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
Fluxx [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Fluxx is the award winning card game series developed by ex-NASA aerospace engineers that has sold almost one million copies!
Runtastic Push Ups Trainer [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] With the runtastic PushUps PRO app you can now achieve this goal. The app keeps you motivated with an easy to follow training plan that helps you build strength and see constant improvement.
Vert 2 - Unit and Currency [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Vert is the most amazing, efficient, elegant unit and currency iOS converter. You can personalise it to meet your requirements at its best.
Robots Love Ice Cream [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Saving the galaxy is pretty sweet in this stunning, fun-packed arcade blaster.
Word Up Dog [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] A lost puppy finds himself stuck underground, and must dig his way out while spelling words with the letters he finds.
OverColor [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] Overcolor is an amazing brainteaser that delivers a burst of fun and can be played all day long by both kids from 6 years and adults.
TuneSkip [OS X; Now free, down from $3.99] Automatically skip songs or videos with the click of a button without modifying your iTunes playlist at all.
Sceenshots [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] Take an individual screenshot of your desktop and every open window simultaneously with just one single press of a customizable global hotkey.
HD Cleaner [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] Remove gigabytes from your hard drive in just one click. HD Cleaner helps you get rid of those useless files.
New and Notable Apps
Hole19 [iPhone; Free] Hole19 AMPLIFIES your on-course experience and DRIVES game-changing insights with NO SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Funimate [iPhone; Free] Create surprisingly fun animated selfies and looping video clips using Funimate's never before seen animation effects.
Rubycon [iPad; $4.99] Modern take on the classic 8 step sequencer.
Movie Deals [OS X; Free] With Movie Deals you can find movies that are on sale right now at iTunes.
Updates you don't want to miss
Puffin Web Browser [iOS Universal; $3.99] Puffin Web Browser is wicked fast. Version 3.7.0 brings the following changes:
- New Web Rendering Engine great improves HTML5 supports, and its HTML5 test score reaches 457!!
- New "Share" feature let you share web page link and screenshot to Facebook, Twitter or via Emails. You can even draw something on screenshot you shared.
- New "Theater Mode" plays Flash games and videos in complete fullscreen. You can use edge swipe to toggle keyboard, mouse or gamepad in fullscreen mode.
- New "Text Reflow" feature can auto resize font size for iPhone devices.
- Import bookmarks from desktop browsers to Puffin.
- Support file upload from DropBox.
- Fix bug that virtual keyboard in Flash may show up unexpectedly.
Unread – An RSS Reader [iPhone; $4.99] Focus on the act of reading with Unread's full-screen article view. Version 1.2 brings the following changes:
- Added NewsBlur
- Added Fever.
- Added a native image viewer to the article view and the web browser.
- Options menus just for images. Long press on an image to see a list of options, including an option to view the alt text of an image.
- Optional app icon badge for the current unread count.
- Landscape support to the web browser.
- Tug the current article up or down to go the next or previous article in the current list.
- Tug up from the bottom of a list of articles to mark them all as read (after a confirmation which is enabled by default).
- Option to mark articles as read by scrolling past them in an articles list.
- Unlocked the Glass and Campfire themes for all users.
- "Extra Small" font size.
- Separate font size preference for article list screens.
- Release Notes history screen.
- Improved Facebook sharing: now uses link-based posts when available.
- Added the 1Password button to web-based sign in screens.
- Article lists attempt to maintain their perceived scroll position when a refresh triggers a reload (only supported on certain newer devices).
- The web view toolbar now changes to a light or dark color scheme to match the current theme.
FTL: Faster Than Light [iPad; $9.99] The award winning PC spaceship simulation game from Subset Games comes to iPad! Includes the free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition. Version 1.5.10 brings the following changes:
- Fixed numerous iPad related sound problems, including headphones causing FTL to mute
- Music/Podcasts can now be played in the background while playing FTL
- Game Center can now be disabled in the Settings app when its connection fails
- Fixed game failing to save in rare cases when quitting
- Many more bugs and some rare crash conditions fixed
Totals [iPhone; Free] Totals is not just a calculator, and we bet you'll end up agreeing if you continue reading! Version 3.0.1 brings the following changes:
- Completely new feature: Mathpad. The Mathpad is like a Notepad, but for all kinds of notes.
- New conversion category to convert Currencies, with conversion rates updating every 24h.
- Updated UI to make it more intuitive and responsive.
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Software Updatesmore updates
- Vizzywig 8xHD price tag now a very affordable $49.99
- Automatic targets teen drivers with License+ service
- Dropbox adds support for TouchID
- YouTube for iOS gets updated with full support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iOS 8.0.1 update now available (Updated -- Don't update!)
- NFL Mobile updated for 2014 Season with new Fantasy Football features, NFL Now integration