Reeder, PDFpen for iPhone, Star Walk HD

updated 01:01 pm EST, Mon December 2, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Reeder 2.1.1 ($5) - Reeder is an RSS reader that includes support for several RSS services, including Feedbin, Feedly, and Feed Wrangler. The v2.1 update includes fixes for two known bugs. This includes a problem with OPML importing when using Open in Reeder, along with issues related to the mark all as read feature. [Download - 7.1MB]

PDFpen for iPhone 1.4.2 ($5) - PDFpen for iPhone allows users to edit PDFs directly on an iPhone. Version 1.4.2 features the latest version of the Jot Ready SDK, which offers compatibility with the Jot Script pen. A scenario that could cause Dropbox syncing to fail has also been resolved, along with a problem with the direct opening of a PDF from PDFpen Scan+. [Download - 32.7MB]

Star Walk HD 7.0.3 ($3) - Star Walk is an augmented reality astronomy guide that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites that a user points their iPad at. In v7.0.3 ISON’s orbit has been corrected to ensure that users have the most accurate position of the comet. Users can also now turn on Picture Caching in the Star Walk settings, allowing users to save the apps content locally on the device for offline use. [Download - 82.8MB]

Lapse It Pro 2.22 ($2) - Lapse It Pro can help users create time lapse and stop motion videos directly on their iOS device. The software features a number of tools to help users create their videos, all of which can be recorded and rendered in full 1080p on supported devices. The Clap feature is now working under iOS 7 in the latest release, and several other minor bugs have also been fixed. [Download - 11.5MB]

Sleigh Bells 1.1 ($1) - Sleigh Bells is a digital instrument that provides users with 6 different sleigh bells samples. Support is included for playing a single instrument at a time, or layering the various bells. The v1.1 update introduces a new pitch pad that lets users change the pitch of the various instruments. [Download - 104MB]

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