Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 22, 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

Notus Games Studio has introduced Christmas Mansion 3. It’s a free puzzle gamein which players help an elf to prepare a town for Christmas with ornaments and decorations. HOu build cafes and shops for Christmas fair, decorate the fir-tree and town hall, get beautiful ornaments, illuminations and ice sculptures to create the real Christmas spirit and more.

Adrian Nelson has launched The Mighty App Finder. It’s a free Apple App Store discovery app that offers a visual approach to app discovery.

Conceptis has debuted Conceptis Block-a-Pix 1.0. It’s a logic puzzle game that lets you reveal hidden pixel-art pictures by pure logic deduction. Block-a-Pix offers 50 free puzzles to get you started, as well as an extra free puzzle that’s released each week. The app is free, but does tout in-app purchases.


macOS Apps/Updates

Unmarked Software ( has updated TextSoap, its macOS productivity tool designed to automate the tedious task of manually cleaning up text, to version 8.3.
The software — compatible with macOS 10.10 or higher — processes text from different formats. Version 8.3 improves handling of international text, as well as addressing a number of issues reported by customers. 

The upgrade is free to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers may either update from within the app or directly download the update from Unmarked

TextSoap 8.3 has a suggested retail price of $45. Through Dec 31, 2016, it’s available for $29.24, a 35% discount. TextSoap 8.3 may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Discounted upgrades for existing customers are also available and may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Prices for upgrades start at $23.