App updates for iOS and OS X that you don't want to miss - December 13 edition
It has been busy in the App Store with a bunch of updates for popular apps such as Readdle's PDF Expert, 1Password and more. Check out our comprehensive list of notable updates from the past few days below!
OS X Updates
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 [OS X, Category: Photography, $149.99] Adjust, organize and share your images. Changes in version 4.3 include:
- HiDPI support within the Library and Develop Modules. HiDPI provides support for Retina-enabled Macs.
- Additional raw file support for 20 cameras including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D600 and Olympus PEN E-PL5
- Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.
Gemini for Mac [OS X, Category: Utilities, $9.99] Gemini will quickly find and help you remove duplicates from your Mac. Changes in version 1.4 include:
- Dramatically improved Auto Select algorithm. Now it works way better and more precisely. Auto Select can now be additionally customized to meet user preference.
- Entire albums or events can be auto-selected at once in your iTunes and iPhoto libraries.
- Improved forward compatibility with iPhoto and iTunes.
- Added Japanese Localization.
- Fixed the bug of occasional inability to remove videos from iPhoto libraries.
Folding Text [OS X, Category: Productivity, $24.99] Folding Text auto-formats your document into sections, lists, and paragraphs. Changes in version 1.1 include:
- Welcome text is only shown on the first launch.
- Markdown escape sequences are now highlighted.
- Repeat tags or tags that use reserved words are not highlighted.
- New window location is set from last positioned window.
- Menu item choice changes are used as defaults for new documents.
- When saving suggest filename based on from document content.
- Don't delete backward over folded region, beep instead.
- Collapsing a childless node will collapse it's parent instead.
- Scroll to selection when setting selection from AppleScript.
- Now refresh document view if file is changed by another app.
- Fixed Items > Change Type > Codeblock now works.
- Fixed Copy as RTF to work correctly with characters such as Æ Ø Å.
- Fixed File path links for absolute and relative paths now work.
- Fixed No longer show spelling errors in smart links.
- Fixed Inline link highlighting that included title attributes.
- Fixed Console.app warnings displayed on FoldingText launch.
- Fixed Finding text in last section works even if it's collapsed.
- Fixed Finding text works correctly when the view is focused in.
- Fixed Bold highlighting now works in tabindented blockquotes.
- Fixed Internal crashes caused by invalid AppleScript parameters.
- Fixed Cases where link URLs could inadvertently be deleted.
- Fixed so **two** **bolds**, one after the other are recognized.
- This release also makes lots of changes to expand the AppleScript support. It adds support for more precise selection control, read/write access to the view node path, and the ability to expand and collapse nodes. It also adds an HTTP style interface that's easy to use from other languages and might make more sense to web programmers. See User's Guide > AppleScript Support for more information.
Hammer [OS X, Category: Developer Tools, $23.99] Hammer helps you build out websites with support for HTML includes, SASS and Coffeescript parsing and Clever Paths and more. Changes in version 1.0.5 include:
- Bug fixes!
- New and improved, faster compiler!
- New warnings - see more about your project
Tweetbot for Mac [OS X, Category: Social Networking, $19.99] Full-featured Mac OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Changes in version 1.1 include:
- New global hot keys for show/hide and new tweets available in preferences
- New "All Tweets" notification preference available (10.8 only)
- If you pin timeline to top in preferences it will now also pin other non-streaming columns to the top (searches, lists, etc)
- Added support for visual sync marker
- Keyboard shortcuts for Read Later and Email Tweet
- Trends now autorefresh if used in a column
- Clicking menu bar item rows will now open main window if needed. Will also go to correct space if main window is on a different space/desktop
- Moom and Tweetbot are now better friends
- Fixed issue where draft with images weren't shown when you loaded a draft
- Fixed issue when home timeline displaying a list wasn't being synced nor showing correct unread tweets.
- Fixed issue where scrolling via keyboard was not updating the position properly (affected Tweetmarker and iCloud)
- Fixed crash when switching main timeline between a bunch of lists and then closing that column
- Fixed issue dragging windows to secondary screens if they were vertically aligned
- Fixed issue where notification sounds were playing even if you had Sound: None set
- Fixed issue with Reading List requiring a login
- Fixed issue with not respecting global auto-spell correction preferences
- Fixed issue with double tap on trackpad not behaving like right click in some places
- Fixed issue with j/k keys on dvorak keyboard
- Fixed issue where couldn't refresh columns in secondary windows using keyboard shortcut
- Fixed issue where pressing enter would send the tweet instead of select a username
DropCopy Pro [OS X, Category: Productivity, $14.99] Easily and quickly send files and folders to multiple destinations across your network by simply dragging files onto recipients in a popup window. Changes in version 1.8.3 include:
- Restores the preference to hide DropCopy in the dock (i.e., running in the background)
Waffle [OS X, Category: Photography, $9.99] Easy-to-use photomosaic app. Changes in version 1.1 include:
- Retina support
- User interface fixes
Anytune Pro + [iOS Universal, Category: Music, $16.99] Slow down music, choose the perfect pitch, and learn to play by ear using Anytune Pro+ Changes in version 3.5 include:
- Anytune Pro HQ is now known as Anytune Pro+
- ReTune - Associate a tempo, pitch or delay time with marks
- Built-in Recording
- Export a tuned track via Email or Open-In
- Search for Tunes, Songs, Playlists, Artists and Albums
- Change sort order of Tunes list: Manual, Alphabetical, Date Imported, Date Last Played
- Delayed playback start
- User defined preset names for audio marks
- Autoplay option on mark selection
- Ability to shift loop from A->B or B->A and 1/2 or x2 the size of the loop
- Set default tempo, pitch and gain for newly imported songs
- Enhanced help menu
- Improved Facebook and Twitter sharing options
- Loop once option
- Graphical UI enhancements
Facebook [iOS Universal, Category: Social Networking, Free] The Facebook app lets you post to your wall and view your friend's status updates on your phone or tablet. Changes in version 5.3 include:
- Post your photos to albums and enjoy a speedier app.
- You can now choose an album when uploading photos
- News feed loads more quickly
- Completely rebuilt timeline opens faster on your iPhone
Van Gogh's Dream [iPad, Category: Reference, $9.99] The Van Gogh's Dream application allows you to discover or to rediscover the painter, his art, his drawings, his letters and his technique. Changes in version 1.1 include:
- A new interactive map showing the places where Van Gogh lived and how his work evolved through his life as a painter
- Ten paintings from the Auvers period in HD
- An additional chapter about Van Gogh's love for flowers which eventually fathered his spectacular Sunflowers
- An interactive feature showing how Van Gogh used his typical, thick layers of paint
- Enhanced reading for retina display
Shazam Encore [iPhone, Category: Music, $6.99] Identify songs in as little as one second, preview or buy the track, get streaming lyrics, YouTube videos and more. (Shazam) Red, a special edition version of Shazam that helps fight AIDS in Africa is also updated with the same changes noted below. Changes in version 5.5.0 include:
- All new Tagging screen that responds to the sounds around you
- Tagging without coverage? Shazam now matches automatically when you next have a connection
- Search My Tags – scroll up to the top of the My Tags to search for artists, titles, tag dates and tag locations
- Share tags on Google+
- For VoiceOver users, Shazam now has a "magic tap": start tagging immediately with a two-finger double-tap from anywhere in the app
- Pull to Refresh restored to Shazam Friends
- Sharing Tags on Facebook now uses the iOS native sharing screen
PDF Expert from Readdle [iPad, Category: Productivity, $9.99] PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes, fill forms, draw with your finger and save changes so they are compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Changes in version 4.4 include:
- GoogleDrive sync
- PDF Convertor integration
- Sharefile integration
- German localization
- Faster viewer (esp. thumbnails view)
- Auto save
- Protect PDF files from corruption
- Can scroll page out of the tabs now
Groupon HD [iPad, Category: Lifestyle, Free] Groupon brings you unbeatable deals for 50–90% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities and eleven fiefdoms around the world. Changes in version 1.5 include:
- A gorgeous new gallery view for deals so you can pretend you're a fancy art critic.
- An all-new "Nearby" tab for finding out what's close to you when you fall asleep on the bus again.
- Improved Facebook iOS 6 integration for sharing your deals or listing your new relationship with Groupon.
- Support for promotional and gift codes, which is just neat.
- International accessibility to buy Groupons in Singapore, Sweden, Netherlands, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil, and most basements.
SoundHound [iOS Universal, Category: Music, Free] : Blazing fast music recognition. Changes in version 5.2.1 include:
- Improved search speed and accuracy
- Bug fixes
Flickr [iPhone, Category: Photo & Video, Free] Connect to the world's largest photo-sharing site in the palm of your hand. Changes in version 2.00.762 include:
- Complete redesign of the previous version
- Simple sign-up and registration process
- 16 unique camera filters
- Full Groups capabilities
- Explore interesting photos from around the world and nearby
Fantastical [iPhone, Category: Productivity, $1.99] Fast and friendly calendar app. Changes in version 1.0.1 include:
- Added default alarms (more alarm improvements are coming!)
- Added Facebook badges to Facebook events
- Improved performance when scrolling the DayTicker
- Fixed crashes and other issues when loading very large numbers of events
- Fixed minor locale problems with days of the week and dates (Japanese, Korean, and German in particular)
- Various fixes and improvements
360 Panorama [iOS Universal, Category: Photo & Video, $0.99e] 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a 360-degree panoramic camera. Changes in version 4.3.1 include:
- Our computer vision doctors performed a vision check-up and calibration for the new cameras on the iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad mini, and iPad (4th generation). Perfect 360-360 vision!
- Exporting and emailing flat images is now 2X faster on devices with iOS5+.
- We tracked down and squashed some rare crash bugs during import and when deleting multiple panoramas.
Plex [iOS Universal, Category: Entertainment, $4.99] Plex lets you stream your music, videos and photos from your home computers running Plex Media Server. Changes in version 3.0.2 include:
- NEW: Use local IP information from myPlex.
- NEW: Alert when starting playback on a remote player.
- NEW: More informative alerts when playback fails.
- NEW: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to quickly change connectivity settings.
- FIX: The "Prefer Synced Content" setting wasn't working.
- FIX: Direct Play wasn't working over remote connections.
- FIX: Stream selection wasn't working on iPad for certain content.
- FIX: Filter list wasn't updated when switching between online & offline mode.
- FIX: Synced content wasn't playable from detail view.
- FIX: New content had incorrect view counts & wasn't syncable when accessed for the first time.
- FIX: Faster responses when deleting items.
- FIX: Playback of certain queued/recommended content wasn't working.
- FIX: Other miscellaneous crashes.
Twitterrific 5 [iOS Universal, Category: Social Networking, $2.99] Twitter client that is easy to understand and simple to use. Changes in version 5.0.1 include:
- Swiping left or right with two fingers now switches dark and light themes
- Checkmark icons are now displayed for verified users in lists
- Added sound effects to swipe gestures
- An in-app notification is displayed when Dark Theme at Night changes
- Added in-app notification when posting a new tweet or message
- Timelines can now scroll to the marker without displaying it
- A loading bar is now displayed when a picture is taking a long time to load
- Added Pinboard support for bookmarking links and tweets
- Various improvements to VoiceOver
- Toggling the unified timeline setting now updates the screen immediately
- Made the swipe gestures easier to trigger
- The pull-to-refresh control now operates more smoothly
- You can now hit space or tab to auto-complete the first user match
- Lists and searches in the sidebar now refresh periodically
- OMG PIXELS!
- When you reply to a message, you can now see it in the compose view
- Displaying follower and following lists is now much faster
- App help can now be opened in Safari
- Fixed a problem in the search view when using shake-to-undo
- Fixed a crash caused by closing a conversation thread while it was loading
- You can now send just a photo without any tweet text
- Improved performance in the settings screen
- Emailed and bookmarked tweets now use long URLs
- Added a confirmation dialog when deleting tweets and messages
- Fixed display problems in right-to-left languages, such as Arabic
- Previously uploaded images are no longer attached to other tweets
Jingu Friends [iPhone, Category: Social Networking, Free] Find people to chat with on WhatsApp, Kik, Hookt and LiveProfile. Changes in version 1.1.0 include:
- Want to see the latest people that have joined your city or country? Check out the "New People" view from the menu!
- We've also squashed a few bugs and improved performance. Yes!
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter