Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 2, 2015

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 Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Atek has introduced Patina 1.0, a simple drawing application for Mac OS X. According to its developers, it echoes the simplicity of Microsoft Paint, but goes goes further with a more visually appealing interface and additional functionality. 

Patina sports large tool buttons and color controls. It allows you to handle basic operations, such as drawing and manipulating shapes, setting and changing colors, moving and resizing objects, and doing annotations.

Patina is offered for free on promotion in the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category through Dec. 9. After this date, the price will be $2.99. Patina requires OS X 10.8 or later.

Patina 1.0, which is optimized for Retina Display, is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store for $2.99 USD (free on promotion through December 9, 2015 only).

iOS Apps/Updates

Mosaiscope, a news aggregation platform, has announced exclusive iOS app in addition to the existing web app recently launched. It’s a tool for those traveling and on-the-go with families and also for those looking for the best holiday deals and events by choosing feeds in those categories.

LinkedIn says its new mobile app is now available globally. The free LinkedIn Mobile lets you connect to your professional network and stay informed about the conversations and content most relevant to you. The app is now streamlined into five core areas: Home, Me, My Network, Messaging, and Search.

Davka Corp. has introduced the Torah Research Bundle, a $18.99, two-app bundle that It includes Torah Library — a search app that puts the text of the Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, and more in the palm of your hand — and Davka Hebrew Writer, a Hebrew-English word processing app.

Studio Goojaji has unveiled version 2.0 of its $1.99 word-building app Planet Lettra. In the game players build words by dragging letter-filled "smart" bubbles and bumping them together and then feed them to silly creatures on the planet surface.