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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

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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Product Review – Pluto TV

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Product ReviewWeb Tools – I categorized this as a ‘web tool’ as it has a web component, but it is really more than simply that. I have known about Pluto TV for a while, but I was reminded of it at the July CapMac meeting where it was mentioned in the presentation on “Streaming TV” services. Many people are ‘cutting the cord’ and doing away with cable services and choosing a streaming option. Pluto TV is one of those options.

Pluto is a free streaming service that has been around since 2013. At the time of this article, it has more than 75 content partners, with over 100 free channels to choose from. Estimates are that more than 6 million use it every month. Pluto TV generates revenue through advertisements displayed to viewers.

A few of the current channels are shown in the image above. Channels are grouped into categories such as News, Sports, Movies, Entertainment, Comedy, Chill Out, Life + Style, and Geek + Gaming. There are also several internet radio stations offered. Some, mostly movie, on-demand content is available in addition to the scheduled programs. You can check out what is currently playing here.  The programming available through Pluto TV is included in the listings within the Apple TV App in the US.

You can view programs from Pluto TV through your web browser, or by downloading the Pluto TV App to your Apple TV or iOS device. Pluto TV can also be viewed via several other devices: Roku, Visio, Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Playstation, and Chromecast.

I do recommend this service/App – I have the App installed on my iPad and Apple TV. Since it is free, I think it is a good option to add.

Pros:

  1. Free
  2. 100+ channels
  3. Available on many different platforms
  4. Has on-demand content

Cons:

  1. Limited current content
  2. Content partners are, for the most part, not mainstream

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2018

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

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

April 2018

  1. iOS/Utilities/Applications – From the same app creators of myTuner Radio, a radio streaming platform with 50 million downloads, Appgeneration now brings you a customizable alarm clock, myAlarm Clock. This app is more than just an alarm clock, since its many features allow you to customize your wake up experience. You can have the pleasure of waking up to your favorite radio stations, podcasts, music, recorded sounds, ringtones, relaxing sounds, or to the talking clock that informs you about the time, weather and the news. myAlarm Clock version 1.0 is currently available for Free for iOS in the App Store and in the Google Play Store in the Utilities/Applications category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Lifestyle – Ustunner, the innovative mobile beauty and wellness services app, is changing the way people practise self-care. Ustunner service professionals have begun beautifying the population of London, and making it a healthier and happier city. Plans are underway to expand into new territories in the coming months. Ustunner 1.1.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  3. macOS/Utilities – DEVONtechnologies updates a number of freeware utilities with enhancements and compatibility fixes. The menubar shortcut app XMenu receives Retina icons, the Services menu extension CalcService accepts numbers with separators, and WordService sorts rich text and correctly sorts numbers. All updates free and recommended to all users. CalcService, WordService, and XMenu are available for free from DEVONtechnologies’ website. Downloads
  4. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.9, an update to their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.9
  5. iOS/Education – Life Learning Apps today introduces Mood Toolbox, their new Education app for iOS and Android devices. Do you know a child that is moody and needs help with regulating their emotions? Mood Toolbox provides games and tips for emotional intelligence. Created by a mom of son with ASD and Special Education teacher with over 30 years experience, this app particularly helps parents, teachers and practitioners to manage moods in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Aspergers and Special Needs. Pet Tricks 1.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Education – School ID Cards and Photos Version 3.1.0 revolutionizes the way student IDs are made and distributed. School ID Cards and Photos 3.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Convenient in-app purchases are available. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Games – Independent development team, Eurostar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Dragon Dreams 1.33, the important update to their entertaining and free-to-play game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Dragon Dreams combines the best elements of quest, role-playing, and arcade games into one easy-to-learn yet challenging game. Dragon Dreams 1.33 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to disable in-game ads and to purchase coins to be used in the game. Dragon Dreams 1.33
  8. iOS/Games – Builders and zombie warriors unite! There is a game in which you can click away to build a fortress and then blast away at zombies, all in one. It’s called Final Fortress – Idle Survivor. In this game, you are a part of a surviving group of humans. The world has been taken over by Mutant Bosses and Zombies. Your job is to construct a dwelling that’s strong enough to defend against these wandering marauders looking to feed on innocent humans. Download for free from the App Store
  9. iOS/Games – Independent development team, Big Root Games is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Furious Heroes 1.3.5 an important update to their popular arcade game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Heavily armed boars are ready for battle, but nothing can stop a brave Viking named TurboAxe, who is primed for victory. It’s time to saddle-up a dragon and ride into battle. Furious Heroes 1.3.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads and purchase additional game coins. Download from App Store
  10. iOS/Productivity – dBelement, LLC is pleased to announce HiFutureSelf 1.8.9, a major upgrade to their popular productivity app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. You can now send messages and reminders based on your location. Send motivating messages when you get to work, send a shopping list for the next time you’re in a store, or a reminder when you leave a class. HiFutureSelf 1.8.9 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Do you have young kids (6-12) who drag their feet when it comes to learning, but jump at the chance to get on a device and play games? Whose kids don’t? Enticing children to learn has always been a challenge, but in today’s world, it has become increasingly creative and effective given the overabundance of learning apps available in the device marketplace to supplement a traditional school education. Available for free from the App Store.
  12. iOS/Weather – I stake no claim to being an expert on anything surf related, but I do know that the right conditions make for a great experience. Knowing where and when to surf can mean the difference between a great time or a day gone wrong. That’s where Epic – Surf Forecast comes to the rescue. Epic, as I will call it, is an app that provides details that surfers need to know before they suit up and set out on the waves. Information provided by Epic comes from knowledgeable sources that rely on precise scientific gear to measure and report on a variety of conditions. Download for free from the App Store.
  13. iOS/Health and Fitness – Fertility Tracker 2.61 is a free app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which is designed for women to help keep track of their periods. This smart and simple app acts as a tracker and calendar to help women with their menstrual cycle. It also works as a helpful fertility calendar, pregnancy monitor and provides accurate ovulation details. This app helps in tracking the PMS symptoms for women. Fertility Tracker 2.61 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from App Store
  14. iOS/Social Networking – CoverMe, Inc. announces CoverMe Private Text & Call 2.8.9, an important update to their iPhone privacy protecting app for iOS devices. For this new version, they added more burner phone numbers, making it better for personal or business; users are now able to transfer documents from Vault to PC and download files from Dropbox to Vault. CoverMe Private Text & Call 2.8.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from App Store

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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 01/2018

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

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

January 2018

  1. iOS/Books – GoltAppzz is proud to announce the release of PDF Voice Reader 1.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Reading PDF documents on mobile devices is not an easy task. Letters are small and on the go, it is difficult to concentrate with. Also, when you are dealing with PDF documents in other languages, you will find that PDF Voice Reader is most helpful. Hearing is sometimes much more supportive than self reading.  PDF Voice Reader 1.6 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Games – Spiel Studios Pvt. Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of Man Vs. Missiles 1.1, their latest addictive and challenging game for iOS and Android devices. In this casual, fun, simple yet challenging game, players will test their piloting skills by flying their plane for as long as they can, while avoiding and destroying incoming missiles which are continuously trying to bring them down. Man Vs. Missiles 1.1 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – People who want to take their love of match 3 gaming to a whole new level, can now feast their senses – and indeed, foist their addiction – on Prize Fiesta 1.41.11: the first match 3 game that delivers actual prizes to each winner’s home. Prize Fiesta 1.41.11 is Free (With In-App Purchases), there is no gambling, betting or bidding of any kind, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. macOS/Security – Independent development team CyberByte today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1, an important update to their antivirus and internet security application for macOS computers. The comprehensive security app provides protection against threats by scanning for and removing viruses, malware, and adware. The utility also scans any local network for all connected devices, allowing users to ensure that no unknown devices are connected to their network.  CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively from the CyberByte website. A premium version of the app, which offers additional features is also available for $24.00 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1
  5. iOS/Games – Game developer Michael Guiliano of Mikey Ace Studios presents “Luge & Boo Tag Team 1.0,” a new wrestling puzzle game now available for free on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and coming to Google Play in early 2018. Luge & Boo Tag Team 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Warm up your engines and prepare to go full throttle! Abylight Studios today is proud to announce the worldwide release of RC Club 1.0, the ultimate radio control simulator for iOS11. Thanks to the augmented reality technology powered by ARKit, RC Club combines real-world physics with intuitive controls to drive a bunch of amazing cars wherever you are. Feel the rush of adrenaline performing impressive stunts and hit the road anytime, anywhere. RC Club – AR Motorsports 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.0 is now available free of cost and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.  Purchase and Download
  8. iOS/Games – Kuyi Mobile, an independent game development company, today is pleased to announce the release of 21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1, their new card game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 21 Royale is Blackjack with a twist! Instead of just multiplying your earnings, you must travel and beat the world’s best bankers (dealers) from various casinos around the globe. Travel from the bustling casino scene in Las Vegas to the high rolling sights of Macau or how about the riveting casino crowd in Monaco? Are you ready to test your Blackjack 21 skills and accept the challenge? Whether you are a casual or hardcore Blackjack 21 player, you will totally enjoy 21 Royale! 21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  21 Royale Blackjack 1.0.1
  9. iOS/Photo & Video – VeprIT today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of SlideFlow 1.0, a new slideshow app for iOS devices. SlideFlow was specifically designed for generating animated photo slideshow with background music, and playing it on a TV screen. SlideFlow offers the most natural viewing experience, presenting the full photograph, and then applying the Ken Burns effect to zoom in on human faces. The user can play the generated video on a connected TV, export, or share it. SlideFlow works over any Wi-Fi network with many modern smart TVs, Apple TV, and Chromecast. SlideFlow 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. SlideFlow on the App Store
  10. iOS/Games – Driven by nostalgic love of the arcade fighting games of the 1990s, 12 to 6 Studios LLC is proud to announce Blood of Patriots 1.0 for iOS and Android devices. The fighting classics of the 90s have been reborn with an infusion of today’s political satire. Choose one of seventeen characters from a mix of presidents, vice presidents, a few senators and 1 judo champion and fight your way through the “Tree of Liberty.” An evil force, lurking in the shadows, threatens our democracy. It is up to you to refresh the tree of liberty and save the republic. Are you the last true patriot? Blood of Patriots 1.0 is Free (With App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Lifestyle – WishAlerts, the m-commerce app that grants “wishes” made by its users, expanded into the US market by officially launching today in the iTunes App store. WishAlerts links communities by allowing users in the same geographical area to connect with others to share information about common interests such as favorite topics, events, groups, or about local businesses. WishAlerts 2.4 is Free for users who sign up by 1-31-18, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. WishAlerts ships in two versions: One for small businesses and one for consumers. Consumers can add wishes, and businesses can provide them, thereby bridging the gap between local supply and demand. Direct Download Link
  12. iOS/Productivity – Faber Acoustical’s SignalScope X brings powerful new tools for dynamic signal analysis and data acquisition to iOS and replaces all the functionality currently found in SignalScope Pro, SignalSuite, IOScope, and RoomScope with subscription-based tool sets. For the first time ever in an iOS app from Faber Acoustical, SignalScope X may be downloaded for free. The user can then start a 7-day free trial of the Pro Tool Set Subscription. Without a subscription, the user is free to continue to use SignalScope X’s multi-channel Oscilloscope tool. SignalScope X is available for download on the App Store, now. SignalScope X 10.0 is Free (with in-app subscriptions) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. App Store Link
  13. iOS/Education – Knbmedia today is pleased to introduce Find Them All: My Pets for iOS, the fourth in their series of “Find Them All” Educational apps for kids 2 – 8. A guided introduction, entirely spoken in 8 languages, to 48 different pets. The 100% interactive app features 7 different activities, including: Match the Pet, Win an Animated Card, Take a Photo, Find the Pet in the Dark, Make a Jigsaw Puzzle from a Photo, Play the Quiz and Watch Videos. My Pets also allows kids to arrange all the cards they win in a virtual album, keep a photo album of all the photos they take, and print, fold, cut out and paste their own paper albums. Find Them All: My Pets 1.0.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Spree Pop is a straightforward mobile game that I really liked. It’s a stripped down, arcade shooter that supports iPhone X and iOS 11. The game features clean, colorful visuals and fun game mechanics. Besides, Spree Pop fun time is dominated by the sprightly soundtrack which makes the game so addictive that once you pop, it’s irresistible. It’s remarkably easy to pick up and play for this game but putting it down is the exact opposite. Its entire set up may be too simplistic for avid mobile gamers, and its bare-bones might not be the best for some player too. But personally, this is my type of game, the only aspect that didn’t go well with my taste is the distracting ads. However, this should not be a major worry; you can remove the ads with a onetime IAP which is pocket-friendly. Download for free from the App Store
  15. iOS/Music – LastThink is proud to announce the release of In & Out Online Radio 2.2, an update to the company’s highly customizable internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible. In & Out Online Radio 2.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. In Out Online Radio 2.2
  16. iOS/Music – Sincere Apps SIA is pleased to announce the release of Piano Chords and Scales 3.0, an important feature update to their popular music app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Piano Chords and Scales allows you to understand all the piano theory related to chords, scales and song composing. The true goal for creating this app was to lower the barrier for an individual to start playing and understanding piano, and how all the theory comes together and how songs can be composed. iano Chords and Scales 3.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Entertainment – Basebone Studios today is proud to introduce Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2, their entertaining video dubbing app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Ever want to put your words in the mouth of others to make a point? Or maybe express yourself through parodies and pandas? Introducing Follywood, the ultimate Dubbing App that allows you to instantly record audio over your favourite film clips, viral videos, and videos of your own! Available today in the App Store and Google Play. Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Sports – Getting fit and staying in shape is hard enough without having to deal with the added layer of work introduced by fitting it in to your busy schedule. If you are like most folks and prefer organizing exercise sessions with others, whether it be a full team or a few friends, then there’s a fix to your organizing woes. Hoops Connect is an app created by someone who wanted to make it easy to find other basketball players interested in picking up a game. It started with basketball, but has grown into an app that makes it easy for anyone to organize just about any group activity you can think of. Download for free from iTunes
  19. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the launch of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker and business expense tracker, for business users. To make mileage logging extremely simple and efficient, Swift Miles provides automatic trip detection, mileage logging and accurate route maps, with the additional benefit of consuming less battery power. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.0 is now available free of cost (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Purchase and Download
  20. iOS/Education – Independent development team Lively Mind is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Baby Songs and Lullabies 1.03 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app includes a collection of 18 beautiful recordings that were specially designed to help babies and toddlers calm down and fall to sleep. The app’s timer feature allows parents to set how long the music will continue to play before turning off. Baby Songs and Lullabies 1.03 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Games – Ever wish you get just get away for a few minutes? Standing in a line that doesn’t seem to move? Is your boss piling you on with more and more nonsense? Then it’s time to download 2 Minutes in Space. While the app won’t literally launch into the outer reaches of our atmosphere, it will take you away from whatever it is you need to escape. It’s a simple arcade-like game that puts you in control of a spaceship, looking to get through space, collecting treasures, avoiding asteroids and getting from point A to point B without getting destroyed. While there is no real end destination to reach, the point of the game is to survive. The app will throw all sorts of obstacles your way. Things like debris, asteroids, comets, other ships, and more. Your main defense is to avoid. You do this by tapping on the left side of the screen to move left, or right side to move right. It will take a while to know just how many times to tap to move your ship by just enough to veer its path. Free from the App store
  22. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announces that GLOBE-In A State of War 1.0, an arcade action space shooter with roguelite elements, is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. GLOBE-In A State of War 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Education – Learnia Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Learnia, their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia aims to use 3D graphics and modern game design techniques to drastically improve children’s engagement with educational software. Learnia’s world consists of a number of islands, each with a distinct feel. Each island contains one year of spelling or math. A path meanders from island to island giving kids a sense of progress as they learn. The path is blocked by skill stones. When kids master a skill stone it steps aside and the next segment of the path opens up. Learnia is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There are no ads or subscriptions. Each grade of math is $7.99 (USD). Each grade of spelling is $4.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Health & Fitness – Life Ninja, the British tech startup behind the popular Quit Sugar app, has announced the release of HIIT Revolution, a new application for iPhone and iPad devices that promises to bring all the benefits of a high-intensity interval training class to the user’s own home, hotel room or office. HIIT Revolution 1.0.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) contains a number of free features, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Subscriptions enabling users to access the full suite of HIIT Revolution features start from 4.99 GBP per month. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Shopping – ShopSnapIt, a new shopping app, breaks out of the cliche and creates a platform that benefits and connects both buyers and entrepreneurs. Released by The Maximillion Group LLC, the app offers an enhanced shopping experience in terms of variety and cost for buyers while making it easier and cost effective for sellers to list, market and sell their products or services at the same time. The app is currently available for Free with in-app purchases on the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Lifestyle – Tinkerbuilt LLC is proud to announce the release of Written Down 1.0.2, an important update to their new journaling app for iPhone and iPad. Written Down offers a simple and modern way to journal everywhere you go. Journals sync quickly, privately and securely across all your iOS devices via iCloud. You can collaborate with family and friends by sharing journals that sync privately via iCloud. Lock journals to keep them private and secure using a passcode with support for unlock using Touch ID or Face ID. Written Down 1.0.2 is free for 1 journal (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Upgrade to Written Down Premium by purchasing a single $4.99 subscription to get unlimited journals, sync, journal sharing, themes, and more.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Productivity – Jordan Hipwell today released a powerful new feature in the UniChar iOS app. Introducing Search by Drawing, an incredible new search mode that allows users to quickly and easily find Unicode symbols simply by drawing. UniChar – Unicode Keyboard 5.4 is for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. UniChar – Unicode Keyboard 5.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. A convenient $1.99 in-app purchase is available to unlock all categories. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Finance – Red Sprite Studios is proud to announce the release of Skip and Save 1.01 on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices. Skip and Save and lets users track saving for something special by skipping the occasional treat, like candy, soda or coffee.  Skip and Save 1.01 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  29. macOS/Medical – Independent development team, Fun Driven has released Breath Ball 2.1.2, their breathing guidance app for Mac OS X. The app helps users to relax by guiding their breathing rhythm. Breath Ball was originally developed for use by patients at the Neurological Therapy Center Gmundnerberg in Austria who suffer from severe brain damage caused by cancer, stroke, accidents and other issues. Breath Ball 2.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Medical category.  Download from Mac App Store
  30. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce the release of Crystalrect 1.0, their challenging fast-paced 3D auto-runner for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Crystalrect 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 12/2017

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

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

  1. iOS/Games – A new App from Wulum Creative Technology Ltd has been released for iOS and Android. Jumping Home – The Path Back 1.0 is a 3D Game for mobile devices that presents “Smart-E,” a lost hero that wishes to come back home with his family. You will be presented with 16 levels that you must achieve in order to get to the final destination. Jumping Home – The Path Back 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through App Store and Google Play. We plan to offer extra content that users would be able to purchase and extra worlds to continue this great adventure. Jumping Home – The Path Back 1.0
  2. iOS/Music – We all love our Apple devices and if you’ve become addicted to your Apple Music, then you need to download 33 RPM to make your music listening experience even better. 33 RPM is an iOS app that works on a multitude of Apple devices, as long as they are running iOS 11.0 or later. It’s a music manager of sorts and it makes using Apple Music more rewarding. How so, you ask? Well, imagine adding a layer of meaning and fun to the library, so that you are sharing with friends, learning more about their preferences and expanding your own music library. So often, we just want something new to add to our collection, and what better way than to hear what our friends are listening to. Free on iTunes. Download from iTunes.
  3. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that Jewels Panda, a classic elimination game will be updated on App Store all over the world on 30th Nov. The new update version will be adaptive to iPhone X, making it a must-play for iPhone X users. Jewels Panda 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Music – Melody Composer Squared team today is proud to announce the release of Melody Composer Squared 1.2.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which includes an update for the iPhone X. Melody Composer Squared 1.2.3 is free for download in the first 7 days of each month and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – DM Apps is proud to announce the release of Jewel Block Puzzle King, a free game available on the iTunes App Store. Jewel Block Puzzle King is a game that is easy to start, but harder to master. Sporting a simple-to-use interface, the player drops blocks to create and destroy lines of jewels both vertically and horizontally within the game matrix. Jewel Block Puzzle King 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. macOS/Photography – VeprIT today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of SlideFlow, a new macOS app for generating animated photo slideshows with background music, and playing it on a TV screen. SlideFlow offers the most natural viewing experience, presenting the full photograph, and then applying Ken Burns effect to zoom on human faces. The user can export the generated slideshow as a video file, or play it immediately on a connected TV. SlideFlow 1.0.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) on the Mac App Store, available worldwide in the Photography category. A promotional watermark is added to the generated slideshow, it can be removed with the $2.99 (USD) in-app purchase. Download from the Mac App Store
  7. iOS/Health & Fitness – Smoky Cat Software Ltd. today announced that Heart Graph version 5.0 is now available on the App Store for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and iPod touch(R). Heart Graph lets users see graphically how their heart rate behaves during exercise or other periods of time, and supports comparison and analysis of the heart rate graph and other statistics across sessions. New with v5.0 Apple Watch(R) users can see a graph of their heart rate in real time on the phone during a recording; additionally, all features of Heart Graph on the iPhone (including those that were previously for Bluetooth sensors only) are now also available to Apple Watch users, including heart rate zone alarms and the ability to design workout plans that can then be executed automatically by the app during training sessions. Heart Graph 5.0 is free (with in-app purchase) to download worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Reference – Pterosaur Design is proud to announce a the release and immediate availability of major update to Our Congress 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, an important update to their app designed to make it easy for voters to contact their representatives in Congress. Users can now get quick access to information on congressional representatives and state and local officials for their place of residence. Our Congress puts a wealth of information about the members and activities of the U.S. Congress at users’ fingertips. Our Congress 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Social Networking – CoverMe, Inc. is proud to announce the release of CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.3, an important update to their private texting & calling app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Worried about message tracking? Annoyed about prying eyes? Just install a self-destructing message app on your iPhone. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Games – Fire Tap Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Free Yourself 1.0, a 2D gravity-based puzzle game set in a colourful universe of crazy robots. Trapped within a metallic cage, players must find a way to free themselves by solving various physics-based puzzles. The most unique feature of Free Yourself is the ability for gamers to use a camera to capture their own face and truly become the star of the game. Free Yourself 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) ad-supported, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The optional in-app purchase for the iOS version removes ads and allows to play offline.  Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Productivity – It’s so easy these days to copy a link and send it to a friend or coworker. But, what if that friend or coworker does not have the best wifi available, or what if their connection is iffy at best. If you wanted them to read what you sent, well, kiss that goodbye, because they are going to have to wait until they have a strong enough connection to get to your link. That’s where lumio sheds it light on the situation. lumio is an app that lets you highlight and share actual content you find online, not just the link. The important key here is that you are sharing exactly what you want others to see, not just the site, which would force your recipient to page through content and search for those few lines that you found to be phenomenal. lumio is an add on to your Chrome browser. It allows you to browse away at content through Chrome, and when you find that content you were looking for, or simply stumble upon something very interesting, you highlight what you want, tap on Share, and Select lumio as your media. Free from the App Store
  12. iOS/Games – Independent game studio Neon Play, and Escape Hunt, the masters behind real-life escape rooms with locations in 27 countries, today announced the launch of Escape Hunt: The Lost Temples 1.2.3 on iOS mobiles and tablets. The first in a new series of escape room adventures, Escape Hunt: The Lost Temples blends incredible photorealistic 3D graphics with fiendish challenges that have been meticulously crafted by the finest minds behind Escape Hunt’s global network of live escape game centres.  Escape Hunt: The Lost Temples 1.2.3 is Free (for the first two levels.) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Productivity – Sola K.K. is pleased to announce that accoca, the company’s Japanese password manager iOS application, is now available in English. accoca is an easy to use ID and password manager application, focusing on simplicity and security. accoca stores and encrypts data locally, using the industry standard AES-256 protocol. No information is stored in the cloud; user data is always safe and secure. An option for users who are exceptionally cautious about information security and privacy. accoca 1.3 is available for free and available worldwide on the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Utilities – Xtreme Media Works is proud to announce the release of PlayerXtreme Media Player 8.0.4, an important update to their popular video player app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices. Here are all the new changes included in this release. PlayerXtreme Media Player 8.0.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Social Networking – Smartphone has played a significant role in people’s daily life. According to the Statistical Report by the United Nations, there are 80% people spending more than 4 hours on phones: watching videos, playing games, communicating with friends or surfing the internet. As a result, the smartphone is the most likely place that contains your private secrets. For instance, the secret sexy photos of yours and your lover’s, the secret business messages between you and your partner and so on. With these secrets, you may get some trouble if someone stoles or hacks your phone. No one can imagine how horrible and damaging it is if the information exposed by others. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Productivity – Sentry Secure Communication is proud to announce the release of SkyVPN – Best VPN Proxy Shield 1.4.11, an update to their popular VPN app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. Recently, you may hear some news about disgruntlement of personal information and data hacking. For this, you may consider downloading a VPN app to protect your information safe and keep personal privacy when you doing the online activity. SkyVPN – Best VPN Proxy Shield 1.4.11 is free and is available worldwide through the App Stor ein the Productivity category. Subscriptions are available as convenient in-app purchases. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Games – KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of 7 & 17 version 1.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 7 & 17 is an addictive game where falling dice rapidly fill the screen. Your mission is to clear them out by aligning three dice that add-up to 7 or 17. If they are of the same color, you’ll even get a bonus! 7 & 17 offers a nice mix of strategy and speed, and with Game Center support you will be able to challenge other players or aim for the 10 achievements. 7 & 17 (v1.3) is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Strategy & Puzzle) categories. It has a low-pressure interstitial ads policy. For more information visit 7 & 17 official website. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Social Networking – CoverMe, Inc. is proud to announce the release of CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.4, the important update to their privacy-enhancing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Taking photos remains one of the most popular ways to keep precious moments but many have given up this idea due to the risk of private photos being exposed through the internet. Some keep this habit but are in breathless anxiety while storing private photos in their phones, let alone sending them to close friends. How to store and share private photos safely? Let’s use CoverMe – an app for ultimate privacy encryption. CoverMe Private Calls & Texts 2.8.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Productivity – Time tracking should be simple and only take a few seconds, especially in a business or team of people. Since most time trackers are so difficult to use, people instead use pen and paper or even worse, they guess. TimeTag 8.1 removes the need for guessing or difficult software or spreadsheets. Developed for iOS, macOS, and the web, TimeTag 8.1 now supports teams of people to track their time easily and share progress on projects and tasks with each other and their managers. TimeTag 8.1.1 is available to download for free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. TimeTag Team is a recurring subscription priced at $10.00 (USD) per month per user, or equivalent amount in other currencies. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Productivity – NeoNet Corp today introduces CREATEit and CREATEit Pro 2.5. Educators can now create Slide Decks that include audio tracks and resource links that can be hosted in our new Presentation Library for distribution to their audience. Students can use the free CREATEit app to download and view these lessons at their own pace. CREATEit is free with an in-app purchase available to update to CREATEit Pro and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. CREATEit Pro is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. Purchase and Download
  21. iOS/Games – Adveractive, Inc. and Hoyt Designs, Inc. today are proud to announce the launch of Just 2 Words Plus (TM) 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, a free picture word puzzle app for the millions of fans of David L. Hoyt’s word puzzles and brain teasers. Just 2 Words Plus(TM) 1.00 is free (with in-app purchases) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Just 2 Words Plus(TM) is recommended for all ages (12 and up) and it contains nothing but fun and stimulating material. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Games – Leading mobile game developer, DP Space LP, has announced game-changing updates to its hugely popular App, Crazy Shapes: Run Adventure, introducing new features and an improved gaming experience. Crazy Shapes 1.1.4 is currently available for Free with in-app purchases on the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – Quency 1.0.5 is the latest App from the dynamic creators of Numfeud, the addictive online game which currently has over 100,000 online players. Intuitive and interactive, Quency pits players from around the world against one another in a fast-paced and fun game which is guaranteed to have commuters missing their stop with its addictive formula. Suitable for all ages, this new number sequence game utilizes a player’s logical and strategic skills as they battle to win awards and achievements on the game’s leaderboard.  Quency 1.0.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Game category. Download from iTunes
  24. tvOS/Business – Optimized for office walls, the newly released Numerics tvOS app gives teams a real-time status of their key performance indicators. Designed to be presented on large TV screens in a unique, big screen UI, Numerics runs on tvOS 11 and takes advantage of the intuitive Siri Remote enabling a tactile user experience. Custom designed, focus driven controls simplify navigation across dashboards while bringing unique interactivity to the KPIs. A slideshow mode automatically scrolls through KPIs on a dashboard – use it to rotate through and present shared KPIs. To show gratitude for their support, all existing users are being grandfathered, along with an exclusive lifetime discount of 50% for Numerics Pro and an extended month long trial period. Numerics is a universal app for iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Numerics 5 is available worldwide exclusively on the App Store. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Utilities – iThinkdiff today introduces Elitenote application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The custom keyboard designed for this app lets the user write notes directly in Bangla, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, or quickly switch to device’s built-in keyboard to take notes in English. Features include copy notes in English or Bangla, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi into text (SMS) messages, post them on Twitter or Facebook, or email, print, and copy them into other apps. Elitenote 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download From iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY officially announces the release and immediate availability of Finger Bricks 1.0, an innovative elimination game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Finger Bricks 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download on App Store
  27. iOS/Music – LastThink is proud to announce the release of In & Out Online Radio 2.1, an update to the company’s highly customizable internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible.  In & Out Online Radio 2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Our Live Radio is frequently updated, new features and various stations are added. Our professionals are always there to update the app by adding features, broadcasts, so that you get delighted with all the extra features that have been included in this version.  In & Out Online Radio 2.1
  28. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.7, an update to their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.7 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.7
  29. iOS/Education – Get Qurious Inc., a bay area based startup creating fun and innovative games and activities, has released AR Diorama – Qurious Island 1.1, an important update to the first augmented reality line of children’s creative and educational apps /activities for iOS devices. Get Qurious products are designed to spark children’s curiosity, discovery, and passion for STEM / STREAM learning – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. AR Diorama – Qurious Island 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. AR Diorama – Qurious Island 1.1
  30. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY officially announces the release and immediate availability of Crush Escape 1.0, a high quality geometry escape game available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.  Crush Escape 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 10/2017

software

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

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

October 2017

  1. macOS/Health and Fitness – Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.3, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user’s own personal preferences. Time Out 2.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations.
  2. iOS/Music – Once you are setup, you can go to town creating all sorts of playlists and then saving songs however which way you want. To search you go to the Explore Music screen. From here you can type in strings related to what you are looking for in the search window or you can select the Trending screen and find songs based on different charts, like Spotify Top Charts, Hot New Hip-Hop, Billboard Hot 100, and iTunes Top 100. You can also explore different music genres as well. Playlists are what really bring things together. You can create a plethora of playlists and keep you songs at the ready. Creating a playlist is easy and going back in to edit them is just as effortless. Move songs around and spread them across several if you want. Download for free from the App Store
  3. iOS/Travel – TBD Limited has released My Mechanic 1.3.14, a minor update to their revolutionary travel app for iPhone. My Mechanic offers a location-based way for motorists to connect with a network of skilled mechanics in real-time. Offering a 24-7 service, motorists can obtain roadside or home assistance in seconds for all types of vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, vans and trucks. Mechanics can be found based on the service required and GPS allows users to see their distance to the mechanic, and even see the mechanics live location as their are en route to assist. My Mechanic 1.3.14 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Service providers offering mechanical or car wash services can request to be added to the My Mechanic network. A dedicated app for service providers is also available. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.5, their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.5
  5. iOS/Productivity – It is not wise to give out your phone number to a person you have just met or leave it on websites. It is possible that you receive unwanted calls and annoying spam texts from time to time. However, it does not mean you can do nothing with the dilemma. Whether you’re putting up a car on Craigslist, selling your old sneaks on eBay or renting out your room on Airbnb, it is a good way to use a disposable phone number to contact strangers without having your personal number revealed. Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Photo & video – Mobile smartphones have become the first point of contact for the new generation of computer- savvy social media users, but social media platforms still remain mostly desktop-centric. Chayne Let’s Lynk recently released the Chayne app, a mobile-centric platform for seamlessly sharing photos and video with old friends, new friends and people around the world. Chayne 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  7. macOS/Games – CrazyBot Corp. is proud to announce the release of CrazyBot, an important update to the best Bot for Pokemon GO. Offering multi-language support, CrazyBot features an amazing A.I. to captch Pokemons, including auto select best ball and razzberry. Best Pokemon Bot Ever! For a limited time, CrazyBot for Pokemon GO, is now free. Download CrazyBot
  8. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Bronco v1.0, the company’s new arcade game title for iOS and Android. Go wild in a frantic mechanical bull riding game with hilarious bails. Take the bull by the horns and hold on tight, launching into a world of pain as you smash objects in an active, physics-controlled environment filled with fun. Saddle up and become a bronco riding champion in this ridiculous ragdoll game! Blocky Bronco 1.0 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Arcade and Action categories. Download from iTunes
  9. macOS/Utilities – Solesignal today released an update to SmartBackup 4, the SSD optimised backup and cloning utility for macOS. The software features a custom SSD optimised multi-thread capable sync engine which can take advantage of the full speed of modern SSD/Flash based storage. When copying between SSD/Flash Volumes, version 4.1.3 is up to twice as fast creating a new bootable clone of macOS compared to other utilities. SmartBackup 4 is now available for free from Solesignal online. Download SmartBackup
  10. iOS/Productivity – Open Screen Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the latest version of Archisketch, a scale-aware sketching app for the iPad. A significant and highly requested feature found in Archisketch 2.7.1 is the ability to calculate areas of both regular and irregular shapes. All manners of Archisketch users will be able to gain benefits from this new feature, whether you are an Architect who needs to know the area of a building or site, an interior designer interested in the amount of flooring tiles required, or a landscape designer determining how many perennials to order. In Archisketch 2.7.1, such information is easily obtained by simply selecting a closed shape and tapping on a button to reveal its area. Archisketch 2.7.1 is available immediately from the App Store as a free download for use with up to 50 shapes in two projects, with an in-app purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for a price of $9.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Good School Tools is pleased to announce the release of GSTools 1.6.1, an important update to their popular educational app for iOS and Android devices. GSTools provides a suite of tools for the High and Middle school administrator. Each of these tools improves school safety. All work together seamlessly. GSTools 1.6.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  12. macOS/Developers – PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 1.3.9 of Event Taps Testbench, its free developer utility for exploring Apple’s Quartz event taps on macOS. Version 1.3.9 of Event Taps Testbench incorporates new PFiddlesoft PFEventTaps Framework 1.5.5, and it fixes a minor bug. Download the free Event Taps Testbench developer utility from PFiddlesoft online. Download Event Taps Testbench
  13. iOS/Games – FreneticGamez today is proud to announce the release of Golf Maestro 1.0, a one touch golf game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Android. You play through the different golf courses with simple one touch control to get the angle and the Power of the shot, along the way when you play you can climb the ranking and unlock colour, trails and other styles for your golf balls. Golf Maestro 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Spin a Zoo v1.2, a game for iOS and Android. Spin a Zoo is a cute game about collecting animals from around the world and building a zoo – an unusual idea with originality, mixing elements from tapping games, building games and a claw grabbing machine! Spin a Zoo 1.2 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Family and Simulation categories. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Social Networking – Independent developer, Alain-Serge Nagni today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Connexion – Connecting Singles 3.5.0, an important update to the popular popular dating app developed for iOS and Android devices. Connecting Singles remains among the best, simplest, smartest, safest and most rewarding dating apps available. Connexion – Connecting Singles 3.5.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Photos & video – Ultralab Apps today is happy to announce the release of Plans! Your Perfect Feed 1.0.0 for iOS, the latest addition to their range of feature-rich tools for social media enthusiasts and professionals. Plans! Your Perfect Feed was created specifically to help Instagram users preview and map out their feed to see how good individual posts match together and to maintain a consistent and recognizable style. With Plans! it’s incredibly easy to keep one’s Instagram updates organized, schedule posts and draft captions, shuffle around feed images with intuitive gestures to achieve a perfect overall feed look. Plans! Your Perfect Feed 1.0.0 is currently on promotional sale and is available for Free worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Plans! Your Perfect Feed 1.0.0
  17. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that 10K Taps 1.0 is going to be out on iOS and Android all over the world on Oct 19th !  With the pure pursuit to found the simple addictive gameplay, a small young studio from Siberia started their journey of making super casual games. 10K Taps is an attempt to make a game with the only one mechanic, speed tapping, and remove everything else. The main character is just a cube but we tried to add emotions to it through sounds and animations.  10K Taps 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Games – VOLV LLC is proud to announce the release of Black Operations 2 (v1.0), their brand new generation of Black Operation series for iOS and Android devices. Black Operations 2 is an excellent example of action-packed strategy game with multi-touch controls. The unit silhouettes are detailed, well animated, and move smoothly. Explosions are nice and lifelike, with debris flying everywhere. The sound is top-notch, with excellent background music and event sounds that make the game more exciting.  Black Operations 2 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Black Operations 2 (v1.0)
  19. iOS/Games – People searching for a fun, challenging and unique new interactive game that wonderfully blends fantasy of adventure – and adds stunning graphics and great sound – can now head to the App Store or Google Play, and download Finleys Rescue by Omitus Games. Finleys Rescue 1.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Educational – People of all ages who want to easily and enjoyably learn a new language anytime and anywhere through their smartphone or tablet, can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download the latest version of Play and Learn LANGUAGES by SHIFT Interactive. Play and Learn LANGUAGES 2.9 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Games – Wicked Genius Media is proud to announce the release of Ice Scream Rush 1.1, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Do you have what it takes to beat your friend’s high score? Ice Scream Rush 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Ice Scream Rush 1.1
  22. iOS/Business – Shadow Forms 1.0.2 is the latest creation of innovative app development company Neon Room who were looking to bring business documentation into the mobile age. They realised that while mobility allows workers greater efficiency, old-school documentation like form-filling quickly sees tradespeople, project managers, council workers and business operators retreat to paper and pen. Shadow Forms 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – An arcade game by nature, Cubic Climb is a jump game where your play piece is a cube and your objective is to keep climbing, no matter what. What you will see come your way are other cubes of various sizes From these you will catapult your cube higher and higher. How do you do this, you ask? You get three controls that sit at the bottom of the playing screen: Move left, Move right and Jump. If you need to jump up to reach a cube, you can move your cube upward and then move left or right, as needed. The controls themselves can be configured to appear at all times, or just when you need them. When you get super comfortable with the game, you will just know by touch and feel where the controls are. Free on the App Store
  24. macOS/Productivity – Graphic Node have launched the innovative DesiGN Market – Templates app, which will become one of the largest productivity and graphics templates marketplaces on the App Store. DesiGN Market – Templates 1.0 is a free-download on the Mac App Store and allows trying out any 5 items free of charge. After that, unlimited access to the app’s regularly updated content is unlocked via a subscription plan – either $4.99 (USD) per month, or $29.99 annually. Download from Mac App Store
  25. iOS/Health & Fitness – Deedal Studios Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Baby Mozart 2.28, an update to their popular children’s music app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Baby Mozart combines soothing, entertaining, and developing into 1 simple app. Being new parents is no easy task. Luckily with technology advancements, there are tonnes of Apps available to make parents’ lives easier, such as white noise apps for a good night sleep, children music apps for toddler entertainment, educational apps for baby brain development, etc. Baby Mozart 2.28 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Social Networking – Pen Pals Inc. has announced the official launch of Pen Pals for iOS, their flagship social networking app designed to connect people around the world through one-on-one conversations. Pen Pals(R) enables users to meet new people in a fun and authentic way by distributing their messages to other users in various countries. Gone are the public posts designed to get a “like” or the swiping left of profiles. By breaking these artificial silos other social media outlets put users in, it allows everyone to be themselves and genuinely engage with each other as if meeting face-to-face for the first time. Pen Pals 2.0.4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Social Networking – Real Caller is pleased to announce the release of Real Caller 6.3, their reverse lookup app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Real Caller is one of the best apps that are available in smartphone markets at the moment. A Caller ID with Reverse Lookup feature, Real Caller, is definitely meant for everyone who wants to keep their personal and professional separate and want to maintain privacy. Real Caller 6.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Reference – Independent developer, Adam Gasiewski is proud to announce the release of Translatr – Camera Translator 1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app offers instant translation of the world around you. Translatr – Camera Translator 1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the the Reference category. Translatr – Camera Translator 1.2
  29. iOS/Business – As life gets busier and more complicated, individuals and businesses alike need innovative tools to get the most out of each day – which means that conventional scheduling apps are out, and brilliant new solutions like All N 1 are in. All N 1 is a next generation multi-functional scheduler that integrates customer tracking, employee tracking and promotions. Users can also track total earnings (weekly, monthly and yearly), and generate reports that can be emailed. ALL N 1 (v1.7) is Free is for users who wish to make up to 10 appointments per month, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. Those that want to exceed this amount can purchase a subscription that can be paid monthly or yearly. Either subscription option allows users to create an unlimited number of appointments. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Education – Since 2004, more than 100,000 students in the U.S., Canada and around the world have relied on the groundbreaking step-by-step video lessons from Math Tutor DVD to dramatically improve their skills in basic math, algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, engineering, statistics and more. Now, the creators of that best-selling program – which has earned a remarkable 9.7 out of 10 aggregate rating from nearly 700 verified reviews on TrustPilot – have made their learning library available anytime and anywhere through a new app called Math and Science Tutor. Math and Science Tutor 1.0.4 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Music – Daikyouju Labs today is pleased to announce the release of Ukulele Tuner Pro Lite 1.0 for iOS, an innovative app that combines speed – thanks to its high responsiveness – with precision, design and an intuitive interface that makes it easy to use. A great app for professional musicians and ukulele lovers. Tune your ukulele with precision and ease! Ukulele Tuner Pro Lite 1.0 is Free (No ads included) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Ukulele Tuner Pro Lite 1.0
  32. iOS/Social Networking – This Halloween join the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Hunt on PaigeeWorld. The Hunt is on! There are over 50 pumpkins hidden on PaigeeWorld. The pumpkins have been created by PaigeeWorld community members from around the world. Find pumpkins hidden throughout the store by solving riddles, puzzles and codes. All pumpkins have a riddle path to find them as well as a codex path. You will need to solve both riddles and codes to find them all! PaigeeWorld (v3.4) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Education – ndependent developer, Nuno Palmeirim today is proud to announce the release of BestOfPainting 1.0 for iOS and tvOS, a new art app that lets anyone own the most famous artworks in the world and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad. BestOfPainting showcases more than 6000 carefully selected, stunningly detailed 4K full screen paintings. The app offers an easy way to learn and enjoy the art of the great Masters, from Early Renaissance until the end of the XIX Century. estOfPainting 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 09/2017

software

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

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

September 2017

  1. iOS/Games – We’ve all heard and encountered 3D in the visual space and there are opportunities to experience 4D by watching a 3D video or movie while undergoing physical and olfactory sensations, bringing the experience closer to life and closer to you. Imagine bringing a game experience closer to your physical being? It probably is not too new of a concept, but MightyCast has brought it to fruition in a game that excites and entices. Mighty Maru is an adventure game where you take on the role of one person out of a couple. They are students and have been separated while attending a peaceful protest. One ends up free to seek help, while the other is hauled away to the infamous Gorge prison. As a player you become either Brynne or Thierre. You can enhance your experience tenfold by purchasing and using a Nex Band, which integrates with the game and allows you to interact and play using it. Free on the App Store
  2. iOS/Education – Independent development team, Preschool University LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Letter Free Phonics 1.0, their educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app helps children build their phonemic awareness of words by helping them focus on the individual sound of the first letter at the beginning of a word. Letter Free Phonics 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A convenient in-app purchase of $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) is available as an upgrade, allowing 6 more words per letter. The in-app purchase is free until September 30th. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Health & Fitness – Fat Cigar Productions Ltd today is proud to announce the soft launch of Wonder 7 Minute Workout 1.0, the company’s supercharged fitness app developed exclusively for iOS devices. Designed for women, Wonder is the original 7 Minute Workout, but supercharged. With this best-in-class app, anyone can do simple, easy-to-perform exercises at home, outside, or at the gym. Designed for women it is best-in-class. If you want a super effective workout Wonder is it! Now in soft launch, Wonder 7 Minute Workout 1.0 is currently Free (Reg. $3.99 USD or equivalent amount in other currencies) and now available in Australia and New Zealand exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. It will be coming to the rest of the world in the next few weeks. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Business – Independent developer, Theodore Garnett is proud to announce the release of Auto Sleuths 1.2, an update to his auto service and repair solution developed for iOS and Android devices. Get help for all your automotive needs from the convenience of your mobile device! Auto Sleuths is an innovative app that provides automobile buyers and owners with a simple and convenient platform for connecting with a qualified auto technician for pre-purchase inspection. Auto Sleuths 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Utilities – Today EuclidIQ, LLC has updated UptiiQ 2.0, their popular video tools mobile app with three major new features for videos creators, including a new tool to add custom watermarks to videos. In addition, UptiiQ users will be able to post their video creations not just to personal Facebook new feeds, but to business pages and group as well. Support has also been added for Vimeo, in addition to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. UptiiQ 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. The new UptiiQ features are available free to all users, as well as, ten free minutes of video uploads per month. Additional minutes may be purchased, or users can subscribe to an unlimited upload package for $2.99/mo. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Vella Games B.V., a mobile game developer, today is proud to announce the launch of Emoji Match 4 on the Apple App Store. Emoji Match 4 is a spin on the popular ‘match’ puzzle genre. The chosen emoji characters are among the most used emojis worldwide. Users are challenged to match 4 or more emojis, while at the same time, trying to avoid matching 3 emojis because that will cost points. Emoji Match 4 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. To celebrate the release of Emoji Match 4, Vella Games has created a free iMessage Sticker Pack (iOS 10 ) featuring the core characters of the game. The sticker pack is included with the app and directly available after downloading the app. Emoji Match 4 (v1.0)
  7. iOS/Productivity – Telos Mobile proudly announces the release of Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.1.0, an important update to their second phone number app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. For mobile professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs, a business phone number is a necessity to separate business phone calls and personal phone calls. To get a second phone number for work, there’s no need to carry two phones or register with a mobile phone company for a second SIM card. The easiest way to get a business phone number is to download Telos, an app for a second phone number with unlimited calls & texts. Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity Category. Download from iTunes
  8. macOS/Utility – iMobie, a leading-edge software developer for iOS and Android, today is proud to announce a release of their flagship product AnyTrans V6.0 with Free iOS Mover. Available for both Mac and Windows, now users are completely Free to transfer the most types of Android data to iOS, to iTunes, even to iCloud. Adopting the cutting-edge technology, it helps all Android user transfer almost all data seamlessly to iPhone, or just some of them with an easier way. Furthermore, AnyTrans also provided with 2 more Free yet awesome features Media Downloader & iCloud Manager for them to enjoy a more comfortable experience while using iPhone. iOS Mover, Media Downloader and iCloud Manager are completely Free features in AnyTrans, and you can download it from iMobie officical site. Free iOS Mover Feature
  9. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.3, their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.3
  10. iOS/Games – Looking to take your mind off things? How about off the ground and into the air above. Planes Control by Rarepixels will give you that chance! If you thought controlling air traffic was a breeze then you are in for a real shocker. Planes Control gives you the opportunity to become the controller of the metal birds that we hear flying above us. You have to master tapping on the aircraft and dragging each one, drawing a safe flight plan. Each aircraft has a different landing zone so it is vital that you direct each flying machine to its designated runway. No sweat right? Well, actually there will be quite a bit of sweat involved. After a short and helpful tutorial, you dive into your new day job. Here is what you have to look out for: First, proximity warnings- planes will flash red to indicate the danger zone, quickly redirect the planes to avoid a crash and bang. Second, the aircraft will turn white once it has a defined landing path- this is a fantastic guide. Last, avoid those obstacles! Free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Games – Flight Systems LLC is proud to announce the release of Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2 for iOS and Android devices, a new mobile game that mocks Donald Trump. The game features a Trump Super Power which allows you to deport enemies in the masses. As if Trump doesn’t have enough problems, he now faces off with Howard Stern Wack Packer Beetlejuice, in this new mobile game. Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2
  12. macOS/Utility – KnowledgeMiner Software is pleased to announce the release of INSIGHTS 6 for macOS, a groundbreaking modeling and predictive analytics tool to forecast macroeconomic development in a powerful, new way. It is a major update to its critically acclaimed application that implements original self-organizing modeling technologies based on GMDH Deep Learning for forecasting complex problems in order to provide decision support. INSIGHTS 6 introduces Systems of Equations, a superset of Vector Auto-regressive Models, to allow model development from observation data of linear and non-linear interdependent systems and processes for easy multi-step ex ante forecasting. Accompanying examples such as forecasting the U.S., Japanese, or German national economies until 2021, compared to forecasts provided by the International Monetary Fund, demonstrate the power and productivity of this outstanding modeling technology.INSIGHTS for macOS is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, Professional, or Ultimate edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website. Academic versions can be purchased by contacting KnowledgeMiner Software directly.  Download Insights
  13. iOS/Business – Intraboom is the latest in collaboration software, the simple all-in-one solution for businesses. The platform is organized around “groups” which can be created for teams, projects, and your entire personnel. Just invite whoever you want to the group – within your company or outside of it – and that’s where you’ll make magic together. Store documents. Share files. Post deadlines. Discuss. Assign tasks. And Intraboom will keep everything organized in one place. You spend less time looking for stuff. And more time doing stuff. It’s as simple as that. It’s as simple as Intraboom. Free on the App Store
  14. iOS/Entertainment – Renowned international app developer, Button Software Technology Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Becolor 1.0, their new gifted coloring book for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With several great and innovative features and full of colors, this coloring app is ideal for artistic and creative adults. Becolor 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – DrMop Games today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Cookie Clicker Save The World 1.3, the company’s new game title for iOS, Android and Facebook. Cookie Clicker Save the World is targeted at raising awareness of climate change in a fun and challenging gaming environment. Players are gradually introduced to various climate issues and what can be done to help, such as recycling, using wind power and more. Cookie Clicker Save The World 1.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon today announced the release of Noteflow Digital Notebook 1.0 for iOS11 on the iPad and iPhone. Noteflow is designed to replace pen and paper. It works like a digital notebook, but goes way beyond that. Use it for taking notes, annotating PDFs, sketching and visual thinking. There are two editions of Noteflow. Noteflow (Standard Edition) is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Noteflow has many additional features, and is available for $14.99 (USD) or equivalent local currency. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Productivity – In the United States, numbers with area code 213 are in high demand and lots of people find it hard to get a 213 phone number. Telos allows users to get a second phone number with ares code 213 and many other hard-to-find area codes like 408, 832, 510, 855, 877… Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Social Networking – Remember those crazy scenarios from Black Mirror? Being spied by unknown people, getting threaten by someone else you’ve never met, even don’t have any idea which number he or she’s calling from like this. Ensuring a private calling for yourself by having private numbers is your first start. CoverMe 2.7.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Social Networking – How would you protect private texts & messages after iPhone X’s FaceID? A newly biometric technology called “Face ID” was displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the Steve Jobs Theater on Sep. 12, 2017 in California. It uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for authenticating and unlocking their device. It also replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay too. But, this high-tech did raise security and privacy concerns.  CoverMe 2.7.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Coverme iTunes
  20. iOS/Social Networking – BD Global Community AB has recently launched the latest version of its app, Blinddate.com 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The platform gives a new twist to the popular online dating scenario by giving users an opportunity to know the personal and psychological aspects of potential dating matches. The blind dating platform requires users to take a personality test and basis the personality type, suggests compatible profiles to the users. Blinddate.com 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. In-app purchases for subscriptions are available. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon is pleased to announce the launch of Text Editor 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app is a native plain text editor that’s fully integrated with iOS’s new file system. Text Editor does one thing and it does it well: edit plain text files. Text Editor by Qrayon 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Text Editor by Qrayon 1.0
  22. iOS/Music – LastThink today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of In & Out Online Radio 1.0, the company’s highly customizable new internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible.  In & Out Online Radio 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Our Live Radio is frequently updated, new features and various stations are added. Our professionals are always there to update the app by adding features, broadcasts, so that you get delighted with all the extra features that have been included in this version. In & Out Online Radio 1.0
  23. iOS/Social Networking – Available today for iOS 11 and Android devices, Hyperapptive, Inc.’s social video alarm clock app WakeMe offers a new experience for everyone who has a difficult time waking up in the morning. WakeMe allows a user’s friends and family to send personalized 15-second videos that play when the user’s alarm goes off. WakeMe aims to keep users socially connected with the people they care about and motivate them to start their day in a positive way. WakeMe Social Alarm Clock 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social networking category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Productivity – NeoNet Corp today is proud to announce the release of CREATEit 2.3, designed specifically for the iPad, to provide the user with an intuitive and versatile tool set to easily present new ideas to an audience. You can simply add captions and graphic items to your photos for sharing or, AirPlay to an AppleTV, to dynamically present your stories in a very unique and compelling way. CREATEit 2.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Business – App studio Qrayon today introduced Resume Star 2 for iOS, which produces a professionally typeset PDF resume right on your iPhone or iPad. It is a full-featured resume generator app, with an interesting twist: You only pay for the software if you land the interview. Resume Star 2 (v2.2) is now available in the App Store worldwide in the Business category. It is free to download and completely unrestricted to use. You can create and send as many resumes as you need. There are no ads or limits on functionality. Only after you get called for an interview do you need to pay Qrayon using a secure in-app purchase. It’s $14.99 (USD) for a standard purchase, and if you had an especially good experience, you can choose to pay $24.99 as a bonus. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Productivity – Limitless Computing(R) Inc., an award-winning leading provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality (AR), today announced SightSpace(R) Pro 4.0 for immersive and interactive visualization of 3D models in real-world environments for Apple and Android users. SightSpace Pro provides an Augmented and Virtual Reality experience for all major 3D modelling software, including Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Solidworks, and .DWG. SightSpace Pro 4.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Learn Turkish language 1.0. If you want to learn Turkish or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Learn Turkish language 1.0 app is an app for practicing Turkish. It’s a free tool for Turkish learners. Learn Turkish provides Turkish language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Learn Turkish language 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Learn Turkish language 1.0
  28. iOS/Health & Fitness – Intelligent Design SIA, a small studio located in Europe, today is pleased to announce the release of Live Running Simulator 1.0, its unique mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Live Running Simulator enables runners to race against other runners from various parts of the world, in real-time. The app optimizes technologies such as GPS and augmented reality to give runners an option to compete either with the CPU or with other runners, in different race categories (such as 400m, 800m, 1,500m and so on). Live Running Simulator App is currently available for Free (with in app purchases) on the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Games – Drugi Kat, the makers of 7 Planets game, today is pleased to announce the release of BloksOut 1.0, their fun new arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. BloksOut is retro game influenced with games from Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum like Krakout, Arkanoid and Breakout but in new colourful design with one handed gameplay. BloksOut 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Puzzle, Arcade, Entertainment) category. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – SCALE-1 PORTAL, an immersive application developer, today is proud to announce the release of Ghost Blasters 2, an highly immersive ghost hunting game in augmented reality for the iOS 11 ARKit platform. Ghost Blasters 2 turns the mobile device into an ectoplasmic energy radar revealing hidden ghosts in the real world. The player has to find & catch the ghost through epic first-person view battles. Ghost Blasters 2 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Social Networking – When will you need disposable numbers? When you need to contact someone for Airbnb, blind date and craigslist, but you don’t want to exposure yourself and your personal info and phone numbers to others online. CoverMe 2.8 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Music – myTuner Radio team has been working hard during the last months, to give our users the ultimate experience when it comes to listening to the radio, to podcasts and music. Therefore, we are proud to announce that version 6 of myTuner Radio is now live for iOS and Android platforms, bringing you exciting new features and a revamped design. With myTuner Radio, users from any part of the world (even when they are abroad) can listen to more than 50,000 live AM, FM and Online radio stations from over 200 countries/territories and to 1 million podcasts. myTuner Radio 6 is currently available for Free for iOS in the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Reference – Vito Technology, the award-winning developers of the famous astronomical app Star Walk, and winner of the Apple Design Award 2010, today is pleased to announce the release of Satellite Tracker 1.0, the company’s new reference app for iOS and Android devices. With Satellite Tracker one can easily find out where satellites can be seen from different locations in the world, as well as get predictions for the passes. This app was made specifically for easy and comfortable real-time satellite tracking. This new Satellite Tracker app stands out among other satellite applications with its stunning visuals, attractive and easy-to-use interface. Satellite Tracker 1.0 is free (with In-App subscription), and available worldwide through App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes

Apple Publishes User Guides

Apple has released iOS 11, Watch OS 4, tvOS and macOS High Sierra. Many have already updated their devices. I have already updated my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

But what are the new features? You can learn them all directly from Apple. Official User Guides are available either on the web or in iBook format. Download yours and find out the latest features.

If you downloaded an iBook User Guide for an earlier version of the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch  or Apple TV, it should update with the latest version when you open it.

 

Device Web link iBook link
 iPhone  Page  iBook
 iPad  Page  iBook
 Mac  Page  iBook (MacPro with Touch Bar)
 Apple TV  Page  iBook
 Apple Watch  Page  iBook

 

Manuals for other Apple products are available from their website.


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