Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 12/2016

software

I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS) as well as the category of the App.

This is NOT a curated list. All I know about these titles is what you see below. None have been tried or tested by me.

December 2016

  1. iOS/Games – Independent developer Higgs Games GmbH today is proud to announce the release of Martial Towers 1.8, an update to their entertaining artillery and strategy game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. In this game, players need to build a strong castle, improve their weapons, and battle their human or AI opponents in a winner-take-all battle to see who deserves to be called “King.” Martial Towers 1.8 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. In-app purchases are available to purchase more diamonds.  Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Entertainment – Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of its new version (1.5) of Calligraphy Penmanship. Traditionally, calligraphers are not using massively digital tools for creating their artworks. Ink and paper are their preferred tools, but it seems that they are getting into the digital age progressively for its advantages in terms of power and usability. Painting applications and their brush effects are their favorite instruments of creation. But these applications are not devoted to calligraphy and hand lettering. Despite of their excellence, they need to get a step forward for calligraphers and letterers. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.5 is free with in-app purchases (USD 2.99), available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The full paid version can be tested for free during 3 days. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.5
  3. iOS/Social Networking – Mediaforce Limited today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of HeyApp Messenger 1.4, an important update to their innovative messaging app for iPhone, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. HeyApp Messenger offers users the ability to send a message to any other HeyApp users, notifying the recipient with a resounding “Hey!” Anyone can use the app to chat, share images and videos, stickers, and more, one-to-one, or in a group chat. HeyApp Messenger 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Hell Tap Entertainment LTD is pleased to announce the release of Post Brutal 1.0, their debut game available today for iOS and Android platforms. Post Brutal is an ultraviolent 3D action RPG set in a ruined and war torn city under quarantine. In the aftermath of ‘The Event’, over half of City Zero’s population have been driven into a feral frenzy. Players take the role of a post-apocalyptic survivor as themselves; using their mobile device camera and microphone, players can give their character their own face and record dialogue for in game conversations with other survivors, making this zombie apocalypse truly personal. Post Brutal 1.0 is free to download and offers a wide range of missions, areas to explore, and achievements to earn. It has a mature age rating and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Optional premium upgrades including a story-based campaign with exclusive new missions, enemies, and multiple endings are available as in-app purchases. Updates are planned to include new free content on a regular basis. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/News – Independent developer Daniel Spindelbauer is proud to announce a new update is available for LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.8.5, his rocket launch tracking app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This update fixes bugs that were revealed after the initial launch and has new features that were requested. The most requested feature was local launch time, which is available in this update.  LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.8.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes I HAVE USED THIS APP AND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPACE YOU MIGHT FIND IT OF INTEREST.
  6. iOS/Games – IcySpark, the creative minds behind Guess that Emoji and Create a Scene, today is thrilled to announce the release of LinkWords 1.01, their new free word search game for iOS and Android devices. LinkWords is a fun yet challenging word search game that will test and train your brain. All words on each level are linked together by a common theme. Swipe your finger across each letter: Up, down, left, right or diagonally to form the correct word. Starts off easy but gets more challenging as you progress through the six hundred themed levels. Puzzles range from 2×2 grids up to 8×8 grids of sixty four letters. Can you get to the end? LinkWords 1.01 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Productivity – Are you a procrastinator or someone who struggles to manage time between busy work schedule and personal schedules? Sapience buddy time tracker can be your best buddy then as it gives you detailed analytics that will help you discover the time spent on unwanted apps, calls or in unwanted locations. So if you wish to manage your time and find that work personal life balance, this app is the one to go for. Go ahead and give it a go, you will not regret! On opening the app, it comes up with a brief introduction for the app and a YouTube video that gives an overview of the app. This app tracks your time and activities on phone automatically once set up. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Music – Techno fans and producers can now rapidly perform bass lines, percussive loops, grooves and soundscapes using Bass Drop – Techno 1.1 from Fresh Touch Media. It’s the ideal techno production aid for budding and professional producers wanting to quickly jam ideas, create electronic sounds, perform live or chop sounds into their DJ sets. Speedily pick your drum loops and arrange the sample pads to create an arrangement, perform a leads, pads, bass lines and fx by tapping the pads. Bass Drop – Techno – Sampler and Sound Library 1.1 is free to download (with in-app purchases). It is a universal application available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Travel – iThinkdiff today is proud to announce the release of Units Currency Calculator + application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Units Currency Calculator + was designed for anyone who need a units converter for daily use. With this easy-to-use calculator and notes writing feature, users can easily convert up to 198 units, or 170 currencies. Hourly updated currencies helps user to keep track of currency fluctuation. A calculator with history helps for quick calculations. The short notes writing feature helps to keep important related notes in one place. Units Currency Calculator + 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Productivity – Bonafeyed is proud to announce the official release of Bonafeyed Keyboard 2.09 for iPhone and iPad, a unique data security technology that enables users to manage the privacy and security of their digital content. Once installed, users can encrypt text information in nearly all iOS applications. Offering privacy with a simple tap; sending an email about a marinade recipe will no longer result in being spammed with ads for a new BBQ. Similarly, hackers can no longer view SMS messages encrypted by Bonafeyed.  Bonafeyed Keyboard 2.09 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Games – Mobile game developers 9th Impact, have launched a unique Match 3 game for the holiday season for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. What makes Christmas Express Match 3, version 1.0 unique is not the gameplay itself, but that every single piece from the characters down to the exit buttons are hand-made from clay.  Christmas Express Match 3 version 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Entertainment – Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of its new version (2.1) of Calligraphy Handbook. Learning and practicing are the basis of calligraphy. Since the beginning, our application provides the best tools for learning and training in the art of writing beautiful letters. Guide lines, grids, letter models with ductus, and word tracing make your learning easy and highly rewarding.  Calligraphy Handbook 2.1 is free with in-app purchases ($3.99 USD to unlock all features), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Calligraphy Handbook 2.1
  13. iOS/Games – Abson Developments today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Ding Dong Delivery(TM) 1.0, the latest Secret Box developed game for iOS and Android devices. The paperboy is all grown up and has graduated to delivering hot slices of pizza around town. Take control of a huge variety of vehicles, from tanks to boats and all in between. Dodge traffic and deliver as much food as you possibly can! Ding Dong Delivery(TM) 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through iTunes App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Renniksoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Spectra – Camera Painting 1.1, an important update to their innovative app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that uses the device’s camera to help paint a picture. Users fill in the colors of a selected painting, drawing, cartoon, or other image by aiming their iPhone’s camera lens at the real-life objects found all around them. Once they find a color that matches the selected hue, that color fills in, and then it’s on to finding the next color. Spectra – Camera Painting 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available for $0.99 to $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) to add additional painting packs for even more fun. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – Veteran independent studio, Origin8 Technologies today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Solar Siege 1.0.8, their latest mobile strategy title developed for iOS and Android devices. The spiritual successor to Space Station: Frontier, Solar Siege expands both the strategic and tactical elements and places it within a more dynamic 3D experience. From the team that also created the award-winning ‘Sentinel’ tower defence series, consistently highly rated and reviewed – Sentinel 3: Homeworld retains a Metacritic of 87.  Solar Siege 1.0.8 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Social Networking – Christmas has arrived on PaigeeWorld! To celebrate the seasons, PaigeeWorld is hosting a Christmas Coloring Book Contest. This contest is made so everyone can enter. Simply color the contest line art and submit to PaigeeWorld via the iOS, Android or Web Client. PaigeeWorld is North America’s largest Manga / Anime community. PaigeeWorld iOS is an award winning app, while PaigeeWorld Web is now the 544th largest web site in the USA. PaigeeWorld 3.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. The Christmas Contest starts on December 9th on PaigeeWorld and runs until January 2nd, 2017. The PaigeeWorld Christmas Coloring Book Contest line art can be downloaded at PaigeeWorld online. Full contest details are also available on PaigeeWorld. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Education – Netdiver is proud to announce the release of their third kids game, KidsYam’s LinkPairs: Word Education 1.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. KidsYam’s LinkPairs is a matching puzzle game that children can enjoy puzzles and learn basic words at the same time. KidsYam’s LinkPairs: Word Education 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Productivity – You’ve spent years taking pictures with your DSLR device. Now, you want to manage those pictures easily without being stuck in front of your computer finding all the information you need about that photo. So, how do you do that? You need an app that you run on all of your devices your iPhone, your iPad and your Mac. That way, you can get to your photo from wherever you are and you see the same data. That app is Exif Viewer. This viewer app is unlike all others in that it gives you access to your photos from multiple devices. This adds a whole to level of flexibility. The App is available in the Apps store and is free. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – Muratadev, an independent developer of mobile games, is proud to announce the official release of Mazy Dungeon 1.1, a brand new action adventure game for iOS devices. Mazy Dungeon is challenging, yet addictive, endless turn-based tactic game where creatures with special abilities appear unpredictably in randomly generated stages. Mazy Dungeon 1.1 is free and available on App Store world wide in the Games category. This game is available exclusively for iOS devices. iTunes Download Link
  20. iOS/Games – Clever people looking for a unique new multi-player puzzle board game that is easy to understand, fun to play, constantly challenging, and thoroughly addictive, can now head to the App Store and download the latest creation from RappTech B.V.: Operator – Simple Math Game for Clever Minds. Operator – Simple Math Game for Clever Minds 1.5.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Health & Fitness – GetZENd, a groundbreaking new mobile app developed by Toronto entrepreneur Zahra Karsan, has been selected finalist in the prestigious, Better Life App Challenge contest presented by Softonic. Karsan will present the life enhancing benefits of GetZENd in Barcelona, Spain, December 13th. GetZENd 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Games – Developer Anthony Raudino is proud to announce the release of Tile Swap 1.0.5, his first game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Tile Swap is a small fast paced reaction based tile tapper with a variety of game modes for players to compete against each other in. Tile Swap 1.0.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Music – Manomaya SA – Have an interest in learning how to play the guitar, but just don’t have the time to take classes? Well, if you thought the idea of teaching yourself was impossible, think again. Coach Guitar is a neat app that you can download on your iPhone or iPad that brings that learning experience and techniques to your fingertips. Learn when you want and where you want. The download is for free and it comes with various in-app purchases so you can customize the app specifically around your needs and goals. Free on iTunes. Download
  24. iOS/Education – Musopia and JustinGuitar are excited to announce the launch of Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords 1.0, the ultimate beginners’ guitar learning app for iOS and Android devices. This app brings together the best parts of FourChords Guitar Karaoke by mobile app development studio Musopia and the state-of-the-art Learning Path from Justin Sandercoe, the massively popular YouTube guitar teacher described by The Independent newspaper as ‘one of the most influential guitar teachers in history. Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Music – Paragoni, LLC is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swangg – Make Songs And Music Videos With Friends version 1.0 on the App Store. It is the first social music app of its kind where singers, songwriters and producers from around the globe collaborate to make original new songs and music videos on their road to stardom. Swangg 1.0 is Free and is exclusively available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category.  Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Haypi Co., Ltd is thrilled to announce the release of Guardians: Royal Journey 1.0.1, their new MOE-style Tower Defense game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Guardians: Royal Journey combines joy with strategy. With its Q version cartoon style and casual way, people of all ages can play it. Guardians: Royal Journey has added many creative elements while keeping the same traditional game play. Tower defense updated; Magic tools activated; various levels set and so on. It aims to bring you a totally different game experience. Guardians: Royal Journey 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Purchase and Download
  27. iOS/Games – Casual games publisher LITE Games, headquartered in Hamburg/Germany, has released a big update for the iOS version of the successful app “iMills” today. About five years after the initial launch the update delivers the long anticipated online multiplayer mode as well as numerous other improvements (and a new name: “Mills”). Mills 2.5.1 is only Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Lifestyle – Pixolini, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Vita Journal 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Vita Journal was thoughtfully designed to record your daily moments of life and special occasions including location, weather, temperature*, photos* and tags. The Vita Journal app was designed with these features in mind to help you record your Life. Vita Journal 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. A convenient in-app purchase is available to activate Premium Features. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Photo and Video – Peter HoB today is proud to announce the release of Panchromatic 1.0, a new way to experience old-school analog photography on the iPhone. The app is available for free on the App Store for all devices running iOS 10 or later.  Panchromatic 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.  Download from iTunes
  30. macOS/Utilities – Your Mac is a masterpiece – keep it this way with Combo Cleaner. The most comprehensive and complete utilities application available on the Mac App Store. The most easy-to-use way to clean your Mac from junk files, viruses and malware. Combo Cleaner will clean your disk of junk files and eliminate malware (including adware and potentially unwanted applications causing unwanted ads when browsing the Internet). Free in the Mac Apps store. Download
  31. iOS/Games – Indie developer Dylestorm Productions (a member of Team NEETBytes) has released its debut defense-strategy game I.R.I.S – DefOp for iOS devices. In I.R.I.S – DefOp, the player assumes the role as Erika, a pilot from Angels Corp tasked with retrieving Project I.R.I.S from a secret lab located west of Borneo Island. The player must defend the secret lab from enemy invasion, using only beam gates and a limited defensive move that destroys any enemies surrounding the base – the Pulse Bomb. In order to increase the chances of survival, players must manage and decide on the various upgrades available. I.R.I.S – DefOp 1.0.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  I.R.I.S – DefOp 1.0.1
  32. iOS/Catalogs – Independent developer, Adrian Nelson is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of The Mighty App Finder – visual search & suggestion 0.9.6, his innovative App Store discovery app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The Mighty App Finder offers a visual approach to app discovery, breaking search results down into nodes, which when tapped, offer up a more focused and relevant list of apps, making it easier than ever before to find apps in the crowded App Store. The Mighty App Finder – visual search & suggestion 0.9.6 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Catalogs category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Sports – Hua Ying Sport Culture Developing Company is proud to announce the release of Live Nowgoal Scores – Football Results & Fixtures 3.0, the important update to their live scores and odds app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Live Score Odds app version offers you free goal tips and predictions, live scores, live odds, match schedules, results and h2h statistics for all games. Such as English premier league, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Spanish La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, NBA and much more. Live Nowgoal Scores – Football Results & Fixtures 3.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Games – Conceptis today introduces Conceptis Block-a-Pix 1.0 for iOS, a new logic puzzle game that lets you reveal hidden pixel-art pictures by pure logic deduction. Block-a-Pix, also known as Shikaku, Block Pix and Blockbuster Paint doku, is a fun and addictive block-filling puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a grid containing clues in various places. The object is to reveal a hidden picture by dividing the whole area of the grid into rectangular blocks according to the rules. Find the blocks, discover the picture! Conceptis Block-a-Pix 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Additional volumes are available via in-App Purchase. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Games – Notus Games Studio today is pleased to announce the worldwide release and immediate availability of Christmas Mansion 3 (v1.0.3), a new puzzle game for iOS that the whole family can enjoy. Help the Elf to prepare your town for Christmas with beautiful ornaments and decorations! Christmas Mansion 3 (v1.0.3) is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Games – IDSI today is proud to announce the release of Richard Pizza’s Hungry Games 1.0.9, their popular game title for iOS devices. The perfect educational game for families to spend hours of fun, Richard Pizza’s Hungry Games was developed for children 5-13 to learn about nutrition and good eating habits. The game offers information and education for children on adults on how to eat healthy. Richard Pizza’s Hungry Games 1.0.9 is Free and available now through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  37. iOS/ Games – Crush Studio is proud to announce the release of President Crush 1.1, an update to their fun-to-play game title for iOS and Android devices. President Crush allows game players worldwide to to put their money where their mouth is on the Presidency of the United States of America. President Crush brings a hilarious take to the idea of the POTUS, and helps to provide a fast-paced introduction to an exciting game. President Crush 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  38. iOS/Utilities – iAppsTechnology today is proud to announce the release of PDF Downloader and Reader 7.0, its amazing PDF app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. This is a powerful PDF app that allow you to download any PDF files directly from web using in-build browser and read off-line. It also provides various features which is really cool because you can mark favourite, bookmark, share the PDF files as you like. PDF Downloader and Reader 7.0 is currently made free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. PDF Downloader and Reader 7.0
  39. iOS/Lifestyle – Byber LLC announced today that it has released a major update to its unique, no-cost neighborhood discovery and social connection app Byber. In response to popular demand, the company also announced that in addition to the original iOS app. Byber 1.2.6 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  40. iOS/Games – Sumo Fox Inc. is proud to announce the release of Wartime X 1.4, their card battling game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Card battlers generally have two drawbacks; players have limited control over their cards, and gameplay is slow. Unlike other apps in the genre, Wartime X combines strategic gameplay with fast-paced action, using a unique combat engine that fuses the card classics poker and war. First, the speed. Wartime X combat runs on three-card hands that allow players to quickly select and launch combinations of Attacks, Blocks, and Holds that mimic the feeling of real-time battle.  Wartime X 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  41. iOS/Education – ShEk Tech today is pleased to introduce Shape Games and Activities for Kids 1.0 for iOS and Android, its new interactive education app for kids ages 3 to 6. The app consists of 7 activities and 3 games, designed to be fun and educational. Kids get to learn and practice numbers, colors, objects and animals. Shape Games and Activities for Kids 1.0 is freely available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Shape Games and Activities for Kids 1.0
  42. iOS/Social Networking – Worldwide fans of Social-Hub have some new reasons to cherish the unique social network aggregator app, now that a new update is available in the App Store. Created by developer Islom Kamalkhodjaev and offered at no cost, Social-Hub is the brilliant answer to a tedious problem that countless people of all ages and backgrounds have struggled with for years: constantly launching multiple social media accounts to keep up with their friends, colleagues, favorite people and businesses, and so on. Social-Hub 3.3.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  43. iOS/Games – Logicnap, a newly emerging mobile game development studio, is excited today to announce the launch of Tiltspace 1.0, its unique puzzle game for iOS and Android devices. Tiltspace is the company’s most innovative new gaming title that blends logical thinking and game skills. Featuring over 100 challenging levels and many more worlds to be unlocked, this maze game sharpens your reaction, increases spatial sense and strengthens brain age all while having fun. Players can connect their Facebook account to keep track of interactive leaderboards. If offers addictingly dynamic gameplay and enough hard levels to keep players entertained. Tiltspace 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  44. iOS/Games – Match-3 fans who are fed up with downloading games only to end up deleting them within minutes because they’re predictable, buggy, or just plain boring, can now head to the App Store or Google Play and check out a new release that is refreshingly original and exceptionally fun: Diamond Mash. Diamond Mash 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
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