This Weekend 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
Atom Run [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Atom Run is an action-packed retro-futuristic platform game.
Now Then - Time Tracker and Timesheet Assistant [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Now Then is the must-have time tracking app for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
iShutdown [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Shutdown, sleep, restart or hibernate your MAC or PC with one tap!
iShutdown HD [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Shutdown, sleep, restart or hibernate your MAC or PC with one tap!
Atom Run [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] Atom Run is an action-packed retro-futuristic platform game.
Millie [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] A joyful, casual puzzle game that will tease both your wits and your memory!
Victory March HD Deluxe [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Victory March HD Deluxe is an action WW2 themed sideway runner game.
PhotoFusion [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] PhotoFusion brings the power and versatility of desktop editing to the palm of your hand.
Jenga [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Designed in consultation with Leslie Scott, the original creator of Jenga®, Jenga for iPhone/iPod touch lets you take the tower building experience anywhere.
Runtastic Road Bike PRO GPS Cycling Computer, Ride and Route Tracker [iPhone; Now free, down from $4.99] Track your bicycle rides, races & training workouts with your iPhone turned cycling computer and trainer!
Paint [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Paint is a painting app designed for iOS which make paint enjoyable with kinds of brushes.
Aquarella HD [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] Watercolor, or Aquarella is a wonderful transparent and luminous artistic media.
Gravity Blocks X - The Last Rotation [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Gravity Blocks - The most epic Puzzle game you'll ever play!
New and Notable Apps
Astropolo [iOS Universal; $2.99] Have you ever dreamed of going to space? Join Polo, the astronaut, on his journey across space from Earth to Tropy.
Ultratext [iPhone; Free] Ultra-fast, Ultra-colorful. Our type-to-create interface is the fastest way to make a GIF message. Ever.
Mail Designer 2 [OS X; $9.99] You don't need an HTML-coder or professional designer to create amazing emails. With the all-new Mail Designer, everyone can create stunning email designs that move - literally.
Updates you don't want to miss
MLB At Bat [iOS Universal; Free] MLB.com At Bat, is the official app of Major League Baseball. Follow All-Star Week 2014 events with live coverage. Version 7.3.0 brings the following changes:
- All-Star Week 2014 events support with live coverage
- Watch the All-Star Futures Game and Home Run Derby live from Target Field
- MLB.TV Premium subscribers can watch the live stream of the 85th All-Star Game
- Breaking news live alert integration into news reader
- Overall usage improvements
iStock by Getty Images [iOS Universal; Free] Inspiration can strike anywhere. When it does be ready with the new iStock (formerly iStockPhoto) mobile app for iOS7Version 1.5 brings the following changes:
- New name: iStockphoto is now iStock
- Fresh design with easy to use interface Optimized for iOS 7
- Tap to add to lightbox
- Additional support for the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Pocket Yoga [OS X; $4.99] With Pocket Yoga you can keep up with your practice at your own pace and schedule in the comforts of your own home. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- New user interface completely redesigned from the ground up.
- New pose dictionary section with search and sorting functionality.
- More environments! You now have 9 more environments to choose from.
- Retina display support.
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