Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:03 pm PT (03:03 pm ET)
Apps: Speedtest.net goes universal, Day One adds Publish, Fantastical 2 gets a tune-upA trio of popular iOS apps were updated Wednesday as network testing tool Speedtest.net gained iPad support, journaling app Day One introduced a new public publishing feature, and replacement calendar Fantastical 2 received a slew of bug fixed and improvements.
Long a staple in the arsenal of iOS users looking to call out their internet service provider for sub-par speeds, the latest revision to Ookla's Speedtest.net native app allows consumers to collect data on their iPad with a new tablet-optimized user interface that supports both landscape and portrait orientations.
Other changes include a new dynamic speedometer that will change to account for higher-speed connections and an updated server selection interface. Ookla also promises "many performance optimizations and bug fixes."
Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test version 3.2.0 is available now as a free, 15.1-megabyte download from the App Store.
Users hoping for a way to publicly share diary entries from Bloom Built's popular Day One app now have one in the new Publish feature. With Publish, users can designate specific entries to share publicly either at unique, private URLs or via social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.
Alongside Publish, the new version of Day One brings improved performance, updated support for TextExpander, the ability to create a new entry from read mode, and stability improvements and bug fixes.
Day One version 1.13 is available now as a $4.99, 24.2-megabyte download from the App Store.
Already one of the most popular apps on the App Store, the most recent release of Flexibits's Fantastical 2 improves upon the second-generation calendar with a hoard of user interface tweaks and under-the-hood optimizations. Among the changes are new notification sounds, the ability to set links to open in third-party browsers like 1Password and Mercury, an option to send messages via WhatsApp, events with floating time zones, and visual tweaks.
Flexibits also improved the app's ability to detect conference call dial-in codes and enhanced accessibility and search speed alongside "various fixes and improvements."
Fantastical 2 version 2.0.5 is available now as a $3.99, 17.3-megabyte download from the App Store.
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