1Password, Reeder, Prompts

updated 10:24 am EDT, Tue June 24, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

1Password 4.5.3 ($18) - 1Password is a password management app that allows users to store and organize multiple passwords. A built in password generator can also be used to create unique passwords for every site. In v4.5.3 the prompt to open a URL from the clipboard is now set to off by default. A number of crashes that are occurring on the iOS 8 beta have also been resolved. [Download - 14.2MB]

Reeder 2.2.2 ($5) - Reeder is an RSS reader that includes support for several RSS services, including Feedbin, Feedly, and Feed Wrangler. A new setting to skip the form and send immediately when saving to Pinborad or Delicious has been added in this update. The option to save to either Pinboard or Delicious can also now be set as actions for slide left/right in the article list view. [Download - 7.3MB]

Prompts - For Writers 1.5 ($2) - Prompts is a tool that has been designed to help writers get past writers block. The app provides users with more than 1,000 unique starting lines and creative prompts that can help encourage writing. Version 1.5 introduces hundreds of new starting lines and intelligent prompts that respond to a user’s writing. In addition, autosave now works any time a user beings writing a new entry. [Download - 8.8MB]

Rhapsody 3.10.1 (free) - Rhapsody for iPad allows subscribers to access the entire Rhapsody library from an iPad. The latest release introduces TrackMatch Integration, which can be used to identify and tag any song that is currently playing. Live Radio station streams from around the world have also been added for playback. [Download - 36.1MB]

Copies for iPad 1.0.1 ($3) - Copies is a clipboard manager for the iPad that includes support for text, links, images, and files. A keyword search is included for sorting through all of the stored clippings, while iCloud sync ensures that clippings are available on all of a user’s devices. The v1.0.1 update is a minor release that resolves a few bugs. [Download - 1.4MB]

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