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Pocket Casts, Messenger, Twitter, Evernote and others get good updates

Some famous and very traditional apps have recently been updated with interesting news worth commenting on. Are we going to them?

Pocket casts

Pocket Casts app icon

Voted best podcast app in a recent comparison by Bruno Santana, the Pocket casts has been updated to version 7.0 with many new features, including: playing episodes without the need for subscriptions, episode searches, and synchronization of the order you have placed on the playlist.

Plus, we have playback history, a new design (with enhanced light and dark themes), archiving episodes, watchOS app enhancements, Siri Shortcut support, properly flagged / numbered episodes and seasons, AirPlay support 2 and more!


Messenger app icon

Facebook is planning interesting news for the Messengersuch as color gradients and a redesigned interface that will be released to everyone throughout the week. But the big news is the possibility of removing a message from a chat topic after sending it. That's right: If you send a wrong photo or wrong information by mistake, or write a message in the wrong chat, you can easily fix the error by removing the message within 10 minutes of sending it.

For now, the resource is available in Bolivia, Colombia, Lithuania and Poland and will be expanded globally soon. To do this, simply touch and hold a message, then select the Remove for all option.

Please note that if someone sends you an offensive message and then deletes it, you will still be able to report it. According to Facebook, messages are stored on their servers for a short period of time precisely to analyze whether they violate network usage policies.


Twitter app icon

O Twitter announced that they are releasing an update on their search tab, adding what they call sections. The idea is to make it easier for you to see tweets which you like best ”.

“Search” has just been upgraded. We've added sections to make it easier to see tweets that you like best, starting today in the US.

So far, the tab offered only a vertical scrolling list with the topics going up; From now on, you can swipe horizontally to see the main tweets and news divided by various categories.

Google Maps

Google Maps app icon - Traffic & Food

A new feature released for the Google Maps Allows users to send messages to businesses without leaving the app. The feature is an extension of Google's real-time messaging service between businesses and customers, launched in some countries last year.

Companies must necessarily have subscribed to the service; In doing so, they may choose to place a "Message" button on their business profiles, allowing people to get in touch.

Google My Business app icon

As part of the release, Google is also launching a new app from Google My Business, which allows companies to view their followers, comments, and messages as well as create content for their Google profiles.


Evernote app icon

Evernote app icon

The annotations app Evernote has gained both iOS and MacOS version a Dark Mode, plus general improvements and bug fixes.


Transmit 5 app icon

This is not quite an update, but so relevant that it deserves mention here: Panic's famous FTP client, the Transmit, is coming back to the Mac App Store.

The app was originally withdrawn from the store due to its design and requirements that, due to its nature, could not be within the guidelines of sandboxing from the Mac App Store. With the release of the new Mac App Store on macOS Mojave, however, the app has returned. Welcome back! 😊

via The Verge, Tecnoblog, 9to5Mac, MacRumors, iClarified, MacStories