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
TinyPDF - Fill Forms, Annotate PDF with Professional Reader [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] TinyPDF is a professional app to annotate, read, manage and share your PDFs.
Dark Lands [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Run through enemies and dangerous traps! Dark Lands is an epic battle runner action game.
Cradle of Rome 2 HD [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Welcome to the legendary Cradle Of Rome2 – a mix of never ending match-3 pleasure, engaging puzzles, and city-builder in one game! Build your own Roman Empire and become the greatest Emperor ever!
Calculator Magic - All in 1 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Solving complex mathematical equations has never been so easy on iOS.
CalCube - Quick, Slick & Easy Calendar [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Calcube is the quickest calendar around.
Sudoku Epic [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] Sudoku Epic is a free sudoku game with five different sudoku games in one.
Music Recorder [OS X; Now free, down from $19.99] Music Recorder is an easy-to-use and beautiful audio recorder which empowers you the ability to record computer audio, microphone and other audio.
New and Notable Apps
SBK14 Official Mobile Game [iOS Universal; Free] Race as the world's elite riders in the official game of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, and get ready for adrenaline-fueled racing action!
Somewhere [iPhone; Free] Somewhere is the new place to share your work, explore companies around the world, and find cool & inspiring new people.
THE RHYTHM OF FIGHTERS [iPhone; $0.99] A game packed with legendary SNK tracks! A ground breaking ""Fighting x Music"" game for everyone to enjoy!
Air Stylus [iPad; $19.99] With Air Stylus and a pressure-sensitive pen, your iPad becomes the perfect canvas for your favorite computer-based image editing software.
Updates you don't want to miss
Wordpress [iOS Universal; Free] Manage your WordPress blog or website on the go, from your iOS device. Version 4.1.3 brings the following changes:
- We've improved our in-app help system to provide better support to users.
- To help us make WordPress for iOS even better, we track the usage of several app features. While the data we collect is completely anonymous, in this release, you may opt out of tracking at any time.
JotNot Pro | scan multipage [iOS Universal; $2.99] JotNot is the original and premier multi-page document scanner for the iPhone. Version 4.2 brings the following changes:
- New Box authentication
- New Google Drive integration
- Improved stability when renaming files
- PDF Rendering in OneNote
MarkMyWords [OS X; $24.99] MarkMyWords is a comprehensive markup-writing tool for everyone who writes markup-formatted articles. Version 1.7.1 brings the following changes:
- CSS-Styles within the preferences can be opened with the standard-app for CSS-files or with MarkMyWords itself for editing
- option to choose a preview-app to preview the current file. Also an option to send the plain text instead of the formatted html-file is available
- Critics-Markup updated to recent version
- several issues when previewing Critics Markup under certain circumstances solved for all Markup-languages
- listings of Recent Documents within the file-browser and start-window now refreshes more concurrently
- adding the very first attachment using drag'n drop to a file, which doesn't have a attachment-folder yet, improved
- 150+ smaller internal improvements
MacFamilyTree 7 [OS X; $24.99] MacFamilyTree 7 gives genealogy a facelift. Version 7.2 brings the following changes:
- New Reports
- New Interactive Tree
- Improved FamilySearch
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