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

Fruit Ninja [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Play Fruit Ninja like never before!

Quick Math Jr. [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Quick Math Jr. covers important foundations of mathematics including counting, addition and subtraction, place value, writing numbers and much more!

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

Train Conductor [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Control trains with a swipe of the finger and avoid disastrous collisions!

Bonza Word Puzzle [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Bonza is a new type of crossword that has become an instant classic.

Kingdom Rush [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99]*#1 Strategy Game on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Kingdom Rush HD [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99]*#1 Strategy Game on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

FRAMED [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] FRAMED is a noir-puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of animated comic book to change the outcome of the story.

CoachBase – Animated coach clipboard playbook [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] Coachbase is the most professional coaching tool for sports. *

New and Notable Apps

Voice Dream Writer [iOS Universal; $9.99] Voice Dream Writer helps everyone write better.

Handle: To-Dos + Email + Calendar [iOS Universal; Free] Handle is the antidote to your information overload and fear of not getting things done.

Updates you don’t want to miss

Adventure Time Game Wizard – Draw Your Own Adventure Time Games [iOS Universal; $4.99]Game Wizard gives you the power to make and play Adventure Time games! Version 1.0.5 brings the following changes:

  • Big-time optimizations and crash reductions! Game Wizard is now more stable on devices like iPad 2, iPad Mini 1, iPod touch 5, and iPhone 5c.
  • Improved Scanning, greatly reducing the risk of crashes on older devices.
  • Reduced loading times (especially in the Arcade).
  • Players and items will no longer get stuck in platforms.
  • Improved the account creation process.
  • Added a “New Games” tab to the Arcade home.
  • Fixed the “Share” feature in the Arcade.
  • Tons of other smaller fixes and tweaks

QuickLens [OS X; $14.99] As a UI Designer/Developer, you are always trying to create the best possible interfaces. Version 1.5 brings the following changes:

  • Lots of stability and performance fixes.
  • Improved reliability when moving tools between monitors.
  • Lots of new features, described below:
  • App Awareness
  • Ruler
  • Frame
  • Crosshair
  • New MenuBar Icon for easy access
  • New appearance for Quick Reference and Welcome Tour
  • A new Icon!
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