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
Flick Kick Football [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Can you score the match winning goal? Flick Kick Football is an App Store classic that people simply can't put down!
Retromatic HD 2.0 [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Take your pictures back in time with Retromatic's retro-style themes, stickers, and effects.
Retromatic 2.0 [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Take your pictures back in time with Retromatic's retro-style themes, stickers, and effects.
Procraster - Tasks, Stats & Self-Help [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Procraster's aim is to make you more productive.
Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] A powerful, customizable fan that masks unwanted noise so you can get restful sleep.
DataMan Next : Track Data Usage [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Your weapon against overage. DataMan Next tells you in one glance if you're safe from busting your data cap. Never worry about overage again.
Actions for iPad [iPad; Now free, down from $3.99] Actions transforms your device in a smart and customizable controller for your Mac or PC
New and Notable Apps
PackPoint packing list builder [iPhone; Free] PackPoint is an intelligent packing list builder for serious travelers. PackPoint will tell you what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip.
Countable – Government Made Easy [iPhone; Free] Direct Democracy with Countable. We Bring Congress to You.
Bio Inc. - Biomedical simulator [iOS Universal; $1.99] Bio Inc is a biomedical strategy simulator in which you determine the ultimate fate of a victim by developing the most lethal illness possible.
Marked 2 [OS X; $9.99] Marked 2 is a previewer (not an editor) for Markdown, MultiMarkdown and other text markup languages.
Updates you don't want to miss
GoodReader 4 [iOS Universal; $6.99] This is the next generation of our famous GoodReader app, and now it's a universal app - one app for all your iOS devices. Version 4.2.0 brings the following changes:
- Auto Sync can now be executed in the background. You can continue reading your documents while the sync engine is working quietly behind the scenes.
- Auto Sync can now be scheduled for automatic periodical execution, without having to press the Sync button manually
Pic Collage [iOS Universal; Free] Millions of people use PicCollage to create quick photo memories with friends and family, or make poster-worthy collages of their favorite bands and brands. Version 5.1.5 brings the following changes:
- Sorry, iOS6 users, we're sad to say good-bye to you won't get to see our beautiful new look and feel! (but you can always update to iOS7, u knowjQuery191008660922897979617_1405958499769 :))
- For you iOS7 peeps, we have an all new look in PicCollage 5.1!
- New app color, font, icons and buttons
- New collage layout in feed- you can know numbers of like and response when browsing feeds
- Double tap to "LIKE" collages on home feed and collage show page
- Add PicCollage watermark to your collages when you "save to library", "share to others", "send by Email" and "share to Instagram"! Also, you can unlock it for $1.99.
- Copy share link
Zello+ Walkie Talkie [iPhone; $0.99] Zello is the place for live private and public conversations. Version 3.2 brings the following changes:
- Display selected audio device in the sidebar, simplify switching audio devices
- Added option for channel owners to only allow users with verified email
- Added option to disable Local in Zello restrictions settings
- Simplified history UI
- Support copying text from call alerts in history
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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