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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps and app sales for the Fourth of July

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Here are some of the best free apps and app sales that have landed in the App Store in time for the Independence Day holiday in the US. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free - iOS

Halftone 2 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Turn your photos into comic book pages and videos with Halftone 2, an App Store Best of 2013 winner and Editors' Choice.

Exbel [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Exbel app is the most suitable application that helps you to integrate images in a simple way through the iPhone.

Boost 2 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] The major update to the original version of the tunnel racing game has arrived.

Eyes - the horror game [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] They told you it would be easy. Just break-in, grab all the stuff and get back to the door. They didn't know that house was not empty. And those creepy eyes on the wall.. You know she's coming for you, don't you?

Motion Tennis for Apple TV [iPhone; Now free, down from $7.99] Motion Tennis™ allows you to play tennis using natural tennis motion gestures on your HDTV or Mac/PC using AirPlay Mirroring on Apple TV.

Horizon Calendar [iPhone; Now free, down from $4.99] You should never have to choose between checking the weather and your calendar.

FondFont - Install anyfont (ttc, ttf, and otf) for system-wide usage [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] With FondFont, it's finally possible to install additional fonts for system-wide usage for iPad.

Clara - Personal Money Manager [iPhone; Now free, down from $3.99] Clara – Your personal finance app designed to manage your money easily and effortlessly!

Buzz Killem [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Brought to you by the creators of the hit game Bill Killem! Buzz Killem is the story of a retired War Veteran called back into action after an Alien welcoming party greets Earth.

Weather Dial - A Simpler, More Beautiful Weather App [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Weather Dial lets you spend more time enjoying the weather...then watching it.

Day One (Journal / Diary) [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments.

Laser Hell [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Laserhell is a simple as hell, yet impossible rhythm-based techno music arcade game.

Steampunk Tower [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Take charge of the immense Steampunk Tower and help the eccentric Lord Bingham protect his precious Etherium Mine.

iScanner - quickly scan multipage documents [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] iScanner will turn your iPhone or iPad into full-featured powerful and fast document scanner.

Lumen Trails Planner [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $19.99] Lumen Trails lets you take notes, make lists and keep track of other things in your life, such as time, workouts, expenses, calories, food, weight, sleep or anything else you can think of.

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.

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!

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.

Apps on Sale - iOS

Dispatch: Email meets GTD with TextExpander snippets [iPhone; On sale for $2.99, down from $4.99] Dispatch makes it easy to act on emails even when you're on the move.

Vitamin-R for iPhone [iPhone; On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Vitamin-R creates optimal conditions for your brain by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly-focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

Pixite Sale [iOS Universal; On sale for up to 50 percent] All four Pixite creative apps are 50% off for a limited time! (Union, Fragment, Tangent & LoryStripes).

Disney Splash Sale [iOS Universal; On sale for up to 85 percent off] A wide selection of Disney apps available for up to 85% off including Frozen Storybook Deluxe, Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace and more. Sale is available from 3 July to 8 July.

OTTTD [iOS Universal; On sale for $2.99, down from $4.99] HEROCORP™ WANTS YOU. Command heroes, build towers, discover strange and exotic worlds and blow them all to bits.

CHMate Premium [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $5.99] CHMate is an amazing way to read books in CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) format.

Toca Hair Salon Me [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Give your friends and family a totally new look! Simply snap a picture and you're transported to a world of hair-raising fun!

Toca Pet Doctor [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] The pets need your help! In Toca Pet Doctor our animal friends want your love, care and help.

Toca Train [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] All aboard? Time to get on Toca Train! Your kids are the train driver in this fun and friendly train simulator.

Toca Birthday Party [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Time to invite friends and family to a birthday party - around your iPhone or iPad!

Toca Store [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Have your kids ever played store at home? Now you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a Store Play Set - without any of the cleaning up afterwards!

Toca Robot Lab [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] With Toca Robot Lab you and your kids can build your own robot from pieces of scrap and see it fly straight away!

Toca Tea Party [iPad; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Set the table, choose your favorite cookies and cakes, serve the tea and you're good to go!

Sago Mini Music Box [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Play a song for your furry friends as you go on a musical adventure.

Toca Mini [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Cute, weird or funny? That's up to you in the colorful world of Toca Mini.

Paint My Wings [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Paint My Wings is a fun and easy way for your kids to paint beautiful butterflies!

Battle of the Bulge [iOS Universal; On sale for $2.99, down from $9.99] Battle of the Bulge invites you, the player, to lead the Axis or the Allies to victory on the snowy battlefields of World War II.

Textastic Code Editor for iPhone [iPhone; On sale for $3.99, down from $8.99] Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor supporting syntax highlighting of over 80 programming and markup languages.

Textastic Code Editor for iPad [iPad; On sale for $3.99, down from $8.99] Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor supporting syntax highlighting of over 80 programming and markup languages.

Scanner Pro by Readdle [iOS Universal; On sale for $2.99, down from $6.99] Scanner Pro transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners. It allows you to scan receipts, whiteboards, paper notes, or any multipage document.

Apps Now Free - OS X

Browser Care: make your browser more efficient [OS X; Now free, down from $3.99] Browser Care is an application that allows you to keep your browsers clean and under control.

ARTReader [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] ARTReader is designed to improve reading from a digital screen.

Twin Finder [OS X; Now free, down from $5.99] Twin Finder is a quick search for files with the same tools.

Favorited [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] Favorited is simple & efficient menu bar app for browsing/searching your favorited tweets.

Apps Now On Sale - OS X

Due - super fast reminders [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] The beauty of Due lies in its simplicity. There's no account to create, no start or end date to set, no need to prioritize, tag nor categorize.

Day One [OS X; On sale for $6.99, down from $9.99] Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure.

NetSpot Wi-Fi Reporter [OS X; On sale for $4.99, down from $49.99] NetSpot WiFi Reporter builds powerful advanced wireless heatmaps using existing WiFi survey files generated by NetSpot WiFi Scanner (.netspd).

Vitamin-R 2 [OS X; On sale for $14.99, down from $29.99] Recapture the Lost Art of Joyful Concentration. Overcome Procrastination.

Leaf - The News Reader [OS X; On sale for $0.99, down from $9.99] Leaf is an amazing news reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search your news by using a clean, intuitive interface.

Textastic [OS X; On sale for $3.99, down from $8.99] Textastic is a powerful and fast text, code, and markup editor.

MagicalPad [OS X; On sale for $9.99, down from $29.99] Visually manage your notes, ideas, mind maps, outlines, checklist and tasks for school, personal and business needs.

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