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Notable apps and app updates for April 30, 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Marcus Roskosch has rolled out Tesla Explorer, a $3.99 app that reveals the internals of a Tesla Car. It can also record, playback and analyze recorded drives for driving efficiency.

macOS Apps/Updates

Sheep Systems has published version 2.7 of its bookmarks managers: BookMacster ($22.95), Synkmark ($16.95), Markster ($16.95), and Smarky ($11.95). They require macOS 10.10 or higher, and demos are available for download.

These native Mac apps offer additional manual management tools not found in web apps: sorting alphabetically, finding and eliminating duplicates, find, search and replace, removing URL “cruft,” changing insecure bookmarks to https://, and verifying that bookmarks still work.

The main change in version 2.7 is elimination of the Selection menu, moving its items into the Edit menu, and adding missing actions to it. Krinock continues, “Contextual menus, which are accessed by performing a secondary click (most people hold down the ‘control’ key) on a target item, should offer the same actions available in the main Edit menu. However, many apps challenge users’ muscle memory because there are some actions available in the main Edit menu but not in the contextual menu, and others vice versa. Version 2.7 purportedly gets that right in the Sheep Systems’ apps. Users get the same actions whether they hit the main Edit menu, or the contextual menu.

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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.