Notable apps and app updates for July 19, 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

Cloud Hidden Designs has launched Wicked Brainstorm. The free app is designed to allow you to brainstorm with the people you text with. With Wicked Brainstorm, a group's ideas can all automatically be gathered together, while allowing users to collaborate within Messages. When a Wicked Brainstorm collaboration has been completed, the list can be transformed into a checklist and a group vote can facilitate the process of determining the best ideas.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has released AKVIS Watercolor 2.0, an update of the Mac compatible software for imitating different watercolor techniques. Version 2.0 adds an Abstract Art tab and new built-in presets.

On the Mac platform, AKVIS Watercolor requires macOS 10.7 or higher. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin to photo editors such as AliveColors by AKVIS, Adobe Photoshop, and others. The Home sells for $49, the Deluxe for $69, and the Business for $89. 

One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. The upgrade is free for all registered users of the program. A demo is available for download.