New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

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 social media tool updates, a new version of the popular Airbnb service's official app, stuff for the Mac and more.

New and updated iOS apps

  • Chrome 35: Omnibox changes: Adds right-to-left language support, shows search term. Refine search results more easily and view more results. Bug fixes and other improvements. Free - Download now
  • Angry Birds Star Wars II 1.5.0: 20 new Pork Side levels, 20 new Bird Side levels, new elements, and Last Chance Bird are the standouts in this new version of the popular trajectory game. $0.99 - Download now
  • Trello 2.6: Helps freelancers and others collaborate together to get stuff done. The new release lets you clone cards and lists, uploads multiple attachments at once, makes tons of bug fixes and more. Free - Download now
  • Stache 1.0: Collect the web pages you find useful into a visual and searchable library. The iOS companion app to the Mac app below. $1.99 - Download now
  • Airbnb 3.6.0: Traveling and don't want to stay in a hotel? Airbnb connects you to apartments, houses and condos you can rent for nights or weeks at a time. More profile information, better calendar control, and performance improvements. Free - Download now
  • Netflix 5.3.1: Bug fixes to the popular video streaming app. Free - Download now
  • Echofon Pro 7.2.72: The Twitter client that syncs with its Mac counterpart gets a bug fix for a possible crash when enabling push notifications. $4.99 - Download now
  • Twitter 6.6: The update for the official app for the popular social networking service gets minor improvements in this release. Free - Download now
  • NYTimes 4.2: The New York Times' official app adds "In Case You Missed It" feature, World Cup coverage and more. Free - Download now
  • Secret 4: The anonymous tip-sharing service now has Polish language localization. Free - Download now

New and updated Mac apps

  • MagicalPad 1.0: Combines note-taking, mind mapping, outlining, visual task management and more into a single app. $39.99 - Download now
  • Stache 1.0: Collect the web pages you find useful into a visual and searchable library. $6.99 - Download now
  • TextExpander 4.3: The popular typing shortcut tool from Smile improves search performance and allows the expansion or collapse of all groups in the TextExpander window by option-clicking to expand or collapse one group. $34.95 - Download now
  • Viewfinder 1.5: A Mac app designed to simplify finding, downloading and using images with Flickr, the popular photo blogging service owned by Yahoo. Now supports HTTPS connections (important for future compatibility), remembers last search terms, and more. $14.99 - Download now
  • Write 1.01: The clean, pared-down text editor has found its way from iOS to Mac. Work in Markdown, get in-line images and tables, tag and search through your documents, and generally get a lot done in a distraction-free environment. $6.99 (30%-off launch sale) - Download now

More apps and updates?

If you try any of the apps or updates, let me know how they work for you. If you got any new or updated apps today that you loved, but don't see here, let us know about them!

Peter Cohen