Today in the App Store — Owen’s Odyssey, Downcast 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 Owen’s Odyssey, the new GLP - Great Little Place app and a significant update to Downcast for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Owen’s Odyssey [Now free, down from $0.99] Owen’s Odyssey is the story of a boy, while on a journey, taking refuge from a storm in a dangerous place – Castle Pookapick.

Over [Now free, down from $1.99] Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability.

Skill Game [Now free, down from $2.99] irst never-ending game.

Lightspeed Hero [Now free, down from $0.99] Become a Lightspeed Hero as you dip and dodge your way through impending doom!

Drop The Chicken [Now free, down from $0.99] Drop The Chicken is a fun filled, addictive and challenging puzzle game. Our hero 'Chuck The Chicken', after an exceptional career as a circus acrobat, shot himself out of a canon and escaped into a nearby farm.

iOS Apps On Sale

TurboScan: quickly scan multipage documents into high-quality PDFs [On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] TurboScan turns your iPhone into a multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and other text. With TurboScan, you can quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files.

Endless Alphabet [On sale for $2.99, down from $6.99] Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet.

iAnnotate PDF [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more.

Pivvot [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Pivvot is a thrilling game of strategic avoidance that will consistently test and challenge your ability to make quick, impulsive decisions.

Coach’s Eye - Instant Replay Video Analysis [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Coach’s Eye is the world’s leading video platform for coaches and athletes who need to review athlete technique and game film. Coach’s Eye delivers state of the art coaching and content management tools on your mobile devices anytime, anywhere.

GoodReader [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] This is the next generation of our famous GoodReader app, and now it’s a universal app - one app for all your iOS devices.

Discounted Mac Apps

PrivacyScan [On sale for $1.99, down from $14.99] Securely erase those pesky files that violate your privacy by allowing people to see where you were surfing and what you were doing on your computer.

Shardlands [On sale for $o.99, down from $4.99] Shardlands is an atmospheric 3D action puzzle adventure game with breathtaking visuals, beautiful soundtrack and fluid gameplay.

Snapselect: Duplicate and Similar Photos Cleaner [Now free, down from $17.99] Beautiful, Fast, Reliable. Snapselect is the award-winning and fast tool to eliminate similar photos & duplicates, conveniently browse all your images and discover the best photos from thousands of others.

Firewall CyberGuard - Best cyber threat protection [On sale for $5.99, down from $9.99] CyberGuard comes with four security flavours that will help you fight against the cyberthreats. It was built with a genuine easy of use interface in order for the customers to have a great software interaction.

New and Notable Apps

Magic 8 Ball™-The Official App [Free] Need answers fast? The classic Magic 8 Ball novelty toy from Mattel gives you its take on all of your most pressing Yes or No questions!

GLP - Great Little Place [Free] GLP helps you discover the best restaurants, bars, pubs and coffee shops off the beaten track all over the world, from London to New York, Cape Town to San Fran, Dublin to Sydney and every major city in between.

Updates you don’t want to miss

Downcast for OS X [$9.99] Downcast, the popular iOS podcast app is now available for OS X! Download, play and sync** your favorite podcasts with an intuitive interface built specifically for podcasts.. Version 1.1.10 includes the following changes:

  • Adds settings for episode start/finish times to help with skipping annoying intros and outros.
  • Adds button for jumping to 1Password to find credentials for protected podcasts

Best Buy [Free] Get everything Best Buy has to offer – wherever, whenever. Find stores, find deals, find reviews, find the lowest prices on the hottest tech.. Version 9.1 includes the following changes:

  • Now accepting Apple Pay! Available for most products on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.