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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 07/2017

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

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

July 2017

  1. iOS/Photos and Video – Independent developer, Alexey Khutorschikov today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his popular photo editing solution for iPhone, that lets amateurs and professionals reformat, resize and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192 px and 4k respectively. Settings includes compression format, size in pixels, percent and ratio, resizing options, photo dpi and video bitrate. All processed photos and videos are automatically saved to app-specific albums and are available for sharing on results screen even after app reloads. Version 1.5 brings a lot of changes including the ability to create/edit/use Templates, more thoughtful and clear user interface, improved sharing and stability. Desqueeze 1.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Some features require upgrade to PRO version, which is available as in-app purchase for $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Books – Bound is pleased to announce the launch of “Cumulus,” an adaptation of the original novel by best-selling author Eliot Peper. Bound is a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. The app is available for free in the iOS App Store. Bound 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – One-man studio birdboy games proudly announces the release and immediate availability of Super Color Cannon 1.1.3 for iOS and Android, a beautifully simple color based arcade game with a driving soundtrack requiring pitch-perfect timing and lightning-fast reflexes. Players take control of a cannon with adjustable shot color shooting down an endless stream of falling crystals with matching colored shots. A progress system rewards skillful play with trophies and level ups, unlocking powerful cannon upgrades, exchangeable cannon parts and an increasing bonus score multiplier. Super Color Cannon 1.1.3 is Free featuring one in-app purchase for disabling ads priced at $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). The game is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Lifestyle – Abson Developments Ltd today is pleased to announce the release of Sleep like a Baby 1.0, the company’s new lifestyle app developed for iOS and Android devices. Achieve a better nights sleep for you, your baby, and your family. Sleep like a Baby 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Sleep like a Baby 1.0
  5. iOS/Games – We have seen the memes and videos all over, it’s the latest craze! The Floor is LAVA is a game in which players have to escape imaginary lava on the floor by standing on objects or furniture. Is this how The Floor is LAVA – Original Game works too? Let’s find out! The game opens with some simple instructions on how to get started. You simply tap on the left or right side of the screen to move a long-legged, boy character. Introduced at the same time are two booster icons, a snowflake to freeze furniture and the other is to slow time. Tapping to begin, one quickly realizes that little blue icons represent different types of furniture, and you need to tap left or right to survive the red liquid enemy! Free now iniTunes. Download from iTunes.
  6. iOS/Games – If you are looking to try out a new-age logic game that requires no sweat, then look no further than Bounce Control! If you just heard the opening sounds of this game, you would not guess that it had anything to do with puzzles. Actually, you would think a game of pool is being played. Well, that is not what this physics game is about. Bounce Control requires you to control and steer a falling ball. Sounds simple right? But, while the ball falls you need to harness gravity and energy in such a way that the falling ball manages to hit every obstacle in the game block. The game is free from iTunes. Download from iTunes.
  7. iOS/Utilities – Xtreme Media Works is proud to announce the release of PlayerXtreme Media Player 7.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices. The app is designed specifically to enhance the movie watching experience. With this new update, PlayerXtreme can now intelligently use meta information of movies and present a poster view. The feature to add folders from remote server to library and some playback and battery usage improvements are also part of this build. PlayerXtreme Media Player – Movies & streaming 7.1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. An Apple TV version is also available. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Entertainment – epcsht LLC is proud to announce the release of Little Movies 1.0, their movie discovery app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Want to watch a movie but can not decide what to watch? Here’s Little Movies to help out with daily suggestions! Get daily movie suggestions from a variety of genres. Quickly check their synopsis, casts, IMDb scores, trailers and create a watchlist. Little Movies 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Food & Drink – SynchroLife Limited, managing company of the artificial intelligence based restaurant recommendation mobile app “SynchroLife” has announced a token crowdsale to back the development and implementation of blockchain technology and an original cryptographic token based on Ethereum into the SynchroLife platform. After the success of the beta release of the SynchroLife mobile app for iOS and Android in Japan, the service has opened globally, with a focus on East Asia. SynchroLife plans to further develop and grow the existing SynchroLife service into a blockchain based decentralized restaurant recommendation platform to provide trustworthy restaurant information and reviews worldwide by rewarding reviewers with tokens. The token crowdsale will start August 3rd, 2017 12:00 noon GMT. Further details regarding the token crowdsale will be announced soon on the official website. SynchroLife: Social Restaurant Reviews & Good Food 3.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Utilities – Saa-z Innovations Inc is proud to announce the release of CockatooMoji – Premium Cockatoo Emoji and Stickers, the company’s new entertainment title developed exclusively for iPhone and iPad devices. Let us help you get your phone into U2 mode and make it easier to celebrate everything that is great about your Toos and you ‘Too’ lovers. CockatooMoji has 80 emojis ranging from Funny emoticons, Love, Guilty/ Sad/ Angry emotions, Dancing and Lol / cool text images, and can be used through iMessage, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other chat apps. To celebrate our loving Cockatoo Pets, the full version of CockatooMoji – Premium Cockatoo Emoji and Stickers 1.0 is now free with 20 Emojis and for limited time the in App Value pack of 60 more emojis for only $1.99 (USD). The app is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities / Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Games – CapableBits today is proud to announce the release of Look Right Agency 1.2.9, an update to their popular game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Welcome to Look Right, the first virtual travel agency with the thrilling non-linear journey. The story is told in a chat format, where users’ answers define the story twists. So you can play it several times having different events, locations, and in-game media. Look Right Agency 1.2.9 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Photo & Video – Utopia Editorial LTD is pleased to announces TipTap Video 1.0.1, an update to the company’s first video editing app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Tip Tap Video is the first video editing app aimed at helping everyone become a videographer and tell their story with just a tap on the screen. TipTap Video 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Social Networking – Families, friends, bands, artists, co-workers, teams, fraternities, and all other groups of any size that want an innovative, easy-to-use and extremely secure way to share content, can now head to the App Store and download the unique new app SecureTribe. Developed by Just Two Dudes, SecureTribe 1.1 is an advanced social network that lets users create two kinds of content sharing groups, which the app refers to as “tribes”: private tribes and public tribes. SecureTribe 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Entertainment – People of all ages – from young children to senior citizens and everyone in between – who have ever dreamed of bringing their drawings, paintings or sketches to life, can now turn their fantasy into reality by downloading the delightful and creative new Wonder Painter. Created by Beijing Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd., Wonder Painter uses patented creative augmented reality (AR) technologies to bring high-tech and art together, and unleash the imagination in every user.  For a limited time to celebrate the app’s launch, Wonder Painter 1.4.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  15. macOS/Lifestyle – illumineX delivered EyeSpy 2.0.1 to the Mac App Store today, a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work. EyeSpy includes free original cartoon characters developed in cooperation with professional artists as well as new characters available as In-App Purchase. Collections of new characters known as ArtPaX are also available. All characters can be easily shared with your friends via Messages, Twitter, Facebook and any sharing platform supported by macOS. EyeSpy 2.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category. After you download EyeSpy, simply double-click the EyeSpy Guy character to open the Character Settings panel, where you can select new characters, download additional free characters, and purchase characters as an In-App Purchase. Download from Mac App Store
  16. iOS/Social Networking – Instant messaging has become a de facto method of communication throughout the world, but Almost-Live With (ALW) has taken it to new frontiers and in the process, gained a significant number of new users to participate in this vibrant, real-time communication platform.  ALW – Almost Live With 1.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  17. macOS/Utility – Independent developer DigiDNA is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iMazing Mini, their free macOS utility that offers automatic wireless backup of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iMazing Mini is free and is available for macOS worldwide exclusively through the iMazing website.  iMazing Mini
  18. iOS/Shopping – Orange Tree Technologies Private Limited is proud to announce the release of Mr. Milkman 1.6.5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Happiness is when every morning you can open your front door to find your milk waiting for you. You begin your morning with a fresh cup of tea/ coffee and enjoy a full delicious bowl of cereal without a single worry about running out to buy milk or getting the kids to school on time. Mr. Milkman 1.6.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Stor ein the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Food & Drink – BigDish is proud to announce the release of BigDish – Restaurant Discounts 2.6.15 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. BigDish is a reservation app that lets users make instant reservations on discounted seats at its partner restaurants. Depending on the day and time, discounts range from 10 to 50%. This lets users save money on dining out whilst filling up otherwise empty restaurant seats.  BigDish – Restaurant Discounts 2.6.15 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Productivity – Cloud Hidden Designs, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3, the easiest and most enjoyable way for Apple iOS users to brainstorm with the people they text with. Previously, ideas were mixed in with other text messages. With Wicked Brainstorm, however, a group’s ideas can all automatically be gathered together, while allowing users to collaborate within Messages. When a Wicked Brainstorm collaboration has been completed, the Wicked Brainstorm list can be transformed into a checklist and a group vote can facilitate the process of determining the best ideas. Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3 is completely Free and available worldwide exclusively through the (iMessage) App Store in the Productivity category. It ships with dozens of stickers that can be modified to reflect a user’s font and color preferences. Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3
  21. iOS/Games – Conceptis today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Battleships 1.0 for iPhone and iPad, a challenging single player puzzle game based on the classic game many of us used to enjoy as children. A typical Battleships puzzle consists of a 10×10 grid containing a hidden fleet of ten known ships. The only information is numbers telling how many ship segments are in each row and column, and some given ship segments in various places in the grid. The object is to discover where all ten ships are located in the grid. Discover the ships – solve the puzzle!  Conceptis Battleships 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Additional volumes are available via in-App Purchase.  Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Business – The latest product from innovative app design company Limepresso is already making waves. Logo Maker Shop puts the power to create bold and beautiful logos in the hands of business owners and marketing departments everywhere. Companies can now forfeit the expense of costly designers, thanks to Logo Maker Shop’s pre-loaded, editable templates. Even those with limited creative skills will be able to benefit from the user-friendly interface that the app provides. Logo Maker Shop 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Navigation – Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd is proud to announce the release of NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1, their Augmented Reality app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Sometimes the most important places, cool stuff, locations in an unfamiliar city get hidden in a plain sight. In order to fix this location-aware issue, Codiant brought Augmented Reality to rescue. NearBy AR is a map-friendly app where you can find the great eats, ATMs, hospitals, picture-worthy sights, and much more nearby. NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1
  24. iOS/Games – Redi Games is proud to announce the release of Pepperoni Madness 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The game is the latest release by Polish gamedev studio, Redi Games. The mobile game is aimed at all fans of tasty Italian pies and logic games. The player gains points by aligning as many matching pizza slices as they can. The game boasts a fun, unlimited gameplay mode as well as three funky boosters – hungry kid, pizza box and pizzanado – which are guaranted to add some extra spice to the game! Pepperoni Madness 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Independent developer Advenworks is proud to announce the release and availability of Birdy Party 1.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Birdy Party offers a daily dose of disco and challenge to iPhone users. It ingeniously combines match-3 games and 2048 swiping to give the player a unique experience. With more than 10 hours of free to play challenges, Birdy Party won’t let its players get bored with its rewarding new trials added every day. Birdy Party 1.0.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Food & Drink – OneTable is proud to announce the release of OneTable 1.0.13, their new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which allows users to explore available Shabbat dinners by city, search and filter for specific dinners, sign up to attend a dinner, and even manage dinners they are hosting. Everyone can find the right Friday night dinner, whether that’s roasting challah over a campfire, toasting with rose on a rooftop, or anything in-between. OneTable is here for however you Shabbat. OneTable 1.0.13 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food and Drink category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Education – Ahoiii Entertainment is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Inspired by classical lift-out puzzles, the educational game Fiete Puzzle is very easy to play. The intuitive controls and large puzzle pieces are ideal for infants. Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Photos & Video – InfyOm is proud to announce the release of InfyPics – Best Photo editor frame collage maker 1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app offers hundreds of blending backgrounds/frames/magazines, collage layouts up to 6 photos and hundreds of single image layout editor, hundreds of text-overlays and millions of possible photo effects combinations, thousands of stickers to consume with lots of various categories with scrapbooks. InfyPics – Best Photo editor frame collage maker 1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Business – OrangeTreeApps, LLC recently launched the L-Card Pro app that introduces eco-friendly, affordable, electronic business cards on the go. The app is welcomed by professionals who are finding it increasingly cumbersome to carry paper cards. The app will solve this problem effectively by allowing users to create, carry, share and manage unlimited business cards electronically on their smartphones and tablets. L-Card Pro 1.1 is available for a Free download with Online Subscription at iTunes app store in the Business category. There is also a Web app version. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Social Networking – Big Fire Innovations, LLC is excited to announce the official launch of Let’s Grub 1.05.04 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the first and only mobile app that makes dining meet-ups quick and easy. Let’s Grub is a comprehensive mobile app that simplifies the process of getting together in social situations. When it comes to grabbing lunch, meeting for drinks, or setting dinner plans, Let’s Grub fills a void where other options have fallen short. The process is simple: Search – Invite – Eat.  Let’s Grub 1.05.04 is free and is available worldwide in the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Games – 23 Ra Games is pleased to announce the release of Zombie Raider Of Ra 2.0, their exciting game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Zombie Raider Of Ra is an 3D action game for mobile phones that boasts simple controls and amazing gameplay. The main goal of the game is run as many meters as possible, but the game offers much more, such as collecting achievements or rivaling other players. Zombie Raider Of Ra 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Social Networking – Hirshmania! LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of TV Yapp 1.0.9, their new social networking/chat app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. TV Yapp was developed specifically for people who love talking about TV but hate spoilers. TV Yapp 1.0.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. TV Yapp on the App Store
  33. iOS/Productivity – Independent developer, Michal Kos is pleased to announce the release of a new version of an iOS app Quick Notes. Simple and efficent app for writing notes that you want to access anywhere, anytime in your Notifications Center or on Apple Watch. Quick Notes – Notes with widget 2.0.1 is available for free with In-App purchase unlocking all features. It is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  34. macOS/Photography – Romanian professional software company, Day 1 Solutions SRL announces the launch of their multimedia app Image Cleaner – Duplicate Photo Finder and Remover 1.0, for macOS. After a few successful macOS apps like: Icon Plus, Perfect Face and Image Crop with over 10K users, this new vision of the company offers more flexibility for their users to uncover many different layers of their needs. Image Cleaner – Duplicate Photo Finder and Remover 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Download from the Mac App Store
  35. iOS/Games – Ovilex Soft, the global leader in 3D driving simulator apps with more than 100 million downloads and a Facebook community that recently added its 750,000th fan, announced today that its much-anticipated new title Driving School 2017 is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. There is no cost to download the app. Driving School 2017 Version 1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes

iOS App Adaptation of Science Fiction Novel “Cumulus”

Books – Bound is pleased to announce the launch of “Cumulus,” an adaptation of the original novel by best-selling author Eliot Peper. Bound is a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. The app is available for free in the iOS App Store.

“Cumulus takes place in a world that we seem to be barreling into,” said the author. “Tech consolidation, ambient AI, crumbling public institutions, escalating economic inequality, persistent surveillance, these are all things that have migrated from science fiction into reality. Bound’s platform will bring that world to life, enriching the narrative with original art and extras. It’s been a delight seeing how deep their sourcebook goes, and I can’t wait for fans to access it. We all read books, watch movies, and play games. But Bound is leveraging the malleability of digital media to build something new and unique, a perfect example of what the future of storytelling might look like.”

Bound recently launched with exclusive content based on the new novel “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.” by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, and “Purgatorio,” a sci-fi adventure series by award-winning author John Shirley, based on the “Midnight Star: Renegade” mobile game universe developed by Industrial Toys and best-selling author John Scalzi. Bound has also announced agreements with acclaimed creators Gunslinger Studios, former Pixar and Telltale Games creative Stephan Bugaj, award-winning game writer Matt Entin, and writer and linguist Nick Farmer. Bound will be announcing new relationships in the coming months.

About Eliot Peper

Eliot Peper is a novelist and strategist based in Oakland, CA. He writes fast-paced, deeply-researched stories with diverse casts that explore the intersection of technology and society and is the author of Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series.

He’s helped build numerous technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang.

His books have been praised by Popular Science, Businessweek, TechCrunch, io9, and Ars Technica, and he has been a speaker at places like Google, Qualcomm, and Future in Review.

About Bound

Bound is a mobile fiction platform for people that love heroes, villains, and epic stories set in interesting worlds. Founded by game industry veterans, the company is an angel-backed startup based in Southern California.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.2 or later
  • 136 MB

Bound 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

I like this new format of reading, audio, and artwork. I’ve downloaded Bound and started on Cumulus, though I have not gotten very far yet. This is something that I encourage you to try if you have an iOS device and like books.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 06/2017

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.

June 2017

  1. iOS/Games – MobileTin is proud to announce the release of Tap Drift – Wild Run Car Racing 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This new generation car racing game involves amazing drifting skills in order to feel the best car racing experience ever.  Tap Drift – Wild Run Car Racing 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Tap Drift – Wild Run Car Racing 1.1
  2. iOS/Games – Heliox Media, an independent developer of casual games, today is pleased to announce the release of Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush in space 1.1, their new casual game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Rocket Miner, players must test their fast reactions to survive the asteroid field while collecting valuable items, and ultimately to reach the highest score. Collision with enemies are lethal, while picking up gold and gem asteroids, along with valuable container ships are rewarding. The game is a spin-off of the previously released physics game Space geckos – Recuse Mission, which was inspired by real world events in 2014. Rocket Miner – Endless gold rush in space 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Productivity – DEVONtechnologies today is pleased to announce the release of DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5, the iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac. DEVONthink To Go is DEVONtechnologies’ document management solution for iOS. Serving as repository for a large variety of data types it lets users keep all their important documents with them at all times. It offers a rich set of organizing features as well as built-in viewers and editors for many file formats. A document provider extension makes documents available in other apps and the fast and reliable synchronization keeps the data always in sync with its Mac counterpart, DEVONthink, without compromizing the user’s privacy. DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5 is $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase.  Purchase and Download
  4. iOS/Business – ABBYY(R), a leading global provider of technologies and solutions to action information, today announced the launch of the cloud-based web client for ABBYY Business Card Reader. The new web version gives iOS and Android users access to their digitized contacts on a computer, in addition to a smartphone, tablet and Apple Watch. Due to the cross-platform synchronization, business cards digitized using the mobile app are instantly uploaded to the cloud storage, which is encrypted and protected to guarantee user security and privacy. To use ABBYY Business Card Reader’s web client, open BCR’s website, click Login and enter the email and password you used to synchronize your contacts with the cloud in the mobile app. The web client works with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. All the features are free for the users of the mobile app. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – Vichitra Games, the critically acclaimed game development studio launches Mrityu – The Terrifying Maze 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Mrityu is the newest game published by this India-based game development studio after the critically acclaimed: Politics Challenge, Mystery Numbers and Romi and Road Juliet. Mrityu – The Terrifying Maze 1.1 is free and is available through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Kloppe Media, a German indie game studio, is pleased to announce the release of its latest title, Tappy Sky 1.01 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, and Windows 10 devices. The game is a unique mix of shoot em up and clicker game where you must fight back an alien invasion. Tappy Sky 1.01 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. macOS/Productivity – PowerSurge Publishing is proud to announce the release of Notenik 3.0 for macOS. Does the Mac world really need another note-taking app? Perhaps not, and yet a new one, Notenik, has recently entered this crowded field. For users seeking cutting-edge user interface design, all we can say is: best move along, this is not the app you were looking for. Similarly, for those who have been beguiled by the notion that a “note” consists of all sorts of odds and ends other than text, Notenik will not be their cup of tea.  Notenik 3.0 is free, and is available at the Notenik website. Direct Download Link
  8. iOS/Photo & Video – So Many Ideaz Pty Ltd. is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Pug Chalk Photo Editor – Stickers for Dog & Puppy 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Pug Chalk Photo Editor is the new and decidedly different photo editor created especially for Pugs and their Hoomans. Pug lovers can share the fun by using amusing stickers, stencils, and more to create entertaining photos of their four-legged friends. Pug Chalk – make your Pugs talk. Pug Chalk Photo Editor – Stickers for Dog & Puppy 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Convenient in-app purchases offer entertaining stickers and artwork to enhance pug photos. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – 1Games is proud to announce the release of Wild Zombie Online 1.1, its fun-to-play animal action/adventure game developed for iOS and Android devices. Go hunt! If you don’t hunt first, you will be hunted. In Wild Zombie Online, you must become a powerful and violent wild animal hunter who can beat back attacks of numerous hostile animals and to make all wild animals tremble in fear. With gigantic monsters, you must subdue and hunt wild animals who resist and come at you. You must bravely confront the attacks by strong and rough carnivores and give the fear of death to herbivores who stand up against you in a large herd. Wild Zombie Online 1.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Wild Zombie Online 1.1
  10. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce the release of Mr. Catt – Romantic Matching Puzzle 1.5, the significant update to their fascinating and amazingly beautiful puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Mr. Catt – Romantic Matching Puzzle 1.5 is free, and is available through the App Store in the Game category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Quran Reading is please to announce the release of Surah Al-fatiha Mp3 & More Surahs 1.3, their Quran reading app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. Short Surah of Quran is an iOS Quran reading application which includes fifteen short Surah of Quran with their translation, Word by word transliteration and mp3 recitation. It acts like Quran tutor which teaches Muslim Kids the basics of Quran with easy learning features. Surah Al-fatiha Mp3 & More Surahs 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Games – Bleeding Edge Studios is proud to announce the release of Extreme Well Death Stunt Car 1.0, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Bleeding Edge Studios’ latest endeavor into the realm of free-to-play 2D and 3D action and racing games is not frothy. Extreme Well Death Stunt Car is a trial of dexterity which puts the player overdue the helm of an action and thrilling racing game. The game features truly heart-stopping with treat of thrills and spills, while at the same time immersing gamers with interest building texture which guaranteed to challenge any player in new journey in Extreme Well Death Stunt Car. Extreme Well Death Stunt Car 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Games – Liontech Studios is proud to announce the release of Ascension 1.3, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. A mobile game like no other, Ascension will have you feeling everything from happiness, relaxation and joy to sadness, tension and anger.  Ascension 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – MobileTin is pleased to announce the release of Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator 1.0, its parking simulator for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Cargo 3D Car Parking is an amazing game simulator which tests your car driving and parking skills simultaneously. It is designed with amazing features which stands it out from other competition games apps. Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator 1.0
  15. iOS/Lifestyle – ChackApps is proud to announce the release of TicktsUp 1.0.1 for iOS, a new app to scan and save your purchase receipts. With TicktsUp, now you can save all those old receipts that have accumulated in your wallet. Never worry about losing or throwing away a receipt or ticket again. For a limited period, TicktsUp 1.0.1 will be free. TicktsUp is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – Super Awesome Inc. is proud to announce the release of LuckyStrike: Slot machine RPG 1.0.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPhone touch and Android devices. Lucky Strike was first shown in Korea on February 22nd and has received main featuring in both the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Lucky Strike: Slot Machine RPG 1.0.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Lucky Strike: Slot Machine RPG 1.0.3
  17. iOS/Productivity – Fanatic Software, developers of the wildly popular Pocket Informant for iOS, macOS, and Android, announces an update for Informant 5 (Release 5.11), an excellent productivity app for managing your busy personal and professional life. Informant is a cross-platform planner app that combines your Calendar, Tasks, Projects, and Notes into a single app. Informant 5.11 has some new updates such as a new Date Picker that resembles an actual calendar, and a new watchOS app. This release also addresses a number of small fixes and crashes that some users were experiencing.  Pocket Informant 5.11 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/News – Matrix News LLC today announces a limited time giveaway of Matrix News 1.0. A brand new RSS Reader + Radio player app for iOS devices that also reads incoming news. Matrix News allows you to view all of your preferred news sources and play your favorite radio stations from a single place. When configured with all of your favorite news, this app is the most efficient news reader that you’ll encounter with its unique features. It will even read the incoming news to you. Matrix News 1.0 is FREE for a limited time. Normally $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Photo & Video – Button Software Inc. has brought many amazing applications for the iOS users worldwide. This time, it is all about photo editing and collage as the software giant today is pleased to announce the release of Mixoo, an all-new and updated version of its most downloaded application. Mixoo has recently received new updates with version 3.0 and it is available for download on App Store for free. Button Software Inc. is known for creating excellent and unique applications that are the result of consistent research and development with Mixoo being no exception as the professional photo editing and collage making app is the ultimate solution for everyone in their pockets. Mixoo 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Games – Sporting an arcade like cartoonish look and feel, Rocklien Run is a space runner game that entertains and excites without end. It is colorful, fast, and full of fun. But be forewarned – while it is one of the easier games in terms of learning how to play – but, it will be one the hardest games for you to master. In this game, you are spaceship commander and it’s your job to steer your ship at whatever speed you like into the unknown, while avoiding anything that could cause you to explode or be destroyed. The outerspace you will encounter will be unlike anything you would see in Cosmos; rather, you will be warping through rainbow fields. Free from iTunes. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Health & fitness – Certified meditation coach and founder of OMG. I Can Meditate!, Lynne Goldberg, today is very pleased to announce the official launch of Breethe 3.0, the next generation of the popular guided meditation and mindfulness app for iOS and Android devices. Re-named Breethe, the app builds on the success of OMG. I Can Meditate! as one of the world’s top meditation apps and the easiest way to meditate. And now sets its sights on becoming the definitive companion app to help people enjoy a lifestyle of calm and balance. As more and more people are experiencing the benefits of meditation, they are seeking to integrate these benefits into all aspects of their daily lives. Breethe 3.0 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Entertainment – Introducing the latest update, CutCuts 0.0.26, for the debut application of Independent Developer Jacob Brubaker, a minor update to his new auto-merging dub app developed for iOS and Android devices. It would have been better if he/she had said. At some point in time, everyone has thought that. Cutcuts gives people a platform to do exactly that. And in the most user friendly way on the market.  CutCuts 0.0.26 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Books – Today Bound is announcing the launch of “Purgatorio,” a new fiction series by award-winning author John Shirley, based on the “Midnight Star: Renegade” mobile game universe developed by Industrial Toys and best-selling author John Scalzi. Bound is a new mobile app that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. Bound is available in the IOS app store. Bound 1.0 is Free and currently available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category.  Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Photo & Video – Ollywan Limited announces the latest version of Winstag 1.2.2, an app for the stylists and fashion bloggers. The updated version of the Winstag app has now been made available by Ollywan Limited for the savvy and fashion conscience individual. It provides a platform where the trendiest individuals can become influencers of the fashion and style space. It provides users with an opportunity to share the latest styles and trends that the fashion industry has to offer. This unique platform also allows its users to follow their friends, bloggers, and celebrities to see what they are wearing as well. Winstag app is currently available for Free worldwide through the iTunes app store in Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Stickers – Happy the dog, Rainbow giraffe, Lila the bird, Ducky (the duck!) and more fun characters are brightening up iMessage conversations around the globe, as The Happy Juul Company are proud to launch their new iOS Sticker App “Happy Juul.” Offering over 100 stickers, Happy Juul 1.33 allows people of all ages to add charm, fun and color to their daily iMessage conversations. Happy Juul 1.33 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Stickers category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Photo & Video – While emojis add fun and flair to any conversation, after a while even the biggest library of expressions and icons gets boring and predictable. Fortunately, that’s a problem that the developers at Picartio Inc. have solved with their delightful – and certainly unique – new app FantasMoji.  FantasMoji 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Food & Drink – For the vast majority of people, understanding and deciphering complex and confusing food label ingredients is impossible, and often leads to making eating choices that aren’t aligned with their weight management and wellness goals – or are just plain unsafe and hazardous to their health. Finally, this common problem has a brilliant solution: the innovative new Whatsinit? app from Two Docs Ltd. Whatsinit? 1.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Education – Clapenjoy SRL is proud to announce the release of Preschool Learning Games for kids – Hello Spring 1.22 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The learning games for kids encourages them to discover nature, an early science kids app especially designed for ages 2 to 5. Play and learn with free preschool and kindergarten interactive games, puzzles and enjoy the colorful rewards. Preschool Learning Games for kids – Hello Spring 1.22 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Productivity – KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of “Find that Book” version 1.0 for iPhone and iPad devices. You’ve got plenty of books in various bookcases and you stopped trying to sort them? This App will help you find them! Once and for all take photos of your books by bundles and keyword them (titles, authors). Find that Book 1.0 is Free until 50 book bundles and can be unlocked and ad free for an in-app purchase of $1.99 USD (free during the launch week). It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity (Books) categories. Download From iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game today is pleased to announce the release of 2048 Time Attack 1.0, a new incarnation of the popular 2048 game for iOS and Android devices. Featuring fast-paced, yet intuitive gameplay, 2048 Time Attack offers the added challenge of a time limit with numerous modes and options to unlock. 2048 Time Attack 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Games – Every so often you’ll come across a game that’s a bit different and gives you a new challenge to take on. It’s a game where you get to build your own solar system, complete with its own sun and a bunch of planets. It’s not as easy as you would think, because once you have the sun in place, there is its gravity that you have to contend with and the gravitational pull from the various other planets you start to place. When you first download DP Gravity Simulator you will see an informational page that tells you how things will start out and what you need to do to add planets and create balance between them. The information provided is extremely helpful, but in very small print, so it’s a bit hard to read. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Entertainment – Maysalward(MRD) is proud to announce the release of Magic Painting 1.0, the company’s new entertainment app developed for iOS and Android devices. Magic Painting is an augmented reality AR Coloring Book App in which children can color characters in a printed coloring book and check their work using a mobile device. The drawing is detected, tracked and augmented with an animated 3-D version of the character texture according to the child’s coloring. The App is based on a live texturing process that applies the captured texture from a 2-D colored drawing, and then turning it into a 3-D character in real time. Magic Painting 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Medical – A Boston based company – CarePassport – is on a mission to enable patients to take control of their medical records by allowing patients to aggregate, store, share and manage all their medical data including radiology images, lab results, dental, vitals, medications and more at no cost to the patient. CarePassport brings patient data together in one single, secure health portal, and allows patients to create a secure medical wallet with key information including demographics, insurance, emergency contacts and important health info for emergencies, such as blood type, allergies and medications. The app enables patients to import their medical data from any current patient portal or EMR. CarePassport 6.0.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category. Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Games – Indie developers Wenpo Sun, Andrew Milton and Aileen Marie Bayaca are pleased to announce their pulp sci-fi arcade shooter and endless runner hybrid “Rocklien Run” has been featured on Apples “New games we love” list in the Australian and New Zealand App Stores. Rocklien Run 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Education – Good-game-experience studio, Gro Play today introduces Grow Forest, their new kids play app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Developed for ages 3-9 years, Grow Forest is a city builder game and a mini game collection, in which children develop a wonderful, healthy forest community and learn about environmental topics in a simple and entertaining way. Grow Forest 1.1.1 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. To buy the full version the users can make a one time purchase ($3.99) inside the app. Players will be able to continue building the world they have created in the free version. Download from iTunes
  36. macOS/Music – AppGeneration has released a major update for myTuner Radio app for Mac. Besides the main features that are common to all of myTuner Radio apps and platforms: listening to 40,000 live radio stations from more than 200 countries/territories, listening to more than 1 million podcasts and finding the top played songs on the radio, the new version comes with a redesigned UI and it’s compatible with MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Version 2 of myTuner Radio for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store! There is a Pro at $9.99 and a Free version. Both are available on the Mac App Store.
  37. iOS/Games – Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Who isn’t, and if you have ever fantasized about being in such dramatic and grand times, without the bad stuff, then downloading Castle Breakout should be at the top of your download list. Castle Breakout is exactly what it claims to be; you are a castle security expert, somehow stuck in the castle and your challenge is to get out. To completely escape the castle, it will take several levels of escaping to finally get out, but that’s what makes it so exciting! A cool way of thinking about this game is that it’s the digital version of the popular escape rooms we’ve seen popping up all over. Your challenge to escape a room in this game is to solve puzzles and get closer to the key that will unlock the door to each of the 10 unique and intricate environments within which you will explore, decipher, solve and escape. Can you escape? Free through iTunes. Download from the iTunes store
  38. iOS/Travel – If you don’t like playing it by ear, this might be the travel app that helps you to get everything organized for your local, or international trips. No more calling here, there, and everywhere- crystal clear planning can all take place in the palm of your hand with Preparture. Signing in is made easy by using your Facebook or Google account. The landing screen has a colorful, fun feel that says “let’s explore”. There are two main icons on the screen: One for traveling locally, and the other for travelling in the next 24 hours. Other icons in the background let you know that this app does more than just keep dates and times. Clicking on the local icon will take you to your method of travel, and from there you insert your current location and destination details. Free through the App store. Download from iTunes
  39. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that Collider Shapes is going to be released on iOS and Android all over the world on June 29th. Collider Shapes is a game of dodge which includes 99 levels and three modes in total. Started with unlocked Standard mode, players can unlock Inverted mode and Angles mode with 2000 points. Players can earn points by passing a level or colliding with the green and orange power ups. Collider Shapes 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

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