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
Boximize:Structured note taking app, personal database, form builder and organizer [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Boximize is a structured note taking app that brings you the power of personal databases and the simplicity and usability of note taking apps.
Colossatron: Massive World Threat [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Colossatron: Massive World Threat is the story of the biggest and most powerful being to ever wage war against mankind. But this time - YOU get to be the bad guy!
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] En garde! Fruit meets fairytales in the juiciest iPhone game this year - Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots!
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] En garde! Fruit meets fairytales in the juiciest iPhone game this year - Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots!
Fruit Ninja HD [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.
Fruit Ninja [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.
Sunstroke [iPhone; Now free, down from $4.99] Sunstroke was the first iPhone and iPod touch app designed to work with Shaun Inman's Fever.
Monster Dash [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] In a world filled with monsters and without public transportation, one man is running.
New and Notable Apps
FCB Pinball [iOS Universal; $2.99] Get ready to engage FC Barcelona's players in FCB Pinball, an action-packed pinball simulation that features plenty of special modes and football-themed challenges
Garmin víago [iPhone; $0.99] Navigate with features you won't find in free apps.
Formulae Helper [iOS Universal; $2.99] Formulae Helper – the best interactive handbook app of mathematical formulas in the App Store.
Stats [OS X; $2.99] Collect stats about your Mac, and view from anywhere.
Updates you don't want to miss
WebMD – Trusted Health and Wellness Information [iOS Universal; Free] WebMD for iPhone offers physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools in addition to on-demand healthy living information. Version 5.0 brings the following changes:
- Introducing the Healthy Target health improvement program
- Create and sustain healthy habits
- Connect your activity tracker, wireless scale, or glucometer
- Track your steps using your iPhone 5s
- View all of your health data in one location
- Receive WebMD contextual content and insights
- Performance and stability improvements
Vesper [iPhone; $2.99] Vesper is a simple and elegant tool for collecting notes, ideas, things to do - anything you want to remember. Version 2.001 brings the following changes:
- Untagged notes are easier to find.
- Account creation fields are easier to tap.
- Tag text no longer clipped while typing.
- Fixed a bug where blank lines weren't being ignored in the timeline.
- Fixed a bug where passwords with certain characters could be rejected.
- Fixed a bug where certain tags were not saved.
- Fixed a visual bug with search results.
- Fixed a date parsing bug that will increase syncing accuracy.
- Fixed a crash that could happen when syncing blank notes.
- Fixed a bug where pod bay doors could not be opened under certain circumstances.
PDF Expert 5 [iOS Universal; $9.99] PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. Version 5.1.2 brings the following changes:
- Improved app stability in hard cases that you reported.
TouchPad [iOS Universal; $6.99] Transform your iPhone or iPad into a remote control for your computer, complete with a keyboard and trackpad. Version 5.0 brings the following changes:
- All new design inspired by iOS 7.
- Brand new dark theme that is auto-enabled when the lights get dim.
- Various performance enhancements and 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