updated 02:02 am EDT, Fri August 1, 2014
Wunderlist 3 gets design revamp, real-time sync, public lists, more
To-do app Wunderlist has reached version 3.0, and is celebrating with fresh, iOS 7-inspired look, among other changes. The biggest changes users would immediately notice are the design, the real-time sync and a new option to make a list public. Users can also share lists with selected other Wunderlist users (such as family) across nearly any mobile or desktop platform, with instant updating.
Version 3 also gains comments (formerly a feature only found on the pro version), and users can publish lists to the web with the Public List feature. Overall, the new update sports 60 major and minor improvements. The pro version is available by subscription at a cost of $5 per month or $50 per year, and adds subtasks, files and assignment capabilities, allowing users to delegate tasks to others. A corresponding Mac app is also available, and the program can be used on Android, Kindle Fire and Chromebook as well. Versions for Windows Phone and Windows 8 are in development.
Indiegogo releases app for iPhone, iPod touch to match new website
Crowdfunding site Indiegogo has finally arrived in app form on iOS, with a program made for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows users to discover, explore, manage, share or fund campaigns while on-the-go. Investors can use the app to donate, claim campaign perks, and share campaigns on social media. Producers can receive notifications of contributions, monitor comments, post campaign updates, thank contributors, and promote their projects through contacts and social media. The free app is available in English, Spanish, German and French.
Seacrest's Typo 2 Bluetooth keyboard for iOS finally debuts
Following legal troubles because the first version was too close to BlackBerry's keyboards for the Canadian phone maker's liking, the Typo 2 Bluetooth keyboard for iOS devices -- backed in part by radio host Ryan Seacrest -- is finally available for pre-order in a redesigned form that still achieves what Seacrest sought to accomplish: adding a BB-like physical keyboard to the iPhone. "Typo 2 was born out of a desire for efficiency. For several years, many of our friends and colleagues carried two phones: one for typing and correspondence and an iPhone for virtually everything else."
The Typo has been in development for over two years, and the revamped version -- which the company hopes will avoid further legal attention -- offers a different look but similar functionality. The product likely has a niche business-oriented audience that will appreciate it, as many former BlackBerry users are now switching to other brands of smartphone and may have grown used to the more-efficient plastic keyboard that many older BB models sport, which makes texting for those conditioned to it faster. President Obama, for example, has long professed a preference for BlackBerry in part due to the keyboard feature, though generally speaking he uses mostly Apple products at work and at home.
The Typo 2 will ship in mid-September, and is available for pre-order now for $99. It is designed only for the iPhone 5 and 5s.