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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 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 (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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