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Notable apps and app updates for May 14, 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

Karl Traunmueller has released Compositor 1.2, an update to the Mac app that brings real-time WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] capabilities to the LaTeX document preparation system. The new version is compatible with LaTeX 3, improves resilience of the internal typesetting engine, and updates the bundled LaTeX distribution to TeX Live 2018.

A fully-functional 60-day free trial is available for download from the product’s website. Licenses can be purchased from the product’s online store at an early-adopter price of $19. The purchase includes all future updates, including major version updates. There are currently no plans to support Windows or Linux platforms.


Medibio Limited  — which specializes in objective measurement technology for mental health — has announced  personal, mental health measurement technology app that is available for Apple Watch users.

With the Medibio app, Apple Watch users will be able to capture and process specific biometric features that reflect the performance of the body’s autonomic nervous system (ANS) to create an objective view of their mental health. Users have the ability use the Medibio app in conjunction with Apple Watch where data will be collected using Apple’s heart rate monitoring technology. 

A session, similar to an Apple Watch workout session, will begin. Data collected during the session runs through the Medibio app typically over a 24-hour period. That information then gets stored in Apple HealthKit and Medibio processes that data through a series of algorithms.

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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.