Rowmote: Remote Control for Mac

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Description

Rowmote lets you seamlessly control audio, video, and presentation applications on your Mac from your iOS device, including AirPlay mirroring and audio destinations.

You love the remote control which came with your Mac - so simple yet elegant, with easy control of Front Row, iTunes, Quicktime, DVD Player, Keynote, and more.

Or, your Mac didn’t come with a remote control or doesn’t even have an infrared port. Buying a remote control, from Apple or a third party, would carry a significant cost!

You carry your iPhone or iPod Touch wherever you go... so why should you carry a second device just to control your computer? Furthermore, why should you need line-of-sight to do so?

Enter Rowmote! Rowmote is like your Mac’s remote control, but over the wireless network and even better! By tapping the Apps button, you get bonus abilities, switching between controlled programs, toggling the iTunes Visualizer, and more. Rowmote will even wake sleeping Macs.

FEATURES

- Control your Mac over a wireless network. No line of sight necessary.

- Functions just like the hardware Apple Remote Control in:
• Front Row
• Adobe Lightroom 2
• Airfoil Video
• Amarra
• Aperture
• Boxee
• DVD Player
• Ecoute
• eyeTV 3.x
• Firefox
• Hulu Desktop
• iPhoto
• iTunes
• Keynote ‘08 & ‘09
• kJams Pro
• Last.fm
• Logic
• Microsoft Powerpoint ‘04 & ‘08
• mPlayer
• Movist
• OpenOffice Impress
• Preview
• PandoraBoy
• PandoraJam
• PandoraOne Desktop
• Plex & Plex Home Theater
• Quicktime
• Rdio
• Safari
• Skim
• Songbird
• Spotify
• Squire
• The Tube
• VLC
• xbmc (Xbox Media Center)

- SWITCH: Access your Mac’s Dock, launching & switch between all controllable applications on the Mac, toggle the iTunes visualizer, and more. Order & display customizable.

- Click-and-hold works just like on the physical remote in applications; for example, holding the right button fast-forwards, while a single click is ‘next’. This is a feature no other iPhone remote control I know of does properly!

- Sleep on demand; wake the Mac automatically
- Control AirPlay mirroring and audio output (requires Mac OS X 10.8)
- Pause the music or video automatically when you answer a call on your iPhone
- Proximity sensor support to automatically turn the screen off if the device is face-down
- Secure authentication
- Optional dark interface

REQUIREMENTS

• Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later.
• Mac: The free Rowmote Helper program must be running on the Mac to be controlled. Download at www.rowmote.com. Some features require later versions of Mac OS X.
• Apple TV: 1st and 2nd generation may see www.rowmote.com/atv for potential compatibility.
• The iPhone or iPod Touch must be on the same wireless network (a computer-to-computer, or ‘Ad Hoc’, network works, as well). If a firewall is enabled, Rowmote Helper must be allowed access or port 5842 must be opened.

Rowmote is a steal! Couple it with Apple’s free Remote app to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into the ultimate controller for home stereo, mobile presentation, or casual video viewing.

The artwork of Rowmote was designed by Rik Schennink.

What's New

Version 3.9.6 (Sep 30, 2014)

iOS 8 compatibility

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Version 3.9.5 (May 08, 2014)

Fixed an intermittent crash when swiping with 3 fingers in iOS 7+

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Version 3.9.4 (Mar 24, 2014)

Fixed a bug introduced in 3.9.3 in which Rowmote would crash when showing the menus in the Applications menu or when showing the trackpad for the first time.

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Version 3.9.3 (Mar 22, 2014)

• Fixed a crash in iOS 7.1

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Version 3.9.2 (Jan 23, 2014)

Fixed a bug in the Dock display in iOS 7

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Version 3.9.1 (Jan 09, 2014)

• Updated icon for iOS 7
• Miscellaneous bug fixes

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Version 3.9 (Dec 01, 2013)

Work is underway on a fantastic reimagining of Rowmote for iOS 7, but in the meantime, this update fixes a few iOS 7-specific bugs and tweaks the interface to better match the system.

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Version 3.8.7 (Jun 28, 2013)

Restored compatibility with iOS 5.x; a bug in 3.8.6 caused Rowmote to crash when pairing with a Mac, and this is now fixed.

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Version 3.8.6 (Jun 22, 2013)

Improved the authentication dialogue when initially connecting Rowmote to a computer. It now looks better, shows an image of the computer's model, and is compatible with future versions of iOS.

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Version 3.8.4 (Jun 13, 2013)

• Added support for Plex Home Theater
• Fixed a crash when accessing the Support page in iOS 5.x
• FIxed a bug with VoiceOver accessibility of the iPhone / iPod Touch trackpad

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Version 3.8.3 (Mar 26, 2013)

Fixed a rare crash when retrieving application icons in the Applications menu

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Version 3.8.2 (Mar 10, 2013)

• Fixed AirPlay selector popup disappearing immediately in the iPad interface
• Fixed a few other minor bugs

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Version 3.8.1 (Feb 20, 2013)

• Rowmote is now VoiceOver accessible
• Fixed a crash at startup on certain devices

[Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
• Fixed a bug after disconnecting while using the Rowmote Pro trackpad in landscape mode

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Version 3.8 (Dec 05, 2012)

[Improvements]
• Global performance enhancements
• Modernized the Rowmote remote emulation driver to install and load via Apple’s recommended secure system

[Fixes]
• Improved control of YouTube videos playing in a Browser window (using a menu system like Plex or XBMC remains a more elegant solution)
• Fixed control of DVD Player on non-English systems

[Fixes: Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
• Fixed trackpad-based zoom behavior to respect ‘so the cursor is at or near the center of the screen’ and ‘only when the pointer reaches an edge’ screen image settings (System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Zoom)
• Fixed 3-finger drag on OS X 10.8
• Fixed the backspace key on the iPad Function keyboard
• Fixed the key click sound when using the Function keyboard

OS X 10.7 and 10.8 users should update to Rowmote Helper 3.8 to make the most of this update; you’ll be prompted automatically.

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Version 3.7.2 (Oct 19, 2012)

• Fixed launching on an iPad in landscape orientation in iOS 6
• Fixed handling of landscape rotation in the Settings on iPhone in iOS 6

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Version 3.7.1 (Sep 28, 2012)

• Fixed EyeTV control when using iPhone 5
• Fixed Applications menu appearance when connecting to Mac OS X 10.4 and Mac OS X 10.5 as well as older versions of Rowmote Helper

*** Changes in Rowmote Pro 3.7 ***
• Rowmote Pro now requires iOS 5 or later
• iPhone 5 support
• iOS 6 support

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Version 3.7 (Sep 24, 2012)

* Requires iOS 5.0 *

• iOS 6 compatibility
• iPhone 5 compatibility

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Version 3.6.8 (Aug 23, 2012)

Fixed iOS 4 compatibility.

[3.6.7 changes]
• Added control over AirPlay mirroring and audio output (Requires Mac OS X 10.8 and Rowmote Helper 3.6.9 or later)
• Improved the appearance of Dark mode on iPhone / iPod Touch models with Retina display
• A few other minor aesthetic fixes on iPhone / iPod Touch models with Retina display

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Version 3.6.7 (Aug 10, 2012)

** iOS 5.0+ only in this version! This is an accidental change, and the next update will restore iOS 4.x compatibility. Please do not update if you are using an older device. **

• Added control over AirPlay mirroring and audio output (Requires Mac OS X 10.8 and Rowmote Helper 3.6.9 or later)
• Improved the appearance of Dark mode on iPhone / iPod Touch models with Retina display
• A few other minor aesthetic fixes on iPhone / iPod Touch models with Retina display
• Fixed compatibility with iPads running iOS 4.x.

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Version 3.6.6 (Jun 28, 2012)

[New apps]
• Added Decibel support

[New Features]
• Added option to launch the Plex Media Server when Plex is active
• Added Russian translation

[Bug Fixes]
• Improved VLC control reliability with certain customizations and keyboards
• With Rowmote Helper 3.6.7, fixed waking the screen from sleep on OS X 10.7.4+

[Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
• iPhone: Added gesture-based controls when controlling menu-based systems such as Plex, XBMC, Boxee, Hulu Desktop, and Front Row. The trackpad automatically switches to gesture mode when these apps are active.
• Fixed pinch to zoom when 3 finger drag is enabled

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Version 3.6.5 (Mar 26, 2012)

Rowmote now requires iOS 4.0 or later. If you are still using iOS 3.x, please do not update.

• Updated for the iPad 3 Retina display
• Fixed a very rare crash which could happen after a connection failure
• Fixed a rare crash in the Settings
• Fixed control of Amarra Mini
• Improved behavior when controlling slideshows in Aperture; pausing and restarting the slideshow now works as expected
• Added support for MOG Desktop Player
• Added support for PDFpen and PDFpenPro
* Miscellaneous optimizations

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Version 3.6.4 (Mar 05, 2012)

[Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
Fixed a crash when displaying the Function keyboard on the iPad

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Version 3.6.3 (Feb 28, 2012)

• Added Danish localization
• Added ‘About’ section to Settings

[Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
• Improved the function keyboard on iPad
• Fixed brightness control of the Mac’s display via the iPad

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Version 3.6.2 (Jan 31, 2012)

• Fixed display of the Eject Disc function
• Fixed compatibility of the Applications menu with iOS 3.1.x and earlier

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Version 3.6.1 (Jan 07, 2012)

Rowmote 3.6.1 changes:
 • Fixed a versioning issue which prevented Rowmote 3.6 from prompting to upgrade Rowmote Helper.
• Fixed support for iOS 3.1.x

Rowmote 3.6 changes:
[Enhancements]
• Redesigned the Applications menu for both easier use and a sharper appearance. Our thanks to Marcos Frazão for inspiring many of the changes.

[New Applications]
• Added Aperture 3 support
• Added Ecoute support
• Added Rdio support
• Added Movist 1.x support

For Mac, Rowmote 3.6 requires Rowmote Helper 3.6. You’ll be prompted with an automated update window when you connect for the first time.

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Version 3.6 (Jan 04, 2012)

[Enhancements]
• Redesigned the Applications menu for both easier use and a sharper appearance. Our thanks to Marcos Frazão for inspiring many of the changes.

[New Applications]
• Added Aperture 3 support
• Added Ecoute support
• Added Rdio support
• Added Movist 1.x support

For Mac, Rowmote 3.6 requires Rowmote Helper 3.6. You’ll be prompted with an automated update window when you connect for the first time.

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Version 3.5.7 (Nov 30, 2011)

Rowmote 3.5.7:
• Fixed 'landscape only mode' on iPhone / iPod Touch when the Rowmote Pro Upgrade has been activated

Rowmote 3.5.6:
[Application Control]
 • Added support for Plex Media Center 0.9.5.1+ and later
 • Fixed Hulu Desktop support

[Keyboard]
• Completely redesigned the function keyboard for iPhone / iPod Touch. Now sports multiple pages of larger buttons
• Improved appearance of the function keyboard for iPad

[Trackpad]
• Added ‘Scrolling Direction’ setting; the default is to follow the host’s preferences
• Fixed toolbar location on iOS 5.0.1 for iPad
• Fixed typed text display on iOS 5.x for iPad
• Fixed a bug which could cause an iPhone not to allow switching between remote mode and trackpad mode

[Other]
• Fixed Toggle Display Mirroring on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
• Fixed issues with pairing Rowmote with multiple computers in quick succession

Mac users: Please update to Rowmote Helper 3.5.6 to take advantage of the changes in this update to Rowmote. You’ll be automatically prompted when you connect.

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Version 3.5.6 (Nov 19, 2011)

[Application Control]
• Added support for Plex Media Center 0.9.5.1+ and later
 • Fixed Hulu Desktop support

[Keyboard]
• Completely redesigned the function keyboard for iPhone / iPod Touch. Now sports multiple pages of larger buttons
• Improved appearance of the function keyboard for iPad

[Trackpad]
• Added ‘Scrolling Direction’ setting; the default is to follow the host’s preferences
• Fixed toolbar location on iOS 5.0.1 for iPad
• Fixed typed text display on iOS 5.x for iPad
• Fixed a bug which could cause an iPhone not to allow switching between remote mode and trackpad mode

[Other]
• Fixed Toggle Display Mirroring on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
• Fixed issues with pairing Rowmote with multiple computers in quick succession

Mac users: Please update to Rowmote Helper 3.5.6 to take advantage of the changes in this update to Rowmote. You’ll be automatically prompted when you connect.

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Version 3.5.4 (Oct 31, 2011)

 • Fixed Dock support in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion; non-running apps were sometimes not appearing in the Rowmote dock
• International and extended characters are now supported in Microsoft Office 2011 and later
• Systemwide volume control, if enabled in Rowmote’s settings, now works in Hulu Desktop
• Fixed another issue with kJams remote control support
• Fixed support for the latest version of Songbird
• Added support for Protools LE
• Added support for LibreOffice presentations
• Added Aperture support

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Version 3.5.1 (Sep 09, 2011)

• Fixed KJams support
• Improved behavior of the hardware volume button controls

[Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
• Fixed problems using the left and right arrow keys in some applications
• Fixed direction of three and four finger swipe gestures

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Version 3.5 (Jul 28, 2011)

[Rowmote]
• Added Lion support
• Added support for Preview
• Improved Squire support

[Rowmote Pro Upgrade]
• Added Lion support
• ‘Natural’ scroll direction if enabled in your System Preferences
• Double-2-finger-tap for Smart Zoom
• Double-3-finger-tap for Define
• Added 3-finger-drag support if enabled in System Preferences (Mac OS X 10.6+)
• Fixed inadvertent zooming when using 3 fingers simultaneously on the trackpad
• Improved remote control behavior when multiple devices are controlling the same computer simultaneously
• Fixed highlighting of the command/control/option toolbar buttons on the iPad (bug introduced in Rowmote 3.4.3)
• Fixed a crash in iOS 3.1.x when displaying the keyboard (bug introduced in Rowmote 3.4.3)

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Version 3.4.3 (Jul 09, 2011)

• Compatibility with future versions of iOS
• Added remote control support for Mplayer X
• Added remote control support for Squire
• Improved animation smoothness of the toolbar when showing/hiding a keyboard
• Improved appearance of the mute button in the iPhone / iPod Touch’s ‘dark’ interface
• Other minor bug fixes

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Version 3.4.2 (Jun 14, 2011)

• Fixed trackpad responsiveness on the iPad after resuming from the background on certain network configurations
• Added option to disable physical volume buttons controlling the remote volume

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Version 3.4.1 (Jun 07, 2011)

• Fixed a crash when coming out of device sleep.

iOS 3.1.x fixes:
• Fixed a bug when using iOS 3.1.x which caused Rowmote to become stuck in Trackpad mode
• The Mute button now works when using iOS 3.1.x

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Version 3.4 (May 26, 2011)

[New Features: Universal]
• Added support for using the hardware volume buttons to control the Mac volume

[New Features: iPhone and iPod Touch]
• Added a Mute button to the main remote control
• Added ‘Proximity Sensor ‘option which turns off the screen when the device is face-down [off by default]
• Added ‘Pause on Call’ option which automatically pauses the movie or music on your Mac or AppleTV if you answer an incoming phone call [on by default; iPhone only]

[Bug Fixes]
• Changing the volume no longer produces audible feedback if that is disabled in the Mac's System Preferences
• Rowmote Helper now properly updates if the computer’s name is changed via the Sharing System Preferences
• Improved connectivity when quickly switching between Rowmote and other applications
• Fixed switching to Cover Flow in iTunes 10

[Rowmote Pro Changes; Upgrade to Rowmote Pro via in-app purchase to gain access to the multitouch trackpad and keyboard]
• iPad: Added ‘Full Screen Trackpad’ option, which removes the virtual mouse buttons and expands the trackpad to be full-screen
• iPad: Greatly improved the appearance of the iPad trackpad when the keyboard is shown while in landscape orientation
• Fixed support for command+F3 to show the desktop

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Version 3.3.5 (Mar 04, 2011)

• Minor bug fixes

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Version 3.3.1 (Jan 26, 2011)

• Fixed a few minor visual bugs
• Added support for launching and controlling Lightroom 3
• XBMC support no longer requires installation of CandelaIR for full control
• Improved error handling

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Version 3.3
Version 3.2.4
Version 3.2.3
Version 3.2.2
Version 3.2.1
Version 3.2
Version 3.1.1
Version 3.1
Version 3.0.8
Version 3.0.6
Version 3.0.4
Version 3.0.3
Version 3.0.2
Version 3.0
Version 2.5.4

• Rowmote will now work for all users on a computer who are running Rowmote Helper when using Fast User Switching
• Disabled the upside-down orientation; Rowmote will now appear right-side-up when in portrait mode regardless of the device’s position. (Please email us if you liked the upside-down positioning and we’ll consider making it a setting).

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Version 2.5.1

• Slightly improved connection times

• With Rowmote Pro Upgrade: Fixed keyboard & mouse in third party Apple TV apps such as Boxee and Firefox
• With Rowmote Pro Upgrade: Fixed numerous visual glitches when switching between portrait and landscape orientation

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Version 2.5 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)

• Improved latency of trackpad mouse control
• Improved reliability of remote emulation when other applications are using IOSpirit’s methods for remote control access
• Rowmote will now control, out of the box, any application which uses IOSpirit’s HIDRemote for remote control access, if Candelair (http://www.iospirit.com/labs/candelair/) is installed
• Added support for Logic Pro
• Fixed button holds (fast forward, contextual menu, etc.) in XBMC. Fix requires installation of Candelair.

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Version 2.4.1 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)

* If you are already using Rowmote 2.4, no update to Rowmote Helper is needed *

• Improved the Dock to prevent accidental application launching and switching. While scrolling through the dock, an app’s icon will pulsate when selected. If it is tapped, or if the dock isn’t moved further in 2 seconds, the application is then activated. Thanks for your continued feedback!
• Improved connecting interface feedback
• Fixed a bug with the display of the active application in the Applications list when using the dark interface

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Version 2.4 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)

[New Features]
• Added a Dock to the Applications list. The Dock allows launching any application on your Mac’s Dock and quickly switching between running applications.
• Rowmote Pro: Typed text is now displayed as you type it
• Disabled the ‘Menu’ button while controlling iTunes to prevent accidental launching of Front Row
• Added support for Adobe Lightroom 2
• Added support for kJams Pro

[Bug Fixes]
• Fixed a graphical bug in the EyeTV remote layout
• Fixed the Play/Pause button when controlling PandoraBoy
• Fixed a rare crash which could occur after updating
• Rowmote Pro: Fixed the function keys keyboard when in landscape orientation
• Rowmote Pro: Fixed a bug which could cause the command key to be ‘stuck’ down

[Translations]
• Added Dutch translation courtesy of Michiel Houtman

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Versions

3.9.6Sep 30, 2014Current release
3.9.5May 08, 2014
3.9.4Mar 24, 2014
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3.9.3Mar 22, 2014
3.9.2Jan 23, 2014
3.9.1Jan 09, 2014
3.9Dec 01, 2013
3.8.7Jun 28, 2013
3.8.6Jun 22, 2013
3.8.4Jun 13, 2013
3.8.3Mar 26, 2013
3.8.2Mar 10, 2013
3.8.1Feb 20, 2013
3.8Dec 05, 2012
3.7.2Oct 19, 2012
3.7.1Sep 28, 2012
3.7Sep 24, 2012
3.6.8Aug 23, 2012
3.6.7Aug 10, 2012
3.6.6Jun 28, 2012
3.6.5Mar 26, 2012
3.6.4Mar 05, 2012
3.6.3Feb 28, 2012
3.6.2Jan 31, 2012
3.6.1Jan 07, 2012
3.6Jan 04, 2012
3.5.7Nov 30, 2011
3.5.6Nov 19, 2011
3.5.4Oct 31, 2011
3.5.1Sep 09, 2011
3.5Jul 28, 2011
3.4.3Jul 09, 2011
3.4.2Jun 14, 2011
3.4.1Jun 07, 2011
3.4May 26, 2011
3.3.5Mar 04, 2011
3.3.1Jan 26, 2011
3.3
3.2.4
3.2.3
3.2.2
3.2.1
3.2
3.1.1
3.1
3.0.8
3.0.6
3.0.4
3.0.3
3.0.2
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About

Compatibility: Universal

Category: Utilities

Updated: Oct 31, 2014

Version: 3.9.6

Size: 47.1 MB

Language: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Seller: Evan Schoenberg

Rated 4+:


Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App ID:  300265786  [Copy]