Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a slew of updates large and small, including stuff from Skype, Amazon.com, games, and more!
I've written before about some of the limitations that Apple imposes on game developers who want to sell their games through the Mac App Store. The problem isn't limited to games — Apple's rules for how Mac App Store apps work keep lots of different apps from being distributed.
We've told you about what's on our iPads and Macs before, explaining our choices in apps, desktop wallpaper and more. It's my turn again so I thought I'd share with you the contents of my Mac's menu bar. I've customized the bar with a bunch of applications and tools that I think are indispensable.
Escalation. Costner brings a knife, Connery brings a gun. Wayne dresses in a bat suit, a smiling psycho gets green hair and a purple suit. And I write an article about my iPad Home screen, so Peter goes and posts about his Mac dock. Well, two can play the escalation game. So, here's what's on my Retina MacBook Pro dock right now!
TextExpander for Mac has been updated to version 4.2.1, with fixes and smaller improvements galore. Among the issues fixed with this release are excessive CPU use after multiple expansions, as well as a timing issue that could lead to crashes during expansions.
Smile Software has updated their popular Mac utility TextExpander to version 4.2. The new version is a free update for TextExpander 4 users and is available for immediate download from the Smile web site.
TextExpander for iOS has been updated with a new method for sharing snippets. As we previously reported, Apple told Smile that they could no longer use Reminders to share snippets. The new system requires apps using TextExpander snippets to fetch them on a per-app basis rather than using a shared pool, and the apps will need to update to support this.
Textexpander for iOS is something many of us use and rely upon on a daily basis, but while it runs perfectly easily on the Mac, due to the app sandboxing on iOS things are a little trickier to work out. Apple is now putting its foot down, and stopping Textexpander's use of Reminders to share snippets.
Talk about turn-around time, no sooner did Vesper 1.002 fix some iOS 7 compatibility issues, than Vesper 1.003 comes along and adds Text Expander support. While iOS includes its own auto-correction feature that can do some of the same things, any Mac user worth their geek cred already lives in Text Expander, and this way all existing snippets will "just work" in Vesper, the same way they do everywhere else. Typing ubiquity.