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
Obaby [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Tell your beautiful baby stories with handcrafted artwork on photos.
My Incredible Body - A Kid's App to Learn about the Human Body [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Wouldn't it be cool to look inside yourself and see what was going on in there? With My Incredible Body, you can!
Chunky Comic Reader [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] Try an app that makes your comics look great, makes reading them a pleasure, and takes all the friction out of importing and managing them.
GOL:Legend [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] G.O.L is a game that provides you with a variety of experiences. You play G.O.L using a simple touch interface.
System Lens [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] System Lens is a simple way to quickly manage tasks and resource usage on your Mac.
New and Notable Apps
CastleStorm - Free to Siege [iOS Universal; Free] Welcome to the world of CastleStorm - Free to Siege, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler!
Bicolor [iOS Universal; $0.99] Bicolor is a beautiful and minimalist puzzle game featuring 180 handmade levels.
GoodReader 4 [iOS Universal; $2.99] GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader app.
PaintCode 2 [OS X; $79.99] The missing bridge between developers and graphic designers, PaintCode is a vector drawing app that instantly generates Objective-C or C#.
NoteBook 4 [OS X; $59.99] Circus Ponies NoteBook stores and organizes your notes and other information with electronic notebooks that look and work just like the paper ones you've used all your life.
Updates you don't want to miss
Union [iOS Universal; $1.99] Combine your photos in infinite ways to create mind-blowing scenery, artistic framing, and surreal images. Version 1.0.2 brings the following changes:
- Improvements to help pages and tips
- Fixes for undo tool
- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
Ultravisual [iPhone; Free] Ultravisual is a visual network for inspiration, expression, and collaboration with creative people like youVersion 2.0 brings the following changes:
Find Your Friends: find, invite, connect, and collaborate with your friends from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and your address book
Seamless Collaboration: ask to join Collections in the app; invite people outside of UV to join your collection; remove posts from your collections that don't fit
Refined Content Discovery: browse a magazine-like "Featured" content section; receive recommendations for new collections and users to follow
New Media Editor: edit, filter, crop, and combine media of all types, whether it was imported or taken with the in-app camera; now with all new and improved filters and the ability to combine images into one video
New Navigation: nearly every screen has been redesigned from the ground up; easily switch between capturing, editing, sharing, and finding beautiful content
Todoist [iOS Universal; Free] The perfect to-do list app is there wherever you need it: on your iPhone, iPad, desktop, browser, Gmail, and more. Version 8.2 brings the following changes:
- Native support for uploading any kind of file to your Todoist tasks.
- Record, attach, and play audio notes into any task, from any project.
- Integration with G-Drive and Dropbox for in-task document management.
- In-task thumbnails and file icons based on each file type.
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Software Updatesmore updates
- Fantastical 2.1 for iOS adds new snooze, search and notification features
- ExpanDrive 4, more services and faster sync
- Apple adds iTunes Extras to Apple TV
- Spotify updates with new iPhone controls in time for summer BBQs
- iTunes U update will bring course creation and student discussion to iPad app
- Dropbox for iOS update adds new setup and file management options