A few notable app updates and deals crossed our path today, and we will continue to update as the day goes on, but first a bit of news. New to-do list app Any.DO launched this weekend and hit 100,000 total downloads in only 24 hours, according to TechCrunch. The app first became popular on Android, and then it finally jumped ship to iOS. Any.DO enables you to manage tasks cross-platform by allowing you to keep them synced up for all your devices and in a number of lists. It is free on iOS, Android, and the Chrome Web Store. The number of downloads in only 24 hours is certainly a notable feat, especially considering the app did not receive any type of special promotion from Apple on iTunes.
Moving on…Every tech journalist in New York seems to be at the launch of Airtime, former Facebook president and Napster founder Sean Parker’s latest venture. Airtime is sort-of like Chatroullete and Omegle. It allows people to video chat with random strangers who have the same interests. Airtime is based on Facebook in order to find who to chat with, but an identity is not revealed until both participants add each other on the social network. Shawn Fanning, another founder of Napster and then Facebook, also assisted Parker in founding Airtime. With $33 million in venture capital, this is sure to make some rumblings in the tech community.
Update: It appears Airtime is making noise outside of the tech world, as a few celebrities were spotted taking the new video service for a spin. Check out actress Jessica Alba and Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the screenshots below (click to enlarge).
Go after the break for app deals and updates:
Divvy for OS X has been marked down substantially today. It is now priced at $1.99, which is down from the original $16. Divvy gives the Mac a taste of a Windows 7 feature (for better or for worse) that allows you to arrange windows on your desktop in a variety of ways. You can drag windows to certain parts of the screen or even set-up hotkeys. (via The Verge)
The ProductiveMacs bundle (via MacStories) offers a great bundle of productivity apps for only $39 today, marked down from $290. There are eight apps included in the bundle: RapidWeaver, DEVONthink, Printopia, MailTags, HoudahSpot, Trickster, MacJournal, and Voila. The apps have a wide-range of use—from creating slide shows to making it easier to snap and edit screenshots. You can get more information on the ProductiveMacs website, where you can also buy the bundle.
Today, a new free app called “Found” launched that allows you to search files across your Mac and from a bunch of cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive/Docs, and Gmail attachments. It is accessible by double-tapping the control key and typing. Found actually looks really cool.
Everyone’s favorite email client Sparrow was updated today on the Mac. Sparrow for OS X is now at version 1.6.1. It adds a slew of performance enhancements and more. Updates include copy-paste of images in the message composer now generates PNG instead of TIFF files, fixed Gmail group sync, fixed forwarding of emails with attachments on POP accounts, POP account folders management issues, POP account restoration, and the fix of a troublesome CPU issue. If you are not using Sparrow, you seriously should. You can grab it on the Mac App Store for $9.99.
Napster by Rhapsody has been given an update today. It most notably includes improved AirPlay support. The free app is now at version 2.2.10, and it includes many bug fixes, the ability to control music on the lock screen, a list of featured playlists by Rhapsody editors, and a bunch of tutorials to help you get started with the app fairly quickly. Is anyone using Napster over Spotify, Rdio, or iTunes? If so, how do you like it?
Location-centric app Yelp has been updated to version 5.9.0 today with a plentiful amount of new features/fixes:
- Manage your tips, bookmarks, reviews, and more through the new About Me section on iPad!
- View your past check-ins laid out on top of a map of your area – only on iPad!
- Photos are now present alongside search results across both apps!
- Introducing support for our newest country: America