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Welcome to the November 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which aims to highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis
website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best
content posted to AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this
post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is
at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
1. Audio Moto Championship (iOS, US$13.99)
Are you ready to dominate the Moto World Championship with Audio Moto
Face your opponents with super fast motorbikes.
Conquer the categories 125, 250 and 500 cc of the Moto World Championship
and bring your team to victory.
Undertake the numerous tournaments of Audio Moto Championship, where you
will prove yourself with different and always more difficult tracks.
Audio Moto Championship increases the difficulty of the game by adding the
weather, which can totally change the driving experience, passing from your
stable motorbike to a ‘crazy horse’.
Begin like a simple novice, gain fame and become the champion of Audio Moto
Current Version: 1.0 (November 18, 2017)
Read Audio Moto Championship’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
Visit Audio Moto Championship’s App Store page
2. Aurora recorder (watchOS, Free)
Introducing Aurora Recorder, an audio recording app designed for your Apple
Background recording on your Apple Watch
Check recording state on your watch face
Sync recording files between your Apple Watch and iPhone automatically
Export and share recording files via iOS share sheet
No internet access required, keep your audio recording privately and safely
Current Version: 1.0.3 (November 10, 2017)
Read Aurora recorder’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Aurora recorder’s App Store page
3. Blindfold Slide Puzzle (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Slide Puzzle is a fully accessible sliding tile puzzle game.
The slide puzzle (also called Gem Puzzle, Boss Puzzle, Game of Fifteen,
Mystic Square and many others) is a puzzle that consists of a grid of
numbered square tiles in random order with one tile
missing. The common puzzle is known as the 15 puzzle, with 4 rows and 4
columns, filled with tiles numbered from 1 to 15. The 16th space is empty.
The object of the puzzle is to place the tiles
in order by making sliding moves that use the empty space.
Blindfold Slide Puzzle includes a 2 by 2 grid, with 3 tiles, on a 3 by 3
grid with 8 tiles, and on a 5 by 5 grid with 24 tiles, along with a hints
guide on how to play and win.
Current Version: 1.1.0 (November 12, 2017)
Read Blindfold Slide Puzzle’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
Visit Blindfold Slide Puzzle’s App Store page
4. Blindfold Song Name (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Song Name is a fully accessible music game inspired by the TV Game
Show “Name That Tune”.
In each turn, you first hear all of the song title choices. Then you will
hear the song. As soon as you know which song it is, tap the screen, and
then swipe up or down to your answer, then double
tap. If your answer is correct, the faster you picked your answer, the more
points you scored. You keep playing until you get 3 answers wrong.
Blindfold Song Name comes with 3 games: Name the song, Name the song with
the same artist, and Name the artist.
Upgrades are available for different song pack including All Time Top 100
packs feature Billboard’s top 100 artists of all times for Pop, Country,
Hip-Hop + Rap,R&B + Soul, Holiday. Packs are
also available for Billboard top artists since 2000 in each of the genres,
and by decade.
Current Version: 1.2.0 (November 26, 2017)
Read Blindfold Song Name’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
Visit Blindfold Song Name’s App Store page
5. Choice of Rebels: Uprising (iOS, US$6.99)
Lead the revolt against a bloodthirsty empire! You grew up under the iron
fist of the Hegemony. Now is your chance to end their blood-fueled magic, as
you forge a ragtag outlaw band into a
“Choice of Rebels: Uprising” is a 637,000 word interactive fantasy novel by
Joel Havenstone, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely
text-based—without graphics or sound effects—
and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
As an outlaw rebel in the greenwood wilderness, you must steal to survive
your first brutal winter, or watch your people starve if you can’t feed
them. Win yeomen, helots, merchants, priests, and
aristocrats over to the rebel cause…or turn them into your worst enemies.
Will you defeat the army of the Hegemony’s Archon and the elite force of
evil blood mages sent to destroy you, or will a
personal betrayal put an end to your rebellion when it’s just barely begun?
Current Version: 1.0.1 (November 9, 2017)
Read Choice of Rebels: Uprising’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
Visit Choice of Rebels: Uprising’s App Store page
6. Envision AI (iOS, Free)
Envision is an app that lets visually impaired people go about their
everyday life in an independent and meaningful way. Envision provides
information based on what you see, for example, when
you look at a watch, it tells you the time, etc.
Use envision by tapping at the center of the screen and it would describe
the scene for you.
You can also train faces and objects for the envision for recognize.
envision does not collect or store any personal or personally identifiable
Current Version: 0.1.4 (November 27, 2017)
Read Envision AI’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
Visit Envision AI’s App Store page
5. Speech Central: School Reader (iOS, US$2.99)
This edition of text to speech app is specially crafted for schools to make
learning more productive and accessible, helping everyone to find his way to
better grades and greater knowledge.
With 11 supported text file formats, you can import any material to be read
aloud – supported document types are: PDF* (imported in an intelligent way
so that repetitive text in headers and
footers is skipped), Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx),
OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt, .odp), .html, .txt, .rtf, supported ebook
formats are .epub, DAISY and .fb2 and emails
in .eml format. All those formats will work only if a document has no DRM
(PDF files with passwords can be imported).
The app can also import the content of web pages with a special care to
limit this access only to the safe content by receiving only the pages
shared from Safari.
The app is tested to be accessible with VoiceOver by legally blind users. It
can be used as an assistive technology and helper for people with visual
impairments and disabilities like dyslexia
(dyslexia friendly font is included in the app), and it contains many
settings specially crafted for those purposes. Bookshare, an accessible
online library is integrated into the app.
Current Version: 3.3 (October 13, 2017)
Read Speech Central: School Reader’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for
Visit Speech Central: School Reader’s App Store page
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
7. Just Press Record (iOS, US$4.99)
Just Press Record is the ultimate mobile audio recorder bringing one tap
recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices.
Life is full of moments we would rather not forget – like your child’s first
words, an important meeting or spontaneous idea. Capture these moments
effortlessly on iPhone, iPad or for ultimate
convenience, Apple Watch.
One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording.
Unlimited recording time.
Record discretely in the background.
Choose to record from the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones.
Start and stop recording from the Lock screen widget, with a 3D Touch Quick
Action or via the URL scheme.
Record independently on Apple Watch and sync later.
Seek backwards and forwards during playback.
Adjustable playback speed.
Turn speech into searchable text.
Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device’s language
Format as you record with punctuation command recognition.
Share audio and text to other apps on your iOS device.
Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port.
View recent recordings or browse your library by date and time.
Search by filename or transcription content.
Dedicated tab for quick access to recordings made on Apple Watch.
Peek and Pop the contents of folders in the Browse tab.
Slide Over and Split View support on iPad.
Choose to store recordings either in iCloud Drive or locally on-device.
Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your
Transcriptions are stored within the audio file.
Support for high quality external microphones connected via the Lightning
Customizable Audio Settings to enhance your recording experience.
File types include WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC).
High quality audio up to 96kHz / 24-bit.
VoiceOver support throughout the app.
Magic Tap gesture to start / stop a recording.
Current Version: 3.1 (November 23, 2017)
Read Just Press Record’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
Visit Just Press Record’s App Store page
8. Paprika Recipe Manager 3 (iOS, US$2.99)
Organize your recipes. Create grocery lists. Plan your meals. Download
recipes from your favorite websites. Seamlessly sync to all your devices.
Recipes – Download recipes from your favorite websites, or add your own.
Grocery Lists – Create smart grocery lists that automatically combine
ingredients and sort them by aisle.
Pantry – Use the pantry to keep track of which ingredients you have and when
Meal Planner – Plan your meals using our daily, weekly, or monthly
Menus – Save your favorite meal plans as reusable menus.
Sync – Keep your recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans synced between all
Adjust – Scale ingredients to your desired serving size, and convert between
Cook – Keep the screen on while cooking, cross off ingredients, and
highlight your current step.
Search – Organize your recipes into categories and subcategories. Search by
name, ingredient, and more.
Timers – Cook times are automatically detected in your directions. Simply
tap on one to start a timer.
Import – Import from existing apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup!,
MasterCook & Living Cookbook.
Export – Export your meal plans to Calendar and your grocery lists to
Share – Share recipes via AirDrop or email.
Print – Print recipes, grocery lists, menus, and meal plans. Recipes support
multiple print formats including index cards.
Extensions – Save recipes directly in Safari and view today’s scheduled
Bookmarklet – Download recipes from any browser straight into your Paprika
Cloud Sync account.
Offline Access – All of your data is stored locally. No internet connection
is required to view your recipes.
Current Version: 3.1.0 (November 27, 2017)
Read Paprika Recipe Manager’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
Visit Paprika Recipe Manager’s App Store page
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at: