Today in the App Store -- Modern Combat 5, Snapheal and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Modern Combat 5, the new Alpha Omega game, and an update to Snapheal from Macphun. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

ColorStrokes [Now free, down from $1.99] iPhone version of the most popular Color Splash app for Mac.

Pilot's Path [Now free, down from $3.99] Experience the thrill of adventure with Pilot’s Path – an old school top down view helicopter flying game, perfectly optimized for Retina Display.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout [Now free, down from $3.99] Step into the action as the latest installment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooters once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads!

This Is Not A Ball Game. [Now free, down from $0.99] Paris, early 20th century. The show is about to start... And YOU are the main attraction in this stunning physics-based ball game from Absurd Interactive.

iOS Apps On Sale

SHADOWGUN [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Madfinger game classic polished and ready to rumble.

MyBrushes Pro – Draw, Paint, Sketch on Infinite canvas [On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] MyBrushes Pro is a revolutionary, infinite canvas drawing app that allows you unlimited freedom to sketch, create and share.

SonicPics [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] SonicPics makes digital storytelling fun and easy! Turn your photographs into narrated slideshow movies to share with your family and friends!

OfficeSuite Pro + PDF - for Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PDF documents [On sale for $5.99, down from $9.99] Easily view, edit, and create Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and convert to/from PDF, all with the most feature-rich office solution available on iPhone and iPad!

Discounted Mac Apps

Leaf - RSS News Reader [On sale for $3.99, down from $7.99] Leaf is an amazing RSS news reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search your news by using a clean and intuitive interface.

Newsflow - RSS News Reader with Feedly, Feedbin, Feed Wrangler, NewsBlur syncing [Now free, down from $4.99] Newsflow brings RSS news from all of your favourite websites right to your desktop. Enjoy your RSS articles in a fast, fluent and highly customizable RSS news reader.

SimpliBudget [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99 ] SimpliBudget is the top low-cost finance app on the App Store!

New and Notable Apps

Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be [$5.99] William Shakespeare's Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format.

Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager [$9.99] Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration.

Alpha Omega [$0.99] Alpha Omega is a new crossword-style game where only first and last letters serve as your guide to unscramble each puzzle!

Updates you don't want to miss

Contacts Pro - Simple address book management [Free] Whether you use iCloud, Exchange or Google contacts, "Contacts" app will allow you efficiently manage your address book. Version 1.3 brings the following changes:

  • Now the filters are synchronized via iCloud
  • Fixed bug with dialing the phone number in international format.
  • In groups you can now add contacts, that are synced with gmail.

Snapheal – Remove unwanted objects & Fix imperfections [$9.99] Easily get rid of disturbing skin spots and wrinkles, retouch photos and perform other complex edits in no time. Snapheal does magic to your photos. Version 2.7 brings the following changes:

  • This update brings a number of bug fixes, reported by users.
  • This includes a critical bug fix where some users could not load the image properly.
  • Thanks for helping us in making Snapheal even better.