ProCamera, SoundHound Infinity, Noteshelf

updated 01:23 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

ProCamera 3.8 ($3) - ProCamera is an alternative camera app that features functions such as image stabilization, digital zoom, and a self-timer. Version 3.8 has been optimized to fit the iPhone 5's larger display, and includes a new video stabilization option for iOS 6 users. The update also adds a night capture mode that boosts the ISO on the iPhone 5. [Download - 19.5MB]

SoundHound Infinity 5.1.1 ($7) - SoundHound Infinity is a music recognition tool that can identify songs by listening to them for a few seconds. Searching speed has been improved in the latest release, and numerous bugs have been fixed. SoundHound has also been localized for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. [Download - 8.8MB]

Noteshelf 7.0 ($3) - Noteshelf is a mobile writing utility that can be used to take and store digital notes. The software offers numerous handwriting functions that can help to quickly input notes, while a stroke smoothening algorithm helps to ensure that notes are always legible. The v7.0 release includes new calligraphy style ink pens and pencils, as well as support for creating custom notebook covers. [Download - 66.7MB]

Actions for iPad 1.0 ($1) - Actions allows an iPad to be used as a remote controller for any computer app. Users can set up custom shortcuts for any function offered by a desktop app, and organize these shortcuts into Sets and Subsets. Actions can be linked to a specific app and will automatically be shown when that app is being used. [Download - 44.8MB]

Running Dead 1.4 ($1) - Running Dead is a zombie-survival game where players must avoid being killed by the oncoming zombie horde. Version 1.4 adds support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. A new sharing feature for displaying stats on Facebook is also included, as well as a new kind of zombie, extra achievements, and a new upgrade. [Download - 33.9MB]

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