MindNode, Scanbot, Wunderlist

updated 09:56 am EDT, Tue August 12, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

MindNode 3.2.2 ($5) - MailNode is a mind mapping tool that can be used to create a visual representation of ideas. Maps start from a central thought and can be expanded outwards through the introduction of new nodes. Nodes are added simply by tapping on the screen, and can easily be dragged and dropped to organize the flow of information. An issue that caused the export of MindNode documents to fail has been resolved with this update. [Download - 8.1MB]

Scanbot 2.5 ($1) - Scanbot is a tool for creating PDF or JPG scans of any physical document. New to v2.5 is the addition of several Pro features, including text extraction, smart file naming, and colorful themes. Meanwhile, all users will also see better scanner quality, and improved speed and usability. [Download - 41.1MB]

Wunderlist 3.0.1 (free) - Wunderlist can help users jot down all of their iras and keep them in organized lists. Version 3.0.1 now allows items to move to the top of the list when they have been starred. The flow of publishing Public Lists has also been improved, and some issues related to Due Date and Time Zones have been fixed. Additionally, the update deals with Wunderlist 2 migration issues and problems in the Russian translation. [Download - 56.3MB]

Plants vs. Zombies 2 2.6.1 (free) - Plants vs. Zombies is a spin on tower defence style games where players must defend their home from invading zombies. The latest release focuses on improving the stability of the recently released Dark Ages Part 2 story. [Download - 44MB]

IM+ 8.2 (free) - IM+ is an all-in-one mobile messenger that has support for various networks including AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and MySpaceIM. This allows users to communicate with all of their IM clients from one mobile app. Various bug fixes and performance improvements are included in this update. [Download - 28.1MB]

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