Welcome to the June 2020 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which highlights what’s new and noteworthy
on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content
posted to AppleVis by members of the community –
from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts.
We are pleased to highlight the newest apps.
1. BBC iPlayer (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
BBC iPlayer brings you the latest and greatest TV series and box sets from
the BBC. Watch live, on-demand or download to take away with you – all in
Enjoy watching live TV in the palm of your hand, from live news coverage,
music and big sport events to great comedies, gripping documentaries and
nail-biting dramas. Looking for a little
entertainment for the children? Create an account for a more child-friendly
experience and your little ones can watch all of their favourite shows from
CBBC and CBeebies!
Current Version: 4.87.1 (June 25, 2020)
Read BBC iPlayer’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit BBC iPlayer’s App Store page
2. Braille Translator (macOS, US$1.99)
Braille Translator translates text into braille, as you type.
It features support for contracted and uncontracted translation for many
The result can be exported as ASCII Braille, Unicode Braille, PNG and SVG.
English Unified (Grade 1)
English Unified (Grade 2)
English U.S. (Grade 1)
English U.S. (Grade 2)
English U.K. (Grade 1)
English U.K. (Grade 2)
French (Grade 1)
French Unified (Grade 2)
German (Grade 1)
German (Grade 2)
Spanish (Grade 1)
Czech (Grade 1)
Read Braille Translator’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Braille Translator’s App Store page
3. Folx (macOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Folx is a free download manager for macOS with a true Mac-style interface.
It offers convenient downloads managing, flexible settings, etc. Folx has a
unique system of sorting and keeping the
Folx can split the downloads in 2 threads for faster downloading; can
automatically resume interrupted downloads; offers multiple ways of adding
PRO version of Folx is an excellent torrent finder – you don’t need to open
multiple torrent trackers in a web browser to find what you need.
It is easily the best torrent search app because without you leaving its
interface, Folx will search through the extensive list of torrent trackers
Read Folx’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Folx’s website
4. Home Quest – Idle Adventure (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Build your Town: You find yourself in an unknown place. Unsure of what these
lands might hold, you decide it’s best to grow your settlement. Provide
housing and farms for your people. Create
workplaces, military facilities, and more.
Recruit an Army: Once settled in, eliminate threats, fight your enemies,
conquer the lands, and expand your reach. Choose between different units and
Current Version: 1.0.1 (June 28, 2020)
Read Home Quest – Idle Adventure’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Home Quest – Idle Adventure’s App Store page
5. loud typer (macOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
The Loud Typer application loads into the system menu bar and makes sounds
when you press any key. This works system-wide and in all applications.
Although the Loud Typer app has a wide range of built-in sound themes to
choose from, you can also use your own sounds. (Note: in the free version,
the choice of sound themes is limited to the
Loud Typer allows you to customize keyboard sounds individually for each
Loud Typer loads the icon into the system menu bar to access application
settings. The main program window is opened using: System menu bar > “Loud
Typer” icon > “Settings …” menu item.
Current Version: 6.4 (June 26, 2020)
Read loud typer’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit loud typer’s App Store page
6. pulsepoint respond (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
PulsePoint Respond is a 911-connected app that can immediately inform you of
emergencies occurring in your community and can request your help when CPR
is needed nearby.
PulsePoint helps create an informed and engaged community that drives a
“Culture of Action,” a key strategy in strengthening the Chain of Survival
for cardiac arrest victims. In addition to nearby
“CPR-needed” notifications, you can choose to be notified of significant
events that may impact you and your family. These informational
notifications provide an early heads-up to local threats
such as wildland fires, flooding and utility emergencies. You can even
monitor live dispatch radio traffic for most PulsePoint-connected
communities with a simple tap on the speaker icon.
Current Version: 4.28 (May 28, 2020)
Read pulsepoint respond’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit pulsepoint respond’s App Store page
7. SirenGPS (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Walking somewhere and don’t feel safe? Whether you’re walking to your car in
a dark parking lot or going for a jog in an unfamiliar place SirenGPS helps
keep you safe with a panic button on
your phone. With just the touch of a button connect immediately to 911 – or
its equivalent – almost anywhere in the world.
More than 75% of 911 calls are made from cell phones. Most people think that
when you call 911 from your cell phone, the 911 dispatcher automatically
knows where you are. Surprisingly, for
virtually every 911 call the dispatcher needs your help to effectively send
an ambulance, fire service or law enforcement. You need to be able to
explain your location.
If your community subscribes to Siren 911, when you make an emergency call
from the SirenGPS app local first responders will receive your location and
profile in real-time enabling a faster,
more efficient emergency response.
Current Version: 2.26.0 (December 31, 2019)
Read SirenGPS’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit SirenGPS’ App Store page
8. SkySafari 6 Pro (iOS/iPadOS, US$19.99)
SkySafari 6 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience. It
has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system
object ever discovered, offers unparalleled
accuracy, flawless telescope control, Augmented Reality (AR) mode, and
provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it.
Discover why SkySafari 6 Pro is the #1
recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009.
Current Version: 6.7.2 (June 11, 2020)
Read SkySafari 6 Pro’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit SkySafari 6 Pro’s App Store page
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