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Tabby Awards Honors Best iOS Apps & Games of 2018

The Tabby Awards has announced the iPad and iPhone winners from the 2018 Mobile App Awards and Mobile Game Awards competitions.


iOS App Award Highlights:
Award-winning iOS apps included Spotify, TikTok, Headspace, Waze, Rosetta Stone, Eventbrite, Twitch, and Airbnb. With nearly 2.5 million (non-game) consumer apps available in the App Store, the app award winners are positioned in the top 0.002% of all iOS mobile apps.


iOS Game Award Highlights:
Award-winning iOS games included Fortnite, MARVEL Contest of Champions, PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends, REAL Racing 3, and My Talking Tom 2. With over 800,000 games available today on iOS, the event’s mobile gaming award winners represent the top 0.004% games. The 2018 iOS App and Game Award winners are presented below by device type and category:


Mobile App Awards – iPhone:
* 10% Happier: Meditation
* AccuWeather
* Airbnb
* AliExpress
* Brilliant
* Calm
* Calorie Counter * MyFitnessPal
* Cozi Family Organizer
* Eventbrite
* Evernote
* Florence
* Instagram
* Khan Academy
* Procreate Pocket
* Rosetta Stone iPhone App
* Seven * 7 Minute Workout
* Spotify
* Strava
* TikTok
* Tinder
* Twitch
* ViewRanger: Trail Maps for Hiking, Biking, Skiing
* Waze


Mobile App Awards – iPad:
* Airbnb
* Calzy 3
* comiXology
* Fabulous * Motivate Me
* Goodreads
* Headspace: Guided Meditation
* Instagram
* Netflix
* Pinterest
* Spotify
* Steam
* Twitch
* Zoom


Mobile Game Awards – iPhone:
* Asphalt 9: Legends
* Brawl Stars
* Candy Crush Friends Saga
* Cube Escape: Paradox
* Donut County
* Draw In
* Flip Trickster
* Fortnite
* Frost
* Gorogoa
* Hooked Inc.
* Into the Dead 2
* Lara Croft Go
* MARVEL Contest of Champions
* My Talking Tom 2
* Noblemen: 1896
* Playdead’s INSIDE
* Real Racing 3
* The Sims Mobile
* Ultra Sharp


Mobile Game Awards – iPad:
* Battlelands Royale
* Hearthstone
* Lineage 2: Revolution
* Machinarium
* MARVEL Future Fight
* Minecraft
* Offroad Bus Simulator: Real Coach Bus Driving
* Riptide GP: Renegade
* ROME: Total War


This list is also published on the Tabby Awards website where these category-leading apps and games can also be downloaded. This news release is intended to aggregate the iPhone/iPad award winners as a supplement to the prior Mobile App Awards and Mobile Game Awards releases.


Award Process:
With all iOS apps and games eligible and under consideration, winners were selected based on a combination of quantitative metrics and qualitative factors.


The analytical evaluation component focused on app store user review scores submitted over the course of 2017 to measure user engagement. The qualitative component – benefiting from the Tabby Awards expertise in judging app and game awards since 2012 – focused on user interface, design, and innovation. The degree of tablet-optimization was also a key factor in the assessment of iPad apps and games. Please refer to The Tabby Awards online for additional information regarding our mobile app award events.

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2018 Mobile Apps and Games Award Program

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Gains Support for Creative Cloud 2019

Zevrix Solutions has released LinkOptimizer 5.2.12, a compatibility update to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.


LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Gains Support for Creative Cloud 2019


The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released InDesign and Photoshop CC 2019, and is offered free of charge to licensed users. The same version of LinkOptimizer can be used with any version of InDesign from CS5 and later. The update also introduces support for the SoftwareKey licensing system which simplifies the software activation process and enables users to easily manage their licenses in a personal online license portal.


LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB images to a CMYK profile
* Resave PNG files as TIFF
* Run a Photoshop action on each image


At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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Improved Emoji Support Notarization by Apple Comes to KeyCue 9.2

Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 9.2, an update to the recently released major version 9 of the company’s keyboard shortcut and emoji tool. KeyCue’s original purpose is to help Mac users to learn and use keyboard shortcuts.


Improved Emoji Support Notarization by Apple Comes to KeyCue 9.2


Since version 9, KeyCue is also the perfect tool for discovering and using the constantly growing number of Emojis. While the online community loves emojis, people become more and more frustrated about the confusing multitude of slightly different emojis, which makes it tedious to choose and type the right one. This is where KeyCue 9 comes to help.


KeyCue 9 shows a table of all available emoji characters and lets you insert any emoji with a click. To find out more about a certain emoji, move the mouse pointer over it to see an enlarged view and a description of the emoji’s meaning. You can also enter a search term in KeyCue’s find field to focus on the matching emoji characters, or choose from the list of recently used emojis. Finding and typing the right emoji has never been easier. The new version enhances the Emoji feature with an improved calculation of Emoji metrics, better horizontal spacing, and by adding the flag of the United Nations to the Emoji table.


KeyCue 9.2 has also been notarized by Apple. This means that the software has been uploaded to Apple before distribution, and Apple has confirmed that all executables are signed correctly and that the app does not contain any malware. This is a security feature that all Ergonis products now carry.


The new version furthermore contains a number of enhancements and improvements like improved visibility of the menu scanning progress in Dark Mode, the ability to add custom menu entries to specific submenus, and more.


Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to KeyCue 9.2 is free for anyone who purchased a license for KeyCue 8 or KeyCue 9 on or after October 1st, 2017. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. All KeyCue 9 purchases (new and upgrades alike) include all subsequent 9.x upgrades at no additional cost.

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Pocket Watch LLC Mobile App Development Team Acquired by Cybersecurity Firm SR2 Solutions

Beaumont, Texas – SR2 Solutions today announced the acquisition of Pocket Watch LLC’s app development division including their industry leading mobile printing app, ActivePrint. With this new acquisition, SR2 Solutions is planning to develop an entire suite of cybersecurity focused apps intended for everyone.



SR2 Solutions Founder, Charles Teel, says “we’re seeing new cybersecurity threats every day and this is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. We see it as our job to provide people with the tools they need to keep themselves and their families safe and that is what we plan to do with mobile app development.”


Over the next six months, SR2 Solutions will be releasing apps on the Apple iOS AppStore and Google Play Store that individuals will be able to use every day to protect themselves. The details of the first two apps were made public with the announcement of this acquisition. The first to be released will be “SR2 Threat Intel” which will provide users security information about their devices and alert them when there is the possibility that they have been caught up in a breach at their bank, email service, or other services where their personal information might be stored. SR2 Threat Intel will be released by February.


The second of these apps to be released, “SR2 SocialMedia Intel”, will monitor a user’s social media accounts and social media in general to identify potential vulnerabilities and alert them if someone else on social media has posted about them in a potentially bad light. According to Teel, “keeping track of how our name is used in the public space can be challenging in this hyperconnected world we live in with social media. Someone can post a total falsehood about you or your family that can negatively affect your reputation and your career as potential employers search social media in their consideration to hire you. We want to help people take control of how their name is used online in a way that is effective and can benefit them.” SR2 SocialMedia Intel is anticipated to be released by April.


Pocket Watch’s existing app, ActivePrint, will continue to be sold but under the new SR2 Solutions name. With ActivePrint users gain printing support for the widest variety of document types in the industry to the widest variety of printers. With ActivePrint users can print almost any content on their iPad or iPhone. Document types that you can print with ActivePrint include all of your popular office document types such as word processor documents (including Word and Pages), spreadsheets (including Excel and Numbers), presentations (including PowerPoint and Keynote), PDF files, web pages, handwritten notes, and all of your popular image types. ActivePrint is available on the iOS AppStore with an upgrade to the pro version for $4.99 (USD).

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Puzzle / Adventure Game ‘Panmorphia: Enchanted’ Now Available for iOS and Android

LKMAd, today is proud to announce the release of Panmorphia: Enchanted, the universal version of their third game, available now for iOS and Android devices. In the first adventure, you used your ability to wield each element and transform yourself into the animal that best represented it! That enabled you to alternate between each animal’s point of view and save the four trapped elements!


In your second family-friendly adventure, Panmorphia calls out to you once more! You are being sent to the Lost Temple to enchant the amulet and evolve your powers. Doing so will enable you in the future to swap freely between the four elemental forms. The Lost Temple is like no other. It has four sides, each representing the four elements! Your powers enable you to do magical things such as breathe underwater, turn day into night, summon the wind, and many other wonderful surprises!


* Point and click, puzzle adventure game
* Custom designed beautiful graphics
* Many items to collect and puzzles to solve
* Dynamic notebook that tracks your clues
* A Hint System that guides you with the next task
* A beautiful soundtrack and original sound effects
* Auto-saves your progress
* Translated into: German, French, Italian and Russian


Pricing and Availability:
Panmorphia: Enchanted is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The game is also available on Google Play.


Panmorphia: Enchanted
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Everlisten++ Music File Player for iOS Devices Now Available

Developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui has released Everlisten++, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten++, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another.


Everlisten++ Music File Player for iOS Devices Now Available


Its usage is up to you. At first, let’s create a playlist. You can add the music from your iTunes library to the playlist. This application plays a music from the “Start Position,” and it plays music for the “Playback Duration.” For example, if you made a setup playback 30 seconds respectively, you can listen to 100 musics in 50 minutes of commuting time. And you may discover a new charm which you have never known in many musics!


Furthermore, you can experience new ‘Parameter’ function with Everlisten. You can control the playback speed and its pitch freely, so how much to unleash the power of the music depends on you. Your favorite music may remind you the thought which only you felt. Now, let’s recover you-likeness.


After installation of this application, it has some restrictions as below. If you want to unlock it, please tap ‘Unlock’ at Playlist view:

1. You can create and edit only one playlist
2. You can register only 5 musics to the playlist

Everlisten++ 2.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Convenient in-app purchases are available.

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DataOrganizer 1.0 with Bento Importer – Public Beta Now Available

Bayhoff Software today released the public beta of DataOrganizer 1.0, the first public release of their new personal database app for Mac. DataOrganizer is designed to be a powerful yet easy to use personal database. Prior versions of the DataOrganizer beta have been available for readers of the Bayhoff Software blog for a few months. Starting with the present release, the beta is now available for everyone to download.



Main Features:

  • Imports data from Bento 4; DataOrganizer supports 20 of the 23 Bento field types
  • Includes eight ready-made templates; Clients, Inventory, Issues, Journal, Membership List, Party Planner, Recipes, and Serial Numbers.
  • Creates custom libraries in minutes
  • Links to Contacts, Calendar, Mail, and the Finder using the contacts list fields, calendar events list fields, messages list fields, and files list fields, respectively
  • Stores collections of photos using media collection fields
  • Libraries can link to other libraries using relationship fields
  • Supports Mojave’s Dark Mode


Pricing and Availability:
The DataOrganizer 1.0 beta is available now and is free to use throughout the beta period. Pricing and availability for the final version will be announced at a later date.

DataOrganizer 1.0 Beta

Today in History App Allows Users to Relive Iconic Historical Events

Downshift LLC, an emerging mobile application development firm, has recently launched the latest version of their app, Today in History.€™ The app lists historical events that took place on the same day.



People say that history repeats itself, but the reality is that we can learn from the failures of the past. With so much happening around us, it’s hard to keep things in context. We wanted an easy, quick, and consistent way to keep us engaged with history,” explains Manuel Zamora, Founder, Downshift LLC, while explaining the foundation of the Today in History app. “We’ve now made it easier than ever, with our reminders feature, to make sure that humanities’ great achievements are never forgotten.”


Each day, the app features iconic global events that took place in the history on the same day. The app hosts compelling pictures, powerful quotes, and headlines that stopped the world in its tracks.

Today in History offers the following key features:
* Easy access to over 100k historical events, with opportunities for exploration and moving images
* Quote of the day: Timeless wisdom from iconic historical figures
* Headlines: Details on the significant events that shaped our world
* Categories: Find specific content as per your need; events, births, deaths and more
* Share: Easy to share exciting tidbits and trivia with your friends via social media
* Reminders: Receive epic notifications, several of them a day to keep you posted of engaging facts
* Widget: See top event daily on your ‘Today’ feed
* Watch: See top events, updated daily, on your wrist


The new version, besides bug fixes and enhancements, offers the following:
* Improved reminders and notifications. Set a time range and number of reminders per day
* Added categories and link details, now you can see all your favorite events in greater detai
* Improved onboarding
* Updated for iOS 12
* Fixes to sharing and other notable features


Today in History makes it easy to be in touch with the great successes and failures of our past. The more connected to our history we are, the better positioned we are to make positive changes. Regardless of what generation we were born into, let’s remember the human attributes that have continually shaped and reshaped our world,” quips Manuel.


Today In History 5.0.1 is currently free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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