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Freebie Friday: Get free apps for your Mac and your iOS devices
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Apr 15, 2016, 11:48 PM
 
Everyone likes getting something for nothing, especially when there's no or relatively few catches. Freebie Friday is the post where the MacNN staff find stuff that you can get, and possibly make use of this weekend, without spending a single penny. The freebies this time include a bunch of free apps for your Mac, and from the App Store, a tactical top-down game based in space for you to download.

If you have recently acquired your first Mac, you may need a bit of help getting some apps for it. On MacNN Deals, the Mighty Mac App Bundle provides a collection of ten apps that you may find extremely useful. The collection includes iTunes Converter, WinX DVD Ripper, Synergy, AirRadar, Window Tidy, Autograph Signature, ZipZapMac's Memory Cleaner, Invisible, Yummy FTP, and Privatus Automated Privacy Protection.

Also available for free from the MacNN Deals store is LEAW's Blu-ray Player, a tool that allows you to not only play back Blu-ray movies, but also ISO files and other formats, complete with support for various popular audio technologies. If you like ebooks, consider Epubor Ultimate for Mac, a tool for converting your reading material from one format to another, so you can move your digital library between multiple devices.

The current Free App of the Week on the App Store is Space Marshals, an episodic story stars Burton, a specialist the player must control to hunt down fugitives following a disastrous prison break. This is a top-down tactical game where players can use their environment to their advantage to defeat enemies, by out-flanking them, taking cover, or moving covertly.

Also available at no charge on the App Store is Rainbow, a software keyboard that you can customize to the color you want. Calendarium is a calendar app that also provides fun facts associated with each day. Lastly, Kalculator is a calculator for your iOS devices that can perform complex calculations and stores your operation history.
     
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Apr 16, 2016, 02:36 AM
 
"Also available for free from the MacNN Deals store is LEAW's Blu-ray Player, a tool that allows you..."

So, after you go through the whole sign-up deal, THEN you notice that the software is for OS X versions below 10.9. Considering that I'm on 10.11.4, why bother?
     
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Apr 16, 2016, 01:11 PM
 
Ja, that's a little sleazy. The description says "Fully compatible with the latest Mac OS X" but if you click on the COMPATIBILITY section it says "Mac (32-bit or 64-bit) OS X 10.6 to 10.9"
     
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Apr 16, 2016, 01:46 PM
 
I'll take it up with the vendor.

As a reminder, it is free.
     
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Apr 18, 2016, 04:16 PM
 
Jeez, how about some free stuff that's for current OS's? I mean, thanks for the pointers, but one of these is recent and the others pretty old as far as software goes.
     
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Apr 18, 2016, 04:29 PM
 
The Mighty Mac App Bundle is all current. So are the iOS freebies.

The one thing that is not is the BluRay player.
     
   
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