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Product Review – Sony Crackle TV

Product ReviewWeb Tools – I categorized this as a ‘web tool’ as it has a web component, but it is really more than simply that. I have known about Crackle TV for a while, but I was reminded of it at the July CapMac meeting where it was mentioned in the presentation on “Streaming TV” services. Many people are ‘cutting the cord’ and doing away with cable services and choosing a streaming option. Crackle TV is one of those options.

This service originally went under the name of Grouper until it was changed to Crackle in January of 2018. Crackle is a free streaming service that has been around since 2006. At the time of this article, it is available in 21 countries and is available on Roku, Android, Xbox, Apple TV, PS3, and iPhone. You do have to sign up for a free account.

Content includes both TV programs and movies. When I checked as I was writing this article there were over 70 TV series and more than 90 movies available. Available programs are organized into 8 channels – Spotlight Channel, Sony Crackle Originals Channel, Fandom Channel, Action Channel, Comedy Channel, Drama Channel, Thriller Channel, and the Icon Channel. Some content is older, like “Walker, Texas Ranger” on the ‘Icon Channel’, while other like ‘The Oath’ on the Drama Channel is original programming. The programming available through Crackle TV is included in the listings within the Apple TV App in the US.

I do recommend this service/App – I have the App installed on my iPad and Apple TV. Since it is free, I think it is a good option to add.

Pros:

  1. Free
  2. Wide range of TV series and movies
  3. Available on many different platforms
  4. All on-demand content

Cons:

  1. Limited current content

Product Review – Pluto TV

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Product ReviewWeb Tools – I categorized this as a ‘web tool’ as it has a web component, but it is really more than simply that. I have known about Pluto TV for a while, but I was reminded of it at the July CapMac meeting where it was mentioned in the presentation on “Streaming TV” services. Many people are ‘cutting the cord’ and doing away with cable services and choosing a streaming option. Pluto TV is one of those options.

Pluto is a free streaming service that has been around since 2013. At the time of this article, it has more than 75 content partners, with over 100 free channels to choose from. Estimates are that more than 6 million use it every month. Pluto TV generates revenue through advertisements displayed to viewers.

A few of the current channels are shown in the image above. Channels are grouped into categories such as News, Sports, Movies, Entertainment, Comedy, Chill Out, Life + Style, and Geek + Gaming. There are also several internet radio stations offered. Some, mostly movie, on-demand content is available in addition to the scheduled programs. You can check out what is currently playing here.  The programming available through Pluto TV is included in the listings within the Apple TV App in the US.

You can view programs from Pluto TV through your web browser, or by downloading the Pluto TV App to your Apple TV or iOS device. Pluto TV can also be viewed via several other devices: Roku, Visio, Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Playstation, and Chromecast.

I do recommend this service/App – I have the App installed on my iPad and Apple TV. Since it is free, I think it is a good option to add.

Pros:

  1. Free
  2. 100+ channels
  3. Available on many different platforms
  4. Has on-demand content

Cons:

  1. Limited current content
  2. Content partners are, for the most part, not mainstream

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 01/2018

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.

January 2018

  1. iOS/Books – GoltAppzz is proud to announce the release of PDF Voice Reader 1.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Reading PDF documents on mobile devices is not an easy task. Letters are small and on the go, it is difficult to concentrate with. Also, when you are dealing with PDF documents in other languages, you will find that PDF Voice Reader is most helpful. Hearing is sometimes much more supportive than self reading.  PDF Voice Reader 1.6 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Games – Spiel Studios Pvt. Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of Man Vs. Missiles 1.1, their latest addictive and challenging game for iOS and Android devices. In this casual, fun, simple yet challenging game, players will test their piloting skills by flying their plane for as long as they can, while avoiding and destroying incoming missiles which are continuously trying to bring them down. Man Vs. Missiles 1.1 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – People who want to take their love of match 3 gaming to a whole new level, can now feast their senses – and indeed, foist their addiction – on Prize Fiesta 1.41.11: the first match 3 game that delivers actual prizes to each winner’s home. Prize Fiesta 1.41.11 is Free (With In-App Purchases), there is no gambling, betting or bidding of any kind, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. macOS/Security – Independent development team CyberByte today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1, an important update to their antivirus and internet security application for macOS computers. The comprehensive security app provides protection against threats by scanning for and removing viruses, malware, and adware. The utility also scans any local network for all connected devices, allowing users to ensure that no unknown devices are connected to their network.  CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively from the CyberByte website. A premium version of the app, which offers additional features is also available for $24.00 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1
  5. iOS/Games – Game developer Michael Guiliano of Mikey Ace Studios presents “Luge & Boo Tag Team 1.0,” a new wrestling puzzle game now available for free on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and coming to Google Play in early 2018. Luge & Boo Tag Team 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Warm up your engines and prepare to go full throttle! Abylight Studios today is proud to announce the worldwide release of RC Club 1.0, the ultimate radio control simulator for iOS11. Thanks to the augmented reality technology powered by ARKit, RC Club combines real-world physics with intuitive controls to drive a bunch of amazing cars wherever you are. Feel the rush of adrenaline performing impressive stunts and hit the road anytime, anywhere. RC Club – AR Motorsports 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.0 is now available free of cost and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.  Purchase and Download
  8. iOS/Games – Kuyi Mobile, an independent game development company, today is pleased to announce the release of 21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1, their new card game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 21 Royale is Blackjack with a twist! Instead of just multiplying your earnings, you must travel and beat the world’s best bankers (dealers) from various casinos around the globe. Travel from the bustling casino scene in Las Vegas to the high rolling sights of Macau or how about the riveting casino crowd in Monaco? Are you ready to test your Blackjack 21 skills and accept the challenge? Whether you are a casual or hardcore Blackjack 21 player, you will totally enjoy 21 Royale! 21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1
  9. iOS/Photo & Video – VeprIT today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of SlideFlow 1.0, a new slideshow app for iOS devices. SlideFlow was specifically designed for generating animated photo slideshow with background music, and playing it on a TV screen. SlideFlow offers the most natural viewing experience, presenting the full photograph, and then applying the Ken Burns effect to zoom in on human faces. The user can play the generated video on a connected TV, export, or share it. SlideFlow works over any Wi-Fi network with many modern smart TVs, Apple TV, and Chromecast. SlideFlow 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. SlideFlow on the App Store
  10. iOS/Games – Driven by nostalgic love of the arcade fighting games of the 1990s, 12 to 6 Studios LLC is proud to announce Blood of Patriots 1.0 for iOS and Android devices. The fighting classics of the 90s have been reborn with an infusion of today’s political satire. Choose one of seventeen characters from a mix of presidents, vice presidents, a few senators and 1 judo champion and fight your way through the “Tree of Liberty.” An evil force, lurking in the shadows, threatens our democracy. It is up to you to refresh the tree of liberty and save the republic. Are you the last true patriot? Blood of Patriots 1.0 is Free (With App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Lifestyle – WishAlerts, the m-commerce app that grants “wishes” made by its users, expanded into the US market by officially launching today in the iTunes App store. WishAlerts links communities by allowing users in the same geographical area to connect with others to share information about common interests such as favorite topics, events, groups, or about local businesses. WishAlerts 2.4 is Free for users who sign up by 1-31-18, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. WishAlerts ships in two versions: One for small businesses and one for consumers. Consumers can add wishes, and businesses can provide them, thereby bridging the gap between local supply and demand. Direct Download Link
  12. iOS/Productivity – Faber Acoustical’s SignalScope X brings powerful new tools for dynamic signal analysis and data acquisition to iOS and replaces all the functionality currently found in SignalScope Pro, SignalSuite, IOScope, and RoomScope with subscription-based tool sets. For the first time ever in an iOS app from Faber Acoustical, SignalScope X may be downloaded for free. The user can then start a 7-day free trial of the Pro Tool Set Subscription. Without a subscription, the user is free to continue to use SignalScope X’s multi-channel Oscilloscope tool. SignalScope X is available for download on the App Store, now. SignalScope X 10.0 is Free (with in-app subscriptions) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. App Store Link
  13. iOS/Education – Knbmedia today is pleased to introduce Find Them All: My Pets for iOS, the fourth in their series of “Find Them All” Educational apps for kids 2 – 8. A guided introduction, entirely spoken in 8 languages, to 48 different pets. The 100% interactive app features 7 different activities, including: Match the Pet, Win an Animated Card, Take a Photo, Find the Pet in the Dark, Make a Jigsaw Puzzle from a Photo, Play the Quiz and Watch Videos. My Pets also allows kids to arrange all the cards they win in a virtual album, keep a photo album of all the photos they take, and print, fold, cut out and paste their own paper albums. Find Them All: My Pets 1.0.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Spree Pop is a straightforward mobile game that I really liked. It’s a stripped down, arcade shooter that supports iPhone X and iOS 11. The game features clean, colorful visuals and fun game mechanics. Besides, Spree Pop fun time is dominated by the sprightly soundtrack which makes the game so addictive that once you pop, it’s irresistible. It’s remarkably easy to pick up and play for this game but putting it down is the exact opposite. Its entire set up may be too simplistic for avid mobile gamers, and its bare-bones might not be the best for some player too. But personally, this is my type of game, the only aspect that didn’t go well with my taste is the distracting ads. However, this should not be a major worry; you can remove the ads with a onetime IAP which is pocket-friendly. Download for free from the App Store
  15. iOS/Music – LastThink is proud to announce the release of In & Out Online Radio 2.2, an update to the company’s highly customizable internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible. In & Out Online Radio 2.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. In Out Online Radio 2.2
  16. iOS/Music – Sincere Apps SIA is pleased to announce the release of Piano Chords and Scales 3.0, an important feature update to their popular music app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Piano Chords and Scales allows you to understand all the piano theory related to chords, scales and song composing. The true goal for creating this app was to lower the barrier for an individual to start playing and understanding piano, and how all the theory comes together and how songs can be composed. iano Chords and Scales 3.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Entertainment – Basebone Studios today is proud to introduce Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2, their entertaining video dubbing app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Ever want to put your words in the mouth of others to make a point? Or maybe express yourself through parodies and pandas? Introducing Follywood, the ultimate Dubbing App that allows you to instantly record audio over your favourite film clips, viral videos, and videos of your own! Available today in the App Store and Google Play. Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Sports – Getting fit and staying in shape is hard enough without having to deal with the added layer of work introduced by fitting it in to your busy schedule. If you are like most folks and prefer organizing exercise sessions with others, whether it be a full team or a few friends, then there’s a fix to your organizing woes. Hoops Connect is an app created by someone who wanted to make it easy to find other basketball players interested in picking up a game. It started with basketball, but has grown into an app that makes it easy for anyone to organize just about any group activity you can think of. Download for free from iTunes
  19. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.0 is now available free of cost (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Purchase and Download
  20. iOS/Education – Independent development team Lively Mind is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Baby Songs and Lullabies 1.03 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app includes a collection of 18 beautiful recordings that were specially designed to help babies and toddlers calm down and fall to sleep. The app’s timer feature allows parents to set how long the music will continue to play before turning off. Baby Songs and Lullabies 1.03 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Games – Ever wish you get just get away for a few minutes? Standing in a line that doesn’t seem to move? Is your boss piling you on with more and more nonsense? Then it’s time to download 2 Minutes in Space. While the app won’t literally launch into the outer reaches of our atmosphere, it will take you away from whatever it is you need to escape. It’s a simple arcade-like game that puts you in control of a spaceship, looking to get through space, collecting treasures, avoiding asteroids and getting from point A to point B without getting destroyed. While there is no real end destination to reach, the point of the game is to survive. The app will throw all sorts of obstacles your way. Things like debris, asteroids, comets, other ships, and more. Your main defense is to avoid. You do this by tapping on the left side of the screen to move left, or right side to move right. It will take a while to know just how many times to tap to move your ship by just enough to veer its path. Free from the App store
  22. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announces that GLOBE-In A State of War 1.0, an arcade action space shooter with roguelite elements, is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. GLOBE-In A State of War 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Education – Learnia Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Learnia, their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia aims to use 3D graphics and modern game design techniques to drastically improve children’s engagement with educational software. Learnia’s world consists of a number of islands, each with a distinct feel. Each island contains one year of spelling or math. A path meanders from island to island giving kids a sense of progress as they learn. The path is blocked by skill stones. When kids master a skill stone it steps aside and the next segment of the path opens up. Learnia is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There are no ads or subscriptions. Each grade of math is $7.99 (USD). Each grade of spelling is $4.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Health & Fitness – Life Ninja, the British tech startup behind the popular Quit Sugar app, has announced the release of HIIT Revolution, a new application for iPhone and iPad devices that promises to bring all the benefits of a high-intensity interval training class to the user’s own home, hotel room or office. HIIT Revolution 1.0.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) contains a number of free features, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Subscriptions enabling users to access the full suite of HIIT Revolution features start from 4.99 GBP per month. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Shopping – ShopSnapIt, a new shopping app, breaks out of the cliche and creates a platform that benefits and connects both buyers and entrepreneurs. Released by The Maximillion Group LLC, the app offers an enhanced shopping experience in terms of variety and cost for buyers while making it easier and cost effective for sellers to list, market and sell their products or services at the same time. The app is currently available for Free with in-app purchases on the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Lifestyle – Tinkerbuilt LLC is proud to announce the release of Written Down 1.0.2, an important update to their new journaling app for iPhone and iPad. Written Down offers a simple and modern way to journal everywhere you go. Journals sync quickly, privately and securely across all your iOS devices via iCloud. You can collaborate with family and friends by sharing journals that sync privately via iCloud. Lock journals to keep them private and secure using a passcode with support for unlock using Touch ID or Face ID. Written Down 1.0.2 is free for 1 journal (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Upgrade to Written Down Premium by purchasing a single $4.99 subscription to get unlimited journals, sync, journal sharing, themes, and more.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Productivity – Jordan Hipwell today released a powerful new feature in the UniChar iOS app. Introducing Search by Drawing, an incredible new search mode that allows users to quickly and easily find Unicode symbols simply by drawing. UniChar – Unicode Keyboard 5.4 is for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. UniChar – Unicode Keyboard 5.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. A convenient $1.99 in-app purchase is available to unlock all categories. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Finance – Red Sprite Studios is proud to announce the release of Skip and Save 1.01 on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. Skip and Save and lets users track saving for something special by skipping the occasional treat, like candy, soda or coffee.  Skip and Save 1.01 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  29. macOS/Medical – Independent development team, Fun Driven has released Breath Ball 2.1.2, their breathing guidance app for Mac OS X. The app helps users to relax by guiding their breathing rhythm. Breath Ball was originally developed for use by patients at the Neurological Therapy Center Gmundnerberg in Austria who suffer from severe brain damage caused by cancer, stroke, accidents and other issues. Breath Ball 2.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Medical category.  Download from Mac App Store
  30. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce the release of Crystalrect 1.0, their challenging fast-paced 3D auto-runner for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Crystalrect 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

Apple Publishes User Guides

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

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

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

 

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

 

Manuals for other Apple products are available from their website.


See my other macOS and iOS articles


 

macOS New App Release –

Product Announcement – Lakehorn AG of Bern, Switzerland has released a full suite of Network Speed Tester apps for all Apple devices. Network Speed Tester lets users measure and visualize network and WiFi performance between any Apple device on the same network.

Advertised and actual networks speed can vary quite a lot – this is why we’ve created the Network Speed Tester suite of apps, to dig deeper, and find weak spots or bottleneck in any network. In larger houses, WiFi-repeaters are used to improve the range of the WiFi signal, but sometimes the actual performance gets worse because of bad placement or configurations. This can all be detected by Network Speed Tester.

We use client-server technology to measure speed, i.e. various amounts of random data is sent between devices, to get accurate real-world results. The results are then displayed in a graph in realtime, so that any change is visible immediately. E.g. The user can walk around to house and find the best spots for video streaming. Or he moves or even just tilts the WiFi router to see changes in speed.

Network Speed Tester requires any two devices to operate. One device will act as the server using the server app (on iOS or tvOS) or the combined app on macOS. From the second device, the client app will connect to the server via bonjour and visualize the results.

Main features summary

  • Accurate performance measuring of WiFi or wired networks using client-server technology
  • Get actual realworld network throughput
  • Graphical visualisation
  • Find test servers automatically via Bonjour services
  • Export data to tab text format (macOS only)
  • Share results

Language Support: Network Speed Tester is currently localised for english and german language.

Device Requirements:

  • Compatible with Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV 4
  • Requires macOS 10.10 , iOS 9.0 , tvOS 9.0
  • Universal application

Network Speed Tester for Mac is a $3.99 download available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utility category. The client app for iOS/tvOS is a free download worldwide. The server app for iOS/tvOS is a $1.99 download also available worldwide.

Have you heard of “Comet TV”

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Comet TV is a new network featuring Science Fiction and Horror. Some shows are good, some are “classic” and are more ‘campy’ than good. Some are so bad that you just can’t stop watching them, but then they are free.

Some cable/satellite networks include Comet TV. The easiest way though for you to watch the channel is either through the App for the 4th generation Apple TV or through the website. The website provides a live stream version of their content. You can check the on-line schedule to see what is playing.

Some of the current movies are “Dead Like Me”, “Night of the Comet, “Android”, “Bubba Ho-Tep”, “Eliminators”,”The Incredible Melting Man” and “The Crow”. Not exactly Academy Award winners, but . . . . interesting selections.

TV series currently on Comet TV include: “Poltergeist: The Legacy” and “Stargate: SG-1 (Starts April 3)”.

This is NOT going to replace the main stream channels you are watching, but it might provide some humorous and nostalgic diversion on occasion.

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

Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 11/2016

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.

November 2016

  1. iOS,macOS/Business – Time tracking should be easy and effortless. That’s what Caato Time Tracker+ is about! It was designed and streamlined in close cooperation with our clients and the result is a reliable, easy-to-use and hassle-free application. Caato Time Tracker+ is perfect for you as a small business owner, designer, consultant, developer, architect, lawyer or freelance worker for tracking your work time or billable hours. Caato Time Tracker+ has powerful features, yet it’s extremely simple to use.Caato Time Tracker+ is the simplest way to track time while you’re on the move. Now you can easily track time and effortlessly sync all projects, activities and time entries from your Caato Time Tracker+ for macOS account with your iPhone and Watch. Download for the Mac from MAS Download for iOS
  2. iOS/Productivity – XwaveSoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Daily Habits 1.0, their new app for iPhone, iPad, iPhone touch, and Apple Watch devices. Daily Habits assists users in creating new habits or improving existing ones, while also helping them rid themselves of harmful habits. The adaptive and easy-to-use tool allows anyone to organize their day in an effective daily routine, establishing a healthy practice, day-by-day. Daily Habits 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An upgrade to the Pro version is $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available via a convenient in-app purchase. As a special limited-time app launch offer, users can upgrade to Pro at a 50% discount, for just $1.99 USD. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Shopping – Laura Lively LLC, a direct-to-consumer jewelry company, is very pleased to announce the release of Laura Lively Try On Necklaces 1.1, an update to their “Try On” mobile app. With this unique app, prospective purchasers can now “try on” the entire Laura Lively collection utilizing a state-of-the-art interactive mobile app with powerful yet easy-to-use features. The company understands that wearing beautiful jewelry can be a truly transformative experience. However, as is most often the case, that transformative experience only begins after customers have the opportunity to see how a certain necklace looks while viewing and trying on the piece in person. Laura Lively Try On Necklaces 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Shopping category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – OA+, a small independent studio, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Ouroboros 1.1.0, a major update to its casual puzzle game developed for iOS and Android devices. Ouroboros is named after the mythical snake symbol of eternal renewal. This ancient creature inspired our fun, addictive puzzle game that will constantly challenge players to think differently and create anew from destruction. Ouroboros 1.1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Entertainment – Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of Calligraphy Penmanship 1.2, developed exclusively for the popular iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. With personalized and very sensitive adjustments of the pencil pressure and smoothness, calligraphers will quickly find the feeling of their favorite shading style. Copperplate or English Commercial hands will be drawn with a single stroke and a very light pressure of your hand on the Pencil. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.2 is free with in-app purchases (USD 2.99), available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Calligraphy Penmanship 1.2
  6. iOS/Weather – The iOS widget screen was released in iOS 8. However, it’s not so handy and popular like in Android. According to Active User Co.,LTD, the user interface of widgets looks poorly designed. As a big fan of Apple, and in the belief that ‘widget is an important feature of any phone’, the company wants to bring more values by adding fun and unique designs into it. Weather Widget 1.1.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Appdore, LLC today is sad yet proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their final project, Super Ricochet. This game is based off the fun and exciting aspect of ricocheting and will be exclusive for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The controls are easier and more reliable this time around as players can drag around most objects or double tap to spin the objects 30 degrees at a time. This game is great for players of all ages, especially the physics puzzle game fans. When playing the game, players should feel accomplished when they are able to collect all 3 crystals on a level. Super Ricochet 1.0 is Free and available on the App Store in the Games > Puzzle category. Super Ricochet is all about giving the player more control of their puzzles that is not based on any predetermined moves or limiting grids.  Super Ricochet 1.0
  8. iOS/Productivity – KeepSolid, a security and productivity software developer, today is proud to announce the long sought-after launch of Roadmap Planner 2.1 on iOS. The app features synchronization, collaboration, and an option to export roadmaps as PDF’s or images now. This means you can sync your documents between devices and work together with your colleagues on one strategy. Roadmap Planner 2.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. This business productivity app is available free for everyone to download. Customers can continue to use the app for absolutely free after the trial period too. In-app purchases will unlock more features for their convenience. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Education – Downshift LLC is proud to announce the release of Today In History 4.1.0, a major update to their popular educational app for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad line. Today In History offers the best way to get key facts about iconic global events and fun facts from across the centuries delivered right to your mobile device. Version 4.1.0 brings the best of history to your wrist and home screen. The new update reveals the Today In History Apple Watch app, a new widget for your home screen, and a few other goodies.Today In History 4.1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Education – The One Globe Kids apps are currently available in English, French and Dutch and are used in 57 countries around the world. To tailor to the needs of teachers everywhere, Globe Smart Kids has improved the One Globe Kids materials for use in the classroom. 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
  11. iOS/Games – Start with a fearless cat with a take-no-prisoners attitude. Next, give him a huge stockpile of bombs. Then, drop him into a battlefield full of mutant enemies. Finally, top it off with cool graphics and an awesome original soundtrack. Put it all together, and you have the brilliantly fun new iOS app Bomber Kat from Havefunsoft. Bomber Kat 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Social Networking – Outerbridge Ventures Inc. today is pleased to announce the release of Bungee Girl 1.6, an update to their popular social networking app for iOS devices. The Bungee Girl app brings together girls who like to wander. A female-only app, Bungee Girl connects solo female travellers who have an equal interest in visiting each other’s city. Bungee Girl also allows users to find potential travel buddies from their own home city. Creating mutually beneficial connections between like-minded female travelers can encourage women to embrace their venturesome spirit.  Bungee Girl 1.6 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Books – Kimico Ltd., a leading provider of premium quality apps, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of BookBuddy 7.9.0, the eagerly anticipated update of the leading book-management app for iOS devices. BookBuddy 7.9.0 now provides the ability to sync BookBuddy library across multiple iOS devices in a seamless way, letting the user choose his or her preferred cloud synchronization service. BookBuddy 7.9.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. BookBuddy 7.9.0
  14. iOS/Games – Welcome to the Factory! WE3 Workshop is proud to announce the release of Letter Head 1.1, an update to their challenging word game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Letter Head was specifically designed to test your word building skills. Race against the clock to assemble the most and longest words before your shift ends. Plan your strategy and complete word based goals. Letter Head 1.1 is available on iTunes for free (in-app purchases are optional). Letter Head is designed for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and requires iOS v.6.0, or newer. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – Today, Mdevelop Studio is proud to announce the release of Keep-Rolling 1.2, an update to their latest game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Keep-Rolling is a fresh game taking on the endless runner genre with a simple, original and challenging gameplay. Rolling on an endless zig zag edge, tap and hold to turn the roller right, and release to turn left while players try to avoid falling off the edge. The gameplay offers an addictive and challenging experience, and a familiar feeling to fans of endless runner games. Keep-Rolling 1.2 is Free (with In-App purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the (Action, Family) Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Entertainment – Traumtraum is pleased to announce the release of Advent App 3.3, their advent calendar creation ap for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. What’s better than being surprised by a little something every day? That’s why we love Advent calendars. And never has it been that easy to create one for the people that are special to you!  Advent App 3.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Games – Pele: Soccer Legend Play the game known so well around the world paired with the player who owned it, Pele: Soccer Legend. Its an app downloadable for free on any iOS device that takes you worlds away to play the game that is the football of the world. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Games – Tears of the Machine. We saw Tears of the Machine about one year ago and it brought a whole new offering to the defender game by meshing together a mystery set in a dream amidst a battle that you must forge through to find your identity. Last year, the pieces of the saga were all separated. In the newly released extended edition, the creator has brought together the Prologue with Episodes 1 and 2. So, you as the player can consecutively work your way through each piece of the puzzle, fighting the fights that need to be won while discovering what the voices and images in your head mean. If you remember, you, as the player, wake up from a dream, surrounded by rubble and destruction created single handedly by the ruling force of the Global Order Coalition. The only thread of a memory you have to hold on to is of a young girl. You are not sure who she is, but there is familiarity in her face and it looms in your mind. Your mission is to survive and defeat whatever forces the Coalition plants in your way, bringing you closer to your final destination to find out who you really are. Download from iTunes.
  19. macOS/Utility – Toolbox for Keynote Mac App with Tool Sets that Empower. Packing power to your presentation punch has just become easier! If you are an avid user of Keynote on the Mac, now you can enhance your experience by downloading and using Toolbox for Keynote. Keynote, as so many know, is an awesome tool overflowing with a well-designed interface and desktop that makes presentation creation easy and fun. It takes the headache out of finding and editing images and clip art to suit your specific needs and provides a myriad of layouts and backgrounds so your information pops from pages. Different types of content can be presented in the best way when placed on backgrounds and laid out in certain ways. Knowing this and having the tools to allow for this is what makes Toolbox for Keynote so unique and valuable. When you first download Toolbox for Keynote you immediately see just how easy it is to use. It fully lines up with the ease of use that is part of the Apple family. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/ Productivity – Beeapp srl today is proud to announce the release and immediate availabilty of WeNote, their popular location-based reminder app developed exclusively for iPhone. WeNote helps you organise your daily activities based on where you are. At home, in the office or in the garage, you’ll always have the right notes at the right time. And you can even remind your friends, family, roommates and co-workers what needs to be done. Devised for people who share spaces, such as an office or a home, WeNote allows you to send contextualised messages to yourself and an inner circle of friends, making your everyday life easier. WeNote 1.3 is currently available from the App Store in the Productivity category for free, while the WeNote beacon can be bought on the official website at the introductory price of Euro 24,90. Download from iTunes
  21. appleTV/Utilities – With the advancements in the technology, the world of entertainment has also changed drastically. It was not an easy task to watch the latest blockbuster movies or TV shows in any format on the big screens. Xtreme Media works came with a total package called PlayerXtreme Media Player App for their precious users. The team is still working hard to make the user experience better. Last Friday, PlayerXtreme Media Player launched the best Apple TV App on App Store so far. It is one of the renowned and innovatively designed media players for Apple TV users. In term of features and usability, PlayerXtreme has captured a huge market share in comparison to other applications on app stores.  PlayerXtreme Media Player 6.3.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the tvOS App Store in the Utilities category. A PRO version is available for $4.99, and is available worldwide exclusively through the tvOS App Store in the Utilities category. PlayerXtreme Apple TV Basic
  22. iOS/Photo & Video – Ultralab Apps today is excited to announce the release and promotional sale of Instagrids Collage 1.0.0, an iOS app that features a myriad of creative multi photo frames designed specifically to be posted and viewed as large Instagram profile banners. With Instagrids Collage users can easily join their favorite snaps together in one of the templates and split the resulting image into several parts that show up as one impressive photo grid on the profile page. For a limited time, Instagrids Collage 1.0.0 is free with In-app purchases for additional content and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Instagrids Collage 1.0.0
  23. iOS/Photo & video – Dumpling Sandwich is pleased to announce the release of Sketch Master 1.4.1, the update to their free photography app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, created specially to transform your photographs into detailed and intricate sketches. Featuring a very simplistic graphic user interface, Sketch Master stands out of all the typical photography apps. Its simple design makes it a user-friendly app; even little kids can use it with ease. This is a must have for every photography and drawing enthusiast.  Sketch Master 1.4.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.  Sketch Master: Pencil Sketches Editor 1.4.1
  24. iOS/Games – People looking a fun, challenging, visually stunning, and utterly addictive new game to play for hours and hours – day and night – can now head to the App Store and download the new app Wonder DINO. Wonder DINO 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Independent developer, Uttam Bhakhar today is proud to announce a sale on Box And Birdie 1.5, his classic puzzle game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Box and birdie just turned free to play from today for limited time. Box and Birdie is simple puzzle game based on concept of classic sokoban. It is a logical game and task is to push scattered boxes to the marked spots. For a limited time, Box And Birdie 1.5 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – There are a few common problems that plague almost all puzzle games, such as they’re pointlessly easy, tediously complex, just plain poorly designed, or that they look and sound like something an average 8-year old would put together (apologies to the 8-year old geniuses out there). But every once in a while, a new puzzle game come along that doesn’t just promise to be simple, fun, challenging and addictive, but over-delivers on all levels. And the latest entry on this elite list is the delightfully mind-bending 9 Boxes. 9 Boxes 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Games – Now available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play, Chili Boost is a new and simple-to-play “tap-to-fly” game. The one-tap mechanics is similar to the famous Flappy Bird but includes some exciting new features. Players must eat up all the beans and chili peppers they can find to maintain propellant gas reserves that allow their character to skip cactuses and avoid obstacles along the way home. Chili Boost 1.1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Games – Hi Rawr Studios have been moving from strength to strength with a series of releases of iOS apps that both help and entertain. The company announces the release of Knit Crosswords Puzzles 1.2, their latest crossword game app packed with innovative twists. For many mobile app enthusiasts there’s always a place for a smart new crosswords app. This fun app delivers not just smarter crossword puzzles, but crosswords that are interconnected like a finely woven quilt. Opening up new ways to think about and solve this crossword puzzle. Knit Crosswords Puzzles 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Knit Crosswords Puzzles 1.2
  29. iOS/Games – Playmage, the developer and publisher of the mobile game Dragon Era and premium social games, today are proud to announce the release of Final Chronicle 1.3.2, their fourth major mobile game blockbuster title developed for iOS devices. A classical JRPG (Japanese-style Role Playing Game) made for mobile devices. Final Chronicle 1.3.2 is free to play (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Some extra game items can be purchased for real money. You can disable in-app purchases in your device’s settings.  Final Chronicle 1.3.

Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 09/2016

software

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

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

September 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

Cas Calc 3D for iOS & tvOS

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Product Announcement of Cas Calc 3D from Pilcrow AG for iOS and tvOS. This is an update to their scientific calculator App. Cas Calc 3D was designed specifically for scientists, mathematicians, students and generally people who need precise and reliable calculations in a timely manner. It features 3D graphing capabilities and comes with more than 1,400 ready to use functions.

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The latest 2.0.2 update introduces an all new kernel based on 64bit architecture, making Cas Calc 3D faster while adding a few extra digits for better accuracy. Additionally Cas Calc 3D is now compatible with the GNU Plot Library and supports GNU script. Furthermore the UI has received some tweaking to match the screen of the iPad Pro and especially the presentation on Apple TV.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Compatible with Apple TV
  • Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • 84.2 MB

Cas Calc 3D 2.0.2 is $11.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.