Plex Gets iOS 7 Update
My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2013 Edition
Reeder 2.1 Released with Themes, Reading List Support, Fixes
Tweetbot 3.2 Brings Night Theme, Account Reordering and Quick Switching
Skitch is great for marking up images and annotating documents, and it’s brought PDF reading and markup back from the dead. You’ll need to be an Evernote Premium subscriber to take advantage of PDF markup, but regular Skitch users can enjoy general enhancements and bug improvements. From iTunes:
Hey, here’s what’s new in this release
- PDF reading is back. Open a PDF in Skitch.
- Markup a PDF is back. Requires an Evernote Premium account.
- Web capture has been added back
- Improved crop mode
- Lots of bugs were crushed (no actual bugs were harmed)
Previously, Skitch added a crop function to their iOS app, and improved integration with Evernote for choosing a default notebook to save to.
Grab the latest update from the App Store.
There are lots of pictures we take in the moment that we shoot off to social networks, private chats, and to others in emails, but they don’t necessarily need to stick around. Meteor advertises itself as a photographic memo pad that lets you take photos that only matter right now, deleting your photographs after a period of time unless they’re manually saved to the Camera Roll. For a buck during their launch sale, Meteor tries to unclutter your Camera Roll by separating memories from photographic reminders, in the moment goofiness, and can even perhaps save you from post “why did I take a picture of that” regret. It works with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, your email app, and your favorite photo app.
Conrad Stoll has an interesting article on developing for the M7 chip in the latest iOS devices and adapting an app to the motion information returned by the API:
I was already well into developing Runtime when the iPhone 5s was announced and we learned about the new M7 “motion co-processor” from Apple. There have already been a few good articles talking about what the M7 does and how we believe it works, but essentially from a developer’s perspective the M7 provides a great way to track a user’s steps and type of activity while they are moving. Instead of writing about what the M7 is or how it works, I wanted to write about what its like to use as a developer.
Released today on the App Store, Dropbox 3.0 is a complete redesign that gets the app ready for iOS 7.
Two months after the release of iOS 7, the new Dropbox shows the work of designer Tim Van Damme, who left Instagram to join the Dropbox design team earlier this year. “Dropbox 3.0 is all about your content. We stripped out as much branding as we could, just so you can focus on what’s important”, Van Damme told me. Noting how several functionalities and interactions have been simplified in this update, he mentioned how, for instance, documents and photos are easier to enjoy in full-screen: “On your iPad, it used to take two taps to see a photo full-screen. Now, a single tap will let you enjoy your photo full-screen, and this also works for most other file-types”, Van Damme added. (more…)
Keeping score? Counting how many of cups of coffee you drink? Need a quick way to count up for a science experiment? Keep track of multiple figures with Counters, a simple, focused app that keeps tabs on how many times you do… well, anything. It looks great and is a buck on the App Store.
Runtime keeps track of not only where, but how you run, highlighting workout intervals and displaying your path on a shareable map. Runtime lets you add individualized notes to each workout, define custom interval timers (useful for mixing up intensity), and safely backs up your data to Dropbox. You can even use it as a basic pedometer and step counter, as a tool to track hikes, and as a way to measure your athletic progress. Because Runtime is so focused around places and routes, I’d love to see integration with an app like Day One so you can turn trips into memories. It’s simple, looks great on iOS 7, and is well done.
Runtime can be had for $2.99 from the App Store.
If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, Mobiata just announced FlightTrack 5, a completely redesigned must have flight tracking tool that always keeps you in the know about departures, delays, arrival times, and weather conditions.
Now, all FlightTrack users get push notifications with flight updates and can view terminal maps to help navigate to the gate. With FlightTrack, you can search flights by number or route in a single search field, create trips with multiple flights and travelers, and view the progression of an entire trip within a single workflow.
As always, you get real-time departure info, delays, and gate numbers at a glance. International coverage allows you to track flights worldwide. We even inform you of cancellations and help you find alternate flights when you’re in a pinch.
Nab it from the App Store for $2.99 for a limited time.
I’ve had Oak on my iPhone for a while, but now that it has Kalos region Pokémon for X & Y, I’ve been using it more and more as a companion for referencing abilities
The hardest decisions you’ll have to make in these games is deciding which of your Pokémon’s moves stay and which ones go. Not having played since I was a kid, I’m not familiar with a lot of the new moves and types that have been added since Red and Blue. Oak lets me search for Pokémon, find pertinent stats, and browse through their entire moveset. The app is free to try, with an in-app purchase unlocking the full directory of over 700 Pokémon for $4.99.
Download it from the App Store.