Evomail, Day One - Journal, World of Goo

updated 12:49 pm EDT, Mon August 19, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Evomail 1.2 (free) - Evomail is an e-mail client that has been designed to be simple yet functional. Within the app users have quick access to archive, trash, and labels, providing them with the ability to quickly sort through their inbox as mail arrives. Version 1.2.4 introduces alias support for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and IMAP e-mail accounts. The contact selection on iPhone has also been changed to sort by last name, and the unified inbox will now remember the last account used to compose a message. [Download - 32MB]

Day One - Journal 1.11.2 ($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. A built-in calendar lets users see their entries based on their creation date, while a built-in search feature can be used to find specific entries. An issue with photos not preserving edits made in the Photos app has been fixed in this release, along with a bug that caused location to be occasionally set to the Atlantic Ocean. [Download - 35MB]

World of Goo 1.5 ($3) - World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle game where players must use varying species of Goo Balls to create structures in order to overcome gravity and various terrain difficulties. The game is split into four chapters and an epilogue, each congaing a series of levels with different puzzles, areas, and creatures. The v1.5 update adds full support for the iPhone 5's larger display, as well as Chinese and Korean localizations. [Download - 97.7MB]

SoundHound Infinity 5.3.2 ($7) - SoundHound Infinity is a music recognition tool that can identify songs by listening to them for a few seconds. After identifying a song the app provides users with the song title, artist, lyrics, and a link to purchase the song in iTunes. Various performance improvements and bug fixes are included in this release. [Download - 11.1MB]

Citi Bike 2.1 (free) - The official Citi Bike app provides users with a variety of information relevant to NYC's bike sharing program. Within the app users can view a map of all station locations, as well as how many bikes are currently available at each. The v2.1 update is a minor update that addresses a number of known issues. [Download - 10.3MB]

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