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App updates you don't want to miss - June 21, 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.

iOS Apps

Task [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; $0.99] Task is the easiest way to plan your days: timeline + gestures. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:

  • iCloud
  • UniversalAnd
  • New interface
  • New task entry form
  • New past task management
  • Shake to undo
  • Multiline tasks
  • Performance improvement
  • Sound effects
  • New color themes and reminder tones
  • New icon

iVoxel [iOS Universal; Category: Music; $9.99] iVoxel is not only an amazingly sounding vocoder - the unique concept of iVoxel turns this vocoder into a singing machine. Version 2.5 brings the following changes:

  • Audiobus Sender/Filter
  • Audiobus Receiver with separate channels for Carrier and Modulator
  • Wide graphics for iPhone 5

djay [iPad; Category: Music; $4.99] djay transforms your iPad into a full–fledged DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your music library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists on your iPad. Version 1.6.5 brings the following changes:

  • Bug fixes, performance and stability improvements.

vjay [iPad; Category: Music; $9.99] vjay transforms your iPad into a cutting-edge mashup machine, directly integrated with the media libraries on your iPad. Version 1.2 brings the following changes:

  • Added new video content
  • Enabled Key
  • Lock (time stretching) on iPad 4

Shazam Encore [iOS Universal; Category: Music; $6.99] Shazam recognizes music and media playing around you. Version 6.1.0 brings the following changes:

  • New on iPhone in 6.1:
    • Shazam Pulse – Find fresh new music and preview from the trending real time charts
    • Friends – Smoother loading
    • New look tab bar
    • Settings is now located on the top left of the home screen
    • When a Friend tags, they appear in the tab bar
    • Chart updates are displayed in the tab bar
  • New on iPad in 6.1:

    • Easier to delete tags from Favorites
    • Improved stability in Friends feed
  • New on iPhone and iPad in 6.1:

    • Shazam Pulse – Discover new music by sampling of what's being tagged right now. To find it on your iPad, swipe right on the home screen. To find it on your iPhone swipe right in Pulse.

Temple Run: Oz [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $0.99] The most thrilling running experience now comes to the yellow brick road. Version 1.4 brings the following changes:

  • All-new China Girl – though tiny in size, she is packed with speed and a big attitude!

  • Brand new Oz costumes - run in top hat outfit or mysterious magician robe!

  • General performance enhancements and bug fixes

Toy Defense 2 [iPhone; Category: Games; $1.99] Set in WW2, this action/strategy game is packed with more levels, amazing new features, a big selection of fighting units for each world, and more intense action than ever. Version 1.1 brings the following changes:

  • 12 entirely new missions added to the Stalingrad world

Toy Defense 2 HD [iPad; Category: Games; $4.99] Set in WW2, this action/strategy game is packed with more levels, amazing new features, a big selection of fighting units for each world, and more intense action than ever. Version 1.1 brings the following changes:

  • 12 entirely new missions added to the Stalingrad world

Flipboard [iOS Universal; Category: News; Free] Flipboard is your personal magazine. Version 2.0.3 brings the following changes:

  • Invite contributors who share your passion to help create your magazine
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Tweetbot for Twitter [iPhone; Category: Social Networking; $2.99] Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch) Twitter client with a lot of personality. Version 2.8.1 brings the following changes:

  • Blend and smudge! Simulate watercolor diffusion, mix wet and dry ink with four new blending tools. The water brush blending tool is unique to Pen & Ink, and allows for controlled pigment diffusion in simulated wet paper.
  • User interface makeover.
  • App remembers recent tool settings and color choices.
  • Free version now allows full use of the five default brushes with the standard color palette. Paid users receive smudging, layers, 20 more brushes, custom colors, more color palettes, and no watermark in exported files.
  • Various bug fixes

Any.DO [iPhone; Category: Productivity; Free] Millions use Any.DO every day to remember all the things they want to do and make sure to get it done. Version 1.9.1 brings the following changes:

  • New icon and new UI

  • Stability improvements

  • Bug Fixes

PayPad [iOS Universal; Category: Business; $9.99] Pay Pad for Stripe makes it simple to quickly access your Stripe API data while on the go. Version 2.6 brings the following changes:

  • You can now control push notification settings for all of your Stripe accounts directly from the app!

  • New push notification sounds for charge declines/disputes, and other non-financial events!

Dots [iOS Universal; Category: Games; Free] Dots is a game about connecting. Version 1.7.1 brings the following changes:

  • Large, cleaner design for iPad, including...

  • 2x Mode!

  • Also a few performance optimizations and a special gift for all players

Comics by comiXology [iOS Universal; Category: Books; Free] ComiXology turns reading graphic novels and comics into a revolutionary experience with our patent pending Guided View technology and a buy-once, read anywhere platform that redefines how comics are read on digital devices. Version 3.3 brings the following changes:

  • Show Two Pages (iPad only): Two pages at one time? Is this madness? Yes, digital madness.

  • Fit to Width: Turn it on, turn it sideways, decide if it's cool. We think it is.

  • French language navigation. Génial!

  • Bugs = squashed

Wake N Shake Alarm Clock [iPhone; Category: Productivity; $1.99] Wake N Shake Alarm Clock is the original merciless alarm clock, packed with features. The only way to shut it off is by shaking the iPhone like crazy. No snooze button. You can't lower the volume. No mercy. Version 4.0.1 brings the following changes:

  • Complete redesign: now faster, simpler, snappier UI, and 300% more beautiful.

  • Gorgeous Night Sky: Wake N Shake will dim into the night sky when left idle

  • A quicker way to set up quick naps

  • Animated Zzzz...

  • 50% less megabytes (that's right, Wake N Shake is lighter now).

Pen & Ink [iPad; Category: Productivity; Free] A beautiful notebook with watercolor, pen, and pencil, for creators of all kinds. Version 2.4 brings the following changes:

Mailbox [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; Free] Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Version 1.3.1 brings the following changes:

  • portrait support for iPad
  • bug fixes

One Kings Lane [iOS Universal; Category: Lifestyle; Free] One Kings Lane is the leading online destination for the home. Every day, we launch new sales offering exceptional value on top-brand, vintage, and designer items. Version 2.0.1 brings the following changes:

  • New design enables you to browse items effortlessly and explore beautiful product imagery

  • Share products with friends via text message and email

  • Set reminders for upcoming sales

  • Shop Vintage & Market Finds for a dynamic mix of vintage and antique items

  • See more products at a glance on your iPhone 5 screen

  • Minor fixes

OS X Apps

Evernote [OS X; Category: Productivity; Free] Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more. Version 5.1.4 brings the following changes:

  • Reminders: Never forget important and in-progress notes

  • Enhanced security with XAuth

  • Redesigned top and side list views

  • New text styles: Superscript (CMD Ctrl +) and Subscript (CMD Ctrl -)

  • Edit your Saved Searches

Byword [OS X; Category: Productivity; $9.99] Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac. Version 2.0.2 for OS X and iOS brings the following changes:

  • Fixes an crash converting text to lists or quotations in plain text mode

  • Better support for self-hosted WordPress blogs

  • More flexibility in what is accepted when publishing to Evernote

  • Improved details on publishing errors

  • Also, this is the last time you will have to restore the Premium in-app purchase after an update. Sorry for the inconvenience.

ReadKit [OS X; Category: News; $4.99] ReadKit is a full-featured read later and RSS client that supports services from Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, Delicious, Fever and NewsBlur and has built-in RSS capabilities. Version 2.0.1 brings the following changes:

  • Added "Mark all as read"

Airmail [OS X; Category: Utilities; $1.99] Introducing Airmail - the powerful mail client with a minimal design and intuitive interaction. Version 1.0.4 brings the following changes:

  • New Send again
  • New Delayed Send
  • New CloudApp Attachments Support
  • New Droplr Attachment Support
  • New GoogleTM Drive Attachment Support
  • New Menu Bar Icon
  • New Paste plain text
  • New Key 0 disable all filters
  • New Localization in 19 languages (Thanks to our supporters around the world)
  • New Preference to disable Table animation
  • New Preference to disable Dock icon Balloon
  • New Preference For signature above or below the quote
  • New Preference to disable GPU to save battery usage.
  • New Preference to act as Gmail for some undetected Gmail/Google Apps Accounts
  • New Preference Use only System contacts
  • New Open Directory contact search
  • New Subfolders creation
  • Fixed QuickReply in Text Only
  • Fixed sync of unread archived messages on mobile
  • Fixed a Kernel Panic on MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)
  • Fixed glitch in pull to refresh
  • Fixed glitch in Message search
  • Fixed Empty trash
  • Fixed Body fetches
  • Fixed Folder Mappings
  • Fixed LTR shortcut
  • Fixed Search on message in open view

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