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
Travel Photography Retouching [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $5.99] This app will provide you 6 videos of 6 different retouching project from start to finish to get the maximum out of your travel photography.
PDF Forms - Fill, Sign and Annotate PDF Forms and Documents [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $8.99] PDF Forms is a powerful processing app for anyone who has to deal with PDF forms and legal documents.
Locko [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Locko is a beautiful and easy-to-use password manager and file vault.
Code Journal [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] We made Code Journal a tool to integrate Github into your day to day workflow.
Awesome Lists - To do + Lists for iPhone [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Awesome Lists a designed as a simple and elegant solution to all the lists you make.
AdBlock for Wi-Fi [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] The application allows you to block loading and display of irritating advertizing banners, popup windows and other objects.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim" is a vast magical world where you are honored with the crown of a tiny fairytale kingdom.
New and Notable Apps
Merchant [iOS Universal; Free] A simple selling game.
Hyperlapse from Instagram [iOS Universal; Free] Create amazing time lapse videos with Hyperlapse.
Google Slides [iOS Universal; Free] Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Slides app.
8bit Doves [iOS Universal; $2.99] Trapped in a VR world powered by an ancient handheld device, you are forced to endlessly dream in a pixel world of just 4 colours.
Appointment With F.E.A.R. [iOS Universal; $2.99] Travel back to the 1980s as a superpowered defender of justice in this all-new edition of Steve Jackson's Appointment With F.E.A.R.!
Updates you don't want to miss
YPlan – New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, London + Edinburgh's event discovery app [iOS Universal; Free] What are you up to tonight? Download YPlan now to discover and book the best events around town from our expertly curated shortlist. Version 5.1 brings the following changes:
- speed improvements on iPhone 4 and other devices (whizzy fast now)
- barcodes in tickets for quick scanning at venues (boop)
- bookings are split up into multiple tickets (just a heads up)
- and, that app update classic, bug fixes (hooray!)
Pic Collage [iOS Universal; Free] Millions of people use PicCollage to create quick photo memories with friends and family, or make poster-worthy collages of their favorite bands and brands. Version 5.3.10 brings the following changes:
- WOW! Now you can "UNDO" and "REDO" while editing photo.
- Create square collages and share to Instagram easily!
- New VINTAGE sticker pack!
- Support Russian in app
- Overall performance improvements and bug fixes
Deckset: Turn your notes into beautiful presentations [OS X; $29.99] Deckset is a new, simple way to create presentations. Version 1.3.2 brings the following changes:
- New in 1.3.2: Small tweaks and bug fixes
- Please welcome our 10th theme: Next
- Updated syntax highlighter
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Software Updatesmore updates
- 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
- Dropbox adds file/folder renaming and Office document editing to iOS app