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New and notable apps for iOS and OS X - April 4 edition


It has been busy in the App Store with a handful of new apps landing on iOS and OS X. Take a few minutes and check out our list of standout apps from the past week!

iOS Apps

Curved - Text that Curves [iOS Universal, Category: Photography & Video, Now free, down from $1.99] Curved helps you to add beautiful curved texts on your photo.

Annihilate [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] An abstract dual-stick shooter with enough challenge to keep you coming back for more.

FINAL FANTASY V [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $15.99] Twenty years after the original Final Fantasy V released in Japan, the classic RPG has found its way to mobile devices.

Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] Decked out in new uniforms and sporting the latest in military hardware, the troopers are just itching to get back into the fight.

Quantum Legacy HD Turbo [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] Team up with Colonel Seth Blair as you pilot one of four unique spaceships during your three-plus-hour journey through 20 action-packed Turbo missions.

Magicka [iPad, Category: Games, $1.99] Magicka - Wizards of the Square Tablet: Now you can accidentally set your friends on fire from anywhere.

Nimble Quest [iOS Universal, Category: Games, Free] Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages.

Ms. Splosion Man [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $2.99] At the Big Science after-party celebrating the capture of Splosion Man, a spill of champagne shorts out the safety protocols on the splosionatrix and from it emerges Ms. Splosion Man.

Gardenscapes: Mansion Makeover HD [iPad, Category: Games, Free] Having restored the garden to its beauty and grandeur, it's high time to have some guests over to show off! Thankfully, the mansion has a spacious hall for everyone to gather.

Frontline Commando: D-Day [iOS Universal, Category: Games, Free] Lead the charge on D-Day as the tip of the spear in the largest Allied invasion of WW2.

Little Inferno Pocket Edition [iPhone, Category: Games, $2.99] An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace -- about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall. From the designers of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure.

Shopster - The geo-learning groceries list [iPhone, Category: Productivity, $0.99] Shopster is a new kind of groceries list app that learns what youpurchase and where, so it can remind you later on.

Disney Storytime [iOS Universal, Category: Business, $1.99] The largest collection of Disney stories in one app: 20 total stories available. Get three beautiful Disney stories with your app purchase, Toy Story: Starry Night, Tangled: Rapunzel's Story and Monsters, Inc.

Radar Cast Pro - NOAA Hi-Def FutureCast with Lightning Strikes [iOS Universal, Category: Weather, $3.99] Amazing hi-definition, animated, real-time futurecast radar images with snowfall and lightning strikes on a fluid responsive map that loads faster than any other app in the App Store.

Duke Nukem 2 [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $1.99] Duke blasts his way through your screen with enough firepower to wake your neighbors.

BADLAND [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $3.99] BADLAND is an award-winning atmospheric sidescrolling action adventure platformer located in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers.

The Other Brothers [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] The Other Brothers is a platformer that will have you running, jumping, collecting and racing against the clock in a modern take on that time-tested genre.

Slayin [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] Slay as many monsters as possible, while leveling up and getting more powerful equipment and spells along the way.

OS X Apps

Timebar [OS X, Category: Productivity, $2.99] Timebar stays out of your way while making sure you don't lose track of time.

Ulysses III [OS X, Category: Productivity, $19.99] Ulysses III is a brand-new writers' environment from the Soulmen -- the fine folks that brought you Daedalus Touch for iPad. It's built around a revolutionary engine, dubbed "plain text enhanced", which combines the very best parts of minimal markup (i.e. Markdown, Textile) with the power, beauty and simplicity of OS X.

Nimble Quest [OS X, Category: Games, Free] Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages.

iFax - Send & Receive Faxes [OS X, Category: Business, Free] The best-selling fax app for iOS is now on the Mac.

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