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
Andrew Kaz, a veteran Apple software developer, has released a new web browser dubbed, well, Internet. He says it’s a new kind of web browser, unique and unlike anything that has ever come before.”
It introduces a search-based interface in which Search is the Interface. Search results are merged completely with tabs. “Internet” stands for the ideal of Information for this new Information Age, “researching, learning, reading from the vast library that is now the Internet,” says Katz.
It’s available at the Mac App Store for $4.99. Internet requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
DouWere, s.p.r.l. has introduced Hue Dada ! 1.0 for OS X, an app designed to enhance the user experience with the Mac OS X finder. You can drag and drop any Finder item onto the Hue Dada icon in the color bar to colorize it, according to its tag.
Hue Data! colors your icons according to their tag. The folks at DouWere say the app is “technically secure,” based on Apple’s standards.
Hue Dada! requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.
iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Just in time for valentine's day, Hairy Monster Studios has introduced I Heart You Too 1.0. The game offers match-three fun with a twist. Players make matches with candy hearts to beat levels, and to earn coins that can be used in-game. Users can choose from over 60 unique gifts, type a personalized message, then select what Facebook or Twitter friend the gift goes to. I Heart You Too is free, but does offer in-app purchases.
Quentin Mathau has unveiled Placeboard 1.0.1. It’s a $4.99 personal organizer to help you remember places and share them with friends. Placeboard lets you organize restaurants, shops, natural sites, and other places. You can also make notes and take pics regarding any location and tag them.
Ahoy Games has rolled out ChubbyRoll 1.04. In the free social puzzle game, players take on the role of The Clumsy One, once an outcast of his village, but now an unlikely hero in a quest to return his village's muffin supply. Players may create their own levels, share them with others around the world, and challenge each other, or explore 40 other levels developed by the studio in the immersive story mode.
SOSmart SpA has driven out SOSmart automatic car crash detection 2.4.8, an update to their free app that uses the internal sensors of a regular smartphone to automatically detect if the user has been involved in severe car accident. SOSmart then sends the location of the crash to predefined emergency contacts. Version 2.4.8 fixes several minor bugs.
Gude Games has announced Mars Dragons 2, the continuation of the adventure to save our planet from the dragons of Mars. The main challenge of the game is to eliminate the dragons in a short space of time, taking care of the laser beams of flying saucers, anchors, rocks, balloons, balls and more. Mars Dragons 2 is free, but does offer in-app purchases.
Cloudburst Games has debuted Castle Breakout! 1.5. The free app offers escape room-lovers a mystic adventure into medieval times, one that ends with a ride on the king's dragon. Users must outsmart the castle's updated security systems, move through room after room, and meet all the royal pets as they go.