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
Downloader for Soundcloud [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Simple and easy app to listen your favorite SoundCloud tracks even when you are offline.
RPG Band of Monsters [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Befriend monsters with the power of sound!
Filterloop Pro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Filterloop has everything you need to create a stunning photo, while keeping the interface simple and uncluttered.
uPackingList [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Packing for a trip, doing everyday shopping, sharing your packing/shopping list via email with friends – now you can do all these things and even more with cool app uPackingList.
Kick the Buddy: Second Kick [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] ick the Buddy™ returns! The same explosive gameplay times two!
Birthday Countdown++ [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] t's fun!, with Birthday Countdown++ you can countdown to your birth date in many different units!
New and Notable Apps
Setstream [iPad; Free] 360° electronic music // watch and stream live music from some of the world's best clubs straight to your iPad or iPhone.
Gather - Photo Sharing Simplified [iPhone; Free] Gather is group photo sharing reimagined. It is the simplest and easiest way for you and your friends to automatically share photos from events.
Flame Painter 3 Pro [OS X; $59.99] Flame Painter is a unique paint application that lets you easily create original artworks, light effects, unconventional design or beautiful backgrounds with flame brushes.
Updates you don't want to miss
Sporty's Aircraft Checklists [iOS Universal; Free] Sporty's Aircraft Checklists for iPhone and iPad, powered by Qref®, are expertly designed and written procedures specifically for your aircraft. Version 1.2.4 brings the following changes:
- Sync system rewritten, and sync conflict resolution fixes
- Help topics and questions added to help page
- Potential sync bug fixed when entering new item
TweetDeck by Twitter [OS X; Free] TweetDeck makes it easier for publishers, marketers and power users to track the real-time conversations they care about. Version 3.8.2 brings the following changes:
- Edit and Retweet fix
- Ability to see more than 200 items in the Scheduled Tweet column
- Return of emoji
- Various other small improvements under the hood
Buffer for Social Media [iPhone; Free] Share to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and App.net – all from one place, on your schedule. Version 3.4 brings the following changes:
- New goodies for Buffer for Business: View graphs and analytics on all your shares from right within the app. Check out all the same stats and charts you love from the web dashboard, now capable of being loved via mobile!
- Shorten/expand a link with ease! Simply double tap a link in the composer to view options to shorten/expand links. Magic!
- iOS 8 Compatibility tweaks.
- Bugs squashed. Problems solved.
Tower 2 [OS X; $59] Version control with Git - made easy. In a beautiful, efficient, and powerful app. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- support for multiple windows
- a visual conflict wizard
- git-flow support
- automatic background fetching
- a service account manager
- direct display of unsynced commit
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