Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently.
Apps Gone Free
Twitteriffic [iOS Universal; Now free, ad-supported, with in-app purchases] The wonderful Twitter client from IconFactory has now gone ad-supported, with in-app purchases to remove ads and add certain features.
Levitagram - Levitation [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Levitagram is the original and most advanced levitation photo editor in the App Store.
Flying Doggy PRO [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] One day, Doggy dreamed about flying in the sky.Doggy can fly in his dream! Now is the time to catch the birds!
5coins - Spend Everyday [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] If you just want to know how much money you are spending. This is the only right app for you.
XPomodoro [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] XPomodoro is a simple and elegant tool to keep you focus on work base on pomodoro technique.
Any File Info [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Any File Info is a professional tool to view and browse files' information.
ImageConvert [OS X; Now free, down from $29.99] ImageConvert is an application for converting image file formats of one or more files.
New and Notable Apps for iOS and OS X
Next for iPad [iPad; $1.99] Next for iPad reimagines expense tracking on iPad.
Adventure Beaks [iOS Universal; Free] Begin your quest with Adventure Beaks, the only platformer where you assemble an expedition party of elite Penguin adventurers.
The Collectables [iOS Universal; Free] Command a crew of renegade soldiers and lead them into explosive combat with strategic precision in The Collectables.
Globlins [iOS Universal; $1.99] Alien globs are brainwashing your friends. It's time to burst their bubbles
Battery Diag [OS X; Free] Battery Diag helps you to easily access battery information from your menu bar.
WeChat [OS X; Free] WeChat allows you to communicate with all of your friends personally and in group chats on your Mac just as you would with your mobile device
Bit Patrol [OS X; Free] Bit Patrol is a lightweight application that delivers live Bitcoin conversion rates directly to your status bar.
App Updates You Don't Want to Miss
Codea [iPad; $9.99] Codea lets you create games and simulations -- or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer. Version 2.0 is a complete overhaul of the app adding:
- Redesigned for iOS 7
- Full 64-bit support
- Newnew unified asset system that supports sounds, music, images and more
- Completely New Code Editor with a handful of new features including intelligent autocomplete and In-line errors detection
- New features including find and replace, Location API and more
- Other improvements and bug fixes
KitCamera [iOS Universal; Free] Professional app for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod that will help you create unique high-quality photos and videos. Version 2.1.4 adds the following:
- Horizon Camera - new video camera, that allows you to keep the horizon no matter how you move your device. No more vertical videos with black lines on the sides.
- Minecraft lens - a new free lens, it adds to your photos an interesting square effect.
- Video Pause - now you can pause the video playback in any moment.
- Autosaving of your photos (auto archive) - allows you to automatically save the photos in the previous selected locations: Camera Roll, Box, Dropbox, Flickr, Vkontakte, Google Drive, SkyDrive.
- Background Sharing - now you can share photos automatically on multiple services, this will allow you to further user the camera without the need to wait for the download to finish.
Duet Game [iOS Universal; $1.99] Enter a mesmerising trance of co-dependence in Duet. The rules are simple: control two vessels in sync, survive against all odds and keep calm. Version 1.1.0 adds:
- New "Daily Challenges" mode that offer a new 3 wave challenge each day.
- Compete for the highest number of completed challenges and the longest streak.
Command-C - Clipboard [iOS Universal and OS X; $3.99] Command-C is a revolutionary app which makes easy to share your clipboard between iOS and OS X using your local WiFi network, even if the app is not currently opened. Version 1.1 adds the following:
- Clipboard history and preview
- Ability to share clipboards between Mac
- Ability to sort or rename device
- Improved reliability and performances
Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day [iOS Universal; $1.99] A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Version 3.2 adds the following:
- New feature: FILTER! Tap and hold to X-ray the sky. Explore invisible wonders like supernova remnants, black holes, the cosmic microwave background and more!
- More languages! French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional) and Chinese (Simplified).
- Performance Improvements: decreased loading times and 64-bit optimizations (on supported devices).
Camera Plus [iOS Universal; $0.99] Camera Plus makes capturing and sharing an absolute pleasure. Version 3.5 is a major overhaul adding the following features:
- AirSnap is an innovative new feature that allows users to capture photos and videos using two devices running Camera Plus via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
- Camera Plus is now universal and available on the iPad.
- Soft Flash for iPad
- Adjustable capture bar for the iPad
- Localized to 10 international languages
MobileFamilyTree 7 [iOS Universal; $6.99] MobileFamilyTree 7 is the first is the first fully-fledged mobile genealogy app out there. Version 7.1 adds the following changes:
- Completely new iOS 7 inspired user interface
- AirPlay Video support
- Completely new Interactive Tree
- Improved data entry
- Statistic Maps
- Private Information
- FamilySearch improvements
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