A slew of popular iOS and Mac apps updated, launched, or went on-sale recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our usual round up below. Today’s crop includes the iOS Kindle app expanding its offering for children, iAnnotate PDF for iPad beefing sync options, dJay and Gemini for Mac slashing their price tags by half, Sparrow for Mac going Retina, and more.
Check them out:
- Apps and updates: Splashtop 2, Square Card Reader, iBank, JamUp Pro, iHeart Radio, and more
- Apps and updates: Modern Combat 3 slashes price, Gabi launches, OmniPlan fixes bugs, and FIFA goes Retina
- Apps and updates: LinkedIn passwords leak, Angry Birds Space hits 100M, and Sparrow teases iPad app
We also saw this app at WWDC: it is a unique news reading application that aggregates different types of news into channels. For instance, there is an Apple section, a general technology section, a celebrities section, and others. The unique part about Scoople is its game-like feature that asks users their opinion on the news stories each day. A leaderboard is even present based on user selections. The Scoople for iOS app rates 4 stars, based on more than 15 user reviews, as of press time.
This free app updated to version 3.1 today. The latest improvements include bug fixes for compatibility issues, but the folks at Amazon most notably added over 1,000 children’s titles for iPad users, as well as a better reading experience with smaller margins and a cleaner look. The update also brought Search for quickly locating content by title and author, which is available to all iOS users, and it fixed a word lookup issue in Google and Wikipedia. The Kindle for iOS app rates 3 stars, based on more than 167,000 user reviews, as of press time.
This $9.99 app, which lets users annotate and share their PDFs, launched version 2.2 yesterday. The update features “better file management and synchro- nization features,” including: Box OneCloud for markups and sending documents to Box’s collaborative OneCloud ecosystem; Dropbox, Box, or WebDAV support; a redesigned library interface; and, faster rendering and better optimization for stability and reliability. The iAnnotate PDF app rates 4.5- stars, based on more than 5,800 user reviews, as of press time.
No update to report, just one awesome sale. This pricey app, which transforms a Mac into a “full-fledged DJ system, allowing you to mix your iTunes music library on a hyper-realistic turntable interface,” is now touting a 50 percent discount for a limited time. For just $9.99, users get access to the full bevy of audio-mixing features. The dJay for Mac app rates 4.5- stars, based on more than 300 user reviews, as of press time.
Another sale: This $9.99 app is boasting a 50-percent discount to celebrate summer. Now, for just $4.99, users can quickly find and remove duplicate files from their Mac. The Gemini for Mac app rates 4.5- stars, based on more than 500 user reviews, as of press time.
This $9.99 app updated today with Retina graphics and Mountain Lion support. Read more about the latest version in our full coverage at 9to5Mac.
As we noted on 9to5Google, Google swapped its Google Places iOS application for a new Google+ Local app. The app takes in parts of Google Places, Google+ business pages, and Zagat, and it also features an improved user interface. In addition, the free application update offers a handy voice search function, bug fixes, and more.