Notable apps and app updates for May 24, 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

Biko, a mobile application offering incentives for cycling, has launched in five major west coast cites – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Already in Canada, Mexico, and Colombia, it encourages users to ride instead of drive, thereby reducing pollution and congestion while improving health and mobility. Biko features include mapping routes, measuring average speed, calculating carbon emissions saved, and recommending safe bike paths and local bike shops. 

ProSec has introduced PAPERplus, an app designed to bridge the gap between print and online. Readers receive additional information on their mobile device when scanning images from newspapers or other printed products. The PDF documents supplied by customers need to be submitted in a print-ready format, which ProcSet ensures by using pdfToolbox from callas software.

macOS Apps/Updates

CS Odessa has announced ConceptDraw Plan 1.1, new version of its web-based project management tool. It’s designed to help improve a project team's communications. 

Version 1.1 extends web functionality. It also improves the ability to integrate with ConceptDraw Project 8, a project management tool.

ConceptDraw Plan 1.1 retails for $119 for 20 participants. It supports all major web browsers. ConceptDraw Project 8 retails for $299 and is compatible with macOS and Microsoft Windows. ConceptDraw Project 8 is included in ConceptDraw Office 4, which retails for $499.