16 AUG

Notable New Apps and Updates: Amazon Student, Reeder and Camera+

by Marianne Schultz

It’s back-to-school time already (where did the summer go?) and Amazon is on the ball with its release of the Amazon Student app earlier this week. Amazon Student lets users scan barcodes on textbooks and other school supplies to check for the best prices and more.

College Students, keep Amazon.com in your back pocket. The Amazon Student App allows instant price-checks on textbooks and more. Simply scan a barcode to check a price, or use one-click access to scan items you want to buy or sell back. Amazon’s convenient trade-in program can turn your books, games, movies, and electronics into Amazon Gift Cards. Plus, join Amazon Student to get FREE Two-Day Shipping for six months with Amazon Prime shipping benefits!

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One of the most popular camera apps (and my current favorite) in the App Store, tap tap tap’s Camera+ has received an update that adds a new feature: the ability to add captions to your photos.

For Camera+ 2.3 we’re very happy to announce that you can now place captions on your photos. Simply add a border to your photo and then tap the Captions button to add a nicely styled caption, designed to look great with the border you’ve chosen.

Camera+ is also on sale to celebrate the release of version 2.3 at $.99, down from its regular price of $1.99. While Camera+ hasn’t completely replaced the original Camera app that was installed on my iPhone out-of-the-box on the first page of my home screen, it is my most-used camera app by far. (If/when Camera+ gets video recording capability, I’ll happily bury the original Camera app in a folder on home page #12.)

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The iPhone, iPad and Mac versions of Silvio Rizzi’s Reeder, an excellent Google Reader RSS client, have all gotten an update adding Evernote compatibility. Evernote is a California-based company that provides services and tools to save and archive notes and it has a large user base numbering in the millions. The neat thing about Evernote is that you can save just about anything beyond typed notes, including photos, web pages, voice memos and more and its integration into Reeder will likely be a welcome addition to Evernote users.

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