App Recap: over a dozen new, updated and discounted apps to look at

By , May 13, 2014

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Tuesday’s edition of App Recap, which promotes new, updated and discounted apps on the App Store, highlights several productivity apps for making day-to-day tasks easier. Boximize takes note-taking to the next level, MovieLaLa helps you discover new movies, Logacal redefines your calendar, Quickminder simplifies reminders, Castro enhances your podcast experience and more. App Recap is posted mid-day and builds upon the more detailed app coverage that Lory, Christian, Cody and our other writers keep us informed with. We’ve got 14 apps on the docket today… 

New Apps

BoximizeBoximize is a fully customizable note-taking app for organizing collections, building forms, sketching ideas, recording audio notes, creating logs and much more. The app has several features, including password protected data, fast searching and sorting, a clean and intuitive design, custom themes and over two dozen predefined collections. Boximize is $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

MovieLaLaMovieLaLa is a social network for discovering new movies, new friends and showtimes. The app lets you follow your favorite actors and actresses, watch trailers for upcoming movies, find new people to watch movies with, view a personalized feed of suggested movies and more. MovieLaLa is free on the App Store for the iPad. If you’re a frequent moviegoer, check out Lory’s roundup of the best apps for movie lovers.

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 12.35.49 PMQuickminder is one of the fastest ways to create reminders on your iOS device.  I’ve always found the stock Reminders app to be rather cumbersome, and Quickminder solves that by quickly allowing you to create, view, edit or delete reminders. Assign a reminder for later today, tomorrow or a particular date with ease, and stay organized with the app’s clean and simplistic design. Quickminder is 99 cents for iPhone and iPad.

The Lost ShipThe Lost Ship is a classic adventure game in which you embark on a treasure hunt to discover a lost pirate ship that was caught in a hurricane while sailing through the Caribbean waters centuries ago. With your newfound archaeology skills, and stories you heard from Uncle Henry, you are tasked with hunting for a treasure map lost in the pirate ship Queen Anne’s Revenge. The Lost Ship is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Updated Apps

SonosSonos Controller received a major update today with a sleek new design, revamped music services, universal search, surround sound mode, option to create playlists from multiple music sources and more. The update pushes the Sonos app to version 5.0. iPad users must remove previous versions of the app before installing this latest update. Sonos Controller is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

RockMyRunRockMyRun is the ultimate companion to your running or workout session. The app has been updated with a new feature called MatchMe, which automatically synchronizes DJ-engineered running and workout music mixes and playlists with your steps. Mixes can also be sorted and filtered based on different criteria. RockMyRun is free on the App Store for iPhone, with subscription options available.

Google SearchGoogle Search was updated today with a number of improvements, including smarter conversations and more comprehensive results from Google Now. Smaller updates include faster loading times, more fluid image results and cricket sports cards in Google Now. The app now sits at version 4.0. Google Search for iOS is free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Devil ShardDevil Shard has only received a minor update with bug fixes, but it provides a good opportunity to promote the app. The match-three puzzle game pits you as a hero who needs to stop a war caused by an emperor, putting you against great evil along your journey. In-game features include 37 different enemies, 32 equipment items, 36 achievements and more. Devil Shard is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Colossatron Massive World ThreatColossatron: Massive World Threat has been updated with a number of bug fixes and improvements that ensure a smoother gaming experience. This popular game by the award-winning Halfbrick Studios, creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, involves playing as a giant robotic snake that has waged war against mankind. Colossatron: Massive World Threat is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

CastroThe high-fidelity podcast app Castro has received an update today with continuous playback of episodes in your timeline, a new pitch shift algorithm for enhanced audio, a redesigned user interface, built-in sleep timer, in-app settings, Spanish and French localizations, improved notes parsing, custom skip intervals, bug fixes and more. The update pushes the app to version 1.1. Castro is $3.99 on the App Store for iPhone.

On Sale Apps

AnyFontAnyFont has both been discounted to 99 cents, down from its regular $1.99 price, and updated to version 1.4 with bug fixes. The app unlocks over a thousand bundled fonts via an in-app purchase, which can then be used in other apps like Pages, Keynote and Numbers for both private or commercial use. The app supports TrueTypeFont (.ttf), OpenTypeFont (.otf) and TrueType Collection (.ttc) fonts on iPhone and iPad.

The Shadow SunThe Shadow Sun is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time, which is over 60% off its regular $7.99 price. The app is a 10-hour dark epic fantasy roleplaying game created by the veterans of the Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate and The Witcher franchises. In the game, explore the decadent imperial city of Shar as you embark on an epic tale involving real-time combat, hidden secrets and more. The Shadow Sun is $2.99 for iPhone and iPad.

Math 42Math 42 is an educational app that helps students from fifth to twelfth grade with math homework and preparation for tests, based on intelligent recommendations, illustrated step-by-step solutions, training and testing modes, problem solving techniques and more. Math 42 aims to eliminate the need for an expensive tutor, providing more than 380 exercises per math topic. The app is now free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

LogacalLogacal is a calendar app that has gone free for the second time in just a few weeks. The app helps you schedule your tasks based on how far in the future they are, with a calendar split into sections like today, tomorrow, upcoming days and upcoming weeks. The app also works with iCloud, Google and Microsoft Exchange and local calendars on your device. Logacal is free on the App Store for iPhone while it is on sale.

If there are any new, updated or discounted apps that were not mentioned in this App Recap, we encourage you to share in the comments section down below. App Store developers can also connect with us in the comments or on our social platforms to share an iTunes link for coverage consideration. This post will be updated with any major App Store developments if required.

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  • Palmer Paul

    Joe: You should call these articles RecApp.

  • Jinpdx

    This is one of my favorite sections of iDB. App discovery on App Store is terrible this is great! Thank you for all the hard work Joe!