XCool Apps' Indispensable Utility AppSwitch Updated - Still Peerless

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[prMac.com] Buffalo, New York - XCool Apps today is proud to announce the release and worldwide availability of AppSwitch 1.01, an update to their missing app for iPhone and iPod touch that should have been in the box. AppSwitch is the first and only iOS app of its kind that detects and displays all background and running processes, complete with actual names and icons. No more guessing around which app is running and which app is not.

"iOS 4 brought us multitasking, but there's no way to tell what's running in the background versus what's the app you last used. This app solves that problem and more!", wrote one impressed reviewer.

AppSwitch's unique Switch to App technology harnesses one of iOS's most powerful features to let you quickly switch to another app, while Shortcuts lets you quickly switch to a feature within another app (e.g. switch directly to Twitter's compose message screen).

AppSwitch also features the usual arsenal of common utilities that lets you find out a whole lot more about your shiny iOS device. See device model, iOS version, network details, system load, uptime as well as disk and memory usage.

AppSwitch's exclusive Console feature lets you dig deep into your device's internals. See messages sent by the operating system and other processes/apps. Definitely a great troubleshooting tool for developers and technical support.

"Great app! The Console feature helped me narrow down MobileMe as the trigger to those random reboots on my iPhone!", wrote another impressed reviewer.

Last but not least, AppSwitch's over-the-air updates lets you keep the app as up-to-date as possible! Also available are free downloadable icon packs for supported apps. Two database updates and seven icon packs are already available, with more to come on a usual basis.

This update brings AppSwitch to version 1.01 and includes bug fixes and performance enhancements to an already-stellar app. New in this version is the much-requested Copy/Email function in AppSwitch's exclusive Console feature. Users can now perform this function via tap and hold gesture on the desired entry.

AppSwitch's impressive features, in summary:
* Monitor all background and running processes
* Switch to App and Shortcuts technology (on supported apps)
* Detailed device info, memory and disk space usage
* Console, view messages sent by the operating system and other processes/apps
* Over-the-air updates for Apps Database and Icon Packs
* Full iOS4 multitasking and Retina Display support

We'd love to hear from you! AppSwitch uses an internal database to detect running apps and provide switching support. If you know more about a certain app, feel free to contact us via the built-in Feedback feature. App developers are also welcomed, please let us know about your apps and we'll add it into the database.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 8.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
In the spirit of Christmas and to celebrate the dawn of 2011, AppSwitch 1.01 will continue to be offered at the 60% off sale price of only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Utilities category.

XCool Apps develop cool applications for Apple's extremely popular iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Their recently release iType2Go Pro was awarded the 2009 NYTimes Pogie Awards for the Year's Best Tech Ideas. Copyright (C) 2010 XCool Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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