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App updates you don't want to miss


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

  • Transloader [iOS Universal; Category: Utilities; Free] Transloader lets you download URLs from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Mac via iCloud. Version 2.0 now features an iOS 7 design, stores URLs from your clipboard instead of asking you to act on them right away, provides better feedback on the progress of downloads on your Mac, and allows you to share URLs with other users of Transloader via AirDrop

  • Listen: The Gesture Music Player [iPhone; Category: Music; Free] A music player you can use without looking at it. Version 2.0.2 adds An option to show or hide iCloud music items, Two-finger volume control, Two-finger scrubbing control, support for background app refresh and more.

  • Halftone 2 [iOS Universal; Category: Photography & Video; $1.99] Halftone 2 re-imagines what it means to turn your photos into professionally-themed comic book pages on a touch device. Version 1.1.8 adds faster processing, iTunes file sharing, Aviary image cropping tool and more.

  • Hipjot [iPhone; Category: Productivity; $1.99] Hipjot is a slick notes app, featuring a unique slide keyboard that lets you input words SUPER fast. Version 2.12 adds a new topright menu for the notes page, support for QWERTZ, AZERTY, DVORAK, COLEMAK, geolocation and more.

  • Hatch [iPhone; Category: Games; $1.99] What if a tiny pet hatched on your phone? If it loved you, would you love it back? Version 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 adds a new exchange program for unwanted blankets and decor items, new blankets and fixes.

  • Fragment [iOS Universal; Category: Photography & Video; $1.99] With Fragment, you now have the power to transform any image into totally unique, one-of-a-kind prismatic art you'll want to share with everyone. Version 1.2 adds 8 new shapes and stability improvements to solve some crashing issues.

  • News Republic [iOS Universal; Category: News; Free] THE definitive news app with an elegant design, unrivaled news coverage and a simple, delightful interface optimized for iPhone and iPad. Version 4 overhauls the iPhone app with a new look and new One Feed view that allows you to read all your topics and the latest important articles in one place.

  • Puffin Web Browser [iOS Universal; Category: Utilities; $2.88] . Puffin Web Browser is the premium version of the Puffin family, and comes with unlimited hours of Adobe Flash support over cloud. Version 3.5.1 adds P2P Flash Video support and bug fixes.

  • MindNode [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; $9.99] MindNode makes mind mapping easy. Version 3.0.2 adds the the ability to open documents in a folder using a URL scheme, makes improvements in text editing, outline mode and more.

  • Todo - To-Do & Task List [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; $4.99] Todo - The ORIGINAL To-Do and Task List is the world's first, and one of the most popular, powerful, and award-winning to-do list and task manager iOS apps. Version 7.0.3 adds support for the new version of TextExpander, improves quick menu and screen navigation performance and more.

  • Faded [iPhone; Category: Photography & Video; $0.99] Faded is the premier all-in-one photo editing app for the iPhone. Version 1.2 now saves camera settings, shows a higher resolution image in Grid Preview, and bug fixes.

  • VLC for iOS [iOS Universal; Category: Photography & Video; Free] VLC for iOS is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Version 2.2.0 brings a new iOS7 UI, new multitouch gestures, GDrive integration, Dropbox streaming and more.

  • Calendars 5 by Readdle [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; $6.99] Calendars 5 is smart, excels in both tasks and events and runs on any iOS device you might have. Version 5.3 is a major update that brings event invitations, ICS import and notification center support for invitations.

  • GoodNotes 4 [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; $4.99] GoodNotes lets you take notes and annotate PDF documents. Version 4.0.4 is adds user experience improvements, bug fixes, and stability improvements. Version 4 is a complete rewrite of the app to support iCloud and iOS 7.

OS X Apps

  • Transloader [OS X; Category: Utilities; $4.99] Transloader lets you download URLs from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Mac via iCloud. Version 2.0 brings a new design, several minor bug fixes and support for more sharing websites.

  • Pixelmator [OS X; Category: Graphics & Design; $29.99] Full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac. Version 3.1 improves RAW file support, allows you to turn off auto-select, restores effects like Pointillize, Pixelize, Mandala, Concert, and Projectile and more.

  • Nozbe To-do and Project Management [OS X; Category: Productivity; Free] Nozbe is a tool that helps busy professionals and teams organize time and projects. Version 1.9 adds improved project sharing, push notifications and Evernote reminders support.

  • MenuBar Stats [OS X; Category: Utilities; Free] MenuBar Stats lets you easily monitor your system resources. Version 1.2 adds new Disk module, new Smart Battery management through configurable notifications and bug fixes.

  • HDR Darkroom 3 [OS X; Category: Graphics & Design; $39.99] HDR Darkroom 3 has come to the App Store to bring you the best in High Dynamic Range photography processing. Version 1.0.2 improves RAW image handling, HRD synthesis and more.

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