A slew of apps updated today, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our regular round up below. Today’s crop includes new additions to popular iOS games, a Mac app going Retina, and improvements to productivity and entertainment apps. Per usual, we will continue to update this list throughout the day.
Check them out:
- Apps & updates: Vimeo, Facebook Messenger, more (9to5Mac.com)
- Apps & updates: Xbox LIVE app updated with iPad (9to5Mac.com)
- Apps & updates: Amazing Alex, Hulu Plus, Weather (9to5Mac.com)
- Apps & updates: Instagram 2.5, Facebook Messenger (9to5Mac.com)
djay by algoriddim for Mac | $9.99
Version 4.0.6 landed over the weekend with fully loaded Retina graphics. This app, which is a Best of the Mac App Store 2011 runner-up, transforms a Mac into a full-fledged DJ system. It is now compatible with AirPlay on Mountain Lion, and it features fixed playlist folders shown in the djay remote app. Djay has a 4.5-star rating on the App Store with over 300 user reviews as of press time.
Where’s My Water? by Disney for iOS | 99 cents
Version 1.7.1 boasts general bug fixes and optimized performance. It also features 20 new “Mud” levels, a new Mystery Duck mode, over 200 puzzles, and more types of ducks. “New story, new comics, new look and new ducks – a new way to play for a small additional price! Try 5 levels for free,” explained the app’s description. Where’s My Water has a 4.5-star rating on the App Store with over 101,000 user reviews as of press time.
Version 1.1.0 hit today with a bug fix for startup crashes. The update also improved The New Professor quest and Meat harbor lock activation issues. The game is based on the film franchise “Jurassic Park”, and it lets users experience their own “thrilling interactive journey on the mysterious Isla Nublar!” Jurassic Park Builder has a 4-star rating on the App Store with over 6,300 user reviews as of press time.
Scanner Pro by Readdle for iOS | $6.99
Version 4.2 brings automatic upload to Evernote and Dropox and an improved batch mode. Just as one would guess, this app essentially transforms an iPhone and the new iPad into portable scanners. It can scan anything from documents and business cards to notes and whiteboards. Scanner Pro has a 4-star rating on the App Store with over 2,900 user reviews as of press time.
Version 5.50 added higher-quality movie trailers, general bug fixes, and performance improvements. This app, which claims to be the most downloaded movie app of all time and frequently tops the App Store’s showcase sections, essentially lets users browse top box office movies, look up showtimes and reviews, and manage their Netflix queue. Flixster has a 3.5-star rating on the App Store with over 463,000 user reviews as of press time.
Version 3.0 dropped to add iPhone and iPod touch support for free. The app is essentially a platform for interactive books. The highlight and bookmark features automatically sync to the new device options, and nook navigation is optimized for the smaller screen. Inkling has a 3-star rating on the App Store with over 1,500 user reviews as of press time.
Version 2.0.1 just includes bugfixes and “tiny improvements.” The app, which is the iPhone Game of the Year in App Store Rewind 2011 in Europe and many other countries, notably features a multiplayer mode, an arcade-like style, 15 hand-designed levels, and iCloud support. Tiny Wings has a 5-star rating on the App Store with over 2,300 user reviews as of press time.