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
Captain America: The Winter Soldier [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Play as Captain America and lead your S.H.I.E.L.D. Strike Team as they struggle to contain a massive global attack.
MyPocket - a manager and a safe for your documents and personal information [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] MyPocket is a secure virtual wallet which allows you to store digital copy of all your personal documents, credit cards, sensitive information, scans and notes.
Dr. Panda's Handyman [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] t's time for some home improvement in Dr. Panda's Handyman!
PriceRadar [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] The only app that helps you save money on Amazon!
iTV Shows 3 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] iTV Shows 3 is the best series tracker you've ever seen.
True Skate [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] The most authentic skateboarding game ever.
New and Notable Apps
Monty Python's The Ministry of Silly Walks [iOS Universal; $0.99] Unleash your silly walk across London dodging dangerous obstacles and collecting gold coins in this stupendously additive survival game.
BeamIt [iOS Universal; Free] BeamIt is a new private messaging app that gives you an unparalleled photo experience, along with powerful new features you've always wanted, such as likes & comments, unsend, and more.
World of Tanks Blitz [iOS Universal; Free] World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play mobile MMO action game developed by Wargaming, the award-winning online game developer and publisher of World of Tanks
Hoopa City [iOS Universal; $2.99] Combine different materials to build roads, houses, and much, much more with your favorite Hippo from the Dr. Panda games!
Civil War: 1864 [iOS Universal; $4.99] Civil War: 1864 is the latest addition to our Civil War strategy series, bringing you the ferocious battles from 1864.
Updates you don't want to miss
Fitbit [iPhone; Free] Live a healthier, more active life with Fitbit, the top app for tracking all-day activity, workouts and health. Version 2.3 brings the following changes:
- New MobileRun lets you use GPS to track your pace and routes during runs, walks, and hikes.
- Log food quickly with our new barcode scanner, calorie estimator, and expanded food database of more than 350,000 foods (US food database only).
- Record your workouts in seconds and see a monthly exercise calendar to track your goals and progress.
- Add a photo to your Fitbit profile
- MobileTrack now syncs even when the app is in the background
SoundCloud [iOS Universal; Free] More new music. More trending tracks. More playlists. More of what you and your friends like. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- Beautifully simple design. Cleaner look. Simpler controls
- 'One thumb' interface. Play, pause, skip and explore on the go
- Open another user's profile straight from a track or playlist
- Your likes and playlists are now all in one place, making it easier to play more of your favorite tracks and artists
The Weather Channel App for iPad [iPad; Free] Enjoy the best day possible with the most accurate forecast available. Version 4.0 brings the following changes:
- Design- Beautiful and easy-to-use. This app is closely aligned to the iOS 7 aesthetic, and our amazing background photos match your current weather conditions.
Battle Nations [OS X; Free] Battle Nations is an epic and addictive combat strategy game filled with exciting adventures and lovable characters. Version 4.0 brings the following changes:
- FIVE NEW LEVELS!
- OVER 80 NEW MISSIONS!
- MORE STORYLINE
- NEW LOCATIONS & REPEATABLE BOSSES
- NEW RESOURCES
- NEW UNITS
- NEW BUILDINGS
- HUD AND UI UPDATES
- DECORATIONS: 8 of the Arbor Day trees have been unlocked and added to the Decoration menu!
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Software Updatesmore updates
- 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
- Dropbox adds file/folder renaming and Office document editing to iOS app