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
Stitch It! - Capture long screenshots [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Share your favorite iPhone conversations with friends using Stitch It!
Magnetized [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Magnetized is an abstract physics puzzle game, total 80 levels!
Stackables [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Stackables is the most advanced and comprehensive effects layering and blending app.
Real Boxing [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Real Boxing™ brings you the most exhilarating, no holds barred fighting ever seen on the App Store.
Airport Mania: First Flight XP [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Take an extended flight with Airport Mania: First Flight XP!
New and Notable Apps
OutSider [iPhone; Free] Track your runs and see weather's impact on your times.
Paperama [iPhone; Free] Enter a beautiful Origami world and bring it to life!
Supernauts [iOS Universal; sFree] Supernauts is a social building game based on a fantastic foundation of fun! Join thousands of other players in contests to rebuild Earth, solve puzzles and get creative, all within a highly social multiplayer environment.
Jellies [iOS Universal; $1.99] A handcrafted game about catching jellies - with bombs, clocks and electroshock.
Tableau [OS X; ] Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. Now available on the Mac.
Updates you don't want to miss
Runkeeper - GPS Running, Walk, Cycling, Workout and Weight Tracker [iPhone; Free] Track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more. Version 4.6 brings the following changes:
- Support for new languages: You can now use everything from Goals and Training to audio Coaching in Simplified Chinese and Korean
- Now you can review and adjust what your shared RunKeeper activity will look like before posting to Facebook and Twitter
- After completing an activity, you now go straight to the activity Feed where you can view your completed activity along with those of your friends and family.
- We made it even easier to find your friends and family using RunKeeper and quickly add them to your fitness network.
- Goal Coach is now equipped with progress notifications to help you stay on track and hit your goals. [For Elite users only]
Disco Zoo [iOS Universal; Free] From the creators of Tiny Tower comes Disco Zoo! Tiny Animals. Big Fun. Version 1.2 .1 brings the following changes:
- I convinced management that we needed to add another region to the zoo. They agreed! I'll keep my eyes out for a new rescue vehicle.
- Last week the zoo was approached by the Zoological Space Agency. They're thinking about setting up a program at the zoo if we can grow it big enough. Should be exciting!
- I read a new study that suggests that animals need exercise. Two words: Beach. Balls.
- Customer service reports that visitors keep losing their hats in animal habitats. I'm starting to wonder if the animals are deliberately stealing them...I'm probably just being paranoid.
- We've retrained the giraffes how to sleep. Apparently giraffes are supposed to sleep with their heads on their bottoms. Who knew?
- The head of zoo security assures me that she's made improvements to the zoo walls and visitors should not be able to enter the habitats anymore. We were getting concerned by all those people sneaking into the dino habitats...didn't they see that movie about the dinosaurs?
- Phew...it's been a busy couple of months. All in a day's work for a Disco Zookeeper! :)
Launch Center Pro [iPhone; $4.99] It's like speed dial for everyday tasks. Launch Center Pro saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap. Version 2.3.1 brings the following changes:
- Based on feedback from 2.3 we made some big changes to the way input tags are processed. Manually creating complex actions should be much easier now.
- Prompt Default Text: [prompt=My Default Text]
- Prompt List Delimiters: [prompt-list(, )]
- Giphy Bookmarks
- Fixed various Launch Center Connect/IFTTT issues
- Additional 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