RSS Sponsor: Obscura 3.0 – Available Now »

Obscura is a camera app for iOS. A really great camera app. What makes it great? Obscura was designed, not just as a handful of features that photography geeks care about, but instead to make it easy to take great photos.

Obscura has always given you powerful manual control over ISO, exposure, focus, and shutter speed, as well as beautiful filters and ergonomic controls like no other.

New in the latest major update are gesture-based exposure and focus controls that offer effortless adjustments to those settings with just a swipe of your thumb, letting you quickly get the perfect image no matter the conditions. But don’t worry, great auto-focus and auto-exposure controls are there for more casual shooting.

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RSS Sponsor: Timing tracks your time so you don’t have to »

Have you ever spent all day in front of your Mac, just to wonder where the heck all that time went?
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RSS Sponsorship: Working Copy, Powerful Git client for iOS »

Working Copy is a powerful Git client for iPhone & iPad. It lets you clone repositories, edit files, commit changes and resolve conflicts. Other applications can open files inside Working Copy, granting Git access to all of iOS.

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If you do any work with audio on your Mac, Audio Hijack is for you. With it, you can record any application’s audio and get an audio file for use wherever you like.

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Podcasters the world over use Audio Hijack to record their shows. Whether it’s simply capturing their own mic and applying audio effects, or record Skype conversations, Audio Hijack is a podcaster’s best friend. Of course, you don’t need to be creating content to make good use of Audio Hijack. You can save a Skype conversation with an elderly relative, record a web stream from Safari, and so much more.

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Codescanza is an iPhone app that stores all those loyalty cards or other codes that you can’t add to Apple Wallet.

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RSS Sponsor: Browsy – The Smart Fullscreen Web Browser »

Browsy is the Smart Fullscreen Web Browser that gets out of your way. Open a webpage and everything else hides.

From brothers to parents, music lovers to iOS automators, Markdown writers to developers and designers – Browsy got something for everyone.

With features like the DuckDuckGo Omnibar, Pinboard Bookmarks view, VoiceOver support, 1Password integration, customizable gestures, and the unique Markdownify extension that allows you to turn websites into Markdown, Browsy is an essential addition to your workflow.

And now with version 1.2, Browsy goes above and beyond your iPhone with a ton of new features like the new Reading view that allows you to read all of your favorite websites in a clean and customizable layout, Support for the latest and greatest iOS features like Keyboard Shortcuts, iPad Multitasking, Spotlight Search and 3D Touch, the new Notes view that allows you to take notes while browsing and the new watchOS 2 app that allows you to remote control your iPhone, view your notes and bookmarks, or do a quick search online, all from your wrist.

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RSS Sponsor: In & Out – Simple Visitor Sign In for iPad »

In & Out lets you use your iPad to sign visitors in and out. Its simple interface will modernize the way you keep track of visitors.

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Ditch your paper sign in sheets and impress your visitors with something modern and easy to use.

In & Out is available for $9.99 on the App Store.

RSS Sponsor: Argentum Camera app »

Argentum Camera is a black & white camera app built from scratch with street photographers in mind. Free of any excess settings it lets you take high quality black & white images with one tap. No complicated adjustments, no need for post-processing, no selfies.

Argentum processes the images in real time applying one of the six filters, each inspired by an iconic photographer, such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Irving Penn. You can further adjust the tones by changing EV compensation or light up the scene using a torch mode. The adaptive layout of the interface places the shutter button under your thumb in landscape mode making Argentum easier to handle on larger iPhones. The whole experience is built to be seamless, so you can stop focusing on the camera and start focusing on capturing the moments you witness.

Argentum strikes the perfect balance between ease of use and functionality. Being simple but powerful it is purely about capturing photos and enjoying the process. Check it out; lose yourself in monochrome.