updated 05:30 pm EST, Thu December 12, 2013
Watercolor sketch simulator Waterlogue released in App Store today
Photo editing app Waterlogue has been released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, offering users the ability to alter images to simulate the appearance of watercolor sketches. Aimed at users who are not artists, Waterlogue provides easy-to-use preset tools to convert standard photos into watercolor paintings by controlling "wetness," pen outlines and color.
Users of Waterlogue can choose from 12 preset paint styles for photo editing, and can also adjust borders, lightness and detail. Waterlogue runs advanced image-processing software for rendering watercolor effects -- thus, the creators of the app warn that while it functions normally on older devices that run iOS 7, rendering times will be longer. Waterlogue can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for $4.
Mavericks Edition of Cocktail released as maintenance update
General purpose utility app Cocktail has been officially updated for OS X Mavericks. Intended to assist in cleaning, repairing and optimizing one's Mac system, Cocktail offers a variety of system maintenance tools that provide customizable settings as well as automated processes.
Version 7.1 of Cocktail is a software maintenance-related update, which includes the added ability to clear logs for App Store, Authorization Daemon, Book Store and Notification Server. Additionally, Automator actions have been updated, as well as Help files. Requiring OS X Mavericks (10.9) to run, Cocktail runs in demo mode for unregistered users, and will expire after the 10th launch. a Single User License is priced at $20, and Family License (for up to five computers) at $40.