‎Pixelmator for iOS Adds Support for the New iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

The Pixelmator Team has just released version 2.4.4 of Pixelmator for iOS on the App Store. This release introduces support for the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in the app, including support for the double-tap gesture on the new Apple Pencil and Pixelmator will even remember your global settings for the double-tap wherever possible. I’m a little surprised that for an app so popular and often featured by Apple, it took them so long to add support for the new iOS devices.

Get Pixelmator for just $4.99 on the App Store.


‎Overcast 5.1 Adds Instant Search in its Latest Update

Version 5.1 of Overcast was released on the App Store last week with a new Instant Search feature. Talking about this feature, Marco Arment — the developer of the app, writes on his blog:

Instant Search is the next step in Overcast’s search evolution. It combines a small local cache with a highly optimized search service to give the most relevant results immediately as you type, even after only a single letter.

It’s a dramatic, delightful improvement to a critical, frequently used feature. This was a lot of fun to build, and I’m proud of it.

I’m starting to get into podcasts lately and have been exploring all the different podcast apps available today. Overcast is one of the few apps that managed to keep things simple and elegant, and I love this new addition to it.

Get Overcast for Free from the App Store →


‎TeeVee 3 for iPhone and iPad is Free for a Limited Time

TeeVee 3 — a popular TV show tracking app for iPhone and iPad is currently available for Free on the App Store for a limited time. I haven’t used the app in a while now since the app has been suffering from a few bugs in recent times, but the developer has released some bug fixes in the last couple of days that address some crashes and bugs.

Get TeeVee 3 for Free on the App Store →



A Look at How Popular iOS Apps Have Changed in 10 Years

Valia Havryliuk, writing on the ‘Flawless App Stories’ blog:

Just last year App Store celebrated its 10th birthday.
In 2008 it launched with 552 apps and some of them are still live inside your iPhones. Time has passed and design trends have changed dramatically.
#10yearchallenge is a good opportunity to see how fast the evolution is and notice changes in the oldest iOS apps.

Also see: How Websites Have Changed

P.S: We know we’ve been away for a while, but we’re back now. Our regular schedule follows in the coming days.


Serif’s Affinity Publisher Available Now in Free Public Beta

Serif has just announced that Affinity Publisher, the company’s new Desktop Publishing app, is now available in a Free public beta. The company had revealed that it was working on a third app, after Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, via a tweet back in July.

You can download the free beta of Affinity Publisher for both Mac and Windows systems, with the fairly straightforward system requirements available here. The company does note that this is a beta, so you should not use it for any important production work at this time.

It’s great to see Serif working on these incredible alternatives for Adobe’s apps like Illustrator, Photoshop, and now InDesign. I’ve downloaded the beta on my Mac and will be sharing my thoughts here very soon.


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