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
publicspace has introduced Vitamin-R 2.39 for OS X. The app breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short time slices of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, actionable objectives.
Vitamin-R features an array of highly configurable visual, audio and speech notifications. Version 2.39 adds support for executing AppleScript at strategic points during the time slices.
Vitamin-R 2.39 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later. The single user version of Vitamin-R is available for $24.99 from the Mac App Store and for $24.95 from the publicspace web store. The web store also offers Family, Business and Enterprise licensing and customers may chose to include a "forever upgrade" with their purchase. Each Vitamin-R web store purchase includes a free license for its companion product, Noise Machine, which is also available separately starting at $4.95
iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Appollo has announced PikShare 1.0.4, an update to their free social networking app. Its global feed allows you to view anonymous full screen photos from across the planet. No login or signup is required. Utilizing a Reddit style interface, the most recent posts are always displayed first, giving users a live peek into what's happening across the globe.
Creekcats has released Le Menu Dit 2.0, an update to their $2.99 English-to-French menu translator. It displays each line of the original menu with the translation immediately below it. Version 2.0 offers a larger dictionary, a tweaked user interface, an improved translation engine, and am user feedback system.