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Notable apps and updates, Aug. 31-Sept. 5

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 this week’s picks.


Stellar has introduced a free version of its data recovery software that enables users to recover up to 1GB of data on both macOS and Windows system. The tool recovers lost, corrupted, or deleted documents, email data files, photos, videos and more from desktops, laptops, external hard drives and USB sticks. 

Stellar CEO Sunil Chandna says the data recovery software is able to effectively restore unlimited file types in all common lost-case scenarios — including accidental deletion, formatting errors, virus and malware attacks, partition losses, operating system crashes, media corruption and more. 

The software also has preview capabilities, enabling users to view files prior to restoration. This helps users determine which version of the file they are recovering, so they can restore only the required data instead of restoring all, and having to go through the process of deleting unnecessarily recovered files. 

Additional features include the ability to restore files from damaged or corrupt volumes, the ability to retrieve any type of data, from PowerPoint presentations to digital images, the ability to retrieve data from BitLocker Encrypted Drives, and the ability to recover data from formatted, removable media like external drives and USB sticks. 

LibreOffice 7.0.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 7.0 family, is now available for download

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. Version  7.0.1 includes bug fixes and improvements to document compatibility. 

There’s a free version for individuals. Pro pricing for tools for developers with advanced requirements for parallel builds and unlimited private repos is US$5/month. Team pricing is $7/month for advanced collaboration and management tools for teams, including organization and team management with role-based access controls, parallel builds, and unlimited private repositories.


Ginger Labs, the maker of digital note-taking app Notability, has released Notability 10.0, which is designed to provide more customization, artistic tools, and opportunities for creativity than ever before.

The update includes a variety of new tools and introduces the Notability Shop, an in-app store with artist-designed stickers, handwriting conversion, brushes and more. They’re especially suitable for students, teachers, artists and doodle enthusiasts.

Notability costs US$8.99 and offers in-app purchases. It’s available at the Apple App Store.

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.