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Notable apps and app updates for April 19, 2018

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

Econ Technologies has announced that ChronoSync owners can now use the highly desirable Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage service as another option for cloud backup. 

ChronoSync is a multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clones, and folder synchronizing. It can synchronize or backup to most anything you can connect to your Mac, including folders on your Mac, other Macs, PC’s, and external drives.

Owners of ChronoSync can start using B2 Cloud Storage support free, as a demo of the app is available for download for macOS version 10.10 and newer. Registration is $49.99.

ChronoSync’s $14.99 companion app, ChronoAgent, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data. ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that monitorsMacs running ChronoSync or ChronoAgent. ChronoMonitor is available in the Apple App Store for $3.99.

AKVIS has released AKVIS ArtWork 10, an upgrade of the photo-to-painting software designed to imitate different painting techniques. Version 10 offers new post-processing tools and decoration options, various interface improvements, support for PSD and new RAW files, and other changes.

AKVIS ArtWork is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop and other image editors. On the Mac platform, the software runs macOS 10.7 and higher. A Home license is $72. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. 

The update is free for users who bought ArtWork in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for the new version, can get ArtWork 10 for $14.95.

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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.