iOS 7 App Update Roundup: Pocket, Evernote, OmniFocus 2, Kindle, and More

Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:16 AM PDT by Juli Clover
iOS 7 has just been released to the public and a slew of apps are being updated with redesigns, new features, and support for Apple's revamped operating system. We've detailed some of the most notable iOS 7 app updates below and will continue to add new app updates throughout the day.

Pocket (Free) [Direct Link]

Pocket, the popular read-it-later app, has been updated with a feature that allows the app to automatically sync saved articles in the background, meaning the app will always be up-to-date when it is opened. It also includes a new reading view with edge-to-edge images.

OmniFocus 2 for iPhone ($19.99) [Direct Link]

OmniFocus 2 replaces the original OmniFocus app for the iPhone. The app has an entirely refreshed user interface that takes many stylistic cues from iOS 7, featuring a clean white design and bright accent colors. Navigation has been re-imagined to make it easier to save ideas and track goals. OmniFocus 2 syncs with OmniFocus for iPad and OmniFocus for Mac.

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Gmail (free) [Direct Link]

Google’s Gmail app app has gained an updated icon, an enhanced attachment experience that includes larger thumbnails and improved integration with Google apps that allows Google Drive and Google+ links to go directly to the app if installed.

Flipboard (Free) [Direct Link]

Flipboard’s iOS 7 update incorporates Apple’s new parallax feature to “bring magazine covers to life.” It also offers the ability to delete comments within personal magazines and includes additional report functionality for reporting inappropriate users and comments.

Foursquare (Free) [Direct Link]

Foursquare has been redesigned for iOS 7 with a new icon and a revamped user interface. Functionality remains largely the same, but the app now supports iOS 7.

Kindle (Free) [Direct Link]

Amazon’s Kindle app has been updated to version 4.0, introducing a complete iOS 7-style redesign that includes flatter controls, translucency effects, and side-out menus. The app also includes Collections, giving customers a way to better organize their libraries.

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Evernote (Free) [Direct Link]

Evernote has been entirely redesigned for iOS 7, introducing a cleaner, sparser interface that eliminates tabs and shadows of previous versions for a home screen that displays notes, notebooks, tags, shortcuts, and announcements all in one place.

New Quicknote features have been introduced on a bar at the bottom of the home screen, allowing users to quickly launch a new note, snap a photo, create a reminder or make a task list. Image and PDF markup features from Skitch are also present in the new version of the app.


Skype (Free) [Direct Link: iPad/iPhone]

Skype has been updated with video and voice call improvements along with the ability to join group voice calls from the iPad or the iPhone. The dial pad has also been improved and accessibility improvements are bundled into the update as well.

Chrome (Free) [Direct Link]

Google’s Chrome app has been updated to version 30, adding a new look for iOS 7. Improvements to fullscreen behavior have been added to the iPad version of the app, and there’s a new settings interface. Maps and email links will also now launch within Google Maps and Gmail if the apps are installed.

Zillow (Free) [Direct Link]

Real Estate by Zillow has been optimized for iOS 7, introducing a redesigned app that brings important information like basic home facts and photographs to the forefront of each listing, simplifying the process of searching for a home.

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- Twitter (Free) [Direct Link]

Twitter for iOS has received a small update that introduces a slight redesign, including a flatter toolbar and new buttons. Other than the modified look, the app is largely the same, but Twitter is said to be preparing a much bigger update that will be released sometime in the future.

- Instapaper ($3.99) [Direct Link]

Instapaper has been updated to version 5.0, adding a new iOS 7-style look to the app. "Read Later" articles can now be sorted by date, article length, and more, and articles can also be filtered by reading time. There's an improved sepia theme, along with improved parsing abilities and a darker splash screen that introduces a better night reading experience.

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- Facebook (Free) [Direct Link]

Facebook's iOS 7 update includes a new row of tabs at the bottom of the screen, in order to improve navigation throughout the app. Several of the icons within the app have also been revamped.

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Posted: 14 months ago
The best thing about the iOS 7 redesign is that developers use the occasion to redesign their own apps. Sounds trivial, but I never really thought about it. This might be exciting.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I wish the App Store allowed upgrade discounts. (OmniFocus)
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Do we really want every app to be redesigned so they all look the same? Really devs, its ok to create an original look and feel for your your apps/brands.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Cue the complaining about having to re-purchase OmniFocus in 3....2....1....
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

Do we really want every app to be redesigned so they all look the same? Really devs, its ok to create an original look and feel for your your apps/brands.


I totally agree with you. Certainly you need to try and create your own niche.

Having said that I was initially unsure about the look and feel of iOS 7 and having now used it consistently for the past couple of weeks, it's incredible how something can look so dated, so quickly i.e. iOS 6.

I really like the new design and I think that developers to some extent like the new look as well and so are trying to give their customers the same familiarity throughout their iPhone experience.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Facebook update is live. Had to delete it from my wife's phone then install again. Said OPEN instead of UPDATE otherwise. Had to search the App Store.
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