Notable apps and updates, July 29-Aug. 2

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 this week’s picks.


Ergonis Software has announced Typinator 8.1, a new version of their text expander for the Mac. It refines version 8.0, which introduced a new statistics mode, Magic Keys, a new graphical mini menu bar, integration with PopChar, and more.


Typinator requires macOS 10.8 or newer. It can be purchased on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8.1 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator on or after Jan. 1, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. 

For new users the cost is $25 for an individual license. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company's web site.

Jumsoft has released an update to Toolbox for iWork, its productivity templates collection on the Mac and Apple App Stores. 


Toolbox for iWork contains over 40,000 original, hand-crafted and quality-checked items, everything from presentation layouts and themes for Keynote, infographics templates, to a collection of print templates for Pages.

The most notable change in the update is that Toolbox for iWork becomes cross-platform and allows using purchased items on any macOS or iOS device with a single purchase.

Apple has released a new macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update. You can download it by going to the "Software Update" section of System Preferences and selecting the Update Now option. 

According to Apple’s release notes, “macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update fixes an issue that may prevent certain Macs from waking from sleep properly.”

Alfons Schmid has released Notebooks for Mac 2.0, an upgrade of his productivity app that combines text processing with document and task management. 


Version 2.0 is now a native Mac app. It also sports an improved user interface and adds many new features like checklists, tables, tabbed windows, breadcrumbing navigation or methods to compile documents and create eBook.

Notebooks for Mac 2.0 requires macOS 10.11 or higher and costs $35.99. A demo is available for download.