Weekly App Store Roundup: February 8th



Mailbox is now on the iOS App Store, but don’t expect to be able to use it for a while

Mailbox, the email client that many have been anticipating since the launch video was released a few weeks ago, has finally made it to the App Store. However, because of the limited server capacity that supports the back-end of the app, there is a waiting list for using the app, a long one at that. The developers say that once they establish what the servers are capable of, the rollout process will become much quicker. For the meantime, you’ll just have to pay close attention to your position in the queue.

Real Racing 3 may be released sooner than expected

Real Racing 3 Game Centre Images

A member of the PocketGamer team spotted the much anticipated racing game in the Game Centre list of EA marketing director Ben Clarke. According to PocketGamer, this must mean that Apple have approved it to be sold on the App Store, and that if this is the case, it may be open to the public in the next few days. As always, we’ll keep you posted on any developments.


Rovio reduces all their titles for iPad to $0.99

If you want to expand your collection of Rovio apps, now is a really good time to do so. For the weekend, Rovio have discounted all their iPad apps to $0.99. Here is the full list of all the apps on sale:

Apps of the week:

Frank’s Pick: Mailbox


Yes, the queue for this app is a let-down, to say the least. But on paper, this app is shaping up to be the best email client for iPhone out there, offering features that should have been there since the dawn of email. In a matter of a few swipes, you can completely go through your inbox and snooze emails to alert you at a later time. As you can see, I’ve got a while to go before I can actually use it, but I’m sure that it’ll be worth the wait.

iOS-screenshot2Nathan’s Pick: Instashare

Instashare is a file transfer solution for iOS and OS X, that allows users to easily move files from device to device through local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. A simple to use OS X client and iOS application allow for easy sharing, solving many file sharing problems that iOS has. Both applications are free, meaning that if you’re looking for an easy way to share files between iOS and OS X, you’ve found the perfect solution.


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