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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 02/2019

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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
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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

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 07/2018

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.

July 2018

  1. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that another classic cool game – Space Wall, is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.Space Wall is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  2. iOS/Games – Ok, well maybe you won’t be really playing with curling stones, but you will be swiping to send virtual players, a.k.a. Curling buddies, that act like stones on a curling track. They are actually characters you get to choose from and you use your swiping agility to get them to where they need to land so you earn coins and move up the levels. Curling Buddies is the game to try if you have always had a fascination with curling, but never really wanted to play the real thing. This app is an easy download and features straightforward gameplay. You get one character to start with for free. Then you set her on a course for success by carefully swiping her towards the rings where she needs to stop. Download for free from the App Store. 
  3. iOS/Games – Fans of trivia apps that are bored of ordinary and predictable offerings can now head to the App Store and experience the challenging, fun and ultra-addictive new app Virtual Take-Out(TM) Trivia 2 Go. There is no cost to download the app. Virtual Take-Out Trivia 2 Go (v1.4) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Some people can see words pop out of a page that’s riddled with random letters. The rest of us struggle with trying to make sense of them. If they are not already arranged in a way to forms a word, they are just letters. Now, if you like to play word games and have gotten hooked on Ruzzle, you don’t have to be left in the dust if you are part of the latter group who takes more time to create words from scratch. You can take full advantage of Ruzzle Cheat. Download for free from the App Store. 
  5. iOS Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that a cool block breaker – Snake Bricks-Bounce Balls 1.0.1, is available on iOS and Android devices all over the world today. Snake Bricks-Bounce Balls 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  6. iOS/Social Networking – You can upload a ton of videos to YouTube and enjoy watching an endless stream that seems to have no end. But why just watch videos. You want to experience content that has purpose. Content that was meant to be the best. For that, you need to download and consume Batelz. Wasn’t sure at first on how to pronounce the word, but I’m pretty sure is sounds like “battles”. Which is totally appropriate. Batelz is a new social media platform where users upload their favorite videos and photos and pit them against others in the same category. You are not just uploading anything, you are uploading something that needs to stand out and grab the attention of fellow users, so you rank high and “win” batelz. Download for free from the App Store. 
  7. iOS/Games – Saving the rainforest while having fun: developer and publisher Xyrality donates 50% of all revenues from its title “Incoming! Goblins Attack” to protect the rainforest. Incoming! is a classic tower defense game that comes with a huge amount of levels and massive content. A total of 160 levels can be mastered in four different landscapes, each populated by countless different creeps. Incoming! Goblins Attack TD 2.0.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – Sugar Games is proud to announce the release of Funmania 1.4.5, an update to their exciting game for iPhone iPad, and iPod touch devices. Sophie, a protagonist of the game, always had talents in throwing great parties and entertaining her friends. Then, she focused on her career and had to forget good old times for a while until recently some unexpected twist allowed Sophie to release her talents in a whole different way. Funmania 1.4.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from App Store
  9. iOS/Education – Mezmedia is proud to announce the long-awaited sequel to their most popular app – Bamba Burger 2. With over 4 million downloads for Bamba Burger, the success of this burger restaurant game for kids has led to calls for a sequel. The Singapore-based game studio has obliged with the release of Bamba Burger 2 on the App Store. Bamba Burger 2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – While the name of the app may make you laugh when you first read it, this app is far from being anything detrimental to your mind. Crystal Math – Numbers on Speed is exactly that – a way to learn your numbers and quick arithmetic in an environment where speed is key. You don’t have to be perfect when you start. The game has four different categories from which to select games. I highly recommend starting off with the Free Game, where you play on your own, against a 30 minute timer. This mode of play provides the perfect amount of practice before you take on further challenges. Download for free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Games – Mokool Sports Games is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of World Hockey Championships 1.02, the company’s first multiplayer game for iOS, Android and Amazon devices. World Hockey Championships is the only hockey game that offers a new set of daily game missions each day, player missions, and over 60 achievements. Gamers are rewarded for coming back each day to play. World Hockey Championships 1.02 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – Time Tracer Limited is proud announce the release of Joy Striker V1.03 the free game app that brings winning joy on tap. Tap to strike the target and make the crowd go wild on scoring. The game has 300 game levels and three game varieties. Joy Striker V1.03 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Lifestyle – Sola K.K is pleased to announce the release of kotoca 2.0, a new entry of its iOS lifestyle management series is now available in both English and Spanish. kotoca is regularly at the top of the charts in Japan and having user reviews over 4.4 stars. kotoca was also selected by Apple as one of the best new applications in May and has been featured as the App of the Day on the Japanese App Store. kotoca 2.0 is available for free (With In-App Purchases) worldwide on the App Store in the Lifestyle category in English, Spanish and Japanese. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Social Networking – Silver App Development LLC, an established mobile app developer, has announced the recent update of Avec: Experiential Dating app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod devices running on iOS 9.2 or later. This revolutionizing app is a perfect solution for people to find their dates based on common interests. Users of the app can invite their dates to restaurants, musicals, theatre, movies, sporting events and everything in-between. Offering more than other apps of its kind, Avec is a perfect tool for finding a local date or for forming friendships with anyone in your area. Avec: Experiential Dating boasts flexible dating options, location discovery engine & more. Avec: Experiential Dating app is currently available for download on the App Store for Free in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – Developer Reality Games today announced that it has taken one of humankind’s greatest and most mundane smartphone obsessions, checking the weather, and turned it into a game. Weather Challenge, available now on the App Store is a weather app that takes accurate local weather predictions from over 310,000 global weather stations and injects a whole new layer of fun into the experience by allowing players to wager virtual currency for or against the forecast across multiple periods of time. The game also features multiple professional TV weather forecasters that players can pit their forecasting skills against. Weather-Challenge 1.5.27 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that a fun and challenging racing game, Skater – Let’s Skate, is now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices all over the world. Skater – Let’s Skate is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  17. iOS/Games – Smarty Apps Studio is proud to announce the release of Word Link, the company’s new word search game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Word Link is an entertaining word matching game. Get Ready for the combination of word searching and crossword. It is a challenging game that is sure to Increase your brain and test your vocabulary. Word Search is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Word Search is Excellent for both Word Cross, word Link and search word games Lovers! Word Link

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 06/2018

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.

June 2018

  1. iOS/Games – Developer Dhanush Gowda is proud to announce the release of Black and White: Reflex game 2.0 his new game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The aim of building mobile games is to provide more and more fun to the player. The technological world is full of various kinds of games which belong’s to different categories. Some of the mobile games requires good attention and can’t be played without that. So playing the those game is all about attention. To offer this Black and White game is for you. Black and White: Reflex game 2.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  2. iOS/Games – Strategy gamers across the world had better start stretching their fingers because mobile gaming publisher Flaregames today announced that its multiplayer strategy dueler Flick Arena is now available globally on the App Store. Launched as the first title in the Flaregames Accelerator programme, Flick Arena is a real-time PvP multiplayer game of strategy and wits in which players build their unit loadout to go head-to-head with other gamers in epic quickfire duels. The aim of the game: to kill the enemy King or eliminate all his minions to win Trophies and progress up the game’s leaderboards. Flick Arena 3.8.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Play Logik today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Football Forever, their latest mobile game for Android, iOS, and Facebook Instant Games. Football Forever is a great little game focusing on just getting the ball into the back of the net. Simple controls, no instructions needed, just get the ball where it belongs, and then keep doing it! Launching worldwide in 9 languages, Football Forever is a brilliantly unique game that will help get you in the mood for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Football Forever (1.0) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that an addictive tiles slide puzzle game – Push Sushi 1.0, is now available on iOS and Android devices all over the world. Push Sushi 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  5. iOS/Productivity – ABBYY(R), a global provider of content intelligence solutions and services, today announced a major update to TextGrabber for iOS. The application now translates text in real time online and offline and is free to download with a premium subscription for a number of features. TextGrabber 6.8 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Weather – Lakehorn AG is pleased to announce the release of their new app WeatherSelfie for all iOS devices. WeatherSelfie helps you create your own weather forecast by analysing the current weather conditions and clouds at your location. WeatherSelfie 1.1.1 is a free, ad-supported download from the App Store in the weather category. The ad banner can be removed with a one time in-app purchase for $0.99 (USD). More features exclusive to the ad-free mode will be added soon! Download from iTunes
  7. macOS/Utility – Independent development team, CoreCode today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of MacUpdater 1.2.7, their new app updating utility for macOS. MacUpdater scans any Mac’s Application folder, quickly identifying installed applications that have updates available. Apps can then be updated with just a few clicks of the mouse. MacUpdater 1.2.7 is a free download and is available worldwide exclusively through the CoreCode website. Users can scan for updates for free and update up to 10 apps for free. Users can pay $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) to unlock the ability to update additional apps. Download MacUpdater
  8. iOS/Travel – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Catchit Road – Speed Control 1.0, their new travel app designed for iOS devices. Catchit Road is a perfect tool for drivers. It can make your driving far easier and safer than ever. This GPS Mapquest based road app will help you get rid of any road rage you may have while driving, as it will notify you about anything happening on the road. Catchit Road – Speed Control 1.0 is free (With In-App Purchases) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Catchit Road – Speed Control 1.0
  9. macOS/Graphics & Design – Independent development team, River SRL today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Sparkle 2.6.1, an important update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful, GDPR-complaint websites with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, and no need to be restrained by canned templates or pre-built layouts. Sparkle 2.6.1 is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. The app is also available from the Sparkle website. Expanded capabilities are available as one-time purchases. Download on the Mac App Store
  10. iOS/Business – The world is going electronic; some places faster than others. If you want to keep up with today’s rapid paced negotiations and deal sealers, you have to play the electronic documents way. No more printing hard copies, signing, scanning and then sending. Who has time for that? What you need is a solid electronic signature app that lets you complete documents, sign them quickly and send them on their way – so you get the deal first. The app that lets you do this best is KeepSolid Sign. Download for free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Games – Civilizations across time have differed in what they created, how they evolved and what they accomplished. But they all have one thing in common, man’s desire to rule. It’s been there from the very beginning, and in Rise of Civilization, you can put yourself in the shoes of someone who hails from a time lost to us, to build up and rise in power and conquer enemies who stand in your way. Download for free from the App Store
  12. iOS/Business – WhenWorks LLC is pleased to announce its new iOS app and web service designed to simplify the process of scheduling a meetings with others. WhenWorks eliminates back-and-forth emails by allowing others to book time with you online, only when you’re free and only during time slots you’ve defined.  WhenWorks is available free on the App Store. All of its features can be used for free but heavy-users (based on the number of meetings booked each month) must pay a subscription fee for the Pro version. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Business – Independent development team i2e Consulting today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Project Planning Pro 3.4.3, an important update to their project and task management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app allows anyone to quickly create a new project plan by entering tasks, their durations, and their start dates. Users can use simple touch-based gestures to edit and update tasks via the app’s interactive Gantt chart. Project Planning Pro 3.4.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. The free version allows users to create one project. A convenient $24.99 in-app purchase offers the ability to create unlimited projects and removes all ads. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – StarSprite Studios is proud to announce the release of Super Candy Ball, the company’s unique fingertip match game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Super Candy Ball is a new and different match game you won’t find anywhere else. In this fun, animated game, players must move candy balls so that they group freely to create explosive matches. Super Candy Ball is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Productivity – SolarUp, the intuitive solar app designed to make project development easy for both consumer and solar professionals has just been released to the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Its user friendly interface allows easy access to a precision design, layout, and sizing tool with no to little training. SolarUp is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from App Store
  16. iOS/Games – Star Sprite is proud to announce the release of Happy Zoo Island -Match 3 Game 1.1, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Happy Zoo Island -Match 3 Game 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from App Store
  17. iOS/Games – Independent developer duo, Dan Fordham and Ziv Lazarovitch are proud to announce the release of Uppy Cup 2018, the ultimate keepy uppy game for iPhone, available now on the App Store! We’re proud to announce the launch of Uppy Cup 2018, a simple but very addictive keepy uppy football game, exclusively on iOS. Uppy Cup 2018 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Direct Download Link

FOSS Under OS X – MacDown

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FOSS – I am a proponent of FOSS (Free Open Source Software). For one thing, FOSS has a great price – FREE. For another, it is software that is, for the most part, developed by the users. I had come across MacDown a few weeks ago and have been trying it out.

So what is MacDown? MacDown is a simple-to-use editor that allows the user to create documents using Markdown. And what is Markdown? As stated in the MacDown Help file:

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax created by John Gruber, aiming to provide an easy-to-read and feasible markup. The original Markdown syntax specification can be found here.

MacDown is created as a simple-to-use editor for Markdown documents. It renders your Markdown contents in real-time into HTML, and displays them in a preview panel.

As you can see from the image above captured from the MacDown Help file, MacDown presents the user with two panes in the document window. The left pane is where the user enters text while the right pane displays the formatted document.

Most, but not all, features of HTML are supported. The features that MacDown claims are:

  • Highly customizable Markdown rendering.
  • Syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks.
  • Sophisticated auto-completion.
  • Visit the MacDown Features page for more details.

So why would you want to use MacDown? That is a good question. Most of the time I make notes in Apple Notes. Most of what you can do in MacDown can be done in Notes too, though once you learn Markdown, creating a formatted document is more efficient in MacDown (you can do everything from the keyboard without using your mouse and the application Menu bar).

Once you have created your document, you can export it as either an HTML file or as a PDF. Since you are seeing the formatted document as it is being rendered, any errors can be immediately corrected.

This is not an App I expect to use every day, but it is one I am adding to my ‘macOS Toolbox’ list. I think that I will discover more uses of MacDown the longer that I use it. I certainly recommend that you give it a try.

Pros

  • Software is Free
  • The application is Open Source and under current development
  • Markdown syntax is easier to learn than HTML
  • Efficient creation of formatted documents
  • Documents can be exported as either an HTML or PDF
  • Formatted document created in real-time
  • Included Help file with Markdown syntax examples

 

Cons

  • No commercial support available
  • Not every feature of HTML is supported
  • You do have to learn Markdown syntax
  • An Internet connection is required while using MacDown

 


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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 05/2018

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

  1. macOS/Utilities – Sandkorn from Peter Borg Apps is a new and easy to use utility that shows you which of your macOS apps that are sandboxed. It also shows you what entitlements those apps have. Sandkorn is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Download from Mac App Store
  2. iOS/Health and Fitness – My Sports Dietitian has launched “Eat 2 Win” the unique time saving mobile app designed to empower athletes and their support team of professionals with the ability to quickly improve eating habits to deliver improved body weight, athletic performance and overall good health. This powerful tool enables a user at all levels of sports participation to build community, motivation and accountability while providing a variety of customized meal plans inclusive of vegan/vegetarian options along with 12,000 healthy restaurant choices. Eat 2 Win – Sports Nutrition 0.9.49 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from App Store
  3. macOS/Utilities – Miln is proud to announce the release and availability of Beyond, their new app that makes it easy to run a web server on macOS. Every Beyond document is a web server. Opening and closing a document starts and stops a web server. As a true Mac app, Beyond is built around a modern document based architecture. Beyond supports AppleScript, Automator, drag and drop, undo and redo, and everything users expect from a macOS application. Beyond is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. A Beyond Membership is required to access advanced options, use the reachability service, and be automatically assigned a domain name. 1 year : 16.99 EUR / USD, 3 months : 6.99 EUR / USD Beyond Membership does not auto-renew. Access to the options and services ends when the membership period ends. Download from Mac App Store
  4. macOS/Utility – Johansson Design today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their collection of Screen Savers for macOS. The collection offers a wide variety of animated modern, pop-culture inspired screen savers that are both practical and a fun form of self-expression. All of the Screen Savers by Johansson Design are free and are available worldwide exclusively through the Johansson Design website. While all of the screen savers are free to download, users can pay any amount they like if they’re feeling generous. Screen Savers by Johansson Design
  5. iOS/Games – Durdanto Studio is proud to announce the release of minimalist one finger hardcore platformer game “Almost There” created by Bony Yousuf. The game is now available worldwide on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.  Almost There 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Almost There: The Platformer 1.2
  6. iOS/Games – San Francisco Appcreate, LLC today announced the worldwide release and availability of Tic Tac Toe’, a mobile tic tac toe game played with bamboo. Players can now download the game globally for free on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Tic Tac Toe’ is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Tic Tac Toe’
  7. iOS/Games – Play Logik has just announced Strike: Free Kick Football, their latest mobile game for Android, iOS, and Facebook Instant Games. Strike: Free Kick Football is an elegant football game where the players aim is to score as many free kicks as they can, while avoiding a bunch of crazy defenders. With intuitive gameplay and an increasing level of difficulty, Strike: Free Kick Football is simple to play and frustrating to master. Launching worldwide in 9 languages, it’s the perfect game to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Strike: Free Kick Football is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – Internet Reshenia LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Jumpy Kitten 1.1, a brand new kitten game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. In Jumpy Kitten, players must find all the cuties. They live in a beautiful house and have a lovely colours, happy, funny and interesting characters. There are several different levels to challenge the player including Garden, Living Room and Drawing Room. Players take the challenge to cut variety of balls to find every kitten. Jumpy Kitten 1.1 is completely free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Jumpy Kitten 1.1
  9. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce that Aero Smash, an addictive flight shooting game with simple yet effective control scheme, is now making his debut on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices all over the world on 16th May. Aero Smash – open fire 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  10. iOS/Social Networking – The instant messaging app Telegram, featuring fast, private, easy and secure, is loved by many. It owes its popularity to end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messaging. However, the app sometimes is banned in some countries like Russia and Iran. Moreover, it was said that Telegram logs every pasted message to syslog in macOS, even when you are using secret chats. Fortunately, there are alternatives to Telegram. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.9.0 is free. Download from App Store
  11. macOS/Productivity – Nektony is proud to announce the release of Startup Disk Full Fixer – a freeware app addressed to those Mac users who suffer from low disk space and regularly get annoying popups that “Startup Disk is almost full.” Generally, the first thing most Mac users do is to find and delete the biggest files. In fact, there are dozens of junk files on Mac that you can remove without regret. Startup Disk Full Fixer is Free to download and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in theProductivity category. Download from the Mac App Store
  12. macOS/Utilities – Nektony is proud to announce that, from today, Funter 4.0 is available for download from the Mac App Store. For users who prefer the convenience of getting apps through the App Store, this is the perfect time to download Funter – a freeware app addressed at those who are looking for the simplest way to show and find hidden files on Mac. Apps and web browsers on Mac create lots of unneeded files, which are hidden and might utilize significant disk space. Spotlight does not find such invisible and system files. But Funter allows you to find those hidden files, make them visible and easily operate them. Funter 4.0 is Free to download and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Download from the Mac App Store (macOS 10.13)
  13. macOS/Utilities – Nektony today is proud to announce the release of Duplicate File Finder version 5.3. The application is addressed to those who are looking for the simplest way to remove duplicate content on macOS. Apart from the main option, the app allows users to compare similar folders and merge them, to view duplicates’ removal history and even to select duplicates in bulk. Duplicate File Finder 5.3 is Free to download from the Mac App Store and allows the users to remove duplicates files. The Pro version is available with in-App purchase for $4.99 (USD) and allows the users to remove duplicate folders and merge folders. Download from the Mac App Store
  14. iOS/Education – Mezmedia is proud to launch their latest app – Bamba Birthday Cake. Kids can make the wackiest, messiest birthday cake and top it off with an awesome flaming candle! Then they can choose their party location, friends to join in and finally sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in a massive fireworks and confetti finale. And what birthday party is without presents? At the end of every party, a special gift is given with a surprise inside. There’s a lot of replay value in Bamba Birthday Cake. Bamba Birthday Cake (v1.0.1) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Entertainment – Independent development team, Black Ridge Technologies Ltd. is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Gild – Colouring For Geeks 1.0.1, their premium adult coloring app for iPhone and iPad devices. The app is aimed at fans of manga, fantasy, and science fiction, and features curated artwork from some of the most talented artists on Deviant Art and Art Station. Gild – Colouring For Geeks 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Convenient in-app purchases starting from $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) are available to unlock complete art collections. Customers must be at least 17 years old to download this app. Download from App Store
  16. iOS/Entertainment – Vidicons LLC, the US-based video equipment company, has recently launched Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing, an app that allows users to send short video bytes, just like GIFs, but even better. With the Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing app, users can now do much more than sharing an obscure emoji to share their reaction on a text message or video/picture post and would be able to express their feelings better with short videos, like GIFs, with sound clips. Vidii – iMessage Video Sharing 1.0 is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Social Networking – Technology startup Solo Tekk LLC has recently launched Batelz, a social video hosting app designed to foster social connections through safe and fun video challenges. Designed especially for the younger generation, the minimum age requirement for registering with Batelz is thirteen years. The app is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Finance – While the concept has spread like wildfire, the notion of cryptocurrency can be daunting at best for many. However, if you are well versed in this variation of monetary manipulations, then you should seriously consider downloading Cryptosaur. While the app has nothing to do with dinosaurs, it packs a huge punch in terms of functionality and visibility into the crypto world, which is vital for those who trade this type of currency and are looking to make a few bucks. Download from the App Store
  19. iOS/Games – Kuyi Mobile today introduces Merch Tycoon, their new game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. How fast can you rack up $1 million? It all depends on your business decisions and finance management. Should you hire more manpower or invest on a new equipment? Should you spend on a new warehouse or use that budget for marketing? Merch Tycoon 1.0.7 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Merch Tycoon 1.0.7
  20. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce that 2048 Beat 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, a cool music puzzle game with lovely animals and exciting music sounds, is now available all over the world. 2048 Beat 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download on App Store
  21. iOS/Social Networking – As a phone number stands for identity, there are times when is it necessary to call private without exposing your phone number sometimes, whether you’re getting quotes from car dealers, setting up an online dating account or returning a work call from your personal phone. How to call someone private, or hide your phone number when making a phone call? The best way would be getting a private calling app. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.9.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from App Store
  22. iOS/Productivity – Architects and designers rejoice! What used to be Archipad has now evolved into Archisketch and presents a whole new world of designing features on your easy-to-take-with-you iPad. If you are as old as I am, you still remember seeing architects sitting at these large tilted desks, making their sketches and architectural layouts on large sheets of paper neatly arranged on the desk. People still use these desks, but imagine if you could sketch something quick, on the spot, because you were suddenly inspired by something you just saw.
    Free from the App Store. 
  23. iOS/Games – There’s no doubt that a strong command of any language you communicate in is a strength that cannot be measured. If you know the right words to use for any purpose, your purpose is well understood and you get results. You also get your point across better. You connect better. For those of us who use the English language extensively, we know all too well how social media is slowly destroying it, with users typing in words using spelling that does not even exist, just to type faster and use less characters. It’s no wonder that we’ve lost the ability to communicate clearly. Free from the App Store. 
  24. iOS/Health & Fitness – GreenTomatoMedia is proud to announce the new update 1.6 of Pause – Guided meditation and sleep story for iOS and Android devices. Pause is a meditation app in French and English with more than 20 hours of meditations sessions. In the last update, we added 10 sleep stories (both in French and English), and 30 relaxation sounds you can mix to help you fall asleep sooner. Pause, the 1st mobile app to help you stay zen throughout the day and sleep deeply at night. Pause – Guided Meditation (v1.6) is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games ; Launching today on iOS, Space Pioneer has been developed by the award-winning game publisher and developer Vivid Games, creator of the Real Boxing series. The game prides itself on its infinite galaxies of gorgeous yet hostile worlds to explore, populated by swarms of ferocious aliens and complimented by a pulsating sci-fi electro-pop soundtrack. Space Pioneer 1.0.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Utilities – Internet connectivity is required for so much of what we do, whether it be for work or play. If you are accessing via a secure network, such as from home or the office, you know that you’re fairly protected from unwanted eyes. However, if you are using public Wifi to connect into the internet, there’s no telling whose prying eyes will be on your data. It’s so important to use VPN when you use public connections. ibVPN (Invisible Browsing VPN) provides that protection, plus a service that’s competitive and reliable. While the interface is simple, it packs a huge punch in functionality and service. Users will know they are surfing the web with their data in safe hands. Free on the App Store