Notable apps and app updates for Nov. 2, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

Parallels haslaunched Parallels Remote Application Server version 15.5, providing organizations of all sizes a solution to deliver Windows desktops and applications to employees on any device. 

The latest version offers support for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to help streamline desktop and application delivery, support for Windows Server 2016, as well as an enhanced mobile experience within iOS and Android clients supporting native touch gestures. Additionally, Parallels launched its upgraded Partner Program to provide its partners an all-inclusive service featuring complementary technical and sales training, certification and, enablement materials to simplify product distribution and drive new customer business conversations.

Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) offers additional cloud ready deployment options for on premise, hybrid and public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, giving IT administrators increased agility with better performance, according to said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. It also features support for active-active architecture, allowing improved scalability, enhanced system resilience, high availability and improved end-user experience, he adds.

In addition to built-in one-click printing already available in Parallels RAS HTML5 client, it now provides auto-configured Parallels Client (including peripheral redirection, scanning, and local file access), plus better performance and customized manageability. New iOS and Android clients in Parallels RAS 15.5 empower IT administrators and end users to use familiar native touch gestures on their tablets and phones when they access virtual desktops and apps. 

You can download a free 30-day trial of Parallels Remote Application Server 15.5, which includes 50 concurrent user license. It costs $99.99 per year for each concurrent user including all components, such as built-in load balancing.

iOS Apps/Updates

XwaveSoft has announced Daily Habits 1.0 for iOS and Apple Watch devices. The app is designed to add users in creating and maintaining healthy habits, as well as ridding themselves of unhealthy ones. Daily Habits is free, but you can upgrade to a “pro” version for $1.99.