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. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
Apps Now Free
Peek Calendar [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Peek is a quick and simple to use calendar for your iPhone. It is designed to be glanceable and intuitive. Peek was on sale this morning and is now back to its regular price.
Snow Off Road [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Snow Off Road -- a big challenge off-road racing game. Just racing to the destination within the limited time.
FoxTube - Player for YouTube [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Play YouTube video continuously with playlists.
Lost Gliders [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] DASH - DODGE - ROAR & ESCAPE from this deadly foggy jungle, beast tribals and the voracious lion.
DynaStunts [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] DynaStunts is an exciting supercross game that lets you burn up the track and show off your motorbike stunts.
DynaStunts [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] DynaStunts is an exciting supercross game that lets you burn up the track and show off your motorbike stunts.
rubiTrack 3 [OS X; Now free, down from $39.99] rubiTrack is the ideal software for all ambitious runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes and athletes in practically any sport.
New and Notable Apps
Barcode Kingdom [iOS Universal; $0.99] Scan barcodes, Get unique units and items! Build your own kingdom.
CLARC [iOS Universal; $3.99] CLARC. An actiony puzzle adventure. With drunk robots. CLARC combines complex spatial puzzles with arcade style action elements.
Final Touch - Complete Mastering System [iPad; $19.99] Final Touch is a complete mastering system for iPad. Combining Maximizer, Pre and Post Equalizer, 4-Band Dynamics, Stereo Imager, Reverb and Dithering into one integrated app, it gives your mixes a huge, balanced, polished and professional sound.
Teamworks for iPad [iPad; Free] For athletes, coaches, and athletics staff on the go: Manage your team and organization's information from anywhere using the Teamworks tablet app.
Trainz Simulator 2 [OS X; $39.99] Trainz Simulator 2 brings all new driving experiences, spectacular new high detailed content, the best world building tools and now comes with Multiplayer!
Updates you don't want to miss
Twitterrific 5 for Twitter [iOS Universal; Free] Twitterrific is the award-winning, elegant Twitter client that's easy to understand and a delight to use. Version 5.7 now includes:
- Ollie Soars easter egg now a little more difficult to trigger
- Increased timeline capacity to 500 tweets
- Minor speed optimizations
- Fixed issues with button colors in iOS 7.1
- Twitterrific is now ad supported for new customers. This version offers in-app purchases to unlock additional paid features such as push notifications, the Today View, tweet translation and removal of ads from the timeline. Existing paid customers already have complete access to these features, no further action is required to enjoy them.
Fleksy [iOS Universal; Free] Fleksy is a new, revolutionary keyboard, powered by patent pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can type without even looking. Version 3.0 adds the following:
- Support for 8 New Languages: Italian, German, French, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish, Greek
- Improved Accuracy
- Copy & Clear option in menu
- New toggles in Settings for Autocorrect Off and Fast Delete
- Bug fixes
Runtastic Six Pack Abs Trainer [iOS Universal; Free] Lifelike avatars, Daniel and Angie, guide you in 50+ HD tutorial videos to help you get the flat stomach, core strength and overall fitness you've always wanted. Version 2.0 adds the following:
- Body Fat Visualization: See your ideal body fat range
- New languages include: Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese
- Voice Coach now available in: Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese
- Heart Rate integration
- 50+ "Tips of the Day" available with new drawer navigation
- Various improvements & fixes
Wake N Shake Alarm Clock [iPhone; $2.99] The only way to shut it off is by shaking the iPhone like crazy. No snooze button. You can't lower the volume. No mercy. Version 4.4.1 adds the following:
- All $3-worth of in-app purchases for free. That's right, all the extras are now yours to have.
- Additionally, we've updated several frameworks to continue keeping Wake N Shake working smoothly.
Note: All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and cannot guarantee availability or quality of any particular product at a specific price.
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter