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Notable apps and updates, July 20-25

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 this week’s picks.


Cisdem has released Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac 5.2.0. The new version optimizes the scanning feature, with speed improved and Photos app launch canceled.

Duplicate Finder is a tool to detect and find duplicate files including similar images from the internal or external drive. It can remove duplicate files from different file types like photos, videos, music, documents, etc. while keeping super-fast working speed and high accuracy. Once scan finishes, there are three preview modes to help you compare duplicates.

Users can get a lifetime license of Cisdem Duplicate Finder for US$29.99 and enjoy free lifetime upgrades. A demo is available for download at the Cisdem website.

CS Odessa has announced a new Mass Media Infographics item in the Business Infographics Area of the ConceptDraw Solutions. 

The solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is comprised of examples and libraries of scalable vector images that allow mass media professionals to visualize social information and advertising messages. Mass Media Infographics solution contains seven libraries of vector stencils for design elements of diagrams, charts, maps, pictures, and typography. It can be used to create infographics to present advertisements, news, facts, statistics, and other data.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM can exchange documents with Microsoft Visio. It can open and save files that can be used by Visio (VSD, VDX, and VSDX documents) users. It retails for US$199 per end user license and is compatible with macOS 10.13 and later.

The suite of three products found in ConceptDraw OFFICE 6 is designed for knowledge workers, project managers, managers, and academics and retails for $499 per end user license.


Eve has updated its self-titled app to version 4.4. The iOS app, available at the Apple App Store, allows you to control connected home devices. The new version allows you to smart schedule suspension for Eve Aqua (which converts your outdoor faucet into an intelligent water outlet), more powerful context menus, and further refinements.

Eve 4.4 brings completely revamped integration of Eve Aqua with Shortcuts. You can install the built-in Siri Shortcut right from within the Eve app and simply ask Siri or launch the Shortcut from the Shortcuts app or the Today View widget to automatically check the weather forecast and suspend your watering schedule if necessary. Other new features of Eve 4.4 include:

  • Touch and hold the Eve app icon on your home screen to get a head start to accessing a specific home.

  • Quickly navigate to graph details, event lists and fullscreen camera views.

  • Copy and paste colors. Yes, you read that right: you can now use that color from your favorite mood light and apply it to any other HomeKit-enabled light in an instant — either an individual light, or all lights within a room. And if you want to have a color at your fingertips forever, simply add it to your color favorites right from the context menu.

  • Improved app launch experience.

  • Home sorting, of course shared across all your iOS devices

  • Improved HomePass integration — in case you didn’t know: if you use the excellent HomePass app to manage your HomeKit setup codes, you can pass along all device information after adding an accessory through Eve.

Landlord Go is a new game by Reality Games that allows players to buy, sell, and collect rent on some of the world’s most famous buildings and landmarks. With over one million players worldwide, it described as the first real-world augmented reality game that uses real buildings, real people, and real prices to turn your city into an action-packed strategy game. Landlord Go is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

LifeOmic has launched premium versions of the LIFE Extend and LIFE Fasting Tracker apps. With LIFE+, LIFE Extend and the LIFE Fasting Tracker users can further personalize their fasting and health programs, making it easier than ever to track the activities that impact their overall health. Both are available for iOS and Android. LIFE+ requires an in-app subscription of $2.99 per month and has a free 7-day trial. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.