New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja 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 a new navigation app from Garmin, game updates, a major update to Ember for Mac and more!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Viago: GPS maker Garmin's new navigation app for iOS sports details like speed limit display, lane assist, weather info, in-map traffic display and photo-realistic junction views. $0.99 - Download now
  • Fruit Ninja 1.9.2: The popular fruit-slashing game sports new blades, and is free. Free - Download now
  • Vesper 2.001: The notes, idea and to do list management app has been updated to make untagged notes easier to find, account creation fields are easier to tap, bugs have been fixed and more — check the release notes for a special joke related to the version number. $2.99 - Download now
  • Godzilla - Smash3 1.11: The "match three" genre game featuring the King of Monsters. Big difficulty adjustments that may Tokyo battles a bit easier to manage, reduced level load time, bug fixes and more. Free - Download now
  • Ember 1.3.1: The digital scrapbooking app for iOS sports improvements to syncing with its Mac counterpart. $4.99 - Download now
  • Sunrise 2.4: Calendar app that works with Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange. Now connects with Songkick, Evernote, Tripit, Github and Asana. Free - Download now
  • OneReader 1.0.1: OneReader is a new RSS app for both iPhone and iPad that syncs with both Feedly and Feedbin. You can also bring in your social accounts for an all-in-one place to read all your news. $3.99 - Download Now

New and updated Mac apps

  • EditReady: Transcoding for video professionals. Transcodes QuickTime-video to edit-ready formats like Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. $49.99 - Download now
  • iBooks Author 2.1.3: Apple's ebook authoring software sports stability improvements and bug fixes. Free - Download now
  • Ember 1.7: The digital scrapbook app (for the Mac) sports added support for plain text documents, allows you to save pages as bookmarks, save and view PDF, video, SVG and Illustrator files, and has sync improvements. $49.99 - Download now
  • OKDOTHIS 2.0: A community of people that inspire each other to get out and do the things they want to do most. This update brings a completely updated interface, new photo editing tools, the ability to search users and ideas, and lots more. Free - Download Now
  • 24me 2.4.8: 24me is a smart personal assistant that helps you get and stay organized. The 2.4.8 update adds a someday group that gives you easy access to any tasks that don't have definitive due dates. There are also lots of bug fixes. Free - Download Now
  • Shout Photo Messenger 1.0.2: Shout Photo Messenger is a new photo messaging app that lets you quickly take, caption, and send photos to all your friends much faster than what MMS allows. Free - Download Now
  • Bonfire 1.0: Bonfire is a new chat app for both iPhone and iPad that lets you chat with other people near your location. If you want, you can also choose to post anonymously. Free - Download Now

New and updated Mac apps

  • WeatherBar 1.0: WeatherBar is a new way to get the weather on your Mac. With support for forecasts, humidity, current conditions, and much more, WeatherBar puts all the weather you need at your fingertips. $2.99 - 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