Drafts, the fantastically convenient note taker from Agile Tortoise, has been updated to version 2.5 for iPhone and 1.5 for iPad. New features include Dropbox actions, URL actions, Share Actions, Action Directory, URL Callbacks, and Action Triggers. In other words, even higher level ninjary than Drafts already allowed.
We've seen many todo apps for iPhone but Carrot is the first one that has a personality of its own. The idea behind Carrot is that it should motivate you to do things. As you complete things, Carrot becomes happy with you and may even give you a reward. But if you go too long without getting anything accomplished, Carrot becomes angry.
Earlier today Twitter launched a new service and app named Vine. It was a purchase rather than something homegrown, and sits mostly on its own. I'd be tempted to explain the relationship of Twitter and Vine in similar terms to Facebook and Instagram, but frankly Vine is nowhere nearly as good yet.
Phil Nickinson from Android Central has already shared his thoughts on Vine. Here are mine.
Pebble, the E-Paper watch for iPhone (and Android) has sent word that they've begun shipping their first set of orders. Before you get too excited, it's an incredibly limited shipment, less than 500 units today, with more to follow. But still, progress.
A new email app will soon be available for the iPhone that wants to change the way we deal with email on our iPhone for the better. The new app created by Orchestra is said to be inspired by the simplicity of the “Clear” to do app and the beautiful interface of the Sparrow email app.
There's lots of document editing suites for iPad out there and Readdle is not new to the game. Documents by Readdle comes as an update to the popular ReaddleDocs app for iPhone and iPad. While Documents by Readdle is currently only for iPad, it's a huge improvement over the previous version.
Apple has removed the photography app 500px from the App Store over concerns that images of nudity are too easy to find. And... wow, unless there's some huge part of this story we still don't know, the jokes, ridicule, frustration, face-palming, condemnations, complaints, and triple entendres pretty much all write themselves. What makes this even more asinine is that the update that got 500px pulled was the one designed to make nude images even harder to find.
Judge not the Twitterrific 5.0.2 update by its point size. More than just the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks lie within. The Iconfactory has added inline image previews that, when tapped upon, launch a new, chrome-less image viewer that still lets you pinch to zoom and long press to get additional options. You also get the new full screen browser and simple reading modes, including Instapaper and Readability, and a new gesture to re-tweet with comment -- just tap and hold the re-tweet button.