Finish Stories January 8, 2015

Finish to-do list manager updated to version 3.0, drops in-app cost and goes completely free

Apple Design Award-winning to-do list manager Finish was updated to version 3.0 today, and while the new version doesn’t introduce any additional functionality to the app, it will enable several existing features for even more users. In the previous version of the app, limits were placed on which features were available for free, with a $1.99 in-app purchase unlocking the rest.

With today’s update, Finish has gone fully free. The in-app “Finish More” purchase has been removed and the entire feature set is available for all users to take advantage of. App designer Ryan Orbuch says he’s hoping the change will allow more high school students to get things done.

You can grab Finish from the iOS App Store. (Note: The app is rolling out slowly but should be available soon.)

Finish Stories August 15, 2013

Finish, the Apple Design Award-winning task management app created by a duo of high school students, received a substantial upgrade to version 2.0 today. The new version brings many visual tweaks and bug fixes throughout the app, but the biggest changes are the addition of several new, highly-requested features.

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Finish Stories June 28, 2013

At WWDC earlier this month, Apple once again recognized some of the top designers of iOS and Mac apps with the annual Apple Design Awards. This year, one of the apps that won the student category was Finish, a unique task management app which we reviewed when it launched in January. Finish was created by Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen, a high-school duo from Colorado.

This week, we sat down with Orbuch and discussed the inspiration behind Finish, the ADA, and more. You can listen to the complete interview below the break.

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Finish Stories February 19, 2013

Sunrise Calendar: Launched today by former Foursquare designers, the free Sunrise calendar app is getting a lot of attention for its simplistic approach to combining calendars, Facebook events and birthdays, and weather forecasts based on your current location. The app initially only supports Google Calendar, includes Timezone support (a feature missing from many popular calendar apps), and integration with LinkedIn to “see faces of people you are meeting.”

Features: ☆ 100% free calendar app with a gorgeous design. ☆ Compatible only with Google Calendar for now. ☆ A completely redesigned calendar experience for your iPhone. ☆ Synchronization that just works, in real-time. ☆ Quick Add Event just by typing “Lunch tomorrow at 9pm” (long-press on the +). ☆ Reminders. ☆ Timezone Support. No more headache when travelling! ☆ Facebook Events and Birthdays included. ☆ See faces of people you are meeting with using LinkedIn. ☆ Weather forecast based on your location. ☆ Smart icons. ☆ Tag location to events. ☆ Use Google Maps for Directions. ☆ Connect multiple Google Calendars.

IMDB-iOS-appIMDb version 3.1: IMDb announced a nice update to its IMDb Movies & TV iOS app that brings a number of new features including links to titles available on Amazon Prime for users that have the  Amazon Instant Video app installed on their iPhone or iPad. The update also includes a Special Oscars section with a “list of nominees and photos from the red carpet and ceremony and live winners,” a new Recommendations feature, and a few improvements:

– Award information for celebrities and titles (iPad/iPhone) – Titles available on Amazon Prime feature a link to watch if the Amazon Instant Video app is also installed (iPhone/iPad) – Special Oscars® section: list of nominees and photos from the red carpet and ceremony and live winners on iPhone and iPad during the ceremony – Recommendations: tap on the “i” in the corner of the poster to see why it’s recommended for you, rate the title if you’ve seen it, or indicate “not interested” (iPad) – Improved accessibility for TV episode navigation (iPad) – Updates to side navigation (iPad) – Bug fixes include episode picker in VoiceOver (iPad)

Finish version 1.0.2: Improvements and new features for productivity app Finish: 1. There’s now an option in settings to start the week on Monday. 2. Smoother gestures! 3. Some small interface improvements 4. Good ol’ VARIOUS BUG FIXES!

iA Writer version 1.8: Popular text editor iOS app iA Writer gets a big update today that includes a new iCloud engine and UI, overall new look and feel for the entire app, and a ton of features and improvements: expand full story

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