Preview of Analog Camera for iPhone by Realmac Software

Analog Camera for iPhone by Realmac Software

Analog Camera for iPhone by Realmac Software

From the wonderful folks who brought you Clear for iPhone and Mac, Realmac Software announced today it will bring a few of its stunning filters from Analog for Mac to the iPhone with Analog Camera.

Analog Camera for iPhone resembles the simplistic, gesture based UI of Clear for iPhone, featuring soft square or rectangle buttons that pop up upon contact and prompt fun, clever sounds.

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Review: Moleskine’s $30 Evernote Large Ruled Smart Notebook for iOS (and giveaway!)

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UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed.

Moleskin, a widely renowned high-end notebook manufacturer based out of Milan, teamed up with popular note-taking app Evernote to launch a series of smart app-enabled notebooks just before the new school year commenced.

I bought one of these notebooks right away for grad school, intended to use it religiously, and hoped it would transform the way I study. Of course, one week into the semester, I found myself using the Evernote app on my iPad more often than the smart notebook itself. However, I still found the notebook quite beautiful, well done, and interesting in concept. For that reason alone, I figured I’d write up a little review now that the semester is over and even giveaway two of the $29.95 large-ruled smart notebooks.

Check out the review, and then leave a comment below. We’ll contact the winners in 9to5Forums.

A gallery is below.

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Evernote 5 for iOS, Podcasts, Amtrak adds Passbook support, Infinity Blade sale, more

As always, we’ll update the list of new apps and updates below as they hit the App Store:

Evernote 5 for iOS: Following the introduction of a new desktop version, Evernote is teasing the upcoming release of Evernote 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on its blog today. Version 5 of the iOS app is completely redesigned and includes a new Quick Note button, a “Recent Notes” list on iPad, as well as “Views for Notes, Notebooks, Tags, and Places.” We get a preview of the new app in the video above.

Amtrak version 1.3: The official Amtrak app has added Passbook support today with the new eTickets now accepted at all stations:

From the integrated eTicket screen you select the action button to add it to Passbook. Passbook eTickets can be shown and scanned by conductors onboard Amtrak trains nationwide.

Podcasts version 1.1.2: Apple updated its Podcasts app today with a few new features and enhancements:

• Tapping a podcast in Top Stations now reveals episodes you can play
• You can now easily turn on automatic downloads for all subscribed podcasts in Settings
• Addresses an issue where previously played or deleted episodes unexpectedly reappear as new
• Resolves an issue where Podcasts may unexpectedly play after a phone call or alarm
• Includes additional stability and performance improvements

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Skitch for iPad is here, annotation becomes tactile

Evernote acquired Skitch in mid-August and re-launched it as a free download on the Mac App Store. Yesterday, the company made good on its promise to release an iOS version of the program. Skitch for iPad is here, allowing users to take notes, annotate, edit screenshots and more on the 9.7-inch Apple tablet.

The app lets users annotate and draw anything, just by using their fingers. It works with photos, web pages, screenshots, maps, or users can start a new blank canvas. Projects can be shared on Twitter, sent through email, saved to Evernote and beamed wirelessly onto Apple TV with AirPlay.

The drawing tools include your finger, pencil, arrows, text, shapes, crop, color and thickness and more. Evernote also noted in a blog post that Skitch for iPhone is in the works. Skitch for iPad is a free download from the App Store. Full release notes and nice screen shots are below.


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Evernote sees huge surge in Mac App Store sales

There’s been an unconscionable gap in time since the last time anyone mentioned the Mac App Store might build the market for Mac software, so here’s an early sighting — this Tweet from Evernote (fab app) which tells us, well, it suggests some (ahem) strong early interest in buying from the store.

On price, then ponder the words of respected Mac developer, Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc, (they make BBEdit, TextWrangler, and my essential friend, Yojimbo) who told me today: Read more