Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 5, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

FxFactory has launched EPICOLOR, a digital color processing plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Motion tools. It’s designed to completely automate primary color-correction. 


EPICOLOR is an artificial intelligence tool. It creates a natural look by dragging it onto a clip in the timeline. You can then give your film a special look using  the app’s interface. EPICOLOR lets you save your own presets as a file to share and it supports the use of third party LUTs.

EPICOLOR costs $99. A demo is available for download. 

Quark Software has released the October Update for QuarkXPress 2016, adding macOS Sierra support. It also addresses known issues.

The update is for both Mac and Windows versions of QuarkXPress 2016 and free for all current QuarkXPress 2016 users. It can be downloaded using the built-in Auto Updater in QuarkXPress or downloaded here

Smile has rolled out PDFpen 8.2, an update to its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. This version adds iCloud sync for users who purchased from the Smile store, and supports tabbed windows on macOS Sierra.

What’s more, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.2 now show the PDFpen section of the user's iCloud Drive in the open dialog for users who purchased from Smile directly. The PDFpen Library now syncs automatically via iCloud for all users. The Library also syncs with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

PDFpen retails for US$74.95, PDFpenPro for $124.95. FamilyPpack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses start at $224.95 for PDFpen (five users) and $349.95 for PDFpenPro (5 users).

Upgrades from earlier single user versions of either application are $30, and free to users who purchased on or after Jan. 1. Upgrades from previous versions of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 8 are $50. Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs is found on the Smile web store. PDFpen 8 and PDFpenPro 8 run on macOS 10.10 and higher.

iOS Apps/Updates

PatientRounds for iPad is a new, cloud-based, encrypted, HIPAA compliant, Electronic Medical Records for healthcare professionals has been launched in the iTunes store. The $2.99 app provides access to patients' medical history and vital information anytime and everywhere.

1Games has unveiled Life of Wolf Reboot 1.1. In the free mobile adventure game, you become a “Wandering Wolf” who goes on 100 different types of diverse missions such as animal hunting, battles against monsters, escape from a maze, and crossing a dangerous valley. You can be reborn as the most powerful wolf once you complete all the missions for survival, for your colleagues, and for revenge.