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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 06/2018

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, macOS, 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.

June 2018

  1. iOS/Games – Developer Dhanush Gowda is proud to announce the release of Black and White: Reflex game 2.0 his new game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The aim of building mobile games is to provide more and more fun to the player. The technological world is full of various kinds of games which belong’s to different categories. Some of the mobile games requires good attention and can’t be played without that. So playing the those game is all about attention. To offer this Black and White game is for you. Black and White: Reflex game 2.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  2. iOS/Games – Strategy gamers across the world had better start stretching their fingers because mobile gaming publisher Flaregames today announced that its multiplayer strategy dueler Flick Arena is now available globally on the App Store. Launched as the first title in the Flaregames Accelerator programme, Flick Arena is a real-time PvP multiplayer game of strategy and wits in which players build their unit loadout to go head-to-head with other gamers in epic quickfire duels. The aim of the game: to kill the enemy King or eliminate all his minions to win Trophies and progress up the game’s leaderboards. Flick Arena 3.8.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Play Logik today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Football Forever, their latest mobile game for Android, iOS, and Facebook Instant Games. Football Forever is a great little game focusing on just getting the ball into the back of the net. Simple controls, no instructions needed, just get the ball where it belongs, and then keep doing it! Launching worldwide in 9 languages, Football Forever is a brilliantly unique game that will help get you in the mood for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Football Forever (1.0) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that an addictive tiles slide puzzle game – Push Sushi 1.0, is now available on iOS and Android devices all over the world. Push Sushi 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  5. iOS/Productivity – ABBYY(R), a global provider of content intelligence solutions and services, today announced a major update to TextGrabber for iOS. The application now translates text in real time online and offline and is free to download with a premium subscription for a number of features. TextGrabber 6.8 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Weather – Lakehorn AG is pleased to announce the release of their new app WeatherSelfie for all iOS devices. WeatherSelfie helps you create your own weather forecast by analysing the current weather conditions and clouds at your location. WeatherSelfie 1.1.1 is a free, ad-supported download from the App Store in the weather category. The ad banner can be removed with a one time in-app purchase for $0.99 (USD). More features exclusive to the ad-free mode will be added soon! Download from iTunes
  7. macOS/Utility – Independent development team, CoreCode today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of MacUpdater 1.2.7, their new app updating utility for macOS. MacUpdater scans any Mac’s Application folder, quickly identifying installed applications that have updates available. Apps can then be updated with just a few clicks of the mouse. MacUpdater 1.2.7 is a free download and is available worldwide exclusively through the CoreCode website. Users can scan for updates for free and update up to 10 apps for free. Users can pay $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) to unlock the ability to update additional apps. Download MacUpdater
  8. iOS/Travel – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Catchit Road – Speed Control 1.0, their new travel app designed for iOS devices. Catchit Road is a perfect tool for drivers. It can make your driving far easier and safer than ever. This GPS Mapquest based road app will help you get rid of any road rage you may have while driving, as it will notify you about anything happening on the road. Catchit Road – Speed Control 1.0 is free (With In-App Purchases) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Catchit Road – Speed Control 1.0
  9. macOS/Graphics & Design – Independent development team, River SRL today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Sparkle 2.6.1, an important update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful, GDPR-complaint websites with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, and no need to be restrained by canned templates or pre-built layouts. Sparkle 2.6.1 is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. The app is also available from the Sparkle website. Expanded capabilities are available as one-time purchases. Download on the Mac App Store
  10. iOS/Business – The world is going electronic; some places faster than others. If you want to keep up with today’s rapid paced negotiations and deal sealers, you have to play the electronic documents way. No more printing hard copies, signing, scanning and then sending. Who has time for that? What you need is a solid electronic signature app that lets you complete documents, sign them quickly and send them on their way – so you get the deal first. The app that lets you do this best is KeepSolid Sign. Download for free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Games – Civilizations across time have differed in what they created, how they evolved and what they accomplished. But they all have one thing in common, man’s desire to rule. It’s been there from the very beginning, and in Rise of Civilization, you can put yourself in the shoes of someone who hails from a time lost to us, to build up and rise in power and conquer enemies who stand in your way. Download for free from the App Store
  12. iOS/Business – WhenWorks LLC is pleased to announce its new iOS app and web service designed to simplify the process of scheduling a meetings with others. WhenWorks eliminates back-and-forth emails by allowing others to book time with you online, only when you’re free and only during time slots you’ve defined.  WhenWorks is available free on the App Store. All of its features can be used for free but heavy-users (based on the number of meetings booked each month) must pay a subscription fee for the Pro version. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Business – Independent development team i2e Consulting today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Project Planning Pro 3.4.3, an important update to their project and task management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app allows anyone to quickly create a new project plan by entering tasks, their durations, and their start dates. Users can use simple touch-based gestures to edit and update tasks via the app’s interactive Gantt chart. Project Planning Pro 3.4.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. The free version allows users to create one project. A convenient $24.99 in-app purchase offers the ability to create unlimited projects and removes all ads. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – StarSprite Studios is proud to announce the release of Super Candy Ball, the company’s unique fingertip match game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Super Candy Ball is a new and different match game you won’t find anywhere else. In this fun, animated game, players must move candy balls so that they group freely to create explosive matches. Super Candy Ball is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Productivity – SolarUp, the intuitive solar app designed to make project development easy for both consumer and solar professionals has just been released to the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Its user friendly interface allows easy access to a precision design, layout, and sizing tool with no to little training. SolarUp is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from App Store
  16. iOS/Games – Star Sprite is proud to announce the release of Happy Zoo Island -Match 3 Game 1.1, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Happy Zoo Island -Match 3 Game 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  17. iOS/Games – Independent developer duo, Dan Fordham and Ziv Lazarovitch are proud to announce the release of Uppy Cup 2018, the ultimate keepy uppy game for iPhone, available now on the App Store! We’re proud to announce the launch of Uppy Cup 2018, a simple but very addictive keepy uppy football game, exclusively on iOS. Uppy Cup 2018 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Direct Download Link
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FOSS Under OS X – MacDown

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FOSS – I am a proponent of FOSS (Free Open Source Software). For one thing, FOSS has a great price – FREE. For another, it is software that is, for the most part, developed by the users. I had come across MacDown a few weeks ago and have been trying it out.

So what is MacDown? MacDown is a simple-to-use editor that allows the user to create documents using Markdown. And what is Markdown? As stated in the MacDown Help file:

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax created by John Gruber, aiming to provide an easy-to-read and feasible markup. The original Markdown syntax specification can be found here.

MacDown is created as a simple-to-use editor for Markdown documents. It renders your Markdown contents in real-time into HTML, and displays them in a preview panel.

As you can see from the image above captured from the MacDown Help file, MacDown presents the user with two panes in the document window. The left pane is where the user enters text while the right pane displays the formatted document.

Most, but not all, features of HTML are supported. The features that MacDown claims are:

  • Highly customizable Markdown rendering.
  • Syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks.
  • Sophisticated auto-completion.
  • Visit the MacDown Features page for more details.

So why would you want to use MacDown? That is a good question. Most of the time I make notes in Apple Notes. Most of what you can do in MacDown can be done in Notes too, though once you learn Markdown, creating a formatted document is more efficient in MacDown (you can do everything from the keyboard without using your mouse and the application Menu bar).

Once you have created your document, you can export it as either an HTML file or as a PDF. Since you are seeing the formatted document as it is being rendered, any errors can be immediately corrected.

This is not an App I expect to use every day, but it is one I am adding to my ‘macOS Toolbox’ list. I think that I will discover more uses of MacDown the longer that I use it. I certainly recommend that you give it a try.

Pros

  • Software is Free
  • The application is Open Source and under current development
  • Markdown syntax is easier to learn than HTML
  • Efficient creation of formatted documents
  • Documents can be exported as either an HTML or PDF
  • Formatted document created in real-time
  • Included Help file with Markdown syntax examples

 

Cons

  • No commercial support available
  • Not every feature of HTML is supported
  • You do have to learn Markdown syntax
  • An Internet connection is required while using MacDown

 


See my other Mac and OS X articles


 

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 05/2018

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, macOS, 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.

May 2018

  1. macOS/Utilities – Sandkorn from Peter Borg Apps is a new and easy to use utility that shows you which of your macOS apps that are sandboxed. It also shows you what entitlements those apps have. Sandkorn is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Download from Mac App Store
  2. iOS/Health and Fitness – My Sports Dietitian has launched “Eat 2 Win” the unique time saving mobile app designed to empower athletes and their support team of professionals with the ability to quickly improve eating habits to deliver improved body weight, athletic performance and overall good health. This powerful tool enables a user at all levels of sports participation to build community, motivation and accountability while providing a variety of customized meal plans inclusive of vegan/vegetarian options along with 12,000 healthy restaurant choices. Eat 2 Win – Sports Nutrition 0.9.49 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from App Store
  3. macOS/Utilities – Miln is proud to announce the release and availability of Beyond, their new app that makes it easy to run a web server on macOS. Every Beyond document is a web server. Opening and closing a document starts and stops a web server. As a true Mac app, Beyond is built around a modern document based architecture. Beyond supports AppleScript, Automator, drag and drop, undo and redo, and everything users expect from a macOS application. Beyond is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. A Beyond Membership is required to access advanced options, use the reachability service, and be automatically assigned a domain name. 1 year : 16.99 EUR / USD, 3 months : 6.99 EUR / USD Beyond Membership does not auto-renew. Access to the options and services ends when the membership period ends. Download from Mac App Store
  4. macOS/Utility – Johansson Design today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their collection of Screen Savers for macOS. The collection offers a wide variety of animated modern, pop-culture inspired screen savers that are both practical and a fun form of self-expression. All of the Screen Savers by Johansson Design are free and are available worldwide exclusively through the Johansson Design website. While all of the screen savers are free to download, users can pay any amount they like if they’re feeling generous. Screen Savers by Johansson Design
  5. iOS/Games – Durdanto Studio is proud to announce the release of minimalist one finger hardcore platformer game “Almost There” created by Bony Yousuf. The game is now available worldwide on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.  Almost There 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Almost There: The Platformer 1.2
  6. iOS/Games – San Francisco Appcreate, LLC today announced the worldwide release and availability of Tic Tac Toe’, a mobile tic tac toe game played with bamboo. Players can now download the game globally for free on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Tic Tac Toe’ is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Tic Tac Toe’
  7. iOS/Games – Play Logik has just announced Strike: Free Kick Football, their latest mobile game for Android, iOS, and Facebook Instant Games. Strike: Free Kick Football is an elegant football game where the players aim is to score as many free kicks as they can, while avoiding a bunch of crazy defenders. With intuitive gameplay and an increasing level of difficulty, Strike: Free Kick Football is simple to play and frustrating to master. Launching worldwide in 9 languages, it’s the perfect game to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Strike: Free Kick Football is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – Internet Reshenia LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Jumpy Kitten 1.1, a brand new kitten game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. In Jumpy Kitten, players must find all the cuties. They live in a beautiful house and have a lovely colours, happy, funny and interesting characters. There are several different levels to challenge the player including Garden, Living Room and Drawing Room. Players take the challenge to cut variety of balls to find every kitten. Jumpy Kitten 1.1 is completely free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Jumpy Kitten 1.1
  9. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce that Aero Smash, an addictive flight shooting game with simple yet effective control scheme, is now making his debut on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices all over the world on 16th May. Aero Smash – open fire 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  10. iOS/Social Networking – The instant messaging app Telegram, featuring fast, private, easy and secure, is loved by many. It owes its popularity to end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messaging. However, the app sometimes is banned in some countries like Russia and Iran. Moreover, it was said that Telegram logs every pasted message to syslog in macOS, even when you are using secret chats. Fortunately, there are alternatives to Telegram. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.9.0 is free. Download from App Store
  11. macOS/Productivity – Nektony is proud to announce the release of Startup Disk Full Fixer – a freeware app addressed to those Mac users who suffer from low disk space and regularly get annoying popups that “Startup Disk is almost full.” Generally, the first thing most Mac users do is to find and delete the biggest files. In fact, there are dozens of junk files on Mac that you can remove without regret. Startup Disk Full Fixer is Free to download and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in theProductivity category. Download from the Mac App Store
  12. macOS/Utilities – Nektony is proud to announce that, from today, Funter 4.0 is available for download from the Mac App Store. For users who prefer the convenience of getting apps through the App Store, this is the perfect time to download Funter – a freeware app addressed at those who are looking for the simplest way to show and find hidden files on Mac. Apps and web browsers on Mac create lots of unneeded files, which are hidden and might utilize significant disk space. Spotlight does not find such invisible and system files. But Funter allows you to find those hidden files, make them visible and easily operate them. Funter 4.0 is Free to download and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Download from the Mac App Store (macOS 10.13)
  13. macOS/Utilities – Nektony today is proud to announce the release of Duplicate File Finder version 5.3. The application is addressed to those who are looking for the simplest way to remove duplicate content on macOS. Apart from the main option, the app allows users to compare similar folders and merge them, to view duplicates’ removal history and even to select duplicates in bulk. Duplicate File Finder 5.3 is Free to download from the Mac App Store and allows the users to remove duplicates files. The Pro version is available with in-App purchase for $4.99 (USD) and allows the users to remove duplicate folders and merge folders. Download from the Mac App Store
  14. iOS/Education – Mezmedia is proud to launch their latest app – Bamba Birthday Cake. Kids can make the wackiest, messiest birthday cake and top it off with an awesome flaming candle! Then they can choose their party location, friends to join in and finally sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in a massive fireworks and confetti finale. And what birthday party is without presents? At the end of every party, a special gift is given with a surprise inside. There’s a lot of replay value in Bamba Birthday Cake. Bamba Birthday Cake (v1.0.1) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Entertainment – Independent development team, Black Ridge Technologies Ltd. is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Gild – Colouring For Geeks 1.0.1, their premium adult coloring app for iPhone and iPad devices. The app is aimed at fans of manga, fantasy, and science fiction, and features curated artwork from some of the most talented artists on Deviant Art and Art Station. Gild – Colouring For Geeks 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Convenient in-app purchases starting from $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) are available to unlock complete art collections. Customers must be at least 17 years old to download this app. Download from App Store
  16. iOS/Entertainment – Vidicons LLC, the US-based video equipment company, has recently launched Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing, an app that allows users to send short video bytes, just like GIFs, but even better. With the Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing app, users can now do much more than sharing an obscure emoji to share their reaction on a text message or video/picture post and would be able to express their feelings better with short videos, like GIFs, with sound clips. Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing 1.0 is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Social Networking – Technology startup Solo Tekk LLC has recently launched Batelz, a social video hosting app designed to foster social connections through safe and fun video challenges. Designed especially for the younger generation, the minimum age requirement for registering with Batelz is thirteen years. The app is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Finance – While the concept has spread like wildfire, the notion of cryptocurrency can be daunting at best for many. However, if you are well versed in this variation of monetary manipulations, then you should seriously consider downloading Cryptosaur. While the app has nothing to do with dinosaurs, it packs a huge punch in terms of functionality and visibility into the crypto world, which is vital for those who trade this type of currency and are looking to make a few bucks. Download from the App Store
  19. iOS/Games – Kuyi Mobile today introduces Merch Tycoon, their new game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. How fast can you rack up $1 million? It all depends on your business decisions and finance management. Should you hire more manpower or invest on a new equipment? Should you spend on a new warehouse or use that budget for marketing? Merch Tycoon 1.0.7 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Merch Tycoon 1.0.7
  20. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce that 2048 Beat 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, a cool music puzzle game with lovely animals and exciting music sounds, is now available all over the world. 2048 Beat 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download on App Store
  21. iOS/Social Networking – As a phone number stands for identity, there are times when is it necessary to call private without exposing your phone number sometimes, whether you’re getting quotes from car dealers, setting up an online dating account or returning a work call from your personal phone. How to call someone private, or hide your phone number when making a phone call? The best way would be getting a private calling app. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.9.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from App Store
  22. iOS/Productivity – Architects and designers rejoice! What used to be Archipad has now evolved into Archisketch and presents a whole new world of designing features on your easy-to-take-with-you iPad. If you are as old as I am, you still remember seeing architects sitting at these large tilted desks, making their sketches and architectural layouts on large sheets of paper neatly arranged on the desk. People still use these desks, but imagine if you could sketch something quick, on the spot, because you were suddenly inspired by something you just saw.
    Free from the App Store. 
  23. iOS/Games – There’s no doubt that a strong command of any language you communicate in is a strength that cannot be measured. If you know the right words to use for any purpose, your purpose is well understood and you get results. You also get your point across better. You connect better. For those of us who use the English language extensively, we know all too well how social media is slowly destroying it, with users typing in words using spelling that does not even exist, just to type faster and use less characters. It’s no wonder that we’ve lost the ability to communicate clearly. Free from the App Store. 
  24. iOS/Health & Fitness – GreenTomatoMedia is proud to announce the new update 1.6 of Pause – Guided meditation and sleep story for iOS and Android devices. Pause is a meditation app in French and English with more than 20 hours of meditations sessions. In the last update, we added 10 sleep stories (both in French and English), and 30 relaxation sounds you can mix to help you fall asleep sooner. Pause, the 1st mobile app to help you stay zen throughout the day and sleep deeply at night. Pause – Guided Meditation (v1.6) is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games ; Launching today on iOS, Space Pioneer has been developed by the award-winning game publisher and developer Vivid Games, creator of the Real Boxing series. The game prides itself on its infinite galaxies of gorgeous yet hostile worlds to explore, populated by swarms of ferocious aliens and complimented by a pulsating sci-fi electro-pop soundtrack. Space Pioneer 1.0.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Utilities – Internet connectivity is required for so much of what we do, whether it be for work or play. If you are accessing via a secure network, such as from home or the office, you know that you’re fairly protected from unwanted eyes. However, if you are using public Wifi to connect into the internet, there’s no telling whose prying eyes will be on your data. It’s so important to use VPN when you use public connections. ibVPN (Invisible Browsing VPN) provides that protection, plus a service that’s competitive and reliable. While the interface is simple, it packs a huge punch in functionality and service. Users will know they are surfing the web with their data in safe hands. Free on the App Store

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2018

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, macOS, 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 2018

  1. iOS/Utilities/Applications – From the same app creators of myTuner Radio, a radio streaming platform with 50 million downloads, Appgeneration now brings you a customizable alarm clock, myAlarm Clock. This app is more than just an alarm clock, since its many features allow you to customize your wake up experience. You can have the pleasure of waking up to your favorite radio stations, podcasts, music, recorded sounds, ringtones, relaxing sounds, or to the talking clock that informs you about the time, weather and the news. myAlarm Clock version 1.0 is currently available for Free for iOS in the App Store and in the Google Play Store in the Utilities/Applications category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Lifestyle – Ustunner, the innovative mobile beauty and wellness services app, is changing the way people practise self-care. Ustunner service professionals have begun beautifying the population of London, and making it a healthier and happier city. Plans are underway to expand into new territories in the coming months. Ustunner 1.1.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  3. macOS/Utilities – DEVONtechnologies updates a number of freeware utilities with enhancements and compatibility fixes. The menubar shortcut app XMenu receives Retina icons, the Services menu extension CalcService accepts numbers with separators, and WordService sorts rich text and correctly sorts numbers. All updates free and recommended to all users. CalcService, WordService, and XMenu are available for free from DEVONtechnologies’ website. Downloads
  4. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.9, an update to their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.9
  5. iOS/Education – Life Learning Apps today introduces Mood Toolbox, their new Education app for iOS and Android devices. Do you know a child that is moody and needs help with regulating their emotions? Mood Toolbox provides games and tips for emotional intelligence. Created by a mom of son with ASD and Special Education teacher with over 30 years experience, this app particularly helps parents, teachers and practitioners to manage moods in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Aspergers and Special Needs. Pet Tricks 1.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Education – School ID Cards and Photos Version 3.1.0 revolutionizes the way student IDs are made and distributed. School ID Cards and Photos 3.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Independent development team, Eurostar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Dragon Dreams 1.33, the important update to their entertaining and free-to-play game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Dragon Dreams combines the best elements of quest, role-playing, and arcade games into one easy-to-learn yet challenging game. Dragon Dreams 1.33 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to disable in-game ads and to purchase coins to be used in the game. Dragon Dreams 1.33
  8. iOS/Games – Builders and zombie warriors unite! There is a game in which you can click away to build a fortress and then blast away at zombies, all in one. It’s called Final Fortress – Idle Survivor. In this game, you are a part of a surviving group of humans. The world has been taken over by Mutant Bosses and Zombies. Your job is to construct a dwelling that’s strong enough to defend against these wandering marauders looking to feed on innocent humans. Download for free from the App Store
  9. iOS/Games – Independent development team, Big Root Games is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Furious Heroes 1.3.5 an important update to their popular arcade game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Heavily armed boars are ready for battle, but nothing can stop a brave Viking named TurboAxe, who is primed for victory. It’s time to saddle-up a dragon and ride into battle. Furious Heroes 1.3.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads and purchase additional game coins. Download from App Store
  10. iOS/Productivity – dBelement, LLC is pleased to announce HiFutureSelf 1.8.9, a major upgrade to their popular productivity app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. You can now send messages and reminders based on your location. Send motivating messages when you get to work, send a shopping list for the next time you’re in a store, or a reminder when you leave a class. HiFutureSelf 1.8.9 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Do you have young kids (6-12) who drag their feet when it comes to learning, but jump at the chance to get on a device and play games? Whose kids don’t? Enticing children to learn has always been a challenge, but in today’s world, it has become increasingly creative and effective given the overabundance of learning apps available in the device marketplace to supplement a traditional school education. Available for free from the App Store.
  12. iOS/Weather – I stake no claim to being an expert on anything surf related, but I do know that the right conditions make for a great experience. Knowing where and when to surf can mean the difference between a great time or a day gone wrong. That’s where Epic – Surf Forecast comes to the rescue. Epic, as I will call it, is an app that provides details that surfers need to know before they suit up and set out on the waves. Information provided by Epic comes from knowledgeable sources that rely on precise scientific gear to measure and report on a variety of conditions. Download for free from the App Store.
  13. iOS/Health and Fitness – Fertility Tracker 2.61 is a free app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which is designed for women to help keep track of their periods. This smart and simple app acts as a tracker and calendar to help women with their menstrual cycle. It also works as a helpful fertility calendar, pregnancy monitor and provides accurate ovulation details. This app helps in tracking the PMS symptoms for women. Fertility Tracker 2.61 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from App Store
  14. iOS/Social Networking – CoverMe, Inc. announces CoverMe Private Text & Call 2.8.9, an important update to their iPhone privacy protecting app for iOS devices. For this new version, they added more burner phone numbers, making it better for personal or business; users are now able to transfer documents from Vault to PC and download files from Dropbox to Vault. CoverMe Private Text & Call 2.8.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from App Store

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macOS New App Release – DEVON Freeware Utilities

Product AnnouncementsDEVONtechnologies of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho  has updated a number of freeware utilities with enhancements and compatibility fixes. The menubar shortcut app XMenu receives Retina icons, the Services menu extension CalcService accepts numbers with separators, and WordService sorts rich text and correctly sorts numbers. All updates free and recommended to all users.

Besides its commercial applications DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONsphere, DEVONtechnologies publishes a range of freeware utilities. They extend the Services menu, make apps and documents accessible from the menu bar, find files, generate thumbnails from images, or place pictures or web cams on the user’s desktop.

  • CalcService: Calculates mathematical terms from selected text
  • WordService: Manipulates selected text
  • EasyFind: Finds files with precision and without relying on Spotlight
  • PhotoStickies: Puts photos or web cams on the desktop like sticky notes
  • ThumbsUp: Creates thumbnails from images, PDFs, and videos
  • XMenu: Adds menus to the menu bar for accessing apps, documents, and more

All DEVONtechnologies freeware utilities are free also for commercial use.

What’s new in CalcService, WordService, and XMenu: CalcService 3.5 supports also numbers with separators, e.g., copied from an invoice or account statement. WordService 2.8.2 sorts rich text and correctly sorts numbers. The “Initial caps of sentences” command now capitalizes the first word after paragraph separators or multiple line feeds too. Both Services menu extensions are optimized for and require macOS Yosemite and later.

“Services are still one of the most underrated features of the Mac. They can offer convenient functionality anywhere for selected text or files without keeping a menubar applet running at all times. Our CalcService and WordService safely enhance all applications that work with text, from simple TextEdit to word processors or our own DEVONthink, with powerful commands for everyday use” comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

XMenu 1.9.9 brings Retina-optimized icons for its menus and uses custom icons of volume aliases. In addition it resolves aliases faster and supports App Transport Security on OS X El Capitan and later. If required, it moves itself into the Applications folder.

Device requirements: macOS Yosemite or later.

CalcService, WordService, and XMenu are available for free from DEVONtechnologies’ website.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 03/2018

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.

March 2018

  1. iOS/Finance – Investtech AS today is proud to announce the release of Technical Analysis of Stocks v3.0.0, an important update to their popular finance app for iOS and Android devices. Technical Analysis of Stocks is a mobile app that gives concrete recommendations of stocks updated daily. The analysis is based on research, advanced mathematics, user friendliness and consistent results. Technical Analysis of Stocks 3.0.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Games – 8Ball Games today is proud to announce the release of Black Holes 2.0, an important feature update to their popular game title for iOS and Android devices. Black Holes is an awesome game in which you will have to avoid dropping your ball into the holes that are moving all over the field. Black Holes 2.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Lifestyle – Independent developer, Aleksey Larichev today is proud the announce the release of iDecisionMaker 1.0, his new decision making utility developed exclusively for iPhone. iDecisionMaker is a service where you can get an answer to any question. Many of your questions will be solved in the first minutes, therefore saving you from much reflection. Make decisions quickly and easily, saving you time, money and stress. Trust people and help yourself. iDecisionMaker 1.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Shopping – Knag Enterprises today is proud to announce the release of Fashion Invite – Wardrobe List 1.0, the company’s new women’s fashion swipe-driven shopping app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Featuring thousands of women’s fashion items and displaying fashion in conjunction with Fashion And Invites, the free Fashion Invite – Wardrobe List App invites you to swipe right for an item you like (ACCEPT) or swipe left for an item that you don’t want (DECLINE). Fashion Invite – Wardrobe List 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – Angry Birds watch out! There’s a new game in town that’s packed with colorful excitement and challenge to your gaming reflexes. It’s called CheepCheepChivalry (CCC). While it’s a mouthful to say, it provides more than a handful of fun entertainment for players of all ages, making this gaming app a download you simply cannot pass up. Set in medieval times, the birds are cute colorful creatures who desperately want to fly from one place to another, whether it be from a cliff to a nearby castle or between two castles. The issue is that they are just to cuddly cute and chubby to keep themselves up in flight. So, where do you come in? Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – 5th March 2018 – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announces that Will Hero, an exciting adventure game in which you can dive in any place and at any time, is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices all over the world.  Will Hero is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Not everyone is a fan of Bingo, but if you are, then you need to download Bingo Tale – Play Live Games now! It’s not like other bingo gaming apps. It casts the game of bingo in a whole new light by placing it in a variety of venues based on a movie picture set and loaded with all sorts of playing options. What’s neat is that it’s also geared for players of all ages, which means kids and well as adults can play and enjoy. Free to download, the app is an easy install and use. The minute you open it up, you will know exactly where to go and what to do. The app provides a very easy to follow tutorial of how to play and how to mark your cards. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Education – Good School Tools announced today that Seeker for School Emergencies v1.4.0 is now available in the App Store for free. Seeker for School Emergencies is designed to help in emergency/lockdown situations (just like those that occurred recently in California, Florida, Texas & Kentucky) and which continue to occur around the country.  Seeker for School Emergencies 1.4.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Music – AppGeneration Software is proud to announce myTuner Radio, an important Apple TV update to their popular live radio app for iOS and Android platforms. We took in consideration the suggestions from our users and updated the Apple TV app. Now you can find your recent stations or podcasts without searching them all over again when you reopen the app! Additionally, we fixed a few bugs regarding the audio in background mode. To install the app just search “myTuner Radio” on the Apple TV Store. If you have enabled automatic downloads on the Apple TV, you can simply install myTuner Radio app for iOS for free and it will automatically appear on your Apple TV. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Health and Fitness – Goltappzz is proud to announce the release of Foodies: Diet & Calorie Tracker 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which works both as a scheduling and monitoring app for a purpose-oriented and no-nonsense approach to dieting and leading a more active lifestyle. Everything to get and keep in shape, from food database to body tracker tool, can be found within the app. The app provides the large mobile collection of foods by offering more than million items in different categories. It’s a tool that guides an individual through weight loss literally meal by meal. Foodies: Diet & Calorie Tracker 1.0.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Foodies:Diet & Calorie Tracker 1.0.1
  11. iOS/Games – Skyway Lab is proud to announce the release of Bloomberry 0.30.113, an important feature update to their popular match 3 game for iOS and Android devices. In the best traditions of Candy Crush and Fishdom, Bloomberry is a fun-to-play simulator with a cumulative effect. In this mercenary-humanistic quest, players decorate a glade and house, grow plants, solve puzzles, make friends with funny characters and unlock new clearings. Create coziness in Bloom’s houses and he’ll give you his warmth! Bloomberry 0.30.113 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Product URL (IOS)
  12. iOS/Health & Fitness – Prajnu, Inc. is pleased to announce FlexTimer+, a free workout timer app now available on the Apple App Store. FlexTimer+ is a fully customizable workout timer for any type of workout or activity (HIIT, Interval, Tabata, Cross-fit, Yoga, Meditation) the user would like to create. It also comes preloaded with a 7 minute workout template that can be easily modified to the user’s preferences. FlexTimer+ 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Games – Notus Games Ltd is proud to announce the release of Blox Shock 1.0.6, an important update to their fun-to-play block elimination game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Blox Shock is a simple and addicting puzzle game for everyone. It is easy and relaxing to play, but try to use the full power of your strategic thinking and logic to get the best results. Blox Shock 1.0.6 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Currently available in English, but Spanish, French, Italian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Russian and other localizations are already being developed.  Blox Shock 1.0.6
  14. macOS/Health & Fitness – Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.4, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user’s own personal preferences. Time Out 2.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Download from the Mac App Store
  15. iOS/Utilities – Faber Acoustical today is pleased to announce the release of SoundMeter X as the successor to SoundMeter, the first-ever sound level meter app for iPhone. In 2008, SoundMeter became the first sound level meter app in the iPhone App Store. Since then, SoundMeter has been validated by professional researchers as “the app best suited for occupational and general purpose noise measurements.” With a continued pursuit of accuracy, precision, and reliability, Faber Acoustical announces SoundMeter X as the newest version of SoundMeter for iOS. SoundMeter X is Free (With App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. The existing SoundMeter and SoundMeter Pro apps will remain available for sale on the App Store for a limited time for the benefit of those who need access to them on iOS 8 and 9. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – Triviologic is proud to announce the release and availability of Bingo Tale 1.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Entertainment is like a daily food in the day to day activity. They are actually a source of refreshing mind. There are lots of games available for offering lots of entertainment with different categories. As per your choice, you can pick any of them and play it. Lots of game apps are available for the mobiles. Daily, new games are developing to offer more and more fun to the user. One such is Bingo Tale. Bingo Tale 1.0.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Direct Download Link
  17. iOS/Education – Life Learning Apps today introduces Where’s the Bunny? 6, their new Education app for iOS and Android devices. Easter will be here soon and there is just one challenge. The bunny has simply vanished! How will the bunny be able to deliver goodies to children all over the world? Where’s the Bunny? 6 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Travel – Carol Drives is the brainchild of Rafael Vecino and Daniel Jimenez, mobile development and internet marketing services professionals. This new company connects women drivers with women riders via a ridesharing app. The goal is to combat male assaults on women in the ride-hailing industry. Carol Drives is now operating in Miami, Florida. Mr. Vecino and Jimenez plans to expand this essential service to new U.S. cities as the company grows, before ultimately going global. Right now, Miami women can turn to the Carol Drives app for a female driver nearby to take her where she needs to go without fear of unwelcome advances or assault. Carol Drives 1.8 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Business – Cynapse is updating Numerics: the KPI dashboard app exclusively designed for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch – with 2 new cloud service integrations, ChartMogul & Delighted and the most asked for custom data source – CSV files. Numerics 5.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. The new version includes many performance improvements and fixes some bugs. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Shopping – ShopSnapIt, a social networking shopping app released in December 2017 by The Maximillion Group LLC, has taken the world by storm. The revolutionary app has grown its user base to 10k within 3 months of its launch, growing from 7k to 10k in just one month. People across the world are selling their personal items on ShopSnapIt to support their favourite charities as well as make some money for themselves without any risk or investment. ShopSnapIt – Online Shopping 1.7 is currently available for Free with in-app purchases on the App Store in the Shopping category and also available for Free with in-app purchases in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  21. macOS, iOS/Music – The myTuner radio team is very excited about the latest version for iOS and Android, because it brings big news! Now you can enjoy myTuner Radio, not only on your mobile devices (iOS, Android and Windows Phone), desktop devices (Web, Windows and Mac), wearables (Apple Watch and Google Wearables), TV sets, set-top boxes and connected cars, but now also on Alexa and Sonos (beta version). myTuner Radio team is always making an effort to be available on more and more platforms. That being said, we couldn’t ignore the fact that Alexa and Sonos were the next big step we had to take to be available to even more people. So, myTuner Radio team made this possible! The latest version of myTuner Radio supports Alexa and Sonos and it is uber-simple to use. myTuner Radio 6.0.2 is currently available for Free for iOS in the App Store and in the Google Play Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS, tvOS/Business – Creaceed today unveils Inko, their new peer-to-peer collaborative whiteboard app for iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV. Inko lets users draw collaboratively in real time on the same canvas from multiple devices, offering network-less connectivity, a remarkable drawing experience, as well as live TV mirroring and interaction. Following Apple’s Tuesday announcements at their education event in Chicago, Inko offers full compatibility with the new 6th-gen iPad & pencils geared to classrooms. The Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 02/2018

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.

February 2018

  1. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Skyriser Media is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Coiny Block 1.0.2, their action-packed game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Coiny Block is a fun free-to-play action clicker game, with a twist! Players tap the block to collect more coins, unlock more blocks, and at the same time avoiding enemies and a collecting power ups. Coiny Block 1.0.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A convenient in-app purchase unlocks VIP mode. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.1.1 is now available free of cost (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – BBC Worldwide and games publisher and developer Kalypso Media, have collaborated to produce a brand new natural history-themed mobile quiz game, The BBC Earth Quiz, featuring content from the hit series Blue Planet II, as well as other award-winning BBC natural history documentaries. The Official BBC Earth Quiz 1.11 is Free to download (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The app will be continually updated with additional content including in-game events, competitions, worlds and questions. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Productivity – Open Screen Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the latest version of Archisketch, the scale-aware sketching app for iPad. With its freehand sketching features and solid line drawing tools, Archisketch provides a simple, effective early-stage design and development solution with none of the complications of the CAD and BIM software traditionally used in the design industry. Archisketch 2.9 is available immediately from the App Store as a free download for use with up to 50 shapes in two projects, with an in-app purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for US$9.99 (USD). Version 2.9 requires iOS 11 or later on an iPad, iPad Air or iPad Pro. Support for Apple Pencil requires an iPad Pro. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – If you have ever played Road Draw, the desktop version, then you have to download its mobile version now. Taking the motor racing game mobile couldn’t get better than this. The creators have recreated the game to the tee and placed it in the palm of your hand. Now, you don’t have to wait until you are in front of your computer, you can play whenever you want. Sporting a racing theme, the app offers up a multitude of motorcycles from which to choose. Your job is to climb the hill and draw roads while keeping safe on your motorcycle as your maneuver amongst obstacles. You can open up more possibilities as you progress through the increasingly challenging levels. What’s more fun is that the app is extremely entertaining to the point where you never want to put it down. Free through the App store
  6. iOS/Education – Learning does not happen like it used to. Nowadays, much of what we learn, either adults or children, is online or in a computer learning app. Learnia is one such creator of entertaining and effective apps that bring basic concepts that kids from grade 1 through 3 need to learn – all in their control and from their iPad. Learnia is an app that teaches kids math and spelling for these three grade levels. Users can purchase what they want, based on the grade level work they want for their kids. Designed for the iPad, it supports a well laid out learning surface, supported by all of the graphic features iPad supports, such as the ability to draw out letter and numbers, and more. Free from the App Store.
  7. iOS/Social Networking – A newly biometric technologycalled Face ID is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the Steve Jobs Theater on Sep. 12, 2017 in California. It uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for authenticating and unlocking their device. It also replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay too. But, this high-tech did raise security and privacy concerns of the massive. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.6 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes Store
  8. iOS/Health & fitness – Two companies from Yorkshire were recently invited to the House of Commons to launch an app which aims to raise awareness of encephalitis, a virus which causes inflammation of the brain. Brainwalk 1.0.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – PiPo Studio is proud to announce the release of Chaos Knight – Ninja Warrior 1.0.3, their exciting game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Playing action games is really interesting and the first choice for children, boys and girls. There are different categories and taste also get vary from the person to person. These games are the best source for passing the time enjoys while you are all alone and nobody to talk. Earlier people use to depend on some specified device or TV to play a video game but now no matter you can play anytime anywhere, thanks to smartphones, which provide this facility.  Chaos Knight – Ninja Warrior 1.0.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – V2R is proud to announce the release of Business War 1.0.1, their network-based management fostering simulation game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. It is a mobile game that sets a small start-up through various quests and upbringing strategies. The ultimate goal is for users to start with startup and grow into a global company. Business War 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Mobile app developer, Peak Reality, LLC is pleased to announce that they have released AR Flashcards Abraham Lincoln to the Apple App Store. This is an augmented reality app using Apple’s ARkit to learn about Lincoln’s life. AR Flashcards Abraham Lincoln makes learning about America’s 16th President more immersive and fun than ever before. R Flashcards Abraham Lincoln is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. AR Flashcards Abraham Lincoln
  12. iOS/Utilities – Infinity Softworks celebrates 21 years in business by re-launching its flagship software calculator, PowerOne(R). PowerOne is a different kind of calculator that focuses on quickly and accurately performing repetitive calculations, a critical function for businesses ranging from finance, banking and investing to sales, construction and engineering. PowerOne 5.0.1 is free to use on the web and iOS devices, including access to over one hundred pre-created templates, the ability to create your own templates, synchronize across your devices, and utilize a full-featured standard and RPN calculator on iOS devices. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Productivity – Intro Limited today is proud to announce the worldwide release of their new contacts and personal network management tool, Intro 1.0 for iPhone. Intro focuses on learning names, recognizing faces, and retrieving information about people you’ve met. It’s like Contacts, on steroids.  The Intro app is free to download, with the free version providing contacts management. A one-month free trial is available to unlock the full features of the app, such as the errorless learning tool, avatar creation and physical features search. Ongoing use of these app features requires a monthly subscription (US $2.49, Euro 2.49, GBP 2.29, Yuan 16.00, Rs 189, A $3.49, NZ $3.99/month, similar prices in other local currencies). If a user ends their subscription, they can continue to access all data they’ve created in the app during any previous subscription period, and can continue to do contact management. Customers who begin a free trial and continue their subscription during the initial launch period will be identified as Intro Foundation Customers.  Download for free through the iTunes App Store
  14. iOS/Entertainment – Messaging is fun. We all know it. We spend hours every day posting things, back and forth. It’s the way to stay connected in our world of remote engagements. What if you could have more fun doing it? How much more fun can it get, you ask? Well, download MAYU Animate and find out. MAYU Animate is an app that’s an easy download, makes messaging come alive and creates a whole lot of fun to anyone who receives a message crafted by its entertaining enhancements. It costs just $1.99, but comes with an immense variety of clips and videos that take your text message to new heights. Grab your friends’ attentions or send impactive information for marketing leads. It’s all up to you what you can get out of MAYU – you get to decide. Download for free from the iTunes App Store
  15. iOS/Games – Game publisher and developer, Kalypso Media today launched a hugely updated version of its hit winter sports title Ski Jumping Pro on iOS devices. Ski Jumping Pro has been designed to accurately recreate the favourite winter sport through an immersive first-person perspective, with individual courses that have been painstakingly modelled on their real-life counterparts. Gamers have three attempts to land the largest jumps possible while battling environmental factors such as wind direction, heavy snowfall and even limited vision during nightfall, all of which affect optimum launch, jump and landing times. Players can then revel in their own glory through multi-angle slow motion replays. Ski Jumping Pro 1.4.6 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Social Networking – YouLudi S.a.s. is proud to announce the release of YouLudi 1.0.2 for iOS, an important update to its cultural event sharing app. Offering the perfect social network for arts & culture, YouLudi was developed specifically for sharing world-wide cultural events, such as concerts, theatres, exhibitions, conferences and more, and where everybody (artists, musicians, book-writers, museums, theatres, institutions, universities, etc.) is allowed to freely post his events. YouLudi 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. YouLudi has just launched its crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. Everyone is kindly invited to contribute to their noble cause.  Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Entertainment – Sprite Labs today is pleased to announce that Anya Dress Up & Pet Puppies got its AR update today which allows kids to interact and play with Anya and puppies in their world (with AR), changing their clothes, playing games and dancing along. Anya Dress Up & Pet Puppies AR 4.4 is Free (With In-App Purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Anya Dress Up & Pet Puppies AR 4.4
  18. iOS/Health & fitness – KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of “Quick’Nap” version 1.0 for iPhone devices. Quick’Nap is a very simple alarm clock App which wakes you up with progressive music chosen out of your iPhone library. And a cute manga character is helping you all along! Quick’Nap (v1.0) is entirely Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – Simply Trivial(TM) is a classic trivia game available on the Apple Store today from Northern Bound, LLC. This laid-back trivia game offers hundreds of custom questions in 10 general-knowledge categories and specialty sets of questions on a variety of topics such as Television and the 70’s. Simply Trivial 1.0.11 is a free-to-download app (With In-App Purchases) and no advertising. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  20. macOS/Education – NeoNet Corp is proud to announce the release of WebSonar 3000. NeoNet Corp’s WebSonar is a macOS application that provides a search engine with a built in web server. WebSonar dynamically creates a web presence from files stored in indexed, WebSonar Libraries, including image, audio, video and pdf documents. WebSonar searches at the page level and indexes every page in a document. Documents can include many thousands of pages. Every Library can serve a million documents and one Mac Mini can support 3000 libraries. WebSonar 9 (v2.2.3) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. WebSonar 36 (v2.2.3) is $29.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. WebSonar Pro (v2.2.3) is $99.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. WebSonar 3000 (includes Mac Mini) is $4,999.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). WebSonar 9 available for free through the Mac App Store
  21. iOS/Business – Clappily is a venture of Farrago Services Pvt. Ltd. Clappily-Your Party Planner 2.0 is a one stop shop for all party planning needs for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. A platform that puts party organisers in touch with a wide selection of vendors, artists and service providers to fulfil their event’s needs. It is a technology enabled app that allows merchants and entertainers to reach a wider mass and boost their business, while making it easier to plan parties for everyone. It brings users the hassle free party planning app, Clappily. Clappily-Your Party Planner 2.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Games – DM Apps is proud to announce the release of Jewel Block – The Puzzler King 1.0.1, a free game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, available on the iTunes App Store. Jewel Block – The Puzzler King is a game that is easy to start, but harder to master.  Jewel Block – The Puzzler King 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 01/2018

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.

January 2018

  1. iOS/Books – GoltAppzz is proud to announce the release of PDF Voice Reader 1.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Reading PDF documents on mobile devices is not an easy task. Letters are small and on the go, it is difficult to concentrate with. Also, when you are dealing with PDF documents in other languages, you will find that PDF Voice Reader is most helpful. Hearing is sometimes much more supportive than self reading.  PDF Voice Reader 1.6 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Games – Spiel Studios Pvt. Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of Man Vs. Missiles 1.1, their latest addictive and challenging game for iOS and Android devices. In this casual, fun, simple yet challenging game, players will test their piloting skills by flying their plane for as long as they can, while avoiding and destroying incoming missiles which are continuously trying to bring them down. Man Vs. Missiles 1.1 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – People who want to take their love of match 3 gaming to a whole new level, can now feast their senses – and indeed, foist their addiction – on Prize Fiesta 1.41.11: the first match 3 game that delivers actual prizes to each winner’s home. Prize Fiesta 1.41.11 is Free (With In-App Purchases), there is no gambling, betting or bidding of any kind, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. macOS/Security – Independent development team CyberByte today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1, an important update to their antivirus and internet security application for macOS computers. The comprehensive security app provides protection against threats by scanning for and removing viruses, malware, and adware. The utility also scans any local network for all connected devices, allowing users to ensure that no unknown devices are connected to their network.  CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively from the CyberByte website. A premium version of the app, which offers additional features is also available for $24.00 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1
  5. iOS/Games – Game developer Michael Guiliano of Mikey Ace Studios presents “Luge & Boo Tag Team 1.0,” a new wrestling puzzle game now available for free on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and coming to Google Play in early 2018. Luge & Boo Tag Team 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Warm up your engines and prepare to go full throttle! Abylight Studios today is proud to announce the worldwide release of RC Club 1.0, the ultimate radio control simulator for iOS11. Thanks to the augmented reality technology powered by ARKit, RC Club combines real-world physics with intuitive controls to drive a bunch of amazing cars wherever you are. Feel the rush of adrenaline performing impressive stunts and hit the road anytime, anywhere. RC Club – AR Motorsports 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.0 is now available free of cost and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.  Purchase and Download
  8. iOS/Games – Kuyi Mobile, an independent game development company, today is pleased to announce the release of 21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1, their new card game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 21 Royale is Blackjack with a twist! Instead of just multiplying your earnings, you must travel and beat the world’s best bankers (dealers) from various casinos around the globe. Travel from the bustling casino scene in Las Vegas to the high rolling sights of Macau or how about the riveting casino crowd in Monaco? Are you ready to test your Blackjack 21 skills and accept the challenge? Whether you are a casual or hardcore Blackjack 21 player, you will totally enjoy 21 Royale! 21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1
  9. iOS/Photo & Video – VeprIT today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of SlideFlow 1.0, a new slideshow app for iOS devices. SlideFlow was specifically designed for generating animated photo slideshow with background music, and playing it on a TV screen. SlideFlow offers the most natural viewing experience, presenting the full photograph, and then applying the Ken Burns effect to zoom in on human faces. The user can play the generated video on a connected TV, export, or share it. SlideFlow works over any Wi-Fi network with many modern smart TVs, Apple TV, and Chromecast. SlideFlow 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. SlideFlow on the App Store
  10. iOS/Games – Driven by nostalgic love of the arcade fighting games of the 1990s, 12 to 6 Studios LLC is proud to announce Blood of Patriots 1.0 for iOS and Android devices. The fighting classics of the 90s have been reborn with an infusion of today’s political satire. Choose one of seventeen characters from a mix of presidents, vice presidents, a few senators and 1 judo champion and fight your way through the “Tree of Liberty.” An evil force, lurking in the shadows, threatens our democracy. It is up to you to refresh the tree of liberty and save the republic. Are you the last true patriot? Blood of Patriots 1.0 is Free (With App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Lifestyle – WishAlerts, the m-commerce app that grants “wishes” made by its users, expanded into the US market by officially launching today in the iTunes App store. WishAlerts links communities by allowing users in the same geographical area to connect with others to share information about common interests such as favorite topics, events, groups, or about local businesses. WishAlerts 2.4 is Free for users who sign up by 1-31-18, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. WishAlerts ships in two versions: One for small businesses and one for consumers. Consumers can add wishes, and businesses can provide them, thereby bridging the gap between local supply and demand. Direct Download Link
  12. iOS/Productivity – Faber Acoustical’s SignalScope X brings powerful new tools for dynamic signal analysis and data acquisition to iOS and replaces all the functionality currently found in SignalScope Pro, SignalSuite, IOScope, and RoomScope with subscription-based tool sets. For the first time ever in an iOS app from Faber Acoustical, SignalScope X may be downloaded for free. The user can then start a 7-day free trial of the Pro Tool Set Subscription. Without a subscription, the user is free to continue to use SignalScope X’s multi-channel Oscilloscope tool. SignalScope X is available for download on the App Store, now. SignalScope X 10.0 is Free (with in-app subscriptions) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. App Store Link
  13. iOS/Education – Knbmedia today is pleased to introduce Find Them All: My Pets for iOS, the fourth in their series of “Find Them All” Educational apps for kids 2 – 8. A guided introduction, entirely spoken in 8 languages, to 48 different pets. The 100% interactive app features 7 different activities, including: Match the Pet, Win an Animated Card, Take a Photo, Find the Pet in the Dark, Make a Jigsaw Puzzle from a Photo, Play the Quiz and Watch Videos. My Pets also allows kids to arrange all the cards they win in a virtual album, keep a photo album of all the photos they take, and print, fold, cut out and paste their own paper albums. Find Them All: My Pets 1.0.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Spree Pop is a straightforward mobile game that I really liked. It’s a stripped down, arcade shooter that supports iPhone X and iOS 11. The game features clean, colorful visuals and fun game mechanics. Besides, Spree Pop fun time is dominated by the sprightly soundtrack which makes the game so addictive that once you pop, it’s irresistible. It’s remarkably easy to pick up and play for this game but putting it down is the exact opposite. Its entire set up may be too simplistic for avid mobile gamers, and its bare-bones might not be the best for some player too. But personally, this is my type of game, the only aspect that didn’t go well with my taste is the distracting ads. However, this should not be a major worry; you can remove the ads with a onetime IAP which is pocket-friendly. Download for free from the App Store
  15. iOS/Music – LastThink is proud to announce the release of In & Out Online Radio 2.2, an update to the company’s highly customizable internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible. In & Out Online Radio 2.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. In Out Online Radio 2.2
  16. iOS/Music – Sincere Apps SIA is pleased to announce the release of Piano Chords and Scales 3.0, an important feature update to their popular music app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Piano Chords and Scales allows you to understand all the piano theory related to chords, scales and song composing. The true goal for creating this app was to lower the barrier for an individual to start playing and understanding piano, and how all the theory comes together and how songs can be composed. iano Chords and Scales 3.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Entertainment – Basebone Studios today is proud to introduce Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2, their entertaining video dubbing app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Ever want to put your words in the mouth of others to make a point? Or maybe express yourself through parodies and pandas? Introducing Follywood, the ultimate Dubbing App that allows you to instantly record audio over your favourite film clips, viral videos, and videos of your own! Available today in the App Store and Google Play. Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Sports – Getting fit and staying in shape is hard enough without having to deal with the added layer of work introduced by fitting it in to your busy schedule. If you are like most folks and prefer organizing exercise sessions with others, whether it be a full team or a few friends, then there’s a fix to your organizing woes. Hoops Connect is an app created by someone who wanted to make it easy to find other basketball players interested in picking up a game. It started with basketball, but has grown into an app that makes it easy for anyone to organize just about any group activity you can think of. Download for free from iTunes
  19. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.0 is now available free of cost (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Purchase and Download
  20. iOS/Education – Independent development team Lively Mind is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Baby Songs and Lullabies 1.03 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app includes a collection of 18 beautiful recordings that were specially designed to help babies and toddlers calm down and fall to sleep. The app’s timer feature allows parents to set how long the music will continue to play before turning off. Baby Songs and Lullabies 1.03 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Games – Ever wish you get just get away for a few minutes? Standing in a line that doesn’t seem to move? Is your boss piling you on with more and more nonsense? Then it’s time to download 2 Minutes in Space. While the app won’t literally launch into the outer reaches of our atmosphere, it will take you away from whatever it is you need to escape. It’s a simple arcade-like game that puts you in control of a spaceship, looking to get through space, collecting treasures, avoiding asteroids and getting from point A to point B without getting destroyed. While there is no real end destination to reach, the point of the game is to survive. The app will throw all sorts of obstacles your way. Things like debris, asteroids, comets, other ships, and more. Your main defense is to avoid. You do this by tapping on the left side of the screen to move left, or right side to move right. It will take a while to know just how many times to tap to move your ship by just enough to veer its path. Free from the App store
  22. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announces that GLOBE-In A State of War 1.0, an arcade action space shooter with roguelite elements, is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. GLOBE-In A State of War 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Education – Learnia Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Learnia, their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia aims to use 3D graphics and modern game design techniques to drastically improve children’s engagement with educational software. Learnia’s world consists of a number of islands, each with a distinct feel. Each island contains one year of spelling or math. A path meanders from island to island giving kids a sense of progress as they learn. The path is blocked by skill stones. When kids master a skill stone it steps aside and the next segment of the path opens up. Learnia is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There are no ads or subscriptions. Each grade of math is $7.99 (USD). Each grade of spelling is $4.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Health & Fitness – Life Ninja, the British tech startup behind the popular Quit Sugar app, has announced the release of HIIT Revolution, a new application for iPhone and iPad devices that promises to bring all the benefits of a high-intensity interval training class to the user’s own home, hotel room or office. HIIT Revolution 1.0.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) contains a number of free features, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Subscriptions enabling users to access the full suite of HIIT Revolution features start from 4.99 GBP per month. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Shopping – ShopSnapIt, a new shopping app, breaks out of the cliche and creates a platform that benefits and connects both buyers and entrepreneurs. Released by The Maximillion Group LLC, the app offers an enhanced shopping experience in terms of variety and cost for buyers while making it easier and cost effective for sellers to list, market and sell their products or services at the same time. The app is currently available for Free with in-app purchases on the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Lifestyle – Tinkerbuilt LLC is proud to announce the release of Written Down 1.0.2, an important update to their new journaling app for iPhone and iPad. Written Down offers a simple and modern way to journal everywhere you go. Journals sync quickly, privately and securely across all your iOS devices via iCloud. You can collaborate with family and friends by sharing journals that sync privately via iCloud. Lock journals to keep them private and secure using a passcode with support for unlock using Touch ID or Face ID. Written Down 1.0.2 is free for 1 journal (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Upgrade to Written Down Premium by purchasing a single $4.99 subscription to get unlimited journals, sync, journal sharing, themes, and more.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Productivity – Jordan Hipwell today released a powerful new feature in the UniChar iOS app. Introducing Search by Drawing, an incredible new search mode that allows users to quickly and easily find Unicode symbols simply by drawing. UniChar – Unicode Keyboard 5.4 is for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. UniChar – Unicode Keyboard 5.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. A convenient $1.99 in-app purchase is available to unlock all categories. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Finance – Red Sprite Studios is proud to announce the release of Skip and Save 1.01 on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. Skip and Save and lets users track saving for something special by skipping the occasional treat, like candy, soda or coffee.  Skip and Save 1.01 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  29. macOS/Medical – Independent development team, Fun Driven has released Breath Ball 2.1.2, their breathing guidance app for Mac OS X. The app helps users to relax by guiding their breathing rhythm. Breath Ball was originally developed for use by patients at the Neurological Therapy Center Gmundnerberg in Austria who suffer from severe brain damage caused by cancer, stroke, accidents and other issues. Breath Ball 2.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Medical category.  Download from Mac App Store
  30. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce the release of Crystalrect 1.0, their challenging fast-paced 3D auto-runner for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Crystalrect 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 12/2017

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.

  1. iOS/Games – A new App from Wulum Creative Technology Ltd has been released for iOS and Android. Jumping Home – The Path Back 1.0 is a 3D Game for mobile devices that presents “Smart-E,” a lost hero that wishes to come back home with his family. You will be presented with 16 levels that you must achieve in order to get to the final destination. Jumping Home – The Path Back 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through App Store and Google Play. We plan to offer extra content that users would be able to purchase and extra worlds to continue this great adventure. Jumping Home – The Path Back 1.0
  2. iOS/Music – We all love our Apple devices and if you’ve become addicted to your Apple Music, then you need to download 33 RPM to make your music listening experience even better. 33 RPM is an iOS app that works on a multitude of Apple devices, as long as they are running iOS 11.0 or later. It’s a music manager of sorts and it makes using Apple Music more rewarding. How so, you ask? Well, imagine adding a layer of meaning and fun to the library, so that you are sharing with friends, learning more about their preferences and expanding your own music library. So often, we just want something new to add to our collection, and what better way than to hear what our friends are listening to. Free on iTunes. Download from iTunes.
  3. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that Jewels Panda, a classic elimination game will be updated on App Store all over the world on 30th Nov. The new update version will be adaptive to iPhone X, making it a must-play for iPhone X users. Jewels Panda 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Music – Melody Composer Squared team today is proud to announce the release of Melody Composer Squared 1.2.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which includes an update for the iPhone X. Melody Composer Squared 1.2.3 is free for download in the first 7 days of each month and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – DM Apps is proud to announce the release of Jewel Block Puzzle King, a free game available on the iTunes App Store. Jewel Block Puzzle King is a game that is easy to start, but harder to master. Sporting a simple-to-use interface, the player drops blocks to create and destroy lines of jewels both vertically and horizontally within the game matrix. Jewel Block Puzzle King 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. macOS/Photography – VeprIT today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of SlideFlow, a new macOS app for generating animated photo slideshows with background music, and playing it on a TV screen. SlideFlow offers the most natural viewing experience, presenting the full photograph, and then applying Ken Burns effect to zoom on human faces. The user can export the generated slideshow as a video file, or play it immediately on a connected TV. SlideFlow 1.0.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) on the Mac App Store, available worldwide in the Photography category. A promotional watermark is added to the generated slideshow, it can be removed with the $2.99 (USD) in-app purchase. Download from the Mac App Store
  7. iOS/Health & Fitness – Smoky Cat Software Ltd. today announced that Heart Graph version 5.0 is now available on the App Store for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and iPod touch(R). Heart Graph lets users see graphically how their heart rate behaves during exercise or other periods of time, and supports comparison and analysis of the heart rate graph and other statistics across sessions. New with v5.0 Apple Watch(R) users can see a graph of their heart rate in real time on the phone during a recording; additionally, all features of Heart Graph on the iPhone (including those that were previously for Bluetooth sensors only) are now also available to Apple Watch users, including heart rate zone alarms and the ability to design workout plans that can then be executed automatically by the app during training sessions. Heart Graph 5.0 is free (with in-app purchase) to download worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Reference – Pterosaur Design is proud to announce a the release and immediate availability of major update to Our Congress 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, an important update to their app designed to make it easy for voters to contact their representatives in Congress. Users can now get quick access to information on congressional representatives and state and local officials for their place of residence. Our Congress puts a wealth of information about the members and activities of the U.S. Congress at users’ fingertips. Our Congress 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Social Networking – CoverMe, Inc. is proud to announce the release of CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.3, an important update to their private texting & calling app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Worried about message tracking? Annoyed about prying eyes? Just install a self-destructing message app on your iPhone. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – Fire Tap Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Free Yourself 1.0, a 2D gravity-based puzzle game set in a colourful universe of crazy robots. Trapped within a metallic cage, players must find a way to free themselves by solving various physics-based puzzles. The most unique feature of Free Yourself is the ability for gamers to use a camera to capture their own face and truly become the star of the game. Free Yourself 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) ad-supported, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The optional in-app purchase for the iOS version removes ads and allows to play offline.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Productivity – It’s so easy these days to copy a link and send it to a friend or coworker. But, what if that friend or coworker does not have the best wifi available, or what if their connection is iffy at best. If you wanted them to read what you sent, well, kiss that goodbye, because they are going to have to wait until they have a strong enough connection to get to your link. That’s where lumio sheds it light on the situation. lumio is an app that lets you highlight and share actual content you find online, not just the link. The important key here is that you are sharing exactly what you want others to see, not just the site, which would force your recipient to page through content and search for those few lines that you found to be phenomenal. lumio is an add on to your Chrome browser. It allows you to browse away at content through Chrome, and when you find that content you were looking for, or simply stumble upon something very interesting, you highlight what you want, tap on Share, and Select lumio as your media. Free from the App Store
  12. iOS/Games – Independent game studio Neon Play, and Escape Hunt, the masters behind real-life escape rooms with locations in 27 countries, today announced the launch of Escape Hunt: The Lost Temples 1.2.3 on iOS mobiles and tablets. The first in a new series of escape room adventures, Escape Hunt: The Lost Temples blends incredible photorealistic 3D graphics with fiendish challenges that have been meticulously crafted by the finest minds behind Escape Hunt’s global network of live escape game centres.  Escape Hunt: The Lost Temples 1.2.3 is Free (for the first two levels.) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Productivity – Sola K.K. is pleased to announce that accoca, the company’s Japanese password manager iOS application, is now available in English. accoca is an easy to use ID and password manager application, focusing on simplicity and security. accoca stores and encrypts data locally, using the industry standard AES-256 protocol. No information is stored in the cloud; user data is always safe and secure. An option for users who are exceptionally cautious about information security and privacy. accoca 1.3 is available for free and available worldwide on the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Utilities – Xtreme Media Works is proud to announce the release of PlayerXtreme Media Player 8.0.4, an important update to their popular video player app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices. Here are all the new changes included in this release. PlayerXtreme Media Player 8.0.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Social Networking – Smartphone has played a significant role in people’s daily life. According to the Statistical Report by the United Nations, there are 80% people spending more than 4 hours on phones: watching videos, playing games, communicating with friends or surfing the internet. As a result, the smartphone is the most likely place that contains your private secrets. For instance, the secret sexy photos of yours and your lover’s, the secret business messages between you and your partner and so on. With these secrets, you may get some trouble if someone stoles or hacks your phone. No one can imagine how horrible and damaging it is if the information exposed by others. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Productivity – Sentry Secure Communication is proud to announce the release of SkyVPN – Best VPN Proxy Shield 1.4.11, an update to their popular VPN app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. Recently, you may hear some news about disgruntlement of personal information and data hacking. For this, you may consider downloading a VPN app to protect your information safe and keep personal privacy when you doing the online activity. SkyVPN – Best VPN Proxy Shield 1.4.11 is free and is available worldwide through the App Stor ein the Productivity category. Subscriptions are available as convenient in-app purchases. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Games – KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of 7 & 17 version 1.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 7 & 17 is an addictive game where falling dice rapidly fill the screen. Your mission is to clear them out by aligning three dice that add-up to 7 or 17. If they are of the same color, you’ll even get a bonus! 7 & 17 offers a nice mix of strategy and speed, and with Game Center support you will be able to challenge other players or aim for the 10 achievements. 7 & 17 (v1.3) is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Strategy & Puzzle) categories. It has a low-pressure interstitial ads policy. For more information visit 7 & 17 official website. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Social Networking – CoverMe, Inc. is proud to announce the release of CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.4, the important update to their privacy-enhancing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Taking photos remains one of the most popular ways to keep precious moments but many have given up this idea due to the risk of private photos being exposed through the internet. Some keep this habit but are in breathless anxiety while storing private photos in their phones, let alone sending them to close friends. How to store and share private photos safely? Let’s use CoverMe – an app for ultimate privacy encryption. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Productivity – Time tracking should be simple and only take a few seconds, especially in a business or team of people. Since most time trackers are so difficult to use, people instead use pen and paper or even worse, they guess. TimeTag 8.1 removes the need for guessing or difficult software or spreadsheets. Developed for iOS, macOS, and the web, TimeTag 8.1 now supports teams of people to track their time easily and share progress on projects and tasks with each other and their managers. TimeTag 8.1.1 is available to download for free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. TimeTag Team is a recurring subscription priced at $10.00 (USD) per month per user, or equivalent amount in other currencies. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Productivity – NeoNet Corp today introduces CREATEit and CREATEit Pro 2.5. Educators can now create Slide Decks that include audio tracks and resource links that can be hosted in our new Presentation Library for distribution to their audience. Students can use the free CREATEit app to download and view these lessons at their own pace. CREATEit is free with an in-app purchase available to update to CREATEit Pro and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. CREATEit Pro is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. Purchase and Download
  21. iOS/Games – Adveractive, Inc. and Hoyt Designs, Inc. today are proud to announce the launch of Just 2 Words Plus (TM) 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, a free picture word puzzle app for the millions of fans of David L. Hoyt’s word puzzles and brain teasers. Just 2 Words Plus(TM) 1.00 is free (with in-app purchases) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Just 2 Words Plus(TM) is recommended for all ages (12 and up) and it contains nothing but fun and stimulating material. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Games – Leading mobile game developer, DP Space LP, has announced game-changing updates to its hugely popular App, Crazy Shapes: Run Adventure, introducing new features and an improved gaming experience. Crazy Shapes 1.1.4 is currently available for Free with in-app purchases on the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – Quency 1.0.5 is the latest App from the dynamic creators of Numfeud, the addictive online game which currently has over 100,000 online players. Intuitive and interactive, Quency pits players from around the world against one another in a fast-paced and fun game which is guaranteed to have commuters missing their stop with its addictive formula. Suitable for all ages, this new number sequence game utilizes a player’s logical and strategic skills as they battle to win awards and achievements on the game’s leaderboard.  Quency 1.0.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Game category. Download from iTunes
  24. tvOS/Business – Optimized for office walls, the newly released Numerics tvOS app gives teams a real-time status of their key performance indicators. Designed to be presented on large TV screens in a unique, big screen UI, Numerics runs on tvOS 11 and takes advantage of the intuitive Siri Remote enabling a tactile user experience. Custom designed, focus driven controls simplify navigation across dashboards while bringing unique interactivity to the KPIs. A slideshow mode automatically scrolls through KPIs on a dashboard – use it to rotate through and present shared KPIs. To show gratitude for their support, all existing users are being grandfathered, along with an exclusive lifetime discount of 50% for Numerics Pro and an extended month long trial period. Numerics is a universal app for iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Numerics 5 is available worldwide exclusively on the App Store. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Utilities – iThinkdiff today introduces Elitenote application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The custom keyboard designed for this app lets the user write notes directly in Bangla, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, or quickly switch to device’s built-in keyboard to take notes in English. Features include copy notes in English or Bangla, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi into text (SMS) messages, post them on Twitter or Facebook, or email, print, and copy them into other apps. Elitenote 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download From iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY officially announces the release and immediate availability of Finger Bricks 1.0, an innovative elimination game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Finger Bricks 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  27. iOS/Music – LastThink is proud to announce the release of In & Out Online Radio 2.1, an update to the company’s highly customizable internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible.  In & Out Online Radio 2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Our Live Radio is frequently updated, new features and various stations are added. Our professionals are always there to update the app by adding features, broadcasts, so that you get delighted with all the extra features that have been included in this version.  In & Out Online Radio 2.1
  28. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.7, an update to their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.7 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.7
  29. iOS/Education – Get Qurious Inc., a bay area based startup creating fun and innovative games and activities, has released AR Diorama – Qurious Island 1.1, an important update to the first augmented reality line of children’s creative and educational apps /activities for iOS devices. Get Qurious products are designed to spark children’s curiosity, discovery, and passion for STEM / STREAM learning – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. AR Diorama – Qurious Island 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. AR Diorama – Qurious Island 1.1
  30. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY officially announces the release and immediate availability of Crush Escape 1.0, a high quality geometry escape game available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.  Crush Escape 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 11/2017

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.

November 2017

  1. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is proud to announce the release of TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.0, their new RPG title 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 TAP Shooter: Sky Battle, 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! TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Social Networking – App developer Antonio Michahil recently released Viral! 2.1, the latest version of the social networking app. Version 2.1 brings new and improved features, offering social media enthusiasts a novel way to connect through creative and entertaining videos.  Viral! 2.1 is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Kalypso Media Group today announced the release of The Orient Express, a gripping, story-driven adventure for iPhone and iPad. In The Orient Express, players take on the role of investigative reporter Heidi Price. What begins as nothing more than a story for The Globe newspaper soon sees Heidi trade in her notepad for a magnifying glass and venturing across 17 locations in search of a murderer. The Orient Express 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The Orient Express 1.2
  4. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their another cool new game, Cookie Soccer 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Cookie Soccer is a leisure game inspired by pool. It’s easy to play, but hard to master. Cookie Soccer 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – App Eminence LLC today is proud to announce the worldwide release and immediate availability of Avoid the Void 2K18, a uniquely addicting app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game challenges players to swipe their finger to guide the blue ball in collecting the Fish. Avoid the black void to stay alive. Sounds easy? Think again! You have ample opportunity to collect as many Fish to get the best score in the world. Avoid the Void is a super addicting and simple game that is quick to play on the go or when you only have a few minutes. Avoid the Void 2K18 is free for a limited time, exclusively through the App Store in the Game and Entertainment categories. Take advantage of the free launch special and download the new Avoid the Void 2K18. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS, macOS/Games – Pixel Knights Ltd. has announced the release and immediate availability of Heavy Steel: Mech Warriors 1.0 for the iOS, Android, Windows and macOS platforms. Pixel Knights Ltd. released their latest game from their gaming studio based in Pwllheli, North Wales, UK. Following on from the success of their previous games, Stackimals, ZombieGP, Geiriau Gwyllt, Christmas Chaos and Halloween Havoc, this game heralds the new age of 3D gaming for the company and a more mature game compared to previous releases. Heavy Steel 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes Download for Mac
  7. iOS/Lifestyle – Welcome to NextLook Hairstyles, the cutting-edge iOS app where hairstylists share their creations and users find their NextLook. The app is free to download on the App Store and is on its way to becoming the next Instagram for hairstyles. Users can filter hairstyles to match their preferences and favourite the hairstyles they like most. The app also allows users to browse the work and booking information of stylists both in their area and around the globe. Professional hairstylists can create a following by developing a portfolio showcasing their daily creations. NextLook Hairstyles 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – Neonchimp is proud to announce the release of its latest game Crashbots 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Take control of the latest line of robots and test their fighting capabilities, agility, and endurance in various arenas filled with dangerous obstacles, booby traps and enemies. Free from the iTunes store. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – Game Scorpion Inc. is proud to announce the release and availability of Action Racing 3D Ultimate Race 2.1, the important update to their mobile racing game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Now available for all major mobile marketplaces, Action Racing 3D Ultimate Race is a mobile racing game boasting incredible 3D levels and gameplay. Action Racing 3D Ultimate Race 2.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Travel – Inadrive Inc., a startup entrepreneurship specializing in ridesharing and advertising, today is proud to announce the inaugural release of Inadrive and Inadrive Web Platform, one of the best new innovative apps to hit App Store to date. Inadrive is new, one-of-a-kind innovative payment free ridesharing and ultimate digital video advertising App, all in one. Inadrive 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  11. macOS/Photography – Everimaging Science and Technology Co., Ltd is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1, an important update to their easy-to-use yet powerful photo editor for macOS. The app offers powerful photo editing tools, which include batch processing of images, a collage maker, fifteen 1-tap photo enhancements, and much more. Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Convenient in-app purchases are available for $3.99 USD per month or $11.99 annually to access Premium features, which include more photo effects updates, packages of frames, and much more. Download from Mac App Store
  12. iOS/Shopping – The last thing anyone wants to deal with these days is remembering more and carrying more. We carry electronics and we carry stuff in our bags, to the point where it gets difficult to find what you’re looking for in the very moment that you need it. I’m talking about all of those credit cards you tote around and any of those store membership or frequent shopper cards. If you are like me and you never want to miss out on deals, then you have plenty of those cards. It’s remembering that you have one and knowing where to find them that counts. My Cards – Wallet is your digital keeper of cards that are important to you. It can store credit cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, SIM cards, business cards and personal cards. It’s your go to source to keep important information at your fingertips. Download for free from iTunes
  13. iOS/Productivity – Ever wanted to create your very own chat bot? Mic-Apps Ltd, has announced the released of UBOTS – Universal Chat Bots 1.4, its latest app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The new mobile application embraces the current craze for bots and artificial intelligence by providing an ingenuous platform to create and share fully customised chat bots. UBOTS – Universal Chat Bots 1.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – If you remember how fun it was to play I Spy with friends and family, looking around a room in which you were all gathered or out somewhere where you could pick things that were conspicuous. Now, you can play with friends and family online. How, you ask? You simply take photos of people, places and things with enough in the background to give you ample items to pick from that are not dead giveaways. As I described above, O findit is a game that is played between two players. It’s all online and it’s powered by the pics that you upload into the game. When it’s your turn to challenge your opponent, you pick your photo and then you pick the item within the photo that they have to find. Download for free from the iTunes Store
  15. iOS/Reference – Democracy works best when voters are well informed and hold their elected representatives accountable. Today, Pterosaur Design is proud to announce the launch of Our Congress 1.0.1, an iOS app designed to make it easy for voters to follow the work of the U.S. Congress and contact their representatives. Our Congress brings together data from government entities and nonprofit organizations to put a wealth of information about congress at users’ fingertips. Our Congress 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – Digital Legends Entertainment is proud to announce Afterpulse 1.8.1, the award-winning game enjoyed by over 10 million players globally, App Store Editor’s Choice and top 25 games of the year is back on the App Store worldwide on November 9th (and Google Play Store later in November). Afterpulse 1.8.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Lifestyle – Car buying has never been easier. If you are in the market for a used car, then you have to download Seez R. Yes, it sounds like Cesar, and that what you’ll call this app, every time you use it. You don’t even have to be in the market for a car. You might be out doing something and come across a car that strikes your fancy. If you take a pic of it using Seez R, Seez R will give you the details behind it and will let you know what it’s worth. If it’s currently for sale, you’ll find that out, too. Seez R is an app that currently showcases cars for sale in the Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and general U.A.E. region. The hope is to make versions of the app available elsewhere, so everyone around the globe can get in on the fun and the deals. Download for free from iTunes
  18. iOS/Music – Fans of the guitar learning app CoachGuitar can now head to the App Store and download version 5.0, which is now compatible with iOS 11 (64-bit devices). The app, which has been downloaded more than 6 million times, remains compatible with iOS 8 and above.  Offered in 11 languages, Coach Guitar 5.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Photo & Video – Busivid Send Video, a messaging app that lets users easily include trackable video in all their communications, officially launched in the Google Play and Apple Store today. Busivid’s unique capability to send multiple videos in a single playlist with recipient view tracking and minimal upload times places the app as a leading business tool for app users. Busivid Send Video 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  20. macOS/Productivity – Foundry376 is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Mailspring, a desktop email client designed for macOS High Sierra. With modern features like unified inbox, snoozing, reminders, templates, offline search, and support for Gmail labels, Mailspring will breathe life back into your tired inbox! A clean, modern interface and six built-in themes make Mailspring a perfect fit for macOS High Sierra, and mail rules and customizable keyboard shortcuts bring inbox zero within reach. Say goodbye to Apple Mail and discover a better way to manage your email. Mailspring is free and is available exclusively through the Mailspring website. For more information, visit the Mailspring website. Download Mailspring
  21. iOS/Photo & Video – Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management on the film set, today launched their new iOS app: PocketControl for ARRI Cameras. PocketControl is the first iOS app that enables users to remotely monitor and control their ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI AMIRA camera from their iPad or iPhone. The app connects to the camera via Wifi, and uses ARRI’s Camera Access Protocol (CAP) to give users remote access to the camera functions. By remotely monitoring and adjusting the camera settings, the implementation of camera decisions becomes faster and more responsive. PocketControl for ARRI Cameras is available as a free download in the app store. The free download includes all monitoring capabilities of the app. The control features of PocketControl can be added via an in-app purchase after download. The in-app purchase is available for $169.99 USD. PocketControl currently works with the ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI Amira cameras with SUP 5.1 or newer. For iPhone and iPad, iOS version 9 or newer is required. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Education – CleverBooks today is proud to announce the release of Augmented Reality (AR) based Geometry App for Primary Education for iOS and Android devices. The AR Geometry App aims to get children interested in the potentially boring and dry subject of geometry by engaging them through augmented reality and gamification to bring geometry to Life while providing interactive and engaging learning. It is an innovative educational tool used as a supplementary aid to any existing primary math curriculum for schools around the world to support children age 7-11 y.o. in their learning process, help them develop cognitive and critical thinking. CleverBooks Geometry 1.0 is available for educational purposes free of charge globally through the App Store and Google Play in the Education category. The app ships with a set of PDF flashcards in order to promote equality in education and supplement existing curriculum in any country in the World. A 100-page first-ever Geometry workbook with AR, packaged flashcard and a fun interactive game are available on the market to accompanying that helps children connect shapes to the real world to follow. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – Back in 2015, a brilliant new 3D simulation app called Farmer Sim invited people around the world to put on a pair of overalls and grab a pitchfork, and experience the challenges, risks, opportunities and rewards of being a real farmer. Fast forward a few years, and the app’s creator Ovilex Soft has taken the experience and fun to a whole new level with the release of Farmer Sim 2018 for iOS and Android. Farmer Sim 2018 (v1.3.0) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Games – Rapid Turtle Games today is excited to announce the release and immediate availability of Farming Dead, an idle zombie game for iOS devices. Farm zombies for fun and profit in this relaxing idle simulation game! Players start from the bottom with a cute zombie and with big dreams of achieving zombie domination. They need to tap n’ swipe to collect viruses, spawn zombies, buy upgrades and to repeat these steps. It’s simple as that. There are many hilarious zombies to unlock and humorous upgrades to buy. Farming Dead 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce the release of Tap Fly Hero 1.0, their super addictive but irrigating arcade platform game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. In Tap Fly Hero, an ordinary man named Jim appears as a superhero, flying through a wonderful but ridiculously dangerous adventure. Tap Fly Hero 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is proud to announce the release of TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.2, an update to their fun to play RPG title for iOS and Android devices. In TAP Shooter: Sky Battle, players must 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. Advance across various realms to save the world. Collect pets, artifacts and equipment to help your clause. TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Games – After the original Twisty Board was one of the smash hit games of 2016 (and early 2017), the game was selected by Apple as “Best Arcade Game Of The Month,” developers at LHD Games were faced with the challenge of how to improve an experience that was so well received by reviewers and gamers alike. Twisty Board 2 (v1.0.2) is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Travel – Independent developer, Madeline Odom today is pleased to announce the release of Jet Journal 1.1, a new mobile application that combines social networking with travel experiences. Users are able to document their trips by creating and posting to journals. They can write entries, add photos, pin locations and save ideas. Users have unlimited options to customize their journals. They can add additional authors to a journal, allowing multiple people to create posts and share ideas, or they can keep a journal private for their personal use. Users can follow other travelers or search for places and pin them as ideas for a future vacation. Jet Journal 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Lifestyle – Independent developer, Tomohiro Yamashita has released Albums 1.0.4, a maintenance update to this useful Lifestyle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Simple and very easy-to-use, Albums helps you organize and manage the album contents of your iOS Photos library. You can browse images, edit albums and folders, manage and delete images. All actions are linked to Photos App of the iOS.  Albums 1.0.4 is free and displays an ad banner. You can remove the ad for only $0.99 (USD). It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Lifestyle – Designed with the sole purpose of helping you keep your family on the same page, Social Graces 1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices is innovative and intuitive, making it one of the best on the market. This app was designed by a mom for parents who want transparency and accountability when it comes to behavior expectations, the development of life skills, manners and responsibilities for their kids. And best off all, everyone knows the expectations including your kids.  Social Graces 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Photo & Video – Sending texts is fun. Sending fun text messages is even better. Make your messaging say more with Mayu – the one and only messaging animation app that’s super easy to use and a blast to receive. Your friends and family will love what you send! To start, download the free app and then explore. Immediately, you’ll be prompted to provide access to your photos. I would select Yes if you want Mayu to be able to send photos from your device’s library. From there, you’ll see a screen full of pictures. These are some beautiful shots that Mayu has collected and provided for your use. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is pleased to officially announce the release of Color Pop! Slide Puzzle 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, a new brain-burning game that is now available through the App Store and Google Play all over the world.  Color Pop! Slide Puzzle 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Photot & Video – DM Apps has released Foto Collage 2.0, an update to their popular app developed for iOS devices. Foto Collage allows anyone to create amazing photo collages using a simple to use toolset with lots of options. This free app features multiple pre-designed photo grids, different colors and texture backgrounds the user can choose from. Instantly and easily create great looking collages and easily share them via social network platforms. Foto Collage 2.0 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Social Networking – FlyLand Software, a French-American start-up that stands out for excellence in the area of designing Apps for iOS and Android proudly announces their new app called Splasher!. The App is a social network that uses both geolocation and augmented reality. Splasher! 1.3.3 is currently available for Free at iTunes App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Utilities – Eltima Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of PinDrive 1.0, its latest app for iOS devices made with ARKit. PinDrive is a useful pocket helper for drivers that everyone will find rather handy when trying to find their vehicle among a huge number of parked cars: in a parking space near a shopping center, business center or sports arena. With PinDrive you will get to your transport fast and easily.  PinDrive 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Productivity – Jumsoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Toolbox for MS Office 1.0, a new addition to their wildly popular productivity suite for iOS devices. Jumsoft’s Toolbox for MS Office is one of the most powerful and most popular Microsoft Office productivity template applications on the Mac App Store. It contains a total of over 30,000 unique items inside, and has been an irreplaceable tool for many users of Microsoft Office for Mac for years. As more and more users shift to iOS devices as their daily drivers, Jumsoft are making sure to bring this rich collection of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates, adapted for productivity on iOS. Toolbox for MS Office 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. It offers some items in all categories free-of-charge for users to try and use, while the rest can be purchased for $0.99 – $4.99 (USD) per item. Frequent users will appreciate the availability of purchasing complete content categories for $9.99, and get an even better value by purchasing the whole Toolbox bundle for just $19.99 (USD). Toolbox for MS Office 1.0
  37. iOS/Photo & Video – DM Apps is proud to announce the release of PIP Camera – Photo Effects 3.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, their photo effect creator with multiple overlay and text options for images. Choose between 12 different frame styles and 28 different artistic filters transforming your images into masterpieces. PIP Camera – Photo Effects 3.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  38. iOS/Games – Wulum Creative Technology Ltd. today is please to announce the release of Saving Christmas – AR 1.0, its first Augmented Reality App, for iPhone and iPad. Saving Christmas – AR is about helping Santa deliver christmas presents. To do this, you have control over a drone that is in charge of dropping presents over houses marked with floating trees on their roof. Of course, there is a catch; you have to deliver all presents before Christmas is over. Saving Christmas – AR 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Soon we’ll offer extra content that users would purchase if wishes.  Saving Christmas – AR 1.0