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macOS New App Release –

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

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

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

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

Main features summary

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

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

Device Requirements:

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

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

macOS New App Release – SurfPro VPN 1.0

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Product Announcement – XwaveSoft of Odessa, Ukraine has released SurfPro VPN 1.0, their easy-to-use and secure VPN client for macOS. SurfPro VPN allows Mac users to protect their internet traffic from prying eyes, whether they belong to the government or criminals. The app keeps the user’s location, identity, and other personal data secure from outside observers. SurfPro also makes it possible for anyone to access websites and other Internet services that are typically blocked in their locale.

It has never been more important than it is today for Internet users to protect their web traffic from prying eyes. Criminals and government agencies are both constantly monitoring users’ unprotected traffic on the web, attempting to intercept personal information, such as credit card and banking information, or usernames and passwords.

At the same time, many governments attempt to control their citizen’s Internet freedom, locking down where users can go on the web, restricting the content they can access. In other cases, users find some content isn’t available from their current location simply because of the content provider’s geographic restrictions.

Features:

  • Comprehensive privacy protection
  • Full access to blocked websites and services
  • Access to content and services normally unavailable in some countries
  • Secures Macs and their data from prying eyes
  • Hides both IP and physical addresses
  • Connect to over 300 servers in more than 50 locations around the globe (updated regularly)
  • Unlimited network traffic and connection speed
  • Available for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
  • Connect up to 5 devices or computers under one account at no extra charge
  • Offers dedicated IPs
  • 7-day trial period with full unlimited functionality
  • 24/7 professional technical support

SurfPro is simple to install and setup on any Mac computer. The service offers a convenient “try it before you buy it” 7-day trial, so users try the service with no obligation of any kind. If they decide to continue with the SurfPro VPN service, users will have a choice of subscription plans. Options range from $3.99 USD per month, up to $49.99 for a 3-year subscription. All SurfPro VPN subscriptions allow users to access the service on up to 5 Macs or iOS devices at no extra charge, making it easy to keep the whole family protected.

Device Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or higher (compatible with macOS Sierra 10.12)
  • 64-bit processor
  • 8.9 MB

SurfPro VPN 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Business category. Subscription plans are available via convenient in-app purchases, offering the choice of subscription options ranging from one month to three years, starting from $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) per month.

macOS New App Release – ImageFramer 4.0

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Product Announcement – Apparent Software of Winnipeg, (MB) Canada has released ImageFramer 4.0, a new major version of its tool for adding photorealistic frames and decorative borders to photos and images of art. Version 4.0 introduces dozens of improvements, including an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Plugin, Batch Processing, integration with Apple Photos, and the capability to export and import frames and design templates.

ImageFramer is the tool of choice for photographers, visual artists, scrapbookers, interior designers and framing professionals for previewing how their art looks in a frame, presenting their work to clients, or in portfolios. With over 1000 customizable frames, ranging from traditional frames through holiday-themed designs to modern and specialty borders, ImageFramer is an indispensable tool in a photographer’s or artist’s toolbox.

ImageFramer 4.0 is available on the website in three pricing tiers: $29.95 (USD) for ImageFramer Lite, $39.95 for ImageFramer Standard and $69.95 for ImageFramer Pro. All versions require macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later. Demo versions are available at Apparent Software online.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 05/2017

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

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

May 2017

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

macOS New App Release – PhoneRescue 3.2

Product Announcement – iMobie Inc.iMobie Inc. of Chengdu, China, a dedicated software developer for Apple users, is pleased to announce the release of PhoneRescue 3.2, an important feature update to their popular iOS data recovery software for Mac and Windows. PhoneRescue 3 ships with optimizations to help iPhone and iPad users recover mistakenly deleted or lost SMS, iMessages, MMS, as well as all attachments & images, directly to Messages app of iDevice, even without a backup. With the highest recovery rates in industry, PhoneRescue has successfully saved over 4,000,000 iOS users from data loss disasters, keeping their important information and precious memories absolutely safe from any accident.

The updated PhoneRescue guarantees for you:

  • Recover messages with the highest rates: To make sure users get the highest success rate of recovering lost messages, PhoneRescue provides 3 recovery modes – directly from iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud backups, even from encrypted backups. This will be the best or even the only way to find back messages and more data when iPhone or iPad is broken or lost.
  • Preview & select messages to recover: PhoneRescue enables users to fully preview all recoverable messages as well as attachments and images. Users can select to recover all or just certain messages as they want, no more recover-all-or-nothing dilemmas.
  • Retrieve messages to iPhone and iPad directly: As easy as 1-2-3, now PhoneRescue is able to directly retrieve lost messages to Messages app of iPhone and iPad, without overwriting any existing messages. This ensures iOS users to view and reuse all recovered info instantly.
  • Not just messages, but all you valued: Apart from messages, PhoneRescue also recovers photos, notes, contacts, videos and more data up to 25 types – the world’s MOST comprehensive iOS data recovery tool covering almost everything iPhone and iPad users valued.
  • More than data, save your device as well: Besides data recovery, PhoneRescue rescue iOS system as well. With one simple click, it fixes iPhone/iPad from breakdowns (like stuck on white Apple logo, continuous reboot loop, black screen, etc.) due to a failed recovery, upgrade error or jailbreak collapse.

PhoneRescue 3.2 is available for both Windows and Mac computers with Personal License for $49.99 and Family License for $69.99 (USD) from iMobie online.

macOS New App Release – Data Shredder

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Product Announcement – ProtectStar of Miami, Florida has released Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac or Windows computer, and efficiently erase and overwrite all data from the iOS device.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:

  • Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
  • Compatible with all iOS versions
  • Securely erases the free space
  • Completely wipes all data on the device
  • Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
  • Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
  • 24/7 support via e-Mail

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:

  • Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
  • Additional military level deletion algorithms
  • Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
  • An integrated secure file explorer

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • Internet connection for activation and updates
  • 30MB Hard Drive space

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2017

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

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

April 2017

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

macOS, iOS New App Release – VPN Unlimited

Product announcement – KeepSolid of New York, New York has released VPN Unlimited, featuring a DNS Firewall. This new version blocks malware, ads and tracking web resources. In addition to a top-notch VPN service, now VPN Unlimited has all users might need to browse the web securely, privately and protected.

DNS Firewall is a unique solution that combines three tools – anti-tracking, ad-blocking and anti-malware – in one. By just changing an IP address, you are not totally protected from tracking systems. In the new update, VPN Unlimited solves this issue, stops them from spying on your browsing activities. An ad-blocking function bans nearly all ads both on websites and in apps, which is pretty unique even for ad-blocking apps. It works smoothly on iOS and Android, as well as on desktops. VPN Unlimited will also filter traffic to prevent malware from infecting your devices.

In case users want to block some site that is not listed as a spammy one, they can manually add it to the Black List in the app. As well as add some web resources to the White List so they never get banned. White lists have a higher priority than Black lists.

Thanks to the DNS Firewall, users will have a long sought-after ad-free and safe web browsing experience. In the near future, KeepSolid will add a possibility to set up DNS Firewall on routers and Windows Phones too.

About the service:
VPN Unlimited creates an encrypted tunnel, and all user activity travels through it. This means that all the data they send or receive is hidden from hackers, sniffers, and spies because it is inside that tunnel. A tunnel is established between your device and one of 1200+ reliable servers of VPN Unlimited, located in 70 regions around the globe.

Not only your connection will be protected, your geographic location and IP will be hidden too. This will let you surf the web without any restrictions or limits. Whether inside your country, or on a business trip, or on vacation, you will have access to your favorite web resources even in the regions with strict internet censorship.

VPN Unlimited is a cross-platform service, available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Windows Phone, Linux, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. VPN Unlimited for macOS is free and can be downloaded from the website or from the Mac App Store. The free iOS version can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

macOS New App Release – Money 5.0

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Product Announcement – Jumsoft of Vilnius, Lithuania has released Money 5.0, a new version of their highly popular finance management app for macOS. This time, Money gets macOS and iOS releases simultaneously, bringing both macOS and iOS version numbers to 5.0. This marks the fact that the apps were developed simultaneously and work together better than ever. With the new releases, Jumsoft have checked all of the customer request checkboxes and brought a completely revamped user interface, 64-bit architecture, and a variety of other new and improved features to ensure Money stays relevant for generations of devices and operating systems to come.

The new minimalist UI is the core around which all of the new and improved Money features revolve. The app adopts a common workflow needed to complete various tasks, so Money effectively reduces and even eliminates the learning curve, which is common across different areas of other financial trackers. The new Money still carries powerful support of multiple account types, multiple currencies with automatic rate updates. The macOS version also brings improved smart accounts and smart data import from a variety of popular file formats (QIF, QFX, OFX, CSV, MT940). The new interface allows for greatly enhanced and super-easy to use budgeting, transaction scheduling, investment tracking, and many more features, which have now become much more visual and informative than before.

Complete feature overview:

  • Convenient income and expense tracking
  • Multiple account types (bank, cash, credit card, loan, investment, etc.)
  • Support for multiple currencies with automatic rate updates
  • Reconciliation of accounts and individual transactions
  • Automated payee and category discovery using Foursquare
  • Smart accounts and smart data import (QIF, QFX, OFX, CSV, MT940) on macOS
  • Transfer and split payments
  • Easily assign tags, take notes, and add attachments

Easy budget planning:

  • Advanced budget categories with custom periods
  • Amount averages to help set realistic budget limits
  • Easy progress tracking of budget categories
  • Nothing gets past you – unbudgeted items are also accounted for
  • Easily track budget by accounts, transfers, tags

Smart scheduler:

  • User-friendly planning of income, expenses, and transfers
  • Easy handling of recurring transactions such as utility bills or loan payments
  • Quick access to pending scheduled transactions
  • One-click payment capability
  • Convenient calendar view for improved usability

Rich reports:

  • 15 different report types
  • Super-easy and powerful parameters to customize reports
  • Beautiful visual representation of data using colorful charts and graphs
  • Various report sharing capabilities

Investment tracking:

  • Easy profit/loss tracking for your portfolio or individual stocks
  • Automated downloads of dividends and splits
  • Constantly updated values
  • Visual representation of current and historic values of portfolio and individual stocks
  • User-friendly addition and management of stocks
  • Automatic discovery of stock data using Yahoo! Finance

iCloud:

  • Simple and intuitive setup
  • Secure data synchronization between devices
  • Extra layer of security in case of device loss

Future-proofing:

  • Modern UI
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Touch Bar support
  • 3D Touch support
  • Notification Center Widget
  • Split-screen multitasking on macOS and iOS
  • Direct Downloads (coming soon)

Money 5 is built from the ground-up using the 64-bit architecture, so it will be just as fast as it is powerful, and support new devices and operating systems for generations to come. Jumsoft have made sure that the new Money feels right at home on Apple’s newest Macs and iOS devices by bringing Touch Bar and 3D Touch support, Notification Center widget and split-screen multitasking ability for macOS and iOS. In addition to these convenient features, Money 5 adds Foursquare payee discovery, which, when location service is enabled, discovers surrounding payees and enters some of their data into transactions automatically, so the user’s interaction with the app becomes even more pleasant and effortless.

Money 5 is now available on the Mac and iOS App Stores with up to 60% early-bird and upgrader discount for a limited time. The macOS version is $24.99, and the iOS version is $1.99. After the initial promotion, the prices will be set to $49.99 (macOS) and $4.99 (iOS).

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE 03/2017

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

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

March 2017

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