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
Photo Artist - Photo Editor [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Photo Artist' is the powerful photo editing tool to make beautiful and stylish photos with various effects and wonderful textures, stickers and frames.
Atom Run [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Atom Run is an action-packed retro-futuristic platform game, in a superb mechanical-dynamic world.
Resume Designer Pro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $6.99] The most advanced resume builder on the app store.
Pinball Arcade [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] Real pinball for your Mac!
Eggsactly [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Eggsactly is the perfect app for boiling your eggs just how you want them.
FrameMagic Premium [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Build an awesome photo and video collage with FrameMagic!
CloudMagic [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $9.99] An award winning email app for your iPhone & iPad.
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Third Eye Crime is a stealth puzzle game featuring Rothko, a smooth-talking criminal who can telepathically predict where enemies will move to attempt to thwart his heists.
PDF Scanner - easily scan books and multipage documents to PDF [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Use your device as a handy portable scanner. Convert paper bills, invoices, tickets and any other documents into the popular PDF format.
Matcha - Writing App & Text Processor [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Matcha is an all-new writing app designed to make writing easy and fun in a relaxing, peaceful writing environment that's simple and enjoyable.
New and Notable Apps
Pako - Car Chase Simulator [iOS Universal; $0.99] You against the chasers. No Escape. How long would you last?
Sentinel 4: Dark Star [iOS Universal; $4.99] The galaxy's finest tower defense series returns with an epic new installment!
The Manhattan Project [iOS Universal; $6.99] The Manhattan Project is the official computer adaptation of the hit board game, The Manhattan Project by Brandon Tibbetts and Minion Games.
Reformator [OS X; $7.99] Reformator helps you convert a bulk of images into the most popular image formats, give your files meaningful names, watermark with text and image and more.
Updates you don't want to miss
WordPress [iOS Universal; Free] Inspiration strikes - anytime, anywhere. Manage your WordPress blog or website on the go, from your iOS device. Version 4.2.1 brings the following changes:
- Ability to follow and manage your favorite topics.
- Performance and stability improvements in the Reader.
- Faster notification syncing with Simperium.
- Many bug fixes.
RunKeeper - GPS Running, Walk, Cycling, Workout and Weight Tracker [iPhone; Free] Track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more. Version 4.8 brings the following changes:
- RunKeeper Elite users can now access all training plans for free as part of their Elite subscription
- Share what motivates you to achieve your goals with rest of the world
Photo Batch Processor [OS X; $2.99] Photo Batch Processor is a convenient photo batch process tool for adjust photos's size and watermark for lots of photos at one time. Version 2.0.1 brings the following changes:
- Totally new designed user interface
- Add text background color function
- Other bug fixes
- fix crashes on 10.8 system
Liquid Pro [OS X; $4.99] Liquid is the most powerful way to use your Mac. Version 5.1 brings the following changes:
- Added Copy/Edit so that you can copy text into Liquid, edit it then cmd-c to copy it. This is a great way to get clean text off web pages.
- Fixed compatibility with older OS X versions.
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