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 Awesome Calendar, the new MORTAL KOMBAT X game app and a major update to OS X Yosemite. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
iOS Apps Now Free
Quarriors! [Now free, down from $3.99] Quarriors!™ is a unique blend of strategy and chance featuring a revolutionary dice building game mechanic!
Ultimate Weather [Now free, down from $0.99] Ultimate Weather is a professional application that anyone who cares about weather should own.
Moby’s Revenge [Now free, down from $0.99] Swim as Moby the Whale and get revenge.
National Gallery, London HD [Now free, down from $1.99] Art gallery in your pocket.
LeechTunes [Now free, down from $1.99] LeechTunes, the fresh new way to enjoy your iPod music.
Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures (Full) [Now free, down from $4.99] Help two charming royal heirs escape from a secluded island in this hidden object quest!
Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD (Full) [Now free, down from $6.99] Help two charming royal heirs escape from a secluded island in this hidden object quest!
iOS Apps On Sale
AirDisk Pro - Wireless Flash Drive [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] AirDisk Pro allows you to store, view and manage files on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Awesome Calendar [On sale for $2.99, down from $5.99] Now you can automatically sync with all iPhone calendars, write your todo list, create notes with photos, check the weather and more, all with Awesome Calendar!
CalPad - Organizer for iPad [On sale for $1.99, down from $9.99] CalPad - Manage your time and organize your days! CalPad is the best organizer for your tasks, events and notes.
Quit Pro [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] Probably the most comprehensive Quit Smoking App in the AppStore will support you to give up smoking and become free.
Photo Eraser for iPhone - Remove Unwanted Objects from Pictures and Images [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] Photo Eraser is an easy-to-use image editor to remove unwanted objects from your photo, such as date stamps, watermarks, text, building or anything else.
MoviePro : Video Recorder with Pause, Zoom, 3K Resolution, Secret Mode & Multiple features with Fastest Performance [On sale for $2.99, down from $4.99] MoviePro - the most powerful video recording & film making app with innumerable options.
Discounted Mac Apps
Pixelmator [On sale for $14.99, down from $29.99] Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects.
FlatOut 2 [On sale for $3.99, down from $6.99] Experience the drive of your life as you throw yourself around on and off the track causing fences to shatter, tyre walls explode, water tanks and barrels fly across the track into other cars.
Analog [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] OS X Mavericks and Retina-Ready Analog makes it easy to improve your photos with a stunning selection of filters and borders.
CameraBag 2 [On sale for $14.99, down from $29.99] Welcome to CameraBag, a modern, award-winning photo app with a fresh approach to editing your pictures.
This War of Mine [On sale for $6.99, down from $14.99] In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers.
New and Notable Apps
MORTAL KOMBAT X [Free] Experience the over-the-top, visceral fighting of MORTAL KOMBAT X!
Portfolio: Stock Tracker and Brokerage Companion [Free] Portfolio is the best way to keep up with the stocks you care about. Input your trades to get live-updating performance of your portfolio.
Snaplight - Photo Highlighter [$Free] Snaplight is a fast, easy way to capture and share inspirational quotes or other text from the books, magazines, and posters, you physically read.
Updates you don’t want to miss
OS X Yosemite [Free] Upgrade your Mac to OS X Yosemite and you’ll get an elegant design that’s both fresh and familiar. Version 10.10.3 brings the following changes:
- the new Photos app
- Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
- Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look up
- Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing
- Improves stability and security in Safari
- Improves WiFi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios
- Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments
- Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
- Improves screen sharing reliability
Bloglovin’ – Discover blogs, read posts, save your favorites. [Free] Never miss a post again, whether you’re at home or on the go. Bloglovin’ is the best way to read blogs on your phone; it’s faster and more fun! Version 3.3 brings the following changes:
- Improved blog search results so it’s easier to find the blog you’re looking for.
- Made it easier to follow (or unfollow) a blog wherever you are. In a list of posts, tap the options button on a post for more options. Or tap the Follow/Unfollow button while reading a post.
- Improved sharing while reading a post. Share a post via email or text message, or share a photo to Pinterest, with just one tap. Tap the "…" button for more sharing options.
- Added a "Video" category to the Popular posts categories list.