Here are a few of the very best free applications, application updates and brand-new apps that have actually landed in the App Store recently.

App Store

All application prices are USD and conditional. Some bargains may expire promptly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Recur! The Reverse To-Do List [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Wonder no longer with Recur, the reverse to-do list that helps you keep track of all the amazing stuff you’ve done.

Heroes of Kalevala [iPhone; Now free, down from $3.99] Build your very own village in the magical world of Kalevala!

Heroes of Kalevala HD [iPad; Now free, down from $5.99] Build your very own village in the magical world of Kalevala!

Sago Mini Monsters [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Create your own colorful monster!

Budgt [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] BUDGT will help you keep track of your Expenses in a very simple way and tell you how much money you can spend each day.

Date & Time Calculator (9 in 1) [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Date & Time Calculator (9 in 1) is the perfect tool to work with time.

MobiFolders – File Manager and PDF Reader [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] MobiFolders 2 is the fastest file manager for iPad and that even with a very large amount of data.

New and Notable Apps

Valiant Hearts: The Great War [iOS Universal; $4.99] All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart.

Mikey Boots [iOS Universal; $1.99] Mikey Boots is a challenging platformer for iOS with simple touch controls!

Duke Dashington [iOS Universal; $0.99] Duke Dashington is a bumbling adventurer and explorer who has a bad tendency to cause the ancient ruins he is exploring to collapse

Peak Brain Training [iPhone; Free] Peak is a personalised self-improvement app specifically designed to help you improve your Memory, Focus, Problem Solving, Mental Agility and Language skills with fun, challenging games.

Form [OS X; $149.99] Form is a new approach to interaction design and prototyping.

SG People 5 [OS X; $19.99] SG People 5 is an org chart builder for business managers and others who want to understand, manage, and track an organization of people and their reporting relationships.

Updates you don’t want to miss

Jobr – Job Search with Swipe and Chat! [iPhone; Free] Jobr lets you advance your career by easily browsing for jobs and connecting with employers without the hassle of a formal job search. Version 2.0.0 brings the following changes:

  • A completely redesigned interface!
  • Improved chat experience
  • Users can now create and claim jobs right from the app
  • New filters for both candidates and recruiters
  • Several bug fixes
  • Performance improvements
  • UX enhancements

Citymapper [iPhone; Free] Citymapper is reinventing the everyday urban transit app and making the large complicated city simple and usable. Version 4.8 brings the following changes:

  • Ladies and gentlemen, the summer is over, but look up since 4.8 is a massive release!
  • Oh, this is not just San Francisco, its the ENTIRE San Francisco Bay Area, from Oakland to San Jose to that place across the bridge. We got the big bad BART, we got the Caltrain, we got the MUNI Metro (it’s a metro, no it’s a streetcar, WHATISIT), we got the ferries, we got the cable cars, or are they street cars, we have the F (it’s a tram, no it’s a streetcar, WHATISIT, anyway you can ride it to the Castro), we got the bike share, we got the VTA rail, we got the BUSES, like sooo many different buses (MUNI, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, VTA), why can’t they all just get along. We got.. I forget. There’s a lot of stuff in there. And its real-time. Folks, the rumours are true. You CAN get around the entire bay area just using public transit. If you wish. Please use protection.
  • Chicago. The second largest transit system in the US. You just don’t get enough respect do you. Don’t worry B, you ride at a higher level than everyone else. We got all 8 lines of your looping ‘L’, and will tell you if you are going clockwise or counter, we got the Divvy (although we’re not sure where the red one is), we got the Metra trains from Kenosha to Joliet, from Union Station to Aurora, we have lots of real-time buses, including suburban Pace, and we’ve got taxis thanks to Hailo. Oh the winter will come one day, but you will be ready.
  • Trains routes! Tap through on a train departure to see the entire route with arrival times per upcoming station. Plus see the route on a map, even if it goes outside the city. Not available for all cities yet but its rolling out..
  • Updated lines and status page. Now easier to read. Also we made it yellow (well we ran out of all the other colors).
  • San Francisco, not only do we have official service advisories for BART, we are using feeds from Twitter to provide you with bad news for the MUNI and the BART. Wow, Twitter, cool. Work in progress.
  • London, now along with tubes, we have disruptions info for trams, ferries and BUSES. That’s right you read correctly, we finally have disruption info for buses. Oh, guess what, there are like over a hundred buses with issues, and most of them don’t exactly make any sense. But look at the bright side.
  • Paris, now along with the metro, we have status info for the RER and Transilien and trams! All the bad news you could possibly want, organised in one neat place.
  • Hello, anyone still there? This is important: the Metro/Tube/Subway departures pages have been completely redesigned to be easier to read, with departures clearly split by platforms and directions/destinations easier to understand wherever data is available. Did you get that? Its really cool. Hello? Ok, well its our little secret then, just you and me.

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