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
AutoStitch Twins Camera [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] How to Create a Twin Photo of Yourself Easily? Automatically adjust the angle and distance, stitch two photos.
All Budget [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] If you want the best and easiest way to organize your personal finances, that's "All Budget" !
Voice SMS [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Dictate instead of writing: Voice SMS transform your voice into text message.
PDF Connect - Annotation, Scanner, Converter, Page Editor and Form Filling [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $5.99] PDF Connect is the front-runner in document solutions with innovative and groundbreaking features.
Open Home Pro - A Must Have For Real Estate Agents [iPad; Now free, down from $19.99] With Open Home Pro you can run your open house on your iPad.
PDF Reader X [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Fast and clean tabbed style PDF reader, which make reading enjoyable and efficient.
Softmatic PhotoBatch [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Softmatic PhotoBatch is a useful tool for batch renaming and resizing photos.
New and Notable Apps
BlogPost Pro (for Wordpress) [iOS Universal; $4.99] BlogPost for Wordpress is a powerful, but easy to use Wordpress/Wordpress.com editor.
NPR One [iPhone; Free] NPR One is the new audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news and stories curated for you.
500px Insights [iPhone; Free] Introducing 500px Insights, the best way to stay up-to-date with the 500px community.
Signal - Private Messenger [iPhone; Free] Like privacy? Secure your calls for free with Signal. It's that simple.
Updates you don't want to miss
Spotify [iOS Universal; Free] Spotify is the best way to listen to music on mobile or tablet. Version 1.5 brings the following changes:
- New: Want an equalizer? OK, it's waiting for you in Settings. Go play.
- New: Looking for Discover? You'll now find it inside Browse. (iPhone)
- New: We've redesigned the Artist page for iPad, now with latest release and merchandise.
- Fictitious: This app will swap any sticker for Messi.
Asana: Team Tasks & Conversations [iOS Universal; Free] Teamwork without email. Asana puts tasks & conversations together, so everything your team is working on and talking about is in one place-instead of scattered across email threads. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- Entirely native app, fully customized for iOS 7
- Now compatible with iPad
- Improved performance for faster access to your team's work and conversations
- Simplified navigation
- Homescreen displays summary of tasks and team updates
- Quick Add button to add tasks from anywhere in the app
- Seamless integration with iPhone and iPad camera
- Swipe right gesture to complete tasks
- Support for commenting, subtasks, and updating assignees and followers
- Drag and drop to reorder tasks
Microsoft OneNote for iPhone [iPhone; Free] With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Version 2.3 brings the following changes:
- Insert Files - You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-tap, and easily share them using AirDrop.
- Protected Sections - Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows.
- PDF Printouts - Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes.
- Organize Notebooks - Now you can move and reorder sections, and move pages anywhere you want in OneNote.
- Formatted Text - Copy and paste formatted text between application - whether it's an article from Safari or a document in Word, any content you paste into OneNote will look great!
- Creating Notebooks - Now you can create notebooks and save them to OneDrive for Business. Have multiple accounts? No problem! It's easy to select exactly where you want to store your new notebook.
Kindle [iOS Universal; Free] The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. Version 4.4 brings the following changes:
- Kindle for iOS Version 4.4 provides several customer-requested features that make sync and navigation easier.
- Sync to the most recent page read
- Kindle Placeholders
- Notes Export
- Wikipedia Smart Lookup
- Performance and stability improvements.
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Software Updatesmore updates
- Vizzywig 8xHD price tag now a very affordable $49.99
- Automatic targets teen drivers with License+ service
- Dropbox adds support for TouchID
- YouTube for iOS gets updated with full support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iOS 8.0.1 update now available (Updated -- Don't update!)
- NFL Mobile updated for 2014 Season with new Fantasy Football features, NFL Now integration