Notable apps and app updates for April 25, 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.

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

Quentin Reiser has introduced Pool Test Strip Scanner 1.0. The $1.99 app works with HTH and AquaChek color-coded strips that are widely available from major retailers. Pool owners simply align their strip, press a button, and the app's innovative machine vision technology delivers instant value/range results for five key chemical levels: Total Hardness, Free Chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity, and Cyanuric Acid.

Novasoft has debuted Save Dan 1.0. In the game, you millionaire and poker player Dan Bilzerian has been attacked in the cyber world by zombies. Your mission is to gun down these zombies before they get Dan, who has to activate signal beacons so you both get a chance to carry out the objective. Save Dan is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Chris Li has announced Maxel 2.0.2, an update to his download accelerator for Mac OS X. 

It’s a downloading solution with drag-and-drop downloading, a built-in browser, and browser extensions for use with popular Mac web browsers. Version 2.0.2 fixes a crash that occurred when the scheduler reloaded a file that was filtered out of the current view.

Maxel 2.0.2 costs $7.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. A free demo version is available for download from the Maxel website that will accelerate only one download at a time.