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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

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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

Ridge Racer Slipstream [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] The ultimate arcade racing franchise brings the console experience to your iOS device! Slipstream past your rivals and drift around tight turns at over 150 MPH!

Work Time - Elegant desktop clock [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Don't leave your iPhone asleep on your desk, put it to good use. Plug it in and use this App. Not just a clock, Work Time is your second screen. The time, date, calendar, your schedule of upcoming events, and current weather conditions all at a glance.

Paranormal Agency (Full) [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Use your supernatural ESP to rid the city of malevolent spooks and spirits in this eerie Hidden Object game!

Paranormal Agency HD (Full) [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Use your supernatural ESP to rid the city of malevolent spooks and spirits in this eerie Hidden Object game!

Paranormal Agency [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] Use your supernatural ESP to rid the city of malevolent spooks and spirits in this eerie Hidden Object game!

FiLMiC Pro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] FiLMiC Pro turns your mobile device into a broadcast worthy HD video camera.

Fisheye Pro - Fisheye Camera with Old Film, Cool Lens and Color Ringflash [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Same as the world famous LOMO arsenal, your iPhone will not only have a simulated 170-degree wide-angle view and stunning fisheye barrel distortion, but more.

PerfectMind [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] PerfectMind is an easy-to-use mind mapping tool.

Stoppy [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Stoppy is a nice and simple stopwatch.

New and Notable Apps

Overlays! [OS X; $4.99] Try to use a bookmark on your monitor and it's awkward. Until now. Overlays! displays a translucent bar on your screen that's controlled by the mouse. Use to help with reading, or sometimes to help following large tables and lists of data. Battle the wall of text, eyestrain and distractions with this on screen overlay to help you keep your place!

Toodledo - To Do List [OS X; Free] Toodledo is flexible enough to work with many different productivity styles.

Agent RX [iOS Universal; $1.99] You are Agent RX. One of the best agent from ISEN. Unfortunately ISEN's secret military base,a floating fortress called ARIES has been compromised by unknown assailants. Only with stealth infiltration can recover ARIES. Are you up for it?

9 Elefants [iOS Universal; $2.99] A quest crammed with puzzles in the heart of Paris Professor Weismann has disappeared.

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 3.1 brings the following changes:

  • Complete UI redesign
  • New tutorial and feedback/support section
  • Major accessibility updates
  • Fixed the startup crash that some users were experiencing
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Clear [iOS Universal; $4.99] Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. Version 1.4 brings the following changes:

  • Kickstart your productivity with all-new reminders. Set a date and time, and Clear takes care of the rest, including syncing it across all your devices.
  • Want to customize the sounds that Clear uses? Now's your chance with the 8-bit and Sci-Fi sound packs, available via In-App Purchase.
  • (If you previously purchased Clear+ on the App Store, these two new sound packs are on us. For details of how to claim your free sound packs, follow our guide at http://j.mp/clearsoundpacks)

Newsify [iOS Universal; Free] Read and share your favorite websites and blogs with an amazing newspaper-like layout. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:

  • New theme and icon for iOS 7! (new theme requires iOS 7)
  • Option to sort items by subscription (see Order Items setting)
  • Tap-and-hold action for Safari Reading List (requires iOS 7, see Advanced settings)
  • Advanced setting to hide summary in table view article lists
  • Advanced setting to hide article source and date/time in table view article lists
  • Additional bug fixes and improvements

Gorilla Workout [iOS Universal; Free] Looking to lose weight and build muscle only using the weight of your own body? Gorilla Workout is the perfect fitness app for you! Version 4.0.0 brings the following changes:

  • Two new signature workouts that you get for free if you've made the All Workouts in app purchase
  • Push notification reminders to keep you accountable and motivated

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed [iOS Universal; Free] Race as Sonic and a host of legendary All-Stars and prepare to transform! Speed across land, sea and air in a high velocity battle to the finish line, as your amazing transformable vehicle changes from car to boat to plane mid-race. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:

  • Now you can record and share video clips of your favorite gameplay moments in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed with Everyplay!

Ulysses III [OS X; $44.99] Ulysses III is the premier text editor for writers, meeting even the highest standards in both design and editing comfort. Its clean, modern interface lets you focus on your work, without making any functional compromises whatsoever. Version 1.2 brings the following changes:

  • Added split & merge for sheets.
  • Added goals to sheets and groups.
  • Added keyword editing to sheet list.
  • Added options to show goal, modification date and keywords in sheet list.
  • Sheets can now be sorted by date and first character(s).
  • Number of preview lines in sheet column is now adjustable.
  • Added sharing of styles and themes on Ulysses Style Exchange.
  • Color palettes can now be created and edited within Ulysses.
  • Reworked theme section of preferences.
  • Other enhancements and bug fixes.

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