Notable apps and app updates for October 7, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

Starpolygon has launched Geometry Bounce 1.0.0. It's a free, mini golf-inspired and challenging puzzle/arcade game where you shoot a ball that ricochets around geometrical objects to hit the target. You need to shoot with perfect speed and direction to be able to able to finish a level while the objects are moving, rotating and other twists. 

SaltyCrackers has released Daygram 1.3.1, an update to their diary. The US$0.99 app gives you a way to write down everything you are feeling, every day with an intuitive interface. Version 1.3.1 offers stability and performance improvements as well as very minor bug fixes.

Eastwest has announced Plugs of the World 4.0.1, an update to their electrical outlet and voltage information travel guide app. The $3.99 app provides information about wall plugs, sockets and voltage requirements for 250 countries and regions. Version 4.0.1 brings iOS 9 in-app Spotlight search, a world map displaying regions where a particular style plug is used, a list of countries that use a particular plug, an improved layout for the iPad and bug fixes.

Y Factory has introduced Show Me the Money - Smart Financial Education for Kids 1.1. It's a $2.99 financial teaching app. Show Me the Money teaches children about how money works, what it means to the world, and how to use it wisely.

Flexibits has rolled out two free updates for their calendar apps, Fantastical 2 for iPhone and Fantastical 2 for iPad. Both app updates include many new productivity-enhancing iOS 9 features.

Fantastical 2 for iPhone ($4.99 for new users) now includes 3D Touch support which allows users to firmly press on the app icon to get instant access to Fantastical's most popular actions. Fantastical 2 for Apple Watch (included for free with the iPhone app) now includes complications, a "go to date" option, plus improved speed thanks to a native app (requires watchOS 2). Fantastical 2 for iPad ($9.99 for new users) now includes multitasking. 

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

AweSoft has unveiled AweCal 3.0.1, an update to its organizer suite developed for iOS/OSX. The $4.99 app was designed to help users manage day-to-day appointments, tasks and notes. 

Brett Terpstra has announced Marked 2.5 for OS X. It's a live-updating Markdown preview application with a full set of tools for writers. 

Users can edit text documents in their favorite editor and Marked will provide the tools needed for previewing, proofreading, and polishing. Version 2.5 adds multilingual spelling and grammar checking, support for new applications, expanded export options, and advanced features for integration in writing workflows.

Marked 2.5 requires OS X Yosemite or higher. It's available on the Mac App Store. Normally priced at US$13.99, Marked 2.5 is available for $11.99 for a limited time. The update is free to all existing Marked 2 users.