The latest and greatest accessible Apple apps – from their January online newsletter

Welcome to the January 2024 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) Black Ink crosswords (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Black Ink, the popular Mac crossword-solving app, is now available for iOS! Enjoy the stunningly beautiful grids and elegant solving mechanics of this beloved app. Works with multiple free puzzles available on the web, and with paid puzzles including the New York Times, American Values Club, Inkubator, Crossword Nation, and more.
Note: Users have reported some minor accessibility issues with this app, but the developer has posted to AppleVis that they are working to resolve these.
Current Version: 2.0.2 (January 25, 2024)
Read Black Ink crosswords’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Black Ink crosswords’ App Store page
2) Dawncaster: Deckbuilding RPG (iOS/iPadOS, US$4.99)
Dive into the the action packed world of Dawncaster and test your deckbuilding skills!
Play as a cunning rogue, a brutal warrior, or a mysterious Seeker wielding arcane magic. Or create your own class and play as who- or whatever you want to be! Start playing today, create a unique deck with access to over 600 cards and see how far you can venture into the corrupted lands of Umbris.
*Every step of your heroic journey offers new tactical choices to improve your deck and strategy. Collect cards that match your playstyle, avoid disastrous events and build your strategy before the forces of evil overwhelm you.
*Dawncaster offers unique mechanics to even the most veteran card game players. Though most of the gameplay should feel familiar, the ability to combine class mechanics into deck building, weapons, enchantments, and its unique energy system are exciting additions to the card game genre!
*Discover the mystery of the missing ‘Dawncaster’, a hero of legend who has been lost in the corrupted realm of Umbris. Slay monsters and explore the darkest depths of a desperate world through handcrafted illustrations, dialogue and shape its future through your choices.
*Dawncaster is offered as a complete deck builder cardgame. You get access to all cards, classes, and content with your purchase. No need to buy packs, tokens, or waste time on timers or ads. Future content will be offered through expansions at the same, single price per adventure kind of deal.
*With randomized encounters, unique classes, and choices to explore, playtime could easily reach the tens of hours for those that enjoy a challenge! Additional difficulty options are available for those that seek to push the limits of their strategic insight (and/or luck).
Current Version: 1.12.02 (January 31, 2024)
Read Dawncaster: Deckbuilding RPG’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Dawncaster: Deckbuilding RPG’s App Store page
3) Microsoft Copilot (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Copilot is a pioneering chat assistant from Microsoft powered by the latest OpenAI models, GPT–4 and DALL·E 3. These advanced AI technologies provide fast, complex, and precise responses, as well as the ability to create breathtaking visuals from simple text descriptions.
Chat and create all in one place—for free!
Key features
A versatile AI assistant to boost productivity
With this amazing AI assistant at your side, you can accomplish work, school, or personal tasks even faster, including:
*Draft emails
*Compose stories or scripts
*Summarize complex texts
*Multilingual content translation, proofreading, and optimization
*Create personalized travel itineraries
*Write and updating job resumes
Boost design efficiency with Image Creator
Image Creator can transform your design process by quickly creating high quality visuals from text prompts, rendering your concepts into stunning visuals, from the abstract to the photorealistic.
Explore an array of design capabilities:
*Quickly explore new styles and ideas
*Curate social media content
*Develop brand motifs
*Generate logo designs
*Create custom backgrounds
*Build and update a portfolio
*Create illustrations for books
*Visualize film and video storyboards
By combining the power of GPT–4 with the imaginative capabilities of DALL·E 3, Copilot not only enhances your design workflow, but can also bring your creativity to inspiring new heights.
Current Version: 2.1.0 (January 30, 2024)
Read Microsoft Copilot’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Microsoft Copilot’s App Store page
4) virgin pulse (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on the path toward becoming a healthier, happier you. Download this secure app to gain access to the tips and tools you need to improve your health today.
*Start by setting and tracking goals that matter most to you
*Build new healthy habits into your daily routine
*Expand your mind and move your body with fresh daily tips
*Access experts on meditation, exercise, wellness and more – when and where you need it
Let the journey to a healthier, happier you begin. It’s going to be epic.
Virgin Pulse integrates with the Apple Health app. This lets you share your iPhone steps, Apple Watch steps, and exercise and energy data with Virgin Pulse. We use this data to help you track your activity and be on the path to a healthier you.
Current Version: 3.225.1 (January 7, 2024)
Read virgin pulse’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit virgin pulse’s App Store page
5) Wordvoyance (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Wordvoyance, the online multiplayer crossword building game with accessibility built-in! Instantly familiar to anyone who has played games like it, Wordvoyance matches are faster and more exciting – but more importantly, ad free! Then, if you’re a user of accessibility tools like VoiceOver, the game fully supports your screen reader and offers plenty of tools to help you organize and keep track of the action while you play.
At long last, visually-impaired and fully sighted players alike can enjoy this classic board game together!
This iOS App version of Wordvoyance supports additional gestures and accessibility shortcuts that make it so much easier to play. Quickly check your work and submit your turn with a Magic Tap. Three-finger scroll left and right between the beginnings of words on the board. Swipe between headings to hop between the game board, tile rack, and all of the game’s additional game status readouts. Use the Escape gesture to quickly close dialogs and reclaim tiles from play.
There’s more! Wordvoyance fully supports keyboards and game controllers too! This is the first crossword game with our innovative cursor input method that enables methods of play beyond just drag and drop – though, that’s supported as well. It not only makes blind play a breeze, it’s incredibly useful even if you’re not visually impaired.
Current Version: 1.0.0 (August 1, 2023)
Read Wordvoyance’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information <>
Visit Wordvoyance’s App Store page
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
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