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
Discovr - discover music [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Discover artists similar to your favorite bands with our interactive music maps.
Contacts Sync for Google Gmail with Auto Sync [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Contacts Sync for Google Gmail" allows you to quickly & easily sync your Gmail & iPhone contacts so you can have access to your contacts wherever you go.
Nozoku Rush [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Swipe tiles that subtract down to zero to clear them off the board.
Skylanders Battlegrounds [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $6.99] Leap into battle with the brand new Skylanders SWAP Force™ characters! Bring the Skylanders to Life™ and free the war-torn Battlegrounds!
My Incredible Body - Guide to Learn About the Human Body for Children [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] With My Incredible Body, both children and adults can learn all the pieces and parts of human anatomy in an incredibly fascinating human body guide.
Pixel Cup Soccer [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Pixel Cup Soccer is a retro-style arcade soccer game with simple controls.
SkySafari 4 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] SkySafari 4 is the next-generation award-winning astronomy app re-imagined for iOS 7!
BubbleFrame [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Take framing of your pictures and videos to a whole new level. BubbleFrame 2 now gives you more creative control than ever before with intuitive features not found in any other app.
Daedalus Touch – Text Editor for iCloud [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Daedalus Touch is the first truly next-gen text editor on iOS.
Discovr Movies - discover new movies [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] There are so many movies in the world today. How do you find a new movie to watch? Discovr Movies makes it easy to find a new movie that you'll like.
New and Notable Apps
MTN [iOS Universal; $0.99] MOUNTAIN you are mountain - you are god in the ambient procedural mountain game.
Magick [iPad; $0.99] Magick is a platform game designed for iPad.
Dropzone 3 [OS X; $4.99] With a completely redesigned interface and hundreds of new features, Dropzone 3 will change the way you use drag and drop on your Mac.
SkySafari 4 [OS X; $4.99] SkySafari 4 is the award-winning astronomy app now available on Mac OS X!
Updates you don't want to miss
cPro Craigslist client [iOS Universal; Free] cPro (CraigsPro) features an intuitive interface and essential set of features to browse and post to Craigslist. Version 4.0.1 brings the following changes:
- AirPrint support: print listings directly from the app (share > print).
- Search in multiple neighborhoods in metropolitan areas simultaneously.
- Improved posting to Housing (offered/wanted) and Garage sales.
- Improved browsing of ATV/Snowmobiles by owner.
iThoughtsX [OS X; $47.99] iThoughtsX is a mind mapping app for the Mac. Version 1.2 .6 brings the following changes:
- 'New parent' (SHIFT+TAB) now works on multiple selected (sibling) topics
- FIX: Support for PDF clipboard format
- FIX: Novamind import bug (whitespace prefix/suffix)
- FIX: MindNode import bug (layout)
- FIX: Plain text import bug (non UTF8)
- FIX: Copy/paste bug (re ordering pasted topics)
- FIX: New map central topic defaulting to white
iMovie [OS X; $14.99] With a beautiful, streamlined design, iMovie puts the focus on your video and lets you tell stories like never before. Version 10.0.4 brings the following changes:
- Improves stability and resolves issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
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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