Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 18, 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

Software and Computer System Company has announced Performance Probe 2.1 for Mac OS X.

The tool is designed to help users find the sources of bottlenecks and performance problems with their systems. Version 2.1 includes a heads-up display that can perform loading measurements, dynamically graph drive and network activity, provide quick snapshots of the systems highest CPU and memory consumers. And it’s fully El Capitan capable.

The price for the standalone version of Performance Probe is $14.95. The tool is now a standard part of both the Scannerz with FSE and Scannerz with FSE-Lite packages.

Techno-Grafit has released iTaskX 3 for Mac OS X. It’s an update of the Microsoft Project compatible, pro project management software.

The update sports a revamped user interface inspired by OS X El Capitan. It also boasts: new usage views; cost rate tables; recurring tasks; advanced work calendars; effort-driven scheduling; and more. 

iTaskX 3 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. Pricing starts at US$140 for a single-user license. 

EnsenaSoft has unleashed Miko Mole 1.0.3, a stealth-action gem collecting title for Mac OS X. 

Here’s how the game is described: “Miko Mole is a great arcade puzzler suitable to players of all ages and experience levels. Featuring the charismatic Miko with a passion for shiny gems, this game is a lot of fun with its stealth-action gameplay and mind-bending puzzles. The ability to grab and move objects, and the ability to blow-up stuff is not just insanely cool it is a recipe for success.”

Miko Mole 1.0.3 costs $6.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher.

iOS Apps/Updates

ICON has announced Wordiful 1.0. It’s a free (for a limited time) word battle game. Players find hidden words by swiping over the letters to spell out the words in four grid modes: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and even 5x5. Gamers can swipe across, up, down, and diagonally to build hidden words.

Triankle has released Selfie X 2.3.1, an update to their free photo and video selfie sharing app. It allows anyone to share photos and videos with other users.

Jurni has introduced Jurni 1.1. It’s a free journaling application that allows users to share their experiences via video. Users collect their life experiences throughout the day or can record the full 45 seconds in one setting if they choose. Moments are patched together to form an ongoing story of the user's life and are shared publicly or privately.

BlaBla Connect has launched BlaBla Connect 2.0.1, an update to their free popular talk, chat, text and phone app. It lets users make HD voice calls, chat with contacts, send SMS text messages, and add top-up credits to their own or anyone else's mobile phone in a single click. The latest version includes several new features and performance improvements, and is optimized to work on multiple devices.