Notable apps and app updates for April 4, 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.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink help its users classify and organize documents effortlessly with unique artificial intelligence. 

Version 2.8.10 adds contextual menu options to HTML 5 videos, supports Airmail 2, and accepts videos sent via the sharing extension. All editions fix minor bugs and glitches too. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.8.5 or later (the Mac App Store versions require OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies online and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed.

Tension Software has released Password Repository 3.3, an update of the Mac OS X app for managing all your passwords and all the related data in a safe way. 

It’s compatible with the similar version for iOS on iTunes; any document created with Password Repository 3 on a Mac, can be transferred via iTunes and used on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad without any changes. Version 3.3 is a maintenance upgrade.

Password Repository 3.3 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $20 and is available at the Mac App Store.

Reggie Ashworth has announced AppDelete 4.2.5, an update to his application deletion utility for Mac OS X. 

Via drag and drop, it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. The latest version has been optimized for OS X El Capitan.

AppDelete 4.2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It costs $7.99 for a single-user license. Upgrades from version 2.x and 3.x are $3.99. A demo is available at the product website.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Valentin Sandu has introduced Cruise Commander 1.0. The free app is designed to assist you in being fully prepared for the voyage of your choice by giving you insights into the ships you will be vacationing on, the companies that compete in offering you a multitude of choices, and the destinations you will be emerging into. You can research ports and places-of-interest, exploring over 200 vessels from nearly 30 cruise lines.

Fabrizio Bartolomucci has debuted Jam Session 1.0. It’s a $6.99 app for creating gapless playlists for Zumba, aerobics and dance classes. Jam Session allows anyone to select a number of tunes from their iTunes library and assign them to a playlist. Once the playlist is started, the tunes are played in a row without any interruption between them. The app uses a proprietary algorithm to find the right point of change with the next song and merges the two.

Velvet Rock Apps has launched Notesero 1.0. The note taking app backs up your data to iCloud and offers password protected folders to keep notes private and away from prying eyes. Notesero is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Children’s Specialized Hospital has created an app for parents of children with complex health needs called the “Parent PAL, a Progress Activity Log.” The free app is designed to make tracking a child’s unique developmental journey a little easier to manage.  Between visits to the physician or therapist, a parent or caregiver can track the child’s speech and feeding progress, gauge behavior and independence and gather other helpful information for the child’s medical care team.