Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 12, 2016

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 Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Reinvented Software has announced Together 3.5 for Mac and Together 1.4 for iPad and iPhone. Together was developed specifically for collecting, organizing and searching all kinds of files. 

Just about anything can be added to Together for safe keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly. In the latest versions, iCloud integration has been completely rewritten to make it more flexible, responsive and reliable.

Together 3.5 for Mac costs $49.99, is a free upgrade for all Together 3 users, requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later and is available with iCloud support from the Mac App Store, or without iCloud as a 15-day trial from the Reinvented Software web site. Together 1.4 for iPad and iPhone is a free upgrade for all existing users. For new users it’s available at the Apple App Store for $9.99 and requires iOS 9 or later.

iOS Apps/Updates

Selosoft has announced The Zones of Regulation : Exploring Emotions 1.0. It’s a $9.99 educational application designed to foster self-regulation skills in “fun and exciting ways” while simulating everyday situations students can relate to. The Zones of Regulation teaches four concrete colored "zones" to categorize all the feelings, sensory states and emotions we experience, helping students develop awareness of how they are feeling.

Gameblend Studios has released Make the Cut ( In the free game, you tap the sweeping line to slice a bar into pieces and fill the gaps below it.

Gail has introduced Meditation Studio by Gaiam. The $2.99 app offers original guided meditations. Meditation Studio by Gaiam presents a library of over 160 originally produced meditations.

Paragon Software Group has launched PenReader, a free handwriting recognition keyboard app. It allows users to write with a finger or a pen directly on touchscreens in any of 38 supported languages.

tvOS Apps/Updates

VLC has come to the Apple TV. It’s a full port of VLC media player combined with platform specific features. VLC for Apple TV integrates with a variety of devices and services on your local network and includes a custom way of casting files directly to the TV from your other computers using a web browser.