Previously available just for iPad, it’s certainly not the cheapest option available at $4.99, but it keeps the same clean design and focus on putting images front and center.
Recipes are provided by the Basil team, but the main appeal is the repository of other user’s recipes. You can also import from other services like Epicurious, BonAppetit, RealSimpleand AllRecipes too.
It’s not perfect, and importing recipes from other websites is a bit more fiddly, but if you’re looking for recipe inspiration Basil is a viable option.
The 99c app does exactly what it promises and blocks intrusive ads from ruining your mobile browsing experience. Somewhat controversially, Crystal will begin allowing some ‘acceptable’ ads, but will leave the final decision with whether to allow them or not down to the user.
Essentially, it lets you suggest times to attendees, and they receive an email or app notification (if they’re also Invite users) where they can choose an option that works best for them. They can also see what times other attendees have voted for.
Once you’ve settled on a time, calendar invites are automatically sent out.
Invite is currently only available in the US and Canada, but Microsoft plans to offer it on Windows and Android devices (and in more regions) in the future.
Primarily, it can now support 12-megapixel shots at full resolution for all effects. It also supports Apple’s new 3D Touch feature in iOS 9 to let you jump to adding effects or editing your last photo directly from the home screen.
It’s also got a new Pro mode, which lets you control the white balance, exposure, shutter speed, ISO and more. It also drops the ‘square shots only’ format, just like Instagram did.
There’s a whole lot more to check out in this significant update too, and it’s free to download right now. For how long? Who knows.
The app is geared around followers rather than friends and displays your updates from Pages and other verified users you follow in a Newsfeed.
The main aim, however, is making it easy to interact with people aren’t in your friends list and keep track of what is being written about you, which is achieved by aggregating all this content into a mentions tab.
For example, you might be chatting on WhatsApp, Twitter or Messenger and want to find somewhere to eat with friends, all you need to do is type a / and Slash will identify this and tap into Foursquare to suggest places nearby.
Its strength lies in allowing you to do all this without ever changing app, making it simple to share YouTube or Soundcloud links without needing to faff around.
Among the new features is a spit view that allows you to open OneNote alongside another app and a Slide Over option, which lets you drag a OneNote sidebar in for quickly jotting down ideas (without leaving the current app). Split View only works on the iPad Air 2 though.
Alongside other more minor changes, there’s improved Spotlight implementation for better searching.
This one isn’t going to be a whole lot of use if you’re not an Amazon Prime subscriber, but if you are you can now take your favorite tv shows and movies offline for playback, making it possible to watch titles on flights or anywhere else you have no (or poor) connectivity.
Not all Amazon’s content is available, but you can find Amazon Originals and hit titles like ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Wire’.
Don’t hang around in watching them though, you only get either 15 or 30 days before they’ll automatically disappear from your device.
If you hesitated over whether or not to open this article (shame on you), then you may well be the sort of person who finds outside opinions useful when making decisions, and that’s what Flotsm is designed for.
Similarly to Biz Stone’s Jelly app, Flotsm lets you ask questions to anonymously garner other people’s opinions.
Or perhaps you don’t really struggle with making decisions, but are the sort of altruistic soul who likes to help other people with theirs.
eBay was updated last month on iOS and Android to make it easier for buyers to get around the app and provide better access to the ‘Top deals’, ‘Promotions’ and ‘Events’ sections. It should also now be easier to jump between the ‘Activity’, ‘Shop’ and ‘Sell’ tabs.
New sellers also now get a few more tips and tricks to maximise their sales.
There’s also a new in-app dashboard, which will appeal to regular sellers as it makes it a doddle to keep track of all your sales and limits.
If you love retro style photos but aren’t all that enamored with Instagram, then Base is another photo ap that allows you to turn your regular shots into ones that feel like they come from a different era of photography.
Using Base gives you 14 different live filters to use, and you can switch between them by just swiping left or right – thereby making it a whole lot easier than on the native iPhone camera.
You do get control over the flash and a button for switching between front and rear-facing cameras, but there’s no focus or exposure options, which may put some people off paying the 99c asking price.
While Skype for iPhone got revamped navigation and better search last month – making it easier to find specific friends, groups, conversations or contacts – it was really the iPad version that got the most significant upgrade.
Among the “ton of new features” Microsoft says it delivered is location sharing, large animated emoticons, the ability to start group chats, interaction with notifications and new options for sharing and receiving photos more easily.
Frankly, it’s confusing that it took this long for those features to make their way across to Apple’s tablet.
As well as letting you overlay different effects on your photos and adjust settings (brightness, contrast, color, etc.), the app is also serving as preview example of what students can learn on the new Coursera specialization for iOS developers.
Provided you want to build a photo editing app. If you don’t but still want to use Shift, you can check it out for free.