Just last week we shared our favorite coffee app; this week: an improved way to order pizza. Apps for the iPhone and iPad are keeping our appetites satisfied.
Still searching for the perfect email client for iPhone? Acompli is the latest entry in a crowded market, combining email and calendar functions for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, and Gmail. You can browse all email attachments in the attachments list, and send them from your mobile inbox even if the file wasn’t downloaded to the phone.
This $5 productivity app for iPhone and iPad keeps getting more useful. The latest update lets you set reminders—plug in a date and time, and the app will let you know when your attention is needed. (This feature also syncs across multiple devices.) And if you’re looking for further personalization, you can spend $2 on an in-app purchases of either Sci-Fi or 8-Bit sound packages.
Domino's Pizza USA
Sometimes you just need to eat. Domino’s Pizza, formerly iPhone-only, is now a universal app built for the iPad. It includes a design to accommodate iOS 7, a “realistic pizza builder,” a tracker to let you know where your pizza is en route to your house, and a “redesigned ordering experience.”
The official Google Drive app for iOS was useful, but felt frustratingly limited at times—better for viewing files than creating new stuff. Google is unleashing the power of its service by splitting the functions of the service into several apps: Google Docs for documents, Google Sheets for spreadsheets, and a Power Point-style Google Slides app coming soon. Users in the new apps can create new documents, collaborate in real time with other users, and most notably, create and edit docs while offline.
Opera Coast Web Browser
After some time as an iPad-only offering, the free Opera Coast browser is now available for iPhone as well. New features include “stuff we like” suggestions for browing, syncing of home screen tiles via iCloud; a wider selection of wallpapers via Opera’s add-on site; and faster overall performance than previous versions of the app.
At last! Social media with nuance! Squerb, a free offering for iOS, dispenses with the “like” buttons of other services and allows users to offer more detailed, layered reactions to the stuff of life. A movie, for example, can be rated in several different categories—acting, plot, music, directing, and more—and across several different ratings spectra. Once you’ve finished with those details, you can share via Facebook or Twitter.
Version 3.0 of Yahoo Mail on iOS arrived Tuesday, with the inevitable design upgrade for iOS 7. The app also includes new features to let you access news headlines, stock information, weather forecasts, and more. The attempt to include communications, news, and other info in one space makes it feel as though Yahoo is hearkening back to its roots, this time as a “portal” to the mobile web.