I've already prepared tomorrow morning's A-Players post so that it can go out relatively on time - even with me working the opening shift at the local coffee shop. With that done now, there were a couple updates to some of my favorite iOS apps that didn't quite fit into the A-Players roundup for the week, and so I thought I'd quickly include them here.
A New Parser - Instapaper Blog - The Instapaper team had a great update this week, first improving the raw speed at which articles can be saved into Instapaper, and then adding on to that as well with support for 3D-Touching links within articles and better in-line video support. I use Instapaper every day to save and read articles for MBS-P-B, and so both the extra speed and 3D-Touch browsing experience will be really handy. Especially with 3D-Touch I'm enjoying watching it get baked into more and more of the consumption apps that I enjoy. The sped-up browsing experience the peek and pop allows for is up there for my favorite new things in iOS this year, so I'm relieved and grateful to see it added here.
1Password 6.2 for iOS: The Resolution Edition - Agilebits Blog - In a similar fashion the Agilebits team also added 3D-touch support to 1Password this week - both in quick-action and peek & pop form - as well as bringing over their Watchtower functionality from OS X. Watchtower is really the important part of this release, as it enables 1Password to automatically let you know if one of the services you use has been compromised and it'd be safe to change your login information. I was already looking forward to spring-cleaning my 1Password vault, and this update will make that an even easier - and safer - process.
I love both these apps, I really do. It's apps like these - and the development teams behind them - that allow people like me to work exclusively from iOS like I have for the past year and enjoy it so much. I'm really grateful to them and love to endorse them, so I hope if you haven't checked out either of their products that you give them a proper look. They're worth your while, I promise.