New and updated apps hit the iOS App Store every day. It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest and greatest that the App Store has to offer but here at TiP, we’ll bring you a weekly roundup of some of the most noteworthy additions and updates. Let’s check out what this week had to offer…
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel for iPad
It would be impossible this week to complete a roundup of new and noteworthy apps without including the biggest story in apps this week: Microsoft has finally launched its Office suite of apps on iPad.
At the launch event in San Francisco, new Msoft CEO Satya Nadella unveiled versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel built specifically for the iPad and revealed that all of the apps would be free to download. You can use the apps to view and present for free, but if you want access to the editing capabilities you’ll need an Office365 subscription which can be purchased in-app for $99.99/£79.99.
Word — Free — Download now for iPad
PowerPoint — Free — Download now for iPad
Excel — Free — Download now for iPad
Camera Plus by Global Delight, which was featured in our best camera apps list, received an interesting update this week adding a feature called AirSnap providing a way to take a photo or video remotely using another iOS device running the app.
The app also went universal so is available on iPad for the first time with a bunch of iPad-optimized features like soft flash and adjustable camera controls. Perfect for all you iPadographers out there.
$0.99/£0.69 — Download now for iPhone and iPad
Color Splash, the popular photo editing app for turning photos black and whit while picking out certain details or areas in color, has been updated to version 3.0 this week bringing with it a redesigned interface that gives the app a new look and feel as well as a new “hue shift” adjustment slider that lets you change the colors in the image you’re editing.
$0.99/£0.69 — Download now for iPhone
Next for iPhone/iPad
Next is an elegant tool for tracking your expenses on your iPhone. You can enter expenses, assign categories to each entry and see all your expense reports and stats in the app and export data to Excel or Numbers.
The app was updated to version 3.0 this week which brought with it iCloud sync — that’s because Next for iPad launched alongside the update, so you can track your expenses across devices.
Next for iPhone — $1.99/£1.49 — Download now for iPhone
Next for iPad — $1.99/£1.49 — Download now for iPad
Runtastic PRO is a feature-packed run-tracking and fitness app. It’s capable of tracking a number of workout data points such as time, distance, speed and more as well as mapping your runs with GPS. Version 5.0 of Runtastic PRO brought with it a completely new app design and structure as well as some new features like automatic sync.
$4.99/£2.99 — Download now for iPhone