It's that time of year again when people begin to promise themselves that they're going to get more exercise, quit smoking or go on a diet. Purchasing a fitness tracker or Apple Watch may not be a possibility for everyone, but luckily there are a ton of affordable apps that can help you reach your new goals. Here are some fun exercise and dieting apps that you can download on any iOS device to help you meet your New Year's resolution of being healthier in 2017.
Since it was announced in September developers have been busy updating their apps with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil support. Several popular apps such as Google Chrome have been updated with multitasking support and games like Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade take advantage of the tablet's 12.9-inch screen and new A9X processor. Here's a quick look at some iOS apps that work well with the iPad Pro.
Vimeo updated its iOS app today with full iOS 9 support. The video sharing app now allows users to watch videos while using Apple's picture in picture and split screen modes.
With picture in picture iPad users will be able to watch videos on the Vimeo app while using other apps such as Safari to surf the web. Split screen performs the same function as picture in picture, but instead of displaying the video in a smaller window it will play side-by-side of the second app.
Roto Sports has released one of the first digital fantasy football guides for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which kicks off on September 10. The RotoWire Fantasy Football Guide 2015 is now available on the Apple App Store for the iPad and iPad mini.
iPad owners have been waiting a long time for Apple to add a split-view multitasking option, and they will finally get their wish with the release of iOS 9. Apple announced at WWDC 2015 that iOS 9 would bring three multitasking features to the iPad when it released later this year. The new features will allow iPad users to use two apps simultaneously and even view video while using a second app.
The popular instant messaging app, Viber, has been updated with iPad support. The announcement that Viber is now a universal app was made on the official Facebook page on Monday.
The iPad sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with Think Kit. The new feature adds three new tools which allow users to "create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought," according to the release notes. Think Kit is powered by FiftyThree's "Intention Engine," which CEO Georg Petschnigg described as "autocorrect for drawing".
The award winning photo editing app Pixelmator is coming to the iPhone. The Pixelmator Team made the announcement via their official blog on Wednesday. The iPhone version will include all the same features as the iPad, plus new tools powered by Apple’s Metal technology.
Accessory maker FiftyThree has unlocked all the sketching tools for its iPad app Paper. The app has always been available as a free download on the Apple App Store, but additional tools were only available as $1.99 in-app purchases. Starting today, "all the original tools, including the Mixer, are now completely free," according to the official App Store changelog. FiftyThree says the free tools are a "thank you" to their "inspiring community of creators".
Paper is primarily a companion app to FiftyThree's iPad Stylus called Pencil. The Bluetooth drawing tool features the latest technology such as palm rejection and a 14kt gold plated tip for better accuracy. Users can also flip the stylus over and use the top end as an eraser just like a real pencil.
Tinder Plus, a paid version of the popular dating app, is on track to launch next month, according to TechCrunch. The paid version will include at least two new features for users. An "Undo" button will allow you to "take back your last swipe," according to the app's Google Play description, and "Passport" will give users access to matches around the world.
Tinder announced plans to add an undo option back in November, saying it was one of the most requested features for the app. A future update will add a yellow "Undo" button to all user's Home screens, but they will need to upgrade to the paid service to be able to use it. The same goes for users who want to find a potential mate outside their current location by using the new Passport option.