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 Essential Anatomy 5, the new Ulysses for iPad, and an update to Horizon photo and video app. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
iOS Apps Now Free
Barnyard Mahjong [Now free, down from $0.99] Barnyard Mahjong is a completely new and unique way to experience the solitaire game. With a down on the farm theme and lots of fun animal sounds you will find hours of fun as you eliminate all the tiles from the board.
Mahjong Deluxe [Now free, down from $0.99] Mahjong Deluxe is a solitaire game based on the classic Chinese game where you are challenged to eliminate all the tiles from the board.
Dreamdays HD - Countdown to the Days that Matter [Now free, down from $0.99] With Dreamdays HD, you can sort through your countdown events by categories and time.
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
Essential Anatomy 5 [On sale for $12.99, down from $24.99] Essential Anatomy 5 is the most successful anatomy app of all time and has more content and features than any other anatomy app — bar none!
Fragment - Geometric Photo Editing, Mirror and Kaleidoscope Effects [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] With Fragment, you now have the power to transform any image into totally unique, one-of-a-kind prismatic art you’ll want to share with everyone.
Percepto [On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Bruce has fallen asleep and finds himself in a strange room that can be flattened to two dimensions. Help him find his way to the door by rotating the room and compressing to a new point of view.
Muscle System Pro III [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] Muscle System Pro III is used by most universities and is now the standard learning/reference tool for students and medical professionals.
FX Photo Studio - photo editor, filters, effects, camera plus frames for your great pictures [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Break out from the ordinary and get creative. FX Photo Studio comes packed with high-quality filters and photo effects for all kinds of your photos.
Notes Plus [On sale for $7.99, down from $9.99] If you have to take notes for many hours a day, if your time is more valuable than a few dollars saved on the App Store, and if responsive support is important to you, then you'll need this high-quality note-taking app.
Discounted Mac Apps
Textastic [On sale for $7.99, down from $9.99] Textastic is a powerful and fast text, code, and markup editor.
DreamShot - The Screenshot Shortcut [Now free, down from $6.99] DreamShot becomes the brains of your screenshot workflow, presenting the most relevant options for dealing with an image.
Everyday Calculator [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] Everyday Calculator, as the name suggests, will satisfy all your daily calculator needs.
Mybrushes – Sketch, Paint, Design [On sale for $0.99, down from $29.99] MyBrushes is an unique, INFINITE canvas drawing tool to paint for Mac.
New and Notable Apps
Dungeon Hunter 5 [OS X; Free] The legendary Dungeon Hunter series returns with a vengeance! Play the most intense and immersive hack ‘n’ slash game ever on mobile!
Ulysses for iPad [iPad; $19.99] Ulysses for iPad is your one-stop writing environment on iOS. Whether you’re a novelist, a journalist, a student or a blogger – if you love to write and write a lot, Ulysses gives you a uniquely streamlined toolset, covering every phase of the writing process
Sid Meier's Starships [iPad; $14.99] Take command of a fleet of powerful starships in this adventure-driven strategy game from legendary designer Sid Meier.
Updates you don’t want to miss
Horizon - Horizontal Video Photo Recorder with 2K Resolution, Slow Motion, Filters, Sharing, Tilt to Zoom [Free] Horizon lets you record horizontal videos and photos no matter how you hold your device. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:
- Horizon is now a freemium app! If you have bought the app before it went free: We love you and as a big thank you, you will have Horizon Premium unlocked forever!
- For the rest of you, we love you too! You will be able to shoot videos with unlimited duration and take photos but some of the more features such as 60 FPS, slow-motion, 2K videos will be available via IAP.
- HDR is now here! If you run iOS8+ then you will be also able to shoot HDR photos!
- If you have denied Horizon access to your camera or microphone, then you will be greeted by our new permission manager! He is cool, don't worry!
- You can now capture portrait or landscape photos with just a tap! You final photos will always be parallel to the horizon!
- Photos are now being captured only when focused is complete
- Swiping from the edges does not change capture mode but instead lets you open notification center and mission control
- Horizon now remembers the last captured mode, so you will now return to the photo mode if you left your app there!
- Warning when trying to email assets with total filesize > 10Mb
- Noticeable performance improvements
- Several bug fixes
Crazy Hedgy - Beat ’em up 3D Platformer [iOS Universal; $2.99] Take yourself on a wild journey and experience the world of Crazy Hedgy! Version 2.5 brings the following changes:
- Crazy Hedgy has grown up! (new character)
- new control scheme
- optimized graphics for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iOS 8 optimizations
- Facebook accessibility to play with friends
- lots of other new stuff (intro, storyline, tutorial etc.)
- bug fixes
- gameplay improvements!