Notable apps and updates: September 10

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.


ProjectWizards has conjured up Merlin Project 8, an update to its professional 

It offers a variety of options to help you plan, take control, collaborate and complete a project. Version 8 focuses on usability and user support. In particular, it offers dynamic help that displays detailed information about each object in Merlin Project.

Merlin Project 8 is a free upgrade for all subscribers. New customer can test the software 30 days for free. Minimum system requirements are macOS Mojave (version 10.14) on the Mac or iOS 14 on the iPad/iPhone. Pricing for new users is US$149/year for Mac users and $69.99 per year for iPhone and iPad users.

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.5.4, a maintenance update to company’s quality control software for images and vector graphics files. Graphic Inspector can flag images and Illustrator files with specific attributes such as resolution, spot channels, color, bit depth, metadata, embedded fonts and more. Version 2.5.4 adds native support for Apple’s M1 processor, which enables users to run Graphic Inspector on Silicon Macs without hardware emulation.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $19.95. 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 10.9-11.0.


Joerg Garbers has released Guidonian Hand 1.0 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

In medieval music, the Guidonian hand was a mnemonic device used to assist singers in learning to sight-sing. With Guidonian Hand, users can learn how it was used and have some fun making music. This app turns images of the Guidonian hand into a keyboard which users can play. Users can also play on photos of real hands thanks to hand recognition.

Guidonian Hand 1.0 is free for a limited time and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music Education category. It requires iOS/iPadOS 14.5 or later.

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.