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iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 for Users and Developers somewhat mirrors macOS Big Sur in that there are some design tweaks like the new Widgets and your ability to place them on the home screen for device running iOS, the new App Library system, which can help you organize your home screen. Along with the home screen changes, search and Siri have seen some improvements as well, and those are covered. Safari can now help keep you informed about who is tracking you across the web.

Communications is a big part of today’s society, so the updates to Messages is covered, and there is a whole new help to help you translate text, called the Translate app. Users will be able to learn about the new updates to Notes, Reminders, and Maps. If you prefer to handwrite items there is a new feature just for you called called Scribble, which will take your handwriting and covert it into text.

Health is a huge topic and there have been some big changes like the renamed Fitness app on the iPhone and a way of tracking Sleep on the Apple Watch. These are both covered along with updates to Face ID and masks, as well as new ways to protect your hearing.

The Music and Home apps have been slightly changed and updated and the Shortcuts app gets some new tricks to help automate things even better than before.

Developers will learn all about Apple Silicon, because their iOS and iPadOS apps can run natively on Macs running Apple Silicon. Along with Apple Silicon, developers can learn about changes to Xcode, the new Swift, SwiftUI, and Swift Packages, as well as how to implement WidgetKit, some things to keep in mind about AppClips, how to implement the new Color Picker and how to support PencilKit and Scribble with their custom interfaces.

wwriteLite

  • wwrite and wwriteLite 6.2.1 Now Available

    There has been a minor update to both wwrite and wwriteLite. This update fixes a couple of minor issues with the proper labels when running wwrite or wwriteLite on the M1 Macs. These updates are now available and are free updates for existing users.

    You can purchase wwrite for $0.99 or you can get wwriteLite for free, but it is ad-supported with first-party ads. As always, if there are any issues let me know.

  • wwrite and wwriteLite 6.2.0 Now Available

    I have released versions 6.2 for my apps, wwrite and wwriteLite. This new version adds support for macOS Big Sur for Macs running Apple Silicon.

    The apps when running on macOS Big Sur on an Apple Silicon machine, you will get all of the same features as on iOS, with a couple of exceptions. There are no app icons that can be purchased, due to limitations on macOS Big Sur. You still do get the following:

    • Distraction Mode
    • Templates
    • Drag and Drop
    • Importing files
    • Archiving of files

    Both of the updates are free for existing users. If you do not own wwrite, you can purchase it for $0.99. You can also download wwriteLite for free from the App Store.

  • wwrite 6.1.0 and wwriteLite 6.1.0 Now Available

    There has been a minor update to my apps, wwrite and wwriteLite. Version 6.1.0 is a minor update of each app and the only change is that it adds support for the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and 4th Generation iPad Air. These are both free updates for existing users and wwrite can be purchased for $0.99.