SILVERBACK IS BACK
A link with multiple interesting pieces of information:
1. Clearleft is working on Silverback 3 (awesome Mac app to record usability sessions)
2. They decided to postpone the release to fix usability issues with the app. "It’s actually quite fun designing a usability test to study the behaviour of people running usability tests — all very meta."
3. Some of the usability issues were related to the new flat visual style of Yosemite.
"For instance the trend for flat button styles left users unsure which elements were clickable. Essentially Yosemite had stripped the affordances away. While these issues will hopefully resolve themselves over time, as people become familiar with Yosemite, we didn’t want to launch a usability testing tool with such basic usability problems. Instead we set about crafting a whole new set of UI components, with the added benefit of giving the app more personality."
So looking forward to Silverback 3.