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Notable apps and app updates for May 17, 2017

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

Moving Families Initiative — an international plan focusing on serving, protecting and meeting the needs of parents relocating with children ages 19 and under — has announced the release of a mobile app. It was created to help simplify the relocation process for consumers involved in Moving Families Initiative and allow them to access Moving Families Initiative resources and real estate professionals right from their mobile phone. The app is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

macOS Apps/Updates

Insider Software has announced FontAgent Server 7, which it says is “the world’s only object-based font server and the most advanced solution for organizing, optimizing, distributing and tracking font collections.”

It’s built on FontFlex technology, which brings object-based font management performance, scalability, flexibility, power and simplicity to organizations of any size. It integrates the basic objects of font management–fonts, sets, users, groups, font licenses and directories–into a firm foundation for enterprise font management, according to Insider Software. 

Admins then invite users, and import and assign fonts. FontAgent Server does the rest, making sure that everyone gets the fonts they’re supposed to have, and that the organization stays in compliance. To ease administration, admins can define sets of fonts and organize users into role, team or project-based groups.

FontAgent Server 7 is available via cloud subscription or on-premise license. Cloud pricing is $89 per user per year and includes free server and client software upgrades plus server hosting and support. On-premise pricing for the server is $1,895 plus $149 per user and includes one year of software maintenance and support. Upgrade pricing is available for current customers using FontAgent Server 6. Free trials are available.

Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 8.4, a new version of the company’s keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. 

It displays an instant overview of the currently available keyboard shortcuts; application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys and user-defined shortcut descriptions. Version 8.4 improves compatibility with macOS Sierra and offers enhanced compatibility with third-party products and overall stability.

KeyCue 8.4 requires macOS 10.6 or newer. The upgrade is free for anyone who owns a license for KeyCue 8 or purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users, the price is $19.99. A demo is available for download.

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.