iPhone app roundup: Temple Run 2, Evernote Hello 2.0

February 1, 2013

There’s been plenty of iPhone app news this week, so we thought it would be easy to do one big roundup tonight.

Temple Run 2 sets record

The sequel to the painfully addicting Temple Run app set a record for the fastest downloaded mobile game ever, eclipsing 50 million downloads in two weeks.

Temple Run 2 asks its players to run, turn jump and slide through a maze-like peril. The farther you travel, the faster the game becomes. And if you slip up, a giant monkey comes and eats you.

Temple Run 2 breaks the previous record set by Angry Birds, which took about six weeks to hit 50 million downloads. Temple Run 2 likely benefitted, however, from being a free download in its first week.

Evernote introduces Hello 2.0 and Penultimate 4

Note taking and productivity app company Evernote made two big announcement this weeks.

First, they introduced Hello 2.0 — an app that aims to make meeting people even easier. You can now scan business cards and even send out mass contacts to several people at once. The person sending those contacts selects which contact to send over and then the iPhone makes a beep. All other iPhones logged onto the same app that hear the beep then receive the contact.

Additionally, Penultimate 4 was released. Earlier this year, Evernote acquired the popular hand writing app last spring, and has now released an update to the app.

One of Evernote’s magic features is its ability to make handwriting searchable. We’ve applied this to Penultimate to help you find the notes you’re looking for. Just tap on the new magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of your screen to begin searching your notes. Search results fly in with either a yellow rectangle around the identified words or yellow highlighting in the note title.

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