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Welcome to the December 2018 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which aims to
highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll
find a selection of the best
content posted to AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts. For
easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3,
and each individual item is at
heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
1. backpack studio
Backpack Studio allows you to easily create studio quality recordings from
the world. It mixes your show for you, so you can focus on being creative.
developer of the former bossjock studio, based upon years of refinement and
feedback. Backpack is a must have app for all podcasters, broadcasters, and
* Record your voice while simultaneously triggering sounds – intros,
music, and sound effects. The sounds automatically adjust volume in real
No need for multitrack or post production software. Creating a show becomes
creative live performance instead of an edit job!
* A powerful first of its kind soundboard with unlimited pages of pads.
pads to the left and a new empty page will appear ready to go! Reposition
sounds, pin sounds to a specific pad to appear on each page. Configure the
color, and behavior of each pad as needed. Swipe the pads vertically to live
* Import sounds into the soundboard on they fly from anywhere – iCloud ,
dropbox, your music library, email, even open from other apps.
* Studio quality compression, limiting, and eq algorithms are
applied to the live mix loud, studio quality mastered sound.
* Encodes to all popular formats, mp3, wav, m4a, aiff – Publish
to Soundcloud, iCloud, dropbox, Facebook, youtube, FTP, for Libsyn, or open
any app on your phone that accepts audio or video.
* Full VoiceOver compatibility for visually impaired producers .
* Battery and cpu optimization. Records in compressed audio to save 90%
drive space space of other mixing apps. (optional)
* Inter-app audio and audiobus support allow you to stream to other apps.
* Works with all usb / external mics like the Apogee Mic, IK Multimedia
Cast and Blue Mikey. Backpack also enables you to mix the left and right
channels or disable the iOS built in gain control (AGC)
Current Version: 1.2.1 (December 20, 2018)
Read backpack studio’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit backpack studio’s App Store page
2. Cash Reader Tool for Blind (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Cash Reader identifies banknote denomination for the largest number of
Point your camera to the money in hand and hear, see or feel its value.
All banknotes supported by Cash Reader are listed below alphabetically by
Euro, British pound, Bulgarian lev, Croation kuna, Czech Crown, Danish
Forint, Polish zloty, Romanian leu, Swedish krona
Bosnian mark, Icelandic crown, Norwegian krone, Russian Ruble, Swiss franc,
Lira, Ukrainian hryvnia
Canadian dollar, United States dollar
Jordanian Dinar, Kuwaiti Dinar, Saudi riyal
Chinese yuan, Japanese yen
App is localised to these languages:
English, German, French, Czech, Slovak, Arabic, Polish, Romanian, Russian,
Current Version: 1.20 (December 28, 2018)
Read Cash Reader Tool for Blind’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Cash Reader Tool for Blind’s App Store page
3. Microsoft To-Do (iOS, Free)
Microsoft To-Do is a simple and intelligent to-do list that makes it easy to
plan your day.
Whether it’s for work, school or home, To-Do will help you increase your
and decrease your stress levels. It combines intelligent technology and
to empower you to create a simple daily workflow. Organize your day with
smart Suggestions and complete the most important tasks or chores you need
done, every day. To-Do syncs between your phone and computer, so you can
your to-dos from school, the office, or the grocery store or even while
around the world.
You can quickly add, organize and schedule your to-dos while you’re on the
important to-dos that you really shouldn’t forget you can add reminders and
dates—we’ll remember them for you. And if you have to-dos that you need to
on a daily, weekly or yearly basis you can set up recurring due dates to
remind you each
and every time. To-Do also works with your Outlook Tasks, making it easier
all of your tasks in whichever app you’re in. Whether you want to manage
when using Outlook or To-Do, they’ll always be available to you in both
You can also use To-Do as a note-taking app, adding detailed notes to every
from addresses, to details about that book you want to read, to the website
favorite café. You can collect all your tasks and notes in one place to help
What areas of your life do you want to be more productive in? You can have a
coded list for each. Now you can quickly add your homework to one list, your
to another, your packing list, your work projects and your home DIY projects
more lists. You can create as many lists as fits your lifestyle. And if you
productivity system such as GTD (David Allen’s Getting Things Done
you can create a Someday list or a Follow-up list. To-Do is here for you,
goals are for this week or in 5 years time.
Current Version: 1.46 (December 17, 2018)
Read Microsoft To-Do’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Microsoft To-Do’s App Store page
4. MusicHarbor (iOS, Free)
Keeping up with the latest releases from your favorite artists has never
been so easy.
With MusicHarbor you can follow artists closely and be the first to know
albums, singles and EP’s.
Apple Music Integration: You can import artists from your Apple Music
library, or add
Stay organized: MusicHarbor brings the feed concept to music releases. See
from artists you follow on a single centralized timeline, chronologically
you can filter by types like album, EP, single or remix.
Be notified: Receive notification when a new album is available and be the
first to know!
Current Version: 1.6.0 (December 17, 2018)
Read MusicHarbor’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit MusicHarbor’s App Store page
5. The Great Toy Robbery 2.0 (macOS, Free)
Fourteen years ago, a crazy audio game with a kid running around in Santa’s
steal toys for himself was released. It has become one of the most classic
audio games people think about during the holidays. After a much-anticipated
version 2.0 is here.
Play as Naughty Mcnaughterson as you dash through Santa’s workshop picking
after toy. But, it’s not that easy. Use sounds to guide you as you collect
dodging security elves, and after enough time has elapsed, you’ll have to
deal with Santa
Version 2.0 boasts all new features. Post your scores to our all-new
leaderboards. Do you live in Australia? Take on all your pals from down
under. Live in
the EU? No problem, you and all your European pals can compete together.
plenty of regional fun for all.
If you played old versions of the game, you will remember that having to
Santa was as simple as running to the same exit repeatedly. Not anymore. Now
need to use strategy, nerves of steel, and a bit of luck to escape. did we
much scarier too? He might even have a surprise or two up his sleeves. He
If you like all sorts of numbers and statistical stuff, then version 2.0 has
Track statistics such as wins, losses, steps taken and much more. You can
your stats to a txt file that you can email to your friends or post on
Facebook or even
your favorite forums.
For the true collector, The Great Toy Robbery contains 100 achievements.
simple to unlock, and others will make you think. Even others might be based
chance. Think you can get all 100?
And if that’s not enough for you, Ive got one, more, thing. The Great Toy
Robbery is the
first LWorks title that you can install straight to your mac. No more
virtualizing, just grab and go. That’s right. This is the first LWorks title
that is truly cross-
platform. Now more gamers than ever can enjoy this fun and challenging game.
Read The Great Toy Robbery 2.0’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit The Great Toy Robbery 2.0’s website
6. Warm Me Up (iOS, US$5.99)
Warm Me Up! is the most comprehensive and varied vocal warm up tool
Tailored to your voice type, there are 50 vocal warm up exercises split over
categories, specifically designed to guide you through a warm up that
your voice into its full range.
Warm Me Up! will create a unique warm up for you. It can generate a warm up
on how much time you have available or you can browse the individual tracks
create your own warm up as you desire. The exercises are recorded in high
audio. A lush baby grand accompanies you through each exercise and a
singer guides you through the first two repeats of each. On screen, each
accompanied by suggestions and instructions to help you get the most out of
The Warm Me Up! team (Luke Hunter, Vicky Jacobs and David Young) have warmed
professional singers in Australia, the USA, New Zealand, and England. They
professional vocalists, singing teachers, and musical directors. They have
warmed up the
casts of many mega musicals including Jersey Boys, Xanadu, Wicked, Mamma
Les Mis. They have warmed up corporate and recreational Glee Clubs, pop
opera stars, and choirs.
Warm Me Up! is specifically designed to be used by both the amateur and
singer, and can be used to warm up a soloist or larger group. And it’s a
resource for singing teachers and choir directors who can warm up their
from the keyboard.
Current Version: 1.5 (September 26, 2016)
Read Warm Me Up’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Warm Me Up’s App Store page
7. ZOOM Cloud Meetings (iOS, Free)
Stay connected wherever you go – start or join a 100-person meeting with
video, crystal clear audio, instant screen sharing, and cross-platform
instant messaging –
Zoom is used by over 500,000 customer organizations and is #1 in customer
It’s super easy! Install the free Zoom app, click on “Host a Meeting,” and
invite up to 100
people to join you on video!
* Best iPhone and iPad video meeting quality
* Best iPhone and iPad screen sharing quality
* Screen share directly from your iPhone or iPad
* Screen share photos, web, and iCloud, MS OneDrive, Box or Dropbox files
* Screen share apps via iOS AirPlay
* Co-annotate during screen sharing on iPhone and iPad
* Real-time whiteboard collaboration on iPad
* Send group text, images, and audio files from mobile and desktop
* Contact availability status
* Easily invite phone, email, or company contacts
* Join as interactive participant or view-only webinar attendee
* Works over WiFi, 4G/LTE, and 3G networks
* Safe driving mode while on the road
* Connect with anyone on iPad, iPhone, other mobile devices, Windows,
Zoom Rooms, H.323/SIP room systems, and telephones
* Start a meeting by asking Siri to “start a Zoom video call with….”
Current Version: 4.1.20 (December 18, 2018)
Read ZOOM Cloud Meetings’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit ZOOM Cloud Meetings’ App Store page
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
Apple TV https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory