Byword, OneNote for iPad, Tiny Space Adventure

updated 12:57 pm EDT, Fri March 28, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Byword 2.1.5 ($5) - Byword is a text editor that has been designed for use with Markdown formatting. Any text documents created within the app are easily synced across devices running the Byword software, and can also be exported as either PDF or HTML documents. Version 2.1.5 fixes an issue with creating lists that caused the app to crash. Some issues in text view that resulted in the insertion point suddenly jumping around the screen have also been resolved. [Download - 5.2MB]

OneNote for iPad 2.2 (free) - OneNote for iPad acts as a digital notebook where users can keep track of important thoughts. All notebooks can be synced across computers and devices, and formatting will carry over to every location. The v2.2 release has been fully redesigned for iOS 7 and includes various bug fixes.In addition, photos of whiteboards and documents are also now auto-cropped and enhanced. [Download - 187.2MB]

Tiny Space Adventure 1.2 ($1) - Tiny Space Adventure is a point-and-click game where players must find their way across an unknown planet. Levels progressively increase in difficulty as players make their way through the game, and feature a number of hidden surprises to discover. The latest update includes improvements to player controls. [Download - 62.5MB]

OptimizeMe 1.1 ($4) - OptimizeMe can be used to track all of a user’s daily actives in a single location. The v1.1 update brings support for automatic step counting for M7-enabled devices, as well as the integration of Weather Condition, Daily High and Moon Phase. Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian and German localizations have also been added among other bug fixes and improvements. [Download - 15.8MB]

Stitcher Radio 6.0 (free) - Stitcher Radio delivers all of a user's favourite radio programs and podcasts directly to an iOS device without the need to sync. Included broadcasts cover the latest in news, sports, talk, entertainment and more. Version 6.0 has been completely redesigned to be more personalized and easier to use. The front page now provides users with new episodes from their favorites, as well as recommendations based on listening habits. Other changes include improved navigation, simplified playlists, an iOS 7 design, and a new listen later playlist. [Download - 32MB]

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