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A Look Back at ‘John’s Notes’ for June 2019

I have been seeing other Bloggers post a monthly review of what they have posted. I thought that I would give that a try. This is my first monthly summary and I will see how you, my readers react to it. You may see some posts listed more than once when they fit into multiple categories. 

If you have an opinion one way or the other about my monthly summary, please give me your feedback.


What I’ve read and reviewed:

Believe it or not, publishing book reviews was how I started Blogging. My first review appeared in Spring 2014. Since then I have been able to complete more than 100 books each year and write a review of each. 

  1. Book Review: “Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War”
  2. Book Review: “The Atlantis Deception”
  3. Book Review: “Conspiracy of Lies”
  4. Book Review: “The Oppressed”
  5. Book Review: “The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942”
  6. Book Review: “Darkness” 

The Mac and iOS

The second area I began posting about was Mac and iOS devices. I have posted a number of articles over the years. I also began a couple of years ago to publish a few Mac related Product Announcements. I have always felt that many simply don’t realize the breadth of the OS X software library. 

macOS/iOS Apps, Reviews and Tech Tips:

  1. Do you need a better clipboard?
  2. FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2019

Product Announcements:

  1. macOS New app Release – GraphicConverter 11
  2. macOS New App Release – MacDraft 7
  3. macOS New App Release – fmESignature Link
  4. Mac and iPad Accessories – Developer’s Gear Case
  5. macOS New app Releaser – Machines at War 3 v3.1
  6. macOS New App Release – IconMenu 1.0
  7. macOS New App Release – TopXNotes 1.8.8
  8. macOS New app Release – ChronoSync 4.9.3
  9. macOS New app Release – UI Browser 2.8.1
  10. macOS New App Release – Mirror for Hisense TV
  11. macOS New App Release – Path Finder 8.5
  12. macOS New app Release – SessionRestore
  13. macOS New app Release – Lyttony 1.0
  14. macOS Software Sale – Xwavesoft Products
  15. macOS New App Release – Sparkle 2.8
  16. macOS New app Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0
  17. macOS New app Release – Default Folder X 5.3.7
  18. macOS New App Release – PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11
  19. macOS New app Release – Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4
  20. macOS New App Release – BatchOutput PDF 2.2.37

Related to WWII:

I have always been interested in the WWII period of history. In the past year or so I have “raised the bar” so to speak and have begun to read, watch and visit WWII related sites. 

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 320 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

The “About WWII” page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

  1. Book Review: “Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War”Friday WWII Flix: “World War II in Colour”
  2. Music of WWII: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
  3. Friday WWII Flix: “D-Day 6.6.1944”
  4. Some Interesting Facts about “The Longest Day”
  5. Music from WWII – “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”
  6. A Relic of WWII is Returned
  7. Book Review: “The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942”
  8. A Podcast about Kristallnacht
  9. Friday WWII Flix: “36 Hours of Hell”
  10. 3D Comparison of WWII German Armor
  11. WWII German POW returns to say Thanks – Intermission Story (27)
  12. Friday WWII Flix: “La Dernière Section”
  13. D-Day  from a different view
  14. The Numbers for D-Day
  15. 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Music:

  1. Music of WWII: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
  2. Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Ya Bassa” by Clanadonia
  3. Music from WWII – “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”
  4. Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Dancing on the Moon”
  5. Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Of Gods and Men”

Automation, Robots, and Drones – Oh My!:

  1. Uber Eats Planning Delivery by Drone

Space and Rockets:

  1. Nuclear Rockets, the Future of Space Propulsion?
  2. Sailing in Space on Light

Health and Coffee:

  1. Are 8 Glasses of Water Per Day Needed?
  2. 2B-Alert Web 2.0 Better Predicts When to Take Caffeine
  3. Want a Perfect Cup of Coffee?

 


Miscellaneous:

  1. Mixer last night at the Texas Military Forces Museum
  2. Flag Day
  3. Wednesday SciFi Flix: “Rim of the World”
  4. Hurricane Season 2019 has Begun

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

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

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

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

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

June 2019

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

macOS Software Sale – Xwavesoft Products

Product Announcements – Xwavesoft of Odessa, Ukraine follows the established Summer Sale tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products, such as Be Focused, Focus Matrix, Cloud Outliner, Top Contacts, Daily Habits. From Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 16, all Xwavesoft’s applications will be offered at 60% discount on both iOS and Mac App Stores.

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

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

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 16.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2019

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

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

May 2019

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

macOS New App Release – ZoogVPN

Product Announcements ZoogVPN of Patras, Greece has recently implemented a new feature for iOS, Android and macOS apps called VPN on Demand (Auto-reconnect on disconnect). This feature which can be found in the Settings screen of the app and when switched on ensures that your VPN connection is maintained in case of any disconnects as long as Internet connectivity is available. This is especially useful for mobile phones when changing from Wi-Fi to 3G/4G and back.

Benefits of the new feature:

  • Auto-reconnect if VPN connection drops
  • Ensures that no data is leaked from your device in case of VPN connection drop
  • Replaces and/or complements Kill Switch functionality by immediately reconnecting to VPN
  • Uses in-built VPN On Demand feature of iOS and macOS operating systems
  • Continuously scans for Internet connectivity to reconnect the VPN on Android devices
  • We are also working on introducing this feature to Windows desktop application in the near future.

Please note we’ve also released a Kill Switch feature for macOS app which ensures your data remains private in case the VPN connection drops. Kill switch acts as a safety line to ensure that no packets escape from your mac in case VPN connection is interrupted.

To update your ZoogVPN app to the latest version please visit the ZoogVPN website.

macOS New App Release – ChronoAgent 1.9.2

Product Announcements Econ Technologies of Casselberry, Florida has released ChronoAgent 1.9.2, the indispensable companion app to ChronoSync and it is available for download. This ChronoAgent maintenance release adds details to the console logs, improves concurrent file operations and takes advantage of the latest security features available. Several potential crashes were quashed as part of the suite of bug fixes and tweaks.

ChronoMonitor 1.1.3, the best tool to stand watch over your sync and backup performance, offers support for the latest iOS device sizes including iPhone X, Xr, Xs and Xs Max! There’s a new Activity Graph showing separate metrics as well as numerous tweaks, refinements and bug fixes.

Owners of ChronoAgent can start using version 1.9.2 today with a simple download and update! If you don’t already own ChronoAgent, download today and start the 15-day free trial on your Mac to accept secure, reliable and higher performance connections from ChronoSync Macs than using standard file sharing. The ChronoSync/ChronoAgent combination allows you to synchronize files between two Macs, back up Macs to a Mac server or even maintain a bootable backup over a network. ChronoAgent 1.9.2 works on macOS 10.10 or newer and is available for $14.99.

Get ChronoMonitor version 1.1.3 through the iOS App Store. Learn how to better track and monitor your backups straight from your iPhone with ChronoMonitor at EconTechnologies.com.

ChronoSync, the multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clone and folder synchronizing, is designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. Full working trial licenses are available, or purchase ChronoSync for $49.99. ChronoAgent allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device so you can access or transfer your data! Full working trial licenses are available, or purchase ChronoAgent for $14.99. ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that monitors Macs running ChronoSync or ChronoAgent. ChronoMonitor is available in the Apple App Store for $3.99.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2019

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

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

April 2019

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

macOS Accessory – Wirelessly Share iPhone or iPad display with Mirror for Mac

Product Announcements – AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released “Mirror for Mac or Windows PC“. With this app every iPhone or iPad owner can mirror the display of their phone or tablet on a Mac or PC.

Wireless phone screen sharing:
The idea for the app arose from the demand of app developers and other professionals who could not find an easy wireless alternative for presenting the content of their phone. “Nowadays it is common practice to connect your computer with a cable to a projector or large TV screen during presentations or demonstrations. Our new app makes it possible to share your phone screen with the same setup without the need of an AppleTV or additional cables,” says Jan van Ottele, CEO of AirBeamTV.

Ideal classroom solution:
In addition, according to Van Ottele, the app is excellent to use in a classroom or training environment. “Especially when teaching at external locations, it is usually not practically organized in terms of technology and you are dependent on the computer systems present. However, with our app you can always share videos, photos and apps from your own phone, as long as the computer or screen you are viewing them is connected to the internet and has the free Chrome browser.”

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 12.0 or later
  • 124 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for Mac or Windows PC 3.3.1 is free to download in the App Store. Users can test the app free before upgrading to the paid version ($4.99 in the US App Store). The premium version has no time limits for mirroring and supports lifetime updates. For both the free and the paid version, everyone can count on fast and free customer service.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 03/2019

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

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

March 2019

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

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macOS New App Release – iMazing 2.9

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Product Announcements – Independent developer DigiDNA of Geneva, Switzerland has released iMazing 2.9 for macOS and iMazing 2.8 for Windows. iMazing is the powerful iOS device management app that allows transferring of messages, music, files, and other types of data from any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device. The App is also an excellent option for users who are looking for a way to quickly and safely backup any iOS device.

This new version of iMazing offers a completely overhauled message extraction engine which now boasts the ability to export, display and print data from iMessage and WhatsApp conversations faster and in greater detail than ever before. The app can also provide native PDF export support, custom printing options, bulk export of attachments, and much more.

“This update really is us responding to our user’s feedback and requests,” says DigiDNA’s Gregorio Zanon. “Lawyers who need to document interactions with their clients, parents wishing to prove a point in delicate custody cases, and even fiancÃ(C)s making booklets of their electronic courtship to surprise their significant other – all have provided invaluable insights in their specific use case.”

Key WhatsApp and Messages export features include:

  • Native PDF export solution: Export or print all conversations in bulk, including images and emojis
  • Custom printing options: Choose paper size and orientation, margins and content scale
  • More metadata: View and print message status, group chat events information, location sharing status and more. Include contact details and extraction metadata for increased legal weight
  • Bulk export of all attachment types: Images, videos, contacts, locations, documents and more
  • Text search and date range filter
  • Detailed CSV exports include all chat metadata
  • Excellent performance and low footprint on memory and processor resources

In addition to saving and printing iPhone Messages and WhatsApp chats, iMazing offers a wealth of other features:

  • Transfer all data from an old iPhone to a new one
  • Manage Music, Ringtones, Photos, eBooks, and more
  • Install apps (.ipa) to an iOS device without using the App Store
  • Save and restore game progress or app documents and settings
  • Drag and Drop file transfer to any iOS device
  • Transfer Safari bookmarks from iOS to Mac or Windows PC without iCloud
  • Extract mobile browsing history from backups
  • Transfer call logs from iPhones in .CSV format
  • Save voicemails as audio files for later listening on a computer
  • Export iPhone contacts from all accounts in VCard or .CSV format
  • Export entire calendars or specific events in iCal or .CSV format

Power users can also create editable “Blueprint” backups that can then be restored to multiple iOS devices at once. Users can edit the blueprint to designated which files are to be restored to the devices. The app also helps users save space on their device, making it easy to choose which apps and data should remain on the device.

System Requirements:

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

Pricing and Availability:
iMazing 2.9 for macOS is free to download and is available worldwide exclusively through the iMazing website. Premium features require the purchase of a license. A Single License (1 computer) is $44.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). The 2.9 (macOS) and 2.8 (Windows) updates are free for all iMazing 2 license owners.