Firetask, Printer Pro, Amount

updated 09:54 am EST, Mon February 17, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Firetask for iPhone 5.5.7 ($6) - Firetask is an organizational tool that can help users keep track of everything they need to get done. Tasks can be synced over WiFi with the Mac version of the software, or with any other Firetask app via Firetask Cloud. Version 5.5.7 now features an Italian user interface. In addition, the overdue task visualization has been improved based on user feedback. [Download - 7.7MB]

Printer Pro 5.0.6 ($7) - Printer Pro can be used to print attachments, documents, web page and more directly on an iPad. The app offers support for a range of WiFi-enabled printers, and can also print through any printer attached to a Mac or PC via a helper application. The v5.0.6 update includes a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. [Download - 11.8MB]

Amount 2.5.5 ($1) - Amount is mobile value converter that includes unit conversions for numerous categories, including angles, area, pressure, and speed. Version 2.5.5 adds landscape support for the iPad, as well as new Dynamic Viscosity, Kinematic Viscosity, Mass Flow and Volumetric Flow Categories. Several erroneous unit names have also been corrected. [Download - 1.1MB]

Infinity Blade III 1.2.2 ($7) - Infinity Blade III is the third entry in a series of popular battle games built on the Unreal Engine 3 codebase. All battles are performed via a series of gesture controls, while navigation is performed by tapping to move around the world. The latest release is a minor update that includes various bug fixes and optimizations. Additional Customer Care features, including the addition of a Customer Service button in Options menu, are also included. [Download - 1.8GB]

Vine 1.4.8 (free) - Vine can be used to create short looping videos. These videos can be shared directly on Vine, as well as through Twitter sand Facebook. In v1.4.8 users can now quickly reply to comments. Various bug fixes and other performance improvements are also included. [Download - 12.9MB]

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