Notable apps and app updates for July 27, 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.

macOS Apps/Updates

Smile has released PDFpen 9.1, an update to its all-purpose PDF editing tool for macOS 10.11 and higher. This version introduces Bookmarks, a special section at the top of the table of contents for linking to pages in the document. 

Bookmarks can be created in both PDFpen and PDFpenPro, whereas table of contents editing requires PDFpenPro. This version also re-opens any previously-opened documents at the same window size and position as when they were last closed.

PDFpen costs $74.95 for a single user license, $94.95 for a family pack (up to five users in one household), and $224.95 (an up, depending on the number of users) for an office pack. PDFpen Pro costs $124.95 for a single user license, $149.95 for a family pack (up to five users in one household), and $349.95 (an up, depending on the number of users) for an office pack.

Mapdiva has rolled out Ortelius 2, an update of its creative map design software for the Mac. 

Serving as a hybrid between a vector drawing program, and a geographic information system, it’s a professional-level vector drawing program for producing publication-quality maps. Ortelius 2 adds tailored functionality for cartography, such as connectable track tools, powerful style engine, library of expert styles and map symbols, robust templates and more.

Ortelius 2 is available for $149.99 per year for an annual license or $399 for a perpetual license. A demo is available for download.

Lemke Software has announced GraphicConverter 10.4.3, an update to its image utility for the Mac.

Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats. Version 10.4.3 incorporates several new features and functionality improvements.

GraphicConverter 10.4.3 requires macOS 10.9 or later. It costs $39.95 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website

GraphicConverter 10.4.3 is a free update for all customers of version 10.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95.

ProtectStar has debuted Data Shredder for Mac 2017, their new military grade data deletion tool for macOS. The app purportedly deletes data using methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. 

Users drag ’n drop files, folders, or drives to the app and press the "Shred" button. Data Shredder then eliminates any chance for data reconstruction. Data Shredder for Mac Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

Data Shredder for Mac 2017 requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $19.90; the“military edition” is $29.90.