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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

2 Dreams [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] An exceptionally inceptional story.

Super Lemonade Factory [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Super Lemonade Factory uses Twitter and Facebook integration and runs on iOS 6 and later.

SpellGrid+ A Game Of Many Words [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] SpellGrid = anagrams + crosswords.

Numerical: Calculator Without Equal [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Numerical is a calculator without equal.

Path Input - Swipe Keyboard Note [iPad; Now free, down from $19.99] Path Input is a quick, smart and fun input solution on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Altunenator [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Altunenator ensures that when you're playing media in iTunes, you don't hear the same tracks over and over.

Screeny [OS X; Now free, down from $14.99] Screeny makes screen capturing easy and gives you the freedom to capture your videos or images at any size.

Minesweeper XXL [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] If you like the classic minesweeper game on your PC, then this is the must have app on your Mac.

New and Notable Apps

Skew [iOS Universal; $1.99] We have "SKEW" Being distort can be correct, Being tilt can be fit, Being short can be long.

Contact Center - Group text messaging and more! [iPhone; Free] Staying in touch with the people you care about should be quick and easy.

Autodesk Pixlr [OS X; Free with subscription to unlock advanced features] Pixlr makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art.

Updates you don't want to miss

Terraria [iOS Universal; $4.99] Adventure to the ends of the earth, and defeat villainous bosses along the way. The world is your canvas! Version 1.1.5536 brings the following changes:

  • Defeat the Wall of Flesh to transform your world!With New biomes, New bosses, 20+ new enemies, 100+ new items, and New NPCs
    • Use the Pwnhammer to destroy Demon Altars and create new ores
    • Also new: combat targeting! Touch an enemy to target it and you will aim toward it by default
    • Finally: we've added Everyplay support!
    • Record and share your gameplay via the Pause Menu
    • Watch other players' adventures via the Videos button in the Main Menu

DropZap 2 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] DropZap 2 is a NOT a color matching game! Rather, you SHRINK pieces until they disappear! Version 3.0 brings the following changes:

  • added new game types
  • all game types have mirrors, barriers, and splitters

Cloud [OS X; Free] CloudApp is the quickest and easiest way to share any file, screenshot, screencast, links and more with your team, clients and followers. Version 3.0 brings the following changes:

  • CloudApp Motion (animated gif and soon high-fidelity)
  • New CloudApp Audio and Video player for all drops
  • Improved UI: surfaced common actions to the toolbar
  • Improved end-to-end CloudApp Security in 3.0 (SSL across all API's, web, shares, two-factor auth via Google Authentication)
  • Overall Performance API improvements
  • Pro Accounts: Increased drop sizes
  • Pro Accounts: High bandwidth drop support
  • Pro Accounts: Private Branded Drop Landing page
  • Google Apps Support: Sign-in with any Google Account
  • Google Apps Support: Two-factor authentication
  • Google Apps Support: Enable as an app within Google
  • Google Apps Support: Provision and deprovision new CloudApp accounts via Google Apps
  • CloudApp for Teams: Shared Custom Domain
  • CloudApp for Teams: Private Branded Drop Landing page
  • CloudApp for Teams: Account management (add / remove users)

Quotebook - Notebook for Quotes [iOS Universal; $4.99] Quotebook is where you collect quotes that matter. Version 3.0.1 brings the following changes:

  • Fully rewritten iCloud syncing
  • Add images and descriptions to authors and sources
  • Information about your authors and sources is automatically downloaded from Wikipedia
  • Auto-complete authors, sources, and tags from within the app, your contacts, and your music library
  • Import quotes from your Tumblr posts and Facebook profile
  • Tap into any author or source from the quotes screen to see more quotes from them
  • Discover and save random quotes from the app's main screen
  • Share quotes to Tweetbot, Tumblr, and Day One
  • Improved Auto-Detection of quotes on your clipboard (including from iBooks)
  • x-callback-url support for the Quotebook URL scheme so other apps can add quotes seamlessly
  • Simplified settings

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