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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

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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

Duckie Deck Trash Toys [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] t's time to go green! Harness the potential of trash by using tossed-aside tidbits to produce creative toys.

Alien Shooter - The Beginning [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Legendary PC Alien Shooter is now available on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

One Spear Arena [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] One Spear Arena is an action arena spear-em-up.

Awesome Lists - To do + Lists for iPad [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] Awesome Lists a designed as a simple and elegant solution to all the lists you make.

Background Eraser Pro [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] This app helps to remove the background of any picture of yours and maintain transparency with just few taps.

Kotoro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $9.99] Kotoro is the first atmospheric puzzle game about color mixing based on the rules we all learn as children.

PowerCam [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] A Million Shades of Fun. The MUST HAVE Photo/Video App.

Star Trek™ Trexels [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] The USS Valiant has been destroyed by an unknown attacker, and Starfleet has chosen YOU to continue its mission deep within a mysterious area of space known as the Trexelian Expanse.

True Skate [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] The Official Street League Skateboarding Mobile Game.

Scanbot | PDF & QR Code Scanner, Cloud Upload, OCR, Multi-Page Scan [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Scanbot is your premium mobile scanner app for documents and QR codes. Create high-quality PDF or JPG scans.

PhotoX [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] PhotoX is a lightweight image viewer.

Honeycomb [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Honeycomb is a Foursquare/Swarm client on Mac.

Forecaster [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Forecaster is a modern weather app for the Mac.

Verto Studio 3D [OS X; Now free, down from $19.99] Verto Studio 3DL is a free, innovative, fully-functional 3D modeling and graphics studio designed to rival desktop studio programs.

New and Notable Apps

Pentumble [iOS Universal; $1.99] Pentumble combines the joy of a free-flowing platformer with beautiful graphics and levels that are guaranteed to challenge even the most intrepid gamer.

Verto Studio 3DL [iPad; Free] Verto Studio 3DL is a free, innovative, fully-functional 3D modeling and graphics studio designed to rival desktop studio programs.

Quicken 2015 [OS X; $74.99] Quicken 2015 helps you manage all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save.

Best Display [OS X; Free] Best Display is a very useful Mac App. The main purpose to help you quickly switch to the preset screen sizes.

Updates you don't want to miss

Afterlight [iOS Universal; $0.99] Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Version 2.5 brings the following changes:

  • We have a brand new filter section called Fusion. The Fusion filters allow you to create unique filters in your personal style.

  • Create your own filters out of adjustment tools, filters, and textures to get a precise style of your liking. Experiment with mixing filters together to get unique coloring, or go all the way with a 20+ step fusion that includes your entire editing process.

  • Make your Fusion filters personal by naming them what you want, and even go back and remove unwanted steps.

  • BUG FIXES: A crash that occurred when an image is sent to Afterlight from another app has been fixed.

  • BUG FIXES: Other small bug fixes and improvements.

Keynote [iOS Universal; $9.99] Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Version 2.2.2 brings the following changes:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Pages [iOS Universal; $9.99] Pages is the most beautiful word processor you've ever seen on a mobile device. Version 2.2.2 brings the following changes:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Numbers [iOS Universal; $9.99] Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Version 2.2.2 brings the following changes:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

iMovie [OS X; $14.99] With a beautiful, streamlined design, iMovie puts the focus on your video and lets you tell stories like never before. Version 10.0.5 brings the following changes:

  • This update includes iCloud compatibility improvements for iMovie Theater

Keynote [OS X; $19.99] Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote. Version 6.2.2 brings the following changes:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Pages [OS X; $19.99] Create gorgeous documents in minutes with the all-new Pages for Mac word processor. Version 5.2.2 brings the following changes:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Numbers [OS X; $19.99] Create gorgeous spreadsheets with the all-new Numbers for Mac. Version 3.2.2 brings the following changes:

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

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