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Notable apps and updates, Sept. 28-Oct. 3

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.


equinux has introduced VPN Tracker 365, a multi-protocol VPN client designed for the upcoming macOS Big Sur. 

Equinux CEO Till Schadde says it’s the first business VPN client for the Mac with support for macOS Big Sur, as well as Macs with Apple Silicon. VPN Tracker 365 supports all major VPN protocols, including IPsec, L2TP, OpenVPN and SonicWALL SSL, with PPTP VPN support coming later this year.

In Big Sur, Apple has changed the Mac’s security model, deprecating kernel extensions and other APIs relied on by low-level utilities and apps. This means some VPN apps designed for older macOS versions won’t work with the operating system update.

Schadde says VPN Tracker 365 is the first multi-VPN solution to support the new System Extension architecture and implements custom networking protocols using new networking application programming interfaces in macOS Big Sur. It’s available today as an Universal app for both Intel Macs as well as upcoming Macs with Apple Silicon. VPN Tracker 365 supports a wide range of macOS releases, including OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 11 Big Sur.

The new version of VPN Tracker 365 is available as a public beta starting today, the final release will ship later this month. The all new VPN Tracker 365 is a free update for existing VPN Tracker 365 customers, new customers can sign up for VPN Tracker 365 from starting at US$99 annually. has released version 2.0 of its blogging and social engagement platform for macOS and iOS. 

The new version has redesigned the interface to make it easier to edit posts, create new pages, upload files, and customize themes. 2 also adds bookmark archiving and highlights to Premium. When a post or web page is bookmarked, downloads a copy of the post to read later. The post’s text can be highlighted and can be converted into quoted text when composing new a new post. is available as a subscription service. Pricing ranges from US$5/month or $50/year to $20/month or $200/year, depending on which features you need.

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.