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

ViewExif [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] ViewExif is an iOS extension which allows you to view exif metadata of photos.

Orphion [iPad; Now free, down from $3.99] Orphion is a musical instrument with a unique sound between string instrument and percussion.

Reverser Cam - Backward Video Camera [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Record hilarious backward videos with Reverser Cam. Get started with just one tap and instantly view your recordings when you're done.

Paper Keyboard - Fast typing and playing with a printed keyboard [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Are you tired of typing on your screen? Forget bluetooth, use paper! Just print a PDF file on paper and use it as a keyboard.

Wake Alarm Clock [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Meet Wake, the most beautiful and intuitive alarm for iPhone & iPad.

Vidstitch - Video and Picture Collage Frame [OS X; Now free, down from $4.99] Download now and change the way you collage! The only collage app on Mac that supports BOTH video and pictures.

Numi [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Numi magically combines calculations with text, and allows you to share computations with other Numi users.

New and Notable Apps

CoreAnimator [OS X; $79.99] Core Animator gives you simple visual tools to create stunning animations. You focus on the best ways to bring your apps to life and we'll take care of the Swift or Obj-C code for you.

Metamorphabet [iOS Universal; $3.99] Metamorphabet is a playful, interactive alphabet for all ages. Poke, prod, drag, and spin the letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.

Legend - Animate Text in Video & GIF [iPhone; $1.99] Turn text into stunning animations!

Updates you don't want to miss

DataMan Next : Track Data Usage In Real-Time [iPhone; $1.99] Your weapon against overage. In just a glance DataMan tells you if you're safe from busting your data cap. Never worry about overage again. Version 8.4 brings the following changes:

  • Super Sweet Stopwatch. Use the new DataMan Stopwatch widget to track an activity and see usage for a specific period of time.
  • Stopwatch widget is free for a limited time. No in-app purchase required.

ESPN [iOS Universal; Free] he ESPN App gives you up-to-the-minute scores and news with loads of video highlights, all while beautifully optimized for the iPhone 6, 6+ and the iPad! Sign in and customize the ESPN App with your favorite teams to get all of your favorite teams' scores, news and alerts as fast as a Kam Chancellor pick six. Version 4.2 brings the following changes:

  • NEW: Support for iPad! The app takes advantage of the iPad's gorgeous screen to show you scores and news at the same time. Your favorite teams follow you throughout the app. Simply tap the team icons in the lower right for quick access.
  • NEW: The ESPN App now looks beautiful on your iPhone 6 & 6+.
  • We pulled a Puff Daddy and changed the name. Say hello to the ESPN App.
  • Introducing ESPN Now. Swipe right from the news section to access up to-the-minute ESPN photos, videos and social media content.
  • Cricket World Cup support, including video clips and scores.
  • Like Lebron, we took some time off in Miami to speed things up and fix nagging bugs.