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

Tainted Keep [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Uncover sinister evil in this console quality, magical, twin stick hack and slash.

Expenses OK - the excellent expense tracker (its handy widget save your time,money and finance) [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Expenses OK - the fastest way to track your expenses.

Yet It Moves (puzzle platformer) [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] There’s never been a better time to try this inventive and ingenious action puzzle game.

Learn shooting and making panoramas Photoshop CS6 HD edition [iPad; Now free, down from $5.99] This training course will take you through all the steps for making great panoramas.

Supercut Square Video Editor [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Crop, zoom, rotate, filter, trim, and add music to your video clips instantly with Supercut. Battleheart legacy

Apps On Sale

Twisty Hollow [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] A self-appointed mayor is spinning the town of Twisty Hollow out of order with nonsensical rulings. His cryptic instructions range from the culinary – bacon is frowned upon – to the absurd.

Out There [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $3.99]You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but... out there... in a far and unknown place of the galaxy.

Machinarium [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Universal (iPad+iPhone) version of the award-winning adventure game from the makers of Samorost and Botanicula.

Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $3.99]Space Age is a game of cosmic adventure. Set in the retro-futuristic sci-fi world of 1976, it follows a small but determined band of intergalactic explorers who land on a seemingly uninhabited planet, Kepler-16.

Banner Saga [iOS Universal; On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] Embark on your own epic journey in this critically acclaimed tactical RPG, where your strategic choices directly affect your personal story.

Botanicula [iOS Universal; On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Botanicula is a humor-filled adventure game created by the makers of award-winning Machinarium, studio Amanita Design and Czech band DVA.

New and Notable Apps

Striker Arena [iOS Universal; $2.99] [iOS Universal; $2.99]** Join Vikings, Gladiators and Samurai to play the Soccer of the Gods! Striker Arena is a 3D tactical-action fantasy soccer game with warriors fighting in arenas.

Groove Machine Mobile [iPad; $9.99] Create professional sounding music in just minutes. Or perhaps you just want to lay down a percussion track and play keyboards over the top, you can do that too.

Updates you don't want to miss

Tweetbot 3 for Twitter. An elegant client for iPhone and iPod touch [iPhone; $4.99] Prepare to fall in love with your favorite Twitter client all over again. Version 3.5.2 brings the following changes:

  • Support for viewing Twitter Videos
  • Better support for Twitter GIFs
  • Various bug fixes

Wordpress [iOS Universal; Free] Inspiration strikes — anytime, anywhere. Manage your WordPress blog or website on the go, from your iOS device. Version 4.8 brings the following changes:

  • New visual editor for “what you see is what you get” content creation
  • Option to edit image settings in posts and pages
  • Ability to retry failed image uploads
  • Updated navigation to separate site management and account settings