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
Sago Mini Bug Builder [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Create, hatch and play! Watch your toddler transform a simple shape into a colorful critter with Bug Builder, a playful creativity app.
Papa Sangre II [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Papa Sangre II is a survival horror game told entirely through sound. It starts at your inevitable end. You are dead, and must hunt for memories from the deceased to get back to the other side.
Tides US [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] With Tides US you can see all live tide information you need.
TowerMadness HD [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Evil aliens are coming to turn your beloved sheep into intergalactic scarves! Protect the flock using only quick thinking and the arsenal of upgradeable weaponry at your disposal.
Breathful [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Breathful is the key to effective mindfulness training.
Quantum Legacy HD [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $19.99] Pilot one of 4 unique spaceships during your 3+ hour ON-RAILS journey through 20 action-packed ON-RAILS SHMUP missions filled with breathtaking cinematic game play and highly stylized storytelling.
iArrow [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] iArrow will point you in the direction of a specified location and help you reach the nearest settled area if you get lost.
Find The Way [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Find the Way is an experimental game in which you must flow through a space and be on the right path at the right moment in order to get out.
Convertible: The Ultimate Unit Converter [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Convertible is the most elegant and unique unit converter in the App Store.
Life in the Womb: a stunning visual guide to pregnancy [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Life in the Womb is a mulit-award winning stunning visual guide to pregnancy that explores the developing baby's amazing journey from conception to birth.
New and Notable Apps
TodoMovies 3 [iPhone; Free] TodoMovies 3 is the best way to manage and discover new movies on iOS.
FLASHOUT 2 [iOS Universal; $2.99] FLASHOUT 2, the sequel to the highly-acclaimed anti-gravity racer FLASHOUT 3D is finally here! Get into one of many ultra-fast ships and use your arsenal of rockets, guns, bonuses and upgrades to fight your way to victory!
Tiny Space Adventure [iOS Universal; $0.99] A journey into space... A rocket failure... An unknown planet.
Ravensburger Puzzle [iPad; $2.99] The best puzzle app for the iPad - of course from Ravensburger. A huge selection of motifs, intuitive controls, original Ravensburger quality, beginner-friendly tutorials.
WritePro [iOS Universal; $9.99] WritePro from PhatWare combines ultimate word processing and note-taking functionality, sketch capabilities, numerous file sharing options, and the state-of-the-art handwriting recognition to create the ultimate writing app.
Maxthon Browser [OS X; Free] Maxthon for Mac provides the same high-performance experience offered by Maxthon for many years around the globe.
Updates you don't want to miss
Boom Beach [iOS Universal; Free] Storm the beach and win the day! Boom Beach is a combat strategy game where you fight an epic war against the evil Blackguard.
- Visual upgrades such as new 3D characters, new defense building graphics and more
- Interface improvements with new UI elements now tweaked to fit unified graphics style
- New languages
- Game and balance changes, including Level 15-20 Headquarters and Command Center health increased
- Lots of bug fixes and optimizations!
RunKeeper [iPhone; Free] Track your runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and more using the GPS in your iPhone. Version 4.4 includes the following changes:
- Receive congratulations when you achieve one of your fastest activities
- Compare calories burned across activities
- View calories burned and weight graphs
Tengami [iOS Universal; $4.99] Tengami is an atmospheric adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book. Version 1.1 adds the following features:
- Added alternative character control, touch and hold for as long as you want to keep the character moving. This also works on the boat.
- Minor bug fixes and Japanese localization improvements.
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