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Bangers: Gamified Electronic Music Remixing for iOS

Patchworks has released Bangers 1.0.1, an update to their innovative iPhone app. Bangers allows everyone to become a producer by creating their own versions of their favorite dance and electronic anthems via an interactive gaming platform.


Bangers will change the way people relate to music. Being a music fan is no longer a passive experience. Bangers is an innovative iPhone app set to transform the musical landscape by letting fans, artists and amateur beat-makers alike play, remix and create unique songs, turning the music consuming experience interactive. Bangers allows everyone to become a producer by creating their own versions of their favorite dance and electronic anthems via an interactive gaming platform.

The app offers over 70 songs to choose from, along with a huge library of soundpacks. Players can also compete with other Bangers users to grab a place on the top 20 Bangers chart.


Bangers 1.0.1 is free (with in-app purchases) and is available through the App Store. A subscription service via in-app purchase grants unlimited access to all of Bangers’ wide-ranging soundpacks, features and songs.

Packing Pro is a New York Time ‘Travel App Worth Downloading’

The New York Times on June 28, 2016 published an article entitled “10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading” which recommended QuinnScape’s Packing Pro as not only one of the worthy 10, but also as one of only “three that are worth your money.”


Packing Pro is a New York Time 'Travel App Worth Downloading'

Packing Pro is an iOS mobile travel packing list app that features unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists, an extensive, yet flexible, catalog, handy sample lists, iCloud auto-sync and various list sharing options.


Features include:
* Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* List sorting & filtering by packing status, priority, need to buy, bag and/or person
* Item, weight and value totals & subtotals
* Item images to eliminate any confusion – never again pack the wrong item
* Item & list alerts for user-set reminders
* Email export for file sharing
* Wireless printing
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
* Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Japanese & Chinese


Packing Pro also offers users the following Pro-level features:
* iCloud auto-syncing support
* Expert packing list wizard that can “automagically” create a list
* Email, iTunes, AirDrop, Dropbox & Box file sharing, backup & out-of-app editing support
* Customized design (themes, layout, fonts, colors, textures)
* Double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks
* Twice as many sample lists
* Smart Search (lists & catalog)


Packing Pro is a universal iOS app that is available in the App Store for $2.99. The basic Packing (+TO DO!) sells for $0.99.

Focus Matrix for iOS: The Personal Organizer Based on the Eisenhower Method

XwaveSoft has released Focus Matrix 1.0, their smart personal organizer app for iOS devices. Focus Matrix is based on the Eisenhower Box method, a personal productivity strategy created by the 34th President of the U.S., Dwight Eisenhower, which uses a four-square, color-coded matrix that allows anyone to identify at a glance which tasks are immediately pressing, and which tasks can be safely put off, or delegated to someone else.


Focus Matrix for iOS: The Personal Organizer Based on the Eisenhower Method

Focus Matrix breaks a user’s tasks into one of four groups: “Important & Urgent,” “Important & Not Urgent,” “Not Important & Urgent,” and “Not Important & Not Urgent.” The app’s matrix layout offers a quick snapshot showing which tasks need to be immediately taken care of, and which tasks can be pushed back until a later date, or even simply delegated to someone else for completion.

Tasks are enter with a quick tap of an icon, and once entered, can be moved between zones with a simple tap, drag, and drop. The app also offers reminders, the ability to filter tasks, and more.


Key Features of the app include:
* Two views: Matrix and List of Sections
* Easily move tasks between sections using tap, drag, and drop
* Maximize a section to get a closer look at its content
* Assign due dates to tasks
* Set reminders to never miss an important deadline
* Tasks approaching their due dates are automatically carried over from “Not Urgent” to “Urgent,” with notification
* Efficient search and tags support
* Easy task filtering by tags and statuses (completed/uncompleted)
* Configurable statistics and reports for completed tasks
* Password protection
* Also available for the Mac


Pro version features include:
* Synchronize all tasks across iPhone, iPad, and Mac
* Seamlessly integrate with Calendar app. (Synchronization of tasks, due and remind dates)
* Integration with Be Focused: Synchronizing tasks and their statuses, ability to start a Be Focused timer


Focus Matrix 1.0 is free, and is available through the App Store. An upgrade to the Pro version is $2.99, and is available via a convenient in-app purchase. As a special limited-time app launch offer, users can upgrade to Pro at a 30% discount, for just $1.99.

Ditopa Offers Fantastic New Brick Breaking Action for iOS devices

Independent developer, Josip Pavic has released Ditopa – A Fantastic New Brick Breaker 1.0, his fast-paced brick breaker game for iOS devices. Ditopa uses the devices’ touch user interface & high-end graphics engine, allowing players to easily control the paddle & bounce the ball of the bricks.


Your mission is to clear all the bricks off the play field. While playing, you should try to gain powerful boosts and do your best to avoid tricky power-downs. Game Center Leaderboards are implemented into the game, so you can compare your score with other players from all around the world.

Key Features:
* 40 beautifully crafted levels to play with more coming soon
* 20 power-ups and power-downs
* Fast – paced addictive gameplay
* Lots of brick styles
* Two game modes – Campaign and Single Level
* Game Center leaderboards integration
* Optional in-app purchases
* Fun filled all around good time for gamers of all play styles and skill levels


Ditopa – A Fantastic New Brick Breaker 1.0 is free (with in-app purchases) and is available through the App Store.

ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Available on InkyDeals

Zevrix Solutions has announced that ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator is now available on InkyDeals, a discount website for designers and creative professionals, as part of its Ultimate Mac Bundle. The bundle offers users the chance to grab 11 Mac apps at a low price of $39.


ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Available on InkyDeals

ArtOptimizer is a workflow automation solution that reduces the size of Illustrator links and performs essential image adjustments. The app lets users save gigabytes of disk space, speed up file output and cut costs through faster processing.

The InkyDeals website offers designers, programmers and creative professionals best deals and design bundles, at exclusive prices. Their new software bundle offers 11 premium Mac apps at a low price of $39 thus lettings users save over $500. In addition to ArtOptimizer the bundle includes FilePane,  Chrono Plus,  VideoGet and other productivity tools for Mac OS X.


With ArtOptimizer, users can:
* Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert all RGB images to CMYK
* Merge layers or delete hidden ones
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image


ArtOptimizer can be purchased on InkyDeals as part of the Ultimate Mac Bundle at $39 (full price $119.95). A trial is also available for download.

Heavy Metal Tennis Training Offers 8-Bit Action for iOS and Android

Shape Minds UG announces the release of Heavy Metal Tennis Training 1.0, a simple but challenging 8-Bit game for iOS and Android. Players must take down an evil tennis machine outside a mansion while listening to 8-Bit inspired Heavy Metal music.


Heavy Metal Tennis Training is a fun mixture of sports and arcade game. The player acts as an aging rockstar which has to return flaming tennis balls at evil tennis machines, that explode into flames of hellfire from below.

Once the player has made it through all the machines, he must face hellfire. The game is of the casual touch type of game, and can be played with just one touch.


Heavy Metal Tennis Training 1.0 is free (with two extra characters available for in-purchases) and is available through the App Store. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Musicality for Mac Now Offers Amazon Music and YouTube

Industrious One today announces the release of Musicality for Mac. Musicality breaks your music out of the browser, bringing desktop conveniences like keyboard shortcuts, powerful AirPlay streaming, and more to over a dozen of the world’s most popular music services.

Easily Play, pause, skip and rate songs on any supported music service. Today’s release brings the total number of supported music services to 15, adding Amazon Music and YouTube to its growing list of supported music services.

Key Features:
* Built-in Controls: Play, pause, skip and rate songs on any supported music service using the Apple keyboard media keys, custom keyboard shortcuts, or Musicality’s convenient menu bar icon.

* AirPlay Streaming: Musicality can stream the audio from *any* website to AirPlay-compatible devices including AirPort Express, Apple TV, and third-party speakers and receivers. Unlike other players, Musicality can stream to multiple AirPlay devices, and play from the computer speakers, at the same time and perfectly in sync, allowing for complex multi-room setups.

* Remote Control: Musicality Remote, available for free from the iTunes App Store, connects to Musicality for Mac to control your music from an iPhone or iPad. Musicality Remote displays the currently playing song and provides controls to play, pause, skip, and rate your music, turn AirPlay speakers on and off, and adjust volumes.

* Background playback: Unlike a regular web browser, Musicality will keep playing in the background when its window is closed. Use a keyboard shortcut or click of the menu bar icon to bring it back.

* Notifications: Musicality works with Notification Center or Growl to show the currently playing song.


Supported Services:

* Pandora
* Spotify
* Amazon Music
* Google Play Music
* YouTube
* 8tracks
* Deezer
* SoundCloud
* Slacker Radio
* TuneIn Radio
* Jango
* MixCloud
* Rhapsody
* Seeburg 1000


Musicality is available now for $11. It requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer and an internet connection, and may be downloaded as a free 10-day trial from the Musicality website. The trial is full-featured and unlocks in-place when purchased. Musicality Remote is available for free from the iTunes App Store.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 9.3.2 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has released Cocktail 9.3.2 (El Capitan Edition). Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds the ability to disable volume and brightness control screen overlays and addresses previous issues with System Integrity Protection. It also adds support for upcoming OS X 10.11.6 and adds compatibility with the latest versions of supported web browsers.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

What’s New:
* Added ability to disable volume and brightness control screen overlays (System – Misc)
* Added compatibility with the latest versions of supported web browsers
* Addresses some issues with System Integrity Protection
* Resolves an issue in which the uninstaller may fail to reset Dock settings to their default values
* Improvements on the “Clear CrashReporter logs” procedure
* Added OS X 10.11.6 compatibility
* Overall performance improvements
* Updated Help files


Cocktail is $19.00 for a single user license and is available for purchase from the Maintain website. A trial version is available for download.