Category Archives: iOS

macOS New App Release – Data Shredder

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Product Announcement – ProtectStar of Miami, Florida has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac or Windows computer, and efficiently erase and overwrite all data from the iOS device.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:

  • Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
  • Compatible with all iOS versions
  • Securely erases the free space
  • Completely wipes all data on the device
  • Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
  • Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
  • 24/7 support via e-Mail

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:

  • Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
  • Additional military level deletion algorithms
  • Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
  • An integrated secure file explorer

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • Internet connection for activation and updates
  • 30MB Hard Drive space

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2017

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

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

April 2017

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

macOS, iOS New App Release – VPN Unlimited

Product announcement – KeepSolid of New York, New York has released VPN Unlimited, featuring a DNS Firewall. This new version blocks malware, ads and tracking web resources. In addition to a top-notch VPN service, now VPN Unlimited has all users might need to browse the web securely, privately and protected.

DNS Firewall is a unique solution that combines three tools – anti-tracking, ad-blocking and anti-malware – in one. By just changing an IP address, you are not totally protected from tracking systems. In the new update, VPN Unlimited solves this issue, stops them from spying on your browsing activities. An ad-blocking function bans nearly all ads both on websites and in apps, which is pretty unique even for ad-blocking apps. It works smoothly on iOS and Android, as well as on desktops. VPN Unlimited will also filter traffic to prevent malware from infecting your devices.

In case users want to block some site that is not listed as a spammy one, they can manually add it to the Black List in the app. As well as add some web resources to the White List so they never get banned. White lists have a higher priority than Black lists.

Thanks to the DNS Firewall, users will have a long sought-after ad-free and safe web browsing experience. In the near future, KeepSolid will add a possibility to set up DNS Firewall on routers and Windows Phones too.

About the service:
VPN Unlimited creates an encrypted tunnel, and all user activity travels through it. This means that all the data they send or receive is hidden from hackers, sniffers, and spies because it is inside that tunnel. A tunnel is established between your device and one of 1200+ reliable servers of VPN Unlimited, located in 70 regions around the globe.

Not only your connection will be protected, your geographic location and IP will be hidden too. This will let you surf the web without any restrictions or limits. Whether inside your country, or on a business trip, or on vacation, you will have access to your favorite web resources even in the regions with strict internet censorship.

VPN Unlimited is a cross-platform service, available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Windows Phone, Linux, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. VPN Unlimited for macOS is free and can be downloaded from the website or from the Mac App Store. The free iOS version can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

macOS New App Release – Money 5.0

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Product Announcement – Jumsoft of Vilnius, Lithuania has released Money 5.0, a new version of their highly popular finance management app for macOS. This time, Money gets macOS and iOS releases simultaneously, bringing both macOS and iOS version numbers to 5.0. This marks the fact that the apps were developed simultaneously and work together better than ever. With the new releases, Jumsoft have checked all of the customer request checkboxes and brought a completely revamped user interface, 64-bit architecture, and a variety of other new and improved features to ensure Money stays relevant for generations of devices and operating systems to come.

The new minimalist UI is the core around which all of the new and improved Money features revolve. The app adopts a common workflow needed to complete various tasks, so Money effectively reduces and even eliminates the learning curve, which is common across different areas of other financial trackers. The new Money still carries powerful support of multiple account types, multiple currencies with automatic rate updates. The macOS version also brings improved smart accounts and smart data import from a variety of popular file formats (QIF, QFX, OFX, CSV, MT940). The new interface allows for greatly enhanced and super-easy to use budgeting, transaction scheduling, investment tracking, and many more features, which have now become much more visual and informative than before.

Complete feature overview:

  • Convenient income and expense tracking
  • Multiple account types (bank, cash, credit card, loan, investment, etc.)
  • Support for multiple currencies with automatic rate updates
  • Reconciliation of accounts and individual transactions
  • Automated payee and category discovery using Foursquare
  • Smart accounts and smart data import (QIF, QFX, OFX, CSV, MT940) on macOS
  • Transfer and split payments
  • Easily assign tags, take notes, and add attachments

Easy budget planning:

  • Advanced budget categories with custom periods
  • Amount averages to help set realistic budget limits
  • Easy progress tracking of budget categories
  • Nothing gets past you – unbudgeted items are also accounted for
  • Easily track budget by accounts, transfers, tags

Smart scheduler:

  • User-friendly planning of income, expenses, and transfers
  • Easy handling of recurring transactions such as utility bills or loan payments
  • Quick access to pending scheduled transactions
  • One-click payment capability
  • Convenient calendar view for improved usability

Rich reports:

  • 15 different report types
  • Super-easy and powerful parameters to customize reports
  • Beautiful visual representation of data using colorful charts and graphs
  • Various report sharing capabilities

Investment tracking:

  • Easy profit/loss tracking for your portfolio or individual stocks
  • Automated downloads of dividends and splits
  • Constantly updated values
  • Visual representation of current and historic values of portfolio and individual stocks
  • User-friendly addition and management of stocks
  • Automatic discovery of stock data using Yahoo! Finance

iCloud:

  • Simple and intuitive setup
  • Secure data synchronization between devices
  • Extra layer of security in case of device loss

Future-proofing:

  • Modern UI
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Touch Bar support
  • 3D Touch support
  • Notification Center Widget
  • Split-screen multitasking on macOS and iOS
  • Direct Downloads (coming soon)

Money 5 is built from the ground-up using the 64-bit architecture, so it will be just as fast as it is powerful, and support new devices and operating systems for generations to come. Jumsoft have made sure that the new Money feels right at home on Apple’s newest Macs and iOS devices by bringing Touch Bar and 3D Touch support, Notification Center widget and split-screen multitasking ability for macOS and iOS. In addition to these convenient features, Money 5 adds Foursquare payee discovery, which, when location service is enabled, discovers surrounding payees and enters some of their data into transactions automatically, so the user’s interaction with the app becomes even more pleasant and effortless.

Money 5 is now available on the Mac and iOS App Stores with up to 60% early-bird and upgrader discount for a limited time. The macOS version is $24.99, and the iOS version is $1.99. After the initial promotion, the prices will be set to $49.99 (macOS) and $4.99 (iOS).

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE 03/2017

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.

March 2017

  1. iOS/Education – PlayToddlers is pleased to announce the release of Sweet Home Stories 1.0, a cozy and fully interactive play house game where children can join a family of 6 lovely characters and role play, to create their own stories in a household with 7 different rooms. It has been specifically designed to be played safely by children from 2 years of age, but detailed enough to captivate and amuse children up to 8 years. Sweet Home Stories 1.0 was released on February 25, 2017. It is a free app and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education (Kids) category. A paid version is also available. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Productivity – CPF Concepts, LLC launches a powerful new feature, Dot Options to our decision assistant technology. Now you can add up to six options on a Dot. How does it work? Example, Where should we grab dinner tonight? List six potential options, rate the Dot yourself and share the Dot with the people you’re grabbing dinner with for the evening.  MyndDot 1.0.62 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Rapid Turtle Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Drop Files 1.0, a simple, yet addictive but so challenging game for iOS devices. It’s a perfect time waster on a one-minute launch break. The game is available for free on the Apple’s App Store. Drop Files 1.0 is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as a universal application for free worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Music – Just Kodding today is proud to announce the release of Socket 1.0, the first application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices to access Plug DJ’s music communities, and listen to music and chat with friends… on the go. Plug DJ is a breakthrough interactive social music streaming website, where users can actively participate into music rooms dedicated to genres, artists or themes. Socket is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Users can purchase a premium extension for $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) via a convenient in-app purchase to add advanced features. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Education – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Offline English to Chinese Language Dictionary 1.5, the important update to their highly customizable dictionary application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can seek and find any word’s translation and synonyms anytime and anywhere from their Apple devices.  Offline English to Chinese Language Dictionary 1.5 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Books – Stela LLC, providers of premium graphic novels and illustrated books native to mobile, today announced its new Stela Unlimited App for iOS and Android. Delivering a curated library of original visual content created by award-winning artists and storytellers, including graphic novels, comics, illustrated novels and other rich visual media, Stela is the only subscription based app that features content created specifically for mobile reading. Stela Unlimited 0.7.9 is free to download, with a great assortment of free and preview content available to try. It is available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. Subscriptions are available for $9.99/month, which unlocks Stela’s entire premium content library for unlimited reading and enjoyment. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Social Networking – Tweetypad.com LLC is proud to announce the release of Tweetypad 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Tweetypad is an app that is designed to allow users to post an unlimited Tweet beyond Twitter’s 140-character limit. Tweetypad 1.0.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Travel – NIX Solutions Ltd. is proud to announce the release of uPackingList 1.1.0, the important update to their travel packing list app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. People are travelling for various reasons and it is necessary in today’s competitive world. Someone keeps a list of things in his head, someone writes on a leaflet, and someone uses the app on his mobile device. Since 2009 uPackingList app has become popular among avid travelers. It is impossible to overstate the importance of time and no one wants to spend a lot of time on creating a packing list but at the same time everyone understands that the trip can be screwed up easily if you miss out some important documents or things. uPackinglist 1.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – Indie game studio, GanaLila presents C.U.B.I.P.L.E.X. 2.0, a significant update with new gameplay and multiplayer mode. The game involves teaching a C.U.B.I. (Cool Unit of Bot Intelligence) words using a 3D word grid. The word grid consists of 3D cubes that have letters on its 6 faces. 3D letter cubes give players plenty of exploration room to find words of their choice.  C.U.B.I.P.L.E.X. 2.0 is Free with in-app purchases. The game is available worldwide on the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Social Networking – MaximumSoft Corp. today is proud to announce the release of iSaveFbook 1.1, their social networking app developed for iPhone and iPad. iSaveFbook was specifically developed to help make copies of favorite Facebook posts, eliminating the need to search for posts that you saw and liked before. Saved posts will be stored on your device, and you can access them anytime, anywhere, even offline. iSaveFbook HD 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Games – Kuyi Mobile, an independent game development company, today is pleased to announce the release of Pocket Arcade 1.0.2, their new game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Colorful, simple, and whimsically fun, Pocket Arcade brings the physical arcade experience to your fingertips! With beloved and popular mini-games reinvented for the small screen, experience your favourite arcade games whenever you wish. Pocket Arcade includes four riveting and delightful mini-games to test players’ arcade skills and prowess. Pocket Arcade 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – Endless Arcade, a new independent games company, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Pizza Milk 1.0 for iOS, their second endless arcade game this year. Dunking pizza in milk? It’s the latest food craze that hit the internet this week when a college student posted a photo of it to Twitter. People everywhere are reposting and trying it themselves-with the likes of Huffington Post, Mashable and Buzzfeed all talking about it, as well as radio and TV show hosts including Jimmy Kimmel and Nick Grimshaw. Pizza Milk 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Utilities – Coradine today is proud to announce the release of LogTen Pro X: The Pilot Logbook 7.4, the major update to its professional pilot logbook software for pilots of all levels on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. LogTen Pro X Cadet now features the logbook industry’s first ‘Night Mode’, enabling pilots to manually or automatically switch to a color scheme carefully chosen to protect night vision when they need it most. LogTen Pro X: The Pilot Logbook 7.4 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Finance – Keslo Dev is proud to announce the release of BitChart – Interactive Bitcoin Price Tracker 1.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. BitChart is a sleek and interactive way to visualize the bitcoin price index. Always be up to date on the current spot price and the daily change. Utilize real time alerts to keep an eye on price shifts. Analyze historical trends with the swipe of a finger. Easy access to the current spot price with the BitChart Notification Center widget. BitChart 1.6 is Free and available exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Finance – Distillery is proud to announce the release of Netvest 1.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, the latest in a long line of successful mobile apps. Netvest puts a stable of expert investors in your pocket. Netvest 1.1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – At the end of the year 2016, game developer Haypi Co., Ltd released their Q-style free-to-play tower defense game, Guardians: Royal Journey. After releasing, this cute tower defense game won a lot of attentions by players who are fond of strategy skills and cute stuffs. After a long break of Chinese Spring Festival, recently they have released the new version v1.0.5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.  Guardians: Royal Journey – Free Tower Defense Game 1.0.5 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Games – Game studio On5 is proud to announce it is preparing a new title “Catomic” for launch on March 15. It’s a free to play game about cats whose ambition is conquering the outer space and who are building their space program. Catomic: Space Cats and Atomic Owls! 1.2.6 is free, and will be available March 15 worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Games – Indie developer, SeriousBrothers is pleased to announce the official worldwide release of Running Ma Star 1.1.4, an update to their running action game developed for iOS and Android devices. Running Ma Star features a storyline built around beautiful imaginative constellations. Running Ma Star 1.1.4 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – ShEk Tech today is proud to announce the release of Missiles and Planes 1.0, a new game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Missiles and Planes was designed to entertain casual as well as other gamers and all age groups can play and enjoy. Missiles and Planes consists of beautiful graphics and smooth game play. The player controls an aircraft and the goal is to complete a mission. A variety of missiles follow the aircraft and make every mission a challenge. The challenge is to steer the plane to complete a mission. Player can use power-ups during flight and unlock new planes as they increase their rank in Air Force. Missiles and Planes 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Missiles and Planes 1.0
  20. iOS/Entertainment – Hell Tap Entertainment LTD today is pleased to announce the release of Post Brutal 1.2, an important update to their post-apocalyptic RPG available for iOS and Android platforms. Enter the quarantine of City Zero and band together with other survivors struggling to survive in the aftermath of The Event, the cataclysm that drove over half the city’s population into a feral frenzy. Version 1.2 receives the first of many planned free content updates, with Covert Missions: a new, stealth focused game mode, and free to all players. With a mature age rating, Post Brutal 1.2 is Free and available now worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download From iTunes
  21. iOS/Photo & Video – ZRL Alliance today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Baby Studio Pro 1.1, the company’s photo sharing app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The nine months from pregnancy to delivery are full of special moments and milestones that are amplified once the baby is born. The birth of a baby and their growing years are a treasure trove every parent wants to keep in their heart. Baby Studio Pro 1.1 is free to download and offers in-app purchases to download from the iTunes Store in Photo & Video Category. Download from iTunes
  22. macOS/Health & Fitness – Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.2, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user’s own personal preferences. Time Out 2.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Download from the Mac App Store
  23. tvOS/Entertainment – Eltima Software has just released Elmedia Player for tvOS – free player for Apple TV – version 1.0.1. Elmedia Player ensures easy access to videos, music, and images stored on your computer directly on Apple TV without any additional conversion. Once your computer is connected to Apple TV through WiFi, you can access your media files on big screen. The number of supported file types is huge and even includes uncommon ones. Elmedia Player is available worldwide through the App Store for Apple TV in Entertainment category. Purchase and Download (App Store on Apple TV)
  24. iOS, macOS/Tutorials – Noteboom Productions, Ltd. today is proud to announce Pay What You Want Pricing for their membership site, Noteboom Tutorials. Noteboom Tutorials has over 50 tutorials with over 1,500 easy-to-follow video lessons on the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch designed to give users a better understanding of how to effectively use Apple devices. Membership is subscription based and includes instant access to all the tutorials. Users decide what they want to pay for membership. Membership also includes 14-day free trial. Pay What You Want Pricing
  25. iOS/Navigation – Follow Inc. announces today the launch of the Follow app, a new mobile app for iOS and Android phones that lets drivers follow each other on trips or for work purposes. The unique navigation app allows the creation of a “leader” and “follower” role, built into an intuitive mapping system so that groups will not get lost during a trip, even if the leader changes the destination or has to pull off the road. Follow 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Navigation category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Independent developer FreneticGamez today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Epic Draw – Physics Puzzle 1.0, their physics-based puzzler for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. The game challenges players to complete each level by collecting all the blue jewels on the level by simply drawing a line for their ball to roll on. It’s easy at first, but after a few levels, even the most strategic player will be challenged. Epic Draw – Physics Puzzle 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Games – You need 2-8 players to play Who Can’t Draw. The first player selects one word from one of the categories. Examples of categories include Star Wars, Christmas, and Animal Kingdom. The player is given one chance to swap the word to another word, if they choose. After selecting the secret word and selecting start, the player creates a drawing of the secret word on the phone or tablet screen, and is given 15 seconds to do so. The next player then sees the previous player’s drawing and tries to figure out what the secret word is. That player then has 15 seconds to draw, trying to communicate to the next player what they believe the secret word to be. Free on the iTunes Store Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Games – Not all games are created equally. Some games are geared towards more aged folk while other games are perfect for the little ones. Some games just go on and on and on. If you are looking for a game that is simple, fun and easy to play, but does not require much time commitment on your part, then you’ve got to download 9 Moves. 9 Moves is a ball board game that is similar to a puzzle but a bit more complicated. The aim of the game is to move 9 balls from one side of the playing field, which looks very much so like a grid, to the other side – with one catch – you can’t get hit. Available for free from the iTunes Store. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Sports – Goooooool!!! If you love futbol or football [Soccer to those in the States], then Live Football Stats and Scores is the app to download. It keeps you on track with what’s happening in matches all around the world. A free download, this app takes you straight to all matches that are currently in play and lets you select those matches that are your favorites. Once you download the app, you go straight to the In Play screen. Here you’ll find a list of games that are currently going on, organized by leagues, for an easy find. Leagues hail from over 35 different countries, allowing the app to serve up over 250 games a day. Free from the iTunes Store. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – AppVant Garde Studios, an indie game studio, today is proud to announce the release of Jumping Jack’s Skydive 1.0, its second game title for iPhone and iPad. Jumping Jack’s Skydive is a 50 level skydiving adventure game, complete with crazy obstacles, elaborate designs, incredible art, challenging gameplay and seriously fun crash landings. Jumping Jack’s Skydive 1.0 is Free and now available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Games – Haypi Co., Ltd is proud to announce the release of Guardians:Royal Journey-Free Tower Defense Game 1.0.5 a new free-to-play tower defense game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Haypi Co., Ltd is also the developer of Haypi Kingdom, Haypi Dragon and Haypi Monster. The game combines a joyful gaming experience with strategy.  Guardians:Royal Journey-Free Tower Defense Game 1.0.5 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Education – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Offline English to Spanish Translator Dictionary 1.5, the important update to their highly customizable dictionary application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can seek and find any word’s translation and synonyms anytime and anywhere from their Apple devices.  Offline English to Spanish Translator Dictionary 1.5 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Health & fitness – Mevolife is proud to announced the release of Mevo – Weight Loss & Fitness 2.1, their weight-loss and fitness app for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. Mevo is an all encompassing weight-loss and fitness app that combines several health aspects to create an app that not only focuses on weight loss, but also motivates users to achieve complete fitness through easy to access information spanning nutrition, exercise and health goals.  Mevo 3.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Education – Bel Math Apps, an independent educational company, is proud to announce the release of Perimeter and Area 1.0, its new iPad application. Perimeter and Area is an important addition to company’s popular set of 8 educational iPhone and iPad apps. The app provides quizzes for calculating the perimeter and area of plane figures, including triangles, rectangles, trapezoids and parallelograms. Perimeter and Area content is aligned with CCSS Mathematics Standards and with Singapore Math Practice. Perimeter and Area 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.  Perimeter and Area 1.0
  35. macOS/Utilities – Alien Orb Software today is proud to announce the release of Screen Commander 1.0, a new utility application for Mac, which is now available for immediate download on the Mac App Store. Screen Commander is a simple utility application geared toward users with multiple displays connected to their Macs. It enables users to quickly and effortlessly blank other displays while watching a movie, playing a game, or focusing on some work on a particular screen. Available in the iTunes Store in the Utilities category. Download from Mac App Store
  36. iOS/Books – App experiences differ from gaming to artistic entertainment, from brain challenges to social media. Every so often, you will find an app that offers more for minds that want to grow through imagination and exploration. Rich Shapero’s TooFar Media: Immersive Story Experience is for folks who seek to escape the everyday and submerge themselves in an experience that transforms. The app comes preloaded with one story. There are three more you can download, so be sure to have proper internet connectivity beforehand. Rich Shapero’s stories, Arms from the Sea, The Hope We Seek, Too Far, and Wild Animus plunge readers into unseen worlds. His projects—all available inside of this app—combine fiction, music and visual art. The App is available for Free download. Download from the iTunes App Store
  37. iOS/Social Networking – MaximumSoft Corp. today announces the release of iSaveTweets 1.0, their new social networking app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app helps to make copies of favorite Twitter tweets and pictures and eliminates a need to search for tweets that you saw and liked before. iSaveTweets 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Direct Download Link (App Store)
  38. iOS/Photo & Video – G-Power is proud to announce the release of KaKa Camera 1.0, the company’s new selfie and filter cam developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Photo shooting and editing for iOS is essential in the world of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and many different social media apps. With just a few simple taps, KaKa Camera features more than 500 free, ready-to-use filters that make your photo-shooting experience full of surprise. KaKa Camera 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. KaKa Camera 1.0
  39. iOS/Productivity – Open Screen Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Archisketch 2.5, a major update to its scale-aware sketching app on iPad. Providing architects and designers more efficient and granular user control than ever before, Archisketch 2.5 customers can now pan and zoom simultaneously in the drawing environment, plus duplicate projects with email sharing, modify and move entire groups of shapes, and much more. Archisketch 2.5 is available immediately from the App Store as a free download for use with up to 30 shapes in two projects, with an in-app purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for an introductory price of $9.99 USD (regularly $14.99).  Download from iTunes
  40. iOS/Business – Swipe CRM LLC is pleased to announce the release of Swipe CRM: Visual Sales 1.0, the first Apple iPad(R) app for creating, managing, and sharing visually stunning sales deals. Unlike existing, plain text-based CRM Sales apps, Swipe CRM: Visual Sales emphasizes the use of pictures to manage sales deals. Users can add photos directly from the iPad camera or link pictures from the internet to any sales deal. Organizing the photos, notes, and tasks takes only a swipe of a finger. Swipe CRM: Visual Sales 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. A paid Premium Edition is planned for mid-2017.  Download from iTunes
  41. iOS/Utilities – Coding Corner LLP is proud to announce the release of iFont – Install custom typefaces 2.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Import favorite typefaces into iFont to use throughout the system. Just open each file (either .ttf or .otf) in iFont to import it and use in other apps. Now font enthusiasts can also import fonts straight from popular cloud storage services, streamlining their workflow. iFont makes it easy to compose the next leaflet or presentation in a unique typeface, right from the palm of the hand. iFont – Install custom typefaces 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. A convenient in-app purchase is available for $0.99 USD to remove advertisements and enable the option for a blue theme. Download from iTunes
  42. iOS/Books – Audasy is proud to announce the release of Audasy Audiobooks 1.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. With Audasy Audiobooks App, users can discover and enjoy hundreds of romantic and erotic audiobooks for free specially curated for women. The Audasy audiobooks library is updated every week with curated content that will refresh the users-be it romance, fantasy or love, Audasy gives you exactly what you need to make your fantasies comes to life. The app comes in an easy-to-use format, allowing users to navigate between titles with ease.  Audasy Audiobooks 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from iTunes
  43. iOS/Games – Independent developer Nexx Studio today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Temple Jump 1.0, their challenging retro-look game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Temple Jump is set in a lava-filled temple of doom, where players must jump from platform to collapsing platform collecting precious gems, all the while avoiding killer fireballs and pointy spikes. Miss a jump, and it’s back to the start to try again. Temple Jump 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. In-app Purchases are available to remove advertisements ($1.99) and to buy in-game currency that can be used to help unlock 33 gameplay characters ($0.99 – $3.99).Download from iTunes
  44. iOS/Games – Sun And Moon Apps is pleased to announce the release of Hero! 1.0, their new must-play game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In the game you are the hero of your choice. Decide from a range of different characters as you journey through the unknown. You must find the key to unlock the dungeon door and escape. Along your way you must battle different types of enemies that can jump and shoot. The better you get with your sling blade the better your chances of escaping the dungeon alive. You are the hero! Now you must escape. Hero! 1.0 is Free, requires a 64-bit iOS device to play, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  45. iOS/Entertainment – GreenTomatoMedia today is proud to announce the release of 101 Fitness 1.3, an update to their personal workout trainer developed for iOS and Android devices. 101 Fitness is a tailored program offering over 200 sessions and recipes, featuring illustrated videos and pictures of healthy food. The app offers an effective way to lose weight, gain muscles and get fit, including both sports training and diet monitoring. 101 Fitness is made up of 2 parts: Nutrition And Fitness. 101 Fitneess 1.3 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  46. macOS/Video – MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announces the free immediate availability of Media 100 Suite v2.1.8, professional and easy-to-use video editing software for macOS. Media 100 Suite is available for free download from the Media 100 website. It runs under macOS Sierra (version 10.12), Mac OS X 10.11 (“El Capitan”), Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”), and Mac OS X 10.9 (“Mavericks”). Expert advice and assistance is available from an enthusiastic community of Media 100 editors on Creative COW’s Media 100 Forum as well as the Media 100 Facebook Group. Free Media 100 Suite Download
  47. macOS/Utilities – 508 Software has release Duplicate File Finder & Remover for the Mac. Find and remove duplicate files and folders on your drives and cloud storages fast and safely. It is available for free from the Mac App Store. View in Mac App Store
  48. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Baseball v1.0, a sports arcade game for iOS and Android devices. Blocky Baseball is a batting game everyone can play with a focus on fun and humor, the latest in Full Fat’s library of Blocky Sports games. Hit curveballs, fastballs, bounce balls and screwballs in a frantic batting game, being careful to dodge the paint bombs.  Blocky Baseball 1.0 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Sports and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  49. iOS/Education – Memorytrix Innovations Private Limited today is proud to announce the release of Memorytrix 2.2, their vocabulary preparation app developed for iOS and Android devices. Language overcomes barriers and a strong vocabulary is the first step to succeeding in any endeavor worldwide, especially as the world gets connected digitally through the World Wide Web supported by the universal language-English. However, often non-native English speakers find it hard to improve their vocabulary beyond a certain level, either due to lack of resources, efficient teachers or they simply find it complex to learn and remember new words. Memorytrix – Vocabulary Preparation 2.2 is currently available for Free with in-app purchases and is available on both iTunes App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes

Today is “World Backup Day”

If you have an electronic device (computer, phone, tablet), chances are that it can be backed up. Today, World Backup Day, serves as a reminder that you should be backing up those devices on a routine basis.

Backing up your data means making a second (and a third copy is recommended) of all of the data on your device. The 3-2-1 strategy is best – always three copies of your data, data stored on two different media, and one copy off-site.

You should backup because loosing data is not as uncommon as you might think. Devices can be lost or stolen. Or they may simply suffer a hardware failure. Increasingly too there is the threat of the data on your device being held for ransom.

Start a habit today of making routine backups. You can even go to the World Backup Day website and take the pledge to back up your data.

iOS New App Release – Stela Unlimited App

Product announcement – Stela LLC of Dublin, California has released Stela Unlimited App for iOS. Delivering a curated library of original visual content created by award-winning artists and storytellers, including graphic novels, comics, illustrated novels and other rich visual media, Stela is the only subscription based app that features content created specifically for mobile reading.

According to the American Association of Publishers, the industry generated $28 billion in revenue in 2015. While the latest Pew Institute studies show that 28% of Americans now consume published material through electronic formats, there is a prevailing lack of original comics created for the mobile medium. Mobile readers of print content formatted to mobile suffer with clunky platforms that deliver a poor reading experience, turning them away and stalling the growth of visual storytelling in the digital age.

Stela is the first and only subscription based app that delivers a natural reading experience optimized for mobile devices. All content in Stela’s library is created for mobile reading, which means readers can engross themselves in fantastic worlds and complex characters without having to disturb the experience by panning around pages or enlarging and shrinking panels. Stela allows readers to simply scroll and read – on the train, in the car, or tucked in your favorite reading corner.

All in One, One for All:
The Stela app is a one stop shop for visual story lovers. Stela’s library features a variety of genres and styles, full of premium content created and curated by Stela’s dedicated award-winning in-house editorial team. From science fiction, action, romance, historic, and slice-of-life, there is something for everyone to enjoy, all rendered in amazing quality from award-winning creators, featuring some of the leading writers and artists of the day. Just as Netflix led the way in pioneering a new way to create original content and deliver it, Stela is breaking the barriers when it comes to mobile stories.

“Much of what we read or do on our mobile devices is very shallow,” says Jason Juan, CEO of Stela LLC, the studio that created Stela. “There’s very little emotional connection with reading news or social media updates. We aim to change that. What people yearn for is something to lose themselves in. Our wide variety of moving stories with lush graphics means anyone can find something to enjoy, and enjoy on a deep visceral level.”

Sample Series Currently Available on Stela:
* “The Inheritance” – In a world of magic and fantasy, a special child is born once every thousand years blessed with tremendous magical power – but anyone who takes that child’s life also steals the great power for themselves. A retired warrior must protect his daughter against the hordes of mages, dragons, and necromancers seeking that power.

* “442” – The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up entirely of Japanese Americans, was the most decorated unit of World War II. Even with their families confined behind barbed wire in government internment camps, these soldiers fought bravely to rescue a Texan battalion lost deep behind enemy lines. Based on actual events. Releasing on February 17th, 2017.

* “Breaker” – Living a quiet life in SoCal isn’t easy for Verity Monroe. Perfect waves, cold beers, and her best friend Eva are all she really wants. Until torn bodies start literally piling up on the doorstep of her beachfront home, and she’s forced into solving a murderous, centuries old plot involving cults, prophecy, and every kind of supernatural creature imaginable.

Stela’s premium content library is constantly expanding, with new original content updated weekly. It’s a truly unique visual storytelling experience that will get users to stop binge watching and start binge reading.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • 37.3 MB

Stela Unlimited 0.7.9 is free to download, with a great assortment of free and preview content available to try. It is available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. Subscriptions are available for $9.99/month, which unlocks Stela’s entire premium content library for unlimited reading and enjoyment.

FREE IOS, TVOS AND MACOS SOFTWARE 02/2017

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

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

February 2017

  1. iOS/Social Networking – Why Interactive today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Slowly 1.0, their new pen pal app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Slowly lets users write and receive letters from anywhere in the world. In the era of instant messaging, we hope to provide a platform and connect users who want to share their passion at a slower, but better pace – one letter at a time. Slowly 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Social Networking – ALW World LLC is pleased to announce the release of ALW – Almost Live With 1.2, an update to their popular social networking app for iOS and Android devices. Great news is on the horizon for people who want to experience the next level of social connectivity, beyond the limits of existing platforms. ALW – Almost Live With offers a novel and comprehensive way to stay in touch with loved ones, be it family members, friends, or business colleagues. ALW – Almost Live With 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Social Networking – Boldomatic is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Bubblegum 1.0, their fun to use photo captioning app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Bubblegum lets users write colorful captions and speech bubbles on photos of friends, family or colleagues. Bubblegum 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Business – The digital business card is not a new endeavour in the world of tech, but despite many valiant efforts, none have managed to replace its analog predecessor. Ping, which launches today, hopes to change all that. By removing the dependency for two people to both have the application, it is an experience that is not only incredibly simple to use, but it adds greater layers of value beyond simply sharing your contact details.  Ping 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – Independent development team, Kung Fu Takeaway today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Celebrity Hollywood 1.2.1, their entertaining celebrity life game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Celebrity Hollywood allows players to live the life of Hollywood celebrity Kacie Hollywood. Guide Katie as she lives the life of a celebrity, shooting movies, shopping at exclusive boutiques, winning awards, and much more. Celebrity Hollywood 1.2.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) in-app purchase is available to unlock the full game. Celebrity Hollywood 1.2.1
  6. iOS/Lifestyle – Independent developer, Michael Ogden today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Unboxed 1.0.2, an update to his easy-to-use shoe collection management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This app offers shoe collectors a quick and easy way to manage their shoe collection. Users simply scan the barcode on the side of the shoebox, and Unboxed instantly fills in all the pertinent information about the shoe. Unboxed 1.0.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Heiko Wichmann today is proud to announce the release of Emojiplode 1.0, his new fast-paced arcade-style casual game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Emojiplode, you blast off emojs before they touch the ground. The game challenges your reaction skills. You have three push buttons at hand. But beware: The emojis are mocking you! They twirl, blink and increase speed to outwit you. And when you push a button without hitting a falling emoji, the button is blocked. The game provides hints to achieve better results over time. You will develop your own strategy. And with each play your reaction skills can improve. Emojiplode 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Ad-removal can be purchased for $0.99 (USD).  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Books – Bound by the desire to express their love for nature, Australian wooden toy brand AnaMalz in alliance with Dutch designer group The Green Surfer has created a fresh and playful world, ready to discover, starting with this children’s story app, Leon and the Little Tree 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. A little tree, longing to meet the sun, has an unlikely encounter with a strange creature: a wooden lion. With his help the little tree finds that the world is far more interesting if you dare to take a stroll. Each page has a challenging game embedded. Leon and the Little Tree 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Social Networking – Independent developer, Khaled Ali today is proud to announce the release of Planwagon 1.0.2, an update to the popular social networking app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Most people make plans in group-chats. Ever tried to make a plan only for the group to get messy and have some people completely miss the conversation? Planwagon finally fixes that problem. Planwagon 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Travel – Released by MyPostcard Postkarten App Berlin UG. Send real Postcards & Greeting Cards. Make and send real printed photo postcards and greeting cards with the MyPostcard app – worldwide. From any place to anywhere. MyPostcard is the simple way to create and send personalized, printed real photo postcards and greeting cards directly from your smartphone or tablet. Easily design your own, individual real paper cards with your smartphone photos and a personal greeting text. We print, stamp and mail all of your cards for you.  No matter where you are in the world right now, or where your postcard and greeting card is to be sent – we’ll send your postcards and greeting cards for you anywhere in the world. MyPostcard is available for free in iTunes. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Travel – We all want to have the best travel experiences, but we don’t always have time to do extensive research and so we miss out on incredible opportunities. We get the best recommendations when we ask our friends, but it can be hard to track them down and have them curate a list for us. On the other hand, when we do find great experiences we don’t share many of them with our friends for fear of bombarding their social news feeds or coming across like we’re bragging. Spotted Places solves this problem by making it fun to share your favorite spots and see spots recommended by your network around the world.  Spotted Places 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Now everyone can start discovering new experiences from people they trust and exploring the world around them, both locally and globally!  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – Indie developer, David Zobrist today is proud to announce the release of Orcs 6.3, an update to his fun-to-play retro game title for iOS and Android devices. The game just reached 350,000 Installs via Google Play, 24,400 Installs via iTunes and 9,570 Installs via Amazon. It is definitely worth a shot if your looking for a good laugh. Orcs 6.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Games – Be a celeb ! Play as Kacie Hollywood and live the Celebrity Hollywood life! Go shopping at exclusive boutiques, date and dump other celebs, shoot movies roles, walk the red carpet, win movie and music awards, do celebrity interviews and then do more shopping! Travel to international destinations, buy luxurious apartments and stay in first class hotels. The more you do , the more followers and in game currency you’ll earn, and the more fun you’ll have climbing high on the Celebrity Leaderboard! The App is free from the iTunes store. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Productivity – The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that more than half the labor force will be contract workers in the near future. But while the gig economy has lured everyone from programmers to designers and writers with the promise of flexible hours and the ability to work from anywhere, the reality is, most people just aren’t used to managing their time efficiently. Enter Completo, the only task app created by freelancers, for freelancers. Completo 2.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The app is fully featured up to 25 tasks. Users can subscribe to Completo for $4.99 a month to unlock unlimited tasks, subtasks, and uploads. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – Fumb Games Ltd., a new UK-based games studio, today is proud to announce the release of Crossbar Challenge ’17 (v2.1), their debut mobile game for both iOS and Android devices. Crossbar Challenge ’17 mixes the shooting mechanics of Paper Toss with the character and item collectible aspects of alternative popular mobile games. The player must swipe up to kick the ball and hit the crossbar as many times as they can. Crossbar Challenge ’17 (v2.1) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Lifestyle – Tekton Technologies today is pleased to announce the release of Love Test Meter – Relationship Compatibility 1.2 for iOS, an accurate relationship compatibility App for the iPhone. Love Test Meter uses the power of numbers in names to measure compatibility between two partners, and then come up with an accurate score. The app uses the principles of numerology within names by which people are called to come up with a compatibility score. Love Test Meter – Relationship Compatibility 1.2 is free of cost and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Love Test Meter – Relationship Compatibility 1.2
  17. iOS/Games – Thousand Realms introduces, Fire Gate: a cooperative adventure game for iOS and Android devices. Fire Gate is a multiplayer fantasy that, like all Thousand Realms’ games, may be played asynchronously with your friends anytime, anywhere. Fire Gate is the first RPG to exist in Thousand Realms’ macrocosm of cooperative adventures. Fire Gate 1.9.19 is available for Free in the iTunes App Store under Games category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Travel – Independent developer, Peter de Vries today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of A Travel Companion 1.2, an update to the popular travel app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. A Travel Companion matches travellers with similar destination plans and preferences, before the journey starts and at the destination itself. Holidaymakers who want to meet up with a like-minded traveller to go for a drink, enjoy a meal and visit a local attraction or to share the next part of the journey, can use the updated app to make new friends, share costs and travel more. A Travel Companion 1.2 is available free of charge worldwide through the App Store in the travel category.  Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Snowboarding v1.0, a sports arcade game for iOS. Blocky Snowboarding is the latest in Full Fat’s library of Blocky Sports games. Hit the slopes and shred the fresh powder in a rad snowboarding runner with cute characters and hilarious animation. Carve, grind, jump and grab big air with tricks and stunts. Easy to play with simple tap controls, collectible snowboards and themed slopes. Blocky Snowboarding 1.0 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Sports and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Games – Conceptis today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of MultiSudoku 1.0, a new iPad puzzle game providing 4 challenging multi-grid Sudoku variations in a single app. Start with the easier 2-Grid puzzles and advance all the way to the huge challenging 5-Grid puzzles, also known as Samurai Sudoku. Each variant has a different overlapping grid configuration and provides a unique twist of brain challenging logic. Conceptis MultiSudoku 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
  21. iOS/Stickers – Developer Hans Lang is proud to announce the release of Sticker University 2.0 an important update to his sticker pack for iMessage on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. A sticker pack is almost like an emoji app, except more fun. You can send any of the characters or “stickers” as an image or simply peel and place them (resizing accepted) onto any text, picture or message bubble of any sort. Express your feelings with stickers instead of words. Sticker University 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Stickers category. A $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) in-app purchase is also available to unlock all stickers. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Games – Upstart indie publisher, Boomdash Digital, along with mobile game studio AdoreStudio, present Petal Pop Adventures 1.0, a puzzle-solving, magic boosting, gem collecting, gift sharing, story driving mobile game for iOS and Android. Help Fairy Flower Petal, protector of the Little forest, free her friends in this brand new touch-friendly bubble shooter puzzle game. Petal Pop Adventures 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Petal Pop Adventures 1.0
  23. iOS/Games – Deveci Games today is pleased to announce the release of Drawizard 1.5, a new and exciting magic dueling game developed for iOS and Android devices. Have you ever wanted to twirl a wand and produce destructive spells? Drawizard lets you just do that against waves of enemies and monsters. You start with a lowly wizard with just a single spell, and your objective is to defeat all the bosses and become the ultimate magic wielder. Casting magic takes practice and precision, so let’s take a closer look at how the game works. Drawizard 1.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Games – Endless Arcade, a new independent games company from the UK, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Diamond Geezer 1.4.1, its debute arcade title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. You’re a crack and a swipe away from hitting the big time. But will you smash it? You’ve stumbled on a diamond mine in Botswana (as you do!), pickaxe in hand. Diamond Geezer 1.4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Lifestyle – Earlogic Corp has released TSC Music. Listen to the right music with right sound that suits your left and right ear perfectly with “TSC Music”. Did you know that each one of us has a unique hearing and needs proper care? “TSC Music” maintains the right balance of the equalizer and sound with enhanced Threshold Sound Conditioning Technology. With “TSC Music” in your mobile, you can listen to your favorite music all the time without worrying much about your hearing ability! “TSC Music” prevents your hearing with TSC customized sound signals and never lets it degrade. The App is available for free download from iTunes. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Independent developer, 4 Pyramids today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Poker Puzzle Game 3.0, the important update to their entertaining poker puzzler for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Players drop their tiles in an attempt to fill vertical and horizontal lines on an 8 X 8 grid to create high-scoring 5-card poker hands. The better the hand, the higher the score. Poker Puzzle Game 3.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A convenient $0.99 in-app purchase is available to remove the in-game ads. Download from iTunes
  27. macOS/Utility – B-Eng today is pleased to announce their free password managing tool for Mac ready for download on their homepage. The tool is called simply Password Manager and runs on any Mac running macOS 10.9 or later with a 64-bit processor. Password Manager allows anyone to organize passwords in groups with individual lists for each group, the creation of templates for both groups and entries and protection with either master password or fingerprint for Macs that support Touch ID. The app supports multi users, and lists can be exported and imported as xml-files. Password Manager for Mac is available on the homepage of B-Eng after registering with a user name and a valid e-mail. Password Manager
  28. iOS/Social Networking – Yuemey, Inc. is creating quite the buzz in the world of career networking. With the recent launch of their app on iTunes, Yuemey is quickly emerging as the go-to social-career app for Millennials. Yuemey 1.9 is available for free to download from the iTunes Store in Social Networking Category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Productivity – MSY Global Pty Ltd. is proud to announce the release of The Memory App 1.3, the important update of their app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The Memory App works to give users the ability to instantly recall anything saved to their smartphones. It’s like having a personal search engine that finds information based on tags the user creates and adds to the app. The Memory App 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The Memory App offers a complimentary 30-day trial. After the trial, monthly subscription plans start at $3.49 USD, and are based on storage capacity. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Music – The over 5 million budding musicians who have already downloaded the guitar learning app CoachGuitar – and millions more who have yet realize their guitar hero dreams – can now get their smartphone or tablet tuned up for a flame-worthy solo now that Manomaya SAS has released a new version that is faster and easier to use. Coach Guitar 4.7 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category. Users can access the app at no-cost. Additional features include the full catalogue includes 500+ songs, 2 Subscriptions Passes are available (Beginner Pass $3 99 /month (USD) and Premium Pass $7.99 /month. Lessons are available via the CoachGuitar app or via the web. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Sports – Football (i.e. Soccer in the US) fans who watch their favourite teams on TV or via the web may not realize it, but they aren’t actually enjoying matches in real-time. Rather, due to a broadcast delay, they are anywhere from several seconds to in some cases more than a minute behind the action. However, getting left behind is now a thing of the past thanks to the wonderful new app, Super Live Score. Super Live Score 2.3.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Productivity – Flik-it LTD is proud to announce the release of Flikit | Ultimate Business Card Alternative eCard 1.8.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Meet someone, exchange contact details and connect on social media in an instant with Flikit. Time to say bye bye to the traditional business cards, Flikit business card alternative is the world’s best and most flexible business card option available. Flikit | Ultimate Business Card Alternative eCard 1.8.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Games – About a year ago, legions of Minecraft fans around the world had their hearts broken because the beloved 6-year-old app MCProApp was sent into early retirement and was no longer supported by its original developer. However, the team at Bold Statement Productions Inc. has righted this wrong by purchasing the assets, upgrading the features, and bringing the app back to life in a spectacular new way. Available from the App Store at no cost, MCProApp 0.1.4 is a must-have for all Minecraft fans, whether they’re brand new to the game or have been playing for years. The app features hundreds of 2D and 3D layer-by-layer views of user generated blueprints across multiple categories. Players toggle first-person or isometric views to examine various blueprints, and choose their favorites to re-create in their own Minecraft world. There are also 2D and 3D construction grids, block IDs and advanced filters, which are helpful for calculating block counts and for correct positioning on more complicated builds. MCProApp 0.1.4 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Social Networking – Optimac, Inc. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of LOC 2.4, an important update to their popular location-based chat app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. LOC offers iOS users worldwide the ability to have conversations with each other without language barriers. LOC does not require users to friend, follow, or connect in order to chat. LOC 2.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Productivity – dBelement, LLC, today announced the re-launch of their HiFutureSelf app for the iPhone. With more than 150K users worldwide, this “Top 10 Productivity” app, brings a new way to create reminders, send affirmations, and develop new habits. HiFutureSelf 1.7.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Games – Chechesoft today is pleased to announce the release of Nestor the Nesting Bird 1.0, its hilarious new casual game title developed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Help the little funny bird laid eggs in the highest nests of a tree, scoring the highest score. Nestor the Nesting Bird 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

iOS App Sale – SimpleumSafe

Product Announcement – Simpleum Media GmBH of Hamburg, Germany has announced that SimpleumSafe, an easy-to-use app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data, is on Sale today. Thanks to proven AES-256 encryption technology, used by government, banks and industrial enterprise, all kinds of digital information are well protected against attacks from the Internet, as well as unauthorized access.

Ingeniously simple, simply ingenious

SimpleumSafe combines intuitive operation and ease-of-use. Much of what users have already learned during daily use of the Mac and iPhone/iPad can be applied using the Encryption-App. Opening the safe and decryption of files is done via a user-defined password. Moreover, SimpleumSafe offers numerous tools for importing, organizing, tagging, and editing of the files. SimpleumSafe is designed for the average consumer, who wants to protect and archive personal information, as well as for companies who are interested to protect personal information and secret documents from unauthorized access.

Features iOS:

  • Simple and intuitive usability
  • Strong encryption with AES-256. All files in a Safe are encrypted
  • Create as many Safe as you want
  • Organize your files as you like with “Finder” (Create folders, rename, copy, move, duplicate, trash, delete files)
  • Show file content for Microsoft Office and iWorks documents, PDF, Images (jpg, png, gif, tiff), Text (txt, rtf, rtfd), Movies (mp4, mov), Audio …
  • Mark files and folders with beautiful tags
  • Comment files and folders
  • Mark files as Favorites for fast access
  • Add files from any App which supports Action Extensions or the new Document Provider Extension
  • Export files by using Share-Button or Document Provider Extension
  • Number of files and size is only limited by the free space of your device

Now everybody can encrypt!

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • 29.5 MB

SimpleumSafe for iOS is available for $2.99 (show $3.99 at the time of writing this post) on Valentines Day, 14.2.2017, Exclusively through the App Store. The Mac version is also available from the Mac App Store for $9.99.

macOS New App Release – iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017

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Product Announcement – ProtectStar of Miami, Florida has released iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017, their easy-to-use performance enhancing solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. With the simple push of a button, any iOS user can quickly and securely improve the performance of their device by connecting it to any Mac and running iDelete Cleaner.

While the iOS mobile operating system does a good job of keeping track of temporary files and disposing of them when no longer needed, it can’t rid a device of every junk file. In addition to improperly written apps that crash and leave behind unwanted files, simply browsing the web and editing documents, such as photo & videos, can leave behind orphaned files that take up precious storage space. This can potentially affect the performance of the device.

iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers users an extremely high caliber of cleaning for their devices. The app features the same award-winning deletion method used by the popular iShredder app to isolate and securely remove unwanted junk files. Three years of development and feedback from hundreds of thousands of users have led to the development of a detection and deletion algorithm of the highest class.

Features:

  • Secure cleaning of temporary data
  • Cleaning of junk data, caches, log files, downloads, data of 3rd party apps, and more
  • Innovative search and collection algorithm
  • Compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models
  •  Compatible with all iOS versions
  • Advanced cleaning report
  • Possibility to securely overwrite temporary data using the Australian ISM 6.2.92 deletion algorithm
  • Includes 1 year technical support and free upgrades (Optional Care Plan includes 3 years)
  • 24/7 Support by email

Like all of ProtectStar’s utilities, iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers the highest level of security available to consumers today. The app does not simply delete unwanted files; it overwrites them by using the ISM 6.2.92 deletion procedure – certified by the Australian Ministry of Defense. ProtectStar sees the cleanup of temporary data as an important step in the protection of a user’s personal information, so iDelete Cleaner ensures any files that may contain fragments of personal information are securely deleted and overwritten.

Once the process is complete, the app supplies a comprehensive cleaning report showing exactly how many files were deleted, the amount of storage space that was reclaimed, and even a complete listing of the files, (and their file sizes), that were deleted. The app also supplies other useful information such as iOS version, model number, serial number & UDID of the device, and much more. The report can be printed or saved as a PDF for later reference.

iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers any iOS user the ability to securely clean their devices of unneeded files, thereby keeping them running in tip-top shape, with just the click of a single button on their Mac computer. A Windows version will be released in January 2017.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS 10.11 or higher (macOS Sierra compatible)
  • 64-bit processor
  • 40 MB
  • Internet connection for activation and updates
  • Supports all iOS versions and all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models

iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017 is only $24.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. A demo version is available for download.