While Google+ got the most notable update earlier this afternoon, there are three other nice little updates to apps this evening. Most notably, Instapaper was updated to version 4.2, which adds an iBook style “pagination” feature. Other key features include:

  • All-new Fast Pagination mode, a complete rewrite from the old pagination code that greatly improves accuracy and page-turn speed
  • New draggable dot bar to replace the scroll bar in pagination mode
  • New two-finger-swipe gesture to close an article
  • Full-screen now has “Auto” mode to switch to full screen after a few seconds
  • The subtle Twilight Sepia color tint can now be selected at any time
  • Added sharing to Drafts and the upcoming Quotebook 2.0
  • Many bugfixes and performance improvements

Furthermore, community driven business reviews app Yelp was updated to version 5.8.0. It added the ability to comment on your friends’ checkins. Other features include:

  • Comment on your friends’ check-ins! Know of a killer dish at a place your buddy just checked into? Let ‘em know instantly.
  • Support for Norway! Yelp is now live in the land of vikings, death metal, and chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen.
  • Now write longer, more expressive tips. You know, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.

Lastly, new up-and-coming game Dice With Buddies was updated to version 2.0 and has been marked down to a free app for a limited time. In version 2.0, the app now features a new redesign of the main menu. Some other nice additions:

  • Rematch and Nudge your buddies from the main menu
  • Made it easier to delete completed games
  • Check your stats directly from the main menu
  • Pull down and release to refresh your game list
  • Tweet your friends (iOS 5 only)
  • Tap the status bar to quick scroll to the top (iOS 5 only)


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