What? You only use your Mac for productivity and efficiency? You’re all work and no play? What you need is a day with a real onscreen Mac blender. iBlendit, if you will.
Grab those photos of your ex-spouse or significant other and blend away using iBlendit on your Mac.
Go ahead. It’s colorful. It’s fun. It’s therapeutic. It’s sanctioned by the American Psychiatric Association (or, it should be; they’re all Mac users, right?).
Frankly, between you and me, I couldn’t find any other good use for iBlendit. It’s an onscreen blender, customizable to different colors and styles.
iBlender does one thing very well. It blends photos (click on a blender image for a pop-up larger view).
Blending cannot get much easier. Download iBlendit, unzip and drag it to your Applications folder.
Preferences are few but self explanatory. Change the color to a blender that matches your mood at the time you’re ready to shred your ex’s photos.
Orange, red, blue, green, whatever the mood or fancy for the moment. They joy will either leave quickly and quietly or you’ll become addicted and begin blending and shredding photos of your children.
Choose four different styles of blender from Retro to Vintage to Modern to Solid (??). The look doesn’t change much and never alters the blending process.
Then, grab some photos of whomever or whatever you’d like to see blended and shredded into little bitty digital bits of blur NEVER TO BE HEARD OF AGAIN!!
Sorry. I got carried away by the anticipation of it all.
iBlendit does pretty much one thing, though it does it well. It blends photos. Drag and drop is the order of the day. Grab some photos and drop them into iBlendit. They won’t splash or make a mess. Clean up is easy.
Once you’ve selected a few photos of that once significant other who now has horns growing out of his or her head, or photos of a relative that just couldn’t be related to you, click the Blend button.
iBlendit starts up like a real blender but in slow motion. The little blades begin to whir, complete with a whirring noise, and slowly pick up speed. Then they chop and slice and dice and shred and julienne their way through your photos.
In the end, you’re left with a blender full of shredded photos, a digital voodoo full of hope in your eyes, and a swirling, murky pool of a relationship that once was but is no more, and good riddance again.
iBlender is the perfect Mac companion to help you dispose of photos and images that bring back haunting memories. For example, how would you feel about blending a photo of your ex’s new friend, or your ex’s lawyer, or your boss, or that car salesman you loathe?
See? It’s therapeutic. There’s got to be some value in that.
iBlendit costs nothing, though donations are always nice, so say developers who create cool stuff and forget to charge for it.
Oh, one more button. iBlendit has an eject button, which I wish was standard on every blender, including my Jack LaLanne juicer. The Eject button ejects all the shredded and blended bits of your photos. I don’t know where it goes but when it’s done the blender is perfectly clean and empty again.
With modern technology being what it is, why doesn’t my Kenmore blender do that?
What’s missing? iBlendit needs to do more just blend and shred photos. Files and documents would make good juice, too. iShredder, anyone? Try at your own risk. It’s colorful and addictive.