Welcome to the June 2022 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
- Beyond the Chiron Gate (iOS/iPadOS, US$9.99)
Explore an endless universe filled with exotic planets, strange life forms, and ancient civilisations in this text-based space exploration game. Manage a crew of space explorers and upgrade their ship with new technology. Brave dangerous worlds to gather the data you need to reach the home system of the mysterious Gatebuilders.
Current Version: 1.0.5 (June 7, 2022)
Read Beyond the Chiron Gate’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/beyond-chiron-gate
Visit Beyond the Chiron Gate’s App Store page
- Cloud Battery (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Cloud Battery is the solution to a better battery management system. Cloud Battery keeps all of your Apple device battery levels in one place, available to be seen from any device that shares the same iCloud account. It’s as simple as downloading Cloud Battery on all your Apple Devices, and it just works. Cloud Battery provides you with many ways to keep up with the battery levels of your devices. These include Notifications, a Today Widget, the iOS, macOS, and watchOS standalone applications, as well as Watch Complications.
Current Version: 4.11 (April 1, 2022)
Read Cloud Battery’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Cloud Battery’s App Store page
3) Guide Dogs (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
As a guide dog owner, you will know your legal right for your assistance dog to accompany you when accessing most services and vehicles. However, our research shows that 75% of assistance dog owners have been refused access to a restaurant, shop or taxi. We have listened to what a negative impact this can have on people’s wellbeing, and how it limits their ability to live the life they choose. With this app you can now report access refusals and inaccessible public spaces to Guide Dogs quickly and easily to help put a stop to them altogether.
Educate businesses about your legal rights: Using the templated letter, it’s now easier than ever to educate businesses of the law and elicit positive change for others. Together, we can make sure everyone knows they need to have Open Doors for Guide Dogs. Guide Dogs Support: Expertise, advice and support is on hand from our dedicated Access Team, they’ll listen and provide you with as much support as you require, so you’re aware of all your options and the next steps. They can even contact and educate the businesses on your behalf. Inaccessible public spaces: Experienced any barriers when out and about? You can quickly and easily report these to help our campaigning to end the isolation people with vision impairment can feel and aim to make the world a more accessible place. Strengthens our voice: By reporting access refusals, Guide Dogs can build a true picture of the number and type of refusals taking place. This can help us spot patterns, or places where access refusals are more likely to happen, and take action accordingly. It can help our campaigning such as calling for the UK Government to introduce Disability Equality training for minicab and taxi drivers to help ensure full understanding of the Equality Act and how to support people with a visual impairment.
Current Version: 1.0.60 (June 23, 2022)
Read Guide Dogs’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Guide Dogs’ App Store page
4) HoursTracker: Hours & Pay (iOS/iPadOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
QUICK AND EASY time entry and editing make time tracking painless * Record time using timers, complete with support for Breaks and Pauses, including automatic breaks * Track your pay, including Tips, Mileage, and flexible ± time and earnings adjustments * Pick any time to start, stop, break or pause the timer (7 minutes ago, 10 minutes from now, whatever you need) * Set job locations to get clock in and out reminders when you arrive or leave or fully automate your time tracking (geofencing) * Manually enter time entries with minimal effort thanks to smart, adaptive defaults * Enter comments of any length with your time entries and optionally include them in your exports * Control timers, dictate comments, and apply tags using your Apple Watch ADVANCED FEATURES and customization set HoursTracker above the rest
Current Version: 5.2.3 (April 19, 2022)
Read HoursTracker: Hours & Pay’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/business/hourstracker-hours-pay
Visit HoursTracker: Hours & Pay’s App Store page
5) iziCast (iOS/iPadOS, US$7.99)
With iziCast you can broadcast audio from the internal microphone, external audio devices or Audiobus compatible apps to Icecast and Shoutcast servers. You can even broadcast your favourite music files and mix them with your internal or external microphone. Of course you can also create a recording of your session.
Current Version: 1.6.4 (February 27, 2022)
Read iziCast’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit iziCast’s App Store page
6) Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
What’s that bird? Ask Merlin—the world’s leading app for birds. Just like magic, Merlin Bird ID will help you solve the mystery.
Merlin Bird ID helps you identify birds you see and hear. Merlin is unlike any other bird app—it’s powered by eBird, the world’s largest database of bird sightings, sounds, and photos. Merlin offers four fun ways to identify birds. Answer a few simple questions, upload a photo, record a singing bird, or explore birds in a region. Whether you’re curious about a bird you’ve seen once or you’re hoping to identify every bird you can find, the answers are waiting for you with this free app from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Current Version: 2.1.2 (June 7, 2022)
Read Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/merlin-bird-id-cornell-lab
Visit Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab’s App Store page
7) Voice Dream for Desktop (macOS, Requires Subscription)
Voice Dream Reader lets you listen to PDF documents, Web articles, and eBooks using text-to-speech. Although it is designed for people with visual impairment, dyslexia, ADHD, and other reading challenges, everyone can benefit. Your documents become audiobooks, so you can read while you walk, exercise or do chores. For productivity-minded people, with some practice, you can read at twice your sight-reading speed. Unlike audiobooks, you can highlight, take notes, and see the words as they’re spoken to improve comprehension and retention. Voice Dream Reader for iOS is a 2021 Apple Design Award Winner, and it’s been featured by Apple as Best New App and App of the Day in 81 countries. Using the award-winning iOS app as building blocks, we wrote Voice Dream Reader Desktop from ground up as a native macOS app with a completely redesigned user interface. The result is a full-featured, desktop-class application fully optimized for the Mac.
Current Version: 1.0.7 (June 27, 2022)
Read Voice Dream for Desktop’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/education/voice-dream-desktop
Visit Voice Dream for Desktop’s App Store page
8) WatchTube (watchOS, Free)
WatchTube is a YouTube app for the Apple Watch that lets you browse content right from your wrist
We offer many features alongside this experience, including: * Finding your favorite content creators * Play videos from YouTube * Subscribing to channels * Suggested videos * History * Liked videos * Captions * Privacy-first * And so much more!
Current Version: 1.2 (June 29, 2022)
Read WatchTube’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information https://www.applevis.com/apps/watch/entertainment/watchtube
Visit WatchTube’s App Store page
9) WebWatch – Monitor Websites (iOS/iPadOS, Free)
Never miss a website update.
WebWatch periodically checks for updates on your device, even when the application is closed. When there is a change, you will receive a notification. You can ignore specific changes to receive a notification only when relevant parts of the website are updated.
Current Version: 2.6.10 (June 20, 2022)
Read WebWatch – Monitor Websites’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/webwatch-monitor-websites
Visit WebWatch – Monitor Websites’ App Store page
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at: