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
Reflex - Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instragram [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] The BEST Vintage Photo Editor and Video Camera App on AppStore, with Quick and Easy editing tools and Industry Film Coloring Standard to simulate the vintage photos.
Warhammer Quest [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Dungeon Adventures in the Warhammer World! The first Warhammer game to arrive on iOS.
SharePlus: Office 365 and SharePoint Mobile Client [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $19.99] SharePlus makes sharing simple using SharePoint on your mobile device.
Inotia 4 Plus [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Which side will you choose when two epic forces rise again? The Inotia saga has been brought to the next level!
Hunter Island [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Hunter Island is a real monster collection RPG with live multiplayer.
Scribe - Copy anything from your Mac to your iPhone [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] Scribe lets you copy anything from your Mac to your mobile device, without Wi-Fi.
Eicon [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Drag your images to Eicon, it makes the icons for you. It's a free, simple, fast & automatic way to create icons.
New and Notable Apps
Carousel by Dropbox [iPhone; Free] Carousel is the new gallery from Dropbox for your life's memories.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff [iOS Universal; Free] After another epic battle with the giant chicken, Peter Griffin has accidentally destroyed Quahog!
Wind-up Knight 2 [iOS Universal; Free] High-end platforming gameplay in a beautiful 3D world!
Robots Love Ice Cream [iOS Universal; $0.99] Saving the galaxy is pretty sweet in this stunning, fun-packed arcade blaster.
Fighting Fantasy: Starship Traveller [iOS Universal; $5.99] Steve Jackson and Tin Man Games present Starship Traveller - an adventure of the far future in which YOU are the hero!
Updates you don't want to miss
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 3.0.1 brings the following changes:
- Added support for saving dictionary words
- Improved memory footprint
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements
Wordpress [iOS Universal; Free] It's easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. Version 4.0.1 brings the following changes:
- Improved the performance of stats.
- Made the "Options" page easier to locate and access.
- Fixed a bug that caused the app to freeze when you tried to update a post's settings.
- Fixed a bug that stopped you from moving the cursor to the end of a line.
- Fixed a bug that broke the UI when you inserted a link in the post editor.
- Fixed a bug that crashed the app when you added a featured image to a post.
- Increased the minimum required version of WordPress to 3.6.
- Fixed a bug that caused the post editor to malfunction if you inserted a link.
Outread – Speed Reading [iOS Universal; $4.99] Speed-read websites, ebooks and documents. Outread improves reading effectiveness by guiding eyes through text with a regularly moving highlighter. Version 1.2 brings the following changes:
- Ebook support (DRM-free ePub), along with an optimized navigation
- Built-in directory of public domain, mostly classic, books (see "+" > "Browse Classic Books")
- Statistics; see your overall and daily reading stats
- New reading mode - vertical centering of the highlighter;
- Pinboard integration (for bookmarks marked as "to read")
- You can now enhance your speed-reading training with audio cues
- Bug fixes and improvements
Delivery Status touch [iOS Universal; $4.99] Delivery Status helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know when they're going to arrive. Version 5.1 brings the following changes:
- Improved background notifications
- Badges are now shown for background notifications.
- "Delivered" notifications now start with a checkmark to make them immediately clear.
- Manual sorting is back.
- The "..." menu now includes an option to Archive-or Delete for already archived items.
- You can now type a space in the search field to show everything.
- You can now swipe to delete an archived delivery while searching.
- Added support for Amazon.in.
- Keyboard shortcuts for Bluetooth keyboards in iOS 7. ⌘N: add a new delivery. ⌘F: search. ⎋: close the current view or cancel search.
- And lots more!
ScreenFloat [OS X; $6.99] Use ScreenFloat to create floating screenshots that are always visible, no matter which application you're in. Version 1.5.1 brings the following changes:
- Shots can now be hidden individually
- Filenames are now appended with the Shot's creation date when dragged out so they don't replace shots with the same name (thank you, Günter)
- and squashes several ghastly bugs
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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