December 23, 2009
Shape Services has gone completely sale crazy. Only one week ago the company placed four of their most popular productivity and social networking iPhone apps on sale for their lowest prices ever, and now they have decided to one-up that sale with an even better one. IM+, RDM+, and Business Card Reader are all on sale for $1.99 each for the next 72 hours. IM+ ($2.99 -> $1.99): A full-featured, push-enabled chat app that features support for multiple services, including Twitter, Skype Chat, Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo, MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace and Jabber. If you don’t feel like typing your messages, it even features Speech Recognition as a $.99 in-app purchase. IM+ is normally priced at $9.99, so this is quite a deal. RDM+ ($3.99 -> $1.99): A remote desktop app that allows you to access your Mac or Windows-based PC from your iPhone or iPod touch. It works seamlessly through NAT and Firewall, and set-up is relatively simple. Just download RDM+ on your iPhone and then download the free RDM+ Desktop software on any and all of the computer’s you want to have access to. After that, you will be given a unique number for each computer to enter into the app and all of your machines will be controllable via your iPhone or iPod touch. This is another stunning deal, as RDM+ carries a retail price of $19.99. Business Card Reader ($4.99 -> $1.99): An app built for the traveling business person. It features text recognition technology made by ABBYY that is able to read and enter complete and accurate contact information into your iPhone's address book. The app is able to recognize English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish business cards. If you are currently in possession of an iPhone 3GS, you won't need any other attachments, but if you are using an older iPhone, you will need something like Griffin's Clarifi case to enhance the image. Shape Services' previous sale prices on IM+ for Skype and VR+ seem to be intact as well, so pick them up while you still can.