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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

Red Clock - The Minimal Alarm Clock [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Red clock is simply designed alarm clock app. You can use the easy and simple at the same time clock, weather, alarm.

Summary Pro [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Summary Pro turns your iPAD into a Unique Study and Research Tool ** enjoy the experience.

RememberTheOil - Car Maintenance [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] RememberTheOil is a powerful service reminder and car maintenance log.

Skip Tunes - Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes Controls [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Skip Tunes is a simple Mac OS X application which allows you to easily control iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio from your Menu Bar.

Notions - Menu Bar Task Manager [OS X; Now free, down from 1.99] Notions is a simple task manager that lives in your Mac's menu bar.

New and Notable Apps

Ask Me Anything - official reddit AMA app [iPhone; Free] Discover "Ask Me Anything" interviews with everyone from movie stars to astronauts to artists in the official AMA app from reddit.

Skyscanner - Hotel Search [iOS Universal; Free] Get a room! Skyscanner makes it quick and easy to search, compare and book hotels, anytime anywhere.

Endomondo Life [iPhone; Free] An iPhone 5s app for your everyday life-Endomondo Life effortlessly keeps up with you during your day.

Updates you don't want to miss

Modern Combat 5: Blackout [iOS Universal; $6.99] Our objective is to constantly enrich the gaming experience, so we've been listening to your feedback and working on improvements. Version 1.0.2 brings the following changes:

  • Our objective is to constantly enrich the gaming experience, so we've been listening to your feedback and working on improvements.
  • Multiplayer has received a lot of attention since we improved the Squad Battle matchmaking. Now, matchmaking will only begin once there are at least 2 players available on each squad. We've also begun to improve the spawning system.
  • Other fixes include the ability to change your profile name when connected to a social media network, and the ability to delete friends and event reward messages.
  • We will continue to listen to your feedback and to work to create the ultimate shooter experience.

Plane Finder [iPhone; $4.99] and Plane Finder HD [iPad; $4.99] Plane Finder shows live moving planes on a worldwide map and has been beautifully re-engineered for iOS7. Version 7.3.0 brings the following changes:

  • Well we've been busy again and are proud to announce yet another technology first from the Plane Finder team.
  • Playback! You can now watch your previous flights - all the way back to April 2011! Use playback to replay holiday flights, diversions, major incidents etc. You can also easily see the effects of storms, ATC strikes, volcanic ash clouds and more.
  • Improved search - we will now display data for aircraft not currently tracked or flying.
  • We have fixed a few bugs too - for example Mexicans are no longer operating the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia. Sorry about that one!
  • We hope you've noticed that our coverage gets better and better too. Thank you to everyone that shares data and host receivers for us. Let us know if you want to be a part of our network.
  • Thanks as always for all of your feedback and comments too. We do listen!
  • Each new version wipes out old reviews so please help us by leaving a new review. You should be prompted in a few days time!

Billings Pro [OS X; On sale for $0.99, down from $9.99] Professional invoicing and time tracking for anyone on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Version 1.8 brings the following changes:

  • Redesigned for iOS 7.
  • Supports Dynamic Text. Change your font size in the Settings app.
  • On iPad, the Home screen displays counts for invoices, clients, projects and slips.
  • On iPad, you can search by client name in the All Projects and All Invoices list.
  • On iPhone, the 7-day graph displays the amount billed and time tracked together.
  • Fixed an issue using Switchboard on the same local network as Billings Pro Server.
  • Fixed an issue while trying to create an invoice after switching accounts.
  • Supports the latest version of TextExpander.
  • Various other bug fixes.

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