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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates


Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

7 Minute Workout - Quick Fit [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Get in shape with this scientifically proven, full body workout, in only 7 minutes.

Weblock - AdBlock for iOS [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Weblock allows you to block online content. It can block ads (banners and popups in other apps and websites), statistics, user tracking, scripts or images.

insTuner - Chromatic Tuner with Tone Generator [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] insTuner is a chromatic tuner that helps you tune instruments quickly and accurately. It also features a Tone Generator just like a pitch pipe with four different wave forms.

Defenders [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Fight off hordes of evil mutants created by a cataclysmic event in Nival's new tower defense meets collectible card game, Defenders.

EleMints: Periodic Table [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] EleMints is a revolutionary periodic table for the science geek in all of us.

Retromatic HD 2.0 [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Take your pictures back in time with Retromatic's retro-style themes, stickers, and effects.

Retromatic 2.0 [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Take your pictures back in time with Retromatic's retro-style themes, stickers, and effects.

IMAGEmini [OS X; Now free, down from $19.99] IMAGEmini, a powerful photo resizer and optimizer, allows you to optimize all your photos by 80%

New and Notable Apps

Matter [iOS Universal; $1.99] Add stunning 3D effects to your photos with real-time shadows and reflections.

Revolution 60 [iOS Universal; Free] Revolution 60 is a breakthrough game for iOS, using the strength of the touch interface to tell an intense, movie-length story.

Dance Party for Apple TV [iPhone; Free] Dance Party is a rhythm game where you mimic the movements of onscreen dancers using your iPhone or iPod

Modern Combat 5: Blackout [iOS Universal; $6.99] Step into the action as the latest installment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooters once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads!

We Heart It [iOS Universal; Free] We Heart It provides a canvas for people to connect and express themselves through images.

iffi [iPhone; Free] Can't decide on what shoes to buy, which restaurant to go to or where to take your next holiday? Let your friends and the world help!

Ripil [iPhone; Free] Ripil is a free app that lets you connect with people on a human level, express your kindness toward the world around you, and allows you to keep track of the continued good that happens after your deed is accomplished.)

Updates you don't want to miss

Gmail - email from Google [iOS Universal; Free] Get the official Gmail app for your iPhone or iPad. Version 3.14159 brings the following changes:

  • Save attachments directly to Google Drive so you can access them anywhere while saving space and bandwidth on your device
  • Insert Google Drive files directly into messages
  • New account management options to choose which accounts you want to have visible in Gmail without removing accounts from your device.
  • Change your profile picture (in Settings)

Cannonball email App for Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, Exchange, AOL and IMAP [iOS Universal; Free] Cannonball has set out on a mission to inspire you to fall in love with email again by organizing your inbox in a highly visual way. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:

  • Now on iPad and iPhone!

Reeder 2 [iOS Universal; $4.99] Reeder is a an RSS client. Version 2.5 brings the following changes:

  • New sync services: FeedHQ, Inoreader, NewsBlur, Minimal Reader, The Old Reader, BazQux Reader
  • Changes: Improved Feedbin sync
  • Changes: Improved Feed Wrangler sync
  • Fixed: Crash when syncing with Fever should be fixed

Chore-inator [iOS Universal; $2.99] Chore-inator brings consistency, accountability, and structure to any household! Version 2.0 brings the following changes:

  • An updated user interface.
  • Parents can award bonus stars or take away existing stars.
  • Optional weekly notifications that it is time to pay allowances and approve or deny reward claims.
  • Option to display the number of chores completed for the day and stars earned over each child's photo in Child Mode.
  • The schedule section of the Parent Mode overview gives you more information than ever about your child's daily progress with their chores.
  • Themes let you change the look of Chore-inator.
  • Now changes are synced when you exit Chore-inator if automatic syncing is enabled.

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