Notable apps and app updates for July 13, 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

Microsoft has released a free app called Seeing AI. It’s designed for people with visual impairments and narrates the world around you by turning the visual world into an audible experience.

macOS Apps/Updates

Koingo Software has released MacCleanse 6, an update of the macOS tool to save disk space while erasing tracks of computer use.

The latest version includes under-the-hood improvements to improve security, performance and compatibility with the latest version of the Mac operating system, as well as the upcoming macOS High Sierra. A free 15-day trial is available for download at koingosw.com.

Flexibits has updated Fantastical 2 for Mac to version 2.4, which provides time to leave alerts and travel time support. Users can now receive alerts when they need to leave to get to an event on time or set the amount of travel time needed to aid scheduling. 

Attachment support allows users to view, add, and remove attachments on iCloud and Exchange accounts (and other CalDAV servers that support managed attachments). Users can also view attachments on Google accounts.

Fantastical 2.4 improves invitation support for Google Calendar and Exchange. This includes response messages and invitation guest count for Google, the ability to forward Exchange invitations, and the option to respond to Exchange invitations without sending a reply.

Other new features in version 2.4 include full undo and redo support, a more powerful way to view more events in Month view, Facebook push updates, combined duplicate events, and customization options for the number of weeks per month.

Designed exclusively for macOS, Fantastical 2 for Mac includes features such as a full calendar window (with day, week, month, and year views), an intuitive parsing engine, iCloud reminders support, light theme, time zone support, birthday and anniversary alerts, and much more.

Fantastical 2.4 for Mac is available now for $49.99 from the Mac App Store or directly from the Flexibits Store. Fantastical requires macOS El Capitan 10.11 or later. Current users can get the update for free via the Update tab in Apple’s Mac App Store or via the in app updater if purchased directly from the Flexibits Store.

Ergonis Software has rolled out PopChar X 8.1, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. 

PopChar X simplifies the typing of unusual characters without having to remember keyboard combinations. Version 8.1 introduces additional search keywords for emoji characters.

PopChar X 8.1 requires macOS 10.6 or later. It can be purchased at the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 8.1 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X 8.0 or for PopChar X 7.x on or after Sept. 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses.