Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 21, 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Simpleum Media has introduced SimpleumSafe 1.0. It’s an US$5.99 encryption app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data and a file manager. It utilizes AES-256 encryption technology.

onoff launched today in the U.S. and allows users to create multiple cloud-based phone numbers on a single device. onoff numbers can be used to call and text anyone, just like traditional phone numbers, and the app is different than Skype, WhatsApp and other VoIP services because it works over the cellular network rather than the internet, providing superior reliability. Numbers can be purchased for a monthly subscription starting at $2.99.