The bar for app promo videos has been raised. Level: Pizza Compass.
Day One is a fantastic, refreshingly polished journaling app from Paul Mayne for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I love it for general journaling (aka, a diary), but its flexible nature lends itself to any number of uses from a travel log, a work journal, baby books, a workout or diet log, and much more.
If you’re in the “I really want to try Day One but I have no idea what I’d use it for” camp, Paul rounded up a ton of blog posts people have written about all the unique uses they found.
Apple just upgraded GarageBand for iOS with support for Audiobus, a third-party iOS app that lets you route audio between compatible apps to make music. If you want to sync up a drum machine app with a synthesizer app and, now, your GarageBand recording, Audiobus is waiting for you.
In other words: Apple just added support to its first-party music app for a brilliant third-party iOS music routing service. Smart, and refreshing for my hopes of improving iOS, almost none of which happened in iOS 6.
The Tumblr 3.3 for iOS update picked up link auto-fetch and a camera roll in your camera.
Best New Feature of 2013?
Heliog for iPhone and iPad looks pretty interesting. It’s a Dropbox photo client—if you organize and share photos from your Dropbox account, Heliog wants to be the app you use to show them off and even snap and upload new ones. Universal, just $2.
I really dig the voice messages you can send with the Facebook Messenger iOS update. Nice to hear people’s voices sometimes, instead of seeing just generic text that looks like everyone else’s text.
But it’s still nice to hear their voices on my own terms, instead of having to pick up the phone when they say jump.
To whomever helped Markdown support happen for the Tumblr for iOS update: thank you.
Tumblr for iPad, no - no words… No words to describe it……. Poetry! They should’ve sent a poet.