App updates you don't want to miss -- June 7, 2013 edition
It has been a busy few weeks 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 weeks! You can also follow them on a rolling basis on our website.
Updated iOS Apps
Runtastic PRO GPS Running, Walking & Fitness Tracker [iPhone; Category: Health & Fitness; $4.99] Runtastic PRO uses GPS to map your sport and fitness activities, such as: running, jogging, or walking. Version 2.1.1 includes:
- Colored traces (pace, speed, elevation, grade, heart rate)
- Support of OpenStreetMap
- New mode: Choose your map orientation (true north or the direction you are heading)
- Japanese voice feedback
- Numerous small improvements & minor bug fixes
Boxer * Your inbox for Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL & more [iPhone; Category: Productivity; Free] Boxer is the first mobile email app to combine the best of your favorite mail features with some major improvements to help you get things done on the go. Version 3.0.4 includes:
- 3.0 Boxer Release
PicsPlay Pro [iOS Universal; Category: Photography & Video; $1.99] PicsPlay Pro is a universal photo editor with optimized user interfaces for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch devices. Version 2.0 includes:
- Main preview in original
- Duplicate stamps
- Improved stamps UX
- Changed effects in FX Studio
- Text 2.0 upgrade
Halftone 2 [iPad; Category: Photography & Video; Free] Halftone 2 re-imagines what it means to turn your photos into professionally-themed comic book pages on a touch device. Version 1.0.1 includes:
- New "experimental" 3D anaglyph feature preview * yes, comics in 3D!
- New square layout for use with Instagram in free version (user request)
- New 3-panel layout in free version
- Additional "electric balloon" caption style in free version (user request)
- New arrow and exclamation point stamps in free version (user requests)
- Additional stamps now in free version (user request)
- Additional paper texture in free version (user request)
- Improved multi-page PDF and CBZ export stability
- Corrected ability to send images to Instagram app
- Added "do not backup" to appropriate files (user request)
- Fixed bugs and improved performance
Over [iOS Universal; Category: Photography & Video; $0.99] Add beautiful text and artwork to your photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram. Version 2.0.1 includes:
- ADD ARTWORK
- THE MARKETPLACE
- INSTALL YOUR OWN FONTS
- PRECISION TEXT EDITING
- BETTER, FASTER, FRIENDLIER INTERFACE
- UPLOAD TO PINTEREST
YoWindow [iOS Universal; Category: Weather; Free] YoWindow is a unique new weather app showing a living landscape that reflects your actual weather. Version 1.1 includes:
- iPad and iPad retina!
- Astronomy: Sunrise, Sunset, Moon phase, day length
- Dock mode * keep display on
- iPhone 3GS: pixel perfect text
Tapestry [iOS Universal; Category: Entertainment; Free] Tapestry stories are beautiful short stories that move forward through simple taps. Version 2.0 includes:
- Explore stories by categories and tags
- Subscribe to your favorite Tapestry authors
- Search the entire Tapestry library!
- Save stories in app or on web to read later
- App and web reading history saved to read later
- Notifications when authors and friends publish new stories
- Other hidden gems just for you
Kona Mobile [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; Free] Kona is an online space for any group to privately connect, organize, discuss, and get things done together. Version 2.1.0 includes:
- You can now invite people to spaces
- New global notifications for Kona activities
- Ability to accept space invitations
- New pull down options bar for tasks and events
- View tasks by task list
- Improvements to the synch experience when coming out of sleep mode
- Various bug fixes
Amplitube [iPhone; Category: Music; $19.99] Turn your iPhone®/iPod touch® into the ultimate mobile guitar-and-bass multi-FX processor and DAW recording studio with AmpliTube. iPad version also updated. Version 3.0 and 3.0.1 includes:
- Fixed an issue that caused Amplitube to freeze at startup
- Fixed a compatibility issue for projects saved with versions prior to v2.9
- Global improvements to the STUDIO feature
- Studio section* (available via in-app purchase) offers DAW features such as cut/copy paste, normalize, fade in/out, punch in/out recording and much more
- AutoFreeze feature allows for full effects chain on every recorder track
- iRig HD owners are entitled to four special gear models which are not available anywhere else for iOS: Metal W (amp), Metal 150 (amp), Wharmonator (fx), X-Flanger (fx)
Minecraft Pocket Edition [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $6.99] Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures. Version 0.7.1 includes:
- Fixed bugs with
Echofon for Twitter [iOS Universal; Category: Social Networking; $4.99] Echofon is the fastest, most powerful Twitter app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and the ONLY free app with Push Notifications and Inline Photo Previews. Version 6.2 includes:
- New themes for iPad!
- New unread tweets icon in timelines.
- Tweet layout improvements :)
- Resolves auto-scrolling issue when using streaming.
- Resolves auto-scrolling issue when searching.
- Improved TMI usage.
- Improves layout for larger fonts.
- 2 common crash fixes.
- Other fixes and tweaks.
Updated OS X Apps
Magic Window [OS X; Category: Entertainment; $4.99] Watch as time and light slowly paint the skies beautiful colors and the cities transform from day to night and back again. Version 1.5 includes:
- New scenes from Paris, Amsterdam, Scotland, Iceland, New York City, and more! 17 new scenes (93 total!)
- Fully refreshed user interface
- Many scenes remastered (including Mt. Shasta)
- Scene description on desktop (see Preferences)
- Keyboard shortcuts (see Preferences)
- Redesigned menu bar navigation
- Faster load time especially on older devices
- Fixed bug causing blank thumbnails on 10.6
- Various bug fixes
BBEdit [OS X; Category: Developer Tools; $49.99] BBEdit is the leading professional text, code, and markup editor for the Macintosh. Version 10.5.4 includes:
- Contains fixes for customer-reported issues.
Analog [OS X; Category: Photography & Video; $4.99] Analog makes it easy to improve your photos with a stunning selection of filters and borders. Version 1.3 includes:
- Adds 8 stunning new filters from Analog Camera for iPhone & iPod touch
LaunchBar [OS X; Category: Productivity; $35] Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it's only a few keystrokes away. Version 5.5 includes:
- LaunchBar 5.5 adds a new feature called "Snippets"
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