IMDb, Daedalus Touch, Tweetbot for Twitter

updated 10:02 am EST, Wed February 20, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

IMDb 3.1 (free) - The IMDb mobile app allows users to access the company's database of movie, TV, and celebrity information, including trailers, photos, reviews, and more. Version 3.1 adds new award data for celebrities and titles, along with a new Special Oscars section that lists all of the nominees and will provide live photos and rests during the ceremony. TV episode navigation has also been improved on the iPad and various bugs have been fixed. [Download - 9.2MB]

Daedalus Touch 1.5.1 ($5) - Daedalus Touch is a mobile text editor that is based upon a paper stack metaphor. All documents within the app are written on sheets of paper, which can then be sorted into organized stacks. The latest release introduces Universal support allowing the app to run natively on both the iPhone and iPad, as well as iCloud integration for saving documents. A crash that occurred when updating on iPad with the Mono theme set has also been fixed. [Download - 9.8MB]

Tweetbot for Twitter 2.7.2 ($3) - Tweetbot is a Twitter client that includes multiple timelines, smart gestures, and support for a number of other social services such as Instapaper and CloudApp. Timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters are also synced automatically between the iPhone and iPad via iCloud. The v2.7.2 update now uses Twitter's 1.1 API and includes several changes to meet Twitter's new UI requirements. [Download - 11.6MB]

InstaWeather Pro 2.1 (free) - InstaWeather Pro allows users to add weather information overlays to images, and then share the resulting file on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Version 2.1 has been updated to run faster on the iPhone 3GS and 4, and now includes more geolocation data to choose from. In addition, an all new location menu is included. [Download - 17.5MB]

Dcovery 1.1 ($4) - Dcovery is a tool for organizing travel research, including hotels, restaurants, and attractions. The app includes a built-in database of more than 10 million locations around the world, along with a special taxi mode that can display a destination address in more than 15 different languages. A redesigned Add New Place process is included in the v1.1 update, as well as a full screen map view. A number of bugs have also been fixed, and temperature is now display in Fahrenheit or Celsius depending on the user's selected Region Format. [Download - 24.6MB]

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