Within the constantly-changing panorama of the App Retailer and the software program market, new apps and updates to current titles are introduced on a regular basis. AppleInsider highlights a number of the extra notable app introductions and software program updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced previously week.

This week’s assortment consists of the brand new apps Textlicious, Moog Mannequin D, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Yr Celebration, Challenge Highrise for iOS, and the macOS consumer for Vimeo. The updates record consists of adjustments made to Microsoft Workplace 2016 for Mac, Handbrake 1.1.zero, iMovie for Mac 10.1.9, Canary’s new Apple Watch addition, and the Focus characteristic for Instagram.


From Wil Shipley, developer of Scrumptious Library, is a brand new app out there for each macOS and iOS. From the outline, “Textlicious is a tiny service that permits you to enter styled textual content in locations that usually settle for solely plain textual content. Make your tweets extra expressive, your texts stand out, and your posts on the guide the envy of all your mates.”

To make use of the app on macOS, you spotlight textual content you are typing in any app, right-click (control-click), and choose the model you need from the Companies pop-up menu. On iOS, spotlight the textual content you are typing in any app, faucet on the “Share” menu merchandise, select the model you need from Textlicious, after which paste the newly styled textual content over your previous phrases. Out there types embrace daring, italic, serifed, typewriter, script, double-struck, and extra.

Get it for iOS: $1.99 Requires iOS 11.zero or later. Suitable with iPhone 5s and newer, iPad Air and newer.

Get it for macOS: $1.99 Requires Mac OS 10.12 or newer

Moog Mannequin D

Moog first launched the Minimoog Mannequin D synthesizer in 1970. It was the primary synth to have an built-in keyboard and have the primary synthesizer parts built-in with no need to be a towering modular factor. Earlier than this, synthesizers had been virtually unimaginable to move, and the Mannequin D made it simple for gigging keyboard gamers to take a synth with them. Principally, a synth has three sections: an oscillator that generates the sign, a filter, and an amplifier.

The Mannequin D has three sign oscillators, a voltage managed filter, and a voltage managed amplifier. On the time, it was revolutionary, and it was quickly adopted by musicians in live performance and studio settings. Solar Ra, Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Michael Jackson (Thriller), Rick Wakeman and Trent Reznor all used them, and it was even in use on Whitney Houston recordings. You may purchase a Mannequin D for $3500 USD, or the brand new iOS app for $four.99.

The app has some benefits, together with the power to play chords with 4 notes at a time (the keyboard can solely play one notice at at time), 160 presets, a stereo tempo-synced delay, and a real-time looper with limitless loops. It additionally works with MIDI and AUv3, so you should utilize it in a DAW like GarageBand.

Get it for iOS: $4.99
Requires iOS 10.three or later. Suitable with iPhone 5s, or newer, iPad Air or newer.

Korg iMono/Poly

Korg iMono/Poly’s most up-to-date replace introduced a really cool characteristic: There’s now a free pores and skin primarily based on the Parker Brothers Monopoly board sport. That may be a enjoyable toy in the event that they’d simply skinned it with recent photos, however as a substitute, they’ve gone to actual effort, 3D rendering all of the board items as knobs whose shadows and lighting change when rotated. It is nonetheless a toy of a pores and skin, and it is fantastic.

The iMono/Poly is a 4VCO (voltage managed oscillator) synth with all of the choices of the unique synth from 1981, with two multi-effects models and eight digital patches added in. It is obtained some nice sounds, and is MIDI compliant. It really works along side the Korg Gadget DAW. When you’re in any respect into making music on iOS, it is a superb device to have.

Get it for iOS: $14.99

Requires iOS 9.three or later. Suitable with iPhone 5s and newer, iPad Air and newer. From Korg: “Resulting from variations in CPU pace of iPads / iPhones, iPad third gen/2/iPad mini/iPhone 4s are usually not supported, solely iPad Air/iPhone 5s or later is really useful.”


Rolling out to customers as a part of model 39.zero for iOS, Instagram is including a brand new “Focus” digital camera format to its picture-taking perform. Showing subsequent to “Superzoom” underneath the report button when recording a video, Focus works just like the iPhone’s regular Portrait mode, detecting the place the topic is within the body and making use of a smooth blur to the background.

Focus is accessible to make use of on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, and later releases.

Instagram can be rolling out a brand new @point out sticker for iOS accounts, which goals to make it simpler to attach with mates showing within the app’s tales. After taking or a video utilizing the tales digital camera, entry the sticker tray to seek out the @point out sticker, enter the identify of the account being talked about, after which place the sticker on the picture. Notably for this model, Instagram has eliminated Apple Watch assist, which previously supplied notifications of follows and likes on photographs.

Get it for iOS: Free
Requires iOS 9.zero or later. Suitable with iPhone, iPad, and iPod contact.


It has been some time since we have seen an e mail utility price speaking about on iOS. Canary does all the kinds of belongings you’d anticipate an e mail consumer to do, in addition to having an ‘exercise stream’ which reveals a historical past of emails and replies.

Canary has added an Apple Watch app to their app, so to obtain and ship e mail from the Apple Watch whereas on LTE. The app additionally enables you to quick-reply utilizing scribble, fast replies, and voice dictation. The Apple Watch actually shines for notifications and replies, and Canary appears like vital app with a view to actually use the watch as its personal platform, impartial of iPhone. Canary is a free obtain with three-day trial, $four.99 USD after that.

Get it for iOS and Apple Watch: Free 3 day trial, $4.99 to purchase

Requires iOS 9.zero or later. Suitable with iPhone, iPad, and iPod contact.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Yr Celebration

Feral Interactive’s Mac port of the latest Tomb Raider sport is accessible as of Apr. 12, and sees heroine Lara Croft looking the traditional metropolis of Kitezh for the Divine Supply, an artifact mentioned to endow immortality. As could be anticipated, Croft is not the one individual after it, which suggests her common gauntlet of fight, exploration, and puzzle-solving.

The sport ought to run on all Mac Execs and 15-inch MacBook Execs launched since 2013, all 27-inch iMacs since 2014, all 13-inch MacBook Execs since 2016, and final yr’s 21.5-inch iMac. Some 2012 iMacs geared up with 2-gigabyte Nvidia 680MX GPUs must also be capable of run it.

It is price noting nevertheless that the sport may be very graphically demanding, and solely essentially the most highly effective Macs will be capable of strategy most element.

Get it for Mac on Steam: $59.99

Challenge Highrise for iOS

Ported from the Mac and PC, Challenge Highrise is a sandbox development administration simulator the place gamers must construct one of the best skyscraper within the metropolis. Because the architect, the development of the constructing’s partitions, flooring, workplaces, and residences are underneath the participant’s route.

On the identical time, gamers must hold prices inside funds and to avoid wasting for future growth, and hold tenants completely satisfied sufficient to maintain paying hire on time as a substitute of deserting the property.

In addition to the primary sport, which is alleged to supply hours of gameplay, Kalypso Media and SomaSim have additionally included the bonus growth packs as in-app purchases, offering new residences, retail choices, and eventualities for gamers to tackle.

Get it for iOS: $3.99

iMovie for Mac 10.1.9

Apple’s easier different to Remaining Lower on the Mac has been up to date with assist for the iPhone X and further iPad resolutions when creating App Previews for the iOS App Retailer. These movies are brief clips that seem alongside every itemizing, giving a greater sense for what an app is definitely like.

The replace in any other case fixes bugs for points like Fb logins, exporting to Remaining Lower Professional, gradual SD imports on the iMac Professional, and HEVC and HEIF information showing black within the viewer. It must also remedy glitches involving Camtwist Studio and/or Sound Designer 2.

Get it for macOS: Free

Vimeo for macOS

Lengthy a staple of the Internet and iOS, video internet hosting service Vimeo has introduced a local Mac consumer. Somewhat than being geared toward viewers although, the app targets creators. The software program “offers Remaining Lower Professional customers extra management over file codecs and video codecs, the power to make use of any captions that include a video (versus one caption), an add progress bar, and instantaneous entry to share hyperlinks, overview web page hyperlinks, and embed codes,” Vimeo mentioned.

The app requires macOS 10.12 or later.

Get it for macOS: Free

Handbrake 1.1.zero for macOS

The most important launch of the open supply video transcoder refreshes the person interface to make it extra constant and usable, with an total move from prime to backside and left to proper. New preset controls in the primary workflow, a abstract tab to point out an summary of settings, and new 4K presets for Apple TV, Chromecast, Fireplace TV, and Roku are among the many enhancements, in addition to 10-bit H.265/HEVC encoding assist for Kaby Lake and newer Intel processors.

The app requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later.

Get it for macOS: Free

Microsoft Workplace 2016 for Mac

Microsoft’s important Workplace productiveness suite apps obtained updates to carry Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to model 16.12.zero.

For Phrase, Excel, and Powerpoint, all three embrace adjustments to sharing and collaboration utilizing OneDrive, with locally-synchronized paperwork opening straight from the cloud, permitting for simpler autosaving. The journey additionally achieve the power to insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVGs) into paperwork and displays.

Outlook model 16.12.zero good points the SVG assist, in addition to simpler scanning of search outcomes, and week numbers displayed in Calendar month view and the mini-calendar within the sidebar. The calendar can be extra actionable, with a click on of any assembly or occasion offering related particulars for that calendar itemizing.

Lastly for Outlook, delegates at the moment are in a position to schedule Skype for Enterprise On-line conferences on behalf of principals utilizing the principal’s e mail handle.

Updates can be found by means of MicroSoft AutoUpdate, through the Assist menu within the Workplace functions themselves.

Get it for macOS: $149.95 (House and Pupil)

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