Notable apps and updates, Feb. 23

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.


Cisdem Video Converter for Mac has been updated to version 6.4.1. The new version optimizes the user interface, adds support for iPhone 12, and fixes some bugs for video downloading and DVD ripping.  

Cisdem Video Converter is a tool for handling video conversion, video downloading, basic video editing, and DVD ripping. It lets users convert video/audio files and DVDs to any format. It also supports video downloads from more than 1,000 websites.

Cisdem Video Converter works with macOS 10.10 or later. It costs US$49.99 for an individual lifetime license; a demo is available for download.


Traeger Grills, the folks behind the original wood-pellet grill, has launched a new Apple Watch app that provides users with WiFIRE compatible grills the ability to monitor and control their cooks anywhere, anytime from their wrist.

Users can monitor and control their grill temperature in real time and make adjustments from anywhere, be it from the kitchen or the ski slopes. Cooks can set a desired internal temperature and monitor their progress without ever lifting the lid.

Once the recipe on the grill is complete, but the rest of the dishes in the kitchen needs some additional prep, users can set their grill to “Keep Warm Mode” to reduce the grill temperature to XX degrees and ensure the food is ready when you are. Alerts notify the cook when its ready to sauce, check, or pull your food. 

The pellet sensor will display current pellet levels in real time, so users know when to re-load the hopper and keep the stoked fire burning. The Super Smoke Mode allows users to blast their food with 100% hardwood smoke between temperatures from 165 up to 225 degrees. Users can adjust the grill temperature between the mode ranges, and turn on or off. 


Financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle has released an upgraded version of its M&M Defend app.

It’s a smart phone application that guides individuals, businesses and in-house counsel with information during legal crisis situations. It’s available free at the Apple App Store and the Google Play.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.