New and updated apps: Shazam, Fitbit, Amazon Music 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 new music apps, travel tools, workout stuff and more!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Shazam 7.6.1: Identify music and TV by letting Shazam sample it. Links to iTunes, even. This version has minor bug fixes. Free - Download now
  • Hipmunk 3.3.4: Plan your next trip by comparing top travel sites. Now optimized for iPad, works better with Airbnb and HomeAway, easier to reset your password. Free - Download now
  • Swarm 1.0.5: The new app from Foursquare, keep up and meet with your friends. Checking in is faster in this version, and location accuracy has been improved. Free - Download now
  • Fitbit 2.3: The companion app to the fitness wearable. Track your activity, workouts and health. New MobileRun lets you use GPS to track your pace and routes; track food faster with a barcode scanner, calorie estimator and expanded food database; track exercise easier; and more. Free - Download now
  • Dayflow: Plan your day more efficiently by managing activities, get suggestions for what to do next, plot efficiency and examine your day using a summary. $2.99 - Download now
  • Amazon Music: Amazon's free music streaming service for Amazon Prime members. Improved stability, simplified sign-in process, fixes for "Exception 47." Free - Download now
  • Pocket 5.5.2: Save articles, videos and more. Minor bug fixes and improvements. Free - Download now

New and updated Mac apps

  • Printopia Turn any printer into an AirPrint printer that works with your iOS devices, or AirPrint to PDF instead. Fixes compatibility with 10.10 Developer Preview, fixes Send to Dropbox, other minor changes. $19.95 - Download now
  • Sound Studio 4.6.12: Audio recording and editing tool. Fixes crashing problem on Mac Pro, fixes sample rate popup. $29.99 - Download now
  • Paragon NTFS for Snow Leopard: Enables you to easily share files with Windows users over the same network. The version for Snow Leopard is now free. Free - 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