App updates you don't want to miss -- January 21 edition
It has been another busy week 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 few days!
2Do: Tasks Done in Style [iOS Universal, Category: Productivity, $9.99] From a simple checklist to full-blown project management, 2Do is an incredibly powerful task manager that lets you focus on what's important. Version 2.8.3 brings the following changes:
- New built-in search presets including alltasks, subtasks, and scheduled.
- Auto-backups can now be manually deleted from the Manage Auto-Backups screen
- Bug fixes and stability improvements
Reeder [iPhone, Category: News, $2.99] Client for Fever, Readability and Google Reader. Version 3.0.6 brings the following changes:
- Slide right/left to send to QUOTE.fm Read (see Settings App Settings Slide Right/Left to)
- Fixed Crash while syncing
- Fixed Crash when opening an article
- Fixed Adding subscriptions
- Fixed No sound when playing videos
Mr. Reader [iPad, Category: News, $3.99] Mr. Reader is a RSS news reader for your iPad that synchronizes with your Google Reader account. Version 1.11 brings the following changes:
- Added a generic solution to open 3rd party Browsers by using their URL schemes.
- Replaced all previously hard coded 3rd party Browsers with the new generic solution
- Added Apollo Browser, Dolphin Browser, Maven Web Browser+ to the Browser examples
- Added a generic solution to open other 3rd party Apps by using their URL schemes.
- Replaced all previously hard coded Apps (Blogsy, OmniFocus, Terminology, Things) with the new generic solution
- Added the following to the App examples: Articles, Drafts, HootSuite, Papers, Poster, Search Google, Search Wikipedia
- Send your added App and Browser configurations (generic solution) to other Mr. Reader users by mail. They can import/install them directly from the Mail App.
- Added a generic mail actions solution for services like Springpad that can process mails. Also with export and import functionality.
- Added App.net (ADN) as a new service
- Added Toodledo (Notebooks) as a new service
- Added LinkedIn as a new service
- New Articles Table option to mark articles automatically as read on open in the article view as before or manually
- Left-hand users: Exchange the location of the subscriptions (folders/feeds/etc.) and articles table: Settings -> Miscellaenous -> Subscriptions And Articles Table
InstaWeather Pro [iPhone, Category: Weather, $0.99] Place a perfect weather report on top of your Instagram photo. Version 1.9.4 brings the following changes:
- location service fix for Beijing, Shanghai and other big cites in China
- more detailed locations in Australia & Norway
- now Bronx is Bronx not just New York
- fixes for gallery picture crashes
Brewster Address Book [iPhone, Category: Productivity, Free] Brewster merges all of your contacts from your favorite social network sites and communication services to create personalized and dynamic profiles. Version 1.5 brings the following changes:
- Updated user interface for smoother navigation and search
- Sync your Brewster address book with your iPhone address book
StumbleUpon [iOS Universal, Category: Entertainment, Free] StumbleUpon takes the boring ol' Internet and makes it way more awesome by only showing you stuff you like. Tap the Stumble button and come get lost in a wonderland of videos, photos, and webpages personalized just for you.
- New Home Page - Enjoy a newly updated home page with quick access to Lists, what's trending, and social activity in StumbleUpon.
- Lists - Explore, stumble through, and get addicted to following Lists that others have created.
- Slide - Pull down to reveal cool facts about each page and why you're seeing it.
- Refresh - Quickly refresh any stumble by pulling down on the page.
InstaInspire + [iOS Universal, Category: Photography & Video, $0.99] InstaInspire is the an idea sketching photo app with a built-in digital recorder. Version 1.3 brings the following changes:
- Fixed architecture errors to help with crashes
- Placed target to 4.3 from 5.0 (for older devices)
Trulia [iOS Universal, Category: Lifestyle, Free] Trulia's real estate app helps you find the perfect home, wherever you are. Just tap and see a map and photos of nearby homes for sale or apartments for rent. Version 5.7 brings the following changes:
- Easily distinguish the newest properties on the market
- See school and amenity markers right on your map
- Get median price and school rating info for any city
PinYinPal [iPad, Category: Games, Free] PinYinPal teaches players to read, recognize, and define Mandarin characters in a fun, simple game. Version 1.0.2 brings the following changes:
- Audio support for Dictionary and Word Finder
- Game Log updates
- Additional Tutorial
- Additional social integration
- Numerous bug fixes
Packing Pro [iOS Universal, Category: Travel, $2.99] Packing Pro is a pro version of the popular Packing app. Version 8.3 brings the following changes:
- Added MULTI-DELETE/COPY/MOVE/SET for Master Catalog, packing lists, people & bags
- Added a 'FAVORITES' category & functions for quick, simple list-making
- Added 'remaining items' BADGES to home screen lists, as well as app icon (optional)
- List notes are now optionally shown on the home screen
- Nicer deletion animations for packing list items & categories
- Extra Person & Bag icons added
- 14 extra font choices added (Customized Design)
- New iOS 6.0 Facebook & Twitter integration
- Fixed some bugs with duplicate list items & capitalizing/uncap. names
- Quicker, easier way to enter item values
- Disabled the annoying keyboard auto-popup on iPads when viewing item details
Hoozin [iPhone, Category: Social Networking, Free] Hoozin is a free group chat that allows you and your friends to interact without losing the special vibe and dynamics that you have in real life. Version 5.8 brings the following changes:
- The return of the swiping wheel.
- iPhone 5 support
- Friends of friends - see more hoozin users in your friends tab
- Bug fixes
Dolphin Browser [iPhone, Category: Productivity, Free] Use Dolphin's tabbed browsing and share any web content instantly to your favorite social networks and send between desktop and mobile devices. Version 7.0 brings the following changes:
- One-tap Share: Right from Dolphin, you can tweet webpages, post them to Facebook, or share them via email
- Remember Everything: Clip web content while browsing Dolphin and save it directly to Evernote (Beta) or Box
- Dolphin Connect lets you Send to Device and sync between desktop and mobile
- Wifi Broadcast: Share with your friends by sending them a web page instantly through a shared wifi
- Customize Dolphin: Set Dolphin to open to the home screen or all tabs from your previous session
- Various stability and performance improvements
Angry Birds Space [OS X, Category: Games, $4.99] Angry Birds Space features over 160 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity. Version 1.4.0 brings the following changes:
- Make a splash in 30 NEW LEVELS!
- Get ready for the ultimate underwater boss level!
- Three-star levels for 3 new bonus levels!
Kaleidoscope 2 [OS X, Category: Developer Tools, $34.99] Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text, images, and folders. Review and merge changes with the this file comparison application. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Added support for merging text documents using a Two-Way interface in Text Scope.
- Added version control integration for merging and resolving conflicts using a Three-Way interface in Text Scope.
- Folder Scope
- Kaleidoscope Snippets and Services
- Clipboard Support
- Kaleidoscope now supports resolving merge conflicts for images.
- Added support for Full Screen on Lion and Mountain Lion.
- Full support for Macs with Retina displays.
- Substantially updated and modernized user interface.
- Added support for sending arbitrary changesets and partial changsets with ksdiff.
- Added support for arbitrary merges and diffs using ksdiff.
- Integration with third-party tools now requires installation of the ksdiff command-line tool from the Integration window.
- Stability improvements and bug fixes to ksdiff.
- General bug fixes and stability improvements.
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