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
Flick Kick Football [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Can you score the match winning goal? See for yourself why Flick Kick Football is an App Store classic that people simply can't put down!
Pics2Mov Pro - Slideshow [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] With Pics2Mov, anyone can make a cool video easily and quickly.
Synesthetic [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Experience your music like never before with Synesthetic, the first IOS game that truly syncs with your music.
15 Coins [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] 15 Coins is a deceptively difficult minimalistic arcade game with one goal: collect 15 Coins before you are killed by your clones.
Damn Little Town [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Damn Little Town is a tactical board game for 1-4 players.
Animated 3D Origami [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] The "How to Make Origami" app is simple and easy to use. Follow the step-by-step instructions and watch the 3D animation carefully. And don't worry, you'd have to try really hard to get confused.
Simplique [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] A revolutionary new way to make personalized, attractive and original lock screens.
New and Notable Apps
Learn Languages with Babbel - Spanish, French, Italian, German and many more [iOS Universal; Free] Discover the new way to learn languages.
ChordShaker Pocket Guitar [iPhone; Free] Learn to play real guitar chords with your iPhone!
DUNGEONy [iOS Universal; $2.99] DUNGEONy™ is an arcade, puzzle-like dungeon crawler with random roguelike elements.
Broken Age [OS X; $24.99] Elijah Wood stars in this hilarious adventure through deep space and fantastic landscapes.
CloudPlayer (for SoundCloud) [OS X; $3.99] With CloudPlayer you can easily control SoundCloud from the menu bar.
Updates you don't want to miss
Happier [iPhone; Free] Happier is a fun social gratitude journal combined with a positive community! Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- OS7, meet Happier :) We've given the entire Happier app a makeover to better take advantage of iOS 7. From a simpler, more focused layout to a new profile page, Happier has a whole new look.
- A gorgeous new feed.
- Community Challenges!
- A new course experience that fits your busy schedule!
- Much, much easier access to previous course lessons.
- Want more of a taste of Happier Courses? All courses now include a short intro video, so you can learn more about a course before you buy it.
Marco Polo Ocean [iOS Universal; $2.99] Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. Explore the deep sea. Version 2.0.1 brings the following changes:
- Now for iPhone!
Yoga Studio [iOS Universal; $3.99] Introducing the ultimate yoga app: Play, create, customize and schedule easy-to-follow HD video yoga classes. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- New iOS 7 design
- 35 brand new classes
- Classes are now organised into Collections
Afterlight [iOS Universal; $0.99] Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Version 2.4 brings the following changes:
- Introducing the new Double Exposure tool! It can be found in the cropping/rotating menu.
- There is a new set of 6 instant film frames created by Jacob Wick (@jacobleewick) at no additional charge to the Instant Film pack in-app purchase.
- We have added 43 frames in the new Script category.
- Frame categories have been re-grouped.
- Choosing a photo is now easier with the ability to swipe left/right when in the preview menu.
- Tapping and holding on a photo while using a tool or filter hides the selected effect.
- Sub menus are now hidden when moving sliders.
- Bug fixes
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