Notable apps and updates: August 17

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.


Dashlane has released its Mac Catalyst app. The company says this makes it the first password manager using the new Apple technology to debut in the Mac App Store. 

People use Dashlane to autofill passwords, payments, and personal details across the web. Its developers say that by utilizing Apple’s latest Catalyst technology the app now provides a better experience for macOS users on Safari, with instant syncing functionality and integrations with the latest OS enhancements like native autofill. 

The new Safari experience is enhanced by Dashlane’s improved autofill capabilities—its machine learning-powered web analysis engine is now widely available and purportedly recognizes form fields 94% faster than before. Additionally, with Universal Purchase now the default for Catalyst apps, it’s even easier for Apple users to install Dashlane across all their devices.

Dashlane also released a new update to its iOS app, featuring smarter search functionality and a number of UX/UI improvements. 

Dashlane is free, but does promote in-app purchases.

NordVPN, a VPN service NordVPN, has been upgraded to version 6.6.1. The update adds support for Apple Silicon Macs.

With NordVPN app for your Mac, you can privately surf the Web and secure your Wi-Fi connections against various cyber threats. It’s available at the Mac App Store. NordVPN is free, but does offer in-app purchases.

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.