Day One, Kingdom Rush HD, WhatsApp Messenger

updated 12:29 pm EST, Fri November 16, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Day One - Journal 1.9 ($5) - Day One is a journaling app that allows users to store ideas and sync them across all of their devices via iCloud or Dropbox. Version 1.9 adds support for quickly searching through stored content, as well as for adding tags and hashtags to each entry. A built-in web browser for external links is also included, along with fixes for various bugs. [Download - 30.8MB]

Kingdom Rush HD 1.71 ($3) - Kingdom Rush is a mobile strategy game where players must defend their kingdom against hordes of ocrs, trolls, wizards, and more. The game includes eight specialized tower upgrades, more than 30 different enemies, and a variety of environments to protect. The v1.71 update fixes a bug related to device orientation under iOS 6. [Download - 213MB]

WhatsApp Messenger 2.8.6 ($1) - WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform message service that allows users to send both messages and multimedia. Unlike other services, WhatsApp can automatically add contacts by using the information stored in a user's Contacts app. Improvements for both the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 are included with this update. [Download - 10MB]

Blux Camera for iPad 1.0 ($1) - Blux Camera is an alternative camera app that can suggest settings by analyzing an environment before snapping a picture. A number of filters, modes, and photo adjustment options are also included for enhancing images, or users can select the Blux Mode which randomly combines filters and modes for different effects. [Download - 10.5MB]

Amplitube 2.7 ($20) - Amplitube is a guitar amp modelling app that can be used to play, practice, and record. The software includes a built-in four track recorder, as well as a variety of amp models and effects for capturing different tones. Version 2.7 has been optimized for the iPhone 5's larger display. [Download - 189MB]

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