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

App Store

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

Mafia Rush [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Mafia Rush is the gangster game you have been waiting for.

Flight Fight 2 HD [iPhone; Now free, down from $4.99] “Flight Fight II” allows you to challenge more stages, defeat more enemies, and select from more weapons and characters. Now, enjoy the fun of this distinct flight shooter!

MyBrushes Pro – Sketch, Paint, Playback on Unlimited Size Canvas with Pencil, Pen Painting Brush [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] MyBrushes Pro is an unique painting application designed to create images and playback the whole painting process.

Stand O’Food® HD (Full) [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Stand O’Food® is an original, fast-paced restaurant challenge with millions of players on PC and other platforms.

Fast Camera [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Lightning fast burst photos. Save only the best!

Vert – Unit and Currency Converter [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Vert is the most amazing, efficient, elegant unit and currency iOS converter. You can personalise it to meet your requirements at its best.

Lenka [iPhone; Now free, down from $9.99] enka is a remarkably simple yet powerful, dedicated black & white camera app developed in France by world renowned photographer Kevin Abosch.

Assassin’s Creed Pirates [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin’s Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets!

Whac A Mole [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] The classic match-up of mallet vs. mole is taken out of the arcades and dropped into a bright, colorful 3D world with new ways to play and more moles to WHAC than ever before! Apple’s App of the Week.

IconFly [OS X; Now free, down from $6.99] IconFly – make icon on the fly!

Stand O’Food® [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] Stand O’Food® is an original, fast-paced restaurant challenge.

DUMBO – lets you hear the outside sounds when you listening to music [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] DUMBO is an application which is able to hear the outside sounds when you listening to music through headphones.

New and Notable Apps

Trainz Driver 2 with World Builder [iPhone; $2.99] With new graphics and new content (including steam engines!!!) Trainz Driver 2 is a worthy upgrade for any train fan.

The Pyraplex [iOS Universal; $4.99] Transcend the boundaries of space and time to construct a colossal new wonder of the world in this pyramid-building adventure!

Galaxy Trucker [iPad; $4.99] Galaxy Trucker, the award-winning board game by Vlaaďa Chvátil, is landing on your iPad!

Updates you don’t want to miss

PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents [iOS Universal; $9.99] PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. Version 5.2 brings the following changes:

  • Zoom Writing (iPad)
  • AirTurn Support
  • Bookmarks Improvements: Bookmarks manager gets amazing improvements in terms of features and looks.
  • iOS 8 Exclusives: iCloud Drive Support
  • iOS 8 Exclusives: Open files from iCloud Drive with Document Picker (iPad)
  • iOS 8 Exclusives: Open files from iCloud Drive with Document Picker (iPhone)
  • iOS 8 Exclusives: Use other iOS apps to work with the files from PDF Expert 5
  • iOS 8 Exclusives: Touch ID Support (iPhone)

CARROT Fit – 7 Minute Workout, Step Counter & Weight Tracker [iOS Universal; $2.99] Make getting in shape suck so much less with CARROT’s hilarious fitness app. Version 3.1.1 brings the following changes:

  • Greetings, meatbags! Here are a bunch of shiny new things to distract you from my plot to delete every last cat picture from the internet.
  • HealthKit integration (requires iOS 8.0.2). Now I can sync your weight and workout data with Apple’s all-new Health app. I can also monitor – and comment on! – fitness activity logged with other HealthKit-compatible apps, even when you’re not actively using me. I am going to have so much fun with this.
  • Step counter (requires iOS 8 and iPhone 5S or above). Starts as a simple pedometer viewable from your profile, but as you level up you’ll unlock goals, an icon badge, and more. Don’t want to wait to unlock all my step counter features? Buy the Forced March Pack from my store!
  • Punishments. Make me angry, and I’ll serve up my glorious revenge in the form of ads, calorie shaming alerts for foods you enter into a HealthKit-compatible calorie counter app, and random squirrel attacks! (Note: If you’re a big wimp, you can disable these punishments in my Settings.)

Snagit [OS X; $49.99] Image and Video Screen Capture. Version 3.2.1 brings the following changes:

  • Batch Export Files
  • Video Trimming
  • Enhanced Capture Experience
  • Redesigned Editor
  • Dropbox Output
  • Record System Audio in Videos
  • Snagit version 3 now speaks German!

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