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
Analog Video [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Real film based, film like filters. All you need is the well made preset. The preset will make your video like a movie.
Ink Artist - Vector Draw, Paint, Sketch, Doodle with Natural Brushes [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] Ink Artist, a vector-based drawing tool, designed to create beautiful line work and enlarge painting without blurring.
Speak & Translate － Live Voice and Text Translator with Speech [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Speak & Translate is an indispensable voice and text translator that allows to communicate effectively in any corner of the globe.
Daily Journal [OS X; Now free, down from $7.99] Capture your daily life using this new awesome journaling tool.
PDF Cabinet 2.0 [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] PDF Cabinet just got even simpler and friendlier with all new look.
Windy ~ Sleep Relax Meditate with natural white noise sounds [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Windy combines natural wind recordings with stellar artwork to help you sleep, relax, study or meditate.
Sygic Canada: GPS Navigation [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Sygic is a premium turn-by-turn GPS navigation that you can try for free.
New and Notable Apps
Frontline: Road to Moscow [iOS Universal; $2.99] Seize Russia. Win the war. The German Army needs YOU to command their forces into the most ambitious invasion plan ever imagined: invade Russia and lead the mighty Wehrmacht on towards Moscow.
Alone in the Dark® [iOS Universal; $0.99] Solve the mystery behind the suspicious death of Jeremy Hartwood!
Fallen Lords [iPad; $1.99] Fallen Lords is a cooperative board game in which you and up to 3 friends explore the buried city and defeat the Fallen Lords before they escape their ancient bonds!
Slyde [iPhone; Free] Slyde is the place to discover, follow, and share hot new music singles the way they were meant to be experienced, directly from the artists! All for free!
Powershot [OS X; $0.99] Powershot will be an essential screen capture app in your Mac.
Updates you don't want to miss
Pic Collage [iOS Universal; Free] PicCollage allows you to create amazing collages using your photos, fun stickers, text with cool fonts and frames. Version 4.11.20 brings the following changes:
- SCREAM-worthy: Add Youtube videos to your collages!!!
- New, free summer stickers!
- unread notifications so you know what just happened :)
PhotoSync – wireless transfer, backup and share photo and video files [iOS Universal; $2.99] PhotoSync allows you to transfer your photos & videos between your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC over your local Wi-Fi network. Version 2.2 brings the following changes:
- Support for Toshiba Canvio™ Wireless Adapter (http://goo.gl/v0aCCx)
- WoL (Wake-on-LAN) support for Autotransfer and Quick transfer to computer
- Hierarchy view for SmugMug: The SmugMug folder/album structure is now displayed hierarchically rather than flat.
- Support for symbolic links on FTP-Servers
Pics2Mov Pro - Slideshow [iOS Universal; $2.99] With Pics2Mov, anyone can make a cool video easily and quickly. Version 2.9.1 brings the following changes:
- User interface improvements and crash bug fixes.
- Embedded design pack data.
- 17 designs added.
Tabtor Math [iPad; Free] Tabtor is an innovative subscription service for active learning for K-6 grade Maths. You get unlimited digital worksheets tailored to the student's needs and an instructor is assigned to your child who acts as their personal coach. Version 4.6 brings the following changes:
- Surface teacher's feedback so that students review the feedback before proceeding to the next assignment
- Minimize the need to scroll down in MCQ questions
- Teachers can now make it necessary for students to watch the video especially when introducing new concepts
- Teachers can assign a review worksheet as a test to improve the diagnostic information
- In the performance graph for a student you can now see the second attempts
- When you raise a support ticket from the app, it is now copied to the teacher's email address
- Option to clear the submission queue upon logout
- Visual indicator when a submitted worksheet is not yet synced with the server
- Continually saving worksheet attempt before submission so that in the event of battery running down or crash, the submission is not lost
- Fix for assigning the next instance of a subsequent worksheets when setting is adaptive
- Several other miscellaneous bug fixes
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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