What we do

Products: We build agile web applications aimed at individuals, freelancers and small businesses. Our apps have free and paid accounts, mobile phone support and web APIs.

Research: We're currently designing Mac desktop software and iPhone apps.

Commissions: Helicoid commissions art, get in touch for more info.

About us

Team: Alex Young is the company founder, developer and designer of Helicoid's apps. Yuka Young is a copywriter and manages customer support. Kevin Ford is our systems administrator.

Location: Helicoid is based in London, England.

Press: Visit our press resources for high quality icons and more.

Other projects


Wed Apr 25

Helipad's PDF generator now supports UTF-8 characters. The previous PDF exporter was a temporary solution that just worked on plain old-fashioned ASCII text, but this upgraded version should perf...

Fri Feb 18

Tiktrac's graphs, which we've been using for about 4 years, have been replaced. The new ones should look cleaner and improve page loading times. This update also has several small improvements: ...

Thu Jan 06

I've just rolled out an update to Helipad that adds an archive feature. Documents can now be archived, which makes them read-only and invisible to applications that sync with Helipad. If you've go...

Fri Nov 19

We've outgrown the server we use for Helipad, Tiktrac, Deadline, and Ebiwrite, so it's being upgraded. There may be some downtime on Wednesday 24th November as we move the data over to the new ser...

Mon Nov 15

Helipad has been redesigned with a brand new interface. The dashboard is gone -- all navigation and document management can be performed from the same document screen. There's a file drawer on t...

Tue Oct 12

Deadline's repeating events were handled in a slightly confusing manner. The old behaviour was to create a new deadline each time the reminder date came around. That was fine, except the behaviou...

Wed Sep 29

Deadline has always been a little bit obtuse about some things, in particular editing deadlines and repeating events. I've just added an edit form (pictured above) that has a repeat field, so edi...

Wed May 05

Helipad is now available over secure connections with SSL. Just visit https://helipadapp.com. It's worth adding to your bookmarks. All content is optionally served over SSL, including login and ...

Sun Apr 25

Helipad now a new look! The changes are focused on improving productivity and making the app feel faster. These design changes are a year in the making -- after many false starts I feel like we'v...

Thu Mar 18

Helipad has been updated to include multiple tag search. If you visit /document/tags/tag1 tag2 tag3 it will display documents that match all of the tags. The web interface needs to be updated to s...