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
Putercraft has announced Help Crafter 2.0, an update to the help content authoring tool for Mac OS X.
It’s a tool for the Mac developer for authoring help content. Style based editing helps to maintain a consistent look across pages. The app's word processor includes support for tables, lists, resizable images and more. Version 2.0 introduces support for headers and footers, tables, user defined text and system variables, anchors and more.
Help Crafter requires Mac OS X 10.7.3 or higher. It costs $49.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Developer Tools category.i
OS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Sugar Coded Apps has launched a free web app called NetCat. It’s a Netflix streaming movie and TV show search tool based on Netflix's secret code category, sub-category, genre, and sub-genre urls. Finding something to watch is made much easier for current members of the service by using this app, which features over 200 categories of entertainment. If you still can't decide, NetCat includes a Random Netflix Category Generator.
Nektony has introduced interPhotos 1.0, an app designed to help users free up gigabytes of space on their iPhone and iPad. Download the app for devices you want to check out, pair them and click "Find Duplicates.” interPhotos — which is free, but does tout in-app purchases — will scan your device's storage for photo copies. Duplicate items will be provided in thumbnail size; you can select and delete unnecessary photos.
Apps Genie Limited has cooked up Litza Pizza-Match 1.0. In the free game, players are presented with a game board featuring various icons, including pizza slices, hamburgers, french fries, and other treats. The goal is to match similar icons horizontally or vertically, so that they disappear and in some cases, trigger power-ups. Litza Pizza-Match features 100 levels and is available at no-cost.
Fireflame Games has debuted I Keep Having This Dream 1.0. It’s a $1.99 puzzle/roleplaying game that involves strategically placing tiles to form a path to the exit while battling enemies, overcoming unique obstacles, upgrading items and choosing an optimal combination of perks and abilities. The game ships with a randomized selection of tile sets, multiple increasingly-difficult worlds, a pool of special enemies with unique abilities, and more.
Devarai has announced Crossword Pro. It’s a free crossword puzzle app designed to help players practice vocabulary skills.
Haypi has released Haypi Adventure: Kingdom of Glory 1.6.0, an update to their war strategy MMO for iOS devices. Set in the Middle Age, it’s a game in which players can become ship lords, conquer seas and fight in alliances. Version 1.6.0 offers new levels for in-game activities. Haypi Adventure: Kingdom of Glory is free, but does offer in-app purchases.
Photomyne has rolled out Photomyne 3.1, an update to their visual storytelling tool. One of the top 20 paid photo apps on the App Store, It allows users to quickly scan entire photo albums, save and share them with friends and family. Version 3.1 offers additional photo and album management flexibility, such as the ability to reorder photos within an album, move images between albums, as well as set album cover photos and more. Photomyne its free, but does offer in-app purchases.