Last night was the night; everyone else in the world got access to the new and shiny version of Apples iOS. I have been using it since the first developer preview.
I don’t want to waste your time on the OS itself; but I want to mention a few apps that I love, that have been reworked for iOS7.
Left to spend
This is four very different apps, all of them was installed yesterday, and all of them are apps that I use almost every time I unlock my phone.
Instacast is my go to podcatcher – or podcast client. It have been for a long time, and I have written about it many times. The new look and feel is right; it’s iOS 7. It also brings some of the new background update features. I really look forward to spending some time and to get up to speed on all of the new features.
Instapaper is probably the app I have spent the most time in since I got my first iOS device. I really love it. The new release is just a UI update for the old app. So, my understanding is that it don’t include any new features. But, the new look is new, fresh but still familiar.
Both Instapaper and Instacast is apps that I have been using every day for so many years that it is close to impossible or at least very hard for me to change.
Byword is my go to writing app. I am in fact writing this blog post in Byword for mac. And I often do some editing, reviewing and even writing of blog posts on my iPhone. They did do a version 2.0 a few months back, and this release is more or less just a interface update to make it look good on iOS7.
I didn’t think the previous version looked any bad. Not at all. But, this release looks amazing.
Left to spend is not something I expect most people to know a lot about. But, it is a app I picked up on Patrick Rhone’s podcast Enough. It’s the only budget app that have ever worked for me.
You set a daily allowance, and then you just add any expense to the app. No labels or categories; just figure out how much money you can use every day, and just add every expense. Simple, elegant and brilliant.
I did not expect this app to be updated. I think the previous version of this app was from released when we went from iOS 3 to 4 or something like this. But, I really love that the developer updated it. Because, some of the functionality was broken and this is the kind of app I would have to develop myself if the developer did not step up and release an update to.
Like all the other’s, this app also released a full re-design. And like all the others, it looks amazing on iOS7.
Omni Focus 2 for iPhone is the easter egg. I don’t even know where to start.
First of all, the design looks amazing, but it is bold. I don’t think everyone will like it at first glance.
Second. The new app is cleaner better – and the inclusion of background sync is major – at least for me.
I have not used OF on iPhone at lot for the last six months. It have been major pain to have to wait for the database to sync each time I used the app. This was one of the reasons for moving stuff like my shopping list away from my phone and over to paper.
This update might solve this issue.
Mach 2. This, feels like the second coming of the App store. And I do think that many of my current iPhone apps, that is not updated to the new look at feel during the next few weeks, might find themselves replaced, very soon.