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
Titanic: Her Journey [iPad; Now free, down from $3.99] Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of its sinking – Titanic: Her Journey collates the knowledge of the world's foremost Titanic experts in the most interactive way to date.
iShows [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Because we love TV Shows. iShows is the best way to manage and keep track of your favorite shows on TV.
Thunder Tank 2 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Simple operation, fierce fighting.
FitYou - Fitness Game and Activity Tracker [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] FitYou is the fitness app that allows you to challenge and collaborate with your friends to exercise more.
QBlocks [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] QBlocks allows you to design resolution independent graphics for your iOS or OSX projects.
New and Notable Apps
Starlog [iPhone; Free] Starlog is an app that allows you to record details of all observations of the night sky in a simple and intuitive way.
Cupcake [OS X; $2.99] Cupcake is a small tool used for manipulating color codes when making web pages or writing code.
TrackMap [OS X; $0.99] TrackMap lets you quickly and easily visualize your GPX tracks and waypoints on a map. It has a small and intuitive interface that stays out of your way and lets you focus on the map.
Deckset [OS X; $19.99] Deckset is a new, simple way to create presentations. Open your favourite text editor, write down your thoughts and Deckset will turn them into beautiful presentations.
Updates you don't want to miss
Notability [iOS Universal; $2.99] Welcome to Notability, a powerful note-taker on iPad and iPhone. Version 5.2 brings the following changes:
- Everything that you add is now linked to your audio recording -- just tap play and watch your handwriting, typing, drawings, and photos come to life.
- The new navigation tool provides an easy and powerful way to review your notes.
- Audio recordings can also be played back at several different speeds to help you speed up review.
- You can also quickly rewind 10 seconds to hear an important part of the recording again.
- You can now select a typed word and view a definition.
Squiggle Racer [iOS Universal; Free] We dare you to make just one lap! If you think you're good enough to survive our tracks, then prove it! Version 1.3 brings the following changes:
- All short tracks are now unlocked and FREE.
- Brand NEW long tracks are now available! Each long track unlocks for FREE, provided you can get 20 Laps on the previous. :-D
- Bug fixes / UI flow enhancements
Vimeo [iOS Universal; Free] Vimeo for iOS 7 is the simplest way to store and share videos right from your Camera and Photos apps. Version 4.0.10 brings the following changes:
- Copious convenience: Now you'll see the search bar right at the top of your screen!
- Automated additions: Add videos to Watch Later AND your device in one fell swipe.
- Additional fixes: We kicked some pesky playback and networking bugs to the curb.
PhotoToaster [iOS Universal; $2.99] PhotoToaster™ is a stunning top rated photo editor for the iPhone and iPad. It is an amazing tool for the photography beginner or professional. Version 6.0 brings the following changes:
- This version gets a custom photo picker and a bunch of imaging enhancements.
- No In-App Purchases! Everything is included.
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