FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2017

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.

April 2017

  1. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon today is pleased to announce the release of Slidecast for the iPad and iPhone. Slidecast allows anyone to produce high quality video presentations right on their iOS device, without the need for a Mac or PC. Presentations can be recorded off imported PDF slide decks or documents. Users can also easily create whiteboard-style videos with vector ink and photos. There are two editions of Slidecast. Slidecast (Standard Edition) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Slidecast Pro has many additional features, and is available as an in-app subscription at $4.99 USD a month (or equivalent local currency). Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Social Networking – Optimac, Inc. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of LOC 3.0, a milestone release of their popular location-based chat app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. LOC offers iOS users worldwide the ability to find interesting conversations fast and without the typical social network barriers. No friending, following, or connecting is necessary. Find chats on a map, conveniently listed by topic, or in augmented reality mode. Users can also pin emoji to the map to share their mood or mark important locations. LOC 3.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Health & Fitness – Millions of people want or need to build lean muscle, improve cardiovascular health, achieve optimal BMI, and enhance their overall fitness level. Yet they don’t move ahead and achieve these life-changing and in some cases, life-saving goals because they aren’t interested in heading to the gym several times a week, and don’t want to spend a small fortune on exercise and fitness equipment. Fortunately, they can now overcome these obstacles and get on track for better health by downloading the innovative new iOS app Home Fitness – Bodyweight Training Challenge. Home Fitness is essentially three fitness-focus apps rolled-up into one intuitive and integrated solution: a trainer, a manager, and a motivator: Home Fitness – Bodyweight Training Challenge 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  4. macOS/Photography – Today sees the launch of BlipWall for MacOS, the new app from Raaza that creates desktop wallpaper from a random selection of your Facebook photos. BlipWall provides a novel way to recall forgotten memory blips by randomly surfacing Facebook photos on your MacOS desktop wallpaper. BlipWall 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Download from Mac App Store
  5. iOS/Games – Paprika3 is proud to announce the release of Cross One 1.09, an update to their popular puzzle game for iOS and Android devices. Cross One is the ultimate collection of fun logic puzzles. This easy-to-learn game features over 540 levels that become even more challenging as the your advance further. Even the slightest mistake can make the level start all over again, unless undos and hints are used. Version 1.09 fixes minor bugs. Cross One 1.09 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  6. macOS/Video – EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today unveiled Lightworks NLE version 14.0, which sports a new look and an extensive list of new features to benefit YouTubers and social marketers as well as indie and corporate video makers. Used to create award-winning films such as Pulp Fiction and The King’s Speech, version 14.0 of Lightworks boasts a new fixed layout user interface with simple-to-use VFX capabilities, plus integrated royalty-free premium audio and video content from partners Audio Network and Pond5. Lightworks 14.0 is available in either the Free or Pro version. Download Lightworks 14.0 for free now, or purchase the Pro version as a month, year or outright license. Lightworks 14.0 will run on Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.  Download Lightworks for Free
  7. iOS/Sports – Smashtech is proud to announce the release of Smash Tennis 1.9.7, now available from the App Store on iPhone and from Google Play on Android mobile devices. Smash Tennis is a mobile tennis app that helps players find local hitting partners, track match scores, and compete for rankings. Featuring a comprehensive player-search by age, skill level, and distance, tennis players will be able to find local hitting partners with ease, challenge them to matches, and quickly get on the courts. Smash Tennis 1.9.7 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – People looking for a fun new one-touch arcade game that is refreshingly simple to understand and intensely tough to master, can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download Tap Tap in Galaxy. Developed by Hammad Naeem and available at no cost, Tap Tap in Galaxy is unique, creative and ultra-addictive. Users must tap their screen to carefully navigate a girl space traveler, as she hurtles around various interstellar objects and obstacles. One tap moves her to the left, and another moves her to the right.  Tap Tap in Galaxy 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Social Networking – To prevent data breaches and privacy leaks, large organizations invest heavily in end-to-end mobile device security. However, people using their personal device also need robust enterprise-grade protection from snoopers, hackers and cyber criminals. Now, that’s exactly what they’ll get thanks to the must-have new app PS: Post Scriptum. PS: Post Scriptum 2.1.4 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – Skapp Enterprises today is pleased to introduce AsterDroids, its new 3D Space Shooter developed for all mobile devices. For mobile gamers who want to pilot a spaceship around our Solar System and visit the planets, AsterDroids provides beautifully controlled free roaming 3D space flight allowing virtual ships to fly farther, fly smoother, fly faster with more bullets and missiles than ever before. AsterDroids 0.2.7 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Photos & Video – Holumino Limited is proud to announce the release of Swipeable Panorama for Instagram 1.4 the important update to their Instagram app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Available today, it’s a new photo editing app that lets users to easily share panoramas and 360° photos as swipeable carousel posts on Instagram.  Swipeable Panorama for Instagram 1.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Swipeable Panorama for Instagram 1.4
  12. macOS/Utilities – Independent developer Jason Zheng is proud to announce the release of Klib – Highlights & Notes Manager for Kindle 1.5.5, his Kindle highlights and notes manager for macOS. Klib changes the way to manage highlights & notes for Kindle. Klib – Highlights & Notes Manager for Kindle 1.5.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Music – Music lovers rejoice. Not only is it your dream to immerse yourself in music that you love and share it, you revel in the aura of musicians and how they create that magic. You attend concerts, you buy their music and follow them when you can; but, imagine if you could connect with them. Vampr is an app for iOS devices that brings music and the industry to you. Mimicking the look and feel of well-known social media apps, Tinder and Bumble, Vampr defines the music experience at a whole new level. Users of the Vampr can set up a profile, entering as much or as little data as they wish, which makes it a very user friendly app. The Vamps App is available for free in the Music category. Download it from the iTunes Store.
  14. iOS/Productivity – Increase Productivity with FileCalendar. If you are like me, you rely heavily on your iCalendar to get things done. Most people put a great deal of dependency on calendar apps to help them manage their time and get the most out of it, because let’s face it, we’ve all got a lot on our plates. Sometimes just having an event on your calendar is not enough. Sometimes you need extra information to help elaborate on the event and make it more meaningful. This could be an agenda for a meeting. It could be a shopping list for a vacation. It could even be fun photos that are a precursor to a party. Whatever the case, using FileCalendar helps you add that vital information, taking your calendar events to a whole new level of value. FileCalendar simply builds upon your existing iCalendar app on your iPhone or iPad. You can even sync across devices, because it will be a part of your Apple profile. In a nutshell, FileCalendar allows you to upload and attach files, a whole assortment of them, to your calendar events. FileCalendar is available fro Free from the iTunes Store. Download FileCalendar
  15. iOS/Games – Sugar Games is proud to announce the release of Bella Fashion Design 1.4.1, the important update to their fashion-based time management game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Despite being a simple country girl, Bella dreams about the world of fashion. She decides to open her first fashion boutique right on her uncle’s ranch. That’s where Bella Fashion Design, a new time-management game for mobile platforms, starts. Bella Fashion Design 1.4.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. macOS/Entertainment – Macubes today is proud to annonce the release of VDOMint 1.1 for Mac OS, an update to the company’s second application. VDOMint provides Mac users with a Menu Bar for YouTube, making searching for new and trending video content a super-fast, effortless process. It is the instant access tool to what’s hot in video format from around the globe. VDOMint 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from Mac App Store
  17. iOS/Social Networking – No Cover Nightclubs, LLC today is proud to announce the release of Slinvite 1.02 for iPhone. Slinvites are individual events with times, locations, information, and instructions. Users have full control with attendee sizes, gender & age restrictions, and the ability to make private events. Everyone stays informed with push notifications and can choose which activites they want to stay informed about. Groups allow users to organize events and are perfect for people who are doing things on the regular. Slinvite makes it seamless to be notified when a group is scheduling a new event, when something has changed with an event, or when having a conversation with people planning to attend activities together. Slinvite 1.02 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Productivity – Stop loosing Time with CALC Swift – it’s the one thing you truly own for yourself so why waste it? We offer this version of the infamous CALC app (Apple featured with over 7.5k reviews) if you don’t need the Converter and Graphing. Designed to let you zip through your daily math in your own unique style + LOVED by thousands for its smart UI with Live results & Natural feel 🙂 Now featuring user-definable advanced Functions that you can Share easily with other CALC users and iOS 10 optimizations with iPad multitasking, 3D Touch shortcuts, Expandable Widget, Spotlight searching of History + watchOS 3 native App with haptic.Free for a limited time. Download from the iTunes store.
  19. iOS/Games – Self Expression Arts is proud to announce the launch of Hungry Black Hole 1.0, their new game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. The game offers a fun control game experience to iOS users and we want to activate players brain to be more creative. Hungry Black Hole 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  20. macOS/Productivity – Qrayon today is pleased to announce the release of Resume Star 1.0, their resume app for macOS. The best-in-class resume app is available on the iPhone, iPad, the Web, and now natively on the Mac. Resume Star 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. The developers ask users pay either a standard or bonus fee after they have successfully scored their interview. Download from Mac App Store
  21. iOS/Games – Magnin & Associates is proud to announce today a multiplayer update for Jigsaw Puzzle 500+ v2.0, their classic iOS game. This version also marks the first time it’s been available on Android. The game was produced by Ed Magnin, programmed by Willie Johnson, Jr, graphics by Joe Eisma, and Rich Douglas created the music and audio effects. Jigsaw Puzzle 500+ v2.0 is free, with optional Photo Library Access ($1.99 USD or equivalent amount in other currencies) as an in-app-purchase. The game is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Jigsaw Puzzle 500+ v2.0
  22. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is proud to announce the release of Clash Of Heavens 1.0, their new Incremental Shooter game for iOS and Android devices. Getting surrounded by hordes of enemies and dodging bullet hell is not the only way to play a Shooter game. In Clash of Heavens, you summon a horde of allies to surround and destroy monsters! You will power up your hero and allies with Incremental clicker gameplay, and go forth to annihilate the Devil Army! Clash Of Heavens 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. macOS/Video – After a long time of developing and testing, TunesKit Software, the professional DRM removal solution provider, officially unveiled its first video editing software called TunesKit Free Video Cutter, which is an innovative video cutting tool that can cut any video with 100% lossless quality for both Mac and PC users. Free for the Mac. Download from the website.
  24. macOS/News – Mach Software Design today announced the availability of Alien News, the News app for Mac made in the image of the News app for iOS! Alien News is the first News application to support Unlimited Tabs, Windows, and Reddit Accounts; as well as offering a super easy to use interface chock-loaded full of advanced features. Front Page View features a Newspaper-like layout for maximum space allocation and user enjoyment, and if you have a Touch bar enabled Mac, Alien News also includes one of the most innovative uses of the Mac’s new Touch Bar yet: Top News Stories will automatically scroll across your Touch Bar mimicking scrolling news stories if you were watching an actual TV news program! Easily browse your Favorite Subreddits super easily, and discover new Subreddits and Articles under Explore View. You can also Search with a single click, leave Comments, view your Private Messages, view Saved Articles, even view your recent User Activity, and more! Alien News – Modern News Reader for Reddit 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the News category.  Download from Mac App Store
  25. iOS/Productivity – If you are looking for an app that keeps you organized without adding extra work to your already busy life, then look no further than Informant 5. There are tons of apps out there that work as great organizers and planners, but sometimes they result in more work for you, which is the exact opposite of what you are using the organizer for. Informant 5 combines the organization of a calendar with planning tools to create notes and tasks, rolling it all together with email accessibility allow you to directly get the word out from within your planning tool. The download is for free, but the app comes with several in-app purchases which gives you access to a Premium version, that is chock full of functionality. Download it from the iTunes Store
  26. iOS/Games – While simple in nature, A Balance the Ball packs incredible amounts of fun. On the surface it seems like any other balancing game, but once you start playing you will realize it’s not the case. If you are short on patience, be wary of playing, because this game moves fast, is challenging, and will test your ability to keep your cool! Free to download, A Balance the Ball comes equipped with great graphics and varying backdrops, constantly offering new challenges to keeping the ball on the balance beam. Yes, the game is setup with a ball that sits in the middle of what looks like a teeter totter. As challenges, like lightning bolts, zap the beam you are tasked with making physical adjustments to the device to move the ball left or right and avoid completely rolling off the beam. Download from the iTunes Store
  27. iOS/Games – App Happy Games LLC today is proud to announce the worldwide release and immediate availability of Galaxy Glider 1.0, a uniquely addicting one-touch space game for iOS devices. Glide, fly & dodge your way through a never-ending galaxy in outer space filled with hundreds of rockets, orbs and stars. Help Galaxy Lord collect as many points as possible and challenge yourself to see if you can become the greatest Galaxy Glider the universe has ever seen! Galaxy Glider 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Finance – Independent developer, Alexander Survillo today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Smart Finance: Personal Finance, Budget & Money 1.1.4, an update to his comprehensive personal financial planning app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Smart Finance offers users the ability to establish and manage a financial plan, compare income and expenses, and forecast cash flow. Smart Finance: Personal Finance, Budget & Money 1.1.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. An upgrade to Smart Finance Premium is available via convenient in-app purchases, and is $2.99 for a 1 month subscription with a 1 week free trial, or $19.99 for a 1 year subscription with a 1 month free trial. (Subscriptions can be cancelled during the trial period and the subscription fee will not be charged.) Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Social Networking – Mighty Software, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Mighty Networks 4.4.3, an important update to the company’s popular social networking app developed for iOS and Android devices. Mighty Networks takes direct aim at Facebook Groups with a new social networks for deep interests. This launch could be particularly relevant to you as it an entirely re-imagined native mobile app for the things that are most important to us like our dream profession, a shared medical condition, or an all-consuming hobby. It also employs proprietary algorithms and smart technology built from the ground up for interests.  Mighty Networks 4.4.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Mighty Networks is a freemium subscription model similar to SurveyMonkey(R) or Dropbox(TM)where anyone can create a Mighty Network for free. There’s no limit to the number of members on a Mighty Network. When a Creator is ready to upgrade to a Growth Plan ($79.00 per month), they’ll unlock Host Analytics and integrations with Google Analytics and Slack. With the Business Plan ($99.00 per month), Creators gain access to a member referral program with rewards as well as the option to add member subscriptions or sponsorships. There is also a Mighty Networks PRO option for the Enterprise. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Social Networking – MaximumSoft Corp. today announced the release of iSaveTweets 1.1, an important update of their popular Twitter app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app helps to make copies of favorite Twitter tweets and pictures and eliminates a need to search for tweets that users saw and liked before. iSaveTweets 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Productivity – Creaceed is pleased to announce today the release of Prizmo Go 1.0, their new app to quickly capture printed text with the camera. Prizmo Go is an innovative app that lets the user take a picture of printed text and then recognizes it using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, avoiding the frustration of retyping it on screen. Part of said text can then be selected directly from the photo by swiping through it. Users can then interact with it or just copy/paste it to other apps or to the Mac. Prizmo Go 1.0 is available starting April 27th worldwide as a free app on the App Store, and is localized in 16 languages. The application can be tried out, but access to text is limited. Text access can be unlocked by purchasing Export Pack for $4.99 (USD) as a one-time purchase. Cloud OCR requires units to be operated, units that can be purchased directly within the app: 100-pack is $0.99, 1000-pack is $4.99. Cloud OCR can also be tried out prior to purchasing. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Utilities – xNeat, a startup founded by an ex-Microsoft employee and his wife, today is proud to announce the release of Construction Calculator 2.2.8, an iPhone/iPad app that aims to replace your expensive Construction Calculator with a better and affordable alternative. Construction Calculator 2.2.8 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Construction Calculator 2.2.8
  33. iOS/Games – Love Solitaire and just can’t get enough? If you have tried all sorts of Solitaire games and just haven’t found one that is entertaining without being overwhelming, sounds like you have not downloaded Spider Solitaire. Get on your iPhone or iPad and download now. This app is a neat new way to play Solitaire. Great for beginners and experts alike, the app takes you from step 1 having you stack up your cards for just one suit, all the way to expertise level, where you have to make all four suit stacks. Available from the iTunes store for free. Download from the iTunes store
  34. iOS/Games – ZPLAY is proud to announce the release of Artbreak 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Artbreak has a unique visual effect, providing new feeling to players. Although it is a kind of tile-matching game, game designer has different ideas. The graphics are designed simple and flat in Artbreak. Thus players will focus more on ‘playing’, rather than having to pay attention to other details. Upbeat music also makes it a unique and amazing game. Artbreak 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
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