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Quick Tip: MonoPhix 3.0’s new hideaway tools

Submitted by on December 3, 2010 – 12:19 am 7 Comments

The new 3.0 update of MonoPhix by Phoenxsoftware was released today. I’ll have a full review soon, but imagine taking an excellent iPhone app and then piling about 200% more excellent on it and that’s this update for MonoPhix. It’s really that good.

All that greatness requires a bit of screen real estate. And not only does MonoPhix 3 have a ton of new tools, but it now has a much requested larger preview area. Another new feature of the app is the ability to easily hide the tool overlays. Click past the jump to find out how.

There are a ton of new features in this excellent update. By default, all the tools are available onscreen, which can cover up part of the image preview. To quickly toggle the tool overlays off and on, simply push the appropriate tool button at the bottom of the screen. This toggles the hideaway overlays.

Even with all the new features, MonoPhix for iPhone and iPod touch is still only $0.99. It’s still old iPhone friendly and will work on any iDevice running iOS 3.1 or newer.

UPDATE: There will be an update to the free version, MonoPhix Lite. It’s feature-reduced, similar to the version currently available. It should street in the next week or so. =M=

UPDATE #2: It’s not quite old iOS friendly yet. There is a bug when using iOS 3.1.3 or older which causes the app to crash. A minor update is in the works and will be released soon. If you’re still using an older version of the iOS, you should hold off updating until the bug fix has been released. We’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE #3: The 3.0.1 update with the bug fix has just been submitted to Apple. Hopefully, this will street soon and fix the issue. =M=

MonoPhix has long been a favorite of mine. The new 3.0 update is definitely very highly recommended.

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Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

  • http://iphone.desfolio.com Desmond Williams

    Wonderful update. MonoPhix is my go-to app for B&W. it adds everything I been waiting for plus more. I commend the developer. The only con I have is that I prefer the old icon to the new butterfly one.

  • Janice

    I hVe purchased and instaed but it won't open. Just keeps shutting.

  • MartyNearDFW

    Hi, Janice,

    I wasn't able to reach you by email.

    I hate to sound like the typical IT guy, but have you tried rebooting your iPhone? That works about 50% of the time.

    If you've done that, what model iPhone are you using? Which version of the iOS? Is your iPhone jailbroken?

    We'll try to help as best I can. Thanks, Janice.


  • http://phoenxsoftware.wordpress.com/ Renzo Verleysen

    Hi Janice,

    As Marty asked could you provide your iOS version and/or device?

    MonoPhix 3 only works from iOS 3.1 and higher and can run out of memory on iPhones older than the 3G. If you were able to download and install it while having an older version of iOS there might be something wrong with the iTunes information and then I'll have to contact Apple.

    Kind Regards,

    Renzo Verleysen

    UIC Phoenxsoftware

  • Ed

    Am having same problem as Janice. I have iPhone 3gs w/ ios 3.1.2. Not jailbroken. Had the previous version of the app. Rebooted before downloading. Have since deleted it and rebooted 3 times to no avail. Please help, I really liked this app and was looking forward to the upgrade. Thanks

  • http://phoenxsoftware.wordpress.com/ Renzo Verleysen

    Ed & Janice,

    I'm very sorry, I think I know what the issue is. An update to iOS4 might be required to get this version running. I'm looking for a solution at this very moment and will submit a new version 3.0.1 to address this issue.

    Kind Regards,

    Renzo Verleysen

    UIC Phoenxsoftware

  • http://phoenxsoftware.wordpress.com/ Renzo Verleysen

    I immediately addressed the issue and a MonoPhix 3.0.1 update has just been submitted for approval by Apple. I asked them specifically to test for iOS 3.1.x compatibility.

    My apologies again for the error, but with a bit of luck you'll have a working MonoPhix 3 version in about a week. In the meanwhile, Marty wrote a great post before on downgrading iPhone apps: http://lifeinlofi.com/2010/02/21/technique-downgr

    Kind Regards,

    Renzo Verleysen

    UIC Phoenxsoftware