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
Picture Collage Maker 3 [OS X; Now free, down from $19.99] Picture Collage Maker 3 is a powerful and easy-to-use photo collage creator to create photo collages, scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo calendars, photo albums and posters quickly.
ProCam XL 2 [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] Camera replacement app with Single Shot, Night Mode with timer option and more.
ProCam 2 [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Camera replacement app with Single Shot, Night Mode with timer option and more.
Mind Organigzer (mind mapping) [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Mind Organizer - mind mapping, concept mapping software.
Logacal [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Introducing Logacal: World's favorite calendar app.
Dudeski [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Race down Shred Lord mountain as an avalanche chases after you.
New and Notable Apps
AFilter [iPhone; $1.99] Over 245 free effects are shown to you in this application.
KeroBlaster [iPhone; $4.99] A classically-styled 2D side scrolling action game packed with adventure, for iPhone & iPod touch.
Heroes : A Grail Quest [iOS Universal; $0.99] Heroes : A Grail Quest is a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy world.
Kiwanuka [iOS Universal; $1.99] Kiwanuka! Only you can save us all! Guide the lost citizens to freedom. Discover forgotten dreams. Use the magical staff to tower and climb. Good luck on your journey!
TWiT.tv [OS X; $1.99] Enjoy TWiT Live streaming, interact with Leo's Chat room live, and view the previously recorded shows!
Updates you don't want to miss
Rock My Run [iPhone; Free] RockMyRun is scientifically proven¹ to help you perform better during your next workout, better enjoy that workout and save you time. Version 4.1 brings the following changes:
- Our latest motivation innovation, MatchMe™! By tapping into the sensors on your phone our technology detects your steps then magically syncs the beat of the music to your stride. Has to be heard to be believed!
- Continued improvement on our audio player, including eliminating any "skipping" that was happening when on a poor network connection
- Added instruction screens to help you get the most out of RockMyRun
- And many more fixes and small features!
Tumblr [iOS Universal; Free] Follow the world's creators.Version 3.6 brings the following changes:
- You now have total control over how your blog looks in the app.
- Colors, fonts, pictures, whatever-however you want to look, you can look that way. Download this thing and make your blog look amazing already.
Art Circles [iPad; Free] Whirl through artCircles™ to discover art you love in a brand new way. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- View community favorites with the flick of a wrist
- Follow friends and view art they love
- Share art you love with more ease than ever
- Explore and shop by room type
- Bye-bye, bugs
Hopscotch Programming [iPad; Free] Hopscotch is programming designed for everyone. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Abilities! Abilities are like the old scripts, but saveable & reusable for other characters or within other scripts.
- Preview! So you can see how each code block is affecting your character in real time.
- You can now edit characters right on the stage.
- We'll now show a loading screen if you have zillions of projects.
- Splushed a bunch of bugs.
- And, in case you didn't notice, a MAJOR facelift. Hope you like it! We're proud =)
Pomodoro Timer: [OS X; $2.99] omodoro Timer helps you boost your productivity using the Pomodoro Technique™, one of the most effective time management methods out there. Version 1.1 brings the following changes:
- You can now control the whole app from the menu bar. Thanks a lot for the feedback! :)
- You can close the main app window while your Pomodoro runs and everything will Just Work™
- General improvements
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