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App updates that you don't want to miss - January 8 edition

It has been busy recently in the App Store with a bunch of app updates landing on iOS and OS X. Grab a cup of joe and check out our list of notable updates from the past week or so!

Favs [iOS Universal, Category: Social Networking, $2.99] The app for your likes, stars, social bookmarks and favorites. Version 1.2 brings the following changes:

  • Ready for iPad! (Universal App)
  • Ready for iPhone 5

Phatpad [iPad, Category: Productivity, $4.99] More than another note-taking app, PhatPad turns your iPad into an advanced brainstorming tool. Version 2.5 brings the following changes:

  • New pen/color palette
  • Improved inking and app performance
  • Improved handwriting recognition
  • Bug fixes

Choremonster [iPhone, Category: Education, Free] Choremonster allows parents and kids to actually enjoy doing their chores. Version 1.1.2 brings the following changes:

  • Parents Section
  • Redesign of the Kids section
  • New Monster Carnival

PicFrame [iOS Universal, Category: Photography & Video, $0.99] PicFrame helps you combine multiple photos into frames and share them with your friends and family via Facebook, Email, Instagram, and more. Version 6.1 brings the following changes:

  • iPhone 5 support.
  • Added four more frames.
  • Sharing non square PicFrame images to Instagram are padded to * display the full PicFrame image.

CamScanner Pro [iPhone, Category: Productivity, $4.99] CamScanner turns your phone into a scanner and a fax machine. Version 1.7.0.0 brings the following changes:

  • Support to register CamScanner
  • Transfer fax balance with your account
  • Compatible with iPhone 5
  • Share with JPEG format
  • Support multiple tags
  • Sort documents by created time

Jingu Friends [iPhone, Category: Social Networking, Free] Find people to chat with on WhatsApp, Kik Messenger, Hookt & LiveProfile. Version 1.3 brings the following changes:

  • Tell others what you want to talk about in the all-new Topics area!
  • When chatting with someone, you can optionally send private messages.
  • You can now "like" a message that someone has posted.
  • Check out the latest messages and likes that you have received in the notification center in the menu.
  • Know how popular someone is by seeing how many people have viewed their profile, sent them a message, or liked their messages.
  • Don't like someone? Block them, and you'll never hear from them again!
  • Find new users more easily with age and gender filtering!

Monopoly [iPhone, Category: Games, $0.99] Monopoly now on your iPhone. Version 2.2.25 brings the following changes:

  • Turn off the Water Works – we're now enhanced for iPhone 5! Update now to make this classic look better than ever. We've also made behind-the-scenes fixes to keep everything running smoothly. Update now!)

Izik 1.1 [iPad, Category: Reference, Free] Izik (pronounced EYE-zik) is the first search engine that is optimized for the tablet. Version 1.1 brings the following changes:

  • Click the 'Demo' mode button, sit back, and enjoy a visually pleasing way of browsing content.
  • Sliding drawer navigation adds the ability to browse trending queries.
  • Facebook and Twitter share buttons within the in-app browser allow users to surface compelling content.
  • An all new design!

[PopClip] [OS X, Category: Utilities, $4.99] PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse in any app. Instantly access context-specific actions including cut, copy and paste. Version 1.4.4 brings the following changes:

  • PopClip is no longer limited to a maximum of 10 extensions (limit is now 22).
  • Extensions can now be re-ordered.
  • Other bug fixes.

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