Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 3, 2017

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

Sensible Objects has unleashed Beasts of Balance. It’s an augmented reality stacking game in which players take on the role of Divine Creators, playing solo or with friends, to build worlds and reach high scores by stacking magical “Artefacts” into towers. Everything added to the tower interacts with a world that evolves on a wirelessly connected digital device. To succeed, players have to keep their tower and the ecosystem of their world in balance, stacking all 24 pieces and caring for the virtual beasts they create.

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macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has brewed up a Coffee Pack for AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite that includes 100 picture frames: 50 vertical and 50 horizontal high-quality templates. It’s designed “especially for true and aspiring coffee geeks, enthusiastic baristas and coffee shop owners”

To use AKVIS frame packs, you need to have installed one of following programs: AKVIS Frames (available for free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (a demo is available for download). On the Mac platform, the the products require macOS 10.12 or higher. The new Coffee Pack frame pack sells for $17.

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Eternal Storms Software has updated Yoink, their drag ’n drop app for macOS, to version 3.4. 

The utility offers a temporary place for file and app-content drags to free your mouse so you can more easily and quickly navigate to the actual destination of your drag. Along with improvements and bug fixes, version 3.4 allows for adding the contents from the clipboard to Yoink for temporary storage and later use.

Yoink requires macOS 10.7.3 or higher and is available for purchase exclusively on the Mac App Store for $6.99. Version 3.4 is a free update for existing customers of the app.

Timo Josten has announced Dropshare 4.7, an update to his secure file sharing tool developed exclusively for macOS. 

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It’s a menu bar application for drag ‘ dropping upload files, screenshots and even directories to many supported hosting providers, including Dropshare Cloud. Version 4.7 introduces screenshot annotations, additional hosting providers, improved screen recordings and more changes.

Dropshare requires macOS 10.9 or later. Version 4.7 is a free update for current users. For new users the price is $24.99.