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Expanded FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software List for 06/2019

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time.  Starting with the June 2019 list I have expanded the coverage to include many more titles for macOS. This month there are over 160 software titles listed. 

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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.

June 2019

  1. iOS/Games – Get in on the fun that’s being hailed around the globe – Pictoword is a game of words that keeps your brain sharp and on the edge of your seat. Based on pictures, you are challenged to build a word out of a sequence of pictures. While it sounds simple and easy, it can get tricky. Our minds think on one thing when we say a word out loud, but our thoughts and ideas are steered by what we see. The pictures you see may not have anything to do with the final word, so while you think you might be able guess the answer quickly, think again. Free on the App Store
  2. iOS/Game – It won’t take you to the beach in body, but it may do so in mind. Word Beach Fun takes the basic premise of a word game and puts it into the context of a game, where the setting looks like you are on a tropical beach, surrounded by coconuts and island fruits. What is unique about this game is that it’s a combination word building game with crossword. You are given letters out of which you must create a word. The words will fit into a crossword puzzle space, so you will see how many letters you need to use up. Free on the App Store
  3. macOS/Productivity – Notebook lets you take notes, create checklists, record audio, and capture moments. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud. The simple, intimate joy of Notebook comes from using the app. We’ve been meticulous in our design, paying attention to every detail. Notebook is 100% free and ad-free. Mobile apps and a Web Clipper are also available. Download for free from the Mac App Store
  4. macOS/Utility – TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system. The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don’t need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. Free from the developer’s website
  5. macOS/Utilities – Krita is a free, Open-Source painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry. Krita has been in development for over 10 years and has had an explosion in growth recently. It offers many common and innovative features to help the amateur and professional alike. Free from the website
  6. macOS/Utility – CopyLess is an advanced and flexible clipboard manager. Unlike the system clipboard CopyLess can store up to 100 items to which you have instant access at any time. With CopyLess is no longer necessary to switch constantly between different applications or windows just to copy and paste several different items. Everything can now be copied at once and pasted when and wherever it is required. Free from the developer’s website
  7. macOS/Utilities – Deeper is a personalization utility for macOS which allows you to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple’s applications, and more. Free from the developer website. 
  8. macOS/Fonts – BirdFont is a free font editor that lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT, and SVG fonts. Note: This is a free app, but donations of $10 USD or more on the developer page are encouraged and allow you to download the commercial version of BirdFont, which allows you to create proprietary fonts. Free from the developer website
  9. macOS/Mail – Kiwi for Gmail (formerly Gmail for Mac) turns Gmail into a full-powered desktop email client. No one wants to use Gmail in the browser on their phone, and we felt they shouldn’t have to on the Mac either. 2 years in the making from a seasoned team with Apple, Bose, and iRobot experience. Like Gmail’s own apps on iOS, Kiwi for Gmail is a sophisticated email client-browser hybrid that gives you the full power of Gmail within a polished desktop experience. Free from the developer website
  10. macOS/File Transfer – Viper FTP Lite is a handy and powerful file manager for macOS, with a tremendous user interface that makes it effortless to use. Viper FTP Lite helps in local and remote file management (FTP, SFTP, WebDav, Amazon S3, and YouTube-upload). All hidden and system files are visible allowing users to locate a file just by typing its name. Viper FTP Lite allows users to share items via Mail app, make the HTTP URL of a specific file and swiftly compare files and folders.  Download for free from the developer’s website
  11. macOS/CMS – Drupal is one of the most versatile open source content management systems on the market. Over a thousand developers contributed to the code in the most recent version. Drupal is built for high performance and is scalable to many servers, has easy integration via REST, JSON, SOAP and other formats, and features a whopping 15,000 plugins to extend and customize the application for just about any type of website. You won’t feel alone if you use Drupal; the hundreds of thousands of Drupal users around the world have built a very robust community with local meetups and global user conferences. Free from the developer website
  12. macOS/Utility – itsMine makes it easy to add professional logos to your videos to help protect your creative work and promote brand awareness. Free from the Mac App Store 
  13. macOS/Graphics – RectLabel is an image-annotation tool to label images for bounding-box object detection. Free from the Mac App Store
  14. macOS/Browser – Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike. Free from the developer website.
  15. macOS/Cloud Access – OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the easiest way to access your OneDrive from your Mac. When you install OneDrive, a OneDrive folder is created on your computer. Everything you put in this folder is automatically kept in sync between your computers and OneDrive.com, so you can get to your latest files from virtually anywhere. Whenever you add, change, or delete files in one location, all the other locations will be updated. Requires Microsoft Live Account 
  16. Day One/Journaling – Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application. Free from the Mac App Store
  17. macOS/Browser – Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want. Free from developer website
  18. macOS/Programming – Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family. Free from the developer website
  19. macOS/Browser – Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Free from SMUG website
  20. iOS/Education – IMPUTE Inc. has recently launched its AI-powered Business English learning app, named FLUENT8. The key feature of the FLUENT8 app is its AI-powered Business English “mentor,” which makes the whole learning process more personalized, effective and smooth. According to the developers of the FLUENT8 app, it is more effective and efficient for learning to speak English fluently than studying with other methods. FLUENT8 is currently available for Free with In-App Purchases at iTunes App Store in Education category. Download from the App Store
  21. macOS/Speech Analysis – Praat is an application with which phoneticians can analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech, and can create high-quality images for their articles and doctoral theses. Free from the developer website
  22. macOS/Games – Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as OS X, AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, and Unix. The development team is working hard to perfect the emulator and we hope you enjoy our effort. Free from the developer website
  23. macOS/Editor – Ignite your inspiration with a clean sheet of Paper. A minimalist text editor with Markdown capability. Free from the Mac App Store
  24. macOS/Media Player – VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Free from the developer website
  25. macOS/Graphics – Omber is a vector design app built around a new advanced vector shading engine. Your creativity is no longer limited by having to work with solid color fills or simple gradients. Omber brings powerful soft shading tools to vector graphics. You can easily make dramatic color blends or subtle color transitions in Omber. Then, you can rescale, reshape, and recolor your art with no loss of detail. Free from the developer website
  26. macOS/Office – Contacts+ lets you stay fully connected and master your contacts. It lets you easily access the contact information you need to make connections. Free from the developer website
  27. macOS/Financial – SayMoney is an innovative solution for administration and evaluation of your personal finances. Free from the Mac App Store
  28. macOS/Browser – Brave automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser. Soon, micropayments and better ads will give users and publishers a better deal. Up to a whopping 60% of page-load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site. And 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you. Free from the developer website
  29. macOS/Sports – Tactical Soccer helps to develop more effective and successful players and coaches across all levels. Free from the developer website
  30. macOS/File management – Keka is a file archiver for OS X. It is available for free, but donations are requested to further the project. Similar to making a donation, you can also purchase Keka on the Mac App Store for $2.99 USD. Free from the developer website
  31. macOS/Communicatiions – DocsInk’s native Mac desktop app for chat, discharges, consults, and secure live video from provider-to-provider, and hospital-to-ambulatory clinics. [An account is required] Free from developer website
  32. macOS/Browser – Portable Chromium is the Web browser Chromium (stable FreeSMUG build) packaged so you can carry around with you on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also on your internal hard disk) as long as it has 130 MB of free space and use on any Mac OS X computer, taking your bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies with you. Free from the developer website
  33. macOS/Utility – OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple’s applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more. [I highly recommend Onyx. It is on my essential Mac Software list] Free from the developer website
  34. iOS/Health & Fitness – Mindful App is excited to announce the release of its new free app Mindful Family 2.0 for iOS and Android. Modern parents want tools that teach their children to manage their stress levels and emotions. Mindful Family combines guided meditations and relaxing sounds from nature to introduce children and parents to natural calming practices. Mindful Family 2.0 is Free (In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from the App Store
  35. iOS/Education – In a very serene and simple layout, Journey of Water takes its user from island to island of various ecological settings to narrate about where water is used in said environments, where it goes once it’s used and how it circles back for use once again. The app is not a game, but rather, a cartoon-like tutorial that users can listen to and watch. There is a small amount of animation to give the images some life and to help prompt users on what needs to be done next. The aim of the app is to teach people, young and old, about water, its importance of all living things, and how it needs to be treated with care so enough is available for years to come. Free from the App Store
  36. macOS/Travel – Mermoz is an application for helping private pilots to do their flight planning. It is designed to work with the French and Swiss ICAO VFR maps. So Mermoz is mostly useful for flying in France and Switzerland. Free from the Mac App Store
  37. macOS/Video – Frame.io lets you upload your Final Cut Pro X media to its cloud-based collaboration platform to share projects or clips with your team, anywhere in the world. Just use the Frame.io share destination from the Share menu directly within Final Cut Pro X. Free from the Mac App Store
  38. macOS/Editor – TeXstudio is an integrated environment for writing LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. Therefore TeXstudio has numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking and various assistants. Free from the developer website
  39. macOS/Database – ArangoDB is the universal NoSQL database. Never before has it been so easy to setup a NoSQL database on your Mac. No installation of command-line tools required. Free from the developer website
  40. macOS/Music – Tiny Player is a native music app for Mac. Free from the developer website
  41. macOS/Calendar – Itsycal is a tiny calendar for your menu bar. If you want, it will display your appointments and serve as a companion to the Mac Calendar app. You can move Itsycal in the menu bar just like the built-in Apple menu extras by holding down the Command key and dragging. Free from the developer website
  42. macOS/Mail – sweetmail is an Internet email client. Free from the Mac App Store
  43. macOS/Finance – Finances provides everything you need for your personal and business accounting. Enter and organize your transactions, manage foreign currency transactions, attach documents, and see where your money goes. Free from the Mac App Store
  44. macOS/Maps – Router allows you to view .GPX, .TCX, .KML, and .FIT route files. Free from the developer website
  45. macOS/Photography – SetEXIFData writes the most wanted EXIF data in an image- or movie-file. Free from the developer website
  46. macOS/Business – In-Mobility is a great tool for your business: make orders and invoices, manage your daily appointments, and mail your generated documents directly from the app! In-Mobility gives you everything to go on day by day with your business activities. We give you a clean and clear dashboard with all you need to raise your sales and simplify everything you know about doing business. Free from the developer website
  47. macOS/Utility – Irvue (was Unsplash Wallpaper) provides gorgeous wallpapers for your Desktop. Free from the Mac App Store
  48. macOS/Timetracking –  TimeTag is a time management tool designed for on-the-go freelancers and people who want to track their time quickly and easily. The app intelligently organizes and groups all your time records so you can see how your time was spent at a glance. Exporting is simple, and generates spreadsheets and reports that can be used by other apps and services. Free from the developer website
  49. macOS/Utility – DisplayCAL is a graphical user interface developed by Florian Höch for the display calibration and profiling tools of Argyll CMS, an open source color management system developed by Graeme Gill. Calibrate and characterize your display devices using one of the many supported hardware sensors, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve as well as the option to create matrix and look-up-table ICC profiles, with optional gamut mapping, as well as some proprietary 3D LUT formats. This is an Open Source program. Free from the developer website
  50. macOS/Health, Communications – VSee gives you free group video calls, screen sharing and instant messaging, with a clean interface. Use VSee for secure, low-bandwidth calls on 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi networks. VSee also works on the iPhone, iPad, and PC. Group video calls, screen sharing, and instant messaging work between Mac, iPhone, iPad and PC. File transfer works between Mac and PC. Free from the developer website
  51. macOS/Editor – Zettlr is a reliable companion for writing scientific texts and taking notes. It is made for academics in the humanities and arts and is intended to keep your content apart from your design, but close to the notes you take. Free from the developer website
  52. macOS/Productivity – Freeplane is free, Open-Source software to support thinking, sharing information, and getting things done at work, in school, and at home. The core of the software consists of functions for mind mapping, also called concept mapping or information mapping, and tools for using mapped information. Freeplane runs on any operating system on which a current version of Java is installed and from USB. Free from the developer website
  53. macOS/Utility – Ahoy Map Maker allows you to easily create shareable maps to plan your next event or trip. Ahoy Map Maker allows you to draw over any map area to mark points of interest, show paths and directions, or highlight areas, which can then be exported as an image file for sharing with friends and family. Ease of use and simplicity mean that you will have your map ready in next to no time. Free from the Mac App Store
  54. macOS/System Utility – Amphetamine can keep your Mac, and optionally its display, awake through a super simple on/off switch, or automatically through easy-to-configure Triggers. Amphetamine is extremely powerful and includes advanced features for those who need them, yet remains intuitive and simple to use for those who don’t need all the bells and whistles. Free from the Mac App Store
  55. macOS/Utility – Transnomino offers a set of renaming actions, ranging from simple text replacements to more complex replacements using regular expressions (regex). Any number of these actions can be placed in sequence and you can directly preview the results while you create them. Renaming sequences can be saved as a recipe to be re-used later. Free from the developer website
  56. macOS/Music – Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. It’s free to download, and comes with 60 free lessons to get you started. Free from the developer website
  57. macOS/Productivity – Tessa – OCR extracts text from your image or PDF documents, processing each page multiple times, to optimise recognition, so that the time you spend in proofreading and correcting mistakes is minimised. Free from the developer website
  58. macOS/Religion – Bible Study (was Bible+) is Bible software for your Mac, designed for distraction-free scripture reading. Highlight your favorite verses, bookmark passages, and take notes. Packed with features, Bible Study is the perfect Bible study companion. Free from the developer website
  59. macOS/Finance – Debit & Credit can help you better manage your finances by providing the most relevant reports possible. It is designed with simplicity and convenience in mind. Based on the reports generated by the app, you can get a clear understanding of what is happening to your financial position and what you need to do to improve it. Free from the Mac App Store
  60. macOS/Business – Snapfax turns your Mac into a fax machine. You can fax your document anytime anywhere. You can send fax to 58 countries in the world. Free on the Mac App Store
  61. macOS/Networking – Use Speedtest for quick, easy, one-click connection testing-accurate everywhere thanks to our global network. Free from the Mac App Store
  62. macOS/Music – TEFview is a viewer for TablEdit tablature files. TEFview allows you as well to view and listen to PowerTab, MusicXML, Guitar Pro and TabRite files. TablEdit tablature files are created with TablEdit™, a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments. Additionally, TablEdit, while designed for guitarists, by guitarists, is not limited to guitar like other Tablature programs. Through ongoing consultation with experts on other instruments, TablEdit has developed support for harmonica, mountain and hammered dulcimer, Free from the developer website
  63. iOS/Shopping – Independent developer, Luke Burgess is proud to announce the release of Supply Houses 1.1.4, a major update to his mobile app for contractors, adding a full suite of custom materials calculators for everything from carpentry and concrete to flooring, landscaping, roofing and more. Now, not only can professionals find where to buy materials in their area, they can calculate the exact amounts needed for any project. Supply Houses 1.1.4 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Shopping  Access to all materials maps is included for free as are some calculator packs. Additional specialty calculator packs can be downloaded for $1.99 (USD). Download from the App Store
  64. iOS/Productivity – Eightythree Technology has launched its new updates version of Phone Drive: File Storage Sync, alongside with new releases on Android market for the first time that brings cross-platform file sharing between iOS and Android devices – no internet connection required. Users can also connect to any cloud storage provider, like Dropbox or Google Drive, to transfer, view, and stream music and video.  Phone Drive requires a device running iOS 9.0 or higher, and is available now free as a lite version, with advanced features as an in-app purchase of $1.99 (USD). Phone Drive Lite: File Manager 7.5.4
  65. iOS/Games – Rapid Turtle Games is excited to announce the release and immediate availability of Idle Zoo – Animal Park Tycoon an idle zoo simulation game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The game is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Build and manage a zoo and become a rich zoo tycoon! Idle Zoo – Animal Park Tycoon is available as a free app in the Games category for iOS on the App Store as a universal application. Download From App Store
  66. macOS/Development – System Designer is an IDE for designing JavaScript applications driven by the model. No matter the frameworks you use and the code you write, the most important is the model that you define to create your application. System Designer helps you to design this model and to generate the classes and components to build your application. Free from the Mac App Store
  67. macOS/Calander – Mini Popup Calendar… A mini calendar with a simple reminder feature. The reminder feature will let you enter a message to be displayed on a certain date & time of your choosing. The calendar can be used as is. Just launch and go, or add to your doc bar or login/start up items. Free from the developer website
  68. macOS/Games – MacGameStore provides a better and easier shopping experience to get the latest Mac games. MacGameStore has an extensive library of Mac games with new games being added daily. This new app provides game screenshots, game trailers, community reviews, and game ratings. The app utilizes the cloud so games are downloaded extremely quickly and allows customers to store their games in the cloud. Free from the developer website
  69. macOS/Utility – RememBear stores your passwords in a secure vault and syncs them securely across all of your devices. RememBear also allows you to generate super strong random passwords that not even a Grizzly could get their paws on. Free from the developer website
  70. macOS/Business – Redmine (was BitNami Redmine Stack) is an easy-to-install distribution of the Redmine project management software. It includes pre-configured, ready to run versions of Apache, Ruby, Subversion and MySQL. Currently, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows are supported. Redmine is a flexible project management Web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. Free from the developer website
  71. macOS/Photography – Photoscape X is a great basic image editor for Mac you’ve probably never heard of. It’s an all-in-one app that lets you edit RAW images, fix photos, add filters, and more. Using the brush tool you can quickly fix small issues with your photos. Photoscape has a batch mode that lets you resize and rename photos with just a click. Free from the developer website
  72. macOS/Photography – GIMP is an open source project that’s been in active development for over twenty years. It’s often referred to as the best free photo editor. Thanks to its community-based development, it offers professional features that you only otherwise find in paid apps like Photoshop. Free from the developer website
  73. macOS/Photography – ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony. Free from the developer website
  74. macOS/Page Layout – Scribus is an Open-Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, OS X, and Windows desktops with a combination of “press-ready” output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Scribus/Aqua is a port of Scribus to a native Aqua build using Qt Free for OS X. Free from the developer website
  75. macOS/Communications – Rambox is a free, Open-Source messaging and email app that combines common Web applications into one. It gives you the ability to add common services as often as you need, all in one place. It’s perfect for people who work with many services for business and private accounts. Free from the developer website
  76. macOS/Weather – PredictWind Offshore Weather is powered by PredictWind’s world leading marine weather forecasts, the free offshore app allows seamless downloading of multiple GRIB files for your coastal or offshore passage. The intuitive interface allows you to download and immediately view GRIB files, weather routes, GMDSS Text forecasts and satellite imagery. PredictWind’s proprietary PWG and PWE marine weather forecast models are available along with the ECWMF and GFS models to provide the most accurate forecasts, available at the highest resolution. Free from the developer website
  77. macOS/Networking – Keybase helps you perform cryptographically-secure operations with people you know on the Internet: chatting, file sharing, even publishing public documents. It’s all easier and safer with Keybase. Just download the app, create an account, and connect to one or more of your social identities. Free from the developer website
  78. macOS/Games – Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and even more! Free from the developer website
  79. macOS/Communications – TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer! Free from the developer website
  80. macOS/Communications – Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager. Free from the developer website
  81. macOS/Security – KeePassXC is a community fork of KeePassX, a native cross-platform port of KeePass Password Safe, with the goal of extending and improving it with new features and bugfixes to provide a feature-rich, fully cross-platform, and modern open-source password manager. Free from the developer website
  82. macOS/Mail – Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser. Free from the developer website
  83. macOS/Utility – FUSE for macOS (was OSXFUSE) allows you to extend OS X’s native file-handling capabilities via third-party file systems. It is a successor to MacFUSE, which is no longer being maintained. Free from the developer website
  84. macOS/Games – GOG Galaxy is a fully optional client to install, play and update your games. It also offers online multiplayer, achievements, chat, game-time tracking and more – but it’s up to you which features you want to use. Free from the developer website
  85. iOS/Productivity – There’s nothing worse than trying to log into an app that you haven’t been in for a while, or when you have to login to an app after you’ve updated it. You’ve been using it for months, and suddenly you are expected to remember the password. If you are a good password generator, then you are not reusing passwords across different accounts. If you are looking for a password storage app that takes away the pain and hassle of remembering passwords, consider Passwords Keeper. Free from the App Store
  86. macOS/Productivity – CopyClip is the simplest and most efficient clipboard manager for your Mac. Running discreetly from your menu bar, this app stores all that you have copied or cut in the past, allowing you to quickly find that snippet of text you’ve been looking for. Free from the Mac app Store
  87. macOS/Utility – AuctionSieve helps you rapidly filter eBay search results. Especially designed for collectors, the quick, easy to use interface helps you exclude the stuff you’re not interested in and target items of real value. Save an unlimited number of searches. Combine search results. Sort results instantly. Create unlimited trash words. Best of all, it’s free, with no ads or spyware! Visit the website for Windows/Java/Linux versions. Free from the developer website
  88. macOS/Entertainment – Plex Media Player is the go-to app for Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) connected to big screen TVs. Your collection of videos, music, and photos never looked so good! Free from the developer website
  89. macOS/Browser – CLIQZ is the first browser to give you back your security and revolutionize search. Surf and find ultra-safe, ultra-fast. Free from the developer website
  90. macOS/Utility – HyperSwitch provides a compelling alternative to HyperDock for keyboard junkies. Free from the developer website
  91. macOS/Browser – Slimjet is built on top of the Chromium open-source project on which Google Chrome is also based. It enjoys the same speed and reliability provided by the underlying blink engine as Google Chrome. However, many additional features and options have been added in Slimjet to make it more powerful, intelligent and customizable than Chrome. In addition to that, Slimjet does not send any usage statistics back to Google’s server like Google Chrome, which is a growing concern for many Chrome users due to the ubiquitous presence and reach of the advertising empire. Slimjet is compatible with all extensions and plugins. Free from the developer website
  92. macOS/Mail – Missive brings a sleek and more streamlined email collaboration process. With native notifications, unseen Dock badges, and a clean UI, you can now close that browser tab and ditch your old email app for good. Free from the developer website
  93. macOS/Social Media – Caprine is an elegant, unofficial Facebook-Messenger app with many useful features. Free from the developer GitHub site
  94. macOS/Browser – Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers, they made the project open source. Free from the developer website
  95. macOS/Programming – Agena is an easy-to-learn procedural programming language suited to be used in scientific, educational, linguistic, and many other applications, including scripting. Free from the developer website
  96. macOS/Utility – FontBase gives you all the stability, speed, and reliability of a paid font manager, but free and available on all platforms!. Free from the developer website
  97. macOS/Productivity – Contacts+ lets you stay fully connected and master your contacts. It lets you easily access the contact information you need to make connections. Basic account free from the developer website
  98. macOS/Productivity – SUNRISE Contacts 2019 is a spyware-free and privacy-protected contacts and general information organizing tool for your personal or business use. Store securely your passwords or serial numbers, or have at your finger-tips a UNIX library of commands. Create invoices for selling products with currency converter, calendars, labels, emails and all the rest. Basic package is free from the developer website
  99. macOS/Entertainment – BBC iPlayer lets you watch your favorite BBC shows anywhere you go. Free from the BBC website
  100. macOS/Programming – Logtalk is an Open-Source, object-oriented logic programming language that extends and leverages the Prolog language with a feature set suitable for programming in-the-large. Free from the developer website
  101. iOS/Security – Most people I know these days spend many hours a week working from home. A few actually work from home for a company that is located in another state. Some even work for a company that is overseas – lucky for them because they get some cool business travel to boot. The point is that the landscape and makeup of business has evolved to include locations and employees from all over. No more do we see all employees sitting in the same office space. What this also means is that access into business systems has to be different. People need to be able to get past the firewall that protects a business’s data in order to get work done. They do this using VPN. Free on the App Store
  102. macOS/Utility – Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file. Skim includes many features and has a great user interface. Free from the developer website.
  103. macOS/Productivity – Zazu is a fully extensible and open source launcher for hackers, creators, and dabblers. It comes with sane defaults to make it useful out of the box. But everything can be changed to fit your needs. Don’t let others tell you the best way to be productive, configure it to be perfect for you. Free from the developer website
  104. macOS/Programming, Education – Greenfoot is an integrated development environment that makes it easy to write games and simulations in the Java programming language. It comes with a broad range of demo scenarios and documentation that gets newcomers started very quickly. Greenfoot may be used to learn or teach programming, or just to put a cool game up on a website. (Yes, Greenfoot can export the game to a Web page!) Originally developed for school age learners, but now used by all age groups. Free from the developer website
  105. macOS/Business – Manager is accounting software for small business. Free from the developer website
  106. macOS/Mail – Fmail is a native application shell for FastMail. For iOS and Android there are native clients, but not for macOS. The web interface used by FastMail is excellent. The one thing missing, is that the web interface cannot handle email links. So when you click on such a link it is the macOS Mail application that opens. That is not what we want. Enter FMail. Free from the developer website
  107. macOS/Sports – TrailRunner mini is a trusty route planner for the modern runner, based on the openStreetMap project. Manage routes for running, hiking, biking and travel. Did you ever want to know how far that running route is? Are you planning for a biking tour? Or do you train for a marathon and wonder where you should go for your long distance runs? Or would you like to know how far you must run to burn that 1000 calories? Then TrailRunner mini is the route planning app you’re looking for. Free from the Mac App Store
  108. iOS/Navigation – Sola K.K. announces Pocket Tokyo, a new interactive JRPG-like Tokyo city guide application for iOS and soon Android devices.  Pocket Tokyo is a new generation of map based applications built on the real 3D map of Tokyo equipped with both GPS and Tap navigation modes. The user can explore Tokyo from any geographical location in the Tap mode, while in Tokyo the GPS mode can be activated to track the user’s movement. In both modes, all the famous spots and landmarks of the city are covered with interactive guides. Pocket Tokyo is available for free worldwide on both the App Store in the Navigation category in English. Download from the App Store
  109. macOS/Utility – DesktopUtility is a tiny system application that allows you to hide your Desktop, toggle file visibility, show your user library, force-empty the trash, or restart the Finder/Dock/MenuBar easily and conveniently. Free from the developer website
  110. macOS/Finance – BudgetTail Light allows you to take control of your finances and plan your future. BudgetTail is your personal finance budget tracker. Free from the Mac App Store
  111. macOS/Browser – Vivaldi is a browser for our friends. We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by. From the look and feel, to how you interact with your browser, every aspect of Vivaldi can be tweaked and customized. You’re in control. Online privacy is more important than ever and how your browser handles sensitive data is crucial. Vivaldi doesn’t track or store any of your data. Managing hundreds of tabs is a breeze, and built-in tools like Notes and screen Capture mean there’s no need to hunt for add-ons. Free from the developer website
  112. macOS/Browser – The Tor Browser Bundle is an easy-to-use portable package of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a Firefox fork preconfigured to work together out of the box. It contains a modified copy of Firefox that aims to resolve the privacy and security issues in mainline version. Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion-routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Free from the developer website
  113. macOS/Music – Amazon Music is an app that allows users to shop, play, manage, and download music. The new app provides Mac users with a seamless way to manage their entire music library — whether saved on their computer or in the cloud — and shop from the Amazon MP3 Store with a catalog of more than 25 million songs. Free from the developer website
  114. macOS/Web Server – Bitnami Phabricator creates a self-contained Phabricator installation that is fully configured, together with all the necessary dependencies (Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin). Free from the developer website
  115. macOS/Communications – Zoom, the cloud meeting company, unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Take advantage of a complete solution that includes video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across ZoomPresence, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. Free from the developer website
  116. macOS/Utility – Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. [I have been using Alfred for a few years and consider it an essential App] Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips. Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness – free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself. Free from the developer website
  117. macOS/Server, Database – PostgreSQL for Mac is a collection of graphical tools for using and managing PostgreSQL servers, as well as the server itself installable on any Mac running OS X version 10.5.x. Free from the developer website
  118. macOS/Games – Join thousands of players online in Stronghold Kingdoms as you expand your medieval village and construct a mighty castle to protect it: farm peacefully, engage in political mind games, seek vengeance on your sworn enemies or lead your armies to glory across a map of medieval Europe. Rule as you desire and become a feudal Lord! Siege other players, battle AI opponents, research new weaponry, forge alliances in player Factions and fight for the eternal glory of your House. Free on the Mac App Store
  119. macOS/Weather – Meteorologist is a simple interface to weather provided by weather.com. It provides the ability to show the weather in the main menu bar, displaying more detail in a pop-up menu, whose contents are customizeable from the preferences. The source code is available. Free from the developer website
  120. macOS/Speech – Praat is an application with which phoneticians can analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech, and can create high-quality images for their articles and doctoral theses. Free from developer website
  121. macOS/Web Development – Mobirise is an offline app that allows you to easily create small/medium websites, landing pages, online resumes and portfolios, promo sites for apps, events, services and products. Free from the developer website
  122. macOS/Editor – Typora gives you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions, replacing them with a real-time preview to help you concentrate on the content itself. Free from the developer website
  123. macOS/Games – OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time… For the first time, the ‘It just works’ philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own. Free from the developer website
  124. iOS, macOS/Education – Gridded is a flashcard system for both iOS and OS X that includes a customizable spaced repetition system, powerful editing tools, cloud sync for users with multiple devices, and text-to-speech support for learning foreign languages. It includes thousands of built-in memorizable items to get you started. Free in the Mac App Store Free on the App Store
  125. macOS/Amateur Radio – RUMlogNG is a HAM radio logging, QSL handling and printing tool, especially made for the short wave DXer, made by a DXer. Basic logging features are included for the higher bands up to 1.2 cm and for satellite. RUMlogNG can handle an unlimited number of logs and an unlimited number of QSOs per log. Clublog data are used for automatic DXCC recognition. Free from the developer website
  126. macOS/Graphics – Seashore is an open source image editor for Cocoa. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP‘s technology and uses the same native file format. Free from the developer website
  127. macOS/Music – Trackhunter is an easy to use app that makes finding upfront electronic dance music very quick and easy. It makes it possible to listen to all the new music regardless of genre so you can create your own style without having to follow anyone else. Free from the developer website
  128. iOS/Games – Head Soccer is a soccer game with easy controls that everyone can learn in 1 second. Beat the opponent with fancy lethal shots such as dragon shoot, ice shoot and lightening shoot and win the tournament. You can also matchup with friends or global users through the gamecenter. Free from the App Store
  129. macOS/Utility – Beats Updater allows you to check the firmware of your Beats headphones, and update them if necessary. Free from the developer website
  130. macOS/Productivity – CheatSheet gives you access to shortcuts on your Mac with just a keystroke. Just hold the ⌘-key a bit longer to get a list of all active short cuts of the current application. It’s as simple as that. Free from the developer website
  131. macOS/Databases – DBeaver is a free and open source (GPL) multi-platform universal database manager and SQL Client. It supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, MSSQL, Sybase, Mimer, HSQLDB, Derby, and any database that has a JDBC driver. Free from the developer website
  132. macOS/Health & Fitness – Noizio is an app that will drown out the noise of the street and allow you to concentrate on the work at hand, increasing your productivity. On the other hand, it can also set the mood for a romantic evening or lull you to sleep, ensuring that you will dream soundly all night long. An ambient sound equalizer app for creating a mixture of ambient sounds available for OS X. Free from the Mac App Store
  133. macOS/Media – Phiewer is an easy and fast way to view your images, videos and even audio files. It is folder-based so you can just browse your media in one window without any extra clicking-and-selecting. Free from the developer website
  134. macOS/Media – MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, and inspect Matroska files under OS X, Linux and other Unices, and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some. Free from the developer website
  135. macOS/Gave Development – Unity delivers a stable and scalable platform for creating captivating content. Content that is efficient to create, and that works on low as well as high-end hardware. Free for personal use from the developer website
  136. macOS/Media Server – Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP media server. It is based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath. It is actually an evolution of the “SubJunk Build” of PMS. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more. Free from the developer website
  137. iOS/Lifestyle – Spryfit Inc, a fitness startup, today announces the launch of its new app called Vingo for iOS. By using Apple’s built-in step calculator, Vingo tracks users’ daily steps and let them use the step count to get a chance to win a cash prize.  Vingo – Walk. Bet. Win Money. 0.9.215 is free and is available in the App Store. 
  138. macOS/Browser – TenFourFox is a fast, efficient Web browser always based on the current version of Firefox, but unlike the main distribution TenFourFox is compatible with OS X 10.4 and 10.5 running on PowerPC processors. It comes in different tuned versions for specific PowerPC processor families. Free from the developer website
  139. macOS/Utility – Ultimaker Cura is an application for 3D printing with the Ultimaker 3D printer and for other RepRap based printers. Cura Connect lets you manage your entire 3D printing workflow with ease. Start print jobs on multiple network-enabled Ultimaker 3D printers, monitor progress, and keep track of maintenance operations, all from a single interface. Free from the developer website
  140. macOS/Graphics – Tableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data visualizations to the web. Visualizations that have been published to Tableau Public (“vizzes”) can be embeded into webpages and blogs, they can be shared via social media or email, and they can be made available for download to other users. Visualizations are created in the accompanying app Tableau Desktop Public edition (or another edition of Tableau Desktop) — no programming skills are required. Free from the developer website
  141. macOS/Utility – Tableau Reader allows to open visualizations built in Tableau Desktop. Free from the developer website
  142. macOS/Collaboration – Taskade is a simpler way to create checklists, outlines, and notes. Whether you’re ticking off daily goals, managing a group project, or planning a holiday with friends – getting organized with Taskade is simple, friendly, and fun.  Taskade can be used by individuals or teams, at home or at work (or anywhere!) Automatic syncing means your lists and notes are always up to date on every device.  Free from the developer website
  143. iOS, macOS/Utility – Mactracker provides detailed information on every Mac computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported OS X versions, and expansion options. Free from the developer website
  144. macOS/Lifestyle – Lifecraft is a fun and engaging journal. Use it to tell your story, capture your thoughts, and discover your dreams. Lifecraft works its magic by encouraging you to self-reflect and focus on your life. In short, Lifecraft will help you reinvent yourself, conquer your setbacks, leap tall buildings in a single bound, and live boldly! Free from the developer website
  145. macOS/Project Management, ToDo List – Trello gives you perspective over all your projects, at work and at home. Free from the developer website
  146. macOS/Music – tave’n’Tabs has a simple interface, fast file opening, and smart and convenient tools which let you feel the atmosphere of the majestic classical scores, dynamic rock ballads or good old jazz. Support of the main musical formats such as MIDI and MusicXML allows you to easily listen and practice your songs and compositions created earlier. Free from the developer website
  147. macOS/Business – Dispatch is a powerful, feature-rich booking management tool for the chauffeur service, limousine hire, and private hire industry. Free from the Mac App Store
  148. iOS/Education – Wave Digital has recently launched a free French conjugation verb app, called Les Verbes. So why do we need yet another app on French verbs? Les Verbes is simple and gamified. Focusing on the 30 most common verbs and tenses necessary to converse fluently, Les Verbes keeps things simple. Targeted at intermediate French language students, it provides short daily quizzes to test your knowledge. This allows for a more natural approach to language learning. Les Verbes is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Free from the App Store
  149. macOS/Music – Shazam is the Mac version of the popular iOS app that lets you discover and share songs playing around you. Catch the music and TV playing around you without ever digging a phone out of your pocket. Go nuts, match it all. Free from the developer website
  150. macOS/Browser – Chromium-based release of Microsoft Edge for macOS platform. This is a Microsoft’s take in Open-Source browser wars. It supports Chrome extensions and brings Microsoft’s special sauce in a form of Privacy Controls, IE Mode that uses rendering engine of Internet Explorer that will allow businesses to load old sites, Collections feature for collecting images, text, and general notes from the web, Reading view, Sync with mobile devices, built-in translator, Dark Mode and more. Free from the developer website
  151. macOS/Backup – IDrive is a user-friendly, secure, and reliable application that performs automated online backup of your files and folders. [5GB free backup] Free from the developer website 
  152. macOS/Communications – Krisp is a virtual microphone/speaker driver. As such it sits between the device microphone/speaker and calling/messaging/conferencing apps such as Skype and acts as a proxy. Free from the developer website 
  153. macOS/Utility – Commander One is free dual-pane file manager for OS X based on Swift, which allows you to manage your files in the best possible way. You will get the dual-pane interface for easy moving and copying files from one place to another; multi-tab browsing for eliminating clutter; advanced search for locating files quickly by name or content plus Spotlight search; file operations queueing, hotkeys setup for any action, ZIP support with compressing, extracting and full access, preview multiple types of files incl. binary and hex. Free from the developer website 
  154. macOS/Website Development – WordPress.com is a desktop app that gives your blog a permanent home in your dock. Free from the developer website 
  155. macOS/Education – Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Free from the developer website 
  156. macOS/Recovery – Wondershare Recoverit Free releases a free version. You can recover 100 MB file in the free version. The Recoverit full version is available to purchase on MacUpdate for unlimited file recovery. Wondershare Recoverit Free allows you to recover Mac data lost due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. Free from the developer website 
  157. macOS/Font Editor – BirdFont is a free font editor that lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT, and SVG fonts. Free from the developer website 
  158. macOS/Music – Deezer lets you play the music you just have to hear, instantly. Jump in and explore over 53 million tracks (and counting), and discover artists and tracks you’ll love with personalized recommendations from the Deezer Editors. Deezer works across all your devices, both online and offline, with no listening limits. It’s music at your fingertips for waking up, getting going, chilling out, living life. Available three plans: Free, Premium and Family. Complete priсing information can be found here. Free from the developer website 
  159. iOS/Communications – Wickr Me (was Wickr) is a trusted, secure, and private messenger–trusted by world leaders, executives, journalists, human rights activists, celebrities, and your closest friends. Free on the App Store
  160. macOS/Games – Erockus Arcade is designed to simplify the use of SDLMAME. It’s an interface (front-end) app for SDLMAME. It does not actually play games. Free from the developer website
  161. macOS/TV Polychroma is a native Mac client for viewing TV Polychroma, a 24/7 WebTV network dedicated to the finest avant-garde television available online, right on the Desktop. Free from the developer website
  162. macOS/Editor – Eddie is a programmer’s editor for OS X. Free from the developer website
  163. macOS/Writing – uFocus is the first distraction-free writing application that lets you open all kinds of plain text files as well as directories, allowing you to structure your stories into chapters, articles, sections,… whatever you wish! Looking for an alternative to those heavy word processors? Seeking for freshness? You are on the right place to start. Free from the Mac App Store
  164. macOS/Collaboration – Otixo brings team collaboration and communication into one place, so you can get more work done. Otixo allows you to connect all your cloud drives, and to collaborate with your team. Get access to more than 30 cloud drives, such as Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, MEGA, OneDrive, FTP, and many more. Transfer your cloud contents easily from one cloud to another, or search for specific files using the extended search functionality. Free from the developer website
  165. macOS/Security – CyberByte Adware Clean is an adware removal solution. If you are experiencing browser problems, popups, ads or even if your Mac is running slow, this app might help you out. With just a simple click, you can scan your entire Mac. Free from the developer website
  166. macOS/Music – Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. It’s free to download, and comes with 60 free lessons to get you started. Melodics is free to use, but also comes in monthly and annual subscriptions. Click here for full pricing info. Free from the developer website

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2019

software

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month.  You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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 2019

  1. iOS/Productivity – Independent development team, Yunasoft is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Kalends 1.0.2, their calendar app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Kalends helps busy iOS device users to organize their lives. The app’s multiple calendar views, reminders function, notes feature, handy full month widget, and more all make Kalends as efficient as it is fun to use. Kalends 1.0.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An upgrade to Premium (which eliminates ads) is available as a convenient in-app purchase of $14.99. A three-month Premium free trial is available. After the trial ends, the subscription automatically renews at $14.99 per year. The user’s Apple ID will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the trial period, unless the subscription is cancelled before then. Kalends 1.0.2
  2. iOS/Games – Mezmedia today announced it has launched City Cat Rescue: Match 3 on the Apple App Store and Google Play. This puzzle matching game is a dream for cat lovers, with its cute cats and life-like animation. Players have to complete the puzzles in order to rescue the cats trapped in the city. The rescue cats are placed in beautiful shelters where players can watch the cats go about their day. City Cat Rescue: Match 3 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store
  3. iOS, watchOS/Weather – Independent app development studio Southside Development has released its first iOS and WatchOS application, WeatherGraph 1.1.2. WeatherGraph is a weather forecasting application for the United States which presents forecast data from the National Weather Service in a unique graphical format. WeatherGraph 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. A convenient $2.99 in-app purchase is available to disable ads. WeatherGraph 1.1.2
  4. iOS/Games – Adducive today announces the release of Lexatetrahedra: 3D Word Game. It is a free iPhone app built on the unique puzzle concept introduced in February with Lexiblox. Lexatetrahedra features 30 levels and a Word of the Day puzzle. Lexatetrahedra version 1.0 runs on iPhone and iPod touch devices with iOS 11.0 or later. It is free, supported by ads. Lexiblox version 1.02 supports iPads as well as iPhone and iPod touch devices with iOS 11.0 or later. It is ad-free and priced at $1.99 (USD). Download Lexatetrahedra: 3D Word Game from the App Store
  5. iOS/Social Networking – Dolphin Foundry Pvt Ltd is proud to announce the release of Cushy 1.2.0, an important update to the company’s location-based social media app developed for iOS and Android devices. Cushy is an amazing social experience app designed to seemingly revolutionize the way people explore the places across world by allowing users of the App to share their experience in stories on different channels while also allowing them to interact effectively with others who love to explore unknown. In line with the goal of the developers to make the app a one-stop solutions platform for explorer & experience sharing, new updates have been made to the app, headlined by the addition of Reward Program. Cushy 1.2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. More information about Cushy and other projects from Dolphin Foundry Pvt Ltd can be found on their website. Download from the Mac App Store
  6. macOS/Productivity – Conventional family tree charts are nice when displaying 3 or 4 generations, but require dozens and dozens of pages for only 5 or 6 generations. Thanks to Infinite Family Tree Drawer’s unique algorithm, you can now draw a compact tree displaying 5 or 6 generations on a single A4 or letter page, or hundreds of people spanning dozens of generations, on a few pages. And even thousands of people spanning millennia with just a 20 or 30 pages! Infinite Family Tree Drawer 1.0.5 is free (limited to 63 persons per tree) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. In-app Purchases: $ 1.99 (limited to 255 persons per tree); $ 8.99 (unlimited). Infinite Family Tree Drawer 1.0.5
  7. iOS/Finance – 30 South is proud to announce the launch Swift Budget for iPhone today. Swift Budget is a new budgeting app for iPhone launching today. It harnesses the power of MX Technologies to provide connections to 16,000 financial institutions in the US and Canada, and it uses this data to help users keep track of their finances and save money. Swift Budget 1.0.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from the App Store
  8. iOS,watchOS/Weather – Independent app development studio Southside Development has released its first iOS and WatchOS application, WeatherGraph 1.1.2. WeatherGraph is a weather forecasting application for the United States which presents forecast data from the National Weather Service in a unique graphical format. WeatherGraph 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. A convenient $2.99 in-app purchase is available to disable ads. WeatherGraph 1.1.2
  9. iOS/Social Networking – RGUE, LLC has recently announced the launch of the world’s first advice-related app in the market. The innovative app lets users post arguments and receive responses with assertions and facts from the RGUE community. Users can also post pictures to make arguments more specific and contextual. The app is available for free for iOS users under Social Networking category. Download from the App Store
  10. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.4, an important update to their popular mileage tracker app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The App automatically tracks users’ mileage, simplifying the process of collecting business mileage information for the annual IRS tax deduction. The App also uses the latest IRS mileage rates for calculating deductions. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable unlimited automatic mileage tracking, $47.99 per year for annual subscriptions or $5.99 per month for monthly subscriptions. Download from the App Store
  11. iOS/Travel – Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Pack version 2.0 for iPhone. Pack is a very simple packing list app, so you can get packed quickly and easily. There’s no need to maintain separate lists for each trip. There’s no need to guess and enter unnecessary details like weight or cost for each item. It has a clean and elegant appearance, without blinding you with wacky colors and images. Pack is available for free. Pack is immediately available on the iOS App Store. Download from the App Store
  12. iOS/Business – Finding success in today’s job market requires a lot of work and commitment from both workers and their potential employers. In fact, the New York Times reports a 3.9% unemployment rate as of last year, a low statistic that reflects the increasingly competitive job landscape, especially for recruiters who must work with fewer candidates. And from a jobseeker’s perspective, it’s important to note that while there might be hundreds of jobs waiting to be filled; the challenge is still in finding the one that best suits your needs. Free on the iOS App Store. 
  13. iOS/Education – Whether you are in a new place or just need some help keeping your Muslim faith strong and accessible, Ummah is an app that can make it possible. It’s like having your own personal reminder system to alert you when it’s time for prayer and brings the various aspects of practicing the Muslim faith closer to you, so you can fully participate without skipping a beat. Free on the iOS App Store. 
  14. iOS/Photo & Video – Future Moments is pleased to announce the release of VideoMaster: EQ For Videos App 1.3 an important update to their popular app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app is a great tool to make videos sound better than ever. VideoMaster: EQ For Videos App 1.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.  In-app purchases are available for unlimited use. Download from App Store
  15. iOS/Business – The Grizzly Labs today released Genius Scan 5.2.1, an update to the popular mobile scanning app. This update offers 9 new languages, bringing Genius Scan to an even wider audience. Genius Scan is available for free on the App Store. Customers can upgrade to Genius Scan (a one-time purchase of $7.99 that unlocks the advanced features of Genius Scan) or subscribe to Genius Cloud ($2.99/month or $29.99/year for backup, synchronization, and includes Genius Scan ). Download from the App Store
  16. iOS/Games – Mezmedia is glad to announce the release of Happy Handbags, their latest mobile game. Available on both iOS and Android phones, Happy Handbags pays homage to the beautiful designer handbags throughout history. This casual mobile game is an idle, tap and merge game with simple cute graphics and wonderfully stylized handbags inspired from their real-life counterparts. Happy Handbags is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store
  17. iOS/Games – Tymedia, an established entertainment company, has recently released its quiz-based mobile game, Know It or Blow It, that enables users to enjoy a fast-paced quiz on mobile, anytime, anywhere. The game comprises of interesting trivia questions from across the world, and the objective of the game is to answer the questions correctly to climb the global leader boards. Each quiz comprises three rounds of increasing complexity and users successively win more substantial amounts of gold coins as they progress through each round. Know It or Blow It 1.0.3 is available for Free with In-App purchases on the App Store in the games category,. Download from the App Store
  18. iOS/Education – Ummah Technologies announces the launch of Ummah 1.0.9, an update to the company’s new all-in-one mobile platform for Muslims. The new platform, developed by Muslims for Muslims, combines unique, fresh content designed to assist with a variety of needs, including news, prayers, motivational quotes, and a marketplace for buying and selling products. Ummah 1.0.9 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from the App Store
  19. iOS/Utilities – Wimlog today releases Bluetooth Loudspeaker 1.0 for iPhone. This app is to use iPhone as microphone, wireless transmit your voice to portable bluetooth speaker for speech or sing karaoke. No more messy external microphone or audio cable. Bluetooth Loudspeaker version 1.0 is currently available for free (with in-app purchase) on the App Store, in the utilities category. Download from the App Store
  20. iOS/Games – If you like puzzles and have a knack for finding the right placement of pieces, then check out Puzzle Place by Steven Grinder. A simple app, it provides players with endless hours of entertainment, testing visual acuity and aptitude, to correctly judge where block formations will go to create the final assembly. Final assemblies can differ, so no two puzzles are the same, which is what you would want from a good puzzle app. The colorful and responsive app makes movement of pieces and the ability to view the entire playing screen clearer, which makes it easier to move around and see how you are progressing as you select pieces and slide them around and fit them. Download for free from the App Store

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2019

software
I have been publishing a list of  free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month.  You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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 2019

  1. iOS/Health & Fitness – I love yoga! I don’t like it when I have to miss a class, and many of you out there know how hard it is to fit in all you want to do while getting to what needs to be done. Now, you can turn just about any location into a yoga studio so you can fit in short sessions or full experiences whenever you want, whenever you want. YogaDownload is the app that makes it possible. Download for free from the App Store. 
  2. iOS/Health & Fitness – There are a ton of apps out there that help people manage their health and fitness goals. They range from simple trackers to elaborate planners. Simpler apps count basic metrics like steps taken, flights climbed, calories burned, and hours spent in slumber. At the other end of the spectrum, the fancier apps allow users to enter information about their current state of health and exercise routine so the app has an idea of your start point. Users can then set goals and the app will suggest a plan of attack on how to meet them. Download for free from the App Store
  3. iOS/Utilities – XPAND K.K., which provides “XPAND.CODES”, the barcode solution for signs, has announced the launch of XPAND.CODES Reader App for iOS mobile device today. XPAND.CODES Reader is a free multi barcode reader that can read QR/XPAND/EAN codes quickly and with precision. It helps users to scan various barcodes whether near or far and to obtain additional information on smartphones. XPAND K.K. is also developing an app for Android devices. XPAND.CODES Reader is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from the App Store
  4. iOS/Entertainment – Renowned physician and WeTV’s Marriage Bootcamp host, Dr. Ish Major endorsed medical and health app, Key of Life on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook this week. The relationship doctor boosted about the app’s capability of improving relations between loved ones by taking care of health issues first. Key Of Life 1.3 is Free (With App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from the App Store
  5. iOS, tvOS/News – The myTuner radio team is very excited about the release of the brand new version of Podcasts by myTuner. Podcasts by myTuner provides you with the ultimate mobile experience when it comes to listening to Podcasts! You can easily find the best podcasts based on its tailored algorithm, presented in a modern, beautiful and easy to use interface. Podcasts by myTuner version 1.0 is currently available for Free for iOS, on the App Store, in the News category. Version 1.1 for the Apple TV is now also available for Free (it was $2.99 before). Download from the App Store
  6. iOS/Games – Enter the world of Esperia as mobile game publisher Lilith Games today released AFK Arena on Android and iOS devices. Build a squad of five from an abundance of varied heroes, then level them up and lead them into battle against the forces of evil in this stylish, free-to-play idle-RPG. With a gameplay system designed to auto farm for players, a stacked roster of unlockable heroes and stunning art design, AFK Arena gives players a strategic battle-experience with RPG elements. AFK Arena 1.15.07 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  AFK Arena 1.15.07
  7. iOS/Health & Fitness – Somehow, with all the technology and services we have available to us, we find our lives jam packed with too much stuff. Meetings to make, parties to attend, housework to finish – it’s a never-ending cycle. In the midst of all of that, experts say we should take time to be mindful, slow down and bring balance into our day – easier said than done. Now, you can. If you rely on apps to get things done, then consider an app to bring meditation and focus into your day. SOS Method: Meditation is an app that puts the SOS Method into action. While traditional meditation practice takes time, SOS Method makes it fit into our busy lives. If you only have five minutes to spare, SOS Method can help. With uniquely designed exercises, it helps you tap into you mind and let it focus inward, to bring inspiration, calm your emotions and improve overall well-being. When your mind is free from clutter, you function better. Free from the App Store
  8. iOS/Health & Fitness – Independent development team GREEAL e.U. is proud to announce FITOLOG – Fitness Assistant 4.0, the update to their all-in-one fitness training app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch devices. The app uses a simple process of logging a users’ fitness data and displaying it in easy to understand graphs. FITOLOG – Fitness Assistant 4.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Auto-renewable subscriptions are available. 1-month is $2.99, 3-months is $7.49, 6-months is $13.99 and 1-year is $24.99. USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from the App Store
  9. iOS, watchOS/Lifestyle – Independent developer, Mark S. Morris is today announcing the release of Heartener 1.0, his free new lifestyle app for Apple Watch. Heartener lets you hear the effects of meditation and exercise on your heart rate, or eliminate distracting thoughts while trying to fall asleep by focusing only on the sound of your heart. Heartener does not require an account to work and has no hidden fees or in app purchases. Heartener only uses your heart rate data on your devices, it does not transmit any information off the devices, and contains no analytics keeping track of your actions within the app. Heartener 1.0.0 is free and available worldwide on the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from the App Store
  10. macOS/Reference – Independent developer, Mark S. Morris is today announcing the release of ProteinScope(R) for Mac. Previously released for Windows in 2002, ProteinScope has been used in online encyclopedias, research paper publications, and was recommended in the U.S. Federal Registry by the Patent and Trademark Office for use in drug patent applications. ProteinScope is Free and available worldwide on the Mac App Store in the Reference category. Download from the Mac App Store
  11. iOS, watchOS/Health and Fitness – Independent development team GREEAL e.U. is proud to announce FITOLOG – Fitness Assistant 4.0, the update to their all-in-one fitness training app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch devices. The app uses a simple process of logging a users’ fitness data and displaying it in easy to understand graphs. FITOLOG – Fitness Assistant 4.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Auto-renewable subscriptions are available. 1-month is $2.99, 3-months is $7.49, 6-months is $13.99 and 1-year is $24.99. USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from the App Store
  12. iOS/Games – Lozange Lab just released The Unic 1.0.2, their new observation game dedicated to pattern and design lovers. The game is downloadable for free on iPhone and iPad. The Unic 1.0.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. In-app purchases are available. Download from the App Store
  13. iOS/Ulities – Independent development team, Handcade is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Polydust 1.0, their new 3D modeling app for the iPad, which turns the tablet into a pro modeling device. Users can create basic shapes such as cubes, arcs, cylinders and toruses that can act as the base of custom 3D models. The app also offers users full control of their model mesh, as they can work in vertex, edge, poly and object model. Polydust 1.0 is a free download and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Convenient in-app subscriptions are available to unlock all of the app’s features. Polydust subscription payments can be made on a monthly ($9.99 per month for full access), or on an annual basis ($79 per year for full access). A 14-day free trial is available. Download from App Store
  14. iOS/Education – Good School Tools announced today that School ID Cards and Photos version 4.1.0, will include information on every student ID for the National and Local Suicide Prevention Hotlines, the Crisis Text Line, and Special Emergency numbers. Apps are Free (With In-App Subscription Purchase options) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from App Store

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 03/2019

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month.  You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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 2019

  1. iOS/Games – Wannabe kingpins and criminal barons around the world can celebrate today as game publisher and developer TORN LTD. announced that its long-running MMORPG TORN has launched on iOS mobiles and tablets. Beginning life as a 16-year-old college dropouts’ bedroom project, the game boasts over 27,000 daily active users (up 35% from 2018) and has enjoyed an incredible 14-year success on desktop as players indulge their deepest desires to become rulers of this gritty virtual underworld. TORN is completely free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The TORN app is available as a cross-platform title, meaning players can move seamlessly between the mobile and desktop versions. Download from the App Store
  2. iOS/Games – Funpax is pleased to announce that Ancient Creed for iOS is released and available on iOS! Adventure is at every corner of this magical continent with over 50 legendary heroes to recruit from and form your party of 5. Join millions of players worldwide and reminisce your favourite past time playing WC in the world of Azeross! With nearly 100 maps and different game modes, there is always something to do in Ancient Creed! Ancient Creed is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Ancient Creed 1.0
  3. iOS/Games – Independent developer Smartphone Pliable is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iPliable 1.0, their entertaining new arcade game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Players must aim and release their magnetic ball, in an effort to clear the board of the dazzling gems before the board fills to the top. iPliable 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  4. iOS, tvOS/Business – Numerics 6, the latest version of the realtime business dashboard app, integrates deeply with Siri to deliver a handsfree experience of tracking business performance metrics. Customers can ask Siri questions about metrics tracked in their Numerics dashboards to hear Siri respond with a spoken brief for that KPI. Each visualization has a carefully designed spoken description that provides deeper insight into the metric via Siri, without opening the app. This makes Numerics usable in a handsfree, voice only mode and hence compatible with HomePods and AirPods. So users can ask Siri about a metric on their dashboard using any Siri device and be instantly updated with the latest numbers. Numerics 6 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from App Store
  5. iOS/Utilities – HooliApps, a publisher of utilities and mobile games, today announced that version 6 of iziTime for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices is now synced with Dropbox. The update has been published in the App Store. iziTime : Work Planning 6.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Subscriptions are available as convenient in-app purchases. iziTime : Work Planning 6.0 
  6. iOS/Games – Baccarat is not a game that’s commonly played by casino goers in general, but it is gaining speed in popularity. Once played hidden behind closed doors by the elite, it has slowly made its way into the foreground by being featured in movies and in online gaming platforms. If you are a Baccarat fan and are looking for a new gaming experience to enjoy it, consider downloading Dragon Ace Casino. Download for free from the App Store

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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 02/2019

software

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month.  You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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 2019

  1. iOS/Entertainment – We have all been in that familiar situation where we feel like going out on the spur of the moment and we just can’t seem to figure out what’s good around us, how expensive the options are, what’s the crowd going to be like and more importantly what’s happening at the venues we have just Googled. Flipsyde 1.6 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from App Store
  2. iOS/Finance – Planning for the future does not have to be daunting. Not when you have the right tools at your disposal and you are committed to investing in your future. While many investors use personal financial advisors to help them create a plan and then execute it, several of us don’t have the time or wish to pay for the expense involved in having a personal advisor. For those of you who are looking for a better way to make smart investments, consider The Money Pouch. Free on the App Store. 
  3. macOS/Utility – Searchware Solutions has announced the release of Print Window 5.4 for macOS, an update to their simple but powerful file listing utility. Print Window works seamlessly with the macOS Finder, allowing users to generate and print a file listing of folders using several different methods including a simple key command, the Status menu, the Dock menu, or drag and drop. Print Window 5.2 is available in two versions through Searchware Solutions online. The Standard Edition is free. The Advanced Edition, which provides more features, is $20.00 (USD) for a single-user license. Download Print Window
  4. iOS/Productivity – Ok, so the app won’t actually get your tasks done for you, but this app can make it easier for you to do what you’ve wanted to do for a long time. Let’s say you have wanted to get back into your exercise routine but have not been able to commit. You might be staring at that credit card bill and thinking “I need to shop smarter.” Whatever the case, the app you need is LazyHabit. Available for free from the App Store. 
  5. iOS/Games – Not all games require you to defend and destroy. There are some games out there that actually test your reaction time. The one I’m focusing on requires you to type a sequence of keys on a keyboard, as they appear on the screen, so as to “break” them, or remove them from your screen. The game is called Breakage, and while you won’t be shooting at or destroying anything, it can certain provide some great entertainment while also boosting your instincts and reaction to better your performance in other games. Free from the App Store. 
  6. iOS/Health & Fitness – Key of Life, a mobile application for patients to keep medical records in one place, has officially launched in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Key of Life allows patients to take control of their healthcare by creating a single, digital location to store all information regarding medications, lab results, health history, radiology, and more, that can be shared with anyone they choose. Key Of Life’s entrance into the app world dramatically improves the healthcare industry by enabling users to quickly access all medical records for a smooth transaction to their healthcare providers. Download from the App Store
  7. iOS/Productivity – Aurora Apps is proud to announce the release of Penman – Speak your notes 1.3, a universal iOS app featured in over 70 countries which offers a voice-driven alternative to typing notes. With speech-to-text technology, Penman allows you to take notes easier and faster for all types of users. Including writers, students, and people with disabilities and accessibility needs. The app supports 120 languages and is designed and developed by the husband-and-wife team, Sobhan Eskandari, and Mohadese Raoufi. Penman is available on the App Store for free using the freemium model with monthly and annual subscription options. Monthly for $2.99 and Annual plan for $17.99 (USD); Currently 50% discount on the annual plan. Users with a premium account will get Speech-to-text system, iCloud sync, Export Formats and Font formatting. Download from the App Store
  8. iOS/Games – Puzzle lovers around the world are in for a treat as YOPEY YOPEY LLC launches its latest game from the Shmush Universe. Shmush: The Spinning, the latest in the line of releases of the popular Shmush game by YOPEY YOPEY LLC, presents a happy twist to all brain puzzle game app lovers. Shmush 2.0.0 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Games category and Google Play under the Puzzle category. Download from the App Store
  9. iOS/Photos & Video – Adda Ventures, Inc. is proud to announce the release of Fototriever 1.0, their new photo organization and management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app makes taking, tagging, finding and retrieving your photos easier than ever. The first-of-its-kind app uses voice-activated technology, allowing users to tag their photos by voice or text as soon as they’re taken. Fototriever 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from App Store

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 01/2019

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

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

January 2019

  1. iOS/Music – Indie developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui today is proud to announce the release of Everlisten++, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten++, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. Everlisten++ 2.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store
  2. iOS/Finance – Quiz of Finance & Investing is an educational personal and business corporate finance app with a sleek on target stock trading design. There are thousands of questions within the four categories in this app. The four major categories in this app are; Abbreviations / Acronyms, Definitions, Formulas & Ratios, and Stock Symbols. The quiz is set up with various multiple choice answers for each question and there’s also a statistics feature that keeps up with your data in each category.  Quiz of Finance and Investing 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from the App Store
  3. iOS/Games – Quiz of the Christian Bible is an educational bible study app for iPhone iPad, and iPod touch devices, The app presents a lot of information from the bible in the form of a multiple choice quiz. There are thousands of questions within this trivia app and six categories with an additional Assorted mode that pulls questions from different categories. Quiz of the Christian Bible is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  4. iOS/Music – Indie developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui today is proud to announce the release of Everlisten++, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten++, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. Everlisten++ 2.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store
  5. iOS/Photo & Video – Ever wish when you see a post of a picture on Snapchat or Instagram that you knew what actually happened? Photos tell a story, there’s no doubt, but when you see small clips of video, the content shared is a moment that helps viewers almost be a part of it, without actually being there. While shooting and sharing video clips is not as easy as just taking a quick pic and posting it, most people would agree that sharing GIFs and clips is more fun and engaging. Well, now you can have your cake and eat it, too. Download or free from the App Store
  6. iOS/Social Networking – Chickku LLC recently launched the latest version (1.2.4) of its local social app, Chickku app. The app, which can be downloaded from Apple iTunes and Google Play Store for free, helps users connect with other people, for common causes and interests, places and businesses in their local vicinity. Chickku 1.2.4 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Medical – Medidex Inc. is proud to announce the release and availability of MedManage 2.3.1, their cloud-based medication management system for patients, nurses, or caregivers, available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. MedManage 2.3.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category.  Download from App Store
  8. iOS/Finance – You don’t have to be a financial planner to be prepared for the day your child is ready to start college. What you do need is a good savings plan, and one of the first and foremost ways to save for college is the 529 College Savings Plan account. They’ve been around for some time now, and while you can use a financial planner to help you set one up, there’s an even better way that puts you in control and helps you keep more of your money, rather than paying it out to a planner. U-Nest is an app that packages account creation and management into one place; and, because it’s an app, you have access to that information wherever you are, as long as you have your device. Download for free from the App Store
  9. iOS/Medical – Medidex Inc. is proud to announce the release and availability of MedManage 2.3.1, their cloud-based medication management system for patients, nurses, or caregivers, available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. MedManage 2.3.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category. Download from App Store
  10. iOS/Health & Fitness – Zuvolo Ltd announces the first release of Zuvolo Cycling, what will become the ultimate social and location sharing app for cyclists. Quickly share your location and see your cycling friends in real-time. Let your loved ones see that you’re safe and well. Control over privacy is important – decide who can see you and when. Use Markers to mark meeting points on the map, share your favourite cafes, tag hills, and leave messages at important locations. Meeting up and keeping safe has never been easier. Zuvolo Cycling version 2.0.11 is free and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Zuvolo Cycling 2.0.11
  11. iOS/Productivity – Week Plan is proud to announce the release of Week Plan 3.19, their task management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app allows user to enjoy effective task management features on their iPhone. Week Plan 3.19 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 11/2018

software

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month. You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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 2018

  1. iOS/Games – Explore an enchanting yet dangerous fantasy world in Guardians Clash! Adventure is at every corner of this magical continent with over 50 legendary heroes to recruit from and form your party of 5. With nearly 100 maps and different game modes, there is always something to do in Guardians Clash! Guardians Clash 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Guardians Clash 1.0
  2. iOS/Utilities – If you are an artist or work on a production floor, you know all too well the value in being able to capture, edit and save 3D scans. They are used in a ton of applications. On a more personal note, folks are really getting into what you they do to outdo friends and family with images they post and share through social media. No matter what your mode of operation is, Scandy Pro can provide 3D scanning capabilities for all, if you have an iPhone X at your disposal. Free from the App Store
  3. iOS/Games – After the success of Man Vs. Missiles with over 5 million downloads, India based game development company Spiel Studios Pvt. Ltd. releases its latest game, called Parafoxers. In this simple, casual and easy to learn game, players need to help the Bunny to shoot the Foxes which are continuously dropping from the Helicopters. If many of them land on the ground, they will get you. Inspired from the very popular 1980s game, Paratroopers, this game will get you addicted in no time! Parafoxers 1.2 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – If you love cute little dogs, you have to try out Shiba’s Adventure. I know it sounds weird, dogs and a game? Well, kids and adults alike will get a kick out of this game because it’s retro RPG with a Minecraft look and feel. The gist of the game is you are a dog, and a cute one at that, so that in and of itself makes you a target. As this dog, you must drop into a dungeon and survive the many perils that surround you. Download for free from the App Store
  5. iOS/Utilities – Pterosaur Design is pleased to announce the release of Visual Task Timer 2.0, a major update to its popular countdown timer for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Visual Task Timer is designed to help public speakers, teachers, students and others track presentation times. It includes a number of features designed specifically with public speakers in mind including a customizable low time warning, an overtime clock, and settings to prevent the device’s lock screen from hiding the clock. The large, high-contrast time display uses subtle color changes to signal time used and is easily visible from a distance. Visual Task Timer 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from App Store
  6. iOS/Music – Indie developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui today is proud to announce the release of Everlisten 2.1, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another. Everlisten 2.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store
  7. iOS/Photo & Video – The next generation of iScape – the No. 1 outdoor living design app for landscape professionals and do-it-yourselfers – leverages augmented reality features to provide users with an immersive and realistic design experience like never before.  Available as a free download from the App Store. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Photo& Video – 3DTOPO Inc., the developer of Oilist – the app featured as App of the Day on the App Store in the USA, China, and over 70 other countries – today today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Visionist 1.0 their new photo editing app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Visionist 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. A convenient one-time in-app purchase of $1.99 enables 60 additional styles. Download from the App Store
  9. iOS/Games – Word games are the craze if you’re looking for entertainment that’s not just about defense and destruction, Hidden Wordz is one to download. It takes the word creation game to a new level by introducing different topics with sets of words that revolve around those topics, and with in game sounds and graphics that make this game stand out from the others. Free from the App Store
  10. iOS/Games – VOLV LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Tank Combat: Team Force, the company’s brand new tank warfare game title for iOS and Android devices. The game is going to delight you with the visual awesomeness, the challenging tactical thinking and multiplayer online cooperation. Featuring improved graphics, easy-to-learn controls, and highly social interactive, Tank Combat redefines an exquisite experience of tank warfare on mobile devices. Online multiplayer is perhaps the best aspect of Tank Combat. You’ve got your typical and atypical multiplayer modes, ranging from Team Friendly battle, Online quick-match, event challenges and bonus hunter. Tank Combat: Team Force 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Health & Fitness – If there’s one thing that scares people from using a gym, it’s contracts. Most people don’t want to feel bound by an agreement written up by the very institution that’s charging them to exercise; and you shouldn’t be. You should be able to exercise when you want, where you want. Each gym has its pluses and minuses, and clients should have the ability to choose to do a yoga class at one gym and strength training at another, if that’s what works best for them. Free from the App Store
  12. iOS/Games – Scopely, an interactive entertainment company and mobile games publisher, together with CBS Interactive, today announced the launch of Star Trek Fleet Command, a multiplayer real-time strategy and role-play mobile game that brings an entire galaxy of characters and ships to life for the ultimate Star Trek gaming experience. Star Trek Fleet Command 1.7.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Games – Notus Games studio is pleased to announce several major updates of Christmas Mansion 3, a puzzle game for iOS that the whole family can enjoy. Christmas Mansion 3 is easy-to-play and nice puzzle game with fun Christmas themed quests. Help the Elf to prepare your town for Christmas with beautiful ornaments and decorations! Build cafes and shops for Christmas fair, lure cops with donuts to provide safety, organize snowball-fighting competitions, decorate the fir-tree and town hall, get beautiful ornaments, illuminations and design ice sculptures to create the real Christmas spirit. All of it happens in semi-animated location with parallax effect. Christmas Mansion 3 (v1.2.4) is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store for free for iPhone, iPod and iPad. PC and Mac versions are also available. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 10/2018

software
I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, 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 2018

  1. iOS/Games – Available today for iPhone and iPad users, “EduPuzzle” Gaming App offers an irresistible opportunity to gain a lifetime of knowledge while playing. This new offering from Edutainment Ventures allows gamers to choose between knowledge sets of their interest ranging from Movies, Actors, Vocabulary and more. Day after day, more knowledge sets are added to these games covering all aspects of conversational, study, and learning topics – as many as 400. The game has enough challenges until Level-999 to suit kids, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens alike for their entire lifetime. EduPuzzle- Ultimate Brain Games 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. EduPuzzle- Ultimate Brain Games 1.0
  2. iOS/Games – GBTI Games today is proud to announce the release of Sleepy Sheepie AR, their new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Sleepy Sheepie AR is a single tap game with a touch of augmented reality. Instead of playing on your mobile device screen place the AR game plane on your lawn, driveway, carpet etc and help poor Sleepy Sheepie get as many coffees as possible. The hero of the game is a very special kind of sheep. Just an ordinary grass eater by day, but a genius programmer by night. If only there were enough cups of coffee to last the whole night! Sleepy Sheepie AR is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Sleepy Sheepie AR
  3. iOS/Education – The only thing better than boosting one’s brainpower, is achieving this invaluable goal while having an immense amount of fun. That’s the winning formula for one of the most remarkable and unique creations in the app universe: Mindboo. Mindboo 1.2.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Education – Frustrated with reading programs that don’t work? Look into Reading Eggs – Learn to Read. It’s an app that’s been created by app developers partnered with educators to provide a program that works. With lessons that cater to all levels of reading skills, the app serves to start kids off at the right place and strategically moves them through steps necessary to help them easily learn and retain competence at each level. Download for free from the App Store
  5. iOS/Food & Drink – Edutainment Ventures is pleased to announce the release of Food Hub Recipes 1.3 for iPhone iPad, and iPod touch devices. Available today, Food-hub app offers the easiest way to explore every finger-licking recipe the world has known – iPhone and iPad users, yummy and Nutritious recipes for your feel-good fix! Authentic Healthy International food is neither a myth anymore nor difficult because of our easy to find recipes. The app is best for the health freaks and the taste seekers. Food Hub Recipes 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food and Drink category. Food Hub Recipes 1.3
  6. iOS/Games – Aaryavarta Technologies is proud to announce the release of Namaste England – Movie Game 1.0.1, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Aarayavarta Technologies is a game development company already having some popular games under their belt. Namaste England – Movie Game 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Namaste England – Movie Game 1.0.1
  7. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that another cool, easy but super addictive billiard game is going to be out on iOS on the world wide on 10th Oct. Merge Balls 1.1.2 is easy enough for everyone to pick up. As soon as you start the funny and most comfortable billiards experiences, you will be fully obsessed in it. Merge Balls 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  8. iOS/Games – Sola K.k is pleased to announce the release of Tokyo Ride, their very first Japanese learning application. The user controls Riku -the manga styled main character- through Tokyo while learning Japanese and exploring the city. There is a dedicated Tokyo Map section in the game, where the user can learn other interesting facts about all of the famous landmarks and places of Tokyo. Tokyo Ride is available for free worldwide on both the App Store and the Google Play Store in the Game category in English. Download from the App Store
  9. iOS/Productivity – Retexlab LLC is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Top Contacts 1.0, their advanced contact manager for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Top Contacts brings powerful CRM features to a user’s list of contacts. Anyone can log all relevant information for each contact in the app, including information, events, tasks, and files. Top Contacts 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An upgrade to the Pro version is $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available via a convenient in-app purchase. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – Independent developer Pixamo is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Block Party 1.0, their dazzling musical puzzler for iPhone iPad, and iPod touch devices. Block Party is an easy to learn, yet tricky to master, puzzle challenge. Players start with an empty dance floor and must strategically place partygoers to complete lines to clear space on the floor for more dancers. Block Party 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  11. macOS/Photography – Orange Studio is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Image Resizer Tech 1.2, the macOS application for resizing images. In addition, the app cleans metadata (information about date, camera), and optimizes quality. It could be very helpful for content managers to resize images before uploading them to the server in some cases for frontend developers as well. Image Resizer Tech 1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Download from Mac App Store 
  12. iOS/Entertainment – A picture is worth a thousand words. If that is the case, imagine what you can say with a 3D image. While taking photos and sharing them has been with us for so many years, first as photos you take and develop, then as photos you take and print and upload, we now have the luxury of supercomputing machines that can capture images of objects in 3D and save them for use in whatever way we wish. Download for free from the App Store
  13. iOS/Shopping – Don’t have time to shop? Who does? While many of us love browsing choices in boutiques and stores, some of us have less time to do so. If you are like me and you miss being able to browse and stay on top of trends easily, then you should download Sooqista soon. It’s an app for iOS devices that bring fashion to you. Clothing of all kinds, unique pieces of apparel, accessories that turn heads and more – Sooqista has all of this in store, and more. Download for free from the App Store
  14. iOS/Finance – Looking for a way to make trading in the global marketplace easier? Now you don’t have to be tied to your computer to make a trade. As long as you have ADSS OREX loaded on your mobile device, whether it’s an iPhone or iPad, you can get up to the minute information and make trades with the tap of your finger. Free through the App Store. 
  15. macOS, iOS/Development – Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 360,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced the availability of Xojo 2018 Release 3. Xojo is a rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. With over 120 improvements, this release has some exciting updates, including support for macOS Mojave Dark Mode, Windows improvements, and incremental compilation for 64-bit and ARM. Xojo 2018 Release 3 is available now. Xojo is free to use for learning and development. For information on pricing and licensing options, please visit Xojo online. Xojo 2018 Release 3
  16. iOS/Health & Fitness – Rockne Production LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of FlavorBaby 1.0, the company’s free, baby taste planner and tracker app developed exclusively for iPhone. Backed by years of research, FlavorBaby is an evidence-based approach to shaping a baby’s taste preferences that utilizes the natural process of Early Flavor Learning. It begins during pregnancy, extends through breastfeeding, formula feeding, weaning and continues to toddler age. FlavorBaby 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Games – eV Interactive, LLC is happy to announce the release and availability of Air Combat Pilot: WW2 Pacific 1.1.016 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. War is stirring in the Pacific and command of the air is your path to victory! Take the controls and master iconic aircraft in this amazing WW2 flight combat game. Air Combat Pilot: WW2 Pacific 1.1.016 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from App Store
  18. iOS/Games – EOCodes LLC has announces its new game Merge Cars 1.0, available free for Android and IOS. EOCodes is proud to introduce their new game Merge Cars, the most addictive idle and tapping game that you will like to play anytime or anywhere. Merge Cars 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Merge Cars 1.0
  19. iOS/Productivity – WonderBoy Media today released Revival for iOS, an innovative task-management app that does nearly everything in just two taps, all while protecting a user’s privacy. Novel features like Auto Snooze and Timezone Override, as well as full Siri integration, help even the busiest users stay on top of reminders. Designed from the ground up with privacy in mind, the app requires no accounts to set up, and provides no user-identifiable data sent to its servers. Revival 1.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Unlimited reminders and tasks can be created in its free mode, while an in-app subscription unlocks additional features. Siri Shortcuts and an Apple Watch app are coming soon. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Games – EOCodes LLC is proud to announce the release of a new version of its game Hungry Worms, this new version is available free for AiPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Hungry Worms is free and available worldwide exclusively through the Apps Stores in the Games category. Hungry-Worms 3.0

FREE iOS, tvOS, AND macOS SOFTWARE for 09/2018

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

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

September 2018

  1. iOS/Education – Have you ever want to learn to play the piano or guitar, but just didn’t have the time to get to a class? Have kids who need a tutor in math or English? Check out TakeLessons. It’s an app that brings together a community of educators in sorts of disciplines with students looking to learn. The app itself is a mobile version of the desktop program. While the mobile version has a smaller set of courses, it’s just as functional, if not more because of its mobility. You can download TakeLessons on your iPhone or iPad, which means lessons go with you. No more driving to them! Free from the App Store
  2. iOS/Business – If you are a specialist in a field or are very knowledgeable in any specific area of interest, you can turn that expertise into extra income using just your phone and your brain. All you have to do is download Fibler. It’s free and easy to use. Fibler brings together a community of experts from all sorts of subject matter and areas of interest. As a provider of advice and information, all you do is create profile and set your rates. Rates will be for basic phones calls, video conferencing and chat sessions. You can set your own pricing for each type of communication; and, if you are not sure where to start, you can always search the community for what others charge based on their time providing services on the app and level of expertise in that subject. Rates are also per minute, so sessions can be short if needed. Free on the App Store
  3. iOS/Games – Full Fat, the handheld gaming experts, are thrilled to announce the release of their latest twitchy, motion-sensitive mobile platformer, Tilt ‘n Go 1.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Tilt ‘n Go 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide in the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  4. iOS/Games – Full Fat, the handheld gaming experts, are bouncing of the walls with excitement over their new gravity-controlling ball-roller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, Gravity Helix 1.0.1. Gravity Helix 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – Full Fat, the handheld gaming experts, are thrilled to announce the release of their latest hyper-casual world-cup inspired title, Pop Shot! Soccer 1.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Pop Shot! Soccer 1.1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from App Store
  6. iOS/Games – Marking the beginning of the new football season, Independent developer Go-Play-Games today announced that Club Soccer Director 2019 (CSD 2019), the latest iteration of its hit football management series has kicked off on The App Store. This latest version features a raft of improvements and innovations over its predecessor including a huge choice of 38 leagues from new countries (including Portugal, Holland, Turkey, Russia, Scotland, Brazil), thousands more players and staff, new revenue opportunities, revamped AI and a new landscape view to work better on tablets. Club Soccer Director 2019 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Productivity – Apps On The Move is announcing the launch of beorg 2.3 for iPhone and iPad. beorg is a task management app based on plain text files. beorg can be used to structure projects, keep track of tasks and take notes. Everything is summarised in a weekly agenda and filterable task list, with notifications reminding users about upcoming task items. beorg 2.3 is Free to download and use (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The Dark Mode extension can be purchased in the app for $0.99 (USD) with further extensions planned. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – 1Games today is proud to announce the release of X-Wolf Online 1.1, its fun-to-play SF animal arcade/adventure game developed for iOS and Android devices. In X-Wolf Online, you grow to become the best hunter by chasing and hunting monster and wolves living in the space. With superpower wolves, you must subdue and hunt alien species who resist and come at you. You must bravely confront the attacks by strong and rough enemies and give the fear of death. X-Wolf Online 1.1 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Food & Drink – Gormaya has announced that Substitutions for iOS 11 & greater has been updated to version 6.0. Substitutions features a top to bottom redesign and new Free price. Version 6.0 has been enhanced with a new Slide Over and Split View multitasking on iPads and relavent Amazon product links for several substitutions. Substitutions 6.0 is now Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Social Networking – Polling has been around since the beginning of time. People just want to know what others are thinking, or how their opinions stack up with what is trending in the general public. Good pollsters get findings from a variety of sources and take care to ensure that responses are not tampered with. That said, you need a system that helps you get access to and create polls in a safe environment that also prevents voter tampering. Available for free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Business – Complete System Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Spoiler Alert Food Safety 1.5.1, an update to their popular mobile application. Spoiler Alert was specifically designed to change the way the food service industry labels, tracks and monitors the age of food product from fresh to finished. Easily configured for your products, built-in alerts take the guesswork out of what stage your product is in allowing owners and managers to monitor, even over multiple locations. Spoiler Alert Food Safety 1.5.1 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – As a passenger, virtually everyone has ridden a subway (a.k.a. metro, underground, tube, etc.) at one time or another. But very few people have ever experienced what life is like for subway train operators, whose job is to keep everyone safe by skillfully navigating their train day after day. While performing that important job takes years of training and testing, now anyone can experience the next best thing by downloading the fun and free app “Subway Train Simulator 2D”. Subway Train Simulator 2D (v1.2.18) is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. It is also available for MacOS. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Health & Fitness – KerCodex is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of “Color’Mate” version 1.0 for iPhone and iPad devices. Color’Mate was designed with the help of colorblinds to mitigate two of their main problems: understanding how colors relate to one another, and help discriminate colors that appear very similar. You quickly switch between modes by simply rotating your device to portrait or landscape. Color’Mate (v1.0) is free to try and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. A small in-App purchase will get you rid of KerCodex messages. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Utilities – Scandy LLC today is pleased to announce the release of version 1.4.8 of Scandy Pro for iOS. This latest release offers measurement tools, so that users can take linear measurements of scans by dropping points directly onto the mesh. Scandy Pro 1.4.7 for iOS is free to download. Users can capture 3D scans and inspect the mesh with viewing tools before deciding whether to save the file. Every user is given a free scan save per week. Users may opt to purchase additional scans for $0.99 per scan. Scandy also offers unlimited saves with subscriptions: Weekly Unlimited for $2.99, Monthly Unlimited for $7.99, and Yearly Unlimited for $59.99 (USD).  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Travel – If you are looking for the best deal on hotel rooms or flights, it’s so easy to go to one of those price comparison sites and let them do all the work for you. With so many ride options out there, wouldn’t it be nice to have the same comparison shopping tool to help you figure out if Uber or Lyft or any other option will work best for you, either by price, proximity, availability, mode of transport, and more? Well…now you can. Download Cabstr and see how easy it is to find a ride fast. The app is free and it is very easy to use. All you need to provide is either an email address or mobile number. It asks you to confirm app install using a code it will send you, and then you are all set. All you have to do is punch in your destination and Cabstr will then list all ride options for you in an easy to read format. Free on the App Store
  16. iOS/Games – Singapore-based indie mobile game studio Glassfire Games is proud to announce the release of their satirical mobile game called “Where’s Najib?,” version 1.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device, which is currently available on Apple’s App Store. Where’s Najib? 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  17. iOS/Games – Looking for a fun new game that lets you choose who you want to play against? It’s like playing Candy Crush, but better and with more milestones to meet and challenges to compete for. Actual game play is very similar to what you’ve seen with other matching games where you aim to match tiles and clear the gaming board to earn points. What makes Klikit unique is the boundaries within which you can play. Free on the App Store
  18. macOS/Business – BKeeney Software Inc. launches BKS Report Studio, a simple database reporting tool that features a visual interface, templates, and editing features that allow users to create reports without writing SQL. BKS Report Studio 1.0.1 is available now for Mac and Windows. Download it from the website for free today. BKS Report Studio 1.0.1 is also available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category. Demo reports will be watermarked. Purchase a license for $175 (USD) to permanently remove the watermark and unlock the export-to-file functions. Purchase from Mac App Store
  19. iOS/Music – JSplash Apps is proud to announce the release of Bass Tuner BT1 1.0.1, an extremely accurate chromatic tuner for tuning bass instruments for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Bass Tuner BT1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. An ad-free Pro version is also available for purchase. The app is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish languages. Bass Tuner BT1 1.0.1
  20. iOS/Photos & Video – Future Moments is proud to announce the release of AudioFix: For Videos 1.7 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. AudioFix: For Videos can instantly improve, boost, extract or mute the audio in your videos. Import a video and AudioFix immediately cleans its sound and maximizes its volume. Free to download so you can hear the improvement and try before you export. AudioFix: For Videos 1.7 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Photo & Video category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 08/2018

software

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

August 2018

  1. iOS/Food & Drink – Ginkan, Inc. has released a new beta version of SynchroLife, the world’s first restaurant review and discovery platform with cryptocurrency token rewards. Amateur restaurant critics and food lovers can now earn SynchroCoin (SYC) for their restaurant reviews and photos posted in the platform. SynchroLife is building an autonomous platform with a crypto-economy and aims to be the world’s first truly global restaurant discovery platform. It is currently available free for both iOS and Android smartphones worldwide in over 155 countries. SynchroLife Restaurant Reviews 3.0.11 (Current Version) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Lifestyle – Have you ever had a thought come to you while you were in the middle of something else, only to find that when you were ready to jot it down along with the details that go with, you couldn’t remember what it was? It was brilliant, but now it’s gone. Well, now you don’t have to lose those thoughts or great ideas. Now you can keep them, in an organized way, using Kotoca. Kotoca is a productivity app that provides a clean and easy to use interface to help you create workspaces that house thoughts, plans, ideas, lists and more. It allows for easy creation of these workspaces, which are called Books, and to keep them in a way that works best for you. That’s where the easy organization part comes in. Download for free from the App Store. 
  3. iOS/Games – Kart racing games are nothing new to the gaming scene. They’ve been around since arcade days. Kids, as well as adults, love them. All Star Fruit Racers is one of many that we’ve seen make waves on sorts of gaming consoles like PS4 and Sony box to cloud gaming hosts like Steam. Anywhere you play, the game offers up the level of excitement. Download for free from the App Store. 
  4. iOS/Utilities – Agricultural Intelligence today announces the availability of Pocket Agronomist on the iOS App Store, an application that uses convolutional neural networks and augmented reality to diagnose crop diseases and perform automated stand counts. Pocket Agronomist is currently free. Pocket Agronomist for iOS is available for free today on the iOS App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Social Networking – Wish all you want, but until others know what you want, you may never get it, unless you get it yourself. Wish lists are a great way to help your friends and family know more about you, what your interests are and what you may have in mind for your next birthday, Christmas or anniversary. Free on the App Store
  6. iOS/Games – Looking for something new to do at your next function, whether it be at home or with your team? Look no further than Selfie Games.  It’s a new gaming app that involves players ranging in number from 3 to 10. There are no limits to the age; this is a game for all. In a nutshell, it’s a game that’s similar to Pictionary, but involves selfies at the heart of the pictogram. Free from the app Store
  7. iOS/Photo & Video – Looking for a new way to outdo your friends’ SnapChat and Instagram? Well, now you can. TypeArt takes text and turn it into art, static and animated, to add to any photo or drawing you take or make, so it comes to life and ups the interest factor. Sure, pictures are fun to look at, but they become infinitesimally better with captions and graphics. You will be the top poster on any media site, and you will get followers. Free from the App store
  8. iOS/Finance – If you are like almost any other person, you probably have some money invested in the stock market, whether it be money you put in to purchase stock or money your employer put in. It could be in your long term personal investments or in your retirement account. No matter the reason, you owe it to yourself to understand how the stock market works so you can make it work for you. Free from the App Store
  9. iOS/Social Networking – Today, online privacy is a major concern for internet users. Especially after the recent data leaks attributed to leading social media platforms, users are on the lookout for a platform that enables them to be their real selves without any risk of a security or privacy breach. ConnectSocial® is available for Free with In-App purchases on the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – It’s a marathon to become the first one to reach the galaxy. Totality Corp LLP has released Space Run: Escape Velocity 1.0.3, their endless runner casual game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Space Run: Escape Velocity, players switch planets to go light years ahead. Be the best among your competition and travel as far as possible collecting points on your way. Space Run: Escape Velocity 1.0.3 is Free with Ads and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Social Networking – Batelz app, a social video hosting app designed by tech startup Solo Tekk LLC was recently featured on America’s top TV show, Newswatch, that discusses emerging technologies, travel, and entertainment. The video was broadcast on July 23rd at 7AM ET/PT on the much-loved AMC channel that also airs the gripping TV series, The Walking Dead and it could be watched again on online. The app is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Social Networking category and also available for Free on the Google Play Store in the Social category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Entertainment – Vidicons LLC, the US-based video equipment company, has recently launched an updated version of the Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing app. The app enables users to share video clips, and memes to enhance their conversations in the iMessage app, making conversations much more fun and interactive. Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing 1.2 is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  13. macOS/Graphics & Design – Basil Salad Software today is proud to announce the release of BiggerPicture for macOS. BiggerPicture uses machine-learning to increase the resolution of photos and line-art images without causing pixelation or blurs. The tool enables users to create retina-display images from normal-resolution versions, create printable logos sourced from web graphics, or preprocess vintage cameraphone photographs in preparation for photo-printing. BiggerPicture 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. Download from Mac App Store
  14. iOS/Productivity – PS it’s our B.V. today released Coin Flip AR, the first-of-its-kind coin toss app for iOS featuring augmented reality. Not only does it allow users to flip virtual coins on any surface around them in mixed reality, but coin tosses can be recorded and shared with friends. Designed using Apple’s ARKit, the innovative app is now a free download on the iTunes App Store. Coin Flip AR 1.1 is free and available now as free download from the iTunes App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Reference – Independent developer, Mark S. Morris is proud to announce the release of HeyVal for iPhone. HeyVal for iPhone adds Stock Sentiment Analysis in-app purchase, free of charge on an introductory basis. HeyVal scans public Twitter timelines for real time discussions about a particular stock ticker or cryptocurrency symbol then performs mood analysis on the results. HeyVal can also evaluate the mood or grade reading level of any individual public Twitter timeline, and text from any other source can be submitted for mood or grade reading level analysis. HeyVal 1.0.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide on the App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes