App Roundup: Affinity Photo, Plex, Halide, Alloy, more!

Updates to new apps and programs are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces everyday and there are so many people to grasp all the changes. AppleInsider is gathering highlights from several macOS and iOS apps since last week to consider.

This week’s highlights include new features of Halide, Improve Affinity Photo, Update Ulysses, Alloy iOS Launcher, Apple Revision of Dark Sky, and Plex bugfixes.

Halide 1.9

The camera application Halide has been updated for the new iPhone. The key to the new release, Technical Out. It is said that it queries the phone about all possible data on cameras and manufacturers include specifications that may not be published by Apple.

Technical out information is displayed in the application and can be saved.

Halide aims to reduce the complexity of the photograph by focusing. Exposure is further controlled by gestures. However, details such as shutter speed and ISO can be completely controlled manually.

Get on iOS: $ 5.99. Currently iOS 10 or later is required, but iOS 12 may be required for new features.

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Affinity Photo 1.6.9

Affinity Photo is a tool for photographers and artists. Numerous improvements have been made for this version 1.6.9 iPad. Many people will make more swipe or tap actions on the iPad to change options, using a slided control and a new undo / redo gesture.

The previous version was chosen from Apple as the best iPad application in 2017, this latest version is temporarily sold at 30% off the regular price.

For iOS: Currently $ 13.99. Requires iOS 11 or later and only works on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad (Early 2017) or later.

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Ulysses 14

Writing utensil Ulysses has been updated for new editions of iOS and macOS Mojave. From Monday, September 17th, the app will be updated to Mac Share Extension as dark mode, support for Siri shortcut, and most useful feature.

Starting with version 14, you can work with another application and send text directly to Ulysse’s sheet. That is the term the application uses for the various things you wrote. Rather than having many separate documents, there is a single application database that splits your writing into sheets.

There are also general improvement points. The columns enumerating all the sheets were redesigned to larger, more definite titles.

For iOS: Free for an in-app subscription of $ 4.99 per month. Currently iOS 10 or later is required: New features after September 17 may require iOS 12.

For Mac: Free with the same in-app subscription option. For dark mode and other functions macOS Mojave is required.

Both Mac and iOS versions are also available as part of the Setapp subscription service.

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Alloy 2.3.0

The alloy is a fast launcher for your iPhone or iPad: it can replace a series of steps with a single initial tap. This is similar to Workflow and Siri Shortcuts, but it is meant to be learned and used faster.

In this new version, the function to use alloy is added from the message. Alloy has optional actions to work with Message. You can also copy the result of the step of the application directly to the message and send it to someone.

Get on iOS: $ 4.99. iOS 9.0 or later is required.

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Dark Sky 6.0.4

The recently updated weather iPhone app Dark Sky has revised Apple’s components. The local forecast details are refreshed faster and the current temperature is displayed.

But if the iOS app goes well, there are still some slow bugs. For example, it is set to Fahrenheit regardless of whether the cell phone displays Celsius or not. And although the temperature complexity sometimes disappears leaving blank spaces on us, you can still tap to enter the app.

Get on iOS: $ 3.99. iOS 10.3 or later is required.

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Plex 5.4

If you have ripped your Mac into your Mac, you need Plex for them all. It is a video streaming service that allows you to play movies and TV from Mac and send it to Apple TV or iOS device. Although it can be played exactly in iTunes, Plex has the same restriction on the video format and you can also play it on Mac.

The new update is for iOS apps, it not only offers various bug fixes, it also adds the ability to more easily switch between Macs and other video sources. Plex also deals with podcasts. In the new version 5.4, a richer and more detailed episode description has been added.

Get for iOS: Free for in-app purchases and subscriptions from $ 4.99. iOS 9.3 or later is required.

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