Google's official Gmail app for iPhone and iPad
received an update yesterday, offering a visual update for iOS 7, and improvements for iPad use. Users of the Gmail app can access their Gmail account (and can accommodate switching between up to five different accounts), receive notifications, read mail as threaded conversations and more. Version 2.7182 offers iPad users a new navigation bar for landscape viewing, a new full-screen view of messages in portrait, improved scrolling and a full-screen view for composing new messages. Available for download from iTunes, Gmail for iOS is free.
Day One journal-diary adds daily step counting for iPhone 5s users
iOS Journaling app, Day One, received an update this week, offering users more features that compliment the latest iPhone model. A journalling diary app, Day One offers users a space to write in a clean, distraction-free interface, with full screen mode and privacy passcode lock option. The app can send the user reminder notifications to write entries, and can sync entries with Dropbox or iCloud. The latest version of Day One includes a new iOS 7 design, as well as automated activity data tracking for iPhone 5s. The app can track the user's steps using the iPhone 5s' M7 co-processor, eliminating the need for a separate pedometer. Available on iTunes, Day One
can be purchased for $5.