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MealPlan's New Look

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I've wanted to give MealPlan a facelift for a while now, and with the help of graphic designer Leigh Peterson, here it is in MealPlan 1.5.  The new look is built using Retina resolution and looks beautiful on the new iPad's.  This is available in the App Store now and is a free update for existing customers.


Typography Improvements in Resume Designer

I've added two new features to Resume Designer.

The first is support for bold, italic, and underlined text.  When you're editing the body of a section, you can select some text (by double-tapping a word and then dragging the ends of the selection), tap the "biu" item in the pop-up menu, and you can choose Bold, Italics, or Underline.  

And the second is the font list has been expanded to include the new fonts that Apple added with iOS 6.  You can see a full list of fonts that are available on the iPhone or iPad over at iosfonts.com

These changes are available now in Resume Designer 1.7.  The app still works on iOS 5, but these new features are only available for users of iOS 6.

MealPlan Grocery Lists on your iPhone

Since the very first version of MealPlan, my goal all along has been to enable syncing your grocery list to your iPhone.  iCloud was the obvious way to do this, and MealPlan is designed from the start with iCloud sync in mind.

iCloud makes it really easy to sync data between devices you own.  Apple takes care of the synchronization, and there are no separate accounts or logins to manage.  It's all done within the iCloud umbrella.  

MealPlan now supports creating Reminders from your MealPlan grocery list.  Tap the Action button at the bottom of the grocery list, choose to Send to Reminders, and a new list will be created in the Reminders app that contains your grocery list.

And because iCloud supports sharing reminders with other users, you can share your grocery list between your iPad and iPhone devices and your Mac, even if they don't all share the same iCloud account.  (For details on how to do this, see the MealPlan FAQ).

This works very well, and is supported in MealPlan 1.4, available now in the App Store. 

MealPlan in the Top Ten!

MealPlan broke the top 10 this weekend in the iTunes sales charts.

Thanks for using MealPlan.  There's an update in the App Store right now waiting for approval that adds a great nice new feature that I'm excited about.  I'll post more as soon as it's available.