utilizing the share function. It’s fast, easy to use, and innovative.
Also the app itself has a great design. Congrats on the new product! Cheers.
PS - it’s too early for me to write up another on throughly fresh comment so don’t be shocked if you see this in the App Store review 😅
i love you
the browser company is the most exciting thing happening around consumer tech right now
you put into sophisticated words a lot of things i've been feeling -and clumsily tweeting- for ages
im a chromebook user but now i NEED a mac just to finally use arc damnit
btw, talking about chromebooks, i would buy the hell out of an ARCbook (your vision goes way beyond the traditional paradigm of a browser, it's an OS)
i read that apple is planning to start letting developers put multiple icons in the iOS homescreen for different functions/shortcuts from one app, i bet arc mobile is gonna take full advantage of that and i couldn't be more excited
Okay wait, I have a wild crazy idea: if Arc can be the the home screen we never knew we needed, then on Android, it can be an actual home screen launcher that you can organize the way you think.
I wish that each space could have an icon and a banner image, much like pages in Notion can. It would make them stand out more from each other.
Wen Windows? :)
These are some good thoughts. I had two gut reactions to this: First, if you're tired of the 2007-ish grid icon home screen layout, like "furniture bolted to the floor," it's high time you switch to Android, where you can use innovative home screens (called launchers) like Niagara and many others. Yeah, we know you're all Apple people; we watch your videos. How's that 15 year old UI holding up?😊 Just teasing. You know I love you.
My other reaction was, "Dang, I miss Windows Phone!" Yup, Windows Phone. They had a truly outside-the-box home screen in which all your info would light up the tiles in really cool and ways once you signed into your various services, and everything was resizable and fluid. Super customizable. Not only that, but they actually tried to address the app-centric nature of phones that you discussed. They did this with "hubs," areas within the phone UI in which multiple apps with similar functions (say, pictures or instant messaging or whatever) could tap into the Windows Phone API so that their functionality was all accessible from a single hub (the Photos hub, the People hub, etc). WP had a bunch of creative stuff like that. But alas, it was not to be, and I eventually had to go the Android route as the next best option. ::sigh::
Speaking of Windows ... still waiting with eager expectation. Hope to be able to get in on the Arc action soon! 🙏
The design of the mobile version is pretty poo(r/p). I thought you would make better use of visual materials, you’ve created for the desktop. Wishing well, but this doesn’t hit a bar for me (sadly)
If you want some help I am happy to elaborate on the issues or even help you directly with working with iOS
it's super refreshing to find a whole entire company of people to share such a grand vision. sometime during COVID i thought of the exact thing (probably after watching the social dilemma) that the entire app based interface seemed super outdated.
i also kinda understood the need to have different apps (mostly social). so the OS wide architecture i thought of was pretty much like mercuryOS. weirdly enough, i had not seen it before i drew out my own idea on my notepad, but it was sort of an out of body experience to find the exact thing online and a large number of people talking about it.
but the missing part was the browser. i couldn't (or rather didn't) imagine what would happen to the internet and all the websites on it. i think this move towards mobile is the Browser Co. catching the bull by it's horns and accelerating the end of the age of the app. and i couldn't be happier with it.
Love this! And opening up the app was delightful.
I think about EdTech tools a lot (and the pain of users having to juggle so many). I'm excited for this watercolor concept to be applied in the education/learning realm. Arc for Edu!
I started to notice a few weeks into using Arc on my laptop that it seemed to be replacing my desktop. I keep it opened filling the screen, and I now feel bothered when I have to bang my smart corner to reveal my desktop and find something. I look forward to the mobile experience!
Looking over to the Mac's Stage Manager of apps that I have open, it occurs to me that half of them could live inside of Arc if I just add their website to my spaces. And I'll be doing just that. A few more things that are easy to find. and make use of without needing to have separate windows. Thanks!! I am coming to grips with using Arc and doing a variety of things seemingly all at once. I needed to upload an invoice and a screenshot from my bank to a website today and was able to do it all inside Arc. The same thing a week or more ago would have been major process. This was done in minutes. Keep up the great work!
wow... I am looking forward to seeing the development of a Arc smartphone app. I don't know how exactly it'll work, but arc.browser has seriously made my digital life easier. I have yet to reach the full potential, but I just love the user interface and the design :)
Beautifully put! So tired of endlessly switching apps. It makes no sense anymore. And it creates so much friction. Alas, I don’t know if we can change the Apple metaphor … or maybe we can.
Guys, I had Arc Browser and using it and loving it, Then I had to Reinstall my Mac and now I am not able to get access to download a Arc Download, Waiting for the Link in my email, But Nothing yet. How can I get Arc Again ?
Hi, good article and loving Arc. Question - can I pay or pledge for Arc mobile in order to change the search away from Google? I straight up don't Google and it really bothers me. Thanks again, noticing and appreciating your Heartfelt Intensity.