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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

Why Does It Spin? [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Do you think you're able to follow this simple rule even if you would have to control a continuously rotating spinship through a colorful world full of narrow areas, moving obstacles, and many other fascinating game elements?

Night Cam - Low Light Photo Camera [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Take bright, clean, noise-free photos in low-light condition with NightCam.

Order & Chaos© Online [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $6.99] Enjoy the thrill of an epic adventure in the most acclaimed MMORPG on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

MOVIST - Your personal movie list [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] If you need a tool to manage your movies, MOVIST is the app you are looking for!

Ready Steady Play [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Ready Steady Play is a Wild West-themed game starring an affable cowboy and his trusty hobby horse.

MIXIMAL [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] MIXIMAL is an entertaining game based on the traditional flip books we all know from our childhood.

Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] The legacy of the renegade necromancers that lived here is strong as ever: will you prove worthy to tread on these ancient stones?

New and Notable Apps

Godus [iOS Universal; Free] YOU are about to PLAY GOD. Rule over a living, breathing world. It is as SIMPLE to play with as it is AWE-INSPIRING to behold.

Assault Vector [iOS Universal; $1.99] Assault Vector is a challenging turn based strategy game set in space.

Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade [iOS Universal; $2.99] Create and customize your own cartoon character, then step into the AMAZING 3-D Scooby Doo & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade!

Time Tangle - Adventure Time [iOS Universal; $2.99] What time is it? Time to puncha some buns! Rip it up in Time Tangle!

Rules! [iPhone; $1.99] RULES! is a cute puzzle game that's challenging and fun.

Autodesk SketchBook [OS X; Free] Autodesk® SketchBook® is made for everyone who loves to draw and is an essential tool for digital artists of all skill levels.

Updates you don't want to miss

Oceanhorn ™ [iOS Universal; $8.99] You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone... The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Version 2.0 brings the following changes:

  • Unravel new mysteries
  • Master a new game feature
  • Additional music tracks from the critically acclaimed, original sound team.
  • Dynamic weather changes
  • Improved graphic effects and assets
  • Animation tweaks
  • Antialiasing support on iPhone 5s
  • 64-bit Support
  • Finnish localization added
  • Several bug fixes

Stache [iOS Universal; $1.99] Stache makes it quick and easy to collect and re-discover pages you find useful, interesting or inspiring, in a beautiful, visual and fully searchable library.

  • Organise bookmarks into collections and folders (Mac and iOS)
  • Huge improvements to import, syncing and processing (Mac and iOS)
  • Tags can now be browsed and managed (Mac and iOS)
  • Bookmark titles and description can now be edited on iOS as well as Mac (iOS)
  • Stache pages faster with URL Clipboard detection (iOS)

Documents To Go® Premium - View & edit Microsoft Office files [iOS Universal; $16.99] Documents To Go® Premium contains best-in-class document viewing & editing, including save & synchronization options directly to your iOS device, desktop & laptop via Wi-Fi, and to the cloud service of your choice. Version 5.2.0 brings the following changes:

  • Enhanced spreadsheet features, including support for viewing charts & images
  • Multiple file upload option to cloud accounts: select more than one file at a time to upload
  • Support for opening password-protected Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 97-2013 Office formats
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

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