Category Archives: iOS

Some Features of iOS 11

Tech Tips – A friend of mine from CapMac, Nathan Lott,  just published this video on some of the new features of iOS 11. If you have updated your iPhone or iPad, or are considering it, you will find it well worth your time to view this 12:29 video.

I saw a lot of new features there that I can immediately put to use.


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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 09/2017

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.

September 2017

  1. iOS/Games – We’ve all heard and encountered 3D in the visual space and there are opportunities to experience 4D by watching a 3D video or movie while undergoing physical and olfactory sensations, bringing the experience closer to life and closer to you. Imagine bringing a game experience closer to your physical being? It probably is not too new of a concept, but MightyCast has brought it to fruition in a game that excites and entices. Mighty Maru is an adventure game where you take on the role of one person out of a couple. They are students and have been separated while attending a peaceful protest. One ends up free to seek help, while the other is hauled away to the infamous Gorge prison. As a player you become either Brynne or Thierre. You can enhance your experience tenfold by purchasing and using a Nex Band, which integrates with the game and allows you to interact and play using it. Free on the App Store
  2. iOS/Education – Independent development team, Preschool University LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Letter Free Phonics 1.0, their educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app helps children build their phonemic awareness of words by helping them focus on the individual sound of the first letter at the beginning of a word. Letter Free Phonics 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A convenient in-app purchase of $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) is available as an upgrade, allowing 6 more words per letter. The in-app purchase is free until September 30th. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Health & Fitness – Fat Cigar Productions Ltd today is proud to announce the soft launch of Wonder 7 Minute Workout 1.0, the company’s supercharged fitness app developed exclusively for iOS devices. Designed for women, Wonder is the original 7 Minute Workout, but supercharged. With this best-in-class app, anyone can do simple, easy-to-perform exercises at home, outside, or at the gym. Designed for women it is best-in-class. If you want a super effective workout Wonder is it! Now in soft launch, Wonder 7 Minute Workout 1.0 is currently Free (Reg. $3.99 USD or equivalent amount in other currencies) and now available in Australia and New Zealand exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. It will be coming to the rest of the world in the next few weeks. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Business – Independent developer, Theodore Garnett is proud to announce the release of Auto Sleuths 1.2, an update to his auto service and repair solution developed for iOS and Android devices. Get help for all your automotive needs from the convenience of your mobile device! Auto Sleuths is an innovative app that provides automobile buyers and owners with a simple and convenient platform for connecting with a qualified auto technician for pre-purchase inspection. Auto Sleuths 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Utilities – Today EuclidIQ, LLC has updated UptiiQ 2.0, their popular video tools mobile app with three major new features for videos creators, including a new tool to add custom watermarks to videos. In addition, UptiiQ users will be able to post their video creations not just to personal Facebook new feeds, but to business pages and group as well. Support has also been added for Vimeo, in addition to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. UptiiQ 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. The new UptiiQ features are available free to all users, as well as, ten free minutes of video uploads per month. Additional minutes may be purchased, or users can subscribe to an unlimited upload package for $2.99/mo. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Vella Games B.V., a mobile game developer, today is proud to announce the launch of Emoji Match 4 on the Apple App Store. Emoji Match 4 is a spin on the popular ‘match’ puzzle genre. The chosen emoji characters are among the most used emojis worldwide. Users are challenged to match 4 or more emojis, while at the same time, trying to avoid matching 3 emojis because that will cost points. Emoji Match 4 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. To celebrate the release of Emoji Match 4, Vella Games has created a free iMessage Sticker Pack (iOS 10 ) featuring the core characters of the game. The sticker pack is included with the app and directly available after downloading the app. Emoji Match 4 (v1.0)
  7. iOS/Productivity – Telos Mobile proudly announces the release of Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.1.0, an important update to their second phone number app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. For mobile professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs, a business phone number is a necessity to separate business phone calls and personal phone calls. To get a second phone number for work, there’s no need to carry two phones or register with a mobile phone company for a second SIM card. The easiest way to get a business phone number is to download Telos, an app for a second phone number with unlimited calls & texts. Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity Category. Download from iTunes
  8. macOS/Utility – iMobie, a leading-edge software developer for iOS and Android, today is proud to announce a release of their flagship product AnyTrans V6.0 with Free iOS Mover. Available for both Mac and Windows, now users are completely Free to transfer the most types of Android data to iOS, to iTunes, even to iCloud. Adopting the cutting-edge technology, it helps all Android user transfer almost all data seamlessly to iPhone, or just some of them with an easier way. Furthermore, AnyTrans also provided with 2 more Free yet awesome features Media Downloader & iCloud Manager for them to enjoy a more comfortable experience while using iPhone. iOS Mover, Media Downloader and iCloud Manager are completely Free features in AnyTrans, and you can download it from iMobie officical site. Free iOS Mover Feature
  9. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.3, 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 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.3
  10. iOS/Games – Looking to take your mind off things? How about off the ground and into the air above. Planes Control by Rarepixels will give you that chance! If you thought controlling air traffic was a breeze then you are in for a real shocker. Planes Control gives you the opportunity to become the controller of the metal birds that we hear flying above us. You have to master tapping on the aircraft and dragging each one, drawing a safe flight plan. Each aircraft has a different landing zone so it is vital that you direct each flying machine to its designated runway. No sweat right? Well, actually there will be quite a bit of sweat involved. After a short and helpful tutorial, you dive into your new day job. Here is what you have to look out for: First, proximity warnings- planes will flash red to indicate the danger zone, quickly redirect the planes to avoid a crash and bang. Second, the aircraft will turn white once it has a defined landing path- this is a fantastic guide. Last, avoid those obstacles! Free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Games – Flight Systems LLC is proud to announce the release of Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2 for iOS and Android devices, a new mobile game that mocks Donald Trump. The game features a Trump Super Power which allows you to deport enemies in the masses. As if Trump doesn’t have enough problems, he now faces off with Howard Stern Wack Packer Beetlejuice, in this new mobile game. Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2
  12. macOS/Utility – KnowledgeMiner Software is pleased to announce the release of INSIGHTS 6 for macOS, a groundbreaking modeling and predictive analytics tool to forecast macroeconomic development in a powerful, new way. It is a major update to its critically acclaimed application that implements original self-organizing modeling technologies based on GMDH Deep Learning for forecasting complex problems in order to provide decision support. INSIGHTS 6 introduces Systems of Equations, a superset of Vector Auto-regressive Models, to allow model development from observation data of linear and non-linear interdependent systems and processes for easy multi-step ex ante forecasting. Accompanying examples such as forecasting the U.S., Japanese, or German national economies until 2021, compared to forecasts provided by the International Monetary Fund, demonstrate the power and productivity of this outstanding modeling technology.INSIGHTS for macOS is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, Professional, or Ultimate edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website. Academic versions can be purchased by contacting KnowledgeMiner Software directly.  Download Insights
  13. iOS/Business – Intraboom is the latest in collaboration software, the simple all-in-one solution for businesses. The platform is organized around “groups” which can be created for teams, projects, and your entire personnel. Just invite whoever you want to the group – within your company or outside of it – and that’s where you’ll make magic together. Store documents. Share files. Post deadlines. Discuss. Assign tasks. And Intraboom will keep everything organized in one place. You spend less time looking for stuff. And more time doing stuff. It’s as simple as that. It’s as simple as Intraboom. Free on the App Store
  14. iOS/Entertainment – Renowned international app developer, Button Software Technology Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Becolor 1.0, their new gifted coloring book for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With several great and innovative features and full of colors, this coloring app is ideal for artistic and creative adults. Becolor 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – DrMop Games today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Cookie Clicker Save The World 1.3, the company’s new game title for iOS, Android and Facebook. Cookie Clicker Save the World is targeted at raising awareness of climate change in a fun and challenging gaming environment. Players are gradually introduced to various climate issues and what can be done to help, such as recycling, using wind power and more. Cookie Clicker Save The World 1.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon today announced the release of Noteflow Digital Notebook 1.0 for iOS11 on the iPad and iPhone. Noteflow is designed to replace pen and paper. It works like a digital notebook, but goes way beyond that. Use it for taking notes, annotating PDFs, sketching and visual thinking. There are two editions of Noteflow. Noteflow (Standard Edition) is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Noteflow has many additional features, and is available for $14.99 (USD) or equivalent local currency. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Productivity – In the United States, numbers with area code 213 are in high demand and lots of people find it hard to get a 213 phone number. Telos allows users to get a second phone number with ares code 213 and many other hard-to-find area codes like 408, 832, 510, 855, 877… Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Social Networking – Remember those crazy scenarios from Black Mirror? Being spied by unknown people, getting threaten by someone else you’ve never met, even don’t have any idea which number he or she’s calling from like this. Ensuring a private calling for yourself by having private numbers is your first start. CoverMe 2.7.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Social Networking – How would you protect private texts & messages after iPhone X’s FaceID? A newly biometric technology called “Face ID” was 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.  CoverMe 2.7.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Coverme iTunes
  20. iOS/Social Networking – BD Global Community AB has recently launched the latest version of its app, Blinddate.com 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The platform gives a new twist to the popular online dating scenario by giving users an opportunity to know the personal and psychological aspects of potential dating matches. The blind dating platform requires users to take a personality test and basis the personality type, suggests compatible profiles to the users. Blinddate.com 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. In-app purchases for subscriptions are available. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon is pleased to announce the launch of Text Editor 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app is a native plain text editor that’s fully integrated with iOS’s new file system. Text Editor does one thing and it does it well: edit plain text files. Text Editor by Qrayon 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Text Editor by Qrayon 1.0
  22. iOS/Music – LastThink today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of In & Out Online Radio 1.0, the company’s highly customizable new 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 1.0 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 1.0
  23. iOS/Social Networking – Available today for iOS 11 and Android devices, Hyperapptive, Inc.’s social video alarm clock app WakeMe offers a new experience for everyone who has a difficult time waking up in the morning. WakeMe allows a user’s friends and family to send personalized 15-second videos that play when the user’s alarm goes off. WakeMe aims to keep users socially connected with the people they care about and motivate them to start their day in a positive way. WakeMe Social Alarm Clock 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social networking category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Productivity – NeoNet Corp today is proud to announce the release of CREATEit 2.3, designed specifically for the iPad, to provide the user with an intuitive and versatile tool set to easily present new ideas to an audience. You can simply add captions and graphic items to your photos for sharing or, AirPlay to an AppleTV, to dynamically present your stories in a very unique and compelling way. CREATEit 2.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Business – App studio Qrayon today introduced Resume Star 2 for iOS, which produces a professionally typeset PDF resume right on your iPhone or iPad. It is a full-featured resume generator app, with an interesting twist: You only pay for the software if you land the interview. Resume Star 2 (v2.2) is now available in the App Store worldwide in the Business category. It is free to download and completely unrestricted to use. You can create and send as many resumes as you need. There are no ads or limits on functionality. Only after you get called for an interview do you need to pay Qrayon using a secure in-app purchase. It’s $14.99 (USD) for a standard purchase, and if you had an especially good experience, you can choose to pay $24.99 as a bonus. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Productivity – Limitless Computing(R) Inc., an award-winning leading provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality (AR), today announced SightSpace(R) Pro 4.0 for immersive and interactive visualization of 3D models in real-world environments for Apple and Android users. SightSpace Pro provides an Augmented and Virtual Reality experience for all major 3D modelling software, including Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Solidworks, and .DWG. SightSpace Pro 4.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Learn Turkish language 1.0. If you want to learn Turkish or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Learn Turkish language 1.0 app is an app for practicing Turkish. It’s a free tool for Turkish learners. Learn Turkish provides Turkish language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Learn Turkish language 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Learn Turkish language 1.0
  28. iOS/Health & Fitness – Intelligent Design SIA, a small studio located in Europe, today is pleased to announce the release of Live Running Simulator 1.0, its unique mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Live Running Simulator enables runners to race against other runners from various parts of the world, in real-time. The app optimizes technologies such as GPS and augmented reality to give runners an option to compete either with the CPU or with other runners, in different race categories (such as 400m, 800m, 1,500m and so on). Live Running Simulator App is currently available for Free (with in app purchases) on the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Games – Drugi Kat, the makers of 7 Planets game, today is pleased to announce the release of BloksOut 1.0, their fun new arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. BloksOut is retro game influenced with games from Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum like Krakout, Arkanoid and Breakout but in new colourful design with one handed gameplay. BloksOut 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Puzzle, Arcade, Entertainment) category. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – SCALE-1 PORTAL, an immersive application developer, today is proud to announce the release of Ghost Blasters 2, an highly immersive ghost hunting game in augmented reality for the iOS 11 ARKit platform. Ghost Blasters 2 turns the mobile device into an ectoplasmic energy radar revealing hidden ghosts in the real world. The player has to find & catch the ghost through epic first-person view battles. Ghost Blasters 2 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Social Networking – When will you need disposable numbers? When you need to contact someone for Airbnb, blind date and craigslist, but you don’t want to exposure yourself and your personal info and phone numbers to others online. CoverMe 2.8 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Music – myTuner Radio team has been working hard during the last months, to give our users the ultimate experience when it comes to listening to the radio, to podcasts and music. Therefore, we are proud to announce that version 6 of myTuner Radio is now live for iOS and Android platforms, bringing you exciting new features and a revamped design. With myTuner Radio, users from any part of the world (even when they are abroad) can listen to more than 50,000 live AM, FM and Online radio stations from over 200 countries/territories and to 1 million podcasts. myTuner Radio 6 is currently available for Free for iOS in the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Reference – Vito Technology, the award-winning developers of the famous astronomical app Star Walk, and winner of the Apple Design Award 2010, today is pleased to announce the release of Satellite Tracker 1.0, the company’s new reference app for iOS and Android devices. With Satellite Tracker one can easily find out where satellites can be seen from different locations in the world, as well as get predictions for the passes. This app was made specifically for easy and comfortable real-time satellite tracking. This new Satellite Tracker app stands out among other satellite applications with its stunning visuals, attractive and easy-to-use interface. Satellite Tracker 1.0 is free (with In-App subscription), and available worldwide through App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes

Apple Publishes User Guides

Apple has released iOS 11, Watch OS 4, tvOS and macOS High Sierra. Many have already updated their devices. I have already updated my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

But what are the new features? You can learn them all directly from Apple. Official User Guides are available either on the web or in iBook format. Download yours and find out the latest features.

If you downloaded an iBook User Guide for an earlier version of the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch  or Apple TV, it should update with the latest version when you open it.

 

Device Web link iBook link
 iPhone  Page  iBook
 iPad  Page  iBook
 Mac  Page  iBook (MacPro with Touch Bar)
 Apple TV  Page  iBook
 Apple Watch  Page  iBook

 

Manuals for other Apple products are available from their website.


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Will Your iPad Take iOS 11?

Tech Tips – iOS will be generally available on September 19, but not all iPads are compatible. Officially Apple declares these models compatible: all models of iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation and iPad mini models 2-4 [1].

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if you don’t know what model of iPad you have, you can look at the back of the iPad. At the bottom beneath iPad, in very tiny print, is your model number. I found it difficult to read, so I used the camera on my iPhone to zoom in on the text, take a photo and then read the model number through the resulting photo. Apple lists the model numbers for each iPad [2] and I identified mine as an “iPad Air 2” which is eligible for the upgrade.

What’s important in iOS 11 [2,3]?

  1. New Dock
  2. New App Switcher and Control Center
  3. Being able to open a second task (for multi-tasking) directly from the Dock
  4. The New Files App – almost a filesystem
  5. Drag and drop text, photos and files between applications
  6. A native screen recorder
  7. Improved password management
  8. iPad Pros will get document markup using the Apple Pencil
  9. Inline drawings for Notes and Mail
  10. Document scanning
  11. Indoor maps

 

References:

  1. iOS 11 – A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad.
  2. Identify you iPad Model
  3. 11 Ways iOS 11 Makes Your iPad Even Better

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iOS New App Release – Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.1

Product Announcements – Telos Mobile of San Jose, California has released Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.1.0, an important update to their second phone number app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Telos allows US users to receive as well as make calls with a free secondary temporary number. Telos allows users to get a second phone number with many other hard-to-find area codes like 408, 832, 877, 855…

In the United States, numbers with area code 855 are in high demand and lots of people find it hard to get a 855 toll free phone number. Telos allows users to get a second phone number with ares code 855 and many other hard-to-find area codes like 408, 832, 510, 877…

Getting a 855 phone number on Telos is as easy as 3 steps:

  • Download Telos from the App Store
  • Sign up with your phone number
  • Get a Phone Number – United States – Vanity Number or Toll Free Number – Enter 855 to search

They are real phone numbers with which you can call and text any landline or mobile number in the world. Caller ID, call block, call forwarding and voicemail are also available. Even better, you can port out the number to a SIM card.

The numbers are good for business with unlimited calls & texts to US and Canada, Conference Call and Call Recordings. They are also perfect for dating, online shopping and selling, and any situation where you need a second phone number to hide your primary number.

What’s New in Version 2.1.0:

  • Better numbers added, perfect for work, dating and more
  • Improved experience on unlimited calling & texting
  • Enhanced connection over wi-fi or cellular network

For more information, visit the Telos website.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • 125 MB

Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity Category.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 08/2017

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.

August 2017

  1. iOS/Productivity – Telos Mobile is proud to announce the release of Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.0, their second phone number app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Second phone number apps are a good choice for those who want to keep their privacy. There are certain occasions where we don’t want to reveal our original number for security or privacy reasons, especially when we respond to a craigslist ad or marketing representative. Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.0
  2. iOS/Photos & Video – VeprIT today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Katan 1.0, a new unique app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, that adds a large TV screen to the mobile photography experience. Katan gives iPhone, the most popular photo camera in the world, what photographers miss the most: a large screen to see their photos better. Katan 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store, available worldwide in the Photo & Video category. The $4.99 (USD) in-app purchase removes the promotional watermark from the photos shown on TV and the exported photos.  Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Social Networking – Big Fire Innovations, LLC is excited to announce the official launch of Let’s Grub 1.05.04 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the first and only mobile app that makes dining meet-ups quick and easy. Let’s Grub is a comprehensive mobile app that simplifies the process of getting together in social situations. When it comes to grabbing lunch, meeting for drinks, or setting dinner plans, Let’s Grub fills a void where other options have fallen short. The process is simple: Search – Invite – Eat. Let’s Grub 1.05.04 is free and available worldwide. Get it in the Apple iTunes App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Health & Fitness – Cardiowell, the world’s first digital therapeutic for hypertension to help lower the risks associated with hypertension, was announced today by WellAdapt Inc. Cardiowell is addressing one of mobile health’s biggest wellness monitoring opportunities by trying to reduce the risks associated with hypertension and stroke by as much as 44%. Cardiowell 1.26 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Music – One of the freshest application ideas out today come from the BeatApp Team. They are the creators of the ultra-modern BeatApp, an app that turns ordinary voice notes into something phenomenal. Have you ever heard of an app and thought, ‘who would need that?’. Well, this is probably one of those times where you would say such a thing. But I promise, you definitely need this app! BeatApp was made purely to add heaps of amusement to your Whatsapp Messenger. Once you open the app, the entertainment begins! You’re not ready to hear a loop of the last voice message you received, but from the app it plays, and something about it will make you giggle for sure. Actually, it is hilarious- and it just gets funnier! It is free from the Apple store. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Social Networking – Hirshmania! LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of TV Yapp 1.0.10, a maintenance update to their popular social networking/chat app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. TV Yapp 1.0.10 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Noble Master Games today is proud to announce the release of Demise of Nations 1.0.37, a simultaneously executed turn-based grand strategy wargame for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game covers the rise of Rome till the fall of modern civilization. It’s a mix between Civilization and “Unity of Command” featuring deep game-play including diplomacy, research, building, trading and resource management. Demise of Nations 1.0.37 is available in the English language (other languages in the works). The game is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Demise of Nations comes with two maps provided for free. Additional maps can be downloaded for $3.99 a piece or $19.99 (USD) for all. Multiplayer games are free to join. However, to cover server costs, there is a fee for custom online game setup or custom avatars. Demise of Nations is not pay-2-win. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Business – Bodega Software is proud to announce the release of StockBox 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, a marketplace for social media content. The app is now available as a free download on the App Store. StockBox offers users thousands of ready-to-post free and premium social visuals.StockBox – Content for Social Media Marketing 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – Banshee Apps today is proud to announce the release of Can you Stump the Trump?, the company’s new entertainment title developed exclusively for iOS and Android devices. Donald Trump is 45th President of the United States of America. But how much do you really know about the President of the U.S.A.? Test your wits against Trump in this fun, satirical quiz game and enjoy a collection of his best Memes and Sound bytes from his first six months in office! Topics covered include Racism, Climate Change, Nucleur Proliferation, Feminism, Fake News, and Bad Hombres! To celebrate the 45th President of the United States of America we’ve made our “Can You Stump The Trump” app free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Trivia) category. Can you Stump the Trump? 6.5
  10. iOS/Games – Keybol Games, the creator of Pretentious Game, Kill the Plumber and Tower Fortress, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Overtake King 1.0, the company’s new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Claim the road as Overtake King by passing as many vehicles as you can. Drive with reckless abandon by downloading Overtake King 1.0 for Free. It is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Overtake King 1.0
  11. iOS/Lifestyle – Le Chick Productions Limited today is thrilled to announce the official launch of ShoppingMate 1.0, the free iOS app for finding shopping mates. The brainchild of a London businesswoman who found herself sick of solo shopping jaunts after a job change left her with no time to meet new people and look after a young family, ShoppingMate is a fun, sociable free iOS app that aims to match solo shoppers with likeminded people looking to make new friends.  ShoppingMate 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – den Isle offers a new take on the management sim genre. Players can enjoy compelling resource management gameplay but also get to know their guests. This is done by offering the player more than 200 bite-sized stories presented by the guests of the resort, requiring action by the player to improve the resort and to help the guests have a good time. Unusual wedding proposals, time travel attempts, philosophical pondering, expressing an unnatural love of gnomes and getting ahead of the B.P.G. (Butterfly Protection Group) are just some of the antics your guests will get up to on Eden Isle. Eden Isle 1.1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. macOS/Entertainment – Eltima Software announced today that Elmedia Player, a popular versatile video and audio player, has just hit a major milestone of 1 million users. Elmedia Player was launched 12 years ago, which is hard to believe sometimes – it still feels like yesterday! And now Eltima Software is celebrating a major milestone for this favorite app of ours. The Elmedia Player is free through the Mac App Store. Download from the Mac App Store
  14. iOS/Productivity – Telos is proud to announce the release of Telos 2.1, their free phone number app for iPhone devices. Want to get a free phone number for iPhone? App Telos helps users to get a free phone number for iPhone with no need of a SIM card and they don’t have to go through the hassle of registering with a mobile phone company and paying for heavy monthly plan anymore.  Telos 2.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity Category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – FreneticGamez is proud to announce the release of Asteroid : Space Defence 1.0, a classic space shooter for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android & FireTV. The game challenges players to complete each wave by shooting down all asteroids and other enemies. It’s easy at first, but after a few waves, even the best arcade player will be challenged. Asteroid : Space Defence 1.0 is available worldwide for free through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Productivity – NeoNet Corp is proud to announce the release of CREATEit 2.0, designed specifically for the iPad, to provide the user with an intuitive and versatile tool set to easily present new ideas to an audience. You can simply add captions and graphic items to your photos for sharing or, AirPlay to an AppleTV, to dynamically present your stories in a very unique and compelling way.  CREATEit 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Social Networking – Squigl is a revolutionary professional whiteboard animation software that requires no technical or creative experience, turning text into video in minutes. The video software market has exploded over the last 3 years. D-I-Y Applications address many stylistic needs, including animated cartoons, picture slideshows, and whiteboard videos. Squigl breaks the mold with a revolutionary new workflow. Unlike other systems that start with graphics and audio, Squigl starts with text. A user types, speaks, or pastes their script into the software and with a click of a button it can create a whiteboard animation video using a digital voice and automatically selecting animated Glyphs from an image library. Users have an abundance of text content that can now be transmogrified into video. An article, social post, email, training material, or memo is more engaging once you Squigl it. Squigl is available for free. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Productivity – Cloud NET, Inc. announced today that it has launched Sakura@QR 1.1.7, a new and improved version of its globally popular QR code and barcode reading app for iPhone and iPad. Sakura@QR is suitable for users of all ages, and since launch has been extremely popular with female users in Japan due to its cute design and soft color scheme. Sakura@QR 1.1.7 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – Selosoft, Inc. today is pleased to announce the release of Don’t Hit! 1.0, an easy to learn, hard to master, one-touch game for iPad(R), iPhone(R), and iPod touch(R). Players control a triangle as it speeds through an endless course of chaotic twists and turns. Gravity will pull the triangle down relative to its orientation and players must press their finger on the screen to counter the gravitational pull. Don’t Hit! 1.0 is a free game with support from Ads. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  20. macOS/Music – Independent development team, WDSoft is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0, an important update to their free macOS application that converts FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) audio files to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, OGG and WAV audio formats. By simply dragging and dropping FLAC files into the app, the files are instantly converted to the smaller, more portable MP3 format or one of five other popular audio formats. FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the FLAC to MP3 Mac website. Download FLAC to MP3 Mac
  21. iOS/Productivity – Mobile Creators, authors of The Great Coffee App and The Great Photo App, just released Pomodororo 1.0, a productivity timer loosely based on the “pomodoro technique.” The timer was developed for internal use but turned out well enough to be on par or better than similar timers on the App Store. Color tagging (multiple colors require a an additional in-app purchase) and detailed statistics pushes it a head above the competition. Pomodororo 1.0 is available on iOS App Store for free with an additional in-app purchase that unlocks 4 additional colors.  Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Travel – Neoappz, a mobile application development company, today is pleased to announced the release and immediate availability of Instant Translator 2.0 for iOS devices. Instant Translator is a user-friendly application which allows users to communicate with people who do not speak their language. The app supports over 100 languages and is helpful while traveling and also in day-today activities. Instant Translator 2.0 is available for Free exclusively on the App Store in the Travel category. Instant Translator Pro 2.0 is available for $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Reference category. Version 2.0 is a free upgrade for all current users of the app. Download Instant Translator from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – Independent developer Clement VitrolyCare is proud to announce the release of my baby Pandas bears, virtual pet game 1.04 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. There are many types of games played all over the world. But the most liked games by the children are the games in the mobiles, computers and I pads. There are many of the games played by the children and they enjoy playing the games. Parents want their children to play the type of games which helps in their mental growth.  my baby Pandas bears, virtual pet game 1.04 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/News – Daniel Spindelbauer is pleased to announce the release of LaunchTime 0.9, an update of his app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This update introduces new features, the option to filter launches by location, and hiding specific launches. Also, users can send us tips to help with the development of the app. The majority of the app has been refactored to make it more stable, faster, and to make it easier to implement new features in the future. LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.9 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Productivity – Telos Mobile is proud to announce the release of Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.1.0, the second phone number app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.  Telos 2.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity Category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Health & Fitness – Circulos GmbH is pleased to announce the release of jS Running – Walking Tracker and Step Counter 4.0.7, a running tracker app for iPhone and iPod touch. jS Running is designed to complement the runner by measuring their performance in order to help them reach their goals and take away all distractions so they can concentrate on their workout.  jS Running – Walking Tracker and Step Counter 4.0.7 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Purchase and Download
  27. iOS/Education – PlayToddlers is pleased to announce the release of Daily Shopping Stories 1.0.1, an exciting, fun-filled animated shopping center where children can play with characters of different ages and occupations and discover lots of items in the shops. It has been specifically designed to be played safely by kids from 3 years of age, but detailed enough to captivate and amuse children up to 10 years. Daily Shopping Stories 1.0.1 is a free app and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education (Kids) category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Games – Invent4 Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Fat Rat Pinball 1.0, their entertaining pinball game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Something new is coming to the App Store. In what seems like an ocean filled with millions of apps, there’s truly something for everyone in the App Store.  Fat Rat Pinball 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that Revolt:arena- Real-time intensive competition! 1.0 is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices all over the world. Revolt:arena- Real-time intensive competition! is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  30. macOS/Productivity – e3 Software is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Direct Mail 5.0, an important update to their email marketing app for macOS. The app provides powerful tools for designing and sending attractive newsletters, growing and organizing mailing lists, and tracking and reporting email campaign analytics. Direct Mail 5.0 is a free download and is available worldwide through the Direct Mail website. Users can send up to 50 emails a month completely free, with no sign-up required. If users need to send more emails, they can sign up for a pricing plan that fits their needs. Pay As You Go email credits are available for as low as $30, unlimited plans start at $15 per month. Direct Mail 5.0
  31. iOS/Games – Calling all tank-lovers, or those who just love the thrill of taking enemies down! Experience one of the greatest tank battles in history all in the palm of your hand, brought to you by – Tanks Mobile: Battle of Kursk. In this multiplayer action shooter game, you have the chance to immerse yourself in the most fierce tank battles! Dominate the arena, experience classic battles, fight against relentless foes, and capture enemy mines. Enter the Battle of Stalingrad where enemy tanks have crossed your defenses. Feel the battle grounds calling as you unlock your very first tank. Approach the enemy’s temporary camp and watch your iron firing machines do what they do best! Once you are exposed to the home page you will realize that there is a lot to be discovered, but arrows guide your way to your first chapters in Poland. Free on the App Store.
  32. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky BEASTMODE(R) Football v1.0.1, an arcade sports game for iOS and Android. Rush, maneuver, and drive your way through the defense in full BEAST MODE(R) as NFL Running Back Marshawn Lynch, in a fast-paced running game! Blocky BEASTMODE(R) Football 1.0.1 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Sports and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Tellini today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Infinity Outrun 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Infinity Outrun 1.0 is the brand new space exploration game that will measure a player’s piloting skills. Infinity Outrun 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

macOS & iOS App Sale – XwaveSoft

Product Announcements – XwaveSoft of Odessa, Ukraine  is having a Back-to-School sale on their entire range of macOS and iOS applications. Starting on August 29, all their applications on Mac and iOS App Stores will be offered at 40% discount. The range consists of widely known applications, where the most effective productivity techniques are incorporated to help people maximize their time, avoid burnout and get rid of procrastination.

Acknowledging the worldwide research about Work-Life balance, the XwaveSoft team are excited about the chance to help people manage their time more effectively, and easily align their daily routines in order to achieve better results. These apps increase personal productivity and helps to focus on things that really matter naturally organizing plans, projects and ideas in a clear way for faster goal achievement.

The products:

  • Be Focused Pro (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Be Focused Pro (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $2.99 (USD)
  • Cloud Outliner (iOS) – $2.99(USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Cloud Outliner (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $5.99 (USD)
  • eXtra Voice Recorder (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • eXtra Voice Recorder (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $2.99 (USD)
  • Focus Matrix (iOS)- $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Focus Matrix (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $2.99(USD)
  • Daily Habits (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
  • Chrono Plus (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Chrono Plus (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $2.99 (USD)
  • Magic Cutter (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $5.99 (USD)
  • Christmas Gift List (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Tuesday the 29th of August through to Saturday the 2nd of September.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 07/2017

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Free 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.

July 2017

  1. iOS/Photos and Video – Independent developer, Alexey Khutorschikov today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his popular photo editing solution for iPhone, that lets amateurs and professionals reformat, resize and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192 px and 4k respectively. Settings includes compression format, size in pixels, percent and ratio, resizing options, photo dpi and video bitrate. All processed photos and videos are automatically saved to app-specific albums and are available for sharing on results screen even after app reloads. Version 1.5 brings a lot of changes including the ability to create/edit/use Templates, more thoughtful and clear user interface, improved sharing and stability. Desqueeze 1.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Some features require upgrade to PRO version, which is available as in-app purchase for $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Books – Bound is pleased to announce the launch of “Cumulus,” an adaptation of the original novel by best-selling author Eliot Peper. Bound is a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. The app is available for free in the iOS App Store. Bound 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – One-man studio birdboy games proudly announces the release and immediate availability of Super Color Cannon 1.1.3 for iOS and Android, a beautifully simple color based arcade game with a driving soundtrack requiring pitch-perfect timing and lightning-fast reflexes. Players take control of a cannon with adjustable shot color shooting down an endless stream of falling crystals with matching colored shots. A progress system rewards skillful play with trophies and level ups, unlocking powerful cannon upgrades, exchangeable cannon parts and an increasing bonus score multiplier. Super Color Cannon 1.1.3 is Free featuring one in-app purchase for disabling ads priced at $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). The game is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Lifestyle – Abson Developments Ltd today is pleased to announce the release of Sleep like a Baby 1.0, the company’s new lifestyle app developed for iOS and Android devices. Achieve a better nights sleep for you, your baby, and your family. Sleep like a Baby 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Sleep like a Baby 1.0
  5. iOS/Games – We have seen the memes and videos all over, it’s the latest craze! The Floor is LAVA is a game in which players have to escape imaginary lava on the floor by standing on objects or furniture. Is this how The Floor is LAVA – Original Game works too? Let’s find out! The game opens with some simple instructions on how to get started. You simply tap on the left or right side of the screen to move a long-legged, boy character. Introduced at the same time are two booster icons, a snowflake to freeze furniture and the other is to slow time. Tapping to begin, one quickly realizes that little blue icons represent different types of furniture, and you need to tap left or right to survive the red liquid enemy! Free now iniTunes. Download from iTunes.
  6. iOS/Games – If you are looking to try out a new-age logic game that requires no sweat, then look no further than Bounce Control! If you just heard the opening sounds of this game, you would not guess that it had anything to do with puzzles. Actually, you would think a game of pool is being played. Well, that is not what this physics game is about. Bounce Control requires you to control and steer a falling ball. Sounds simple right? But, while the ball falls you need to harness gravity and energy in such a way that the falling ball manages to hit every obstacle in the game block. The game is free from iTunes. Download from iTunes.
  7. iOS/Utilities – Xtreme Media Works is proud to announce the release of PlayerXtreme Media Player 7.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices. The app is designed specifically to enhance the movie watching experience. With this new update, PlayerXtreme can now intelligently use meta information of movies and present a poster view. The feature to add folders from remote server to library and some playback and battery usage improvements are also part of this build. PlayerXtreme Media Player – Movies & streaming 7.1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. An Apple TV version is also available. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Entertainment – epcsht LLC is proud to announce the release of Little Movies 1.0, their movie discovery app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Want to watch a movie but can not decide what to watch? Here’s Little Movies to help out with daily suggestions! Get daily movie suggestions from a variety of genres. Quickly check their synopsis, casts, IMDb scores, trailers and create a watchlist. Little Movies 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Food & Drink – SynchroLife Limited, managing company of the artificial intelligence based restaurant recommendation mobile app “SynchroLife” has announced a token crowdsale to back the development and implementation of blockchain technology and an original cryptographic token based on Ethereum into the SynchroLife platform. After the success of the beta release of the SynchroLife mobile app for iOS and Android in Japan, the service has opened globally, with a focus on East Asia. SynchroLife plans to further develop and grow the existing SynchroLife service into a blockchain based decentralized restaurant recommendation platform to provide trustworthy restaurant information and reviews worldwide by rewarding reviewers with tokens. The token crowdsale will start August 3rd, 2017 12:00 noon GMT. Further details regarding the token crowdsale will be announced soon on the official website. SynchroLife: Social Restaurant Reviews & Good Food 3.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Utilities – Saa-z Innovations Inc is proud to announce the release of CockatooMoji – Premium Cockatoo Emoji and Stickers, the company’s new entertainment title developed exclusively for iPhone and iPad devices. Let us help you get your phone into U2 mode and make it easier to celebrate everything that is great about your Toos and you ‘Too’ lovers. CockatooMoji has 80 emojis ranging from Funny emoticons, Love, Guilty/ Sad/ Angry emotions, Dancing and Lol / cool text images, and can be used through iMessage, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other chat apps. To celebrate our loving Cockatoo Pets, the full version of CockatooMoji – Premium Cockatoo Emoji and Stickers 1.0 is now free with 20 Emojis and for limited time the in App Value pack of 60 more emojis for only $1.99 (USD). The app is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities / Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Games – CapableBits today is proud to announce the release of Look Right Agency 1.2.9, an update to their popular game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Welcome to Look Right, the first virtual travel agency with the thrilling non-linear journey. The story is told in a chat format, where users’ answers define the story twists. So you can play it several times having different events, locations, and in-game media. Look Right Agency 1.2.9 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Photo & Video – Utopia Editorial LTD is pleased to announces TipTap Video 1.0.1, an update to the company’s first video editing app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Tip Tap Video is the first video editing app aimed at helping everyone become a videographer and tell their story with just a tap on the screen. TipTap Video 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Social Networking – Families, friends, bands, artists, co-workers, teams, fraternities, and all other groups of any size that want an innovative, easy-to-use and extremely secure way to share content, can now head to the App Store and download the unique new app SecureTribe. Developed by Just Two Dudes, SecureTribe 1.1 is an advanced social network that lets users create two kinds of content sharing groups, which the app refers to as “tribes”: private tribes and public tribes. SecureTribe 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Entertainment – People of all ages – from young children to senior citizens and everyone in between – who have ever dreamed of bringing their drawings, paintings or sketches to life, can now turn their fantasy into reality by downloading the delightful and creative new Wonder Painter. Created by Beijing Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd., Wonder Painter uses patented creative augmented reality (AR) technologies to bring high-tech and art together, and unleash the imagination in every user.  For a limited time to celebrate the app’s launch, Wonder Painter 1.4.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  15. macOS/Lifestyle – illumineX delivered EyeSpy 2.0.1 to the Mac App Store today, a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work. EyeSpy includes free original cartoon characters developed in cooperation with professional artists as well as new characters available as In-App Purchase. Collections of new characters known as ArtPaX are also available. All characters can be easily shared with your friends via Messages, Twitter, Facebook and any sharing platform supported by macOS. EyeSpy 2.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category. After you download EyeSpy, simply double-click the EyeSpy Guy character to open the Character Settings panel, where you can select new characters, download additional free characters, and purchase characters as an In-App Purchase. Download from Mac App Store
  16. iOS/Social Networking – Instant messaging has become a de facto method of communication throughout the world, but Almost-Live With (ALW) has taken it to new frontiers and in the process, gained a significant number of new users to participate in this vibrant, real-time communication platform.  ALW – Almost Live With 1.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  17. macOS/Utility – Independent developer DigiDNA is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iMazing Mini, their free macOS utility that offers automatic wireless backup of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iMazing Mini is free and is available for macOS worldwide exclusively through the iMazing website.  iMazing Mini
  18. iOS/Shopping – Orange Tree Technologies Private Limited is proud to announce the release of Mr. Milkman 1.6.5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Happiness is when every morning you can open your front door to find your milk waiting for you. You begin your morning with a fresh cup of tea/ coffee and enjoy a full delicious bowl of cereal without a single worry about running out to buy milk or getting the kids to school on time. Mr. Milkman 1.6.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Stor ein the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Food & Drink – BigDish is proud to announce the release of BigDish – Restaurant Discounts 2.6.15 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. BigDish is a reservation app that lets users make instant reservations on discounted seats at its partner restaurants. Depending on the day and time, discounts range from 10 to 50%. This lets users save money on dining out whilst filling up otherwise empty restaurant seats.  BigDish – Restaurant Discounts 2.6.15 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Productivity – Cloud Hidden Designs, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3, the easiest and most enjoyable way for Apple iOS users to brainstorm with the people they text with. Previously, ideas were mixed in with other text messages. With Wicked Brainstorm, however, a group’s ideas can all automatically be gathered together, while allowing users to collaborate within Messages. When a Wicked Brainstorm collaboration has been completed, the Wicked Brainstorm list can be transformed into a checklist and a group vote can facilitate the process of determining the best ideas. Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3 is completely Free and available worldwide exclusively through the (iMessage) App Store in the Productivity category. It ships with dozens of stickers that can be modified to reflect a user’s font and color preferences. Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3
  21. iOS/Games – Conceptis today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Battleships 1.0 for iPhone and iPad, a challenging single player puzzle game based on the classic game many of us used to enjoy as children. A typical Battleships puzzle consists of a 10×10 grid containing a hidden fleet of ten known ships. The only information is numbers telling how many ship segments are in each row and column, and some given ship segments in various places in the grid. The object is to discover where all ten ships are located in the grid. Discover the ships – solve the puzzle!  Conceptis Battleships 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Additional volumes are available via in-App Purchase.  Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Business – The latest product from innovative app design company Limepresso is already making waves. Logo Maker Shop puts the power to create bold and beautiful logos in the hands of business owners and marketing departments everywhere. Companies can now forfeit the expense of costly designers, thanks to Logo Maker Shop’s pre-loaded, editable templates. Even those with limited creative skills will be able to benefit from the user-friendly interface that the app provides. Logo Maker Shop 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Navigation – Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd is proud to announce the release of NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1, their Augmented Reality app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Sometimes the most important places, cool stuff, locations in an unfamiliar city get hidden in a plain sight. In order to fix this location-aware issue, Codiant brought Augmented Reality to rescue. NearBy AR is a map-friendly app where you can find the great eats, ATMs, hospitals, picture-worthy sights, and much more nearby. NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1
  24. iOS/Games – Redi Games is proud to announce the release of Pepperoni Madness 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The game is the latest release by Polish gamedev studio, Redi Games. The mobile game is aimed at all fans of tasty Italian pies and logic games. The player gains points by aligning as many matching pizza slices as they can. The game boasts a fun, unlimited gameplay mode as well as three funky boosters – hungry kid, pizza box and pizzanado – which are guaranted to add some extra spice to the game! Pepperoni Madness 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Independent developer Advenworks is proud to announce the release and availability of Birdy Party 1.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Birdy Party offers a daily dose of disco and challenge to iPhone users. It ingeniously combines match-3 games and 2048 swiping to give the player a unique experience. With more than 10 hours of free to play challenges, Birdy Party won’t let its players get bored with its rewarding new trials added every day. Birdy Party 1.0.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Food & Drink – OneTable is proud to announce the release of OneTable 1.0.13, their new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which allows users to explore available Shabbat dinners by city, search and filter for specific dinners, sign up to attend a dinner, and even manage dinners they are hosting. Everyone can find the right Friday night dinner, whether that’s roasting challah over a campfire, toasting with rose on a rooftop, or anything in-between. OneTable is here for however you Shabbat. OneTable 1.0.13 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food and Drink category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Education – Ahoiii Entertainment is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Inspired by classical lift-out puzzles, the educational game Fiete Puzzle is very easy to play. The intuitive controls and large puzzle pieces are ideal for infants. Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Photos & Video – InfyOm is proud to announce the release of InfyPics – Best Photo editor frame collage maker 1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app offers hundreds of blending backgrounds/frames/magazines, collage layouts up to 6 photos and hundreds of single image layout editor, hundreds of text-overlays and millions of possible photo effects combinations, thousands of stickers to consume with lots of various categories with scrapbooks. InfyPics – Best Photo editor frame collage maker 1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Business – OrangeTreeApps, LLC recently launched the L-Card Pro app that introduces eco-friendly, affordable, electronic business cards on the go. The app is welcomed by professionals who are finding it increasingly cumbersome to carry paper cards. The app will solve this problem effectively by allowing users to create, carry, share and manage unlimited business cards electronically on their smartphones and tablets. L-Card Pro 1.1 is available for a Free download with Online Subscription at iTunes app store in the Business category. There is also a Web app version. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Social Networking – Big Fire Innovations, LLC is excited to announce the official launch of Let’s Grub 1.05.04 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the first and only mobile app that makes dining meet-ups quick and easy. Let’s Grub is a comprehensive mobile app that simplifies the process of getting together in social situations. When it comes to grabbing lunch, meeting for drinks, or setting dinner plans, Let’s Grub fills a void where other options have fallen short. The process is simple: Search – Invite – Eat.  Let’s Grub 1.05.04 is free and is available worldwide in the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Games – 23 Ra Games is pleased to announce the release of Zombie Raider Of Ra 2.0, their exciting game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Zombie Raider Of Ra is an 3D action game for mobile phones that boasts simple controls and amazing gameplay. The main goal of the game is run as many meters as possible, but the game offers much more, such as collecting achievements or rivaling other players. Zombie Raider Of Ra 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Social Networking – Hirshmania! LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of TV Yapp 1.0.9, their new social networking/chat app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. TV Yapp was developed specifically for people who love talking about TV but hate spoilers. TV Yapp 1.0.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. TV Yapp on the App Store
  33. iOS/Productivity – Independent developer, Michal Kos is pleased to announce the release of a new version of an iOS app Quick Notes. Simple and efficent app for writing notes that you want to access anywhere, anytime in your Notifications Center or on Apple Watch. Quick Notes – Notes with widget 2.0.1 is available for free with In-App purchase unlocking all features. It is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  34. macOS/Photography – Romanian professional software company, Day 1 Solutions SRL announces the launch of their multimedia app Image Cleaner – Duplicate Photo Finder and Remover 1.0, for macOS. After a few successful macOS apps like: Icon Plus, Perfect Face and Image Crop with over 10K users, this new vision of the company offers more flexibility for their users to uncover many different layers of their needs. Image Cleaner – Duplicate Photo Finder and Remover 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Download from the Mac App Store
  35. iOS/Games – Ovilex Soft, the global leader in 3D driving simulator apps with more than 100 million downloads and a Facebook community that recently added its 750,000th fan, announced today that its much-anticipated new title Driving School 2017 is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. There is no cost to download the app. Driving School 2017 Version 1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes

iOS App Adaptation of Science Fiction Novel “Cumulus”

Books – Bound is pleased to announce the launch of “Cumulus,” an adaptation of the original novel by best-selling author Eliot Peper. Bound is a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. The app is available for free in the iOS App Store.

“Cumulus takes place in a world that we seem to be barreling into,” said the author. “Tech consolidation, ambient AI, crumbling public institutions, escalating economic inequality, persistent surveillance, these are all things that have migrated from science fiction into reality. Bound’s platform will bring that world to life, enriching the narrative with original art and extras. It’s been a delight seeing how deep their sourcebook goes, and I can’t wait for fans to access it. We all read books, watch movies, and play games. But Bound is leveraging the malleability of digital media to build something new and unique, a perfect example of what the future of storytelling might look like.”

Bound recently launched with exclusive content based on the new novel “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.” by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, and “Purgatorio,” a sci-fi adventure series by award-winning author John Shirley, based on the “Midnight Star: Renegade” mobile game universe developed by Industrial Toys and best-selling author John Scalzi. Bound has also announced agreements with acclaimed creators Gunslinger Studios, former Pixar and Telltale Games creative Stephan Bugaj, award-winning game writer Matt Entin, and writer and linguist Nick Farmer. Bound will be announcing new relationships in the coming months.

About Eliot Peper

Eliot Peper is a novelist and strategist based in Oakland, CA. He writes fast-paced, deeply-researched stories with diverse casts that explore the intersection of technology and society and is the author of Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series.

He’s helped build numerous technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang.

His books have been praised by Popular Science, Businessweek, TechCrunch, io9, and Ars Technica, and he has been a speaker at places like Google, Qualcomm, and Future in Review.

About Bound

Bound is a mobile fiction platform for people that love heroes, villains, and epic stories set in interesting worlds. Founded by game industry veterans, the company is an angel-backed startup based in Southern California.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.2 or later
  • 136 MB

Bound 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

I like this new format of reading, audio, and artwork. I’ve downloaded Bound and started on Cumulus, though I have not gotten very far yet. This is something that I encourage you to try if you have an iOS device and like books.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 06/2017

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.

June 2017

  1. iOS/Games – MobileTin is proud to announce the release of Tap Drift – Wild Run Car Racing 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This new generation car racing game involves amazing drifting skills in order to feel the best car racing experience ever.  Tap Drift – Wild Run Car Racing 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Tap Drift – Wild Run Car Racing 1.1
  2. iOS/Games – Heliox Media, an independent developer of casual games, today is pleased to announce the release of Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush in space 1.1, their new casual game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Rocket Miner, players must test their fast reactions to survive the asteroid field while collecting valuable items, and ultimately to reach the highest score. Collision with enemies are lethal, while picking up gold and gem asteroids, along with valuable container ships are rewarding. The game is a spin-off of the previously released physics game Space geckos – Recuse Mission, which was inspired by real world events in 2014. Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush in space 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Productivity – DEVONtechnologies today is pleased to announce the release of DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5, the iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac. DEVONthink To Go is DEVONtechnologies’ document management solution for iOS. Serving as repository for a large variety of data types it lets users keep all their important documents with them at all times. It offers a rich set of organizing features as well as built-in viewers and editors for many file formats. A document provider extension makes documents available in other apps and the fast and reliable synchronization keeps the data always in sync with its Mac counterpart, DEVONthink, without compromizing the user’s privacy. DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5 is $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase.  Purchase and Download
  4. iOS/Business – ABBYY(R), a leading global provider of technologies and solutions to action information, today announced the launch of the cloud-based web client for ABBYY Business Card Reader. The new web version gives iOS and Android users access to their digitized contacts on a computer, in addition to a smartphone, tablet and Apple Watch. Due to the cross-platform synchronization, business cards digitized using the mobile app are instantly uploaded to the cloud storage, which is encrypted and protected to guarantee user security and privacy. To use ABBYY Business Card Reader’s web client, open BCR’s website, click Login and enter the email and password you used to synchronize your contacts with the cloud in the mobile app. The web client works with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. All the features are free for the users of the mobile app. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – Vichitra Games, the critically acclaimed game development studio launches Mrityu – The Terrifying Maze 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Mrityu is the newest game published by this India-based game development studio after the critically acclaimed: Politics Challenge, Mystery Numbers and Romi and Road Juliet. Mrityu – The Terrifying Maze 1.1 is free and is available through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Kloppe Media, a German indie game studio, is pleased to announce the release of its latest title, Tappy Sky 1.01 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Windows 10 devices. The game is a unique mix of shoot em up and clicker game where you must fight back an alien invasion. Tappy Sky 1.01 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. macOS/Productivity – PowerSurge Publishing is proud to announce the release of Notenik 3.0 for macOS. Does the Mac world really need another note-taking app? Perhaps not, and yet a new one, Notenik, has recently entered this crowded field. For users seeking cutting-edge user interface design, all we can say is: best move along, this is not the app you were looking for. Similarly, for those who have been beguiled by the notion that a “note” consists of all sorts of odds and ends other than text, Notenik will not be their cup of tea.  Notenik 3.0 is free, and is available at the Notenik website. Direct Download Link
  8. iOS/Photo & Video – So Many Ideaz Pty Ltd. is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Pug Chalk Photo Editor – Stickers for Dog & Puppy 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Pug Chalk Photo Editor is the new and decidedly different photo editor created especially for Pugs and their Hoomans. Pug lovers can share the fun by using amusing stickers, stencils, and more to create entertaining photos of their four-legged friends. Pug Chalk – make your Pugs talk. Pug Chalk Photo Editor – Stickers for Dog & Puppy 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Convenient in-app purchases offer entertaining stickers and artwork to enhance pug photos. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – 1Games is proud to announce the release of Wild Zombie Online 1.1, its fun-to-play animal action/adventure game developed for iOS and Android devices. Go hunt! If you don’t hunt first, you will be hunted. In Wild Zombie Online, you must become a powerful and violent wild animal hunter who can beat back attacks of numerous hostile animals and to make all wild animals tremble in fear. With gigantic monsters, you must subdue and hunt wild animals who resist and come at you. You must bravely confront the attacks by strong and rough carnivores and give the fear of death to herbivores who stand up against you in a large herd. Wild Zombie Online 1.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Wild Zombie Online 1.1
  10. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce the release of Mr. Catt – Romantic Matching Puzzle 1.5, the significant update to their fascinating and amazingly beautiful puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Mr. Catt – Romantic Matching Puzzle 1.5 is free, and is available through the App Store in the Game category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Quran Reading is please to announce the release of Surah Al-fatiha Mp3 & More Surahs 1.3, their Quran reading app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. Short Surah of Quran is an iOS Quran reading application which includes fifteen short Surah of Quran with their translation, Word by word transliteration and mp3 recitation. It acts like Quran tutor which teaches Muslim Kids the basics of Quran with easy learning features. Surah Al-fatiha Mp3 & More Surahs 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – Bleeding Edge Studios is proud to announce the release of Extreme Well Death Stunt Car 1.0, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Bleeding Edge Studios’ latest endeavor into the realm of free-to-play 2D and 3D action and racing games is not frothy. Extreme Well Death Stunt Car is a trial of dexterity which puts the player overdue the helm of an action and thrilling racing game. The game features truly heart-stopping with treat of thrills and spills, while at the same time immersing gamers with interest building texture which guaranteed to challenge any player in new journey in Extreme Well Death Stunt Car. Extreme Well Death Stunt Car 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Games – Liontech Studios is proud to announce the release of Ascension 1.3, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. A mobile game like no other, Ascension will have you feeling everything from happiness, relaxation and joy to sadness, tension and anger.  Ascension 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – MobileTin is pleased to announce the release of Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator 1.0, its parking simulator for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Cargo 3D Car Parking is an amazing game simulator which tests your car driving and parking skills simultaneously. It is designed with amazing features which stands it out from other competition games apps. Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator 1.0
  15. iOS/Lifestyle – ChackApps is proud to announce the release of TicktsUp 1.0.1 for iOS, a new app to scan and save your purchase receipts. With TicktsUp, now you can save all those old receipts that have accumulated in your wallet. Never worry about losing or throwing away a receipt or ticket again. For a limited period, TicktsUp 1.0.1 will be free. TicktsUp is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – Super Awesome Inc. is proud to announce the release of LuckyStrike: Slot machine RPG 1.0.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPhone touch and Android devices. Lucky Strike was first shown in Korea on February 22nd and has received main featuring in both the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Lucky Strike: Slot Machine RPG 1.0.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Lucky Strike: Slot Machine RPG 1.0.3
  17. iOS/Productivity – Fanatic Software, developers of the wildly popular Pocket Informant for iOS, macOS, and Android, announces an update for Informant 5 (Release 5.11), an excellent productivity app for managing your busy personal and professional life. Informant is a cross-platform planner app that combines your Calendar, Tasks, Projects, and Notes into a single app. Informant 5.11 has some new updates such as a new Date Picker that resembles an actual calendar, and a new watchOS app. This release also addresses a number of small fixes and crashes that some users were experiencing.  Pocket Informant 5.11 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/News – Matrix News LLC today announces a limited time giveaway of Matrix News 1.0. A brand new RSS Reader + Radio player app for iOS devices that also reads incoming news. Matrix News allows you to view all of your preferred news sources and play your favorite radio stations from a single place. When configured with all of your favorite news, this app is the most efficient news reader that you’ll encounter with its unique features. It will even read the incoming news to you. Matrix News 1.0 is FREE for a limited time. Normally $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Photo & Video – Button Software Inc. has brought many amazing applications for the iOS users worldwide. This time, it is all about photo editing and collage as the software giant today is pleased to announce the release of Mixoo, an all-new and updated version of its most downloaded application. Mixoo has recently received new updates with version 3.0 and it is available for download on App Store for free. Button Software Inc. is known for creating excellent and unique applications that are the result of consistent research and development with Mixoo being no exception as the professional photo editing and collage making app is the ultimate solution for everyone in their pockets. Mixoo 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Games – Sporting an arcade like cartoonish look and feel, Rocklien Run is a space runner game that entertains and excites without end. It is colorful, fast, and full of fun. But be forewarned – while it is one of the easier games in terms of learning how to play – but, it will be one the hardest games for you to master. In this game, you are spaceship commander and it’s your job to steer your ship at whatever speed you like into the unknown, while avoiding anything that could cause you to explode or be destroyed. The outerspace you will encounter will be unlike anything you would see in Cosmos; rather, you will be warping through rainbow fields. Free from iTunes. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Health & fitness – Certified meditation coach and founder of OMG. I Can Meditate!, Lynne Goldberg, today is very pleased to announce the official launch of Breethe 3.0, the next generation of the popular guided meditation and mindfulness app for iOS and Android devices. Re-named Breethe, the app builds on the success of OMG. I Can Meditate! as one of the world’s top meditation apps and the easiest way to meditate. And now sets its sights on becoming the definitive companion app to help people enjoy a lifestyle of calm and balance. As more and more people are experiencing the benefits of meditation, they are seeking to integrate these benefits into all aspects of their daily lives. Breethe 3.0 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Entertainment – Introducing the latest update, CutCuts 0.0.26, for the debut application of Independent Developer Jacob Brubaker, a minor update to his new auto-merging dub app developed for iOS and Android devices. It would have been better if he/she had said. At some point in time, everyone has thought that. Cutcuts gives people a platform to do exactly that. And in the most user friendly way on the market.  CutCuts 0.0.26 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Books – Today Bound is announcing the launch of “Purgatorio,” a new fiction series by award-winning author John Shirley, based on the “Midnight Star: Renegade” mobile game universe developed by Industrial Toys and best-selling author John Scalzi. Bound is a new mobile app that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. Bound is available in the IOS app store. Bound 1.0 is Free and currently available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category.  Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Photo & Video – Ollywan Limited announces the latest version of Winstag 1.2.2, an app for the stylists and fashion bloggers. The updated version of the Winstag app has now been made available by Ollywan Limited for the savvy and fashion conscience individual. It provides a platform where the trendiest individuals can become influencers of the fashion and style space. It provides users with an opportunity to share the latest styles and trends that the fashion industry has to offer. This unique platform also allows its users to follow their friends, bloggers, and celebrities to see what they are wearing as well. Winstag app is currently available for Free worldwide through the iTunes app store in Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Stickers – Happy the dog, Rainbow giraffe, Lila the bird, Ducky (the duck!) and more fun characters are brightening up iMessage conversations around the globe, as The Happy Juul Company are proud to launch their new iOS Sticker App “Happy Juul.” Offering over 100 stickers, Happy Juul 1.33 allows people of all ages to add charm, fun and color to their daily iMessage conversations. Happy Juul 1.33 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Stickers category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Photo & Video – While emojis add fun and flair to any conversation, after a while even the biggest library of expressions and icons gets boring and predictable. Fortunately, that’s a problem that the developers at Picartio Inc. have solved with their delightful – and certainly unique – new app FantasMoji.  FantasMoji 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Food & Drink – For the vast majority of people, understanding and deciphering complex and confusing food label ingredients is impossible, and often leads to making eating choices that aren’t aligned with their weight management and wellness goals – or are just plain unsafe and hazardous to their health. Finally, this common problem has a brilliant solution: the innovative new Whatsinit? app from Two Docs Ltd. Whatsinit? 1.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Education – Clapenjoy SRL is proud to announce the release of Preschool Learning Games for kids – Hello Spring 1.22 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The learning games for kids encourages them to discover nature, an early science kids app especially designed for ages 2 to 5. Play and learn with free preschool and kindergarten interactive games, puzzles and enjoy the colorful rewards. Preschool Learning Games for kids – Hello Spring 1.22 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Productivity – KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of “Find that Book” version 1.0 for iPhone and iPad devices. You’ve got plenty of books in various bookcases and you stopped trying to sort them? This App will help you find them! Once and for all take photos of your books by bundles and keyword them (titles, authors). Find that Book 1.0 is Free until 50 book bundles and can be unlocked and ad free for an in-app purchase of $1.99 USD (free during the launch week). It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity (Books) categories. Download From iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game today is pleased to announce the release of 2048 Time Attack 1.0, a new incarnation of the popular 2048 game for iOS and Android devices. Featuring fast-paced, yet intuitive gameplay, 2048 Time Attack offers the added challenge of a time limit with numerous modes and options to unlock. 2048 Time Attack 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Games – Every so often you’ll come across a game that’s a bit different and gives you a new challenge to take on. It’s a game where you get to build your own solar system, complete with its own sun and a bunch of planets. It’s not as easy as you would think, because once you have the sun in place, there is its gravity that you have to contend with and the gravitational pull from the various other planets you start to place. When you first download DP Gravity Simulator you will see an informational page that tells you how things will start out and what you need to do to add planets and create balance between them. The information provided is extremely helpful, but in very small print, so it’s a bit hard to read. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Entertainment – Maysalward(MRD) is proud to announce the release of Magic Painting 1.0, the company’s new entertainment app developed for iOS and Android devices. Magic Painting is an augmented reality AR Coloring Book App in which children can color characters in a printed coloring book and check their work using a mobile device. The drawing is detected, tracked and augmented with an animated 3-D version of the character texture according to the child’s coloring. The App is based on a live texturing process that applies the captured texture from a 2-D colored drawing, and then turning it into a 3-D character in real time. Magic Painting 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Medical – A Boston based company – CarePassport – is on a mission to enable patients to take control of their medical records by allowing patients to aggregate, store, share and manage all their medical data including radiology images, lab results, dental, vitals, medications and more at no cost to the patient. CarePassport brings patient data together in one single, secure health portal, and allows patients to create a secure medical wallet with key information including demographics, insurance, emergency contacts and important health info for emergencies, such as blood type, allergies and medications. The app enables patients to import their medical data from any current patient portal or EMR. CarePassport 6.0.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Games – Indie developers Wenpo Sun, Andrew Milton and Aileen Marie Bayaca are pleased to announce their pulp sci-fi arcade shooter and endless runner hybrid “Rocklien Run” has been featured on Apples “New games we love” list in the Australian and New Zealand App Stores. Rocklien Run 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Education – Good-game-experience studio, Gro Play today introduces Grow Forest, their new kids play app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Developed for ages 3-9 years, Grow Forest is a city builder game and a mini game collection, in which children develop a wonderful, healthy forest community and learn about environmental topics in a simple and entertaining way. Grow Forest 1.1.1 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. To buy the full version the users can make a one time purchase ($3.99) inside the app. Players will be able to continue building the world they have created in the free version. Download from iTunes
  36. macOS/Music – AppGeneration has released a major update for myTuner Radio app for Mac. Besides the main features that are common to all of myTuner Radio apps and platforms: listening to 40,000 live radio stations from more than 200 countries/territories, listening to more than 1 million podcasts and finding the top played songs on the radio, the new version comes with a redesigned UI and it’s compatible with MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Version 2 of myTuner Radio for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store! There is a Pro at $9.99 and a Free version. Both are available on the Mac App Store.
  37. iOS/Games – Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Who isn’t, and if you have ever fantasized about being in such dramatic and grand times, without the bad stuff, then downloading Castle Breakout should be at the top of your download list. Castle Breakout is exactly what it claims to be; you are a castle security expert, somehow stuck in the castle and your challenge is to get out. To completely escape the castle, it will take several levels of escaping to finally get out, but that’s what makes it so exciting! A cool way of thinking about this game is that it’s the digital version of the popular escape rooms we’ve seen popping up all over. Your challenge to escape a room in this game is to solve puzzles and get closer to the key that will unlock the door to each of the 10 unique and intricate environments within which you will explore, decipher, solve and escape. Can you escape? Free through iTunes. Download from the iTunes store
  38. iOS/Travel – If you don’t like playing it by ear, this might be the travel app that helps you to get everything organized for your local, or international trips. No more calling here, there, and everywhere- crystal clear planning can all take place in the palm of your hand with Preparture. Signing in is made easy by using your Facebook or Google account. The landing screen has a colorful, fun feel that says “let’s explore”. There are two main icons on the screen: One for traveling locally, and the other for travelling in the next 24 hours. Other icons in the background let you know that this app does more than just keep dates and times. Clicking on the local icon will take you to your method of travel, and from there you insert your current location and destination details. Free through the App store. Download from iTunes
  39. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that Collider Shapes is going to be released on iOS and Android all over the world on June 29th. Collider Shapes is a game of dodge which includes 99 levels and three modes in total. Started with unlocked Standard mode, players can unlock Inverted mode and Angles mode with 2000 points. Players can earn points by passing a level or colliding with the green and orange power ups. Collider Shapes 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes