Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

IcySpark has introduced LinkWords. It’s a free word search game. All words on each level are linked together by a common theme. Swipe your finger across each letter: up, down, left, right or diagonally to form the correct word. Puzzles range from 2x2 grids up to 8x8 grids of 64 letters.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.7.17, a compatibility update to company's PDF preflight and conversion solution. 

The utility automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint can also convert the color of PDF documents to a specific ICC profile to help users prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.7.17 is compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra.

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased at the Mac App Store and the Zevrix website for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7 or higher.