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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

software

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

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

February 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.

FREE IOS, TVOS AND MACOS SOFTWARE 01/2017

software

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

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

January 2017

  1. iOS/Games – Vichitra Games is proud to present Mystery Numbers 1.0, their new puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game is inspired by legendary mathematician Ramanujan. Ramanujan created a magic square using his birth date (22-12-1887) in such a way that addition of all rows, columns and diagonals was same. Mystery Numbers 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Mystery Numbers 1.0
  2. iOS/Photo & Video – Fluntro today is very pleased to announce that Exif Viewer, the company’s popular photography app, is now free for a limited time. Exif Viewer is a beautiful and a well crafted iOS app for photographers and photo enthusiasts alike. The app displays EXIF metadata of any photo on any iOS device(s), Photo Stream or iCloud, including metadata tags for ISO, shutter speed, focal length, camera model, lens model, lens serial number, time stamp, aperture, shutter count and many more.  For a limited time, Exif Viewer 2.8 is free (reg. $2.99 USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. This discount could vanish at any time so be sure to check it out as soon as you can. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Indie developer, York Burkhardt is pleased to announce the release of Football Pocket Manager 1.7 (Named Soccer Pocket Manager in U.S.), an update to their popular football manager game for iOS devices, which is also available for the Mac. In Football Pocket Manager, your mission is to work your way up to the top making football history. It is lots of fun and easy to learn. In contrast to other games, it can be played fully offline. You start at the bottom of the division and by taking care of your team, your sponsors, fans and stadium, you will reach your dream: The championship! Football Pocket Manager 1.7 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The game offers in-app purchases. Users can purchase the “Pro-Mode” to disable ads and enable new features, the “Game-Editor” to edit player and team names, or the “Fullversion” to unlock all features! Furthermore the player can purchase In game money or the Co-Trainer to automate the training and the formation. The game is also available for Mac. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Education – Netdiver Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of KidsYam’s Math Rangers 1.0.1, their new childrens educational app developed for iOS and Android devices. With amazing kids learning apps features, Netdiver has the winning combination that will help kids train basic math skills in the fun way. KidsYam’s Math Rangers 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Books – Inkstone Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of eBook Search 3.0, an important update to their free eBook search solution for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. eBook Search offers readers the ability to search a wide number of free eBook resources, as well as the ability to download the books to their device for their immediate reading pleasure. eBook Search 3.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads and add additional catalogs. A “Pro” version (3.1) is available for $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies).  Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Photo and Video – Dumpling Sandwich is proud to announce the release of Sketch Master: Pencil Sketches Editor 1.4.1, their photo sketch app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Sketch Master is an excellent compilation of a variety of filters to make sketches out of your regular photographs. It is a simple app that can make your pictures pop out and look stunning. The app is suitable for everyone out there who wants beautiful sketches and loves posting pictures on social media. Sketch Master: Pencil Sketches Editor 1.4.1 is free, and is available worldwide in the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Sketch Master: Pencil Sketches Editor 1.4.1
  7. iOS/Health & Fitness – Duo Pisceses, Inc. is proud to announce the release of Match Me 1.0, their new brain training game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Match Me was developed with the aim to help improve the player’s memory, as well as enhancing fast pattern recognition, and concentration. If you want to improve your memory by playing a fun game, then Match Me is right for you! Match Me 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Match Me 1.0
  8. iOS/Photo & Video – Flutterbud Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Flutterbud 1.0.2, the company’s new video recording app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Flutterbud provides the users a unique way to record and share videos – precisely when they want to. Free to use and download, Flutterbud enables people to record a video and schedule a ‘showtime.’ The video can only be viewed after the time set by the user. This makes it perfect for sending messages, reminders, specific content, or sharing a special announcement.  Flutterbud 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Productivity – Fanatic Software is proud to announce the iTunes availability of Informant 5 (v5.02), the newest iOS app in the Pocket Informant family of wildly popular productivity apps. Informant 5 bridges the gap left by separate native iOS apps by combining calendar and tasks together in one powerful organizer. Informant 5 (v5.02) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Fanatic Software has created a collection of images and copy that productivity bloggers, review sites, and other members of the media may find useful. Download from iTunes
  10. macOS/Utility – iMobie Inc. a leading provider of Apple-related software, today is proud to announce the release of AnyTrans 5.4, an important feature update to their popular all-in-one iPhone manager for macOS. Offering an easy-to-use yet comprehensive set of tools, AnyTrans was specifically created to clone all types of items, including contacts, photos, music, messages, notes, calendar, even customized settings like wallpaper, iCloud account, sounds, and more. AnyTrans 5.4 is completely free to use, and can be downloaded from iMobie online. AnyTrans runs on both Windows and Mac platforms. Download AnyTrans
  11. iOS/Games – Independent game developer, Jeffrey Yim today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the “Powers Update” to “Hack the System,” the most intuitive hacking game on iOS devices. Become the ultimate hacker and infiltrate the deepest computer systems. Capture security nodes and bypass firewalls with the tap of your finger. Hack the System 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download
  12. iOS/Reference – Agile Tortoise today is excited to announce the release and immediate availability of Terminology 4.0.1, an all-new version of its popular iPhone and iPad reference app. Since it hit the App Store in July 2010, Terminology has been one of the most popular dictionary, thesaurus and reference apps for both iPad and iPhone. A Starbucks Pick of the Week in October, 2016, Terminology version 4 brings a completely new interface and support for modern iPhone and iPad features to the already powerful extensible research tool. Available immediately, Terminology 4.0.1 is Free with optional $1.99 (USD) unlock to remove ads, enable dark theme and remove ads. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Lifestyle – roomer-Carroll Enterprise Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its flagship app Bankable Celebrations 1.0, developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. According to the developer of the app Kimberly A Broomer – The Bankable Celebrations app is specially designed to send special greetings on different occasions with an E-card to express the feelings through words stored in your heart. The app user can send wishes loaded with cash through this intuitive mobile app on birthdays, anniversaries, family events, festival times and other important occasions.  Bankable Celebrations 1.0 is free to download from the App Store in the lifestyle category. A free user can send from $5 to $ 10,000 with an e-card. A premium user can send from $1 to $99,990 (USD). Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Chiranjeev B. Sagar today is proud to announce the release of Wordrops 1.0, his addictive new word puzzle game developed for iOS and Android devices. Perfect for both children and adults alike, Wordrops is a free game that not only will keep you entertained but will also make you think. Designed with cool and mesmerising graphics, Wordrops is fun, addictive and very easy to use. But don’t be fooled by its simple interface. This game will definitely challenge your brain. And with this you have a high chance of winning a prize at the end of the month for playing the game! Wordrops 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. Wordrops is extremely addictive. Download it now and get playing, who knows, you might be the next winner!  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – 45RPM Software today is proud to announce the release of Innecto 1.2 for iOS. Research shows that too much sugar rots your mind as well as your teeth, making it hard to concentrate. Put the Candy to one side and give your brain a real workout with Innecto. Innecto seems so easy and relaxing; the little tiles twist satisfyingly into place as you race against the clock to complete each board in the least time with the least number of moves. The difficulty ramps up though – and you’ll need all your skill to get to the end. Innecto 1.2 is available in two versions: a Freemium version and an up-front paid-for version is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Both versions have the same number of levels and the same addictive gameplay. The Freemium version contains advertising, and the original soundtrack is only available as an in-app purchase. In addition, if you buy the ‘up-front’ paid for version of Innecto you will be rewarded with a free hint the first time you complete each level perfectly. Purchase and Download (iOS)
  16. iOS/Games – Think all first person shooter games are all the same? Think again. Sniper Ops 3D aims to prove that not all sniper apps are equal. This free to download app puts the power in your hands to take out terrorists and make the world safer. Your primary role as super sniper is to obliterate the enemy. This app puts your precision to the test. Your aim must be calculated and quick. To start, the app offers a basic set of weapons at your disposal. Use those to the best of your abilities to take out the enemy, build up strength, and earn points. These points will eventually allow you to upgrade your weaponry, making you even more powerful. The app itself consists of over 200 creatively concocted missions, each unlike the other, that test your skills and savvy at marksmanship. Keep in mind that each mission comes equipped with its own set of hazards and targets, so your skills will constantly be put to the test. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Productivity – Executing on projects is becoming more complex as the work environment we have traditionally been used to has now become more distributed locally and globally. Team members may be in your building, in another state, or in another country. This doesnt stop folks from creating, but it sure makes it a whole lot easier when you have the right set of tools. BoostHQ is that kind of tool. Created by SkyPrep Inc., BoostHQ consolidates distributed information, so the entire team can see everything easily and collaborate seamlessly. The app is a free download and, thankfully, there are no hidden features or functions that require any in-app purchases. Your download will give you everything you need. The app works on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Download from the iTunes Store
  18. iOS/Social Networking – Dingtone has been added to the prestigious list of VoIP apps (including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp) that now get CallKit integration for iOS 10. VoIP apps like Dingtone make it easy to place cheap, even free calls via internet protocols rather than conventional cell signals. CallKit support for the Dingtone app now raises Dingtone’s already great calling experience to a whole new level. Dingtone 3.4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – Deadroad Assault – Take Out Zombies Before They Get to You. Zombies are all over the place in shows, movies, and in games. The newest addition is definitely new take, because the hero is none other than a lowly trucker whose 18-wheeler has lots is juice and is now stuck on the side of exit 51. Not sure if that has anything to do with Area 51, but we are talking zombies in this game, and not aliens. Deadroad Assault is a game that is setup very much like other shooter game. You are a shooter, and in this case, a trucker who is a shooter. You have been left abandoned, armed with only your rifle. You will soon see zombies emerge from the trees, slowly and intermittently. To take them out, you tap on them or close to them so your aim sends a bullet their way. As you take more zombies out, you will start to see more coming your way, in groups of two, three, and more. At times, I had groups of five coming out looking like the five dots on a die. The worst is when five in a row come out, because you have to tap really fast before one of them gets to you. Using more than one finger is essential. Free on iTunes. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Stickers – Red Giant has just released Blockbuster and Holomoji, two all-new sticker packs for iOS users. Designed by Red Giant filmmaker Seth Worley and iOS developer Micah Lanier, the sticker packs leverage the very best of Red Giant motion graphics and visual effects to bring a sense of Hollywood action to iMessage conversations. Drag and drop from the sticker keyboard to add high-quality visual effects and holographic emojis directly to texts, images, and videos in iMessage conversations. These sticker packs can be downloaded free of charge from the iOS App store. Download Blockbuster Stickers from iTunes Download Holomoji from iTunes
  21. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Vladimir Vlasov is pleased to announce the release of Blins 1.2, an update to his unique physics-based puzzle game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Blins is an exclusive iOS game based on the physics simulations. The goal of the game is to navigate balls through physics fields and labyrinths. A player has to draw objects which serve as obstacles on the way of the balls. Blins 1.2 can be dowloaded for Free worldwide from the App Store in the Games category. In the Free version, the first 18 levels are available. The full game can be unlocked via in-app purchase for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Blins 1.2
  22. iOS/Games – DAE Studios NV is proud to announce the release of ZombieSwipe 1.2, a new type of defensive game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Players have to keep Stacey – our beautiful young damsel in distress – safe from all the zombies and other kinds of monsters that want to eat her! Save Stacey by using fast swipe actions and crazy weaponry! ZombieSwipe 1.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Education – As of today, a new One Globe Kids friend will be available to show you her country: Larasati in Indonesia. Larasati’s My Indonesia is the latest addition to the One Globe Kids virtual friends series and the first Muslim friend to tell you about her life in this award-winning app and online platform.  One Globe Kids – Friends Around the World 1.1.6 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Food & Drink – Pepperjelly, one of the most unique apps dedicated to food discovery, today announced its expansion to all major cities across the nation. After a successful soft launch in Los Angeles, Pepperjelly extends its reach from “La-La-Land” to Chicago, New York City, Miami, and beyond. Pepperjelly 1.6.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – After a lot of polishing, Idle Game Studio today is very pleased to announce the release of Geeks vs Gangsters 1.0.1, the company’s new mobile idle game for iOS and Android devices. Gigantic amounts of money, thousands of upgrades and near limitless possibilities through an extensive talent system are waiting to be discovered in Geeks vs Gangsters. In a struggle for wealth and power, the two iconic factions, Geeks and Gangsters, are battling each other in the form of monthly competitions to finally settle which path leads to true prosperity. It’s up to you who is going to take the lead, are you a Geek or are you a Gangster? Geeks vs Gangsters 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Productivity – Pumpic, the developer of mobile parental monitoring software, has launched a Control Panel app for iOS. From the moment of Pumpic launch, the ability to instantly keep tabs on the most popular communication channels has been one of the highly demanded features by Apple devices users. Now, with a designated app available at the AppStore free of charge, staying aware became as effortless as it only gets. Pumpic Control Panel is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Pumpic Control Panel 1.9
  27. iOS/Entertainment – Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of its new version (1.7) of Calligraphy Penmanship. In 2016, our studio has launched Calligraphy Penmanship for iOS devices. Its most important feature is based on the pressure control of the Apple Pencil on the screen of the iPad Pro. In fact, for writing Penmanship, angle and azimuth sensitivities are not helpful to produce beautiful shades of stylish letters. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.7 is free with in-app purchases ($2.99 USD), available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The full paid version can be tested for free during 3 days. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.7
  28. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is proud to announce the release of Mahjong Resort Paradise 1.0, the company’s new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Mahjong comes from China, yet belongs to the whole world. Owing to its comprehensive cultural content as well as its merits of being interesting, competitive, and helpful to wisdom and friendship, it has been an enjoyable pastime for people all over the world for nearly a century. Mahjong Resort Paradise was inspired as a way to expand the Olympic spirit, advocate a healthy, scientific and friendly Mahjong culture as well as to improve the communication and development of the competitive Mahjong game. Mahjong Resort Paradise 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/News – Indie mobile developer, Sravan Kumar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of PaperSpan 1.0, his new Read It Later app for iOS devices. Already available for Android and Web platforms, PaperSpan was developed specifically for saving web pages to read later. The app is currently being used by thousands of users worldwide saved over a million web articles.  PaperSpan 1.0 is free to download and includes all basic features. The Premium subscription is $8.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) per year and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category.  Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Weather – Ultralab Apps today is excited to announce the release of UltraWeather 1.0.0, a new iOS app provides accurate weather forecasts for making quick and right decisions for the upcoming day or week. The app is simple, reliable, and gets the job done with style. UltraWeather offers precise information on the weather. UltraWeather Pro 1.0.0 is $1,99 and UltraWeather Free 1.0.0 is free of charge, both versions available worldwide through the App Store in the Weather category. UltraWeather Free 1.0
  31. macOS/Lifestyle – MacAppStudio is proud to announce the release of Life 1.0, their new app for macOS. Life users are able to Capture all their life moments as they happen and view them as a personal timeline. The moments are elegantly presented in the order of their occurrence which makes is as close to real life as possible. It’s that easy… Explore the feed.  Life 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from Mac App Store
  32. iOS/Games – Palindrome Mobile today is pleased to announce the release of WordGenius 1.0, their new Hidden Words game for iOS and Android devices. Become a word genius! Search, find and crush all the hidden words in this addicting word brain game. It starts out easy with four letters, but gets challenging quickly. Fans of word games rejoice, there is a new word game in town! WordGenius promises to keep players engaged with fun and addicting levels of brain twisting challenges. WordGenius 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Photo & Video – Fluntro is very pleased to announce that Exif Viewer, the company’s popular photography app, is now ranking in top charts on iOS App Store across China, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and is now FREE for a limited time (No in app purchase needed). Exif Viewer is a beautiful and a well crafted iOS app for photographers and photo enthusiasts alike. The app displays EXIF metadata of any photo on any iOS device(s), Photo Stream or iCloud, including metadata tags for ISO, shutter speed, focal length, camera model, lens model, lens serial number, time stamp, aperture, shutter count and many more.  For a limited time, Exif Viewer 2.8 is Free (reg. $2.99 USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. This discount could vanish at any time so be sure to check it out as soon as you can. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Photo & Video – Snappd Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of Snappd 1.0, its new video discovery and storytelling app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The goal of Snappd is to give (vertical) videos longevity and to boost discovery for the creators of these stories. The app is for content creators and influencers who make stories but also for people looking to find and watch engaging mobile videos. Creators and influencers can re-purpose their content to grow their audience and boost discovery. Snappd 1.0 is free and available worldwide and exclusively on the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Entertainment – tappr.tv version 10 enters the third dimension and now supports Google Cardboard-compatible VR headsets. tappr.tv is the premiere visual music dance show, made for and by music lovers all around the world. You can watch, and visually dance along to, over 5,000 hit songs in a variety of genres, like EDM, R&B, Alternative, Country, and Rock. And you can make and publish dances to your favorite songs, too! tappr.tv 10.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The app can be supported with several “Pro” features via in-app purchases. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Games – Ovilex Soft’s massive nation state of more than 600,000 Facebook fans – along with over 100 million users around the world who have downloaded the company’s roster of stunningly realistic 3D driving simulator apps – can clear their calendar for hundreds of hours of fun, now that that the much-anticipated Truck Simulator USA has arrived. Truck Simulator USA 1.2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes

iOS,macOS New Release – TimeTag 7.0

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Product Announcement – Capparsa, Inc of Dallas, Texas has released TimeTag 7.0 for iOS. Available for both iOS and macOS, TimeTag is a multiplatform, syncing enabled time tracking tool that is focused on helping you achieve your goals. It features a simple interface, including the “Big Green Button” to help you start and stop timers with ease. Using a custom syncing backend, TimeTag keeps data in sync across any number of devices that have it installed.

New Design:
Now everything is more accessible than ever. Timers, records, reports and your activities are all a tap away in the new tab bar design. The records screen has been redesigned to show more information at a glance, like hours worked per day and amount earned. The new tags/activities hub shows the most active activities and projects. Reports can be created at any time applying easy and powerful filters to get to the data that matters most.

New Pro Features:
Those who purchase the new TimeTag Pro subscription (USD $3.99/month or $39.99/yearly) gain access to a wide range of features like syncing, Dashboard access, PDF reports, automatic location-based timers, custom exported reports and calendar record importing.

If you’re a heavy calendar user but hate keeping track of your time manually, the new Calendar Import feature allows you to import tags, categories and records from your local calendars to TimeTag. Event names, times and even notes are imported into the app and can then be instantly exported as a time sheet. No more manually copying over data from your calendar, or needing to create records twice.

The new Dashboard & Reports area lets you create your own pie charts, line charts and bar charts. Set a filter to the data you want most, and see a graphical breakdown of how you spent your time. Then when you’re done customizing it, you can simply save it to a PDF report.

If you have multiple Apple devices, including macOS devices, then TimeTag Pro will keep all your devices in sync and keep your records in the cloud for you to access anywhere.

You can create up to 20 geofences that allow timers to be automatically started, stopped or setup based on your preferences. Create a location, add the tags you’d like to automatically be triggered, and the app can start and stop them for you when you arrive and leave. Or if you prefer to do the starting and stopping, you can have the app prepare all the timers for you and then simply remind you they’re running if you leave without stopping them.

Time tracking to help you achieve more.

With these features and more, TimeTag is a great tool for freelancers, contractors, indie professionals and achievers everywhere to organize their time and focus on their work:

  • New tab bar design to keep everything quickly within reach
  • Big bold headers and records screen showing total hours, amount earned, number of records, and more information at a glance
  • Featuring “Big Green Button”, it’s never been easier to start and stop timers to create time sheets easier
  • For Pro users, custom syncing backend, location tracking, calendar importing and much more
  • Export records to CSV, HTML, or to your calendars
  • Filter records by start/end date, tags and/or categories
  • Available for both iOS and macOS devices
  • Works offline and online
  • Supports many iOS power-user features such as split screen, slide over, 3D Touch, interactive notifications and more

Device requirements:

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

TimeTag is available to download for free for iOS devices as well as free from the Mac App Store. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. TimeTag Pro is a recurring subscription priced at $3.99 monthly or $39.99 (USD) annually, or equivalent amount in other currencies.

macOS New Release – Moneyspire 2017

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Product announcement – Moneyspire Inc. of Bellflower, California has released Moneyspire 2017 personal finance software for Mac, Windows, and iOS. Moneyspire 2017 brings your entire financial life together in one place, and helps give you peace of mind. Keep track of your bank accounts, credit cards, etc., and organize your transactions and see where your money is going. Set bill reminders and see all your upcoming payments so you never forget to pay a bill again. Set a budget for all your expenses and keep track of your progress to help you stick to your budget. Generate detailed reports and charts and see exactly where your money is going, and make tax time easier.

Features Include:

  • All the tools you need to manage your money
  • A clean easy-to-use interface
  • Split transactions
  • Reconciliation
  • Investment account support
  • Multiple currency support
  • Direct Connect with online bill pay
  • Check printing
  • QIF, QFX, OFX, and CSV file import
  • Mobile companion app
  • Optional cloud support to share your data between your computers and devices
  • And much more

Moneyspire 2017 is the best software for managing your money, and is trusted by thousands of people all over the world. Manage your money smarter, simpler, and better with the Moneyspire personal finance software now. Moneyspire basic is $39.99 while Moneyspire Plus is $74.99 from the company web site. The software is available on the App Store as a free download for iOS.