Straight from The Apple Vis Online Newsletter for January – the latest and Greatest Apps

Welcome to the January 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) Bookshare Reader (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Get the official Bookshare Reader app. Access millions of ebooks from Bookshare, the world’s largest library of ebooks for people with reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, low vision, and physical disabilities. Listen to books in high quality audio and customize your reading experience in ways that work for you. Read bestsellers, new releases, textbooks and educational books, children’s books, young adult, mysteries, biographies, and more.

Current Version: 1.1.0 (January 23, 2023)
Read Bookshare Reader’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit Bookshare Reader’s App Store page

2) ClipTools (macOS, Free)
ClipTools provides a variety of useful utility functions right in your Menu Bar.
* Clipboard Manager: Plain text and rich text clips are kept right at the top of the menu, with more stored in a submenu so as to keep things compact.
* Saved Clips: Save clips to another submenu for later use.
* Smart Clips: Create powerful smart clips with extra functionality like prompting for input or including parts of copied clips.
* Group Paste: Paste several clips at once.
* Date and Time: Paste the date and time in any format you like.
* Lorem Ipsum: Paste sample text in a variety of lengths.
* Change Case: Standard options plus customizable Headline Case and creative alternatives.
* Selection Actions: Convert numbers to words, strip tags or sort lines.
* Calculations: Type a math formula and paste the result, or select a formula in text and convert it to the result.
* Stacks: Add numbers to a list and get the sum and averages, perform calculations and paste the results.
* Keyboard Shortcuts: Access the entire menu with the keyboard, or assign specific functions to a keyboard shortcut.

Read ClipTools’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit ClipTools’s App Store page <>

3) FruitPot 2 (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

If you liked FruitPot 1 you will love FruitPot 2: similar gameplay but with all new stores and mini-games, and set in the 80s.

* Innovative ever-changing fruit machine slot.
* More than 15 mini-games that appear as you progress through the game.
* Original gameplay where you have to spend the Bucks you get at the games buying items in stores at the mall.
* Great sounds and graphics.
* No internet connection is required to play, also no personal data gathering or subscriptions.
* 100% Accessible with VoiceOver, as it always should be.

Current Version: 1.230130 (January 30, 2023)

Read FruitPot 2’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>

Visit FruitPot 2’s App Store page <>

4) Thwip is your personal sound effects soundboard, right on your wrist.
Enhance any joke with an appropriate “badum tss”, an awkward moment with “crickets”, or an epic announcement with “air horn” — you can play all these sounds from the surprisingly loud speaker on your watch.
But there’s more — with “Thwip Mode” you can feel 0.5% more like you are a cool arachnid-based super-hero… at least you’ll sound more like one. I trust you.
Included sound effects:
* Air horn
* Rim shot
* Dramatic horn
* Tadaaaaa
* Sad trombone
* Service bell
* Crickets
* Power-full Rangers?
* Web-shooting

Have fun!

Read Thwip’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit Thwip’s App Store page

5) Tusker (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Tusker is a free and flexible client for the Mastodon social network and other compatible services.


* Notification grouping: Combine favorite, boost, and follow notifications into a single row to get a more glance-able view of your notifications.
* Timeline sync: Keep your timeline position across all your devices using iCloud.
* Customize timelines: Pick which timelines (including lists and hashtags) are pinned to your home tab, and apply filters to hide posts you’re not interested in.
* Tweak your experience: Tusker has a wide variety of preferences to allow you to customize how you use the app. From changing the appearance and interactions, to configuring how content warnings work, Tusker supports it all.
* Digital wellness options: Tusker has a variety of preferences to help you manage how you use social media, including by turning infinite scrolling off or showing all images in grayscale.
* Accessibility: VoiceOver, Voice Control, Dynamic Type, and more are all fully supported.
* Multiple accounts: Sign in to multiple accounts and quickly switch between them.
* Modern Mastodon features: Support editing filters, viewing trending posts/hashtags/links, following hashtags, and more.
* Broad software compatibility: Tusker also has builtin support for the Glitch and Hometown variants of Mastodon; as well as Pleroma, a Mastodon alternative; and PixelFed, a photo-sharing social network.

Current Version: 2023.3 (January 26, 2023)
Read Tusker’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit Tusker’s App Store page

6) Yattee (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Yattee is an advanced video and audio player, for your local and remote files and media links.
* Two built-in player engines: system player (AVPlayer) and advanced mpv player
* Queueing system
* Play from anywhere
* Playback modes
* Custom player controls
* Control quality of playback
* Inspect media tracks
* Play in Picture in Picture and music in background
* Many customization settings
* Completely no ads and no video sponsor segments

Current Version: 1.4.2 (December 5, 2022)
Read Yattee’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit Yattee’s App Store page

7) Zuzanka (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Zuzanka is the world’s first expiry date scanner. The app makes it easy to locate expiration dates on food products, converts them to text format and allows export to other applications. Zuzanka was created to support the blind and visually impaired people, but it will be useful to anyone who wants to keep their kitchen tidy.
Having trouble finding the expiration date on the packaging? Can’t see the small font that the date is written in? Do you want to check if the product in your fridge is still edible? The Zuzanka app is for you!
* Easily find the expiration date on the packaging. The guiding sounds generated by your device will help you with this. If the scanned date indicates that the product is expired, the application will additionally inform you about it.
* Wondering where to look for expiration dates? Check out the special section where we share our experience gained by taking several thousand photos of expiration dates.
* Do you have doubts whether the app recognized the date correctly? No problem. Share a photo with a friend. You can also zoom and rotate the scanned expiration date photo.
* Share the recognized date with e.g. to the Notes or Calendar app.
* Turn on the contrast mode and read the expiration date in a synthetic voice. You can also zoom in on the recognized date to make it easier to see. All buttons and fonts meet contrast requirements. You can customize them to your needs.
* The application is fully compatible with VoiceOver.
* Use haptic feedback to know when the scanner has started or detected a date without having to listen to sounds.

Current Version: 1.0.4 (January 20, 2023)
Read Zuzanka’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit Zuzanka’s App Store page <>

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