Today in the App Store — Carbo Handwriting, Splice Video Editor 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 Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate; the Carbo - Handwriting in the Digital Age app; and a significant update to Splice - Video Editor and Photo Slideshow Maker. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Colors - 1000 Filters within Color Camera [Now free, down from $0.99] Colors is a camera app with the most number of filters,created especially for those who love to stand out.

Sago Mini Road Trip [Now free, down from $2.99] Go for a fun-filled drive with Jinja the cat. Pick a destination, select a vehicle and hit the road.

Better Fonts Pro - Now With Cool Font Keyboards For iOS 8! [Now free, down from $4.99] The easiest way to directly put in your better fonts. Do it fast, and do it all the time!

KeyTouch [Now free, down from $0.99] Unlock, lock and enter your password on your Mac with Touch ID.

TightWire [Now free, down from $0.99] See if you can balance our fearless daredevil across the wire and prevent him from plummeting to the ground! Both challenging and eye-catching, TightWire will provide endless entertainment for only four quarters.

Beat the Beast [Now free, down from $0.99] Get Beat the Beast now and lose yourself in a unique and beautiful fairy world. Use a vast arsenal of towers, magic powers and obviously your tactical skills and the wisdom to defend your kingdom’s gates against the beasts.

Beat the Beast HD [Now free, down from $0.99] Get Beat the Beast now and lose yourself in a unique and beautiful fairy world. Use a vast arsenal of towers, magic powers and obviously your tactical skills and the wisdom to defend your kingdom’s gates against the beasts.

Brave Guardians TD [Now free, down from $1.99] Brave Guardians is an epic 3D action fantasy defense game that narrates the story of four heroes (Pepo, Tiko, Zagi & Rapu) -- each with extraordinary abilities.

iOS Apps On Sale

Neuroshima Hex [On sale for $2.99, down from $4.99] Neuroshima Hex is a fast paced, tactical board game where up to 4 players (human or AI) lead their troops to victory.

PDFpen Scan+ with OCR, PDF text export [On sale for $2.99, down from $6.99] Touch-free scanning with PDFpen Scan+. Use your iPhone or iPad to scan and OCR multi-page documents to create searchable PDFs.

Map My Fitness+ - GPS Workout Trainer for Fitness, Step and Activity Tracking [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Get fit with the MapMyFitness+ community. Log over 600 different types of workouts; record GPS-based activities to view detailed stats; connect with 400+ devices to import and analyze all your data in one place. All MapMyFitness apps are on sale for $1.99.

EMPIRE: The Deck Building Strategy Game [On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] The barbarous tribes who fought amongst themselves for so many aeons are at last able to come together to found a wondrous civilization. Is yours the first of its kind in this world, or one of many? No man knows, but what all men know is that their Empire must not only survive, but flourish!

Cupcakes! Bake & Decorate [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] The original and still BEST cupcake baking app- bake, decorate, and eat virtual cupcakes with all kinds of flavors & toppings, using real recipes!

Galaxy Trucker [On sale for $2.99, down from $7.99] Can you build a space ship from sewer pipes? Are you willing to face meteors, pirates, and smugglers? Can you fly a five-engine ship after four engines have been destroyed? Then you are our kind of trucker!

Galaxy Trucker Pocket [On sale for $2.99, down from $4.99] Can you build a space ship from sewer pipes? Are you willing to face meteors, pirates, and smugglers? Can you fly a five-engine ship after four engines have been destroyed? Then you are our kind of trucker!

Discounted Mac Apps

1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet [On sale for $34.99, down from $49.99] 1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single click.

Mini Ninjas [On sale for $2.99, down from $9.99] Introducing the world’s smallest heroes. The cutest little ninjas in the whole of feudal Japan.

Money by Jumsoft [On sale for $14.99, down from $39.99] Money by Jumsoft presents a powerful, comprehensive, and intuitive system designed to help you keep control of your financial life.

GoodTask 2 - Reminders/To-do/Task Manager [On sale for $9.99, down from $19.99] Reminders have been completely reimagined and with GoodTask 2, it's now a powerful task manager.

New and Notable Apps

Carbo - Handwriting in the Digital Age [$3.99] Carbo lets you capture and organize handwritten notes and sketches, bringing handwriting in the digital age, right on your iPhone and iPad.

Mixels Rush - Use Mixes, Maxes and Murps to Outrun the Nixels [$2.99] Use awesome new Mixels and make crazy combinations to beat the annoying Nixels in Mixels Rush!

Battles of the Ancient World II [$2.99] The 'Battles of the Ancient World' game system is a tactical simulation of some of the greatest and most important battles from 333 B.C. to 60 A.D

Updates you don’t want to miss

Splice - Video Editor and Photo Slideshow Maker [Free] Simple and powerful, Splice is the best video editor for your iPhone!. Version 3.0 includes the following changes:

  • new editing capabilities
  • enhanced effects and transitions
  • an expanded music library
  • cross-platform sharing options

DataMan Next : Track Data Usage In Real-Time [$1.99] DataMan is the simplest and clearest app to track your data usage. . Version 8.6 includes the following changes:

  • New widget styles and colors. Open Settings > Widget.
  • Choose Complete style to show Days Left in the widget.
  • Turn off or darken colors in the widget.
  • New Theme fonts. Use DIN to get the Apple Watch look :)

Scanbot · Document Scanner & QR Reader [Free] canbot is your premium mobile scanner app for documents and QR codes. Version 3.8 includes the following changes:

  • For all users: Option to delete documents after upload
  • For all users: New sharing UI with PDF, Images or Text option
  • For all users: Quick Setting per Scan (OCR on/off, Auto-Snap)
  • For all users: Image uploading to Evernote
  • For all users: New layout for iPad, supporting all orientations, collapsible document list
  • For all users: Fixed problem with importing PDFs from Mail.app
  • For all users: Improved scan quality settings
  • For all users: Uploads are now working better with bad internet connections
  • For Pro users: SmartNaming: new UI & date tokens
  • For Pro users: Optimized OCR
  • For Pro users: Change/remove passcode now possible with TouchID