Tag Archives: macOS

macOS New App Release – PDF Studio 2019

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Product Announcements Qoppa Software of Atlanta, Georgia has released PDF Studio 2019, their powerful, intuitive PDF Editor for macOS. This new version delivers integration with Docusign and Cloud Storage Services to help users manage, store and sign electronic documents, as well as user accessibility tools to create PDF/UA compliant documents. PDF Studio 2019 adds many new exciting features, including:

* Cloud Storage Integrations: Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive
* Docusign® Integration
* Creation of Accessible Tagged PDFs (PDF/UA)
* Split Document View
* Improved PDF Overlay Comparison (Now Vector Export!)
* Fix Scan Tool
* Sanitize Tool

Two new major integration features in this version will help users track, store and manage their PDF documents and reduce paper use, at work or at home. They are available on all platforms (macOS, Windows, and Linux), not only in Qoppa’s PDF editing application, PDF Studio but also in Qoppa’s free PDF reader, PDF Studio Viewer.

PDF Studio 2019 is fully integrated with major document storage systems, Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive, allowing users to browse, load and save documents from and to the cloud, in the same easy way as they access files on their local file system.

The Docusign integration makes it easy to manage legal agreements that require third-party signatures, such as invoices, leases, work orders or rental contracts. Documents and forms are created and customized in our PDF editing application, then sent seamlessly to Docusign, through the integrated interface, where they can be populated with signatures fields, and sent off for signing. The integrated document workflow will no doubt save valuable time and effort in the daily routine of many business professionals and contractors.

User accessibility features were added in version 2019, allowing users to create accessible tagged PDFs, by exploring, verifying, creating and editing tags in a document. The accessibility tags are attached to the different objects present in the content of a PDF, such as headings, images, paragraphs, and tables. They are designed to help accessibility software, such as screen readers, understand the document structure and present the information accurately to readers with disabilities. PDF/UA standard is the PDF sub-format that defines these tags.

The new Split Document View allows to view or inspect the content of two non continuous PDF pages in a long and complex PDF document at once. It is useful when users need to refer to one part of a document, while reading another. There are options to split the view vertically or horizontally, and to copy the zoom level from one view to the other.

The already powerful Overlay Comparison feature was enhanced this cycle, allowing to compare 2 or more PDF documents by changing their color then overlaying them, in such a way that identical content is shown in gray and differences are highlighted in different colors. This feature is especially useful for architects and engineers to visually identify even small differences in architectural drawing and blueprints. The new automatic alignment and scaling tool makes it easy to precisely superimpose documents coming from different sources and having disparate offset, scale, or even rotation. For performance and accuracy, the exported comparison document is now vector based, with all overlaid documents saved in separate layers, that can be turned on and off with a click.

Fix Scan comes with various functions to clean up scanned documents, including a deskewing function to straighten pages, an OCR function to recognize and add searchable text, and finally an optimize function to reduce the size of the images, and improve image resolution and compression algorithm.

PDF Studio 2019 includes many other improvements, such as a sanitize tool, search and markup, search & redact, ability to customize quick access toolbar with favorite tools, merge and flatten layers. PDF Studion is available from the website.

macOS New App Release – ChronoSync Express 1.3.1

Product Announcements Econ Technologies of Casselberry, Florida has released ChronoSync Express 1.3.1. Several potential rare crashes are resolved, reliability is improved and ChronoSync Express now more efficiently stores, loads and saves the Scheduler Database.

Duilio Proni, President of Econ Technologies, Inc. said: “ChronoSync Express benefits from all the development behind the full version of ChronoSync.” Adding, “When our engineers complete a maintenance cycle on ChronoSync, everything learned is next rolled into ChronoSync Express to keep our Mac App Store and Setapp customers up to date.”

See the details of all the changes in the Release Notes.

Owners of ChronoSync Express can start using these new features today with a free update! If you don’t already own ChronoSync Express, you can find it on the Mac App Store for $24.99 (USD). Or try ChronoSync Express along with over 140 other Apps as part of the Setapp subscription service. ChronoSync Express is designed to work on macOS version 10.10 and newer.

Econ Technologies, Inc has been creating Apple software for over 20 years. ChronoSync Express is part of a suite of macOS and iOS products. ChronoSync Express is the entry-level version of ChronoSync, the complete synchronization and backup utility for macOS. It is the perfect tool for those who want to synchronize files and folders between two computers. It can also perform local backups to external hard drives, NAS devices, and file servers. For high-performance file sharing, it is fully compatible with ChronoAgent. It can even exchange files with iOS devices running InterConneX and send completion notifications to your iPhone via ChronoMonitor.

macOS New App Release – Application Wizard 4.0

Product Announcements MaBaSoft of Milano, Italy has released Application Wizard 4.0, a major update of their popular menu-based launcher, quitter, switcher, and navigation tool for macOS. Application Wizard allows users to create groups of applications to easily access favorite applications and quickly open or quit multiple applications at the same time. It allows smooth switching between running applications and open windows and provides a single application mode to reduce screen clutter.

With Application Wizard, users can also browse volumes and favorite folders to rapidly open enclosed items, eject and mount disks, check memory usage, and easily access recent documents and contacts. Application Wizard previews images, music, movies, and documents and displays file properties and metadata.

Finally, Application Wizard allows users to define keyboard shortcuts so that they can quickly accomplish frequent tasks by pressing keys on their keyboard. Shortcuts can be used, for instance, to quit all running applications, or switch back to the previous application, or turn single application mode on and off.

Version 4.0 is fully 64-bit and solves the incompatibilities with macOS 10.14 Mojave and APFS volumes. It supports Dark Mode and Retina displays and introduces many improvements, including fully revised previews and contacts.

Language Support:
* US English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, or 10.14 (Mojave)

Pricing and Availability:
Application Wizard 4 costs $19.00 (USD) for new users and $7.00 (USD) for users who purchased version 2 or version 3. Family and site licenses are also available. Purchases can be made through the website.

macOS New App Release – Mirror for TCL TV

Product Announcements AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released their mirroring app for Mac computers exclusively developed for TCL Smart TVs.

The new sheriff in town?
TV shoppers looking for a cheaper alternative for major brands like Samsung, LG or Sony have increasingly embraced the newer TV brand TCL. This large Chinese TV manufacturer claimed the No. 1 position in the US TV market in March this year, citing US market research firm NPD’s data. Back in 2011, the company signed a 10-year deal worth more than $5 million for the naming rights to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. to be named the TCL Chinese Theater.

Screen mirroring app for Mac
AirBeamTV, a global market leader in screen mirroring apps for Apple products, announced they have launched this new mirroring app for Mac users to answer the growing demand from TCL TV owners.

According to the company’s CEO, Jan Van Ottele, AirBeamTV is adapting to the changing landscape of Smart TVs in the US market. “We have received a lot of requests from Mac users to provide a high-quality screen mirroring app for newer TV brands. With our app, Mac owners can share videos, photos, and apps from any Mac device to any TCL TV model from 2014 and onward”. Important to notice is that the app also supports TCL TVs running on the Android TV or Roku TV operating systems.

Device Requirements
* Macbook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini & Mac Pro
* Requires MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for TCL TV is free to download on AirBeamTV’s website (trial version). Users can test the app free before upgrading to the paid version ($9.99 directly from AirBeamTV). The premium version has no time limits for mirroring and supports lifetime updates. For both the trial and the paid version, everyone can count on fast and free customer service.

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 New App Release – Graphic Inspector 2.4.3

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Product Announcements Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON), Canada has released Graphic Inspector 2.4.3, a maintenance update to the company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphic files. The software can check entire folders of documents for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. Graphic Inspector is the only tool on the market that lets the graphics industry professionals inspect both raster images and Adobe Illustrator documents.

The new version eliminates the hassles associated with Apple Event sandboxing, a new security measure introduced in macOS Mojave. Under the new policy, applications can no longer interact with each other without prior user authorization. This change directly affects Graphic Inspector which requires access to the Finder and other system resources in order to retrieve and analyze the file data. The new update streamlines the authorization process by clearing all permissions during launch time, which eliminates workflow interruptions during file processing. Graphic Inspector will also reset Apple Event permissions automatically if the authorization was previously revoked by accident.

“Graphic Inspector displays every bit of useful information about vector or raster graphics files and flags the ones that match rules you define,” writes Jay Nelson in Layers magazine. “With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem.”

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, or digital photography. For example, users can quickly locate files whose color mode is CMYK, format – TIFF, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn’t “US Web Coated” and so on. The app offers the following key features:

* Preflight multiple images and vector files
* Customizable checkup presets
* Common checks such as resolution, color mode, and ICC profile
* Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more
* Search image metadata

Pricing and Availability:
Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $19.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Graphic Inspector is free with the purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

macOS New app Release – GraphicConverter 11

Product Announcements – Independent developer, Lemke Software GmbH of Peine, Germany has released GraphicConverter 11, an important update to their popular image editing utility for macOS. The utility, popularly known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of image editing applications, can convert any of over 200 graphic file formats into any of over 90 other graphic formats.

The 1.5 million global users of GraphicConverter will find exciting new features in version 11, including a useful macro recording function, a RAW developer feature, the ability to view and unpack archive files, the ability to create gradients and duo-tone images, and more.

“GraphicConverter 11 has arrived and comes with important new functions that many users will surely have been waiting for,” says Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH. “Of course, it still features simple usage and a wealth of functions that no other program can offer.”

New Features Include:
* Record Macros: Save time by recording steps and applying them to other files
* RAW Developer: A full-screen dialog is now available when opening RAW files
* Unpack Archives: View or unpack archive files
* Wide Equalization: Reduce distortion present in wide-angle shots
* Gradients: Easily create color gradients with up to 10 colors
* Duo-Tone: Color shots with two colors to duo-tone images
* Apple Finder Tags: Use the context menu to directly display and change Finder tags

GraphicConverter 11 continues to be the most efficient way available on the Mac to capture, import, convert, and export images. The app offers users powerful yet easy to use image editing and slideshow capabilities, providing color management profiles, 3D image support and so much more.

Features Include:
* Ability to open files in 200 graphics formats
* Ability to export to over 90 different formats
* Graphical file and picture browser
* Slide show functions
* Powerful batch processor feature
* Import directly from camera (also RAW)
* Catalog generation (web, print, picture)
* TWAIN and image capture interface for scanners
* Direct support of the photo services Flickr and locr
* Support for Applescript
* Express picture enhancement function
* Powerful functions for editing pictures
* Advanced effects and filters
* Plug-in architecture
* Color management with ColorSync and ICC profiles
* 3D image support
* Supports the latest technologies of the different macOS versions
* Multilingual (12 available languages)
* Image verifier
* Ability to browse local copies on cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Amazon Cloud and Google Drive

GraphicConverter 11’s Record Macros function allows users to record functions they use repeatedly in the same order to apply to other files. The new function saves time, making it easier to apply functions to multiple images.

The new RAW Developer feature makes it easier to edit RAW images, thanks to its full-screen dialog when opening RAW files, which offers controls for Exposure, Contrast, and Color Corrections. Picture noise can be reduced, even with 6 controllers.

GraphicConverter’s Unpack Archives feature allows users to view the pictures and documents inside an archive file and unpack them if so desired. The function works with ZIP, TAR, TGZ, and more formats, 13 in all. Plus, editors that organize their work using Apple’s Finder Tags will appreciate the browser context menu’s ability to directly display and change these tags.

Wide-angle photography always has a tendency to distort faces and objects on each end of an image. GraphicConverter 11’s new Wide Equalization feature reduces the distortion, making the shots look more natural.

New functionality in the app now means creating a gradient as a background for a collage or other use is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse. Easily create color gradients with up to 10 colors. The new Duo-Tone feature allows photographers to color their shots with two colors. The darker shades use color 1, while the lighter tones use color two.

“GraphicConverter 11 is a better value than ever, thanks to the new tools we’ve added to the utility,” continues Thorsten. “If you’d like to try GraphicConverter to make sure it fits your needs, you can download the trial version and give it a try.”

Language Support:
English, Germany, French, Japanese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Italian

System Requirements:
* Requires OS X 10.9 or higher
* 64-bit processor
* 153.5 MB

Pricing/Availability:
GraphicConverter 11 is only $39.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 USD.

macOS New App Release – MacDraft 7

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Product Announcements  – Microspot Ltd of Kent, United Kingdom had updated its 2D CAD application, MacDraft Pro & PE 7 64 bit. MacDraft 7 has been rewritten from the ground up to create a new, powerful, and feature-rich application designed to give you a more intuitive and easy to use drawing program. Boasting a large number of new features and improvements including a completely new interface, tool enhancements, new text system, 64-bit compatibility and much more.

Based in Kent, United Kingdom, Microspot prides itself on its easy to use yet professional design applications and MacDraft 7 is right up there as their best yet. MacDraft 7 is now 64 bit meaning it will work seamlessly with Mac OS 10.11 or higher including the upcoming new Mac OS 10.15 and has exciting improvements to text, walls, its library system, and DWG support.

Managing Director Phil Bunker states that “it has been a long process but a rewarding one too, we have liaised with customers new and old to build this beautiful, new and powerful CAD app that we hope is everything you need to keep creating detailed, informative designs on your Mac”

The new interface is built for retina displays and replaces floating palettes with a single screen layout to bring all the tools and options you need right in front of you. The sleek, stylish, intuitive app comes with the option of dark or light mode to switch between if you are running OS Mojave or later. These new features, plus much more, combined with a free 14-day trial and free technical support make it a simple transition for both new and existing customers. MacDraft can be purchased through their website.

macOS New App Release – fmESignature Link

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Product Announcements Databuzz of Sydney, Australia has released fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition), a FileMaker solution that integrates with the DocuSign eSignature platform. fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) is a FileMaker solution that integrates between FileMaker Pro and DocuSign. DocuSign is one of the most popular electronic signature platforms and helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements and allows users to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time.

fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) allows you to quickly send electronic signature requests and download the signed version of the document into FileMaker at the click of a button. fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) is completely unlocked allowing you to integrate it into your existing FileMaker solutions. You can copy and paste examples showing you how to authenticate with the DocuSign API and send signing requests and more at the click of a button.

fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) features include:
* Works with FileMaker Pro 16 or later
* Uses all native FileMaker scripts and functions (no plug-ins required)
* Completely unlocked for you to integrate into your own FileMaker solution
* Can be hosted by FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server
* Works with Macintosh and Windows

“Many of our customers use the FileMaker Platform to run their business and DocuSign for electronic document signing,” said Andrew Duncan, CEO of Databuzz. “With fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) you can send document signing requests and downloaded completed documents from DocuSign at the click of a button, without having to give users direct access to your DocuSign account.”

fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) includes examples for the following DocuSign features:
* Send Document Signing Requests: you can use fmESignature Link to send documents that are generated dynamically from a FileMaker layout, from a PDF file stored in a FileMaker container field, or using a DocuSign Template (including support for multiple recipients and roles)
* Check Status: check the Status of Sent Requests at the click of a button
* Download Completed/Signed PDFs: download the completed PDF file into FileMaker at the click of a button
* Download Form Data: download any associated Form Data back into FileMaker at the click of a button
* Support for Webhooks: have completed PDFs pushed automatically to FileMaker within seconds of being completed (requires FileMaker Server and PHP Custom Web Publishing)
* Support for FileMaker Server Schedules: setup schedules to poll DocuSign every 20 minutes for any newly completed agreements (requires FileMaker Server and PHP Custom Web Publishing)
* Testing Sandbox support: dynamically switch between the DocuSign Sandbox test environment and the live production environment. You can perform all required tests in the free Sandbox account before switching to your live production account

Availability, Pricing, and Compatibility
fmESignature Link is available in a number of licenses: Company, Product (Vertical Solution) and Developer. It is available now from the Databuzz website. Company Licenses start at AUD $795.00. fmESignature Link (DocuSign Edition) requires FileMaker Pro v16 or later and a DocuSign account with API access.