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Track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more with LifeHacker’s 2012 Best Running App! RunKeeper is the simplest way to improve fitness, whether you’re just deciding to get off the couch for a 5k, biking every day, or deep into marathon training.

Track your runs, walks, bike rides, training workouts and all of the other fitness activities using the GPS in your iPhone.
# Calculate running pace, cycling speed, route distance, elevation and calorie burn for any fitness activity – in high accuracy and real time!
# Find and follow pre-planned routes and see your location route on a map
# Follow training plan workouts or create your own with audio coaching
# Get audio updates while you work out about your total mileage, calorie count, pace, speed, mileage
# Sync your Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ heart rate monitor (such as Wahoo Blue HR, Polar H7, Garmin HRM, and many others) to track your heart rate and stay in heart rate zones
# Use your iPhone 5s to track cadence and steps while you train
# Use your Pebble smart watch to track all your stats, right on your wrist!
# Run while listening to music – RunKeeper automatically integrates with your phone’s music app.
# Easily add your indoor cardio (treadmill, elliptical) and gym workouts (Yoga, Crossfit) right in the app to keep a full training log all in one place.

Get motivation and guidance to finish a race, lose weight, or get in shape. RunKeeper is THE training app for all skill levels- “Couch to 5k” all the way up to Marathon training for speed!
# Find and follow Run/Walk training plans as a beginner
# Get coached with 10k, Half Marathon and Full Marathon training plans for more advanced runners built by renowned coaches like Jeff Galloway
# Train for weight loss with “running for fat loss” plans by Mike Diebler
# Already using a Greatist training calendar? RunKeeper has those too!
# See your entire training calendar directly in the running app, and get coached through each workout while you run with audio cues

Sync with the best fitness apps you’re all ready using for nutrition, sleep monitoring, weight, step tracking, calorie counting and getting rewards. RunKeeper works great with:
# MyFitnessPal calorie tracking app
# Fitbit activity monitoring devices
# Garmin Forerunner GPS watches and Garmin Connect
# Withings wifi scales
# Sleep Cycle app
# Hundreds of other apps and devices like, Lose it!, Jawbone Up, GymPact, Earnedit, Fitocracy, Zombies Run, Gym Hero, pedometers and more!

Set fitness goals and track your progress over time
# Set goals to run a half marathon, lose weight, complete a total distance or set a personal record
# Chart your progress, get notified at every milestone, and see a full log of all your past goals
# See a full list of all your personal bests for races, distances and times for any sport or activity, whether you’re doing epic hiking treks, running ultra-marathons (we sip battery)

Train better with your friends!
# Easily share your fitness activities and successes with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and beyond!
# Invite and follow your friends to join you on RunKeeper, follow their journey and motivate them to succeed through commenting and liking their activity on RunKeeper’s Fitness feed
# Compete against your friends for a top spot on monthly activity leaderboards

Get even more performance with RunKeeper Elite!
# Use RunKeeper Live tracking to let your friends watch your fitness activities while you’re on the move
# Use Lifetime insights to see average pace trends and sum up how much your doing each week, month, or over your entire training history.
# Compare and rank all of your activities by speed and distance to see where everything stacks up.

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Sparrow is an iPhone mail client designed with love to provide you with an efficient and pleasant mailing experience.
With its pane navigation, its new threading system and many
new features, you’ll never look back.


# Full IMAP and POP support:
Use your Gmail, Hotmail, Google Apps, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, Mobile Me and custom IMAP/POP accounts.

# Unified Inbox
All your mails in a unique mailbox.

# Attachments
Directly attach photos & images when composing a mail. No more cumbersome back and forth with your photo library.

# Up & down your conversations
Swipe up or down on a message to navigate a conversation.

# Everything is a swipe away
Swipe once to uncover your mailboxes, labels and folders.
Swipe again to get to your account list.

# Faces
Mail is much nicer with your friends’ profile pictures.

# Message swipe
Star, add a label, archive or delete a conversation right away simply by swiping a message.

# Smart contacts
Your most frequent contacts on top of the list.

# Send & Archive
The best way to reach inbox zero easily.

# Built-in web browser
Navigate the web within Sparrow.

# Quick mailbox switch
Navigate between your inbox, unread and favorites by tapping/swiping the top bar.

# Mark all as read
One click to rule them all. You can also press a message for a few seconds to mark it as read/unread.

# Thread view
Tap the top bar in the conversation to quickly navigate all messages in a thread.

# Pull to refresh
Finally, the simplest way to refresh comes to email.

# Priority Inbox support
Automatically identify your important email and separates it out from everything else.

# Alias
Have a pro and a private mail address? Use alias to keep things separated.

# Powerful search
Local and remote search allow you to find the mail you’re looking for.

And many more features crafted with love to discover:
# Quick sender switch in compose window
# Mark all as read
# Read/unread with a long press on a message cell
# Reply all quick switch..

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The most Beautiful and Simplest Birthday Reminder app for iPhone!

* Full iPhone 5 Retina Support *

* Full iOS 6 Compatibility *



# Facebook fetching: Automatically fetches your friends Birthdays from your Facebook account. No need to manually add birthdays!

# Birthday Reminders: Automatically adds local notifications.

# Wish your Friends on Facebook right from the application on the day of their birthday.

# Add Birthday events to your iPhone’s calendar.

# Shows age of your friends if they have birth year visible in Facebook.

# Instantly search all of your friends.

# A stunning, easy to use, and fast user interface.

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Browse fast on your iPhone and iPad with the Google Chrome browser you love on desktop. Pick up where you left off on your other devices, search by voice, and save up to 50% of data usage while browsing.

# SYNC ACROSS DEVICES – seamlessly access and open tabs and bookmarks from your laptop, phone or tablet
# DATA SAVINGS – reduce mobile data usage by up to 50% while browsing
# FASTER BROWSING – choose from search results that instantly appear as you type and quickly access previously visited pages
# VOICE SEARCH – use the magic of Google voice search to find answers on-the-go without typing
# TRANSLATE – easily read webpages in any language
# UNLIMITED TABS – open as many tabs as your heart desires and quickly flip through them like a deck of cards
# PRIVACY – use Incognito* mode to browse without saving your history

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The most popular calendar application on Facebook with over 100 million users is now on the iPhone! With MyCalendar Mobile, you will get never forget your friends’ birthdays again!

Key Features:
# Import birthdays from Facebook
# Add birthdays of all contacts from your phone
# Customizable reminder settings: delivers notifications straight to your iPhone)
# Easily message your friends and wish them “Happy Birthday ” along with custom message with just one click!
# No Ads

We are working hard on our next version! More features coming soon! Thanks for your patience!

SUPPORT: If you are continuing to have problems, please go to Settings > “Report a Problem” to let us know so we can help you with the issue. Thank you!
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Convertible is not only a powerful conversion tool but is also entertaining and educational thanks to the many non-standard units of measure available.

# Elegant interface with 16 beautiful themes.
# Full range of standard units for both metric (SI) and non-metric.
# Hundreds of non-standard units categorised for quick access: Geography, Nature, Everyday Objects, Sports, etc.
# Compound unit conversion on many units including time (e.g. hours, minutes, seconds), length, area, etc.
# Fraction input and output on some units (e.g. inches)
# URL Scheme support, automate conversions with apps such as Launch Center Pro.
# Adjustable decimal precision from 5 to 15 significant figures.
# A huge range of standard and non standard units from planck lengths to the size of the visible universe.
# Share conversions via Twitter, Facebook, email and messaging.

Convertible helps to visualise conversions in ways not possible with other converters: compare distance in miles to the length of the Amazon River, area in square yards to the size of a football field, the possibilities are endless.

More conversion types are being added with each release, currently Convertible can convert:
# Length
# Mass/Weight
# Area
# 161 Currencies including Bitcoin
# Energy
# Power
# Torque
# Volume
# Flow
# Pressure
# Force
# Fuel Economy
# Temperature
# Data
# Time
# Speed

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Drive provides a more accessible interface for your iPhone while on the road giving you quick and easy access to the most useful native iPhone features while in the car.

Quickly access your music with simple gestures and the new Music Picker for music, audiobooks, playlists and podcasts. Tap to play/pause, swipe left/right to skip tracks and adjust volume with two finger swipe up/down.

Drive lets you know where you are at all times anywhere within the app. You can even choose between iOS 6 and Google Maps™.

Set up pre-defined text messages to quickly send messages such as ‘I’m about to leave, see you in 5’.

Quickly call your favourite contacts with just a couple of taps. No need to search through your contacts or leave the app.

# Full screen clock.
# Night mode.

Drive is designed to be used with a windscreen dock, you should never hold your iPhone while driving. It is important that you only interact with the app while stationary and in a legal manner.

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Learn how to develop your own apps NOW!

Have you ever wanted to make your own app? Have a great idea but don’t know where to begin? Tired of scouring the web only to be disappointed with outdated and misguiding material?

With plenty of material to offer, ranging from tutorials, tips, tricks, shortcuts, advice, practice material, application organization tools, resources and more, Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS will get you and your project going and headed for success.


# A Community section, where you and other iOS developers can discuss Xcode, iOS development, post questions, and more!
# Xcode Shortcuts for using Xcode more efficiently and increasing your productivity while developing!
# iOS SDK UIKit list of objects with their meanings and purposeful uses!
# Many tutorials on adding and implementing features with FULL source code available for download!
# Design tips, advice, and information!
# Quizzes are available to practice what you’ve learned. A new quiz will be available each update!
# Organize your application with the built in organization tool! Save multiple slots and export to clients!
# PDF templates to help in designing your applications!
# Sample backgrounds and icons, in standard and retina resolutions, with PSD templates for modifications as well!
# Sample projects with FULL source code available for download to assist in adding features and get your app going!
# If all of that isn’t enough, then there’re also links with more content available for purchase/free downloads!
# Regular updates!
# All this and more!

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Did you ever have that nagging feeling you were forgetting something important?

Reminder+ will remind you to buy the milk the moment you reach the grocery store…and again when you leave (just in case).
It will remind you to pick up your laundry on your way home, and even lets you add a timer to be notified when it’s ready.

Need to buy a birthday present for a loved one? Adding a reminder is just a few taps away!
And with recurring reminders, you can be reminded every day, every week, or even every month – until you finally find the perfect present.

Did you ever drop your stuff at the laundromat, then forget to switch your clothes over from the washer to the dryer?
Do you like your tea to be perfectly brewed for exactly four minutes (it’s just not the same otherwise…)?

Simply set the timer reminder and let Reminder+ do the work for you.
Plus, you can save all of your most-used countdowns, so they’re always just a tap away!

With Reminder+ you can also share reminders! Sending your significant other out to run errands? Simply send a reminder of what to get, and it will automatically be added to the other’s Reminder+ App!

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THX tune-up (TM) allows you to properly adjust your TV, projector and speakers, helping you get the most out of your entertainment system.
NOTE: Before you download and get started, please read the “Additional Requirements” & “Connection to TV/AVR” sections below to ensure enjoyment and proper use. For a video preview of the THX tune-up app, check out the THX YouTube at

Additional Requirements
# Supported iOS devices: iPhone 4, 4S, 5; iPad, 2, 3, 4 & Mini; iPod Touch 4 & 5; iOS 5.1.1 or later
# If using Apple TV, must be 3rd gen version 5.1.1 or later
# iPhone 4 & iPod Touch 4 are not supported by Apple TV; must use AV adapter & HDMI cable connection to TV or AVR for picture adjustment (720p only)
# For 5.1 audio tests, iOS device must be directly connected to AVR with adapter & HDMI cable (5.1 audio tests are not supported on Apple TV)
# App is optimized for iOS 5.1.1 or later for 4S & 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 & Mini, & iPod Touch 5 with an HDMI adapter & cable directly connected to TV or AVR

Connection to TV/AVR
# HDMI cable at least 2 meters (6 ft) & Cat 2-certified
# 30-pin Apple Digital AV Adapter for iPad 2 & 3, iPhone 4 & 4S, & iPod Touch 4
# Lightning Digital AV Adapter for iPhone 5, iPad 4 & Mini, & iPod Touch 5
# Apple TV (3 gen) for picture adjustments is compatible with iPhone 4S & 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 & Mini, & iPod Touch 5
# Connect iOS device via Airplay to your Apple TV (3rd gen) & turn Mirroring ON

THX tune-up features custom video test patterns, carefully selected photos and tutorials to help adjust and confirm the best picture settings on your display based on room lighting. Using special audio tests, THX tune-up also lets you check external speakers to make sure they are working in phase and are connected properly for 2-channel stereo or 5.1 sound systems.

THX tune-up is completely interactive — go through it at your own pace, in any order. Connect a supported iOS device to the display or sound system with an HDMI adapter & cable, or via AirPlay with Apple TV (3rd gen).

Locate the adjustment buttons on your TV and AVR remote controls and then follow the THX app tutorials which walk you through your “THX tune-up.” The app offers tips about your remote control, room lighting, viewing distance and other helpful advice.

Video adjustments
# Aspect ratio – ensure your TV displays shapes & sizes correctly
# Brightness – make certain shadow details & night scenes are clearly visible
# Contrast – confirm white detail is distinct on your television
# Color – make sure colors are bright & vibrant but not cartoonish
# Tint – check skin tones look natural & are not too green or red

THX tune-up uses your iOS device’s camera to set color and tint with a special built in color filter. Point the device camera at the TV screen and see if the color or tint is adjusted correctly.

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