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

Polygon [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Play Polygon and train your visual perception when having fun with ad free App.

Robot Escape for iPad [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Robot Escape for iPad is a fun game to play with lots of friends!

BattleMage [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Evil has begun to creep from the darkness, approaching the villages and threatening the kingdom.

I'm ALIVE [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $8.99] Hello my friend welcome. I am alive and you?. installed and used (I am alive) to communicate with your friends, family, and loved, in a cheerful, fun and easy way.

Wedge - The Customizable Widget System [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] The goal of Wedge - The Customizable Widget System, is to be a 1 stop app for all of your daily utility needs.

Video and Photo Transfer wifi app [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Video and Photo Transfer wifi app - the best way to send videos to your iPhone, iPad or computer.

Intervallo [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Intervallo is an advanced timer that allows you to create, run multiple multiphase timers at the same time and share created timer with a friend by email.

Apps On Sale

Braveland [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Braveland is a turn-based game inspired by old-school strategies.

Detective Holmes - Hidden Objects [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] An exciting Hidden Object game based on Sherlock Holmes series of the fictional detectives by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

STARFLEET 2014™ iPhone edition [iOS Universal; On sale for $9.99, down from $14.99] StarFleet 2014 is a computer-simulated battle. Clash with enemy Klingon D7 Class battlecruisers and use strategies that captains use.

Infinite Warrior [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Play the next generation of Endless Runner with a twist of RPG with INFINITE WARRIOR.

Magic Trick Game [iOS Universal; On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] Magic Trick Game, a very fun and entertaining game!

Quick app - task manager [iPhone; On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99]Quick app — stop putting away for the later, start doing it as soon as possible.

Fresh Air - Beautiful, personalized weather [iPhone; On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] A beautiful and intuitive way to see the weather and immediately understand what it means for your plans. Weather, intimately personal to you.

David Wiesner's Spot [iPad; On sale for $3.99, down from $6.99] Five fantastical worlds intertwine in this wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Perfect Web Browser [iPad; On sale for $0.99, down from $4.99]Perfect Web Browser is the best and the most advanced web browser for iPad with Downloads, AdBlock, Bluetooth Keyboard Controls, Desktop Rendering Modes and more.

New and Notable Apps

Pivots [iPhone; Free] Pivots is a game about racing the clock to add rows and columns of numbers to 15. It uses a unique new mechanic of rotating 2x2 squares in a larger 5x5 grid of numbers.

WiFi Priority [iOS Universal; $0.99] With “WiFi Priority“ it is finally possible to prioritize to which available network to connect first!

Updates you don't want to miss

Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure [iOS Universal; $2.99] Auro introduces a whole new kind of gameplay: Bumping! What's that? Why, it's the strategic use of movement, magic spells, and straight-up bumping to kill monsters to gain points, and become a master Bumper! Version 1.2.8 brings the following changes:

  • Minor improvements to the Tutorial
  • You can now target Yetis for snowball
  • Pillars now show up as a target for snowball and dash
  • You can now click on the version number to reach the Dinofarm site and read the patch notes
  • Improved clickability of Title screen buttons
  • Updated available languages to only show English
  • Several other small bug fixes

Naughty Kitties [iOS Universal; Free] Tired of traditional tower defense and endless running game? What about mingling them together? Naughty Kitties is the best answer, developed by Coconut Island, creators of Finger Balance and One Tap Hero. Version 1.1.5 brings the following changes:

  • To celebrate the Chinese New Year, three initial cats will be in cute new outfit.
  • A new spacecraft has been added with incredible ability and super cool gun.
  • New Wingman system - specific cat driving the spacecraft will trigger Wingman. Each spaceship has its own Wingman. Have fun!
  • Adjustment of the game UI.
  • There will be a surprise when you trigger the chain 6 in the game.