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
Don’t Shoot Yourself! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Propel yourself with bullets! Fly your arcade ship through mind-bending puzzles that reflect your bulletstorm back, just remember… Don’t Shoot Yourself!
Owen’s Odyssey [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] It’s ‘Flappy Bird’ meets ‘Mario Bros.’!
Fur and Feathers HD [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] You are now looking at a new funny and cute matching game for kids and parents.
Fur and Feathers [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] You are now looking at a new funny and cute matching game for kids and parents.
Weather Dial 2 – A Simpler, More Beautiful Weather App [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99]Spend more time enjoying the weather…not watching it.
Shades: A Simple Puzzle Game [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] A mesmerizing, calming, zen-like experience that quickly evolves into a devilishly challenging puzzler. Apple’s App of the Week.
New and Notable Apps
Alfred Remote [iOS Universal; $4.99] Alfred Remote is your personal command centre for Alfred 2 for Mac.
Mage Wars Companion [iPad; $4.99] The Mage Wars® Companion App is the perfect addition to the critically acclaimed award winning board game, Mage Wars® from Arcane Wonders®!
ControlAir [OS X; Free] ControlAir provides magical touch free control over media applications on your Mac, such as iTunes, Spotify and others.
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
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 5.2 brings the following changes:
- All-new Login Creator: Adding Logins is easier than ever with a new, streamlined workflow for hundreds of popular sites and services.
- Pro Features Get Pro-er: One-Time Passwords! Our new tool helps you sign into many services that require a secondary, randomized password (like Amazon and Tumblr). Less fumbling with different apps, more time doing what you need.
- Pro Features Get Pro-er: Attachments can now be deleted from the item editor.
- Pro Features Get Pro-er: You can now add many new custom field types like: addresses, dates, and month/year.
- Designification: You know how days of the week can sometimes blend together? Well, our item details don’t do that anymore. The new layout features Zen-ified White Space™ and Enhanced Readamability® so you can find what you need even faster.
- Designification: Such new password editor design, much pretty, very password. Wow.
- Designification: We tried adding a flux capacitor to the item editor, but you’ll have to settle for a regular ol’ date picker instead.
- Designification: Rich icons are even prettier, and 1Password updates them if you change an item’s URL.
- Designification: The Master Password field now resizes for the occasion, depending on your device screen size.
- Designification: We now show a notification when saving a Login.
- Sync: Change your Master Password on Mac, it changes on your iOS device. #TheFuture
- Sync: Backups synchronized from iTunes for Windows can now be restored, even if they’re not in the Backups folder.
- Smörgåsbord: The 1Password Extension for third-party apps will now lock automatically after the security timeout you have set in 1Password.
- Smörgåsbord: We put 1Password through an intense memory strengthening exercise and it now remembers where you were when you left. Also, welcome back.
- Smörgåsbord: New user? Starting fresh? Screens for empty vaults are now at least 20% cooler, and even more helpful!
- Smörgåsbord: Accessibility audit: Our new item detail view and editor should work much better for our customers with impaired vision.
- Smörgåsbord: 1Password has been updated with the latest translations from our translation service.