Airfoil Remote, Fantastical, DM1

updated 12:23 pm EDT, Thu July 18, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Airfoil Remote 3.0 ($5) - Airfoil Remote gives users full control of the desktop Airfoil software from any iOS device. Version 3.0 no longer requires users to run a separate desktop app in order for the remote to work. The interface has also been streamlined and includes Universal support for running the software on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. [Download - 16.3MB]

Fantastical 1.1.4 ($5) - Fantastical is a calendar utility that allows users to create events by explaining events in basic English. For example, a user can enter "Lunch with John at 123 Main Street on Tuesday," and the software will add all of the relevant information to a new event. The latest release adds a URL handler for searching and resolves a number of issues. A problem where the event list could unexpectedly jump to the beginning of the day has been fixed, and users can now duplicate events to the same day. [Download - 8.1MB]

DM1 4.0.3 ($5) - DM1 is a drum machine that can be used to make electronic beats on the iPad. The app is broken into five main sections, including a step sequencer, drum pads, mixer, FX trackpads, and song composer. In v4.0.3, previews of samples have been added for iTunes Folder sample imports. Overall stability improvements are also featured, along with various bug fixes and interface enhancements. [Download - 86.2MB]

Words With Friends HD 6.20 ($2) - Words With Friends HD is the iPad version of Zynga's popular social word puzzle game. In the game players take turns placing lettered tiles onto a game board in order to create words and score points. The latest release features a host of behind-the-scenes changes that aim to improve the overall gameplay experience. [Download - 32MB]

RunKeeper 3.5.1 (free) - Through the use of the location services found in the iPhone RunKeeper can track a users fitness activity. The application turns the GPS data into stats such as distance travelled, how long it took, how many calories were burned, and more. Version 3.5.1 is a maintenance release that includes a number of minor bug fixes and improvements. [Download - 24.7MB]

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