Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 5, 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

A new cross-platform app by Teorex, DupHunter scans photos on a user´s computer and gets rid of all duplicates leaving only the best images in each group of similar pictures. 

The program automatically detects series of photos taken with continuous shooting or locates similar images based on their content. You set the program against folders on your computer, and it reveals all doubling images it finds. Then you select the best photos in each group of duplicates; DupHunter discards others.

DupHunter is available for Windows and Mac OS X. The price for a single license is $19.99.

Software and Computer System Company has released version 2.1 of Phoenix, an update to their operating system tool for Mac OS X. Phoenix allows users to clone volumes, create emergency boot volumes, and attempt to recover data from drives and SSDs with bad blocks. 

Phoenix is offered as a standalone product and is a standard component in the company's main product, Scannerz for Mac OS X. Version 2.1 offers several performance improvements. Phoenix may be obtained as a stand-alone product for $13.95. Or it may be obtained as part of the either of the fully featured versions of Scannerz (but not Scannerz-Lite).

AppleXsoft has updated CF Card Recovery for Mac, its data rescue software for Mac OS X, to version 5.1.3. The tool was specifically developed to help anyone recover images, documents, video, music or just about anything from CF card, memory card, USB flash drives and all other types of digital media.

The software has been completely rewritten from scratch. and completely redesigned wizard-style interface,. Version 5.1.3 also adds support for larger capacity memory cards. New video and image formats added include RAW image and HD/UHD/3D for video.

CF Card Recovery works with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. It's available for $49.95  for a single-user license. A free trial version may be downloaded from the product website.

iOS Apps/Updates

HowzUr App has announced M-Greetings 1.0. It’s a free greeting card creator app that allows you to create greetings for various occasions like birthday, anniversary, Christmas or New Year and more. You can choose backgrounds, alignment, different texts with various styles, as well as add your favorite decoration objects to the greeting card.

Healthgoal360 has released Healthgoal360 1.0. It’s a free fitness app developed to be a “one-stop shop” for tracking steps, calories burned, calories consumed, and blood glucose. 

Digital Education Labs has introduced Wordfolio 1.6, an update to its free foreign language learner's assistant. The app makes it possible to replace the dozens of handwritten "Vocabulary" pages with a simple word tape. Users can easily organize words into groups by topics, lessons, parts of speech and more.