I have a mind like a sieve. Checkmark 2 plugs the holes.
The developers at Snowman have released Checkmark 2 (US$2.99 launch price; regular $5.99), a major update to its predecessor, Checkmark. This handy reminders app looks great, improves on old features and adds some new stuff. After a week of use I’ve promoted Checkmark 2 to my iPhone’s home screen. Here’s my look at Checkmark 2.
Checkmark has been redesigned to feel at home on iOS 7. Minimal icons have replaced the old ones, and the iOS 7 keyboard is in place as is the date selector. Overall, that “heaviness” is gone and the app looks more in line with iOS 7.1’s design aesthetic. It’s funny how a redesign can make an app feel “lighter,” and that’s the case with Checkmark 2.
I did find one instance where I was wishing to go back to the previous version. The “date selection wheel,” for lack of a better term, is smaller in this version and therefore a little harder to use. Not a deal breaker, of course.
Instagram has become a go-to sharable photography app. With the addition of video it has only improved over time, even after the Facebook buyout. While many have tried, they don’t seem to be able to knock Instagram down. It’s simple to crop, caption, add filters and share your square photos with friends. At the same time you can also send them off to sites like Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Email.
I’ve tried others like EyeEm for photos and Vine for six-second videos, but I always head back to Instagram each time.
Robotic adventure game Machinarium is now available on iPhone, Amanita Design announced today.
Machinarium Pocket Edition features improved graphics, achievements and pinch-to-zoom features. The game will normally be available for $2.99; however, it is currently on sale for $1.99 throughout its launch.