Notable apps and updates: August 13

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.


Plex has unveiled a music feature called “Super Sonic.” It brings Plex Pass users a new way to enjoy their music collections based on an audio/music genome custom built by the Plex team for music lovers.  

The folks at Plex says that Super Sonic is based on sound, rather than metadata, which can be limited and often doesn’t cover more obscure or indie bands. Tapping the power of AI, Super Sonic is an advanced neural network that maps and analyzes every track in your library to create a recommended playlist based on which tracks sound sonically similar. 

For example, if you only have the last two hipster-folk Taylor Swift albums, which are very different from her earlier work, Sonically Similar Artists will reflect that fact and create a playlist accordingly.  

The folks at Flex say the goal of Super Sonic “is to take you on a journey through your music library unlike any you’ve ever been on.” It’s a feature of Plexamp, which requires a paid Plex Pass and the current Plex Media Server. It’s macOS, Windows, and Linux only; ARM CPUs aren’t supported

Super Sonic offers a number of new ways to mix up your playlists: 

° Related tracks are a fun way to explore which tracks in your library sound sonically similar.

° Mixes looks at the albums you’ve had on heavy rotation recently, clusters them into mixes, and then sprinkles in sonically similar albums.

° Track and album radios is the replacement for Plex Mix, playing either tracks or full albums that sound sonically similar.

Super Sonic includes other features like On this Day, which tells you what albums were released on this day going back decades, and Album Types, which is yet another way to organize albums by type on the artist page. You can also use the new filters to search for all your live albums, all your EPs from the 80s, and more .

Zevrix Solutionshas announced a new beta release of InPreflight 3 for Adobe InDesign, which opens a new stage in the development of their preflight and collection tool. 

The new beta 19 adds the ability to batch package InDesign documents automatically with a variety of time-saving options. Users can package multiple documents to a single folder with shared links and fonts, as well as collect each InDesign file separately while creating PDF, IDML and preflight reports on the fly.

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.

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