From the February Apple Online Newsletter

Welcome to the February 2023 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) Clusiv (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Clusiv is an online learning platform for the blind and visually impaired that teaches occupational training, technology skills, and educational courses to empower employment.
We help remove barriers to successful employment by teaching the skills you need to be equipped for the modern workforce.

Current Version: 1.3 (January 27, 2023)

Read Clusiv’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Clusiv’s App Store page

2) iBreathe – Relax and Breathe (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
iBreathe is a simple yet powerful app to guide you through deep breathing exercises and breathwork. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, insomnia, or are trying to meditate and relax, iBreathe provides an easy-to-use beautifully designed user interface. Unlike other apps, iBreathe is designed with simplicity in mind and does not contain any bloat or clutter.

* Simple & easy to use interface
* Pre-defined exercises specifically designed to help with stress and anxiety (4–7–8 and box breathing)
* Create your own breathing exercises (inhale, exhale, hold, cycles)
* Create reminders to remind you to breathe throughout the day
* Apple Health integration to record your mindful minutes
* Learn about the benefits of deep breathing and view recommended literature by authors like James Nestor and Wim Hof
* Works great on all iOS devices and MacOS with Apple silicon chips
* iCloud sync to persist settings across all of your Apple devices
* Apple Watch App
* Lock screen widget for quick access to iBreathe

Current Version: 6.3 (February 5, 2023)
Read iBreathe – Relax and Breathe’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit iBreathe – Relax and Breathe’s App Store page

3) Mastodon for iPhone and iPad (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Mastodon is the largest decentralized social network on the internet. Instead of a single website, it’s a network of millions of users in independent communities that can all interact with one another, seamlessly. No matter what you’re into, you can meet passionate people posting about it on Mastodon!
Join a community and create your profile. Find and and follow fascinating folks and read their posts in an ad-free, chronological timeline. Express yourself with custom emoji, images, GIFs, videos, and audio in 500-character posts. Reply to threads and reblog posts from anyone to share great stuff. Find new accounts to follow and trending hashtags to expand your network.
Mastodon is built with a focus on privacy and safety. Decide whether your posts are shared with your followers, just the people you mention, or the whole world. Content warnings let you hide posts containing sensitive or triggering material until you’re ready to engage with them. Each community has its own guidelines and moderators to keep its members safe, and robust blocking and reporting tools help prevent abuse.
More features:
* Dark Mode: Read posts in light, dark, or true black mode
* Polls: Ask followers for their opinion and tally the votes
* Explore: Trending hashtags and accounts are a tap away
* Notifications: Get notified about new follows, replies, and reblogs
* Sharing: Post directly to Mastodon from any share sheet in any app
* Cuteness: Our mascot is an adorable elephant, and you’ll see them pop up from time to time

Current Version: 1.4.12 (February 25, 2023)
Read Mastodon for iPhone and iPad’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Mastodon for iPhone and iPad’s App Store page

4) MusicHarbor – Track New Music (macOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
MusicHarbor helps you stay on top of new music releases, music videos, events, and news from all your favorite artists and record labels.
MusicHarbor is tightly integrated with macOS and takes advantage of all of the device’s capabilities and the latest Apple technologies.
* See all the albums from the artists and labels you follow on a chronologically ordered timeline. You can also hide feats/collabs and filter by types such as album, single, EP, remix, live and acoustic.
* See upcoming albums and add them to your calendar. There are also four different Widgets for Control Center, so you can quickly glance at the latest, upcoming, and bookmarked albums.
* Preview songs and add them to your music library or a playlist, or open the album directly on Apple Music, Spotify, or your music streaming service of choice.
* You can also track music videos categorized into video, lyric video, interview, and live performance.
* MusicHarbor integrates with Google News and DuckDuckGo to search for the latest news from the artists you follow. So it’s easier for you to be on top of everything that’s happening with them. There’s also a link to Songkick that you can use to find concerts. And don’t forget about the links to Metacritic, Pitchfork, and AllMusic, so you can easily read reviews about your favorite albums.
* Choose from a multitude of options to make MusicHarbor your own. You can customize the information density, choose between light and dark mode, and much, much more.

Current Version: 4.6.3 (February 27, 2023)
Read MusicHarbor – Track New Music’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit MusicHarbor – Track New Music’s App Store page

5) The Salt Keep (iOS/iPadOS, US$4.99)
A novel-length text adventure (RPG meets CYOA) full of mystery and danger. Make choices and explore as you struggle to survive in a world of medieval fantasy and horror.
The Salt Keep is a text adventure (think interactive fiction with Choose Your Own Adventure and RPG mechanics) and should feel familiar to fans of classic gamebooks and fantasy fiction in general.
* THE STORY – Set in a high fantasy world with low fantasy stakes, the character-driven story of The Salt Keep follows a struggling merchant named Doyle who stumbles into a life-or-death mystery. During the last legs of a months-long journey as a traveling salesman, Doyle stops in the seemingly deserted village of Cardwyke to meet a friend who has promised to help keep him financially afloat, but what he finds is even more dangerous than the crushing weight of debt.
* THE SETTING – The world of The Salt Keep should be familiar to any fan of fantasy — it has breastplates, and swords, and other fun stuff like that — but is shaped by the vaguely industrial and creeping decline of feudalism. Sprawling merchant conglomerates and faceless business structures pull the levers of power as much as the dukes and knights.
The world is meant to be both a reflection of traditional fantasy settings (the England-coded sword and sorcery and D&D-style locations we’re used to) and an answer to some of their most frustrating tropes. It’s not a world of prophesied heroes doing Great Man Theory or of grimdark anti-heroes exposing the essential evil of humanity, but of ordinary medieval schlubs trying to survive within alienating and oppressive political systems.

Current Version: 1.0.8 (February 7, 2023)
Read The Salt Keep’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit The Salt Keep’s App Store page

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