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
Circular+ [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Turn your photos into amazing circular images with Circular+.
7 Minute Workout Pro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Now, get the best 7 minute workout app for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
VinylizeMe [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Finally, a way to put you, your friends, family and pets on the cover of a vintage record album!
RubPix [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] It's as awesome as it is simple. Imagine a Rubik's cube with pixels, hence RubPix :D !
Flipps HD - Watch Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Sports, News Online for Free [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Project movies, music videos & more onto a TV using only your iPhone or iPad.
Audible Testing [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] The Audible Testing app makes use of Apple's Text-to-Speech technology to allow you to create audio file tests from your vocabulary or spelling words.
New and Notable Apps
Realm Of The Mad God [iOS Universal; $2.99] The famous online MMORPG game is now available on the App Store!!
Crumpets [iOS Universal; $2.99] Caprice and Li'l one need to rearrange the family photos in this sliding block puzzle game. But watch out for Ohoh and her annoying habit of rotating the picture.
Stryke [iPad; $2.99] Unleash your spirit animal - fame awaits! Stryke turns your iPad into a real musical instrument.
Arcane Ghosts [iOS Universal; $1.99] Arcane Ghosts is the 2D platformer, inspired by the classics.
Ready Steady Play [OS X; $1.99] Ready Steady Play is a Wild West-themed game starring an affable cowboy and his trusty hobby horse.
Updates you don't want to miss
DropVox - Record Voice Memos to Dropbox [iOS Universal; $1.99] Start recording. Double-tap to pause or single-tap to stop. Uploads to Dropbox automatically. It's that simple. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Complete re-write for iOS 7, including a beautiful new design and app icon.
- Now a Universal app, running equally well on iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.
- Recordings are now MP3, a robust and ubiquitous audio format.
- Pause a recording by double-tapping. Tap again to resume recording.
- "Record in higher quality" setting for high-fidelity audio, such as music.
- Link to Dropbox using either App Folder (default, more secure) or Full Access (allows shared folders).
Reeder 2 [iOS Universal; $4.99] Reeder is a client for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Fever and Readability. Reeder also supports local/standalone RSS (no sync). Version 2.2.2 brings the following changes:
- Setting to skip the form and send immediately when saving to Pinboard or Delicious (see Settings, section "Sharing Services")
- Save to Pinboard or Delicious can now be set as actions for slide left/right in the article list view (see Settings General)
- Fixed some links did not save to Delicious (non-ASCII characters in title)
- Fixed Fever: Improved handling of self-signed certificates
Facetune [iPhone; $2.99] Facetune is a fun and powerful portrait & selfie photo editor! Version 2.5 brings the following changes:
- Resize: enlarge or shrink a specific area of your image
- Rotate & Flip: turn your photos to the left, right, upside down or mirror image
- Filters: the ability to apply filters easily, one on top of the other
- Customizable frames: you control the width of the frame
- Red-eye & Reshape bugs have been fixed
8tracks Radio [OS X; Free] 8tracks is handcrafted internet radio. It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- A long awaited functionality is now available: Login into your 8tracks account!
- 8tracks Radio received a completely redesigned User Interface.
- Mix discovery now supports searching by mix name.
- iTunes Store integration Users now have access to: -Activity Feed -History -Liked Mixes -Favorite Songs -Saved Presets -Saved Collections -Favorite Song / Like Mix
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Software Updatesmore updates
- Fantastical 2.1 for iOS adds new snooze, search and notification features
- ExpanDrive 4, more services and faster sync
- Apple adds iTunes Extras to Apple TV
- Spotify updates with new iPhone controls in time for summer BBQs
- iTunes U update will bring course creation and student discussion to iPad app
- Dropbox for iOS update adds new setup and file management options