The Week in iOS Apps: Get it done!

This week's roundup includes all kinds of productivity apps—for mail, managing documents, and staying on task.

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Get it done!

This week’s roundup includes all kinds of productivity apps—for mail, managing documents, and staying on task. Read on!



Chomp is a $3 iOS app from children’s author Christopher Niemann that combines his animated drawings with live video created by you or your children. The resulting creations—involving everything “from a virtuous pianist, to a spaghetti-slurping dog, or a living cuckoo-clock”—can be saved and shared with loved ones.

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The $5 Day One 2 is the newest version of the popular journaling app. New features include the ability to add 10 pictures per app, the option to have up to 10 different journals, as well as support for 3D touch and an overhauled interface to let you easily make new entries.



Version 3.0 of the free MailDeck has launched with a number of new features, including a new filtered inbox, in-app browser, support for new gestures, choice of sound for push notifications, and user experience enhancements for the iPhone. You’ll still have support for all your IMAP accounts, and passcode protection to ensure your mail security.



Notarize “is a remote electronic notary service based on Virginia law. It is legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.” You upload a document, then connect with a licensed Virginia electronic notary by live video call; that’s when you sign the document. “When done, share your document by email, save to Dropbox, or print and submit manually.”



Pocket, the popular “read it later” app, has been updated to allow Premium subscribers to choose from seven different new fonts, and to fine-tune their reading experience with new layout tools. Also new? An “auto-dark” mode that switches your reading theme based on location and ambient light.



Sloth is a task manager with one simple function: It lets you decide the amount of time you’ll spend on a task, then alert you when the time is up.



Now that Apple Music has put its radio stations behind the paywall, SoundCloud is stepping forward, creating a “stations” feature that lets you create a radio station based, Pandora-like, on a single track. The streaming music wars continue unabated.



WhoNow bills itself as “the fastest way to know what your friends think about your dating life. Privately share pictures, ask questions, make comments and get feedback anonymously.” It’s crowdsourcing for your love life.


Others of note

Microsoft Cortana has added a widget for reminders … The official TED app has been updated for iPad ProKung Fu Panda: Battle of Destiny is a new game based on the popular movie series.

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