PhatWare is excited to announce today the new release of PhatPad for iPad, a note-taking and collaboration app featuring PhatWare’s latest handwriting recognition technology. PhatPad 3.0 has been completely redesigned for iOS 7 and adds many new advanced features that our customers have requested, such as a new file and page manger user interface, an improved handwriting recognition experience including search for handwritten text, the ability to set a custom page size and support for page zoom and scroll, optimized integration with major Cloud services and more.
New Features in PhatPad 3.0:
* New iOS 7-style User Interface
* Faster handwriting recognition and real-time recognizer alternatives
* Handwriting recognition support for multiple languages is now included with the price
* New full screen File manager allows users to preview, export, duplicate, and email PhatPad documents and features simplified synchronization with Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and SkyDrive
* New Page manager now allows users to re-arrange document pages using drag and drop
* New document settings including pre-defined and custom page sizes and allows users to zoom and scroll the current document page
Word Slug, the first publicly released game from Altered Edges, LLC, is available now. The app offers an interactive word game experience with quirky slug characters and head-to-head play. It mixes standard build-a-word play with point bonuses based on the composition of the word. Often the number of tiles played is less important than finding words that match the revolving bonus criteria. Players find the game easy to play yet challenging to master, giving it lasting appeal.
Head-to-Head Game Play – Players can challenge random opponents or friends
Easy to Play, Hard to Master – Mixing standard build-a-word play with the Game Slugs makes for a simple game to pick up and play – Maximizing points takes a bit more skill when a shorter word can be worth much more than the longer option by meeting the Game Slugs’ criteria for point bonuses.
Barking Mouse Studio has released Lost Toys for iOS, a groundbreaking new 3D puzzler that has already garnered numerous awards including Best Game Design at the Tokyo Game Show Sense of Wonder Night. The mentally engaging Rubik’s-cube style gameplay comes alive in three dimensions, revealing a haunting world of hope and profound beauty, depth, and challenge. Lost Toys is available exclusively for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the App Store.
Players progress through a surreal room populated by discarded, mixed-up toys beckoning to be reassembled. With the flick of a finger, players manipulate, examine, and reconstruct the toys in order to reveal their original forms. Only a precise sequence of skillful rotations will allow puzzle fans to progress through the 4 chapters and 32 levels of this gothic masterpiece.
Exploring your world with the My World for iPad app! This app is fun for all ages, and has been updated with new features and improved interactions. This update, one of Laura J. White Mobile Development team’s most popular and most downloaded apps is available now in the Travel category of the iTunes App Store.
Tap around the world to explore coordinates and distances to and between your favorite places or places to plan to go to in the future. This app provides the capability to:
- Get the coordinates of your location
- Get the distance from your location to any other place in the world
- Get the distance between any two places in the world
- Get the time it will take to travel those distances by car, by plane, or by a user specified speed
This app provides shortest and equirectangular distances represented in both the Metric System (kilometers) and the US Standard System (miles). Don’t worry if you get lost, you can use the Find Me feature of this app to get back to where you started.
My World for iPad is an iPad only app and is .99 Cents in the App Store. It requires that your iPad be running iOS 7.0 or later.
There are a lot of apps in the App Store that promise to helping you manage your email but few bring it alive and making it totally manageable like MailDeck. MailDeck for iPad is a new app designed to help you manage your email in a unique but logical way by utilising the concept of “Decks” to read, reply, search and store your email. It is a fresh and powerful approach to the ever growing problem that most of us face: Email overload.
MailDeck for iPad started life as a Kickstarter and was originally under then name of Crono. I highlighted Crono back in January of last year as I felt it was a worthwhile project to support and I encouraged others to join in. Unfortunately the Kickstarter program wasn’t able to meet its goal but it did garner enough interested for the company to get the angel funding it needed to develop the app. Add nearly a year of development, a rebranding & name change (MailDeck) and some serious thinking about solving the email management problem, you end up with an app that I think is one of the best email applications for iPad.
Actions for iPad, the first smart software controller, finally announces its major release Actions 1.1 (codename Woodpecker) and the foundation of a new company around the product (Actions s.r.l.). Actions, known for its revolutionary approach to computer interaction, makes a further step introducing the new “Flows” feature, which brings the ability to create cross-application macros.
With Flows, it is possible to start a sequence of actions, instead of a single one, with just one tap on your finger, eliminating useless repetition and helping users automate their recurrent tasks. Flows comes with several options to accommodate a bigger spectrum of possibilities such as Wait steps, which allows variable inputs in the middle of the macro chains, and more.
Here is a video of Actions for iPad in action and how it can be configured
Apps Playground, the UK-based children’s app reviews site, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Apps Playground’s 100 Best iPad Apps for Kids, its first e-book for iPad, offering parents a guide to the best iPad apps from 2013.
Apps Playground’s 100 Best iPad Apps for Kids: 2013 Edition breaks down the site’s favourite apps of last year by category: Creative, Education, Stories, Playful and Games. The e-book aims to provide an accessible guide to apps for iPad-owning parents, including explaining their prices clearly and, if they use in-app purchases, how those work and how much they cost.
The selected apps include releases by well-known children’s entertainment brands like Disney, Nickelodeon and CBeebies, apps from new digital brands like Toca Boca, Duck Duck Moose and Sago Sago, and a host of independent developers.
Parachuting Frog has introduced Solisqr (pronounced SOLI – SQUARE like SOLITAIRE) which is a minimalist and stylish board game and puzzle. Based on the classic one player board game of peg solitaire, the aim is to eliminate squares on the board to leave only one in the central position. Play a relaxing game or against the clock.
Built around the idea of peg solitaire, players jump one square over another to try and leave only one square left on a cross-shaped grid. A square can jump over an adjacent square if there’s a blank square past that adjacent square. This
eliminates the jumped-over square. There are 32 squares on the board, and the goal is to leave just one remaining.
Main features are:
* 5 different game modes
* Minimalist design ideal for your iOS7 device
* Casual and Timed modes
* Game Center integration
* Compete for the best time across the world
* 7 languages
The Solisqr app is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad. It requires iOS 6 or greater to be installed on your device and it is free. There is an in-app purchase available for .99 Cents to remove the embedded adverts.
Remotix VNC & RDP has received a major update from its developer Nulana. The Remotix VNC & RDP app has fast and secure remote access tool with completely new layout on both iPad and iPhone adapted for iOS 7. The application provides remote access to Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and doesn’t require any additional software installed on remote machines.
Version 4.0 has an improved UI & layout for both iPhone and iPad. Server categories allow users a convenient way to save and organize all of their connections. Master password protects the app from unattended access. iPad users can switch between the Grid and List modes based on which is more convenient at the moment.
Here’s the full list of new features:
- Completely new UI on both iPad and iPhone, adapted for iOS 7
- Grid & list modes on iPad
- Master password to protect from unattended access
- Server categories
- Complete hardware and bluetooth keyboard support, including F1..F10 keys, modifiers and Caps Lock on iOS7
- Middle mouse click support
- Server search on iPhone
- New viewer background
UK-based app developers Interealtime has launched their Light Boost app, a brand new light boosting camera that takes brighter, clearer photos and videos in low light. It’s a universal app that works on both iPhone and iPad. Having built the first night vision app for iPhone with realtime image enhancement (True NightVision) and the first true long exposure app for iPhone (NightCap), their new offering promises the best possible performance in all conditions, from merely indoor to moonlight.
The Light Boost app offers a fine balance of high performance and ease of use. Simply open the app and take a photo or video, and in low light the results are consistently brighter and less grainy than the regular Camera app.
In very low light, the Light Boost app has additional tricks to squeeze every last bit of performance from the camera:
- Light Mode instantly boosts brightness while preserving image clarity
- Night Mode puts the camera into a special mode optimised for ultimate low light performance
- Grain Reduction Mode helps reduce image noise
- Zoom control (camera-style for easy, smooth zoom)