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Notable apps and updates, June 10-15

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.


CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 is the latest edition of Corel’s comprehensive graphics suite designed to maximize technical illustration and drafting workflows. 

With it, you can make precise illustrations, including assembly instructions and complex schematics from original designs or existing 3D CAD renderings, according to Klaus Vossen, senior product manager, CorelDRAW. A streamlined interface and boosted performance in the new version accelerate technical communication authoring, while new tools make design creation even more precise with enhancements to callouts, dimensioning, axonometric drawing, and more, he adds.

The main apps in CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 are: Corel DESIGNER 2019 (for precision illustration and technical design); CorelDRAW 2019 (vector illustration and page layout), Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 (image editing), XVL Studio Corel Edition (3D visualization and authoring), (file access, collaboration, and on-the-go illustration via web browser)

The suite also offers content and supporting apps, including PowerTRACE (available in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER), CAPTURE, CONNECT Content (available in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER), Corel Font Manager, and AfterShot 3 HDR.

Subscription licenses for CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2019 are available for $360 a year. Pricing for the full version perpetual license is $999; registered users of any previous CorelDRAW Technical Suite perpetual license can upgrade for $429. 

Enterprise clients can take advantage of volume licensing options and maintenance, which offer benefits including network deployment and virtualization support. For more info, visit

Escape Motions has released Flame Painter 4, an update of the software that allows you to paint and enhance designs and photographs with life-like organic brushes. New features include:

  • New particle systems for creating an unlimited spectrum of particle brushes, ranging from classic light effects to structured patterns, textured shapes or even natural painting brushes;

  • A new Brush Creator that consists of a set of settings and sliders to help enhance the appearance and behavior of a brush;

  • SVG import, which allows importing any vector image in .SVG file format with the possibility to convert it to bitmap or vector path;

  • Editable vector layers that allow modifying already painted strokes to an artist’s specific needs;

  • A Photoshop plugin, Symmetry tool, and more. 

Flame Painter 4 is available for Mac and Windows systems for $89.99. Existing users can upgrade for $39.99.

Zevrix Solutions has rolled out Graphic Inspector 2.4.3, a maintenance update to the company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files. 

Graphic Inspector can locate documents with specific attributes such as resolution, color, spot channels, fonts, metadata and more. It’s a tool that can preflight both raster images and vector documents for potential issues. Version 2.4.3 offers bug fixes and minor improvements.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $19.95. It’s free with the purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

Cisdem has updated Duplicate Finder Mac to version 4.6.0. 

It’s a utility tool that can detect and delete duplicates from external and internal hard drives to free up the space. The new version adds an improved user interface and faster speed.

Duplicate Finder Mac 4.6.0 requires macOS 10.10 or higher. It costs $19.99 for a single-user lifetime license. A demo is available for download.

MaBaSoft has announced Application Wizard 4.0, an update to their menu-based application launcher, quitter, and switcher for macOS. 

With Application Wizard users can open and quit applications, switch between running applications, browse volumes and folders, access favorite and recent files, look up contacts, and preview images, music, movies, and documents. Version 4.0 is fully 64-bit, solves incompatibilities with macOS Mojave and APFS, and introduces other improvements.

Application Wizard requires macOS 10.11 or higher. It costs $19 for new users and $7 for users who purchased version 2 or 3. Family and site licenses are also available.


Kuato Studios has launched Marvel Hero Tales, an educational storytelling app that offers a way to experience Marvel stories while helping to develop the language and reading skills of 7-11 year olds. 

Marvel Hero Tales features familiar superheroes like Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel who will help players improve their vocabulary and expressive language by creating their own comic books. The app is free, but does promote in-app purchases.

Flaregames and Kopla Games say Nonstop Knight 2, the ultimate action RPG on mobile, is now available to download for free on the App Store. In the game, you equip your Knight to face fearsome enemies and bosses with upgradeable Skills and Talents that change the way you play.

You can join a guild and have the Knights of your guild mates fight alongside you, or get competitive with weekly tournaments and the endless Badlands mode. Each dungeon poses a scaling challenge with multiple difficulty settings alongside all-new persistent progression.

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.