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macOS & iOS New App Release – Money 5.6

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Product Announcements Jumsoft of Vilnius, Lithuania has released Money 5.6 for Mac and iOS. The update is much more than meets the eye and is not just aimed at improving the overall functionality and responsiveness of Money, but will also deliver noticeable performance boosts for users who connect to USA/Canada banks with Money 5’s Direct Downloads functionality.

On the visible front, Money 5.6 brings some much-anticipated convenience features. Both Money for Mac and Money for iOS will now deliver rich notifications and icon badges when scheduled transactions are due. Rich notifications mean that users will now be able to click ‘Pay’ on the notification to be taken directly to the confirmation screen. Notifications for Money can be enabled/disabled in the System Preferences. Update to 5.6 also brings another popularly-requested addition to Money on both Mac and iOS: the ability to export reports to CSV. Money users will now be able to export their financial reports to CSV for viewing as spreadsheets or importing to any other software.

“We are very passionate about Money, and we are very honored and grateful to have such an active and involved user base! We do actively work with our users, who provide us with invaluable feedback, which we then work hard to implement into Money. It is still a relatively young product in terms of what we have planned ahead for it, and yet, we are very proud to say that it has already become the most popular personal finance and budget app in many App Store locations worldwide!” said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “This update is all about our users. We have added some highly anticipated features, such as rich notifications, icon badges, report exporting, which we know will improve the usage experience of Money for so many. In addition to this, there were tons of changes made under-the-hood, and users should notice much snappier report generation, transaction addition, and many other actions across the app.”

Jumsoft has been updating Money on a very regular basis and the update to version 5.6 build on top on a very strong foundation of features set by the previous releases. Money – Budget & Finance now offers one of the broadest coverages of banking connections worldwide, as well as one of the most advanced cross-device sync features on the market, all backed with powerful and easy-to-use features for day-to-day personal income and expense tracking.

Money is available worldwide on the App Store for Mac and iOS devices.

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Mac & iOS App Sale

Product Announcements 12-Star Apps of Belgium, Europe unveils its app selection and promotions for the holiday season starting today, December 20th, and ending on January 2nd at midnight, featuring apps of all categories that made it under the 12-Star Christmas tree. This new roundup again wishes to overcome language and market challenges by bringing together 24 apps made by passionate European indie developers from 9 different countries:

iOS apps:

  • Semonto by CodingMammoth (BEL) > now 9,75 Euro/$9.75 (35% Off)
  • Hydra by Creaceed SPRL (BEL) > now 3,49 Euro/$2.99 (35% Off)
  • Prizmo Go by Creaceed SPRL (BEL) > now 3,49 Euro/$2.99 (35% Off)
  • Grafio by Ten Touch Ltd. (BGR) > now 8,99 Euro/$7.99 (20% Off)
  •  iStopMotion for iPad by Boinx Software (DEU) > now 8,99Euro/$7.99 (50% Off)
  • Streets by FutureTap GmbH (DEU) > now 1,09 Euro/$0.99 (50% Off)
  • Planny 2 by Kevin Reutter (DEU) > now 4,99 Euro/$3.99 (45% Off)
  • PocketCAS by Daniel Alm (DEU) > now 9,99 Euro/$8.99 (50% Off)
  • Working Copy by Applied Phasor (DNK) > now 12,99 Euro/$11.99 (25% Off)
  • Tayasui Color by Tayasui (FRA) > now FREE
  • Tayasui Blocks by Tayasui (FRA) > now FREE
  • Money by Jumsoft (LTU) > now 1,09 Euro/$0.99 (70% Off on Standard IAP)
  • Future by Matic Leban (SLO) > now 1,09 Euro/$0.99 (50% Off)

Mac apps:

  • QuickScale by CodingMammoth (BEL) > now 1,09 Euro/$0.99 (70% Off)
  • Hydra by Creaceed SPRL (BEL) > now 27,99 Euro/$24.99 (50% Off)
  • FotoMagico 5 Pro by Boinx Software (DEU) > now 79,99Euro/$79.99 (20% Off)
  • PocketCAS by Daniel Alm (DEU) > now 14,99 Euro/$13.99 (50% Off)
  • NotePlan by NotePlan (DEU) > now 13,99 Euro/$12.99 (35% Off)
  • PDF Watermarker by seense (FRA) > now 7,99 Euro/$6.99 (60% Off)
  • Money by Jumsoft (LTU) > now 16,99 Euro/$14.99 (40% Off on Standard IAP)
  • Workspaces by Apptorium (POL) > now 6,99 Euro/$5.99 (35% Off)
  • Expressions by Apptorium (POL) > now 2,29 Euro/$1.99 (65% Off)
  • GIF’ted by Bitfield AB (SWE) > now 6,75 Euro/$6.75 (25% Off)
  • Submerge by Bitfield AB (SWE) > now 15 Euro/$15 (25% Off)

Pricing and Availability
App listing is available on the 12-Star Apps website. Apps are sold either through Apple’s App Store/Mac App Store or directly from developers’ website (Mac apps only). The 2018 Christmas Special featuring takes place from Thursday, December 20th to Tuesday, January 2nd (ending at 23:59 GMT 1). Apps are offered for an ephemeral special pricing, with discounts of up to 70%. Some apps are also free for a limited time. All the apps featured on the website can be purchased individually.

Mac Accessory – Leather Desk Accessories Collection

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Product Announcements – WaterField Designs, a San Francisco designer and manufacturer of custom laptop sleeves, bags and device-specific cases, unveils its premium Leather Desk Accessories Collection in time for the holidays. Four new sumptuous, full-grain leather accessories; the Charging Valet, Desk Pad, Mouse Pad, and Stylus Pencil Case, keep furniture surfaces protected and organized while conveying an exquisite look for any desk, nightstand or dresser.

Having a clean organized workspace helps me think more clearly, said company owner Gary WaterField. The beautiful Leather Desk Pad protects my desktop and adds an elegance that motivates me to keep my work area clean. My mouse glides smoothly on the Leather Mouse Pad, and my Stylus Case keeps small office supplies organized and accessible. At night I empty my pockets into my Charging Valet and plug in my iPhone and Apple Watch, so when I wake up, everything I need is ready to go and easy to find.

The WaterField Valet Charging Valet in luxurious, 10 oz. vegetable-tanned, brown leather serves as a go-to place for charging phones and an Apple Watch, and for keeping track of keys, glasses, coins, and other pocket contents or frequently-used items. Forged from thick leather held together with stainless steel rivets, the Charging Valet includes an opening for power cords, so iPhones and Apple Watches can remain flush while charging. The interior safeguards phones and glasses from scratches and the exterior preserves wooden surfaces. Maintaining a dedicated holding spot for these essentials, keeps them easy-to-find quickly, thus maximizing efficiency when rushing out the door.

WaterField’s new Leather Desk Pad, made from thick and smooth full-grain, distressed, chocolate leather, protects expensive furniture from spills and scratches. The rich chocolate color helps lessen eye strain by reducing glare, and it lends an elegant, warm feel to any workspace. Large enough to fit a MacBook or monitor and a keyboard, the Leather Desk Pad prevents items from slipping while providing a comfortable surface for hands and arms, and a level surface for typing or writing. Made from the same premium leather, the matching Leather Mouse Pad provides a frictionless surface ideal for a Magic Mouse.

The WaterField Stylus Pencil Case, now available in distressed, chocolate, full-grain leather, is a padded, pouch with a dedicated slot for the Apple Pencil that insulates them from pens, pencils, and small cords in the main compartment. An additional interior small pocket is optimal for stowing extra tips and keeping other small items organized. A self-locking, waterproof zipper closes the compact leather case. The elegant new WaterField Leather Desk Accessories are all hand-crafted in San Francisco from naturally-tanned, luxuriant leather and make welcome gifts to give or to get this holiday. Individually or as a set, they transform any desktop into a sophisticated workspace.

Availability and Pricing:
Leather Charging Valet
Price: $59
Colors and materials: Thick, dark brown, 10 oz. vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather; stainless steel rivets
Dimensions: Bottom base: 9.5 x 7.5; Top opening: 11.25 x 9.5; height: 1.5 inches

Stylus Pencil Case
Price: $59
Colors and materials: Chocolate, distressed, full-grain premium leather. (Also available in waxed canvas or ballistic nylon: $39.)
Dimensions: 7.25 – 8.0 x 2.25 x 2.0 inches
Weight: 2.5 oz

Leather Desk Pad
Price: $79
Colors and materials: Chocolate, distressed, full-grain premium leather
Dimensions: 18.5 x 13.75 x .7 inches
Weight: 0.7 lb

Leather Mouse Pad
Price: $29
Colors and materials: Chocolate, distressed, full-grain premium leather
Dimensions: 10.375 x 9 x .7 inches
Weight: 0.2 lb

Pre-order now. Shipping begins November 27, 2018.

macOS New app Release – iMazing Quick Transfer

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Product Announcements – Independent developer DigiDNA of Geneva, Switzerland is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iMazing Quick Transfer, a brand new addition to their iOS device management utility iMazing. With iMazing Quick Transfer, it becomes possible to quickly and easily copy any kind of file from a Mac or Windows PC to iPhone and iPad. There are no tricky commands to remember, no iTunes or iCloud sync required. Users can simply drag and drop files and folders to their iOS device via iMazing; compatible apps are intelligently suggested by the software. Now, all the user has to do is pick the app for his content.

For years, iMazing has made it simple for millions of users to move and manage their documents and media without any headaches. Now, version 2.8.1 of iMazing (version 2.7.1 on Windows), debuts the latest great feature, Quick transfer. The feature is 100% free, for both versions.

“Transferring files, media and document from Mac or PC to iOS devices is nearly always a headache. You have to know which app is right for what type of content, and then figure out the correct workflow,” says DigiDNA’s Gregorio Zanon. “You can use the macOS Photos app to sync photo albums, but you can’t use the macOS Books app to sync books. You can use iTunes to sync books to the iOS Books app, but if you do you’ll need iCloud drive to transfer PDFs. With iMazing Quick Transfer, we offer a unified way to move documents and files where they belong, without sacrificing flexibility. It finally ‘just works’.”

Quick Transfer can transfer content via USB or Wi-Fi to the following iOS apps:

  • Photos: JPG and PNG images
  • Books: EPUB books and PDF documents
  • Music: iOS compatible audio files (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, Apple Lossless)
  • TV & Videos: iOS compatible video files (MP4, MOV, M4V)
  • Contacts: vCard files (.vcf)
  • All apps which support iTunes File Sharing, such as VLC, Fileapp, Acrobat Reader, and many other apps for creatives and professionals.

Quick Transfer is the latest addition to a growing list of features which are available without any kind of restriction in the free version of iMazing, including app management, Time Machine style iOS backups, and access to advanced battery and device information.

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.9 or higher, Windows 7 or higher
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Supports all iOS versions, including iOS 12.1
  • 128 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iMazing is free to download and is available for macOS worldwide exclusively through the iMazing website. Quick Transfer is free, but other features may require the purchase of a license.

macOS New app Release – MacX MediaTrans 6.3

Product Announcements MacXDVD Software of Chengdu, China has announced a significant upgrade to MacX MediaTrans 6.3, making it into even more – the world’s fast iPhone data management solution. Customers already have the most advanced solution to transfer, backup, delete and manage iPhone photos (videos, music, books, and other data), and now they can enjoy a major boost in speed with the latest Version 6.3. With an incredible average photo transferring speed of 0.03s per image, users can enjoy a speed increase of 38% than before.

All existing users can upgrade to the last version for free and new users can enjoy a 50% discount during MacXDVD’s official Halloween Offer.

According to Apple, the latest iPhone XS camera features the advanced Smart HDR & upgraded Portrait Mode for more details. Thanks to these continuous achievements in iPhone cameras which allow everyday users to take high-quality pictures easily, we have witnessed a rapidly increasing amount of photos captured on the devices. The explosion of pictures asks for a more advanced iPhone manager to keep up with the volume and quality of the photos. In fact, more than 67% of Apple users want a faster and easier way of transferring their pictures.

MacXDVD understands the importance of creating a true fast way for customers to manage large amounts of pictures. On the heels of the last upgrade that added support for iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and iOS 12, the company laid emphasis on the performance: speed boost, the most valuable improvement in V6.3. Before the upgrade, users have already benefited from the super-fast speed – case in point, 8 seconds to transfer 100 4k photos. Now, V6.3 gains 38% photo transferring speed increase, being able to transfer 1000 photos within 30 seconds only. Users who suffer from performance lag, keep paying monthly fees for cloud storage, or have gigabytes of pictures to backup can offload iPhone memories instantly, all in one click.

In addition, Version 6.3 takes the photo management capabilities even further, extending the photo album categories to cover Recently Deleted, Favorite, Live Photos, Animated album, etc. The upgrade also answers a longstanding complaint – users can now export both edited and original versions of iPhone photos (Live Photos incl.) instead of being smarting over the limitation that they can only export the edited (cropped/filtered) iPhone photos in unedited original form with an AAE file.

Despite releasing the exciting new improvements, MacX MediaTrans has features users really love, including iPhone data transfer & backup, iPhone music manager, ringtone maker, iDevices mounter, media converter, etc. “This photo transferring speed boost is a welcome first step and just the beginning,” said Jack Han, CEO of MacXDVD Software, “Our team plans on making ongoing enhancements to the overall performance. More good news on the performance is front in the not-too-distant future.”

Pricing and Availability:
MacX MediaTrans 6.3 is normally priced at $59.95 (USD) for a single license copy with lifetime free upgrade and one-to-one top-level technical support.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 11/2018

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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.

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

Mac/iOS Software Sale – Be Focused, Focus Matrix, Cloud Outliner, eXtra Voice Recorder, Top Contacts, Daily Habits

Product Announcements Xwavesoft of Odessa, Ukraine follows the established Black Friday tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products such as Be Focused, Focus Matrix, Cloud Outliner, eXtra Voice Recorder, Top Contacts, Daily Habits. From Wednesday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 27, all Xvawesoft’s productivity applications will be offered at 60% discount on both iOS and Mac App Stores.

Since everyone has a tight schedule and always pressed for time, Xwavesoft team are delighted to introduce applications where the latest productivity principles and techniques are incorporated to keep people more efficient. These apps increase personal productivity and helps to focus on things that really matter naturally organizing plans, projects and ideas in a clear way for faster goal achievement and better results.

Pricing and Availability:

  • Be Focused Pro (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Be Focused Pro (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
  • Christmas Gift List (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
  • Focus Matrix (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Focus Matrix (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
  • Top Contacts (iOS) – $9.99 (USD) – now $4.99(USD)
  • Cloud Outliner (iOS) – $2.99(USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Cloud Outliner (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
  • Daily Habits (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
  • Chrono Plus (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Chrono Plus (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
  • Guest List Organizer (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Guest List Organizer (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
  • eXtra Voice Recorder (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • eXtra Voice Recorder (Mac) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Magic Cutter (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Wednesday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 27.

Mac/iOS App Sale – Jumpsoft Apps

Product Announcements Jumsoft of Vilnius, Lithuania has launched a Black Friday sale on their macOS and iOS applications and in-app items. Starting worldwide on November 22, all Jumsoft applications on Mac and iOS App Stores will be discounted by 50%, while select individual items inside the powerful Toolbox for Keynote, Toolbox for Pages, Toolbox for MS Office applications will be discounted by up to 66% and priced from $0.99 to $1.99 until late November 25.

It is Jumsoft’s seventh consecutive year of offering Black Friday deals on their applications and in-app items. The range consists of the wildly popular Toolbox for Keynote and Toolbox for Pages applications for macOS and iOS, specialized template applications such as Infographics, Template Lab, and many more, as well as Jumsoft’s powerful personal finance management application Money for Mac and iOS devices.

“We are always excited about Black Friday and the chance to show off our applications, templates, and productivity tools for Mac and iOS users” said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “Each year, thousands of Mac, iPhone, and iPad users take the opportunity to get their hands on our apps and templates with massive savings, and we hope this year will not be an exception. Our creative team are working hard, and are bringing amazing productivity templates to our apps each month. The total range has grown to over 70,000 items across our Toolbox applications, so there are plenty of things to discover for everyone.”

The prices will be discounted automatically both on the App Store and inside Toolbox applications, starting on November 22.

macOS New App Release – Xojo 2018 Release 3

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Product Announcements – Xojo, Inc. of Austin, Texas, 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 is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. Xojo uses native controls so apps look and feel right on each platform. Since one set of source code can be used to support multiple platforms, development is 10 times faster than traditional tools. Xojo comes with a drag and drop user interface builder and one straightforward programming language for development.

“When Mojave Dark Mode was announced we knew it would be an aesthetic option our developers would want,” commented Xojo Founder and CEO, Geoff Perlman. “We are pleased to deliver Dark Mode support for the Xojo IDE itself and compiled apps. In addition, this release has some big features like incremental compilation and Windows updates for better accuracy and speed. This release definitely has a lot of new updates and continues on Xojo’s promise to deliver a modern, reliable development tool.”

Xojo 2018 Release 3 includes:

  • macOS Mojave Dark Mode support for the Xojo IDE and your own apps
  • Windows improvements:
  • Now using native Label control for better performance
  • More accurate text rendering
  • Incremental Compilation for 64-bit and ARM enables faster debug builds
  • iOS projects now work with Xcode 10 and iOS 12 Simulator
  • SQLite updated to 3.24.0
  • New Documentation Wiki

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.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 10/2018

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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.

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