Announcing the ApppleVis Editorial Team App Pick of the Month for February: Umano

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
At the end of each month, the AppleVis Editorial Team takes a look at all of the iOS apps which have been posted to the site during that month - either for the first time, or where there has been a significant update - and decides which of these we think is the most noteworthy.
 
Some of you will know that the Team has a particular liking for news apps, and our pick for February is an app that  brings the news to you in a unique way. The app in question is Umano: Listen to News Articles for Free, which allows you to listen to news reports and articles from some of the Internet’s most popular news outlets and bloggers. What makes Umano different to other news apps, is that the articles are narrated by professional voice-actors.
 
An update to Umano was released in February, which has made it fully accessible with VoiceOver. If you would like to hear the app in action, AnonyMouse has recorded an in-depth demonstration.
 
For the third month in a row, the Team has found another great and accessible game to add to our iOS games cupboard. The game is Accessible Othello, an iOS version of the classic strategy game whose objective is to conquer the board with the majority of discs of your colour.
 
Some of you may already be familiar with other games by the same developer, such as Accessible Minesweeper and Accessible FruitMachine.
 
Our third and final pick for February is FileBrowser - Access files on remote computers. As it’s name suggests, this app is like having Mac Finder or Windows Explorer on your iOS device. It allows you to  connect and access shared folders on Macs, Windows or Linux computers, NAS drives and cloud services such as Dropbox, Box and SkyDrive.
 
Using FileBrowser you can move or copy files across connected devices and services, delete or rename files, open files in other apps on your iOS device, browse your photo library, and stream videos or music directly to your iOS device. All of this makes FileBrowser a great addition to your utility belt.
 
So, what do you think? Were there new apps or updates in February which you believe to be more worthy than the selections made by the AppleVis Editorial Team? If so, let us know by posting a comment below.

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