Apps

  • Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage

    Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage

    While you’ve already got Yelp and other apps to help you figure out where to eat, Truffle is designed specifically for sharing recommendations with friends and other people you know. A new update should make that sharing even easier. The big addition is an iMessage app, which means (you guessed it) that Truffle is now integrated with iMessage. Read More

  • Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees

    Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees

    As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of “a company-wide realignment of personnel to support its strategic priorities.” Blue Apron was one of the big — and most anticipated — consumer IPOs of the year, but it’s also now one of the companies that… Read More

  • Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

    Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

    Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google accounts, including those from Outlook (including Hotmail or Live), Yahoo, and elsewhere. The announcement, which was sent out via a tweet from the… Read More

  • Fantastical maker cleverly redefines contact apps with Cardhop

    Fantastical maker cleverly redefines contact apps with Cardhop

    Flexibits, the company behind popular calendar app Fantastical, is releasing a new app for macOS today. Cardhop is another take on a default productivity app. This time, the company is trying to improve the Contacts app. It is available on the Mac App Store for $19.99, with a $14.99 introductory sale. I’ve been using Cardhop for a few weeks, and it’s been a breath of fresh air when… Read More

  • Wattpad’s storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service

    Wattpad’s storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service

    Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories – including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked – is today adding its first ever subscription plan for its flagship application. The option, called Wattpad Premium, will remove the ads from Wattpad’s otherwise free app – a feature users have been requesting… Read More

  • Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

    Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

    XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta. XD (which was previously known as the Adobe Experience Design tool) has not hit its 1.0 release, as the company announced at its annual MAX… Read More

  • Apple and GE announce deep partnership

    Apple and GE announce deep partnership

    While Apple has had its share of enterprise partners in recent years including IBM, Cisco and SAP, today’s announcement that it will be working directly with GE feels a bit different with the two companies more closely intertwined than in previous deals. Apple and GE have committed to build a set of development tools and to develop apps together using Apple’s design sensibility… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

    Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

    Pinterest began rolling out targeted ads based on searches for its partners earlier this year, giving it another moment in time to catch potential customers as they try to sniff out new things they might buy — and now everyone else will get a piece of that. The company said it is adding search ads to its Ads manager today, letting businesses target customers searching for potential… Read More

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