Cards, Socialcam, Rhapsody

updated 11:21 am EDT, Fri April 19, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Cards 2.0.2 (free) - Cards is Apple's own iOS app that lets users design greeting cards from their iOS device and have them sent as physical cards around the world. Version 2.0.2 improves address certification on multi-card orders sent to recipients in different countries, and fixes several issues that caused the app to quit unexpectedly. In addition, overall performance has been improved. [Download - 96.4MB]

Socialcam 5.2 (free) - Socialcam is a tool for capturing, editing, and sharing videos on the iPhone. The app includes numerous vintage video filters, titles, and soundtracks, as well as support for sharing clips via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The latest release adds full support for hashtags and @meantions including type ahead completion for both. Users can also now flip between the front and back cameras while recording. [Download - 17.4MB]

Rhapsody for iPad 3.2.1 (free) - Rhapsody for iPad allows subscribers to access the entire Rhapsody library from an iPad. The library is updated with new releases every Tuesday, and users are able to store an unlimited number of songs for offline streaming. In v3.2.1 users can now subscribe to Rhapsody via an in-app purchase, and a host of bugs have been fixed. [Download - 16.4MB]

Bookworm Heroes 1.0.2 (free) - Bookworm Heroes is a social game where players compete with friends to child words from letter tiles. Players can choose between a number of literary heroes and pets, each offering their own special power that can improve a scores. In the latest release users are no longer to required to log into a Facebook account to play, and game invites can be sent via SMS and e-mail. Several minor bugs have also been fixed. [Download - 30.8MB]

Things 2.2 ($10) - Things is a task management tool that can help users organize all of the chores that they need to finish. Version 2.2 offers more robust handling of dates when traveling between time zones, and improves the speed of downloading to-dos from Things Cloud. In addition to these changes, a number of other minor bug fixes and enhancements are also included. [Download - 7.2MB]

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