Here are some of the very best free apps, app updates and whole new applications that have landed in the App Store lately.

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All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some bargains might end rapidly, so snatch them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Zero Age [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Acquire Beam powers and explore the possibilities they afford you in this atmospheric puzzle adventure.

Battle Riders [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Battle your way to first place in this amazing combat racing game!

Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance is a lane strategy game for PC and mobile devices set in the dark, gothic universe of Warhammer 40,000.

Tag Journal: write your diary [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99]: Record your life events, thoughts and ideas with photos, short videos, notes and voice recordings.

iDrated – Hydration monitor, water log, drink alarm and reminders [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99]: With simplicity and gesture-based interaction at it’s core, iDrated makes it quick and simple to log your water levels and check how hydrated you are. It can even give you a gentle nudge when the app isn’t running should you need the extra incentive!

ProCam 2 – Camera and Photo / Video Editor [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99]: Professional camera app for the iPhone, includes Manual focus, intelligent HDR, night mode and more. Apple’s App of the Week.

New and Notable Apps

Marquee Movies, Trailers, Showtimes [iPhone; Free] Get movie info, trailers, showtimes, photos, cast and crew.

SOUND Canvas for iOS [iOS Universal; $14.99] The good old sound module “SOUND Canvas” has come back for iPhone and iPad!

Updates you don’t want to miss

Paper – stories from Facebook [iPhone; Free] Explore and share stories from friends and the world in immersive designs and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts. Version 1.2.5 brings the following changes:

  • We’ve been working to perfect your experience with Paper. In this release we’ve focused on making it even faster and easier for you to share photos, in addition to fixing a few issues you’ve let us know about. Thanks for your feedback!
  • Camera Roll organized by date: When selecting media to share in the composer, photos and videos are now organized by the date they were taken.
  • Share your Favorited photos: Quickly share photos from the new Favorites album introduced in iOS 8.
  • Faster performance: We’ve improved the responsiveness of several parts of Paper including posting a photo.

SoundCloud – Music & Audio [iOS Universal; Free] SoundCloud lets you hear more music & audio. Version 3.7.1 brings the following changes:

  • The beautifully redesigned SoundCloud iPad app gives you a simplified, more intuitive and more visual experience. Discover and hear fresh/new music & audio, and log in to build your Collection, create playlists, and be the first to share your favorite tracks & artists with friends and followers.
  • Please upload any locally stored sounds before upgrading your iPad app, as audio recording has been removed from this version. For future recording, we recommend downloading one of the many apps that allow you to record and post directly to SoundCloud. For your activity feed, track info and user comments, please go to
  • And for both iPhone & iPad users we made some performance improvements which give you a smoother scrolling experience!

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