Notable apps and updates: August 24

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.


VOX has launched BioOcean Fantasy 1.0, its new realtime strategy fantasy game for iOS devices. (The game is also compatible on M1 Macs running macOS 11 or later.) 

It’s a realtime strategy game that allows players to use a touch-based interface to explore a fantasy world ruled by mutant jungles. It immerses players in a world of discovery, where they seek to discover the kingdom of Trees – the Bioocean.

BioOcean Fantasy 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store. In-app purchases are available to buy “diamonds,” which are the in-game currency.


Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint 1.9.14, a maintenance update to the company’s PDF preflight and conversion solution. 

The utility automatically preflights, exports as images, splits, and optimizes Adobe PDFs. The app also can convert PDF colors to selected profile helping users prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. Version 1.9.14 adds support for Apple’s M1 processor, which enables users to run PDF Checkpoint on Silicon Macs without hardware emulation.

PDF Checkpoint can be purchased on the Mac App Store and Zevrix website for $39.95. The update is free to licensed users. A demo is available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.9-11.x.

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.