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macOS -SimpleumSafe 1.1.1

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Product Announcement – Simpleum Media GmbH of Hamburg, Germany has released SimpleumSafe 1.1.1, an update to their encryption application developed for Mac OS X. SimpleumSafe is an easy-to-use app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data. 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. With SimpleumSafe, anyone can create and use different safes at various locations such as hard disk, USB flash drive or cloud storage. The size and number of files to be encrypted is only limited by the capacity of the selected storage medium.

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 can be applied using the Encryption-App. Files of any size and various formats can be transferred by drag-and-drop into the safe and can be handled as simple as conventional files.

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. Version 1.1.1 fixed a bug where SimpleumSafe could crash in some circumstances when editing a file with an external App.

Features:

  • Simple and intuitive usability
  • Strong encryption with AES-256
  • Extensive support of Drag & Drop
  • Organize files similar to Mac Finder
  • Mark files and folders with beautiful tags
  • Store safe locally, on USB device, and in the cloud

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X Version 10.10 Yosemite or higher
  • 30.2 MB

SimpleumSafe 1.1.1 is priced at $19.99 (USD) and is available on the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 09/2016

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

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

September 2016

  1. iOS/Health & Fitness – When you have to take care of a loved one, they need you 24×7. But in today’s world where you need to work and take care of life’s issues, it’s impossible to keep to be 2 places at once. But that’s where technology comes in and at the leading edge is Keep Close Contact. Keep Close Contact 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Games – Alley Labs is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Final Fortress – Idle Survival 1.0, their ultimate end-of-the-world incremental clicker for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Somehow you survived the outbreak, and now It’s time to rebuild. The world belongs to the idle Z’s, and all you can do now is tap into your survival instincts. Grow your fortress community, gather survivors, and rebuild from the aftermath of the viral Z outbreak. Final Fortress – Idle Survival 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Monstronauts has just released a major update for Potion Punch 2.1, their first original mobile game for iPhone and iPad devices. Fantasy meets bartending in literally the most colorful time-management game ever. Play as a bartending alchemist or an alchemic barista, and craft potions for a bunch of quirky adventurers in a medieval fantasy world. Potion Punch 2.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Nada Fahim today is very proud to announce the release of Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania 1.0, an addictive match 3 game developed for iOS devices as well as Facebook. This dynamic new game launches with 100 levels and uses a cell connect mechanic where players must connect cells with matching fruits of type and color in order to achieve the goal of the mission. Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download this swap and pop game and start your sweet saga and enjoy matching fruits like playing diamond, jewel, gem, bubble, and candy blast addictive puzzle games today. Free to play with Free updates including new levels, obstacles, candies, and more every week. Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania 1.0
  5. iOS/Games – 9P Studio today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Color Crawl, their addictive new game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Color Crawl offers players a deceivingly simple challenge, keep your colored ball on the same color wall, and avoid hitting obstacles. Controls are also simple, tap the screen to make the ball jump from one wall to the other. It all sounds simple, but once the ball gets rolling, the challenge really begins. Color Crawl 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Players can turn off ads and buy more stars via convenient in-app purchases.  Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Witls is pleased to announce the release of Xtreme Hover 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Xtreme Hover will give players the best thrilling experience of riding futuristic hover bikes. Players will feel the excitement and pleasure of speed. It has futuristic hovercrafts, simple controls, adventures ways and lots of obstacles to challenge you. Xtreme Hover 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Notus Games Studio today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Travel Riddles: Trip to France 1.0.7, the company’s new puzzle game developed for iPhone and iPad. In this game you travel to to one of the most beautiful and romantic countries. Explore France and unlock its secrets through a series of puzzles set in the capital city of Paris, amazing landscapes of Champagne and Provence, Courchevel ski resort and the jewel of French Riviera – Cannes. Travel Riddles: Trip to France 1.0.7 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – Indie developer, The Gamester is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Tippy Train 1.0.0, their unique new ‘keep-the-cargo’ game for iPhone. Ever wanted to drive a train? A train full of cargo? A train that explodes if you lose all your cargo? Well now you can! Tippy Train 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Education – Simply Learn Solutions, the creator of LanGo the popular language learn app series, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Learn Japanese with LanGo 1.0.0, the company’s new travel phrasebook developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. LanGo features over 1000 phrases recorded by native speakers. Users can effectively memorize all the Japanese phrases using smart flashcards that are based on the spaced repetition technology. Learn Japanese with LanGo 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – Left Foot Games Inc. today is very proud to announce the release of ABADUST 1.0, its second game title for iOS and Android devices. As the newest member of an elite squad, use the abacus – the Laser Cannon – to turn each and every UFO to space dust. Match the abacus with the number in the UFO to blast them out of the sky. ABADUST 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. ABADUST 1.0
  11. iOS/Lifestyle – While the world is a complex place full of paradoxes and perspectives, there remains a simple distinction between two ancient clans: dog lovers, and non-dog lovers. And the hundreds of millions of people around the world who proudly declare membership in the former group – and have nothing but pity for members of the latter group – can now head to the App Store and download a must-have app that is designed exclusively for them and their canine companion: WoofLinks. WoofLinks 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – Sometimes, the best games in the App Store are those that take a couple of traditional favorites, and combine them to create something unique, enjoyable and addictive. And the latest example of this brilliant fusion is Simetrix by Arda Kaan Alpman. Optimized for both iPhone and iPad and available at no cost, Simetrix brilliantly blends together both endless runner games like Jetpack Joyride, and block-matching games like Tetris. Users must quickly and correctly rotate the block on the bottom of the play area, so that it’s symmetrical with each falling block. Simetrix 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Education – Scope for IT Services today is proud to announce that Play.My.Way 1.5.0, the parent approved app making the most of kids’ smart device addiction, is now completely free for a limited period of time. Play.My.Way is an award winning app (Best mobile app for Children) that lets your kids use their phones only when they answer a challenging question every few minutes (parent-specified time interval) in Math, Science, or Language Arts. It is grade, chapter and unit specific. Play.My.Way helps to transform any app into an educational app! For a limited period of time, Play.My.Way 1.5.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Witls is pleased to announce the release of Air Dip 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Air Dip is the coolest flight simulator game with amazing 3D graphics in a surreal world of adventure. Take the high wing aircraft through this breathtaking maze of different color and sizes, all floating in the air. Your goal would be to save the aircraft from crashing on to the obstacles. Gain energy by collecting the Energy Balls and last longer in the game till you complete the mission. The smooth control over the aircraft is what you will love about Air Dip. Air Dip 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS, watchOS/Medical – 19 year-old app developer Mazen Kourouche founder of Decoda Apps, today is proud to announce the release of Medyc 2.0 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch devices. The app allows you to locate your nearest medical clinics in over 50 countries, save your appointments and track your medications. This way, with Medyc users will have access to medical clinics when they need them, and be reminded of their next medication dosage. Medyc 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store. A convenient in-app purchase is available to upgrade to Medyc Premium. Download from iTunes
  16. macOS/Utility – Reezaa is pleased to announce the debut of PDF Merger Mac 1.0, their simple to use and efficient free Mac OS X application that allows users to merge multiple files into a single document, all via a simple drag-and-drop interface. Users can easily adjust the sequence of the source files, and with a single click of a button, create a single PDF document that retains all the formatting, page sizes, and page orientation of the original files. PDF Merger Mac 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the PDF Merger Mac website. Download PDF Merger
  17. iOS/Games – Indie game developer Nico Rosvall a.k.a. Mental Donkey Games, today is excited to announce the immediate release of Color Hexes, a unique color matching puzzle game for iOS devices. In Color Hexes you are given 3 tiles at a time. You must place them on the board and try to connect 4 or more tiles of the same color to score points and make more room for new tiles. As your score increases, more colors are added to make the gameplay more challenging. Conor Hexes 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the Apple App Store in the Games category. There is an in-app purchase available for those who want to remove advertisements from the game. Color Hexes 1.0
  18. iOS/Games – Indie game developer, Dragon Game Studio today released version 1.11 of their highly popular turn-based word game BaliFied – Word Game of the Gods. Since its release, BaliFied has been featured on the front page of the App Store in many countries under the New Games We Love section and received raving reviews from both press and their users. One of the new features included in version 1.11 is the in-game notifications that takes the game to a whole new level when it comes to ease-of-use. BaliFied vesion 1.11 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games 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 All Star Quarterback 17 – Football Lifestyle Sim v1.0, a new game title on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon AppStore. All Star Quarterback 17 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Sports and Simulation categories. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Finance – Active User Co. LTD is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Easy Market Tracking Widget 1.0.3, their market index tracking app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. After few months of doing research on stock market apps, forex apps… we found a big problem that these apps are so ‘numerical’, dense of numbers and facts…too hard to understand. For many people, they just want to follow what they care, like Apple stock price, gold price… Easy Market Tracking Widget 1.0.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Easy Market Tracking Widget 1.0.3
  21. iOS/Games – OneWorld LLC, the premier creator and publisher of the popular mobile flight and simulation games, today is pleased to announce the release of Clan of Aircraft 1.0.1, its high-flying aerial combat title on iOS and Android platforms. Released by OneWorld Mobile Games, Clan of Aircraft is a free-to-play, action-packed modern air combat game that allows players to compete in real-time multiplayer battles over 3G/4G and WiFi connection. Clan of Aircraft features next-gen 3D graphics with Retina display support to deliver an eye-popping experience in a 360-degree aerial battlefield. Clan of Aircraft 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Clan of Aircraft 1.0.1
  22. iOS/Games – Witls is pleased to announce the release of Cannibal Juglar 1.0 for iOS devices. Try to defeat gravity while staying out of the tribes cooking soup. Slow down your decent into the boiling soup. Unfortunately you are the last ingredient missing to make the perfect soup. If enough of your expedition members fall into the soup it will turn into a stew. Cannibal Juglar 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Games Category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Networking – UP4WHAT 1.2 is a new social app that eases planning between friends and combines it in a seamless way with discovering and booking select places, events and activities. It was born out of the founders’ own fatigue and frustration with the inconvenience of social planning over existing event discovery, social and chatting apps. UP4WHAT 1.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Reference – Inspiring-Life Technologies is happy to announce the release of a new update of Desktop Bible Free, which will now be called Bible Free. The latest update, Bible Free 3.2, has made made several improvements on top of the old app. The design has been completely revamped and a host of new features has been added. Bible Free is an easy to navigate offline Bible Application for Mac. It has got a beautiful design with a number of useful features. It allows you to dive into the Sacred Scriptures without all the clutter of the Internet. Bible Free 3.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Reference category.  Download (MAS)
  25. iOS/Games – Spider Key Games, an indie game development studio, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Airhole 1.0, their new challenging casual game for iOS and Android devices. Airhole is a minimal one-tap game where the player’s goal is to clear all the balls using one or more air holes. The player just taps the screen when a ball is exactly above the air hole and does not intercept its boundary. If you succeed, the progress ball on top becomes bigger and the level is complete when the progress circle around it is full. If all the level balls are gone and the progress file is not full or you tap when a ball intercepts on air hole’s boundary you lose. Sounds easy? Test your tap reflexes to find out. Airhole 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store and Google Play Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Sports – With a new brand and updated app, Golf Boost is ready to help golfers take their swing to the next level. For those who aren’t already familiar with it, Golf Boost is a comprehensive swing analysis tool and golf lesson provider mobile app. With the app, users simply record their golf swing and the Golf Boost proprietary video recognition software returns a personalized golf lesson within seconds. With its recent release, Golf Boost has added hall of fame golf instructor Jim McLean to the team. Golf Boost by Jim McLean 3.0.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Games – Wanyomo Limited is pleased to announce the release of Yomo – An Epic Tile Adventure 1.0.2, the update to their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Welcome to the world of Yomo Island. Before you is a series of challenges and a quest of honor. On this island, the villainous rhino Guko has taken your friends prisoner. To rescue them, you must face a series of increasingly difficult challenges. Their survival is in your hands. Yomo is an adventure that will test every gamers’ lover of concentration and eye-hand coordination skills. Yomo – An Epic Tile Adventure 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Games – Developer triomis is proud to announce the release of Predictor For Premier League 1.13, their sports prediction app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Windows, and Android devices. Premier League Championship – one of the most exciting and loved football competition has started new season with a huge amount of star coaches. Can Pep Guardiola lead Manchester City to championship or can Jose Mourinho snatch the cup for Manu? Will Leicester defend the title or will Jurgen Klopp reawaken Liverpool’s past glories? Predictor For Premier League 1.13 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Gaves – Enjoy Game today is pleased to announce that their exciting MMORPG title has been renamed from Lineage War to Paradise War (v0.13.151) for the release of major gameplay update. Players will be able to join Cross-Server Abyss Dungeon Team and further empower their heroes to defeat powerful bosses. Paradise War (v0.13.151) is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Paradise War (v0.13.151)
  30. iOS/Music – Indie developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui today is proud to announce the release of Everlisten++ 1.0, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. Everlisten++ 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Everlisten++ 1.0
  31. iOS/Games – IAM 4 Laughs and Giggles LLC has announced the release its stealth adventure game, GGX- Great Grandma Escape 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game is available internationally. GGX- Great Grandma Escape 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Business – i2e Consulting’s Flagship product is now the No. 1 choice for collaborative Mind Mapping. Within 2 years of its release, Mind Vector available on iOS, Android, and the Web, has earned a special place in the mind mapping industry. Though the product is much younger than other mind mapping products in the App Store, the app has received unimaginable success in form of over 500,000 Downloads across platforms. Mind Vector- Mind Mapping, Brainstorming and Visual Thinking 3.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. An Android version is also available through Google Play. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Games – Pterosaur Design is pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of Doppler Ball for iOS, the important update to its retro-style, action arcade game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. A modern interpretation of classic paddle-style games from the 1970s and 80s, Doppler Ball challenges the player to use a humming, hyperactive ball to knock down blocks and clear levels. The game features immersive sound and visual effects that simulates what a game of squash or racquetball might look like if the game ball were moving at close to the speed of light. With fully spatialized, 3-D sound that is an integral part of game play, Doppler Ball makes excellent use of the stereo speakers of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.  Doppler Ball 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/News – Independent developer, Daniel Spindelbauer is proud to announce the release of LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.8 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch devices. Available today, LaunchTime shows all available rocket launches and their details, including the mission, location, type of rocket and a link to the live stream. It will send a notification before the launch, as a reminder. LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.8 is free for a limited time, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Games – Haypi Co., Ltd. has just released Mush War 1.0.0, their new MOE-style Tower Defense game developed for iOS devices. Mush War offers absolutely thrilling game play with different challenges and themes. In the Mush War Universe, the world is dangerous and overflowing with hungry monsters. The mushroom prince has started his adventure to find the legendary Castle of Dreams in the Clouds. Endless magic has been bestowed upon the Royal Guard, so they can defend the Prince and lead him to the Enchanted Land. But wicked creatures travel in large groups, flying, running and playing many tricks. They are vicious and cannot stop eating. Mush War 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Health & Fitness – New app RunX Fit from RunX, LLC features training tools to help users improve their fitness and run faster. Users are given a goal pace to run at based on their current fitness level which is updated as the users’ fitness improves. RunX Fit measures and tracks the users’ fitness improvement with patented, run-specific heart rate based fitness tracking tools. Great training tools make great runners and behind its patented technology (US Patent 8,784,115), RunX Fit is a powerful app any runner can use. RunX Fit 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  37. macOS/Security – ProtectStar is proud to announce the release of Camera Guard for Mac 2016, the free to download version of their anti-spyware utility for MacOS computers. Camera Guard protects any Mac’s built-in iSight camera, or webcam from access by hackers, spyware or malware. The app sits quietly in the background monitoring and blocking any applications or processes that might attempt to access the camera on any Mac computer. Camera Guard 2016 is free, and is available for download from the Camera Guard for Mac 2016 website. A Professional version is also available, which also offers monitoring and protection of the webcam and microphone, “Deep Detective” protection against both well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection, and 24/7 support via email. The Professional version is priced at $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Camera Guard for Mac 2016
  38. iOS/Games – Chomp Chomp Apps today is pleased to announce the release of Square Borne Farm 1.0, their new challenging physics puzzle adventure developed for iOS and Android devices. Square Borne Farm uses unique game mechanics to provide a fun and immersive experience. Choose from a variety of cute characters to play through over 100 fun packed levels. In each level, the key is to use the farm animals and a variety of platform types to reach the goal. Collecting game items will allow more characters and levels to be unlocked. Square Borne Farm 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  39. iOS/Utilities – AIS (Arctic Innovative Sollutions) is proud to announce the release of +Drone 1.6 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. +Drone is the new Drone app that focus safety in the air, and is a tool to prevent accidents in the sky between drones and airplanes, helicopters (air traffic in General). It shows worldwide on the app drone map where there are drones flying worldwide.  +Drone 1.6 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category.  Download from iTunes
  40. macOS/Utility – Crowd-sourced application compatibility site RoaringApps is ready for the release of Apple’s macOS Sierra, once again compiling application compatibility information for the new operating system.  The crowd-sourced model used by RoaringApps allows all Mac users to report their experiences with the more than 6,000 applications in the database, providing a complete and up-to-date picture of application compatibility. Users are encouraged to share their experiences with whatever operating system they are running to help improve the reliability of information in the database. Application compatibility information is collected for versions of macOS from Snow Leopard (10.6) and from iOS 5 onwards. RoaringApps Mac Application
  41. macOS/Health & Fitness – Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.1, 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 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website.  Download from the Mac App Store
  42. macOS/Productivity – Jumsoft, a developer of high-quality applications and designs for OS X, has announced fresh changes in the suite of its Toolbox applications. Toolboxes for Pages, Keynote, iWork, and MS Office have been given a major interface revamp, including a tag-based search feature to make browsing through thousands of items much easier. In addition, all Toolboxes are compatible with the new macOS Sierra. Users can download Jumsoft’s Toolbox applications on the Mac App Store free of charge. Jumsoft’s various Toolbox apps provide thousands of templates and illustrations for iWork and MS Office for Mac. The professional and exciting designs range from brochures and greeting cards to presentations and clipart sets. The in-app capability allows users to purchase these by piece, by category, or by set. In addition, the first item in each product category is available at no charge. For more detailed information, visit Jumsoft’s website. Toolboxes
  43. iOS,tvOS/Games – Usual Makers (Yannick Berthier & Sylvain Ramousse) today is proud to announce the release of Step On Gregg’s 2.0 version, a huge release which more than doubles the content of this Apple featured puzzle/platform game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. In this update all players can experience the new “Mirror World” game mode, which adds 80 tricky levels (160 in total). You can also record and share Gifs of your best and worst moments, or use 3D Touch Quick Actions that allows quick access to the game’s content. Step On Gregg 2.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. It includes In-App Purchases and ads; both are optional. Step On Gregg 2.0
  44. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Hockey, a flick sports game for iOS. Blocky Hockey 1.1 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the both Games and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  45. iOS/Entertainment – Developed by Investor Guide Est, Business Cards Info 3.6 helps anyone accelerate their business by saving catalogue of contacts business cards that can quickly be retrieved or searched at anytime. In a world of freelancers, independent contractors, and job seekers, business cards and details are swapped more often than ever before; at happy hour, meetings and out in the field. For regular networkers this leads to a clutter of cards crammed into an already too full wallet or bag, where they will stay until they are lost or damaged. Business Cards Info allows users to quickly-and-easily save this data within a convenient app, and avoid the need to store physical cards. Business Cards Info 3.6 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from iTunes
  46. iOS/Games – People who love puzzle games – and want a refreshing change from the ordinary and predictable – can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download the fun, addictive and elegant new offering Dice2Dice. Available at no cost and created by Zada Mobile, Dice2Dice is easy to understand, yet challenging to master.  Dice2Dice 1.0.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  47. iOS/Games – Appdore, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability ofDrop Theory 1.0, its latest new physics game based on the excitement of falling physics. This game was designed to be great for casual and competitive players as it has 2 leaderboards and over 10 achievements.  Drop Theory 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games > Puzzle category.  Drop Theory 1.0
  48. iOS/Photo & Video – G-Power Team is proud to announce the release of Piczoo 3.0.0, a comprehensive update of the original Image Sizer app for iOS and Android devices. Piczoo offers a whole new design in minimalist style with a better user interactive experience. You will find the app easy and fun to use. Never worry about your photo being plain or boring, you can use filter effects to enhance it, add texts and stickers to decorate it. Make your photos outstanding and unique when sharing out to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. Piczoo 3.0.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  49. iOS/Books – Renniksoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new app is an elegant, stylish, and fun method of finding new eBooks to read. Anyone can simply tap the search icon in the middle of the screen, begin typing a search term, and the app immediately begins presenting options. The user scrolls through the results, reviews the information for books that look interesting, and with a single tap, can be taken to the iBookstore to make their purchase. Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  50. iOS/Social Networking – FancyTaps, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of React 1.0, a free iMessage app for iOS 10 devices. Giving iOS users the ability to lock a message containing either a text, a photo or a video for a reaction from the message receiver. React 1.0 is an iMessage App that is available for free (with in-app purchases) worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  51. macOS/Utility – SpriTec Software is excited to announce the release of SuperTab for Mac version 2.3. SuperTab 2.3 now integrates with Snagit, the award-winning Screen Capture Application for the Mac. This integration allows Snagit users to open, preview, copy, share, sort and even auto-archive their Snagit Captures all within SuperTab. SuperTab 2.3 has also added in-app preview of mp4 and mov Videos, enabling Snagit users to preview their Video Captures, and all SuperTab users to preview mp4 and mov files within SuperTab. SuperTab 2.3 is free to download and install and is fully-functional for 30 days. After 30 days, it remains fully-functional but will occasionally ask users to register. Users can take advantage of a special 50%-off sale price of only $10 (USD), which is good now through October 31, 2016. SuperTab 2.3 is a free upgrade for SuperTab 2.x users. Users of earlier 1.x versions of SuperTab can upgrade to 2.3 for $2.99. SuperTab 2.3
  52. iOS/Music – myTuner Radio team has been working hard during the last months to give our users the ultimate experience when it comes to listening to the radio. We are proud to announce that version 5 of myTuner Radio is now live for iOS and Android platforms and it brings exciting new features and a revamped design. With myTuner Radio, you can listen to more than 30,000 live AM, FM and Online radio stations from over 150 countries and 1 million podcasts. myTuner Radio 5 is currently available for FREE for iOS in the App Store and in the Google Play Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  53. macOS/utilities – Wide Angle Software’s duplicate file finder software, Duplicate Sweeper is also an essential tool in saving you space on your precious hard drive. Duplicate Sweeper makes finding, selecting and removing duplicate files on your Mac easy. It enables you to search for duplicates of all file types, such as your photos, videos, music or documents and you can select which folders to search for duplicate files in. For even more control, search preferences can be added so that only files matching your given criteria are searched. Duplicate Sweeper can ignore files that are larger than and/or smaller than given sizes. It can also ignore files with the given file extensions so that any important file types can be left out of the search. Duplicate Sweeper 1.02 is currently Free for one week only (as of 9/23/16), and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. It normally retails at $19.99 (USD) from Wide Angle Software’s website. Download from Mac App Store
  54. iOS/Games – Base11 Studios, Ltd today is pleased to announce the release of Mort’s Minions 1.0, a retro RPG adventure developed for iPhone and iPad devices. In Mort’s Minions, you are a leader of your people, the rulens. You’re on a quest to understand the mysterious attack of a race your people have lived in harmony with for years, the minions. Travel the 4 worlds, defeat your enemy and look for clues to the origin of the new conflict. Mort’s Minions 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  55. iOS/Games – Intellipath Games is proud to announce the release of DetecThink 1.0, the company’s new interactive mobile game. DetecThink was specifically designed to stimulate children’s creative problem solving and analytic skills. Players become fully immersed in a captivating world of detective case work by solving a series of the interactive assignments that include freeing a princess, unlocking a secret suitcase and solving the mystery of a missing crown. The only way to advance through the game is by completing addition and subtraction problems with the difficulty level adjustable to fit the child’s skills. By the time children reach the end of the game, they will have completed eight game levels and solved almost 100 different math problems. DetecThink 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  56. iOS/Games – Dual Cortex Gaming today is pleased to announce the release of Henry the Cloud 1.2.2, and challenges you to control the winds in an exciting free-to-play mobile indie game developed for iOS and Android devices. Henry the Cloud is a mobile arcade game that challenges players to take control of “Henry the Cloud” as they propel him through the sky. In this game, a unique gameplay mechanic is used that requires players to swipe to create wind bursts in order to maneuver Henry around objects and enemies. Henry the Cloud 1.2.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the category.  Download from iTunes
  57. macOS/Utilities – Feingeist Software today has made an exciting announcement: the new Essential Plan offering many additional features for Apple Mail for free is now available on MailButler, the popular add-on for Apple’s built-in mail app. Starting today MailButler users can have unlimited access to the following productivity functionalities:

* Undo Send: recall and correct your emails even after they’ve been sent

* Cloud Upload: easily send email attachments independent of their size

* Attachment Reminder: get reminded every time you forget to attach a file

* Unsubscribe: unsubscribe effortlessly from unwished newsletters

* Avatar Images: get your emails visualized with representative avatars

* Direct Inbox: quickly access your recent emails through a convenient panel

* Emojis: built various emojis right into your emails

MailButler’s latest version is 6434, and it’s available worldwide exclusively through the Feingeist Software website. Download MailButler

macOS ChronoSync 4.7

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Product Announcement – Econ Technologies of Casselberry, Florida has released a public preview (i.e. Free Beta version) of ChronoSync 4.7 featuring cloud support. This major update includes direct cloud connections for Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and SFTP file servers. Additional cloud services will be added in future releases. ChronoSync is the complete sync, backup, and bootable backup app for the Mac. With the addition of direct connections to cloud services ChronoSync is able to backup and synchronize files to virtually anything you can connect to your Mac. Econ Technologies invites Mac users to join the Public Preview of ChronoSync 4.7 as a free trial to experience ChronoSync and all of its new features.

In addition to cloud services support, ChronoSync 4.7 features SFTP server support, Disk Image and FileVault 2 mounting options, and over 50 new features and fixes. Check out the detailed explanation online of all the new features of ChronoSync 4.7. And as always this is a free update, so all of these new features come at no charge to existing ChronoSync users.

ChronoSync is a professional-quality, 3-in-1 app that Mac owners rely upon for standard backup, bootable backup, and folder synchronization. ChronoSync works with any device you can connect to a Mac such as external drives, thumb drives, network volumes or other remote Macs! ChronoSync is designed to work on Mac OS X 10.8 and higher. Download and try it out, full working trial licenses are available or purchase ChronoSync for $49.99 (USD).

ChronoSync 4.6 requires macOS 10.8 or higher.

macOS & iOS – Disk Drill 3

Product Announcement – CleverFiles of Atlanta, Georgia has  released Disk Drill 3.0, an important update to their data recovery utility for Mac OS X. The new release by the team of data recovery experts includes many high-demand improvements in addition to supporting the latest update of the Mac operating system. One of these perks is iOS data recovery. From Version 3, Disk Drill adds iPhones and iPads into its portfolio of supported devices. Disk Drill can recover lost data from iOS 10 devices as well, the minimum compatible version being iOS 5.

The new release of Disk Drill officially comes with a few major compatibility updates, like the new macOS and iOS, as well as improved support for EXT4 and ExFAT file systems, new partition recovery modules, better disk surface scans, faster backups and more. The update to Disk Drill 3 is fully automated. Premium users with Disk Drill PRO or Enterprise may be entitled to a free or discounted upgrade to version 3, and should check the upgrade matrix available at the Disk Drill website.

Disk Drill users should upgrade to Version 3 to get their data recovery software ready for macOS Sierra. The new release ensures the best data retrieval and protection technology ever. Disk Drill 3.0 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8.5, and macOS, as well as iOS 5, up to and including iOS 10.

Pricing and Availability
The Basic edition of Disk Drill 3 is free, the Pro version offering the quick and deep scan features, the ability to rebuild HFS catalogs, and lost partition search for up to three Macs costs $89, and the price of the Enterprise edition offering a full-featured commercial data recovery package with top-level support for the whole company amounts to $399.

macOS PDF Merger Mac

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Product Announcement – Reezaa  of Xi’an, China has released PDF Merger Mac 1.0, their simple to use and efficient free Mac OS X application that allows users to merge multiple files into a single document, all via a simple drag-and-drop interface. Users can easily adjust the sequence of the source files, and with a single click of a button, create a single PDF document that retains all the formatting, page sizes, and page orientation of the original files.

Adobe PDF files are the document format of choice in today’s world, as it allows for easy electronic sharing of important information with clients, co-workers, and end users. Many times, multiple documents may need to be shared with other users, requiring the sending of numerous files to one recipient. PDF Merger Mac makes it simple to merge multiple PDF files, creating a single document that is much simpler to send, receive, and digest.

Why PDF Merger Mac?

  • Add or remove files with a single click
  • Merge over 1,000 PDF Files in just a few seconds
  • Final document retains the original files’ page size, orientation, and formatting
  • Users can easily change the PDF file merging order
  • Clear the entire file list, and start over with one click
  • Help, via an easy-to-follow tutorial, is always just click away
  • The app is 100% FREE

Merging PDF files with the app is an easy three-step process. First, click the convenient “Add” button to select the PDF files to be merged via the Mac OS X Finder, (or just drag-and-drop the files into the PDF Merger Mac app window). Second, click the “Combine PDFs to” button, which then allows the selection of the drive location and filename of the merged PDF document. The third and final step consists of simply clicking the “Start Now” button to start the merging process. The progress of the process can be readily monitored via the app’s progress bar.

Occasionally, before clicking the “Start Now” button, a user will realize they added the documents to the merge list in the wrong order. PDF Merger Mac makes it simple to reorder the source files in order to create the correct sequence of files in the final document. Users merely click a filename, and then click the “Move Up,” or “Move Down” buttons to adjust a file’s position in the list. Or, simply click on a file, and while holding down on the mouse button, drag it to its fresh position in the list. (The entire list of files can be cleared, if needed, via the handy “Clear List” button.)

PDF Merger Mac offers a quick and easy way for anyone to merge any number of PDF files into one, simple to store and share document. The end result retains the original PDF files’ formatting and layout. Users who need to remove encryption from the source PDF files before merging them can use PDF Password Remover, also available from Reezaa.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • 64-bit Processor
  • 1.6 MB

PDF Merger Mac 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the PDF Merger Mac website.

MacOS Duplicate Sweeper

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Product Announcement and Review – Wide Angle Software of Stafford United Kingdom has released Duplicate Sweeper 1.0.2.  It can be an essential tool in saving you space on your precious hard drive. Duplicate Sweeper makes finding, selecting and removing duplicate files on your Mac easy. It enables you to search for duplicates of all file types, such as your photos, videos, music or documents and you can select which folders to search for duplicate files in. For even more control, search preferences can be added so that only files matching your given criteria are searched. Duplicate Sweeper can ignore files that are larger than and/or smaller than given sizes. It can also ignore files with the given file extensions so that any important file types can be left out of the search.

Once Duplicate Sweeper has found all of the duplicates in the given folders, it allows you to select which files from the duplicates you wish to remove. Duplicate Sweeper has a built in document viewer so that you can check a file is not important before selecting to remove it. If you do not wish to manually select the files to remove, Duplicate Sweeper has multiple options to determine which files to remove for you.

Before removing files, Duplicate Sweeper displays a quick list of all the files that will be removed. It will also display how much space you will save by removing those files as well as a small breakdown of the media types being removed. Once you are happy to remove those files, Duplicate Sweeper can send them all to your Trash with a single click. These files can then be emptied from your Trash to delete them permanently or restored should the need arise.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 2.4 MB

Duplicate Sweeper 1.02 is currently Free for one week only (Starting 9/23/16), and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. It normally retails at $19.99 (USD) from Wide Angle Software’s website.

I installed this a short time ago on my OS X 10.11.6 system and tried it against the Documents directory (with just under 10,000 files) in my Home folder. It completed the scan in just a few seconds. Being able to find duplicate files is a good way to begin your Mac Tune-Up efforts.

I tried a simple test. I duplicated a .rtf file that I found in my Documents folder, moved it to a sub-directory, then changed the name back to the original. When I ran Duplicate Sweeper they were not found. I tried with duplicate text files and they were not found either. Based upon this results, I cannot recommend this product.

Pros

  • Currently FREE
  • Runs quickly, just a few seconds for just under 10,000 files in my Documents directory
  • very simple user interface

 

Cons

  • Cost is $19.95 regularly
  • Failed duplicate finding test

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macOS Nimble Commander 1.1.4

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Product Announcement – Magnum Bytes of Dnipro, Ukraine has released Nimble Commander 1.1.4, their file manager app for Mac OS X. Which features are available in file managers, and what do the users actually need? The problem is, though there are a lot of file managers (more than 20), that’s a small consolation for certain users. Why is that so? Because there are two types of users:

1. Common users. They don’t require anything special from a two-panel file manager, so they simply don’t understand why should they switch to another file manager if they already have the built-in Finder.
2. Power users. They know that Finder lacks some important features (such as network connections handling, support for archives, and sophisticated mass renaming). By the way, lots of two-panel file managers promise to fully replace the legendary Total Commander and FAR, but so far that’s just promises. Most of them simply copy TC’s look and feel, but their developers tend to forget that users mostly value rich features and fast performance.

From the beginning, Nimble Commander’s main developer Michael Kazakov focused on power users:

  • Software developers
  • System administrators
  • IT professionals and enthusiasts

The new version of NC released on July 27, 2016, is yet another step toward making it a full-blown analog of TC and FAR, intended for power users:

  • External Tools integration support: Quickly open any application with a variety of parameters based on the current focus/selection/path, etc.
  • Now External Editors can be used with any virtual file system, and changed files will be uploaded back.

Of course, NC also includes all the features typical for a powerful two-panel file manager:

  • File Search
  • Admin mode
  • Background operations processing
  • Search results panelizing
  • Full keyboard access with the fastest way to handle file management tasks
  • Ability to connect to remote FTP and SFTP servers, including remote files editing, etc.

It should be noted that the developers of Nimble Commander encourage the users to direct its evolution. For example, the users can vote at the NC website for features to be added in the forthcoming version.

“Catch up with Total Commander” – that’s the current motto of most file managers for Mac. Who will be the first one to make the finish? That’s up to the users to decide.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 3.5 MB

Nimble Commander 1.1.4 is just $24.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available from the Mac App Store, in the Utilities category. The app is also available from the Nimble Commander website. A free version is also available for download from the Mac App Store. A 30-day trial version is also available from the Nimble Commander website.

macOS File Cabinet Pro 3.0

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Product Announcement – Writes for All Inc. Coral Springs, Florida has released File Cabinet Pro version 3.0. File Cabinet Pro is a powerful file manager for the macOS menubar. File Cabinet Pro allows users to open, move, rename, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from a popover window that appears from the menubar. File Cabinet Pro is the most convenient place for users to store files they access often, as it completely eliminates desktop clutter. File Cabinet Pro version 3.0 is a significant update.

The new version of the application offers the following improvements:

  • A sidebar with a Favorites List.
  • You can now compress files from within the application.
  • can now make alias files from within the application.
  • You can open alias directories from within the application.
  • You can view your files in list view.
  • New app icon.

File Cabinet Pro is truly an innovative application for macOS. File Cabinet Pro still offers all the following powerful features:

  • Create subdirectories in File Cabinet Pro
  • Click into subdirectories and open documents
  • Store files locally and in iCloud
  • Drag and drop files to and from iCloud
  • Tag files – Select files in File Cabinet Pro, right click, and then simply add or remove file tags from the control in the context menu
  • Show in Finder
  • Rename files
  • Copy and paste files
  • Trash files
  • View items as icons or in columns
  • Launch the application at login – You can have File Cabinet Pro automatically launch when you login to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default)
  • Built in lightweight text editor – Create and edit .txt, .rtf, and .rtfd files
  • Built in lightweight image viewer/editor. Rotate images, crop images, and apply filters to images
  • Built in media player – Watch video and play audio files
  • PDF viewer
  • Editable files support document versions

File Cabinet Pro can be purchased through the web site for $29.99

macOS PDFPasswordRemover for Mac 3.5.0

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Product AnnouncementCisdem of Madelia, Minnesota, an innovative provider of Mac utilities, has released Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover 3.5.0, its flagship software solution for Mac OS X. PDFPasswordRemover is a comprehensive PDF password remover to help unlock both owner password and open password on Mac OS X. No more restrictions to open, edit, copy and print any PDF file.

What’s New in Version 3.5.0?

  • Decrypt Both Owner Password and Open Password Respectively – Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover 3.5.0 can not only be used to easily remove PDF owner password (used to limit printing, copying and editing PDF files) with 2 Clicks, but also recover PDF user password (used to limit opening PDF files) using brute force decryption.
  • Greatly-improved Decryption Speed to Batch Remove Owner Passwords – The software allows you to remove limitations of PDF files that are protected by owner password in batch. Up to 200 PDF files can be added and unlocked at a time. Besides, the decryption process is as quick as a flash.
  • Improved UI – The new PDFPasswordRemover design fully meets the beginner’s need to guide the fastest decryption methods in different encryption situations.

Other features of previous versions are enhanced to make it more user-friendly:

  • When unlocking open passwords, you can check or fill in options, such as, password length, Latin letters, digits, special symbols, and additional characters, to save the decryption time.
  • The decryption process for files protected by complicated password can be kept to continue next time
  • Fully supports PDF versions 1.0 thru 1.7
  • Mac OS X 10.7 thru OS X 10.11
  • Multi-language, including English, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Latin, Korean, etc.
  • Work independently and doesn’t require Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
  • It won’t alter PDF documents in any way and ensures that no harm to PDF file content is done

Now, you can get a single license of Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover 3.5.0 for $34.99 (USD). Besides, 20% discounts are offered for qualified students and educators of qualifying educational institutions.

iOS Book Max

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Announcement – Renniksoft of Bath, United Kingdom has released Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new app is an elegant, stylish, and fun method of finding new eBooks to read. Anyone can simply tap the search icon in the middle of the screen, begin typing a search term, and the app immediately begins presenting options. The user scrolls through the results, reviews the information for books that look interesting, and with a single tap, can be taken to the iBookstore to make their purchase.

In addition to its comprehensive search abilities, Book Max also offers an easy-to-use browsing feature that allows any reader to browse various genres of eBooks at their leisure, all via the app’s innovative navigation bubble interface. Users simply tap a category bubble from the app’s opening screen, and they’ll be presented with a randomized list of categories and titles, offering up a seemingly unlimited selection of books to choose from.

Features:

  • Easy-to-use search interface
  • Unequalled bubble navigation interface makes eBook discovery fun and easy
  • Search, find, and purchase eBooks from one easy-to-use app
  • Integrated social networking features
  • Custom color by camera option creates personalized app color scheme
  • Always free, with no in-app purchases

Book Max offers the ability to browse any category of the iBookstore. Categories include: Tech, Travel, Romance, Mystery, Humor, Career, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, and many more. If a user chooses to tap a category to browse, in many cases they’ll be presented with sub-categories to select from, depending on their mood. For example, by tapping “Fiction,” a reader can select from such fiction genres as: Action Adventure, Horror, Religious, Historical, Classics, and more.

Once a reader decides on a particular book they’d like to take a closer look at, they can access more details about the book, discover other books by the same author, purchase and download the book, and even share the reading selection with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter via the app’s handy social networking features.

Users can also customize Book Max to display their own, one-of-a-kind color scheme. Simply tap the color wheel at the bottom of the page, point the device’s camera in the direction of a favorite color, tap the “Save” button, and the new custom color scheme is in place for a one-of-a-kind look.

Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.