16 FEB

Notable App Updates and Sales: Kindle, Skyfire, Camera+, Dejumble

by Marianne Schultz
 

There’s always a lot going on in the iOS and Mac App Stores and we’ve seen a few updates and sales recently that we wanted to highlight for you.

First, the Kindle iOS app received an update this week adding some capabilities that mirrored a recent firmware update for the actual Kindle device. Kindle now displays real page numbers in ebooks, allowing users to match locations with paper versions of books, along with some new visual indicators of reading progress, and more.

The Mac OS version of the Kindle application is also available in the Mac App Store.

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Skyfire, the popular app that brings Flash video content to web browsing on the iPhone and iPad, is currently on sale. Reduced by $1.00 for two days only, each version of the app will go back to its regular price at 9:00 a.m. PST on February 18 when this “Flash Sale” ends.

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Camera+, the app that had an on-again, off-again relationship with the App Store late last year, has gotten an update to 2.1 and is now on sale temporarily, down to $.99 from $1.99. While version 2.1 doesn’t bring any major new features, developer tap tap tap states that it does include many improvements:

For version 2.1, we’ve switched gears and worked hard to make the overall experience of using the app much more pleasurable. We made a whole bunch of speed improvements so everything feels zippier. We fixed many niggling bugs so the app now has a much more solid feel to it. And we added many little features and user interface improvements so that it’s much more intuitive and more of a delight to use.

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Thinking Code Software’s Dejumble is a tasks app that we’ve had our eyes on for a while. The iOS app is now free, down from $4.99 and it will sync over-the-air with its desktop counterpart for the Mac, which can be purchased from the Mac App Store.

Dejumble for the iPhone is still missing what we think are some key features–local notifications and alarms–but it syncs automatically with the corresponding app on our Macs, making it very easy to stay on top of tasks wherever we may be. It’s still worth a look in our view and you can even get a trial version of the Mac OS application from the developer’s site here.

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