This Weekend 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
Stackables for iPad [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] Stackables is the most advanced and comprehensive effects layering and blending app.
Sky Hunting - Mini Survival Game With Block Multiplayer [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Sky Hunting from JoyDo is here!Developed by the publisher of "Cops N Robbers - Mine Mini Game".
SideSwype [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] A beautiful minimal block puzzle game from the creator of Slydris and CRUSH!
Specifics HD - Notetaker and Task Manager [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] Specifics is an exciting innovative solution for managing your busy schedule.
Network - Podcast Player [iPhone; Now free, down from $3.99] A simple, clean and efficient podcast app.
Litz - Fast reading with free eBooks, PDF, Word, Pocket, Instapaper and web [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Revolutionary Litz reading method ** Read twice as fast with more than 10000 free eBooks included in the Litz store.
Random Decision Maker [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Do you build lists of ideas and then when it comes to pick an idea you fail because there's so much choice?
New and Notable Apps
Camu [iPhone; Free] With the best real-time editing tools, Camu allows you to shoot stunning photos and videos in seconds!
Forks Over Knives - The Recipes [iPhone; $3.99] The essential recipe app from the makers of the critically-acclaimed film Forks Over Knives.
Updates you don't want to miss
Scanbot | PDF & QR Code Scanner, Cloud Upload, OCR, Multi-Page Scan [iOS Universal; Free] Scanbot is your premium mobile scanner app for documents and QR codes. Version 2.6 brings the following changes:
- New: Evernote Business integration
- Improved compatibility with iOS 8
- Bugfixes and improvements
- New: Select and configure OCR languages (For Pro Users)
Steller [iPhone; Free] Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos, and text, all right from your iPhone. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Search for stories (by keywords and hashtags)
- Make comments on stories
- @mention users (in stories and comments)
- Use hashtags (in stories and comments)
- Simpler app navigation
- New Explore section
- New Most Viewed stories category
- Pinch and zoom to view stories in your feed in grid-view or full size covers
- Register via email (in addition to Facebook and Twitter)
- Block users from viewing your profile and stories
Vemory [iOS Universal; Free] Vemory automagically finds the best photos from your social media accounts and camera roll, creating video memories, or "Vemories", that incorporate comments and likes from your friends. Version 1.2 brings the following changes:
- Vemory automagically creates videos of your best photos, considering factors like time, location, people, hashtags, and popularity. Make the most of your memories and share your Vemories with friends and followers!
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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