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This Weekend 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

InstaPlace [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] A location based Photo App to let everyone know exactly where and when you were in that photo.

Sago Mini Doodlecast [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Sago Mini Doodlecast is a unique drawing app that records your voice as you draw.

Touch2Day - Home Screen icon, Quick Calendar, Event Manager, Fast Scheduler [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Touch2day of Libra will manage your plan and schedules so effectively.

OPlayer Pro - The best video and music media player [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] OPlayer is support almost all audio and video formats on your iphone,ipad or ipod touch, no converting!

CRUSH! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] The creator of Slydris, 2012 iOS Game of the Year*, is back with another elegant and intense puzzle game designed specifically for touch screens.

The Island: Castaway® 2 (Full) [OS X; Now free, down from $6.99] The much-anticipated sequel to the vibrant simulation game The Island: Castaway is here!

Reflex – Vintage Camera and Photo Editor for Instagram [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Reflex, is a digital clone of the old camera which is over 100+ years old, you can take vintage photos and share to social network like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Clima [iPhone; $0.99] Clima show you all weather information, just beautifully simple.

ContactsSyncer [OS X; Free] ContactsSyncer downloads your contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+,XING and Twitter and imports them into your Mac OS Addressbook, MS Outlook, MS Excel or vCard.

New and Notable Apps

Deep Loot [iOS Universal; Free] Swim, dig and fight your way through the ocean depths to discover lost ruins, plunder hidden treasures and earn lots of coins!

Ice Wings Plus [iOS Universal; $1.99] With a lot of new improvements and features added, Ice Wings Plus is a next step forward in the Ice Wings Saga, giving to the player an amazing game experience.

MEG RVO - Battle for the Territories [iPad; $4.99] MEG RVO – Battle for the Territories is a rare online multiplayer. This action real-time strategy game is designed for players looking for an immersive and extended game play experience.

Blood Bowl [iPad; $4.99] Blood Bowl is the adaptation of the famous Warhammer Fantasy football board game created by Games Workshop.

Updates you don't want to miss

Craftsy [iOS Universal; Free] Unleash your creativity with Craftsy! Find out how to bring ideas to life and create projects that make you proud. Version 2.5 brings the following changes:

  • Now featuring sale pricing for users outside the US!
  • Not sure which class to buy next? Filter classes by topic and difficulty to help find the next thing to learn.
  • Classes are more fun with kits. This release features course kits that you can buy after purchasing classes to have a more complete Craftsy experience.
  • A new fun, look for iPhone and iPod users for class browsing.
  • Easily edit and delete your class notes with a quick swipe on the note
  • A new look after you've logged in on iPhone and iPod to see your classes, inbox, wishlist and recommendations.
  • We made some tweaks to our video loading and buffering to help classes play faster.

Hatch [iPhone; $0.99] What if a tiny pet hatched on your phone? If it loved you, would you love it back? Version 1.4.1 brings the following changes:

  • Ooga Jump toy will no longer be introduced in story or store
  • back to the original icon
  • Max will now brief you on what's new with new updates
  • your happy 100% trust fugu will now have a smaller chance of peekabooing before resting
  • Dr. Max figured out new things with gifting and running away, hopefully preventing stuck eggs
  • removed remaining winter themed decor from sale until it gets wintry again

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