Version 2.20.120, platform: iOS, released on the 4th of November

Whatsapp added a decent storage management tool, rearranging the Settings menu and adding a tool to bulk remove files.

That’s how it looked before the update. To access storage manager you went through Data and Storage Usage >> Storage Usage, and saw the list of chats including old and empty ones:

Now the path looks differently: Storage and Data >> Manage Storage and also some wording changed becoming more clear. …

Version 14.1, platform: iOS, released on the 1st of November

Never was a big fan of Viber but I definitely like the new features and the way they make the release notes. Just look at this (never mind the style, it’s the output of my monitoring script): how nice are the instructions. “Tap to do X, long tap to do Y”. Vendors EXTREMELY rarely explain how to use their new stuff in the apps (which is weird). Anw, thanks, Viber team, you saved a lot of time for me.

To the features… Now you can set reminders in My Notes:

One of the reasons I love Telegram is their product blog with very detailed description of the releases, with screenshots and how-to’s. That’s what Google should do for their products and what they (sadly) don’t do. So if you’re using Telegram yourself you might have already read everything about their latest update but in case you don’t, I’ve tested new features myself and here’s the summary.

Disclaimer: iOS and Android UI is pretty much the same so below you’ll see a mix of screenshots from different platforms. …

It’s not a mobile release and I noticed it on my personal Facebook page without any automation scripts but it’s definitely worth mentioning.

Now users can reply to replies in threads, creating the 3rd level of comments. Check the lines on the left, they help to navigate through. I know that new Facebook UI is hated by many but to me this new feature looks amazing:

v10.1, released on iOS only on 29th of October

Evernote released several new features. The first one worth mentioning is the sorting in search results. It’s accessible via 3 dot menu on the top and looks like shown below, offering 4 options: Date created, Date updated, Title and Relevance (the latter is default).

Most of the options are straightforward. Date sorting is available from the newest only, and Title sorting is A-Z. “Relevance” is measured by how close the note is to the search request.

For testing purposes, I’ve made 10 different notes with various elements and attachments. For a…

Platform: iOS, released 28th of October

Looks like Deezer’s Flow and SongCatcher widgets introduced last week appeared to be successful, so they released another one:

That’s how it looks on the screen once added:

iOS only, v.4.61.0, released 26th Oct

Outlook has iOS 14 widgets now too — not with new emails though but with calendar events. Adding one you choose from 3 sizes:

Once added, a big one can show up to 5 events, medium — up to 3 events and a small one shows just the next upcoming one. No customization is available:

Platform: iOS only, released 26th of Oct

This piece of news is not exclusive for my blog cause Pinterest issued a press release with screenshots but anyway, I couldn’t miss this one.

So adding a Pinterest widget you can choose between a small one and a big one. Medium one is not supported cause it’s not rectangular:

After you’ve added a widget, you can long tap on it to customize: choosing the board to show and how often to change the image. Note that you can choose from already saved boards only:

Platform: iOS only, released on 25th of October

Zoom has published a new release for iOS. I suspect that some features in this update are activated via remote configuration gradually and so far I don’t see all of them.

What I can’t see rn among announced features:

  • file uploading in the chat
  • e2e encryption
  • search in chat
  • customizing time before a scheduled meeting which invited persons are allowed to join before the host has
  • live Youtube streaming

A bunch of things indeed… But something is already live. Here are the custom ringtones, like in good ol’ times with polyphonic smartphones back in 2003:

…and MS Sharepoint integration for file sharing on meetings. It’s available, among all other options, in the Share Content menu at the bottom of the screen:

iOS only (obviously), v 2.3, released October 22nd

Apple iMovie got 3 new major features:

Titles are cool, you can judge by the screenshots, I personally find them better than in Instagram, for instance. The only disadvantage to me is that I don’t have a clear indication how long are the added titles visible during the clip.

Andrej Chepelev

Fullstack Product Manager. I write NodeJS scripts to monitor app updates. Reach out if you need help with keeping an eye on your competitors.

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