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New and notable apps for August 20, 2013


It's always busy in the App Store with a never ending flood of new apps landing on iOS and OS X. We've covered a few of them like CARROT Alarm and Amateur Surgeon 3, but there are a lot more. Take a few minutes and check out our list of standout titles from the past few weeks! If that's not enough, you can also follow our ongoing coverage of new apps as they are released.

New iOS Apps

  • Studio Design [iPhone; Category: Photo & Video; Free] Create & share amazing designs with your friends. Studio makes it easy to let your creativity run wild.

  • Aero [iPhone; Category: Weather; $0.99] Designed to look stunning on the retina display, "Aero" is the coolest way to view weather conditions for the locations that matter to you most.

  • Trial By Survival [iOS Universal; Category: Games; Free] You have been banished to the wasteland to prove your innocence. Your Trial By Survival has begun.

  • MixBit [iPhone; Category: Photography & Video; Free] MixBit is a new app that helps people create dynamic videos together.

  • To bed [iPhone; Category: Health & Fitness; $0.99] Based on information about your age and wakeup times, the app reminds you when you should start preparing for hitting the sack.

  • Pearl Guitar [iPad; Category: Music; $2.99] The premiere 6-string acoustic steel guitar simulator, Pearl Guitar delivers absolutely stunning sound - the most realistic, lush, organic and warm tone you will hear in the mobile digital domain.

  • Coffitivity [iOS Universal; Category: Utilities; $1.99] Based on research that shows ambient noise boosts creative thinking, the Coffitivity app streams the ambient sounds of a coffee shop right to your Apple device.

  • AUFX:Dub [iOS Universal; Category: Music; $3.99] A highly tweakable stereo delay audio effect, suitable for everything from clean digital delays to filthy dub echoes and broken cassette tapes.This app is part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.

  • Cognition Episode 2 [iPad; Category: Games; $3.99] With the Wise Monkey case in her hands and the FBI's resources already stretched thin, she's on her own to find the killer before it's too late - again.

  • Solar Flux HD [iPad; Category: Games; $3.99] Solar Flux is a unique space puzzle game where you journey across the universe using both puzzle solving and dexterity skills to bring order to the cosmos.

  • Editorial [iPad; Category: Productivity; $4.99] Editorial is a plain text editor for the iPad with powerful automation tools and a beautiful inline preview for writing Markdown.

  • Smart Office Plus [iOS Universal; Category: Business; $29.99] With viewing and printing, for Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, images, and more. Smart Office Plus makes creating, editing, printing and sharing Microsoft Office and other documents on the move easy and professional.

  • The Human Body by Tinybop [iOS Universal; Category: Education; $0.99] Explore a working model of the body. Every part is animated and interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels, and eyes see. Designed for kids ages 4+ to discover what we're made of and how we work.

  • Little Galaxy [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $0.99] Little Galaxy is a game inspired by a real story of a young scientist, who reached out for his dream to find a new home.

New OS X Apps

  • Episodes [OS X; Category: Entertainment; $2.99] Keep track of your favourite TV shows straight from your Mac's menubar. Drill down for information on air dates, episode listings, individual episode summaries and even screen captures.

  • Tropico 4: Gold Edition [OS X; Category: Games; $34.99] Whether you choose to rule as benevolent chairman, clever technocrat or corrupt despot, it's up to you to transform Tropico from amusing banana republic into a 21st century world power worthy of your grand vision in this witty combination of city builder and political simulator.

  • Downcast [OS X; Category: News; $9.99] Downcast, the popular iOS podcast app is now available for OS X! Download, play and sync** your favorite podcasts with an intuitive interface built specifically for podcasts.

  • JamStation [OS X; Category: Music; Free] JamStation – the stylish online radio app. Enjoy the great variety of the Jamendo music database.

  • Live! Weather [OS X; Category: Weather; Free] Live! Weather lets you enjoy gorgeous photos of the cities while you browse the weather information every day.

  • Composure [OS X; Category: Photography & Video; Free] Composure features a simple design with a variety of options to enhance and personalize your photos. Choose from a large selection of collage formats, fun stickers, and borders.

  • SHADOWGUN: DeadZone [OS X; Category: Games; Free] Show them what you're made of in your quest to become the most-wanted bounty hunter in all the galaxy. With your friends at your side, experience larger than life multiplayer battle.

  • Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman [OS X; Category: Games; $7.99] Take on the role of Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent with the power to see the past, in this intense adventure game as she follows the trail of four different serial killers, and a series of clues left for someone with her specific ability.

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