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Notable apps and app updates for May 4, 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

Miln has launched Beyond for Mac, a new web server for macOS that makes it easy to run a web server on macOS 10.13 or higher, according to Graham Miln. Every Beyond document is a web server. 

Opening and closing a document starts and stops a web server. As a true Mac app, Beyond is built around a modern document based architecture. Beyond supports AppleScript, Automator, drag and drop, undo and redo, and more.

Miln offers a pay-for Beyond Membership. Membership expands the technical options available within the application. These options include control over the local TCP/IP port, the mapped port via NAT/UPnP, and passphrase protection to secure the served site.

Membership also includes use of Miln’s reachability and domain name service. Running Beyond on a Mac is enough to serve computers on the same network. Reaching a wider audience, those on the Internet, requires help from outside of the local network.

A Beyond Membership is required to access advanced options, use the reachability service, and be automatically assigned a domain name. The cost is $16.99 for one year, or $6.99 for three months. Beyond Membership doesn’t auto-renew. Access to the options and services ends when the membership period ends.

iOS Apps/Updates

FredBear Games and PlayPlayFun have teamed up for  Comic Boy, a free (but with in-app purchases) “comic book of a game.” You play as Comic Boy, the boy trapped inside the inkful pages of a comic book. You must find your way out of the pages and escape the comic book, dealing with traps, challenges, and more along the way.

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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.