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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Like all the other’s, this app also released a full re-design. And like
all the others, it looks amazing on iOS7.
Focus 2 for iPhone is the easter egg. I don’t even know where to
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.