Notable apps and app updates for March 7, 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Eltima Software has debuted Uplet 1.0 for OS X, a bulk image uploader for Instagram. 

It enables uploading any number of pictures to an Instagram account at once without compromising their quality. The app's photo editor allows you to set captions and crop pictures to fit the square frame or leave the original image dimensions. Captions and emojis help express ideas and emotions behind pictures, while hashtags can help expand their reach.

Uplet requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 5.0.2, an update to their Mac utility that enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. It provides fast navigation to your files, previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Default Folder X's custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Version 5.0.2 improves both performance and compatibility on El Capitan.

Default Folder X 5.0.2 requires OS X Yosemite or El Capitan and is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95, and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. 

Dejal Systems has announced TimeOut 2, an update to their break reminder app for Mac OS X. 

Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. This leads to a refreshed, more productive user. Version 2.0 offers a number of new features, including the ability to add custom breaks, customizable break themes, fixed-time breaks, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

TimeOut 2 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It’s is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request.

Martin Walk has rolled out ArtHandler 1.6, a new version of the artist's record book app for OS X. 

Built especially for artists who need to remember titles, dimensions and dates of their artwork, the app archives images of each artwork and makes them accessible for future use. You can add metadata and free-form notes to artworks, attach & export images, and much more. Version 1.6 adds printing support.

ArtHandler requires OS X 10.9 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

AppGeneration has introduced Music by myTuner - Free Player and Streamer 1.0. The free (for now) app links users to YouTube playlists. Music by myTuner offers 15 music genres that users may use to play selected radio stations. Users can discover songs in a variety of ways and import them to their favorite songs or playlists. They can also search their country's chart or search all the songs and video clips directly on YouTube.


YOUMOBTOO has launched Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights and Tours (With Off-Line Map) 1.0. It’s a free travel guide, packed with graphics and information of Prague's main tourist attractions. Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights and Tours off-line map enables you to locate and find historical sights and monuments, with the ability to access information in 10 languages.

Drugi Kat has served up Cookies and Candies 1.0. It’s a free puzzle brain teaser designed for kids, teens and adults. Players slide colorful cookies and candies to match three or more of the same type in 100 levels.

Intelligent Apps has revved FlexBright to version 2. The $2.99 app will continuously monitor exposure to blue light from your device and prompt you to change brightness if high eyestrain is detected. Version 2.0 adds a blue light filter to the iPhone, iPad and iPod. It allows users to automatically adjust the brightness and blue light level of their mobile devices based on the time of day.