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

History for iOS [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] History for iOS is the App Store's top resource for everything iOS. The app contains in-depth information on every iOS release Apple has pushed to the public.

Effect 360 - Best Photo Editor and Stylish Camera Filters Effects [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Effect+® contains 500+ filters and all editing features that allow you to beautifully express the best moments of your life that let you see the world in a classic way.

Quantum Legacy [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $29.99] Team up with Colonel Seth Blair and his legendary drop-ship Omnithias as you attempt to bring stability to a volatile region of Quantum Space.

Talking Weather alarm clock [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Listen the weather conditions from your bed with “TALKING WEATHER Alarm Clock”.

MegaWeather HD [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Get all the weather information you need, right from your iPhone.
Any weather forecast you need is already here.

Apps On Sale

iTooch 1st Grade | Math and Language Arts worksheets for 1st graders [iOS Universal; On sale for $2.99, down from $8.99] With more than 4,500 exercises, iTooch 1st Grade is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Math and Language Arts for 1st Graders.

Time Arc - Time Tracking [iPhone; On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Time Arc helps you keep track of the time you have worked.

Articulation Station Pro [iOS Universal; On sale for $49.99, down from $69.99] Learn how to pronounce and practice the consonantal sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging articulation activities in the most comprehensive articulation app on the App Store!

PDFpen 2 - Highlight, Markup, Edit, Fill & Sign PDF docs [iOS Universal; On sale for $9.99, down from $19.99] Use your iPad or iPhone to highlight and draw freehand on a PDF, sign a contract, make corrections, fill out an application, make comments on a presentation and much more.

iMeteo Plus [iPhone; On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99]Weather forecast for all the world. We provide current conditions and forecast for next days with hourly details.

New and Notable Apps

AERENA - Masters Edition [iOS Universal; $4.99] Assemble your team of Champions and face-off against your opponents in the game that redefines turn-based tactical combat.

Swap Heroes 2 [iOS Universal; $2.99] Swap Heroes 2 is a casual turn-based strategy adventure. Form a group of valiant heroes and guide them in battle.

AG Drive [iOS Universal; $3.99] THE FUTURE IS NOW The boldest futuristic racer ever made is here! An epic vision of the future, AG Drive takes you on the ride of your life as you drive blazing fast anti-gravity race craft.

Updates you don't want to miss

Change: Lifestyle Courses [iOS Universal; $3.99] Looking to get calm, fit, or productive? Check out our expert-led courses plus a LIVE coach to help you follow through. Version 1.5.7 brings the following changes:

  • We've heard from our customers that they are excited to make change and love our content, but need to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE. Technology helps - and we're keeping the reminders & check-ins that people love - but what about a human?
  • We're excited to add to all of our courses a LIVE COACH. Yup - a real Change Collective employee who is trained in the principles of behavior change.
  • Your coach will be available by SMS any time, day or night and will help you get off to a great start and stay on track to reach your goals.

Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day [iOS Universal; $1.99] A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels! Version 4.1 brings the following changes:

  • We’re lighting our lanterns for Chinese New Year! This update details the astronomical origins of this traditional holiday, explains the lunar calendar and more.
  • And since Chinese New Year is Lunar New Year, we've also given the Man in the Moon a big makeover. Did you know we see a slightly different face from day to day? This apparent wobble is called libration, and it’s now fully supported in Sky Guide. We’ve more than tripled the detail and added realistic lunar eclipses so you can enjoy the next “blood moon”!
  • We’ve added ultraviolet, gamma ray and radio filters to complete the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Did you miss a chance to see Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2? It’s not too late! We’ve added it so be sure to catch it soon.
  • Smoother zooming and other performance improvement!