This Weekend 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 (and discounted)
TripTrap [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Our little friend "Ched" (aka "Cheddar") is so hungry he could eat a horse. Luckily the cheese on the table will do just fine. But it won't be an easy trip. Help him flip and flop his way through dangerous paths and get the cheese avoiding the traps!
Creative Writer - Inspiration Tool for Writing [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Creative Writer is a predictive intelligence tool that suggests what you might write next based on a database of millions of words and phrases, collected from the most authentic sources of literature.
Gardenscapes 2 (Premium) [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Gardenscapes 2 takes the unique experience of the original Gardenscapes to a completely new level!
Duckie Deck Huff n' Puff [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Huff n' Puff is a series of fun scenarios in which one puff of breath, like the wave of a magic wand, will accomplish your task - make crumbs disappear from the screen, blow out all the candles on a cake or inflate balloons.
Calculator Expert [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] Calculator Expert is the most precise mathematical app for your Mac.
New and Notable Apps
MoveEver2 [iOS Universal; $1.99] You can move your Evernote notes easily and quickly between notebooks with only your flick operation.
Curious George and the Firefighters by i Read With [iOS Universal; $2.99] Get your child ready to learn how to read with Curious George!
Disney Villians Challenge [iOS Universal; Free] • Race against evil in 18 mini-games featuring Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, and Captain Hook!
Vivaldi's Four Seasons [iOS Universal; $10.99] Rediscover a classic, only on iPad. The world-famous piece comes to life with incredible detail, insight and two amazing performances.
Updates you don't want to miss
Juxtaposer [iOS Universal; $2.99] Juxtaposer lets you combine multiple pictures into creative and fun photomontages quickly and easily thanks to its intuitive and responsive user interface. Version 3.1 brings the following changes:
Juxtaposer comes to the iPad! With this update we are making Juxtaposer universal, which means that it now fully supports the iPad, with a great user interface specially designed for the larger screen.
The update also includes some bug fixes and performance improvements for the iPhone.
Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later [iOS Universal; Free] With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. Version 5.5 brings the following changes:
- Introducing Pocket Premium!
- Permanent Library (Premium)
- Powerful Search (Premium)
- Suggested Tags (Premium)
- Improved Tags screen (All versions)
- Tag while reading in Article and Web View (All versions)
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
Appetites [iOS Universal; Free] Come cook along with us, step-by-step, on Appetites. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Introducing Ingredients on Demand. All of our new cooking classes offer next day delivery of ingredients to your door. Available in select cities.
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