Category Archives: iOS

Like to Read? Here is a free source of ebooks

(See my other Reading related posts) – With many in self-quarantine, we are looking for ways to occupy our time. One pastime many of us enjoy is reading. Of course, that can quickly get expensive if we read many books.

I came across the article “How to read books for free on your iPhone and iPad” a couple of days ago. The article explains how to use the Libby App to borrow books from your local library. If you don’t have a library card you can even request one through the App at some libraries. The App is available on the App Store for iOS devices.

If this interests you, visit “How to read books for free on your iPhone and iPad” for a how-to on setting up and using Libby.

Revised and Expanded FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software List for 02/2020

software

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing repeatedly in this list. I think the directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to discover Mac software. 

The macOS Software directory is updated frequently and currently contains more than 460 entries. More than 170 of those entries are available for FREE download.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

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

February 2020

  1. Games – Astral World LP is proud to announce the release and availability of The Astral World 1.04 for the iPhone. Technically a fitness application, Astral World puts the typical process far beyond what is accustomed thanks to the augmented reality technologies. Astral World 1.04 is free ans is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from the App Store
  2. Health & Fitness – Independent developer, Nikolay Iliev today is proud to announce the release of Rina 90 Day Diet 1.4.0, an important update to his popular weight loss app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 90 Day Diet is a quite simple and functional mobile application that can be used by anyone. Even the persons who never kept a diet in their entire lives can use this user-friendly weight loss app. This app is based on the extremely popular 90 days challenge diet. Rina 90 Day Diet 1.4.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from the App Store
  3. Social Networking – Today, Alexandre Colucci is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Clatters 1.0, an app exclusively designed for the iPhone and iPad. Clatters makes it easy to monitor in one place a brand name, product name or any other keyword on social networks – Twitter, Reddit, HackerNews and even comments on the iOS App Store. Thanks to on-device sentiments analysis, users get insights into the audience emotions and can quickly take actions: retweet, like or reply with a predefined message. Clatters 1.0 is free to download and use. It is available worldwide exclusively through the iOS App Store in the Social Networking category. Clatters Pro unlocks a range of advanced features and is an optional paid subscription. Monthly subscription: $2.99. Yearly subscription: $29.99 (USD). Download from the App Store
  4. Navigation – There is excellent news for truckers across the USA who wish there was a quick and easy way to find trucking jobs! The TruckBook app, launched by California-based TruckBook Inc, is a comprehensive platform for truckers to check and apply to jobs across the country, find real-time information related to maps, routes, roadside assistance, and truck stops. TruckBook: Jobs Maps Repair 2.7 is currently available for Free at the Apple Store  under the ‘Navigation’. Download from the App Store
  5. Lifestyle – Pixite, Inc. is pleased to announce Zinnia Journal 1.0, the newest in a line of best-in-class creativity apps, is available for pre-order now. Zinnia is a journaling app that incorporates the creativity of a sketch pad with the practical features of Bullet Journaling(R). Zinnia will be a daily companion that will encourage mindful activities such as sketching, planning, collaging, and tracking the things you want to do today and in the future. It’s a great way to document activities with friends, what you’re reading, your daily routine and anything else going on in your life. Zinnia Journal 1.0 will be Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Zinnia also offers an optional subscription to Zinnia Premium which gives you access to unlimited journals and pages. Download from the App Store
  6. Games – MADFINGER Games has announced that Shadowgun War Games, the latest release in their critically-acclaimed mobile games franchise, is now available on iOS and Android devices. Earlier entries in the series, including Shadowgun, Shadowgun: Deadzone, and Shadowgun Legends, have been enjoyed by 50 million mobile players worldwide. Players can get in on the action by downloading the game from the App Store or Google Play Store today. Shadowgun War Games is now available as a free download on the App Store. Download from the App Store
  7. Games – For those of you who wish to be soccer superstars but find yourself stuck in a rut – OM Entertainment, a company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that specializes in games and entertainment – has released a high-octane soccer-themed disc game that will give you the thrill of competing in premier soccer leagues around the world on your smartphone. Fans of Soccer version 1.0.11 is available for Free with In-App purchases on the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store
  8. Business – Cynapse is updating Numerics: the KPI dashboard app exclusively designed for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch – with 2 new cloud service integrations, Teamwork Projects & Jamf Pro. The new version also empowers the Help Scout integration by adding new KPIs to now present stats for chats, phone, docs along with overall company performance.  Numerics 6.1 is a universal app for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. It is available as a free download exclusively on the App Store with many free services including custom data sources like CSV and JSON available for users to track their KPIs. Numerics Pro is an in-app subscription with a monthly and annual option. Pro unlocks access to all integrated services, allows adding of unlimited dashboards & widgets. The in-app Pro subscription comes with a 7-day trial that can be canceled at any time. Download from the App Store
  9. Travel – CrossAxis Inc. is very pleased to announce the release of OodyMate 3.1.1, an update to their social travel app developed for all travelers and foodies. This social travel app provides the opportunity to meet other foodies, anywhere in the world. OodyMate is not an itinerary recommendation app, nor is it a dating app. Female solo travelers with safety concerns can request to meet with other women only. OodyMate 3.1.1 is completely free of charge (free from advertisements) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from the App Store
  10. Games – Indie game developer, Toward Inc. is proud to announce the release of The Witch’s Forest 1.1.9, an update to the company’s fun-to-play Black Forest casual RPG title for iOS and Android devices. Version 1.1.9 offers minor bug fixes with optimaized performance. Featuring a beautiful and unique graphic design, The Witch’s Forest offers a unique style of gameplay. Players only grow the world tree The forest was beautiful and tranquil due to the World Tree and the witch, the sources of magic. The Witch’s Forest 1.1.9 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store

Revised and Expanded FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software List for 1/2020

software

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing repeatedly in this list. I think the directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to discover Mac software. 

The macOS Software directory is updated frequently and currently contains more than 420 entries. More than 150 of those entries are available for FREE download.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

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

January 2020

  1. Games – Newly formed EdTech start-up KalamTech has just announced the launch of its latest game Human Heroes Counting Fun, available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Fresh off his latest outing in Human Heroes Einstein’s Clock, which has been downloaded 20,000 times across both the App Store, Albert Einstein is back on the stage, now equipped with a balloon pump of magic and wonder to help children of all ages learn about counting seconds. Human Heroes Counting Fun 1.1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store
  2. Entertainment – Sincere Apps SIA is pleased to announce the release of Piano Chords and Scales 4.0, an important feature update to their popular music app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Piano Chord and Scales allows you to understand all the piano theory related to chords, scales and song composing. The true goal for creating this app was to lower the barrier for an individual to start playing and understanding piano. How all the theory comes together and how songs can be composed. Piano Chords and Scales 4.0 is Free (With $7.99 in-app purchase to unlock more content) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from the App Store
  3. Games – If you’re a base building fanatic, you may already be familiar with the space-age, resource pirating, hero ship piloting game Fleets of Heroes. Think of some of the barbarian village builders you may have played, add some upgrade/resource complexity, put yourself in space, and you won’t be too far off. After a relatively quiet release and slow-burning soft launch phase , Inner Hero LLC has officially released its anticipated v2.0 update, kicking Fleets of Heroes gameplay into high gear as of January 16, 2020. Fleets of Heroes 2.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store
  4. Business – U.S. Publications, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of GoNGet for iOS and Android. With GoNGet, it’s easy to get any work done by the right person with the right expertise. Need your driveway shoveled? Want to get an in-home massage? Need your car detailed? Just post a job, list your price and professionals will start applying immediately. Developed by U.S. Publications, Inc., GoNGet User and GoNGet Service Provider apps is a match that works. Both GoNGet apps (GoNGet 1.1) are free and available through the App Store in the Business category. There is no subscription or dues required. The user is in control. It’s like having a personal assistant at your fingertips – just tap the app.  GoNGet Users on the App Store
  5. Entertainment – The Clash Soft today is proud to announce the release of TVSofa, its new tv show and movies tracking app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Powerful and intuitive to use, TVSofa helps anyone manage all movies and tv shows that they are watching, has watched or is pending to watch. The app also provides the user the opportunity to watch any movie or tv show on their favorite streaming providers, such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu… TVSofa 1.0.3 is Free (With $2.99 premium upgrade In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from the App Store
  6. Games – MansaPlay, has recently launched the latest version (7.2.8) of their mobile strategy game app, Numfeud – Rummy, Okey, Sudoku for iOS and Android devices. Numfeud is packed with the power of highly engaging and challenging turn-based multiplayer board-games with the benefit of playing it on your smartphone against worldwide users, whenever the mood strikes! Numfeud 7.2.8 is available for Free with In-App purchases on the App Store in the Games category and also available for Free with In-App purchases.  Download from the App Store
  7. Games – Flowmotion Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce the release of Cooking Crush: Restaurant Dash 1.0.6 their game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game sets a new standard for innovation within the cooking game category. Inspired by the industry-leading cooking games, it allows players to push beyond the kitchen into control of an entire restaurant. Cooking Crush: Restaurant Dash 1.0.6 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store

    See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!

Product Review: Anker Powerwave Stand

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(See my other Product Reviews) – I had problems with the Qi charging pad (W-18 Thunder Plus Fast Charging Wireless Charger) I originally bought and used with my iPhone 8 so I looked on Amazon and found the Anker Powerwave Stand. I have been using it now for a couple of months and I am very happy with it. 

The phone sits on the stand and easily aligns with the magnetic coil for consistent charging. It has dual coils that allow for either landscape or portrait orientation on the stand. The stand is capable of “Quick Charge” for Samsung phones, but I only use the Standard Charge Mode with my iPhone 8. I can even leave the Otterbox case on my phone and it works well with it. 

If you are looking for a Qi charger for you smartphone, I can recommend this one. 

Pros

  1. Qi Certified
  2. Less than $20 on Amazon ($18.99 the day I write this review)
  3. Works with phone in landscape or portrait orientation

Cons

  1. Fast charging on iPhone is not supported
  2. Uses a USB Micro-A connector for power input 
  3. Only a 3 ft USB cable is provided
  4. You must provide a 5V 2A power source

Revised and Expanded FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software List for 12/2019

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing repeatedly in this list. I think the directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to discover Mac software. 

The macOS Software directory is updated frequently and currently contains more than 280 entries. More than 100 of those entries are available for FREE download.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

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

December 2019

  1. Education and Entertainment – Independent developer Boleslaw Walczyk today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Pico Christmas Tree AR 1.0, his entertaining holiday-themed app for iPhone and iPad devices. The app allows users to place a Christmas tree anywhere in the room and decorate it using a wide selection of ornaments and decorations. Pico Christmas Tree AR 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education and Entertainment categories. Additional decorations are available via convenient in-app purchases. The app is intended for ages 8 and up. Download in App Store
  2. Music – Interactive Coconut today announces the launch of Music Vibes, piano app for iOS that doesn’t just play music as audio, it can also play it as haptic vibrations. That’s right, you can feel the music with vibrations! If you place the phone to your jaw, or the side of your head, the vibrations can be “heard” as music – even by some deaf or hard of hearing people! A fascinating and thrilling experience. Music Vibes is free. It does offer an In-App purchase of $1.99 (USD) to download a Christmas Pack of Christmas melodies – a pack of 15 Christmas classics, especially for this month, that you can play. The developer has also provided several preset melodies to load, and expects to add to these over time. Download from the App Store
  3. Shopping – ShopSavvy Inc. has released a new version of its app on iOS that provides shipping costs, times and tax costs. The new information will be displayed in the product results screen for each product and retailer. The ShopSavvy App has over 40 million downloads worldwide is the leading shopping app for holiday season deal hunters. “Our users have been asking us to provide tax and shipping information for years but the technical limitations have just come together recently. This feature really levels the playing field for retailers who provide great deals on shipping and we couldn’t be happier to bring this long requested feature to users”, said Jake Marsh Vice President and Co-founder. Download from the App Store
  4. Shopping – Grappetite LLC is pleased to release a new updated and improved version of the GiftList gift planning app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that was updated earlier this Fall. GiftList 1.33 can be found on the GiftList webpage, on the Apple store. GiftList 1.33 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Shopping category.  Download From the App Store
  5. Social Networking – YeahWeKhan, LLC is proud to announce the release of Twoish 1.1, a minor update to the company’s popular dating app developed for iOS and Android devices. Ever felt tongue-tied on a date? Not because you were smitten, but only because you and your partner had nothing common to do or talk about. That’s the pitfall of online dating apps that allow users to swipe right or left based on looks. A few online chats are not enough to reveal someone’s personality to ensure a successful date. However, Twoish, the new kid on the dating block, breaks away from the conventional format of dating apps by enabling users to choose each other based on events they’d like to attend in an area. Twoish app is currently available for free on the App Store under the ‘Social Networking’ category. Download from the App Store
  6. Lifestyle – Beutics, a new flagship on-demand service app was recently launched as a pilot in 3 cities of UAE. The app has been smartly designed to be used by anyone and offers well-thought conveniences and delightful ways to save. The app functions as a marketplace to help users find the finest salon, spa, fitness, clinical aesthetics, and home services in areas around them: a model that connects beauty and fitness enthusiasts with opportunity-seeking service providers. The app brings the much-required visibility and harmony into an industry that is highly fragmented and disorganized. The service industry is known to be very demanding and Beutics technology disrupts the status quo by helping people embrace change and choices effortlessly. Beutics 1.1 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Lifestyle category and Google Play under the Beauty category. Download User App from the App Store
  7. Games – Starmaps, LLC is proud to announce the immediate release and availability of Cipher Set 1.1, their puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Cipher Set is a puzzle game composed of nearly 100 levels. It is built with the player’s thought-process in mind to convey a specific idea through a moment of epiphany, with plenty of fun surprises. The difficulty comes not from needless complexity or tedious length, but from thoughtful design and clever solutions to perceived impossibilities. Cipher Set is non-linear, with levels that can be explored and completed in many orders. The rules of play are discovered along the way, with new operations introduced in subsequent levels.  Cipher Set 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A convenient in-app purchase of $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) is available to unlock the full game. Cipher Set 1.1
  8. Social Networking – Wekthor, a new app startup, has launched its new mobile app Maja for free worldwide. Maja was designed specifically to change the way that people interact with their neighbors, ask for favors and help, and build stronger communities worldwide. The way the app works is simple. Users log in and then send requests for help from their nearby neighbors and community members. With a simple, easy-to-use interface, requests for help can be sent in just seconds and tagged with a user’s location and other information. It’s as easy as writing a request and pressing a button. Maja 1.0.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from the App Store
  9. Artifex Software Inc., developers of the SmartOffice family of products is pleased to announce the release of a tiered premium plan for the popular mobile office editing and PDF viewer app, SmartOffice. SmartOffice 3.6.12

Revised and Expanded FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software List for 11/2019

software
I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing repeatedly in this list. I think the directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to discover Mac software. 

The macOS Software directory is updated frequently and currently contains more than 380 entries. More than 140 of those entries are available for FREE download.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

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.

iOS Apps November 2019

  1. Games – Pavel Guzenko at ByteyBeasts has announced his completely reworked game, Headless D 2.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Previously released on iOS the game is free now. With simple controls and real-time action it’s a perfect single-player game for people in a hurry. Set in Fantasy world you control headless hero and explore randomly generated dungeon, full of dangerous traps, bloodthirsty monsters, and vicious bosses. Headless D 2.6 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download From the App Store
  2. Shopping – MyGiftListApp.com is pleased to release an updated and improved version of their gift planning app introduced late last year. GiftList 1.2 can be found on the GiftList webpage, on the Apple store, or on the Google Play store. GiftList 1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Shopping category. Download From the App Store
  3. Lifestyle – Eureka.Fun LLC is proud to announce the launch of Eureka Dating App 1.1, their online dating apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Eureka Love makes easier to find love among friends, college mates, neighbors or simply other people on the user’s phone contact list. Finding out about others feelings becomes hassle free and actually quite fun with the Eureka Dating App. Eureka Dating App 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from the App Store
  4. Shopping – Monolith Technologies, announced the international release of its popular ShopSavvy App. This release includes international markets including the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and France. The ShopSavvy App has over 40 million downloads worldwide is the leading shopping app for holiday season deal hunters. Further markets and international release on Android coming soon. ShopSavvy 14.7.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from the App Store
  5. Utility – Michigan based entrepreneur, Rachel Cash is proud to announce the release of Elroi VPN Secure & Unlimited for iOS and Android devices. The World Wide Web is a strange place – it has created a world without barriers yet there are geographical and data restrictions that prevent you from browsing all the content available on the internet. For example, if you are in Austria, you may not be able to access the US or Indian Netflix, and vice-versa. Similarly, a lot of content on YouTube is location-based and you may not be able to view the desired video if you are in a restricted location. Elroi 1.2 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Utilities category under the Tools category. Download from the App Store
  6. Games – Ubisoft announced that Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos (v1.0.109) is now available for free on iOS and Android devices. Developed by Playcrab, the game brings the high-fantasy universe of Heroes of Might & Magic in a deep strategy gameplay experience tailored for mobile. Featuring nine modes, the game offers players near-endless challenges as they build an army of iconic Might and Magic heroes and creatures. Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos (v1.0.109) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available through the App Store in the Games category (Requires a compatible smartphone and an online connection). Download from the App Store

Xwavesoft Mac Software Sale

Xwavesoft, of Odessa, Ukraine, follows the established Black Friday tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products such as Be Focused, Cloud Outliner, Focus Matrix, Daily Habits and other. From Tuesday, November 26 through Tuesday, December 3, all Xwavesoft’s productivity applications will be offered at 60% discount (see Xwave Black Friday Sale) on both iOS and Mac App Stores.

Since everyone has a tight schedule and always pressed for time, Xwavesoft team are delighted to introduce applications where the latest productivity principles and techniques are incorporated to keep people more efficient. These apps increase personal productivity and helps to focus on things that really matter.

Pricing and Availability:
* Be Focused Pro (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Be Focused Pro (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Christmas Gift List (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
* Focus Matrix (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Focus Matrix (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
* Cloud Outliner (iOS) – $2.99(USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Cloud Outliner (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (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 $1.99 (USD)
* Top Contacts (iOS) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
* Top Contacts (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $4.99(USD)
* Guest List Organizer (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Guest List Organizer (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
* eXtra Voice Recorder (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* eXtra Voice Recorder (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Magic Cutter (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Tuesday, November 26 through Tuesday, December 3.

 


See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software for 10/2019

software
I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing repeatedly in this list. I think the macOS Software directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to discover Mac software. 

The macOS Software directory is updated frequently and currently contains more than 280 entries. More than 100 of those entries are available for FREE download.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

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.

October 2019

  1. Entertainment – Robots and Pencils Inc. has just released their latest experiment from FunLabs, and this time it’s all about augmented reality. Arfiti, released to the App Store today, allows anyone to leave their mark in the real world digitally. arfiti is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from the App Store
  2. Utility – Creaceed announces the availability of Prizmo Go version 3.0, a major upgrade to their photo-based text grabbing app for iPhone and iPad. Prizmo Go 3.0 brings a unique curved text recognition technique as well as a number of iOS 13 features such as Dark Mode, Apple OCR, Shortcuts Action, and Voice Control. Prizmo Go 3.0 can be freely downloaded on the App Store, and is localized in 17 languages. Text recognition can be tried out, but access to result is limited. Text access (copy/paste, interactions) can be unlocked by purchasing the Export Pack for $7.99 as a one-time purchase. 10 tokens will be received to test Cloud OCRs both for printed text and handwriting. Download from the App Store
  3. News – Independent development team, Rezults LLC today is proud to announce the upcoming availability of Zupdates 2.0, an important update to their social-based information app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Zupdates provides real-time information from other users of the app, offering live updates on information like sales, flight times, traffic, junior sports scores, and even the weather in your area. Zupdates 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. The app is completely free to use, and contains no advertising and in-app purchases. Download from App Store
  4. Lifestyle – Textfeed, Inc., a mobile app startup, is on a mission to cure texting anxiety. To do this, they’ve created a crowd-sourced network of high-quality text messages for a variety of categories that people can copy/paste into their messaging platform of choice. Categories include “Flirt”, “Just matched”, “Ask him/her out” and many more. Texts are ranked within categories in a Reddit-esque upvote/downvote format. Typs 1.0.8 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from the App Store
  5. Games – 1Games is proud to announce the release of Wolf Online 2, its fun-to-play animal action/adventure game developed for iOS and Android devices. Wolf Online 2 is a realistic game that expressed wilderness as is. Players can hunt animals using terrain features, compete with other wolves, and survive from the fights with stronger predators to become the most powerful, superior wolf.  Wolf Online 2 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store
  6. Business – QContractor revolutionizes the estimating process with its sheer speed of setup. UK-based Q-Group Technology, recently launched QContractor 3.0. This significant update, re-designed from the ground up, illustrates the company’s commitment in building powerful mobile estimating experiences for contractors worldwide. QContractor 3.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. In-app purchases are available. Downalod from the App Store
  7. Productivity – TraxItAll Software is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iAchieved 2.0, an important update for their app for iPhone and iPad devices that gives users a way to actually see what’s going on in their lives. iAchieved 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The app uses the freemium model, allowing users to download the app for free to see if they like it. After they have entered 20 Items, they can purchase a subscription via convenient in-app purchase of three years for $4.99. Download from App Store
  8. Lifestyle – Eureka.Fun LLC announced the launch of the mobile app, Eureka Dating App 1.1, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Eureka Love makes it easier to find love among friends, college mates, neighbors or simply other people on the user’s phone contact list. Finding out about others feelings becomes hassle free and actually quite fun with Eureka Love App. Eureka Love 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from App Store
  9. Games – Mobile gamers looking for an addictive and brain taxing challenge should look no further than Word Search from 1UP Games Studio. Offering thousands of AI-generated games, Word Search ensures players will always have a suitable challenge to test their word skills. Word Search 2019 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store

See my Mac and macOS posts


 

Revised FREE iOS Software List for 09/2019

software

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing every month and I think this directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to lookup Mac software. The macOS Software directory can be found here.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

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 2019

  1. Game – Teeterbird, an indie game startup, has recently released a unique mobile game which combines spelling with RPG elements that will appeal to users of all age groups. Founded by Dan Wahl, a professional software engineer with over 10 years of game development experience, the game integrates a highly engaging interface with interesting RPG elements, ensuring a fun experience for plyers. Spell Caster 1.0.4 is available for free for Android and iOS users with [in-app purchases under the Games category.] Download from the App store
  2. Productivity – Wildwood Resources is proud to announce the release of CREATEit, and CREATEit Pro 3.0, an important update to their presentation creation app for the iPad. CREATEit provides everything you need to distribute instructional material that your audience can absorb at their own pace. CREATEit Pro 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download CREATEit from the App Store
  3. Finance – Tekton Technologies, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swift Miles 1.4.7, an important update to their popular mileage tracker app for business users. Swift Miles automatically detects and tracks every mile a user drives. The app allows business users to review those miles using accurate routes of their trips and categorize them as Business, Charity, Medical and Personal. Users can further sub-classify them based on names, so its easier to search on classification to maintain accurate records. Swift Miles also features single tap PDF report generation that can be sent via email to accountants for tax calculations.  Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.7 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable unlimited automatic mileage tracking, $39.99 per year for annual subscriptions or $4.99 per month for monthly subscriptions. Download from the App Store
  4. Travel – Independent developer, Michael Hitzker today is thrilled to announce the release of spotfindr 6.0.0 (Ferdinand), an important update to his popular local drone spot and event finder for iOS and Android devices. With spotfindr, drone pilots can share their favorite spots to fly at and help other pilots discover their next favorite spot. Moreover, users can create an own profile where their submissions are visible. Another crucial factor in favor of spotfindr is the ability to add information about flight restrictions near that spot. The modern and clean User interface already drew dozens of pilots towards the app who now prefer to use spotfindr over any other spot finding app. spotfindr 6.0.0 is Free, ad supported (users can also donate directly to the creator). and available in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and some other countries through the App Store in the Travel category.  Download from the App Store
  5. Game – Spiel Studios Pvt. Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of Man Vs. Missiles: Combat, their latest addictive and challenging game for iOS and Android devices. In this casual, fun, simple yet challenging game, players will test their piloting skills by flying their plane for as long as they can, while avoiding and destroying incoming enemy jets which are continuously trying to bring them down. Man Vs. Missiles: Combat v1.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store
  6. Music – Indie developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui today is proud to announce the release of Everlisten, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. Everlisten is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store
  7. Game – Hristo Zhelev announces the release of a new game called, Ballz Maze 3D. It’s fun, addicting hyper-casual puzzle game. The game is based on current trends on the App Store: like Balls Rotate, Split Balls 3D, and other top Maze Games out there.. This is our own twist. We made it look/feel like those top games, but we also merged different gameplay styles, so basically there’s no other game like this on the App Store. We created something that people will love, something unique.  Ballz Maze 3D 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Ballz Maze 3D 1.0.1
  8. Education – Renowned social language learning mobile app developer, HelloTalk, Inc., announced its iOS and Android language learning app, HelloTalk, has surpassed 15 million registered global users. The HelloTalk app is like no other language learning solution currently available; HelloTalk provides a natural, intuitive experience where users teach each other their respective native languages across their iOS or Android devices. Moreover, HelloTalk provides a unique environment where users engage in real-time language practice with native speakers of that language. It’s a teaching system that has proven extremely easy for language learners, providing a much more natural learning experience than other language learning solutions. HelloTalk 3.5.1 is Free USD (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from the App Store
  9. Health & fitness – Independent app developer Johannes Erschbamer is proud to announce Thirstic, the first smart water drink reminder that automatically adapts to the users’s activity and the weather conditions. Human water needs depend heavily on the daily activity and the environment conditions. Therefore, Thirstic adapts the user’s water intake goal to the current conditions and helps staying hydrated, even on very active or hot days. Thirstic is exclusively available on the App Store as a free download. All basic features can be used without any fees. More advanced features (like access to weather data) require an in-app subscription or an one-time purchase with no expiry. Thirstic is not a medical app. It is intended for informational and reminder purposes only and cannot be used for medical or nutrition advice. Download from the App Store
  10. Game – Independent developer, CDO Apps is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Silly Memory 2.3, an important update to their entertaining “match pair” memory game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. The game puts a new spin on the familiar “match pair” memory games enjoyed by players of all ages. Silly Memory 2.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases unlock game upgrades. Silly Memory on the App Store
  11. Games – Biosoftworld Game Studios is proud to announce the release of Time Squad: Alpha Strike! 1.0.1, the company’s new space shooting game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Offering unique gameplay, players must fight aliens in the solar system, the earth’s orbit and even on theground. They will have to save occupied Earth and defeat alien ground forces. Time Squad: Alpha Strike! 1.0.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store
  12. Lifestyle – LittleQuest LLC announces Fairytrail – Adventure Dates 2.1.1 for iOS and Android devices. Heralded as a “revolutionary dating app” by its users, Fairytrail is a dating app for remote workers, digital nomads, and people passionate about travel. With 8 levels of safety, it provides a dating platform for single people to match with one another, then match on recommended tours. It allows people to date while on the road using video chat and provides a bridge to safely meeting in person. Fairytrail – Adventure Dates 2.1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from App Store
  13. Photography – touchbyte today is proud to announce the release of PhotoSync 4.0 for iOS, a major upgrade to the most versatile and powerful app to transfer, backup and share photos & videos to computer, NAS and cloud. PhotoSync 4.0 for iOS is a free download available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from the App Store
  14. Games – Newly formed EdTech start-up KalamTech has just announced the launch of its latest title Human Heroes Einstein’s Clock for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Fresh off his first outing in Human Heroes Einstein on Time (endorsed by Stephen Fry himself!) the creator of relativity Albert Einstein is back on the stage” only this time he’s equipped with a ton of different clocks to help young children learn how to tell the time. Human Heroes Einstein’s Clock is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download From App Store
  15. Reference – Inverse Metric LLC software company has announced the release of a new app for instant translation in Augmented Reality mode. AR Translator uses a proprietary technology of optical character recognition (OCR) based on AI algorithms, and therefore can recognize text without any connection to external servers. The app supports over 100 languages. AR Translator requires iOS 11.3 or later. The free version offers limited functionality with a fixed number of instant translations, text recognition is unlimited. During the 7-day trial period the user is granted free access to all paid functions. Upon expiration of the trial period the subscription fee is $6.99/month. AR Translator: Scan+ Translate 1.10
  16. Sports – 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will begin September 20th and freelance iOS developer Antoine Barrault is glad to introduce Rugby world 2019 in Japan 1.11 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. It is a free iOS 13 compatible app with dark mode support for following the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Rugby world 2019 in Japan 1.11 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from App Store
  17. Lifestyle – Heralded as a “revolutionary dating app” by its users, Fairytrail is a dating app for remote workers, digital nomads, and people passionate about travel. With 8 levels of safety, it provides a dating platform for single people to match with one another, then match on recommended tours. It allows people to date while on the road using video chat and provides a bridge to safely meeting in person. Fairytrail – Adventure Dates 2.1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from App Store
  18. Reference – Jordan Hipwell today released UniChar 7, a major update to the powerful Unicode app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update introduces several new capabilities only available in iOS 13. UniChar 7 is available to download for free from the App Store in the Reference category. A $4.99 in-app purchase is available to unlock all categories of symbols. Download From App Store
  19. Utility – MeisterApps just launched their first app ‘ControlMeister for Samsung Smart TV’ on the iTunes App Store. The app is available for both iPhone and iPad. Compared with the factory remote control, this new app takes watching your Samsung TV to a whole new level. ControlMeister Remote Control for Samsung TV is a free app which can be downloaded on the iTunes App Store. The free app supports lifetime updates and full functionality without third party ads. ControlMeister is a MeisterApps BV brand. Download from the App Store
  20. Utility – Independent development team, Swamp Dog, LLC is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of WhoDo iPad 1.0, their new app for Apple’s iPad. WhoDo iPad automatically creates new contract records directly from raw text. There are no forms to fill out or text fields to map, users can generate the source text by entering it from the iPad keyboard, clipboard, or the device’s microphone. WhoDo iPad 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utility category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable licenses for each repository or all repositories, either as a one time purchase, or as a 3-month subscription, as described above. Download From the App Store

For macOS Apps, check out my macOS Software Directory. It has been expanded and now contains 65 titles.