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
DropTask – Visual To-Do List HD [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] With an emphasis on simplicity, DropTask’s vibrant and colourful interface delivers an enjoyable task management experience.
DropTask – Visual To-Do List [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] With an emphasis on simplicity, DropTask’s vibrant and colourful interface delivers an enjoyable task management experience
Haunted Manor – The Secret of the Lost Soul FULL [iPhone; Now free, down from $3.99] Legends of ghosts, blood and murders spread suspicion and fear around town.
Haunted Manor – The Secret of the Lost Soul FULL HD [iPad; Now free, down from $3.99]Legends of ghosts, blood and murders spread suspicion and fear around town.
PAC-MAN Friends [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] PAC-MAN Friends is a new, original fast-paced game using classic PAC-MAN characters!
Reflection – Create Water Reflection Photography Arts [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Reflection, a photo app which can easily add a realistic water reflection and ripples to any photos.
Spite & Malice [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Play against your phone with our new version of Spite & Malice for the Mac (also know as Skip-Bo).
Gold Rush [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] Introducing the first, the only, casino, race, and sports book PC game.
New and Notable Apps
Night Sky Pro [iOS Universal; #2.99] Night Sky Pro™ is the ultimate stargazing experience. From the creators of the original Night Sky™ app comes an all-new powerful and immersive encounter with the sky above!
Dr.Cleaner – Disk Clean [OS X; Free] Dr.Cleaner helps you to remove gigabytes of unneeded files from your disk.
Sumptus – Personal Expense Tracker in Your Pocket [iPhone; $3.99] Sumptus – a personal finance assistant in your pocket.
Woah Dave! [iOS Universal; $1.99] The critically-acclaimed retro-styled arcade neo-classic is here!
Drift’n’Drive [iOS Universal; $1.99] Follow your destiny to become the ultimate racing driver!
Updates you don’t want to miss
Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine [iOS Universal; Free] Flipboard is your personal magazine. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- The third generation of Flipboard offers topic tags that create a highly personalized experience filled with precisely what you like. There’s also a new morning news magazine called The Daily Edition, and a fresh new phone design that quickly brings the stories that matter most to you front and center.
- Choose from over 30,000 topics to follow. Each topic is powered by the best stories across publishers, websites and the 10+ million magazines made on Flipboard.
- Explore topics through search or by tapping on topic tags at the bottom left of articles.
- Start your day with The Daily Edition, featuring articles selected by our team, ready at 7 a.m. every day.
- Follow people to stay up-to-date on everything they’re collecting into their magazines.
- Enjoy an overall design refresh, including full-bleed magazine covers, new typography, and more prominent comment displays and attribution.
- On the phone only: A brand-new look and feel: use the new tab bar to quickly navigate between your Flipboard, everything you’re following, search, notifications and your profile.
- On the phone only: Share, like or flip your favorite stories into magazines more quickly from easier-to-access buttons.
Skype for iPhone [iPhone; Free] Stay in touch with free messaging, voice or video calls on Skype. Version 5.7 brings the following changes:
- Save and delete photos from chats
- Chats load faster, especially when opened from a notification
- Avatars for all chats now stay in sync across platforms
- People list filter (all contacts, Skype contacts, online contacts) usability improved
- General improvements
1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet [iOS Universal; Free] 1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap. Version 5.1.1 brings the following changes:
- Did you catch the awesome 1Password shout out during the Apple keynote on the 16th? If so, this release includes the Touch ID lock screen you saw on screen as well as a number of other fixes and improvements.
- The lock on the lock screen now moves out of the way of the Touch ID prompt so you can enjoy our beautiful design work and Touch ID at the same time, just like Craig did on stage.
- Speaking of our lock screen, it was starting to feel a tad sluggish, so we gave it a few shots of espresso and it pepped right up.
- We noticed that the keyboard was making it impossible to see everything when editing an item so we fixed that.
- We also fixed up a problem where folder contents weren’t being synced properly via iCloud.
- Did you notice how 1Password had a tendency to dismiss what you were working on when you left the app? That annoyed the tar out of us so we made sure to exorcise that demon with this release.
- Many more fixes for the most popular issues and crashes