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 for iOS and Mac OS X:
Years ago, Trivial Pursuit was a board game that we wasted hours on. When iOS showed up on the scene, Gameloft turned Trivial Pursuit into a universal game. Now they've revamped the program with new quizzes every week and a way for you to even publish your own questions. Trivial Pursuit is free with in-app purchases that you'll want to get.
Juxtaposer ($2.99) has been a popular photomontage app for a while, and the latest update adds support for pressure sensitive drawing on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. To increase the brush size, just press harder on the screen. Pretty cool, huh? It's perfect for "Photoshopping" your friend's head onto the body of a animal and doing useful work as well...
We'll finish off today's list of iOS apps that you just have to try with VidLab - Video Editor & Movie Maker (free with in-app purchases). Grab multiple clips from your iPhone, combine them with photos, add video effects, filters, text and artwork, and add music or sound effects.
Mac OS X apps/updates
As a long-time Apple blogger I am always amazed with the cleverness of developers, and the team at Macphun is probably one of the best at creating apps that do things that really make me smile. The app in this case is Lost Photos, a free app with a $4.99 in-app purchase. What does it do? It goes through your email (Gmail/Google, Hotmail, AOL, iCloud, MobileMe/.Mac, Ymail, Rocketmail, AT&T and more) and finds photos that you may have totally forgotten about, then lets you import them.
While you're at it, you might want to keep some of your photographs from being copied without your permission by adding a watermark. What's the best way to do this? Use Watermark Plus (US$9.99) to put your name, trademark or copyright information onto photos in bulk. The app is currently on sale, so if you've been thinking about doing this type of work to protect your photos, now is the time to buy the app.
Rounding out our artsy apps for Mac today is Sketch 3, which was updated to version 3.4 today. This $99.99 graphic design app has so many features that we'd need a month to describe them all, but let it suffice to say that if you need to perform any graphic design task on a Mac, Sketch can do it. Highly recommended and rated.