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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 05/2017

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

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

May 2017

  1. iOS/Games – arsen Games today is pleased to announce that the game Wizards’ League 1.1.1 for iOS is now available on all European and North American App Stores. In Wizards’ League, players control a wizard and fight online against other players in 3-minute battles. Players start out as wizard apprentices and must fight to earn more powerful items and spells. The game features many different items and spells to collect, each with their own powers. Wizards’ League 1.1.1 is Free and currently available in Europe and North America through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Games – Independent game developer, Absolutist is today proud to announce the global release and immediate availability of Sky Clash: Lords of Clans 3D of their steampunk-themed multiplayer strategy game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. While playing the game players will be forced to forge alliances, build and strengthen their base, and create an army as they defend against constant enemy attacks. Sky Clash: Lords of Clans 3D 1.39 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to in-game currency to help players advance through the game at a faster pace.  Download on iTunes
  3. iOS/Productivity – reaceed announces today Prizmo Go 1.0, their new iPhone/iPad app to quickly capture and use printed text with the camera. Prizmo Go is an innovative app that lets the user take a picture of printed text and then recognizes it using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, avoiding the frustration of retyping it on screen. Part of said text can then be selected directly from the photo by swiping through it. Users can then interact with it or just copy/paste it to other apps or to the Mac. Prizmo Go 1.0 is available worldwide as a free app on the App Store and is localized in 16 languages. The application can be tried out, but access to text is limited. Text access can be unlocked by purchasing Export Pack for $4.99 as a one-time purchase. Cloud OCR requires units to be operated, units that can be purchased directly within the app: 100-pack is $0.99, 1000-pack is $4.99. Cloud OCR can also be tried out prior to purchasing. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Real winnings in a poker game that you can take with you wherever you go. Not too many online games involve real money, and please remember that this is for adults only, because if you can’t pay up… The game is WSOP Real Money Poker and it’s the mobile version of the very same game you can play from a desktop. Even if you have downloaded the app to your device, and this works on iPhones and iPads, you will have to go to the game’s website and create an account. You can do this on WSOP.com. Also, please be aware that this game can only be run while you are in the state of Nevada and if you are at least 21 years of age. The game is free to download. Download from the iTunes store.
  5. iOS/Lifestyle – Independent development team, Iridium Studio today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Chat4us – Chat Stories 11, an important update to their innovative app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Chat4us allows users to read entertaining chat-based short stories, created by other users. In addition to reading humorous or thrilling stories by others, anyone can create their own characters and stories to share with everyone else, all directly from their iOS device. Chat4us – Chat Stories 11 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Users must be at least 17 years old to download this app. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS, tvOS/Music – Musopia’s Ukulele Karaoke Ukeoke app, available for iOS, tvOS and Android, makes it easy to learn how to play your favourite songs with your uke: the karaoke-style display with lyrics, adjustable backing tracks and high-quality tutorials by the world’s best guitar and ukulele teacher JustinGuitar makes learning fast and fun even for absolute beginners. Ukulele Karaoke Ukeoke 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category.  Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – ZPLAY is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Clash Tank.io 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch device. The game is a gorgeous update of a classic game from childhood. Fights with all Nations. An epic battlefield, tons of players and simple controls make for an accessible battlefield experience. Wits and Courage. Navigate a massive battlefield using speed and strategy. Clash Tank.io 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Finance – Track all your financial accounts, budgets, bills, loans, investments and money goals in one flexible, ad-free app. Stick to your budget, get bill reminders to avoid fees, and confidently manage your money, all with private family sync through iCloud. This financial application for iOS devices allows users to organize and track spending. Financial information is presented across a number of useful graphs and the user-friendly and straight-forward interface allows users to focus on their financial life without distraction. In addition, DashFlow allows users to enter due date reminders and track multiple financial goals at once. The basic version of DashFlow is free; users have the option of purchasing Pro or Premium versions for additional features. The base version is free. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that the update to their simple puzzle game – min! 1.3 is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. min! is an addictive elimination game. It is easy to start, but very fun and challenging. It is a good choice for Tetris fans. min! 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – Conchware today is proud to announce the release of Bumble Bom Bee 0.0.515, a maintenance update to their popular game title for iOS and Android devices. Welcome to the future of match gaming. Bumble Bom Bee, the world’s first physics-based tile matching game is one of the most challenging and intuitively fascinating puzzle games to be introduced in recent times. Bumble Bom Bee 0.0.515 is currently available for Free at iTunes App Store in Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Business – GoodHumans today is pleased to announce the release of the 2.2.5 version of Preside, the intelligent email reader for the iPhone. This update adds support for coloring rules. This feature allows users to assign colors to emails based on the sender, status, category, and other properties of the email.  Preside 2.2.5 is offered at no charge and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. It uses a freemium revenue model with premium features available for purchase within the app.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS,watchOS/Games – When it comes to wearable gaming apps, many Apple Watch users so far have been pretty underwhelmed instead of totally impressed. Well, that’s all changed, because developer Sydvesti has just released what could be the most interesting, challenging and creative Apple Watch game to date: Mount Burnmore. Mount Burnmore 1.2.5 is offered at no cost and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Stickers – People who want to easily make their iMessage chats more fun and memorable, can now head to the App Store and download the latest version of Ronnie Nguyen’s globally-popular and loved app Aminal Stickers. Aminal Stickers 3.1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Stickers category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Travel – Imagine being able to find a coffee bar near a new restaurant you’ve just tried out. Sometimes you find yourself in a new place and want to know if you can find a particular kind of store or business close to where you are, and check in to see if they are open before making the trek to their location. Place & Hours is the app that takes you there. With a clear and easy to read display, Places & Hours gives you information about your surroundings based on the filters you plug in, which makes looking for certain types of venues a lot easier. Let’s say you’ve planned a nice dinner out and want to know where you can go first to get a cocktail. Plug in the address of where you will be and search for bars or lounges, and voila, you will get a map that pops up with possibilities. The App is free to download. Download from the iTunes store.
  15. iOS/Games – A few years ago, Ovilex Soft launched its first bus driving simulator app and set a whole new benchmark for realism, detail and gameplay. Now, tens of millions of downloads later, the company – which has nearly 700,000 Facebook fans around the world – has managed to raise the standard yet again with the release of the astonishing Bus Simulator 17 for iOS. Bus Simulator 17 (v1.2.0) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Business – Simple Different Co. Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of SimDif Website Builder 1.92.1, an important update to their popular website creation tool for the iOS, Android and Amazon platforms. SimDif Website Builder allows individuals and businesses alike to easily and efficiently create and maintain their website using any iOS or Android device. SimDif Website Builder 1.92.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Photo & Video – A picture may be worth a thousand words, but that may not be enough to tell the whole story or express the motion behind a photograph. That’s why the mobile generation is flocking to PicSay (the former name Text on Pictures), the free mobile app for iOS devices that enhances photos with creative filters, fonts, stickers and other special effects.  PicSay 5.5 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. In addition to the library of fonts, stickers and filters that come with the app, users can purchase packs of high-end effects such as neon stickers and punk-themed filters.  PicSay 5.5
  18. macOS/Music – Neonway, a software development company, today is pleased to announce the release of Tray Player Lite 1.7, the company’s new free music player for OS X. Tray Player Lite allows users to play audio files on their computer. Tray Player Lite quickly sorts through the files that users Drag & Drop into the app, and plays only the files that contain audio.  Tray Player Lite 1.7 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Music category. Tray Player Lite 1.7
  19. iOS/Business – Handshake Global is proud to announce the release of HS Cards 2.1, the update to their business card app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The movement from hard copy business cards to online ones is taking a new turn with the Global launch of HS Cards. HS Cards 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Games – Scotland based Studio Plinth today is proud to launch Confuddled, a universal game for iOS. Aimed at casual gamers of all ages Confuddled is that most unusual of things a game of skill. Players clear the grid by sliding tiles to match 3 or more tiles, clearing the tiles to win. 110 levels to clear through skill. Confuddled is free to download. onfuddled: Elite Match 3 (v1.1) is free to download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Networking – Enjoy Minded Limited today is proud to announce the release of Enjoy Minded 1.0.2 for iOS in the UK. Enjoy Minded is an iOS app that aims to help people that have recently moved to a new city, graduated from university, ended a long-term relationship or made another big lifestyle change that can make their social circle perish, to meet new people, make new friends and explore new places. Enjoy Minded 1.0.2 is Free and available in the UK exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Education – PrepUP was founded with a rebellious spirit and an enormous objective: to offer amazingly fun test prep, while being completely free. Created by a 16 year old, 99 percentile scorer, PrepUP is the only SAT and ACT prep app that allows students to connect with social media and play in live, head-to-head matches in a series of multiple choice questions. PrepUP is available on Apple’s App Store for free and available worldwide. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – Game Attack are proud to announce that Seaking Hunter for iOS has been selected to participate in 3 major indie game events. Seaking Hunter is an action game that evokes retro gameplay from the shoot ’em up era, coupled with ground-breaking animation and addictive gameplay. Seaking Hunter 1.1 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Sports – Independent developer Rahul Patel is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fantasy Trader 2.0 Version 1.1, an important feature update to his challenging fantasy stock exchange game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Fantasy Trader allows players to buy and sell shares in their favorite athlete or celebrity. The aim of the game is to move ever higher in the rankings by increasing their net worth in the fantasy stock market. Fantasy Trader 2.0 (v1.1) is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Medical – Life’n Stats LLC is pleased to announce the release of MammaBaby 2.0.1, a major face lift to its popular baby log and breast feeding tracker, now available for both iOS and Andorid market. MammaBaby is a fully-synchronized App-Web environment to help parents record baby logs quick and easy, monitor them via interactive charts, and provide summary, data analysis and relevant parenting information. MammaBaby 2.0.1 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category.  Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Lifestyle – Sola K.K, an emerging Japanese IT company, has released monoca 4.1, an important update to its new lifestyle app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. monoca is an easy-to-use life assistant, an application to manage items, collections, inventories and future purchases. The aim of the app is to make everyday tasks easily manageable by keeping a record of the items already owned by the user and the items to be purchased in the future. It features a simple and clear interface to make item management smooth and easy.  monoca 4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Business – HaystackCRM has launched a new mobile client relationship management (CRM) app designed for small business owners. The app’s developers designed it with an intuitive interface and portable functionality that offers capabilities beyond what other CRMs offer. In addition to giving business owners quick access to existing contacts and new business leads, HaystackCRM 1.3.0 lets users manage product catalogs, produce price quotes, monitor team performance, identify contacts and prospects based on geographical location, and show images and videos of products or services. The result: generating new customers and revenue and improving relationships with existing customers. HaystackCRM 1.3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. HaystackCRM offers small businesses the opportunity to test drive the client and lead generation app, with some restrictions, by signing up for a free account. The cost for a base account is $29 (USD) per month, and includes ongoing updates and dedicated customer service support. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Games – G-Power GameinLife today is proud to announce the release of Scream Flying 1.0, their all-new voice control game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Scream Flying is the first ever sensation in crazy voice control and fun. The game is entirely controlled by the pitch of a human voice and there are no buttons or touchpad involved. Moreover, the pilot version has been released with a size of only 107 MB but comes with unlimited possibilities and endless fun. User reviews, feedback and response about the game has been phenomenal and the number of downloads are already on a rise within few hours of the launch. Scream Flying 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Scream Flying 1.0
  29. iOS/Entertainment – Digital Game Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the release of Lucky8s SE(TM) SlotEngine(R) a 9-reel slot game for play on any iOS mobile device with iOS 10.1 or newer. Lucky8s SE SlotEngine uses unique patent-pending animation method, simulating physics when presenting slot symbol animation. Lucky8s SlotEngine 1.3 is Free (with In-App purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Lucky8s SlotEngine 1.3
  30. iOS/Social Networking – Optimac, Inc. today is pleased to announce that LOC won first place in the Messaging category and first place in the Social Sharing category at the 2017 MediaPost Appy Awards. LOC offers iOS users worldwide the ability to find interesting conversations fast and without the typical social network barriers. No friending, following, or connecting is necessary. Find chats on a map, conveniently listed by topic, or in augmented reality mode. Users can also pin emoji to the map to share their mood or mark important locations. LOC 3.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  31. macOS/Business – XwaveSoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of SurfPro VPN 1.0, their easy-to-use and secure VPN client for macOS. SurfPro VPN allows Mac users to protect their internet traffic from prying eyes, whether they belong to the government or criminals. The app keeps the user’s location, identity, and other personal data secure from outside observers. SurfPro also makes it possible for anyone to access websites and other Internet services that are typically blocked in their locale. SurfPro VPN 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Business category. Subscription plans are available via convenient in-app purchases, offering the choice of subscription options ranging from one month to three years, starting from $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) per month. Download from Mac App Store
  32. iOS/Productivity – Spatial Wave, a pioneer in providing workflow and data management technology for the utilities industry, has debuted the most updated version of the Mapplet native app on the iTunes App Store. Fusing Spatial Wave technology together with iOS technology, Mapplet 8.1.2 for iOS offers iPhone, iPad and iPod users a secure and efficient way to access their Geographic Information System (GIS) for use in both the field and office.  Mapplet 8.1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Offline Learn Japanese language 1.1. If you want to learn English or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Offline Learn Japanese language 1.1 app is an app for practicing Japanese. It’s a free tool for Japanese learners. Learn English provides English language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Offline Learn Japanese language 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Music – Unimitated, LLC today is proud to announce the release of AM Collaborate 1.0, the company’s new Apple Music based collaborative music app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. AM Collaborate brings the long requested ability to create and share collaborative playlists to Apple Music. Collaborative playlists have long been a staple of Spotify and now they are available on Apple Music. Create it, share it and add songs to build the perfect playlist. AM Collaborate 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. AM Collaborate 1.0
  35. iOS/Social Networking – Cloud Sim Limited is proud to announce the release of Cloud SIM – Virtual numbers & Cheap calls abroad 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Designed with the intention of facilitating easy texting and easier calling, Cloudsim is now turning into one of the most preferred calling/texting apps in the world. Now users can keep in touch with their friends and family members without having to worry about high costs.  Cloud SIM 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Games – ve simple games? Looking for a quick and easy game to play to give your brain a break from whatever it is you are focused on? Get to Fit the Picture now! It’s a fun little app that keeps minds young and old a little distracted from whatever is going on and lets you bring attention to something else so you can get back to it with a fresher mindset. In a nutshell, Fit the Picture is a puzzle app laid out as a grid of squares. Each square represents a part of a picture. The squares, of course, are jumbled up. Your job is to place each square where it belongs on the grid, until you have completed the picture. The funny thing with this jigsaw puzzle game is that most of the finished picture is already completed. You usually don’t see that in a game, but hey, who’s to complain? Free from the iTunes store.
  37. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Learning Russian language 1.1. If you want to learn Russian or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Learn Russian language 1.1 app is an app for practicing English. It’s a free tool for Russian learners. Learn Russian provides Russian language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Learning Russian language 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  38. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Learning Italian language 1.1. If you want to learn Italian or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Learn Italian language 1.1 app is an app for practicing Italian. It’s a free tool for Italian learners. Learn Italian provides Italian language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Learning Italian language 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  39. iOS/Business – Comfort Relocation Services is proud to announce the release of Comfort360 3.0, their real estate app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Designed with the intent of helping people access relocation and real estate services, Comfort360 helps those who are looking for real estate help in Egypt. The app is meant to help all those who wish to avoid the hassle of going through real estate services and have it all in one place. Comfort360 3.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  40. macOS/Audio – M4V Converter Plus Inc. is proud to announce the release of M4V Converter Plus for Mac version 4.3.1. The new version now fully supports iTunes 12.6.1.27, but doesn’t supports iTunes 12.6.1.25 only. So if you are still running iTunes 12.6.1.25, please update your iTunes to 12.6.1.27, and then download and install the new version of M4V Converter Plus for Mac. M4V Converter Plus for Mac is currently available for $44.95 from MCP Inc. official website. Version 4.3.1 is free upgrade to current users. A free trial version is available for users to use before they purchase. Purchase the full version of iTunes Movie Converter
  41. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Offline Learn French language 1.1. If you want to learn French or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Offline Learn French language 1.1 app is an app for practicing French. It’s a free tool for French learners. Learn French provides French language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Offline Learn French language 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Offline Learn French language 1.1
  42. iOS/Travel – Announcing today the launch of Journo Travel’s latest iOS iPhone and iPad app to its popular travel suite: Currency Converter – World Currency Exchange Rates. Currency Converter – World Currency Exchange Rates 1.0.0 is available for Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Currency Converter 1.0.0
  43. iOS/Games – Indie developers Wenpo Sun, Andrew Milton and Aileen Marie Bayaca are pleased to announce the release of Rocklien Run 1.0, their new game title for iOS devices. Rocklien Run is a beautiful free-to-play fast paced, cartoony 3d spaced theme runner. Super fun and easy to learn, but punishing and hard to master. It features a wide range of fun unlockable and upgradable ships, collectable weapon power-ups and blastable combos, and cute cool and crazy enemies! Rocklien Run 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  44. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is pleased to announce the release of Clash of Heavens 4.0, a major revamp to the well received mobile game for iOS and Android devices. Getting surrounded by hordes of enemies and dodging bullet hell is not the only way to play a Shooter game. In Clash of Heavens, you summon a horde of allies to surround and destroy monsters! You will power up your hero and allies with Incremental clicker gameplay, and go forth to annihilate the Devil Army! Clash of Heavens 4.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  45. iOS/Sports – Independent developer, Rahul Patel is proud to announce the release of Fantasy Trader 2.0, his fantasy stock exchange game for iOS devices. Fantasy Trader allows players to buy and sell shares in their favorite athlete or celebrity. The aim of the game is to move ever higher in the rankings by increasing their net worth in the fantasy stock market. Fantasy Trader 2.0 (v1.1) is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  46. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Offline Learning Portuguese language 1.1. If you want to learn Portuguese or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Offline Learning Portuguese language 1.1 app is an app for practicing Portuguese. It’s a free tool for Portuguese learners. Learn Portuguese provides Portuguese language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Offline Learning Portuguese language 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  47. iOS/Shopping – Today TrunkShare LLC released its first version of an app that uses the power of local shoppers to help them find items in local stores. TrunkShare 1.02 is a sharing app that serves local shoppers and eliminates wasted car trunks while benefiting the local economy and the environment! Why shop blind when users can get insights into items available and in stock within 10 miles of their location? Trunkshare uses the collective power of local shoppers to finally enable them to SEE what they can buy. By matching requested items with available trunk spaces, our app adapts to user needs and ensures their delivery matches their needs and is securely paid. For anyone who has an empty car trunk they can now make good use of it an earn some money while sparing the environment.  TrunkShare 1.02 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Shopping category.  Download from iTunes
  48. iOS/Games – Indie game studio, One World Mobile Games today is proud to announce the release of Ace Force: Joint Combat, their brand new game title for iOS and Android devices. Ace Force: Joint Combat is a free-to-play multiplayer flight & simulation game that let you engage in the fierce Air Combat battles across the world! Breathing-taking graphics coupled with highly detailed aircraft and photo-realistic scenery makes this the most engaging Air Combat to date. Ace Force: Joint Combat 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  49. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Pirates v1.0, an arcade game for iOS and Android. Blocky Pirates is the sequel to Blocky Raider, set in the swashbuckling world of pirates.  Blocky Pirates is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Family and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2017

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

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

April 2017

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

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE 03/2017

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

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

March 2017

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

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 01/2017

software

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

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

January 2017

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

Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 12/2016

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.

December 2016

  1. iOS/Games – Independent developer Higgs Games GmbH today is proud to announce the release of Martial Towers 1.8, an update to their entertaining artillery and strategy game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. In this game, players need to build a strong castle, improve their weapons, and battle their human or AI opponents in a winner-take-all battle to see who deserves to be called “King.” Martial Towers 1.8 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. In-app purchases are available to purchase more diamonds.  Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Entertainment – Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of its new version (1.5) of Calligraphy Penmanship. Traditionally, calligraphers are not using massively digital tools for creating their artworks. Ink and paper are their preferred tools, but it seems that they are getting into the digital age progressively for its advantages in terms of power and usability. Painting applications and their brush effects are their favorite instruments of creation. But these applications are not devoted to calligraphy and hand lettering. Despite of their excellence, they need to get a step forward for calligraphers and letterers. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.5 is free with in-app purchases (USD 2.99), available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The full paid version can be tested for free during 3 days. Calligraphy Penmanship 1.5
  3. iOS/Social Networking – Mediaforce Limited today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of HeyApp Messenger 1.4, an important update to their innovative messaging app for iPhone, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. HeyApp Messenger offers users the ability to send a message to any other HeyApp users, notifying the recipient with a resounding “Hey!” Anyone can use the app to chat, share images and videos, stickers, and more, one-to-one, or in a group chat. HeyApp Messenger 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Hell Tap Entertainment LTD is pleased to announce the release of Post Brutal 1.0, their debut game available today for iOS and Android platforms. Post Brutal is an ultraviolent 3D action RPG set in a ruined and war torn city under quarantine. In the aftermath of ‘The Event’, over half of City Zero’s population have been driven into a feral frenzy. Players take the role of a post-apocalyptic survivor as themselves; using their mobile device camera and microphone, players can give their character their own face and record dialogue for in game conversations with other survivors, making this zombie apocalypse truly personal. Post Brutal 1.0 is free to download and offers a wide range of missions, areas to explore, and achievements to earn. It has a mature age rating and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Optional premium upgrades including a story-based campaign with exclusive new missions, enemies, and multiple endings are available as in-app purchases. Updates are planned to include new free content on a regular basis. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/News – Independent developer Daniel Spindelbauer is proud to announce a new update is available for LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.8.5, his rocket launch tracking app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This update fixes bugs that were revealed after the initial launch and has new features that were requested. The most requested feature was local launch time, which is available in this update.  LaunchTime – Rocket Launch Schedule 0.8.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes I HAVE USED THIS APP AND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPACE YOU MIGHT FIND IT OF INTEREST.
  6. iOS/Games – IcySpark, the creative minds behind Guess that Emoji and Create a Scene, today is thrilled to announce the release of LinkWords 1.01, their new free word search game for iOS and Android devices. LinkWords is a fun yet challenging word search game that will test and train your brain. All words on each level are linked together by a common theme. Swipe your finger across each letter: Up, down, left, right or diagonally to form the correct word. Starts off easy but gets more challenging as you progress through the six hundred themed levels. Puzzles range from 2×2 grids up to 8×8 grids of sixty four letters. Can you get to the end? LinkWords 1.01 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Productivity – Are you a procrastinator or someone who struggles to manage time between busy work schedule and personal schedules? Sapience buddy time tracker can be your best buddy then as it gives you detailed analytics that will help you discover the time spent on unwanted apps, calls or in unwanted locations. So if you wish to manage your time and find that work personal life balance, this app is the one to go for. Go ahead and give it a go, you will not regret! On opening the app, it comes up with a brief introduction for the app and a YouTube video that gives an overview of the app. This app tracks your time and activities on phone automatically once set up. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Music – Techno fans and producers can now rapidly perform bass lines, percussive loops, grooves and soundscapes using Bass Drop – Techno 1.1 from Fresh Touch Media. It’s the ideal techno production aid for budding and professional producers wanting to quickly jam ideas, create electronic sounds, perform live or chop sounds into their DJ sets. Speedily pick your drum loops and arrange the sample pads to create an arrangement, perform a leads, pads, bass lines and fx by tapping the pads. Bass Drop – Techno – Sampler and Sound Library 1.1 is free to download (with in-app purchases). It is a universal application available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Travel – iThinkdiff today is proud to announce the release of Units Currency Calculator + application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Units Currency Calculator + was designed for anyone who need a units converter for daily use. With this easy-to-use calculator and notes writing feature, users can easily convert up to 198 units, or 170 currencies. Hourly updated currencies helps user to keep track of currency fluctuation. A calculator with history helps for quick calculations. The short notes writing feature helps to keep important related notes in one place. Units Currency Calculator + 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Productivity – Bonafeyed is proud to announce the official release of Bonafeyed Keyboard 2.09 for iPhone and iPad, a unique data security technology that enables users to manage the privacy and security of their digital content. Once installed, users can encrypt text information in nearly all iOS applications. Offering privacy with a simple tap; sending an email about a marinade recipe will no longer result in being spammed with ads for a new BBQ. Similarly, hackers can no longer view SMS messages encrypted by Bonafeyed.  Bonafeyed Keyboard 2.09 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Games – Mobile game developers 9th Impact, have launched a unique Match 3 game for the holiday season for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. What makes Christmas Express Match 3, version 1.0 unique is not the gameplay itself, but that every single piece from the characters down to the exit buttons are hand-made from clay.  Christmas Express Match 3 version 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Entertainment – Topdune Studio is pleased to announce the release of its new version (2.1) of Calligraphy Handbook. Learning and practicing are the basis of calligraphy. Since the beginning, our application provides the best tools for learning and training in the art of writing beautiful letters. Guide lines, grids, letter models with ductus, and word tracing make your learning easy and highly rewarding.  Calligraphy Handbook 2.1 is free with in-app purchases ($3.99 USD to unlock all features), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Calligraphy Handbook 2.1
  13. iOS/Games – Abson Developments today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Ding Dong Delivery(TM) 1.0, the latest Secret Box developed game for iOS and Android devices. The paperboy is all grown up and has graduated to delivering hot slices of pizza around town. Take control of a huge variety of vehicles, from tanks to boats and all in between. Dodge traffic and deliver as much food as you possibly can! Ding Dong Delivery(TM) 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through iTunes App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Renniksoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Spectra – Camera Painting 1.1, an important update to their innovative app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that uses the device’s camera to help paint a picture. Users fill in the colors of a selected painting, drawing, cartoon, or other image by aiming their iPhone’s camera lens at the real-life objects found all around them. Once they find a color that matches the selected hue, that color fills in, and then it’s on to finding the next color. Spectra – Camera Painting 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available for $0.99 to $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) to add additional painting packs for even more fun. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – Veteran independent studio, Origin8 Technologies today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Solar Siege 1.0.8, their latest mobile strategy title developed for iOS and Android devices. The spiritual successor to Space Station: Frontier, Solar Siege expands both the strategic and tactical elements and places it within a more dynamic 3D experience. From the team that also created the award-winning ‘Sentinel’ tower defence series, consistently highly rated and reviewed – Sentinel 3: Homeworld retains a Metacritic of 87.  Solar Siege 1.0.8 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Social Networking – Christmas has arrived on PaigeeWorld! To celebrate the seasons, PaigeeWorld is hosting a Christmas Coloring Book Contest. This contest is made so everyone can enter. Simply color the contest line art and submit to PaigeeWorld via the iOS, Android or Web Client. PaigeeWorld is North America’s largest Manga / Anime community. PaigeeWorld iOS is an award winning app, while PaigeeWorld Web is now the 544th largest web site in the USA. PaigeeWorld 3.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. The Christmas Contest starts on December 9th on PaigeeWorld and runs until January 2nd, 2017. The PaigeeWorld Christmas Coloring Book Contest line art can be downloaded at PaigeeWorld online. Full contest details are also available on PaigeeWorld. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Education – Netdiver is proud to announce the release of their third kids game, KidsYam’s LinkPairs: Word Education 1.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. KidsYam’s LinkPairs is a matching puzzle game that children can enjoy puzzles and learn basic words at the same time. KidsYam’s LinkPairs: Word Education 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Productivity – You’ve spent years taking pictures with your DSLR device. Now, you want to manage those pictures easily without being stuck in front of your computer finding all the information you need about that photo. So, how do you do that? You need an app that you run on all of your devices your iPhone, your iPad and your Mac. That way, you can get to your photo from wherever you are and you see the same data. That app is Exif Viewer. This viewer app is unlike all others in that it gives you access to your photos from multiple devices. This adds a whole to level of flexibility. The App is available in the Apps store and is free. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Games – Muratadev, an independent developer of mobile games, is proud to announce the official release of Mazy Dungeon 1.1, a brand new action adventure game for iOS devices. Mazy Dungeon is challenging, yet addictive, endless turn-based tactic game where creatures with special abilities appear unpredictably in randomly generated stages. Mazy Dungeon 1.1 is free and available on App Store world wide in the Games category. This game is available exclusively for iOS devices. iTunes Download Link
  20. iOS/Games – Clever people looking for a unique new multi-player puzzle board game that is easy to understand, fun to play, constantly challenging, and thoroughly addictive, can now head to the App Store and download the latest creation from RappTech B.V.: Operator – Simple Math Game for Clever Minds. Operator – Simple Math Game for Clever Minds 1.5.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Health & Fitness – GetZENd, a groundbreaking new mobile app developed by Toronto entrepreneur Zahra Karsan, has been selected finalist in the prestigious, Better Life App Challenge contest presented by Softonic. Karsan will present the life enhancing benefits of GetZENd in Barcelona, Spain, December 13th. GetZENd 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Games – Developer Anthony Raudino is proud to announce the release of Tile Swap 1.0.5, his first game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Tile Swap is a small fast paced reaction based tile tapper with a variety of game modes for players to compete against each other in. Tile Swap 1.0.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Music – Manomaya SA – Have an interest in learning how to play the guitar, but just don’t have the time to take classes? Well, if you thought the idea of teaching yourself was impossible, think again. Coach Guitar is a neat app that you can download on your iPhone or iPad that brings that learning experience and techniques to your fingertips. Learn when you want and where you want. The download is for free and it comes with various in-app purchases so you can customize the app specifically around your needs and goals. Free on iTunes. Download
  24. iOS/Education – Musopia and JustinGuitar are excited to announce the launch of Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords 1.0, the ultimate beginners’ guitar learning app for iOS and Android devices. This app brings together the best parts of FourChords Guitar Karaoke by mobile app development studio Musopia and the state-of-the-art Learning Path from Justin Sandercoe, the massively popular YouTube guitar teacher described by The Independent newspaper as ‘one of the most influential guitar teachers in history. Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Music – Paragoni, LLC is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swangg – Make Songs And Music Videos With Friends version 1.0 on the App Store. It is the first social music app of its kind where singers, songwriters and producers from around the globe collaborate to make original new songs and music videos on their road to stardom. Swangg 1.0 is Free and is exclusively available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category.  Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Haypi Co., Ltd is thrilled to announce the release of Guardians: Royal Journey 1.0.1, their new MOE-style Tower Defense game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Guardians: Royal Journey combines joy with strategy. With its Q version cartoon style and casual way, people of all ages can play it. Guardians: Royal Journey has added many creative elements while keeping the same traditional game play. Tower defense updated; Magic tools activated; various levels set and so on. It aims to bring you a totally different game experience. Guardians: Royal Journey 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Purchase and Download
  27. iOS/Games – Casual games publisher LITE Games, headquartered in Hamburg/Germany, has released a big update for the iOS version of the successful app “iMills” today. About five years after the initial launch the update delivers the long anticipated online multiplayer mode as well as numerous other improvements (and a new name: “Mills”). Mills 2.5.1 is only Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Lifestyle – Pixolini, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Vita Journal 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Vita Journal was thoughtfully designed to record your daily moments of life and special occasions including location, weather, temperature*, photos* and tags. The Vita Journal app was designed with these features in mind to help you record your Life. Vita Journal 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. A convenient in-app purchase is available to activate Premium Features. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Photo and Video – Peter HoB today is proud to announce the release of Panchromatic 1.0, a new way to experience old-school analog photography on the iPhone. The app is available for free on the App Store for all devices running iOS 10 or later.  Panchromatic 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.  Download from iTunes
  30. macOS/Utilities – Your Mac is a masterpiece – keep it this way with Combo Cleaner. The most comprehensive and complete utilities application available on the Mac App Store. The most easy-to-use way to clean your Mac from junk files, viruses and malware. Combo Cleaner will clean your disk of junk files and eliminate malware (including adware and potentially unwanted applications causing unwanted ads when browsing the Internet). Free in the Mac Apps store. Download
  31. iOS/Games – Indie developer Dylestorm Productions (a member of Team NEETBytes) has released its debut defense-strategy game I.R.I.S – DefOp for iOS devices. In I.R.I.S – DefOp, the player assumes the role as Erika, a pilot from Angels Corp tasked with retrieving Project I.R.I.S from a secret lab located west of Borneo Island. The player must defend the secret lab from enemy invasion, using only beam gates and a limited defensive move that destroys any enemies surrounding the base – the Pulse Bomb. In order to increase the chances of survival, players must manage and decide on the various upgrades available. I.R.I.S – DefOp 1.0.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  I.R.I.S – DefOp 1.0.1
  32. iOS/Catalogs – Independent developer, Adrian Nelson is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of The Mighty App Finder – visual search & suggestion 0.9.6, his innovative App Store discovery app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The Mighty App Finder offers a visual approach to app discovery, breaking search results down into nodes, which when tapped, offer up a more focused and relevant list of apps, making it easier than ever before to find apps in the crowded App Store. The Mighty App Finder – visual search & suggestion 0.9.6 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Catalogs category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Sports – Hua Ying Sport Culture Developing Company is proud to announce the release of Live Nowgoal Scores – Football Results & Fixtures 3.0, the important update to their live scores and odds app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Live Score Odds app version offers you free goal tips and predictions, live scores, live odds, match schedules, results and h2h statistics for all games. Such as English premier league, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Spanish La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, NBA and much more. Live Nowgoal Scores – Football Results & Fixtures 3.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Games – Conceptis today introduces Conceptis Block-a-Pix 1.0 for iOS, a new logic puzzle game that lets you reveal hidden pixel-art pictures by pure logic deduction. Block-a-Pix, also known as Shikaku, Block Pix and Blockbuster Paint doku, is a fun and addictive block-filling puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a grid containing clues in various places. The object is to reveal a hidden picture by dividing the whole area of the grid into rectangular blocks according to the rules. Find the blocks, discover the picture! Conceptis Block-a-Pix 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
  35. iOS/Games – Notus Games Studio today is pleased to announce the worldwide release and immediate availability of Christmas Mansion 3 (v1.0.3), a new puzzle game for iOS that the whole family can enjoy. Help the Elf to prepare your town for Christmas with beautiful ornaments and decorations! Christmas Mansion 3 (v1.0.3) is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Games – IDSI today is proud to announce the release of Richard Pizza’s Hungry Games 1.0.9, their popular game title for iOS devices. The perfect educational game for families to spend hours of fun, Richard Pizza’s Hungry Games was developed for children 5-13 to learn about nutrition and good eating habits. The game offers information and education for children on adults on how to eat healthy. Richard Pizza’s Hungry Games 1.0.9 is Free and available now through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  37. iOS/ Games – Crush Studio is proud to announce the release of President Crush 1.1, an update to their fun-to-play game title for iOS and Android devices. President Crush allows game players worldwide to to put their money where their mouth is on the Presidency of the United States of America. President Crush brings a hilarious take to the idea of the POTUS, and helps to provide a fast-paced introduction to an exciting game. President Crush 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  38. iOS/Utilities – iAppsTechnology today is proud to announce the release of PDF Downloader and Reader 7.0, its amazing PDF app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. This is a powerful PDF app that allow you to download any PDF files directly from web using in-build browser and read off-line. It also provides various features which is really cool because you can mark favourite, bookmark, share the PDF files as you like. PDF Downloader and Reader 7.0 is currently made free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. PDF Downloader and Reader 7.0
  39. iOS/Lifestyle – Byber LLC announced today that it has released a major update to its unique, no-cost neighborhood discovery and social connection app Byber. In response to popular demand, the company also announced that in addition to the original iOS app. Byber 1.2.6 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  40. iOS/Games – Sumo Fox Inc. is proud to announce the release of Wartime X 1.4, their card battling game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Card battlers generally have two drawbacks; players have limited control over their cards, and gameplay is slow. Unlike other apps in the genre, Wartime X combines strategic gameplay with fast-paced action, using a unique combat engine that fuses the card classics poker and war. First, the speed. Wartime X combat runs on three-card hands that allow players to quickly select and launch combinations of Attacks, Blocks, and Holds that mimic the feeling of real-time battle.  Wartime X 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  41. iOS/Education – ShEk Tech today is pleased to introduce Shape Games and Activities for Kids 1.0 for iOS and Android, its new interactive education app for kids ages 3 to 6. The app consists of 7 activities and 3 games, designed to be fun and educational. Kids get to learn and practice numbers, colors, objects and animals. Shape Games and Activities for Kids 1.0 is freely available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Shape Games and Activities for Kids 1.0
  42. iOS/Social Networking – Worldwide fans of Social-Hub have some new reasons to cherish the unique social network aggregator app, now that a new update is available in the App Store. Created by developer Islom Kamalkhodjaev and offered at no cost, Social-Hub is the brilliant answer to a tedious problem that countless people of all ages and backgrounds have struggled with for years: constantly launching multiple social media accounts to keep up with their friends, colleagues, favorite people and businesses, and so on. Social-Hub 3.3.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  43. iOS/Games – Logicnap, a newly emerging mobile game development studio, is excited today to announce the launch of Tiltspace 1.0, its unique puzzle game for iOS and Android devices. Tiltspace is the company’s most innovative new gaming title that blends logical thinking and game skills. Featuring over 100 challenging levels and many more worlds to be unlocked, this maze game sharpens your reaction, increases spatial sense and strengthens brain age all while having fun. Players can connect their Facebook account to keep track of interactive leaderboards. If offers addictingly dynamic gameplay and enough hard levels to keep players entertained. Tiltspace 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  44. iOS/Games – Match-3 fans who are fed up with downloading games only to end up deleting them within minutes because they’re predictable, buggy, or just plain boring, can now head to the App Store or Google Play and check out a new release that is refreshingly original and exceptionally fun: Diamond Mash. Diamond Mash 1.1 is Free and 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.

macOS – OnlyOffice 4.1.1

Product Announcement – Ascensio System SIA of Riga, Latvia, the developer of IT solutions for business, today is pleased to announce that they have opened the source code of its ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors, presenting a free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office for Mac OS. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is an office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors, allowing anyone to create, view and edit documents offline. Being fully compatible with MS Office, the editors support all the popular document formats, including ODF.

The application features all types of formatting options and allows users to edit complex documents as well as easily switch to online mode and collaborate on documents with colleagues or teammates. The collaborating features include real-time co-editing in two modes, reviewing and tracking changes, commenting, built-in chat. The editors also support connecting third-party plugins. Developers can use these plugins to add specific functions they need to the editors.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS 10.10 or higher
  • Windows (both 64-bit and 32-bit)
  • Linux also supported
  • 193 MB

ONLYOFFICE 4.1.1 is now free and available worldwide. The office suite is available under AGPL license v3. This means you’re able to download and use ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors without any restrictions. The application can be downloaded from the official website, the source code is now available on GitHub.

Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 10/2016

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

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

October 2016

  1. iOS/Photo and Video – DNA Imagery has launched Gifx 2.0.3, their high-tech app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app allows users to add fun animated GIFs & music to photos & videos. Users will now have access to download unlimited GIFs directly from the Giphy API or import their own GIFs from their camera roll. Gifx 2.0.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to unlock special effects packs. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Health and Fitness – Sporty Buddy Inc. in cooperation with Kermode Industries Ltd. launches 5F 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Want to get back in shape and live a healthy life? Looking for a sport buddy? Moved to a new town and don’t have any friends? 5F is the answer. The app provides a quick and easy way to find other active people in your city, connect and motivate each other to stay active. Match with others based on your favorite activities. Once two users mutually opt-in, they can message each other within the app. 5F – Find Fit Friends. For Free. 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  3. watchOS,iOS/Business – i2e Consulting LLC, the company known for its specialist mind mapping product, Mind Vector announced that the product will now be available on the Apple Watch. Mind Vector is already available on the iOS, Mac, Android and on the Web. However the availability of the app on Apple Watch has brought it to the league of specialist mind mapping apps that are available for free on the Apple Watch. Mind Vector- Mind Mapping & Brainstorming 3.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – RRdaS Game Factory is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Dig This 1.0, their challenging physics-based gravity-centric puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game requires players to make use of their creativity and knowledge of physics to solve the underground challenges posed in each level. Create a path and then release the ball. Sounds simple, but will it reach its goal? Dig This 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. While not necessary to complete the game, convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads, unlock all of the game levels, and allow access to all caves. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Social Networking – Axon Development Group is proud to announce the release of Brocolle 1.0 their day-to-day college app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The target audience of the app is USA students. For the purpose of security and in order to restrict the access for non-college users, only owners of emails with university .edu domains may sign up. Brocolle 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social networking category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Finance – Payed LLC is proud to announce Payed Messaging 1.1.1, a new app released to coincide with iOS 10. Payed Messaging enables users to invoice, pay and be paid using Apple Pay and iMessage. It’s the first payment app with iMessage capability, avoiding the need for card capture dongles, logins, or passwords to remember or forget. Payed Messaging 1.1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Usage fees are comparable with similar apps. Payed users can assign these fees to buyer, seller, or split evenly between both. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Stickers – Independent developer, Chris Patterson today releases IMMaterial for iOS 10 Messages. Create custom stickers for iOS 10 Messages from any of the over 3,000 icons included in popular web fonts. IMMaterial 1.0 is Free (with access to the Google Material Icon font.) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Stickers category. A single 99 cent in-app purchase unlocks all fonts.  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Business – Nada Fahim today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Scanner Pro 1.0, a new document scanner developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Scanner Pro is the best app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document. Scan any papers, ranging from a receipt to multi-page documents. Scanner Pro will automatically detect borders, correcting distortion and geometry. Share, email and upload your perfect scans. Use OCR to convert any scan into a text. Scanner Pro 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. There is also a free, “no Ads” version available. iScanner Free
  9. macOS/Utility – KnowledgeMiner Software is pleased to announce the release of Insights 5.1 for macOS Sierra, a performance update to its critically acclaimed application that implements original self-organizing modeling based on the Group Method of Data Handling or GMDH for classification, diagnosis and forecasting problems of complex nature for decision support. Following the principle of Occam’s razor the app autonomously develops complexity-minimized predictive models from observation data and generates new knowledge in form of explicit, dynamic regression model equations that describe the data for further analysis, interpretation and theory formulation purposes. Insights extracts all information needed for model development from the observation data which is why it is increasingly recognized as a superior alternative and supplemental tool to established assumption-based confirmatory science approaches for complex modeling. Insights for macOS Sierra is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, or Pro edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website. Until October 21, 2016, promotional prices are provided. Academic versions can be purchased by contacting KnowledgeMiner Software directly.  Download Insights
  10. iOS/News – Hatch Networks is proud to announce the release of BotCast 1.0.2, the company’s content delivery platform developed for iOS and Android devices. BotCast knows you love feeds but why should the largest companies in the world tell you what to read. 2016 Election. Sports. Celebrities. Technology. Business. Politics. Photography. Travel. Hobbies. No matter what your passion is, BotCast keeps you informed by scouring the web and sending you personal updates on your interests when you want them while connecting you, if you’d like, to others who share your passion. BotCast 1.0.2 is a free download and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. BotCast 1.0.2
  11. macOS/Graphic & Design – MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, has announced an update of 5 new fonts to their popular free Halloween Fonts. The new free fonts collection is available on the MacAppware website, or on the Mac App Store under the name: Halloween Fonts – Free Commercial Use Holiday Fonts. Halloween Fonts 4.0 is free and available for Mac and Windows. If downloading from the Mac App Store, you can find the fonts as Halloween Fonts – Free Commercial Use Holiday Fonts in the Free section of the Graphics & Design category. If downloading from the MacAppware website, the fonts will download in a zipped folder allowing you to use the fonts on any Mac or Windows computer. Download from Mac App Store
  12. iOS/Sports – Norman Kremer has recently launched Puntr 1.5, an advanced version of the exciting sports fantasy app. Puntr will take your favorite games to the next level. This app allows sports enthusiasts to swipe, play, score and earn real money while playing in major leagues such as European Leagues and American National sports leagues. Puntr claims that users can win some serious prizes – a jackpot of upto $50,000 each week by simply predicting 2 leagues right in a week. Puntr 1.5 is currently available for Free on iTunes App Store under the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Lifestyle – Baby Skills Ltd. has recently launched Baby Skills 1.2.1, a new lifestyle app dedicated to help parents track and record their child’s progress from birth to five years of age. Baby Skills allows parents to conveniently record every little milestone in their child’s life, share their achievements and memories with loved ones, and compare their child’s progress with other children – all in a few taps! Baby Skills 1.2.1 is available for Free in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play (as well as via the web), in the Lifestyle category. The app is supported by ads, but allows users to upgrade for an ad-free experience. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – 1Games today is proud to announce the release of Life of Wolf Reboot 1.1, its new mobile adventure game developed for iOS and Android devices. Escape from the rough destiny in front of the Wandering Wolf with genuine colleagues! Become a Wandering Wolf and enjoy the epic story with 100 different types of diverse missions such as animal hunting, battles against monsters, escape from a maze, and crossing a dangerous valley. You can be reborn as the most powerful wolf once you complete all the missions for survival, for your colleagues, and for revenge. Life of Wolf Reboot 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS, tvOS/Games – eadCoolApps, the popular casual games publisher, have announced Gravit8 as their next release, a unique puzzle/reaction game that’s quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. Gravit8 is a one touch game where each level is based on one of the 88 known constellations. Fly your rocket ship through Sagittarius, Aries, The Big Dipper and many more. Gravit8 will be Free to Play, and will be live on iOS and Apple TV Thursday 13th October 2016. Gravit8
  16. iOS/Photo and Video – It’s great news for IPhone enthusiasts as DNA apps – a popular photo app design company has recently collaborated with the world’s largest library of animated GIFs – GIPHY, with a recent update to Gifx. The Giphy API allows users to search through the millions upon millions of Gifs in their database. Combined with Gifx which allows users to add fun animated GIFs & music to photos & videos you can begin to see where the magic happens.  Gifx 2.0.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Stickers – Neoappz, a mobile application development company, is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Photo Messages 1.0 for iOS devices. Photo Messages is a user-friendly iMessage application which allows users to create their own stickers from photos. It is compatible with iPhone’s and iPad’s running iOS 10 or later. Photo Messages 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Stickers category. A pro version is available for $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), which offers no daily limits. Photo Messages 1.0
  18. iOS/Shopping – thortful Limited is pleased to announce the official launch of thortful 1.14, their feature filled free app allowing global access to a unique marketplace of creative talent, delivering to 190 countries. thortful provides iOS and Android users with a mobile card shop in their pocket. Designed by thortful’s in-house development team, this app is brimming with features that make card buying super easy and efficient. thortful 1.14 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Shopping category.  Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Music – Anyone who has ever struggled to find music they want to listen to on their iPhone now has a solution, Easy Playlist 1.1, available for free on the App store. The purpose of the app is simple; ‘make it as easy as possible for users to find and listen to their favorite music’. Easy Playlist 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Games – The Lim brothers are proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Deck of Cards 1.0, a multiplayer card game on the iOS and Android devices. The game has no set rules, and allows players to move cards around like a real deck of cards. Up to eight players can play on the same table simultaneously. Deck Of Cards – Multiplayer Playing Cards 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Card) category with in-app purchases to remove advertisements. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Health & Fitness – Semler HealthPerks, Inc. (SHP) is proud to announce the release of Semler Heart 1.0 for iOS devices, the first interactive app that deals directly with preventing heart disease; the #1 cause of death in this country. Semler HealthPerks Founder and CEO, Dr. Herb Semler, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C, F.A.H.A., developed this easy to use application to educate and motivate users to increase their physical activity. This interactive three-tiered app, records steps, reward users with points at a soon to be announced national retail chain and offers numerous tips and insightful information for the user on how to prevent heart attacks. Semler Heart 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  22. macOS/Fonts – MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, announces its Free Fonts collection has been downloaded on the Mac App Store over 400,000 times. The popular Free Fonts collection is the only free commercial use font collection to receive regular updates of brand new fonts, bringing it from its original total of 45 fonts to over 500 fonts today. Font collectors who download off the Mac App Store can also get a bonus of 150 additional fonts simply by subscribing to receive future updates of new fonts from MacAppware. The Free Fonts version on the Mac App Store supports Mac OS X 10.6 (64bit) and later, and is now available for download on the Mac App Store. Once the fonts are saved to your Mac they can be used on any computer running Mac OS X 10.1 or later, or Windows XP and later. The Free Fonts version on the MacAppware website supports both Mac and Windows computers, and are delivered in a zipped folder of the fonts. Free Fonts: 500 Commercial Use OpenType Fonts 6.0
  23. iOS/Games – Indie game studio, Newtronium today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Francesco’s Fly Frenzy 1.0. In this fast and colorful mobile arcade game for iOS and Android the player controls the tongue of insatiable frog Francesco, aiming to devour as many flies as possible while simultaneously avoiding yucky wasps at all costs. Quick reflexes are key, since achieving high scores requires accurately timed taps and allows no slip-ups.  Francesco’s Fly Frenzy 1.0 is free featuring optional ads and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Shopping – Wineflowers Group today is pleased to announce the release of eFloristApp 1.1, an important update of their convenient floral ordering and delivery app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. eFloristApp offers anyone an easy-to-use method of ordering beautiful floral arrangements for quick delivery anywhere in over 120 countries. In addition, the app also offers users the ability to create funny virtual gifts, which can be shared with friends and family via email, text messaging, or popular social networks. eFloristApp 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Sugar Games is proud to announce the release of Holly’s Wedding Salon 2 Version 1.3, their entertaining game for iOS and Android devices. Wedding business can be harsh and cruel. Holly, an acclaimed wedding planner and the owner of a wedding salon in Paris, knows this like no one else. Competing with jealous Mr.Barrington, Holly together with a player should raise her own worldwide wedding salons chain and tweak her rival’s nose. Holly’s Wedding Salon 2 Version 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. In-app purchases are available.  Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Lifestyle – datab1ts Social Think Tank today announced that they are giving away over $10 million in cash prizes and a top prize of $5 million. datab1ts Social Think Tank wants to know what the world thinks and datab1ts believes users should be rewarded, generously, for their data. datab1ts 1.03 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Games – Top Cool Fun Games today is pleased to announce the release of Creeps and Bounds 1.1 for iOS just in time for Halloween. Creeps and Bounds is a challenging isometric arcade jumping game targeted at fans of casual mobile games. Players can select from multiple different creepy characters to leap and bound over terrifying obstacles in a macabre halloween themed world. Creeps and Bounds – Endless Halloween Arcade Game 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Social Networking – Wave jumped on the scene as one of this summer’s hottest must-have apps and hasn’t looked back. Featured as one of the eight best apps to boost productivity by business.com, Wave offers a fresh approach to creating and sharing events on your mobile phone with your friends, taking your social life to the next level. Wave’s social network for events allows you to invite and connect with your friends, discover new events, and follow what your friends are doing so you can join their wave events and hang out with them in real life. Wave – The Social Network For Events 1.7 is available for free to download from the iTunes Store in Social Networking Category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Games – Abson Developments today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Ding Dong Delivery(TM) 1.0, the latest Secret Box developed game for iOS and Android devices. The paperboy is all grown up and has graduated to delivering hot slices of pizza around town. Take control of a huge variety of vehicles, from tanks to boats and all in between. Dodge traffic and deliver as much food as you possibly can! Ding Dong Delivery(TM) 1.0 is free & available worldwide exclusively through iTunes App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – Independent game developer, Jeffrey Yim today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Hack the System 1.0, the most intuitive hacking game on iOS devices. Become the ultimate hacker and infiltrate the deepest computer systems. Capture security nodes and bypass firewalls with the tap of your finger. Hack the System 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Hack the System 1.0
  31. iOS/Health & Fitness – Cyclometers and GPS tracking apps dedicated for cyclists have been around for years, yet most of them are missing a key feature for the safety conscious cyclists. Venikom aims to change that with the introduction of Bike Computer 1.0, a dedicated GPS tracking mobile app encompassing the standard functionalities of a cyclometer with the addition of Keep me Safe(TM) feature that notifies your emergency contacts in case of an accident. Bike Computer 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. If a user registers in the first 60 days, the Keep Me Safe mode will be available free for the first year, after the promotional period the price will be $49 annually. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Social Networking – Flying Squirrel LLC is proud to announce the release of TravelMates 1.0, their travel plan sharing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Are you a pilot? a flight attendant? maybe a frequent traveler? Ever wonder if one of your friends or colleagues is overnighting in the same location you are? Now you can! TravelMates 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Education – PersonalityMatch is an app that you can download for free to figure out what kind of personality you have. Based on the questions asked and answers you choose you get a report that identifies the personality category you fit into. This can be introvert or extrovert, sensitive or logical, planner or doer. While the app wont cost you a cent, you do have the opportunity to purchase in-app extras, including an assessment of your personality to see what career lines fit you best, a fully detailed characterization of your personality, complete with suggestions on how to deal with other personality types, why you react to things the way you do, and how to understand others better. The PersonalityMatch App is free in the App store under the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Games – Award winning designer, Zach Gage is proud to announce his latest game: Really Bad Chess 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game is a free-to-play title. Really Bad Chess creates random, non-standard opening mixes of chess pieces, but maintains most of the rules of chess as you battle against the A.I. Whether you play chess daily, or quit just after learning the rules, this small twist will open the door to an entire new world of chess. Really Bad Chess 1.0.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Health & Fitness – Independent app developer, Rory Buckley is pleased to announce the release of Noise Machine 1.0, his new white and colored noise generator developed for iOS devices. Noise machine uses colored noise to help aid a variety of everyday issues, including insomnia, stress, tinnitus, tension headaches and migraines. The app has been built with a variety of different noise colors (white, pink, brown, blue, violet & grey) and an optional sleep timer function that will stop any playing noise at the users selected time. White and other noise colors have long been known as a popular alternative therapy. Noise Machine 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Social Networking – V fans who enjoy connecting in real-time with other viewers from around the world as they collectively watch everything from the Oscars and Olympics, to their favorite soap opera or sports team, can now take their viewing experience to another level thanks to the unique new app Crowd Maestro. Crowd Maestro 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  37. macOS/Productivity – Ascensio System SIA, the developer of IT solutions for business, today is pleased to announce that they have opened the source code of its ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors, presenting a free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office for Mac OS. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is an office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors, allowing anyone to create, view and edit documents offline. Being fully compatible with MS Office, the editors support all the popular document formats, including ODF. ONLYOFFICE 4.1.1 is now free and available worldwide. The office suite is available under AGPL license v3. This means you’re able to download and use ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors without any restrictions. The application can be downloaded from the official website, the source code is now available on GitHub.  Download ONLYOFFICE
  38. iOS/Utilities – Xtreme Media Works is proud to announce the release of PlayerXtreme 6.3.2, their media player for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Recently Apple has launched the latest iOS version 10 and it started a huge commotion among its users. It is still a hot topic on large press, article, blog and social media websites. In the same week, a new version of PlayerXtreme was also released and had many new features introduced to the users. PlayerXtreme is now also supported in iOS version 10 and works perfectly fine. With a few amendments made, PlayerXtreme can be downloaded and used on iOS 10. PlayerXtreme is the best-accelerated media player app that is supported on both Android and iOS platforms. The number of downloads is increasing at an exponential rate. PlayerXtreme 6.3.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  39. iOS/Games – Epic Gravity by Irwinideas Inc – You’ve never seen anything like this before. Sure there are lots of space war games out there that you can download and play to your heart’s content. But have you ever played a game that is part of an epic series of battles, each with its own challenges? Download Epic Gravity: Episode 1 to see what I’m talking about. This app is a 2-D space travel and explore game that has you piloting your ship through the galaxy, landing on planets, discovering new things, avoiding asteroids and taking out anything that looks like it could pose a possible threat. App is free. Download from iTunes
  40. iOS/Education – Beep, beep! Today the good-game-experience studio, Gro Play today introduces Beep, beep, Alfie Atkins 1.0, their new kids play app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Developed for ages 3-9 years, Beep, beep, Alfie Atkins is a city builder game in which children develop a clean world and recycle different materials to build roads, houses, stores, schools, parks and much more. As the community grows, the players and Alfie will help the citiziens with fun things/activities in the city. Beep, beep, Alfie Atkins 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. To buy the full version the users can make a one time purchase ($3.99) inside the app. Players will be able to continue building the world they have created in the free version.  Download from iTunes
  41. iOS/Entertainment – For several years, Ovilex Soft has ruled the 3D driving simulation app world, with titles like Bus Simulator 3D, Truck Driver 3D, Train Driver 3D, Taxi Sim, and several others generating tens of millions of downloads, and earning the company over 500,000 Facebook fans. Now, these legions of loyal followers – along with a massive surge of new ones – can feast their senses on Counter Assault Forces: a groundbreaking first-person shooter game available at no cost for iOS and Android devices. Counter Assault Forces 1.1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from iTunes
  42. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Basketball v1.1, a retro-arcade sports game for iOS and Android. Grab your basketball and hit the court in an explosive retro arcade game! Pass it, hustle through rival players and rain buckets with over-the-top high flying slam dunks. The most fun you can have as a baller, combining realistic physics and hilarious cartoon-style animation. Boom goes the dynamite! Blocky Basketball 1.1 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Sports and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  43. iOS/Games – Geeky Raccoons is proud to announce the release of Hexabrain 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Hexabrain is a hexagonal puzzle game that will train and improve the user’s visual memory skills. Hexabrain 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide in the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  44. iOS/Business – I2E Consulting today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Project Planning Pro 2.0, an important update to their project and task management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Using Project Planning Pro, users can easily create a project plan, update and edit tasks, manage projects and more, both in the office and on the road. The app is now available to iPhone users, who can now use their handsets to create and manage projects and tasks anywhere they might be. Project Planning Pro 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. A convenient $19.99 in-app purchase offers the ability to create unlimited projects, enables the ability to import Microsoft Project plans, export projects as XML, CSV, and PDF files, and removes all ads. The app is also available for the Mac, Windows, and Android platforms. Download from iTunes
  45. iOS/Games – In a world dominated by space exploration, the roads of yesteryear are now a distant memory. The intergalactic highways are fast, fierce and dangerous. Enter Galactic Turbo Racer 1.0, a recent mobile game release from Nk Advertising Media available today on iOS and Android. With addictive game play, fast action and outstanding graphics, it’s clear to see why enthusiasm is high. Galactic Turbo Racer 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Galactic Turbo Racer 1.0
  46. iOS/Games – After 5 years Yatzy, continues to improve, fascinating new users, developing new features and conquering new platforms. Five years ago, Game.IO released the first version of Yatzy Ultimate for iPhone and iPad giving the players opportunity to play the very popular game Yahtzee on their mobile devices, against computer or alone. The very first players who entered the world of dice through Yatzy and spent hours of playing their favorite game revealed the potential this game had and motivated Yatzy team to develop and grow the game through the past 5 years. Thanks to them, today Yatzy Ultimate is still available on the stores fascinating new users and surprising the old ones with new challenging features. Yatzy Ultimate Free 8.6 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  47. iOS/Photo & Video – JustSeen 2.2, the latest photo-sharing App for iPhone, addresses the issue of social media isolation by introducing Collaborative, Curated & Connected Visual Storytelling. Rather than simply posting the occasional, somewhat random photo, JustSeen advocates visual storytelling, where every photo forms part of a greater story, building a deeper visual narrative. In today’s digital drive-thru, the speed and nature of visual consumption has altered the core objective of photography. JustSeen aims to re-introduce visual fine dining. JustSeen 2.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  48. iOS/Entertainment – THE FINAL WORD, a new app based on the popular 90s insult speaker box, has officially launched into the 21st Century and is available to download on the iTunes and Google Play stores. The adaption came from a handheld device introduced into the market in 1990 as “THE FINAL WORD.” At the press of a button this adult novelty toy delivered pre-recorded randomized profane insults. The 1990 version of THE FINAL WORD could be purchased at a retail price of $16.95 and topped out selling over 2 million units.  THE FINAL WORD 1.2 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  49. iOS/Social Networking – This Halloween join the Pumpkin Hunt on PaigeeWorld. The Hunt is on! There are over 45 pumpkins hidden on PaigeeWorld. The pumpkins have been created by PaigeeWorld community members from around the world. Find pumpkins hidden throughout the store by solving riddles, puzzles and codes. All pumpkins have a riddle path to find them as well as a codex path. You will need to solve both riddles and codes to find them all! PaigeeWorld 3.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
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  51. iOS/Education – iRecognize, an app for creating custom photo flashcard quizzes by iRecognize Solutions, LLC officially launches their tool for learning and recollection in the iTunes App Store. iRecognize allows users to create quizzes intended for learning and recollection by using their own photos, text, and voice to create one-of-a-kind educational material. Unlike traditional, and often mundane testing material, iRecognize has created a unique learning environment to improve and test skills of all levels. iRecognize 2.0.6 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
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  54. iOS, macOS/Productivity – CS Software Consultancy Ltd today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Caato Time Tracker+ 1.0, a new app to track work time and billable hours, exclusively developed for macOS and iOS. Caato Time Tracker+ was designed to make time tracking as simple and as fast as possible. Users can track time for new clients and projects with just one click. There is no need to fill out any fields – details can be added later. Caato Time Tracker+ 1.0 for Mac is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category. Caato Time Tracker+ for iPhone and Apple Watch is also Free and available worldwide through the iOS App Store in the Business category. Users can upgrade to Caato Time Tracker+ Pro on their Mac via In-App Purchase for $5.99/month or $29.99/6 months (USD). Pro includes Folders, Syncing and Excel Export (Mac only). All users receive a 1-month free Pro trial after Registration. Download from Mac App Store Download from iTunes
  55. iOS/Social Networking – Meeting people who are genuine is hard enough. The hard part is finding someone who can easily connect with based on common interests and locale. Sure, you have Facebook and other messaging media to keep you connected, but do those apps really offer a choice that makes it easy for you to find a good friend? Hitch is what you need to get online and find fellow users who have the same interests that you have and to learn more about your world. There is wealth of knowledge out there, and its all out there for the taking. Its a free messaging app that lets you setup your profile so others users can know what you like and what you dont like. All you do then is perform searches on topics that interest you. Join conversations taking place all around you, and if you like them enough, follow them. Hitch is free and available in the Social Networking category from the App Store. Download from iTunes

macOS -Time Out 2.1

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Product Announcement – Dejal Systems, LLC of Portland, Oregon has released 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 offers two types of breaks by default. A “Normal” break by default will occur every hour, lasting for 10 minutes each time. This allows users to get up, move about, stretch, and even take a quick restroom break. “Micro” breaks occur every 15 minutes, lasting for a short 15 second period. This gives users the opportunity to adjust their posture, look away from the screen, and relax their focus. Both types of breaks are adjustable, and can be delayed, disabled, or deleted by the user at any time. Users can also add their own custom breaks, of any delay and length, and at any specific time. This feature is handy for reminders about fixed breaks such as lunch, or mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

When a break is due, Time Out slowly dims the screen, and displays a customizable break theme. During the break, the app’s progress bar displays the remaining break time, and also offers optional buttons to allow a break to be postponed or skipped, if needed. Once the break is over, the break screen then fades, allowing the user to return to work. Time Out then begins marking off the time until the next scheduled break.

Time Out 2.1 has an option to show the time until the next break in the menu bar. By clicking the timer, users can access the app’s preferences, allowing them to make quick adjustments to the app’s settings if needed. Version 2.1 of Time Out offers a number of much-requested enhancements, including:

  • Better Schedule options
  • The Status item can now omit Micro breaks
  • New menu commands to improve discoverability
  • Improved Play Sound action
  • Added a Post Tweet action
  • Plus Sleep Mac, Start Screensaver and Stop Screensaver actions
  • Setup Assistant assistance
  •  Supporter improvements
  • macOS Sierra compatibility and other improvements

The app offers several break themes, which use web standards such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, so users can customize the themes as they like. Themes can also make use of local web pages, or even pages from sites on the internet, so the amount of customization available is almost unlimited.

Customization doesn’t end with appearance; Time Out can also be set to perform various actions before, during, or after a break. The app can display a notification, speak text, play a sound, or even run an Automator or AppleScript action. All actions can be chained, allowing users to set as many, or as few actions as they prefer. What’s more, these actions can be set to execute at any time, be it just before a break, after a break starts, just before a break ends, or after it’s over. A number of useful scripts are included with the app, and custom scripts created by Time Out users are also available for download from the Time Out website.

The Preferences window allows users to view the breaks and their options, and it includes buttons along the top to quickly add a break, pause all breaks, postpone or skip the upcoming break, or get help. Users can also post about the app on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visit the Dejal social media pages.

Color-coded labels can be applied to any break to visually indicate which type of break is due next. Users can also view when the break is next due, how long ago the last break was, and also use hover buttons to start, postpone, disable, skip, or delete a break. Users can also apply and edit a global keyboard shortcut to immediately start a specific break. Other options include scheduling features that set the length of a break, how often it occurs, what time of day it occurs, and even the next date and time it is due to occur.

One customization option that will be especially useful for corporate users is the ability to add any app to an Exclusions list that tells Time Out to not allow break reminders when any app included in the list is open, or is the frontmost app. This option is particularly handy when users are performing such tasks as FaceTime calls, viewing videos, or making presentations.

Time Out 2.1 keeps users at their best. It reminds them to make better use of their time by taking regular breaks in order to remain mentally sharp, productive, and healthy. Version 2.1’s new features make creating, scheduling, and controlling regular breaks an easy-to-include part of any workday.

System Requirements:

  • macOS Yosemite (10.10) or later; ready for Sierra (10.12)
  • 64-bit Processor
  • 6.4 MB

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. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations.