Notable apps and app updates for April 27, 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

EnsenaSoft has introduced Mahjong Deluxe 3, the latest installment in their series of Mahjong games for Mac OS X. 

Suitable to players of all ages and experience levels, it offers a modern rendition of the Chinese classic. This game includes eight different worlds containing a total of 640 puzzle layouts in 2D and 3D.

Mahjong Deluxe 3 requires OS X 10.6.6 or later. It costs $4.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Games category.

Stairways Software has announced Keyboard Maestro 7.1, the new version of its productivity enhancer for OS X.  

Version 7.1 enhances the Custom HTML Prompt, further allowing customized user interfaces to be built. It also adds the ability to import macros disabled or quit the Keyboard Maestro Engine on launch of the editor (both if all modifiers are held down). What’s more, the upgrade detects and reports if Safari has been hobbled by disallowing JavaScript from Apple Events if any Safari actions fail because of this restriction, and also reports the likely process responsible for holding the system in Secure Input Mode.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36. Those who purchased Keyboard Maestro after Jan. 1, 2015, have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 6 prior to 2015 or who purchased older versions of Keyboard Maestro can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7 for $25. A demo is available for download.

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

Crave Creative has debuted Snow Cone Cannon 1.0. In the $0.99 game, players must try and shoot colorful snow cone balls into the snow cone cups as they move across the screen at varying heights. You get three lives in the game which means once three empty snow cone cups move off the screen the game is over.

Next Freedom has launched AllSync 2. The $0.99 (for a limited time) app allows you to have contacts synchronized in different places. Work and personal contacts can be merged to see the same address book in Outlook, Gmail or in the iPhone. It's also possible to mirror the address book to another account to have a safe and always available backup. The app provides detailed info on what was changes from every sync.

Inookta studio has created TaoMix 2. The fitness app lets you create personal relaxing soundscapes. You can collect and mix more than 100 handpicked sounds to create dynamic soundscapes that evolve over time. You can also record and mix their own sounds to create truly unique and memorable soundscapes that can be shared with the world via Facebook, Twitter or by email. TaoMix 2 is free, but does offer in-app purchases.