Welcome to the January 2021 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.
…. New and Noteworthy App Entries
1. GoodMaps Explore (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Discover the world with GoodMaps Explore.
Accurate indoor and outdoor† information and navigation for people who are
blind or visually impaired.
LOCATION AWARE: On-demand and automatic updates about your immediate
surroundings. Shake your phone to hear a
snapshot of your current location, including current direction, nearest
room, street, or points of interest (POI).
INDOOR DIRECTIONS: Accurate indoor routing for independent travel. Follow a
route to a destination in mapped indoor
LOOKAROUND: Direction-based discovery at your fingertips. Discover the POIs
in the direction you point the phone. You will
hear the POIs in order of proximity.
VIRTUAL MODE: Before you go. Set your position outdoors to a POI and explore
its surroundings. Search indoor POIs and
follow routes to them virtually.
Get started quickly with help from easy, accessible tutorials.
Select a Favorite POI or address to quickly set as a destination.
Search for POIs indoors or outdoors.
Locate nearby intersections.
Integration with Be My Eyes to provide live visual assistance.
Current Version: 1.3 (November 5, 2020)
Read GoodMaps Explore’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit GoodMaps Explore’s App Store page
2. GoodRx: Prescription Coupons (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
GoodRx has helped millions of Americans save on prescription medication!
Stop overpaying for your prescriptions! Compare prescription drug prices and
find coupons to save up to 80% on your Rx.
GoodRx makes comparing prescription drug prices and finding discounts easy.
Find Rx sale prices, manufacturer coupons,
pharmacy discounts and valuable savings tips for thousands of prescriptions
at pharmacies near you!
Current Version: 6.0.14 (January 25, 2021)
Read GoodRx: Prescription Coupons’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit GoodRx: Prescription Coupons’ App Store page
3. Google Classroom (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a
personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for
learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom
saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create
classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.
Classroom is designed to help teachers create, collect, and grade
assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the
ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student.
It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for
each student to help keep everyone organized.
Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin
working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who
has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and
grades right in Classroom.
With the mobile app for iOS, students and teachers can view their classes
and communicate with their classmates in real time.
Students can open their assignments and work on them right from their iPhone
or iPad. Teachers can keep track of who has turned
in work and grade the assignment – at school or on the go. Students and
teachers receive notifications when they have new content
in Classroom, so they are always up to date.
Current Version: 2.2020.46203 (November 30, 2020)
Read Google Classroom’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Google Classroom’s App Store page
4. Google Meet (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Securely connect, collaborate and celebrate from anywhere. With Google Meet,
everyone can safely create and join high-quality video
meetings up to 250 people.
Key features include:
Host unlimited high-definition video meetings
Meet safely – video meetings are encrypted in transit and proactive
anti-abuse measures help keep your meetings safe
Easy access – just share a link and invited guests can join with one click
Share your screen to present documents, slides and more
Follow along with real-time captions powered by Google speech-to-text
Current Version: 51.5.0 (December 7, 2020)
Read Google Meet’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Google Meet’s App Store page
5. Hush for Safari (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Browse the web like it should be – free of nags to accept cookies or privacy
invasive tracking. It’s tiny, fast, free, open, secure and without any
access to your data.
Hush doesn’t have any third party dependencies, behavioral tracking nor
crash reporting – no data is collected and nothing
leaves your device.
The blocking is done by Safari itself with instructions from Hush, so the
app has no access to your browser habits nor does it
want to. Don’t take our word for it – we play with open cards and publish
the source code for anyone to inspect.
Using Hush is as easy as installing it and enabling it in Preferences ->
Extensions. No settings, no maintenance – just
thousands of rules doing the hard work for you in the background.
It works like magic – you will not notice Hush until you disable it.
The app is primarily a host of rules that integrates with Safari in a native
lightweight way, making the blocking efficient, fast
and easy on your disk space.
Hush is both free of charge and Open Source with a permissive MIT license.
No in-app purchases, no nonsense.
Hush is available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Current Version: 1.0.1 (January 25, 2021)
Read Hush for Safari’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Hush for Safari’s App Store page
6. IINA (macOS, Free)
IINA is the modern video player for macOS.
For and only for modern macOS – IINA is born to be a modern macOS
application, from its framework to its user interface. It
adopts the post-Yosemite design language, and keeps up the pace of new
technologies such as Force Touch and Touch
Revolutionary user experience – IINA simplifies a lot of user interactions.
In addition to traditional cascaded menus, it
provides interactive UI components and gestures to give you intuitive,
flexible, powerful control of the playback.
Powerful functionality – Based on MPV, one of the most powerful media player
projects ever, IINA supports almost all
common media types (even GIF) and stably outputs high-quality video that is
optimized for Retina screen. MPV’s config file
and script system are also integrated.
You are the target-user – IINA is made by a user like you, who (may be) also
having been expected for a powerful and elegant
media player on macOS for years. Whether you just got your first Mac or are
already a professional MPV user, IINA will satisfy
you for its customizability and expandability.
Current Version: 1.1.2 (November 20, 2020)
Read IINA’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit IINA’s website
7. iReal Pro (iOS/iPadOS, US$13.99)
Practice makes perfect. iReal Pro offers an easy-to-use tool to help
musicians of all levels master their art. It simulates a real-
sounding band that can accompany you as you practice. The app also lets you
create and collect chord charts of your favorite songs
One of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2010
Used by thousands of music students, teachers and some of the world’s top
music schools such as Berklee College of Music and
“It’s the perfect technology for a practicing musician: high-quality digital
audio, mixable, transposable into any key and completely
mobile. Now every aspiring musician has a backup band in their pocket.” –
Tim Westergren, Pandora Founder
Current Version: 2021.1 (January 18, 2021)
Read iReal Pro’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit iReal Pro’s App Store page
8. ReadKit (iOS/iPadOS, US$3.99)
ReadKit is a full-featured read later and RSS client that supports all major
provider and it has a built in RSS engine too.
All your reading in one place, multiple account support.
Sync with all major RSS aggregator and read later provider or use it with
built-in RSS engine.
Feed and folder management for RSS services.
Folder and tag management for Instapaper, Pocket, Wallabag and Pinboard.
Offline reading and image caching.
Built-in reader mode to extract full content of articles.
Automatic reader mode.
Customizable user interface.
Save content for offline viewing.
In-app browser for viewing links and other references.
Preference to display unread items on the app badge.
Search for articles by content, title or author.
Full support for hardware keyboard.
Import and export of feed subscriptions via OPML.
Support for light and dark mode.
Mark articles as read on scroll or mark them all by a tap of a button.
Mark as read above or below from context menu.
Filter articles by read or starred status.
Send articles in email.
Share sheet support.
Current Version: 1.0.3 (January 27, 2021)
Read ReadKit’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit ReadKit’s App Store page
9. Recorder Plus (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Recorder Plus is the most powerful voice recorder: Easy to record, Easy to
review, Easy to edit, Easy to share!
Your ultimate solution for audio recording on iPhone/iPad because of the
following key features:
Easy to Record:
Support input with Bluetooth headset, external mic, linein, usb audio
Real-time display of recording waveform
Sound activated recording: Recorder will pause automatically when no sound
is around and start automatically when sound
Adjust Input Gain: Maybe the sound is too low for recording, adjust input
gain can make your recording better.
Add markers when recording
The recording time length only depends on the disk space and battery power!
Auto resume recording after interrupted by incoming call or alarm clock!
Pause/Resume when recording
Easy to Review:
Use markers to quickly select a specific audio position
Support playback with AirPlay.
Support 0.5, 1.5, 2 playback speed
FF, Rewind, Loop control
Easy to Manage:
Manage recordings with categories.
Attach picture and text title to each recording.
Auto backup original recordings to Google Drive.
Current Version: 3.1.3 (January 22, 2021)
Read Recorder Plus’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Recorder Plus’s App Store page
10. Super Lidar – Lidar for Blind (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Super Lidar helps the blind and visually impaired users to locate objects
and people around them and understand their
With the power of AI and the Lidar sensors, Super Lidar parses the depth of
the physical space you are in and finds the objects and
people in front of you. Lidar is a type of depth sensor that enhances the
capabilities of augmented reality apps and serves as the
eyes of self-driving cars which is now available on iPhone 12 Pro.
Super Lidar has been specifically designed for the blind and the visually
impaired users who want to make sure they maintain social
distance and know whether people around them are wearing masks.
Full features of SuperLidar:
Depth Description: Scans and maps the 3D layout of your environment to
determine the distances of your surroundings and
gives sound feedback to avoid obstacles. Higher pitch sound corresponds to
longer distances. A low pitch sound indicates
an obstacle nearby. Additionally, on iPhones, haptic feedback is provided to
indicate an immediate obstacle visible to the
camera. Strength of the vibration increases with the size of the obstacle.
People Detector: Detects people that appears on your camera and let you know
about their distances to ensure maintaining
Mask Detector: Checks whether the people around are wearing any type of face
covering or not
Most features work without an internet connection so that users can use it
in any situation (without having to have an active
connection). The app has full VoiceOver accessibility support and is
available in multiple languages. Whenever you get stuck about
how to use the app, you can always Request a Call or check the Help screen
under the Menu.
Current Version: 1.0 (January 22, 2021)
Read Super Lidar – Lidar for Blind’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Super Lidar – Lidar for Blind’s App Store page
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