Here are some of the most effective free applications, app updates and also brand-new applications that have actually landed in the App Store just recently.

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All application costs are USD as well as subject to transform. Some offers could expire swiftly, so snatch them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Pro Reader – PDF, DJVU, DOC, XLS, PPT, TXT [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99]Professional helper on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod that will allow you to read virtually any file type right from your device.

iDownloader Plus – Downloader & Download Manager [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] iDownloader Plus – Downloader & Download Manager.

Sketchworthy – Notes, Sketches, and Ideas [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99]Sketchworthy is designed as a beautiful and innovative way to create and manage all your notes, sketches, scribbles, and more.

PhotosPro – Photos app reinvented [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] PhotosPro 3 gives you powerful yet easy ways to browse and share your photos directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Horizon – Horizontal Video Photo Recorder with 2K Resolution, Slow Motion, Filters, Sharing, Tilt to Zoom [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Horizon lets you record horizontal videos and photos no matter how you hold your device.

Daily Planet [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Enjoy high quality photos from around the world delivered to your desktop daily.

FontSieve [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] FontSieve embeds web fonts!

New and Notable Apps

Alien Blue – reddit official client [iPhone; Free] Enjoy the best and most entertaining content on the web with Alien Blue, the official reddit client!

GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine [iOS Universal; Free] Make your own movies with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine!

Thinkrolls [iOS Universal; $2.99] Thinkrolls are the 18 hilarious characters in this educational app that’s one part rolling ball platformer, one part physics puzzler and 100% irresistible for kids 3-8.

Updates you don’t want to miss

FitnessBuilder [iPhone; Free] Introducing the all-new FitnessBuilder. This comprehensive fitness experience is the portable personal trainer that completely guides your fitness lifestyle. Version 5.0 brings the following changes:

  • FitnessBuilder 5 for iOS 8 is here! Completely overhauled for larger screen devices, and including HealthKit support, the new FitnessBuilder 5 is smarter, sharper, smoother and packed with even more amazing features.
  • We know it took a while to get FitnessBuilder 5 out and we truly appreciate your patience. If you have questions, just tap the in-app Ask a Support Question and we’ll get right back to you. If you previously left a less than stellar review for FitnessBuilder on iTunes, we ask you to please update to FitnessBuilder 5, check it out and we are confident it will change your mind and your review.
  • Important: When you first login to FitnessBuilder 5, all your backed up data will sync. This should take about 5 minutes or less for most users. But for power users, Pros & PTs with a lot of data, it could much longer, so please be patient. We’ve added a sync screen with a status % so you know when all of your data is back in your account.
  • Some features from the previous FitnessBuilder version are not yet in 5.0, such as My Stats, Client Stats and Progress Graphs. These will be re-added ASAP. In the meantime, they are currently available on the web version.

har•mo•ny 2 [iOS Universal; $3.99] har•mo•ny 2 is an immersive puzzle game of beautiful color palettes and beautiful music… blended in perfect harmony. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:

  • Introducing Sleep Mode! Puzzle game meets sleep timer.
  • Updates to support iOS 8
  • Music playlist updates
  • Misc performance updates and enhancements

Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts [iOS Universal; $3.99] Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. Version 4.2 brings the following changes:

  • iOS 8 Today Widget for a quick glance at the next hour’s weather.
  • Better, more detailed base maps that let you zoom all the way down to your neighborhood.
  • Improved map loading that is way faster and less buggy.
  • iPhone 6 optimized layout.
  • Overhaul of the current condition graphics, with the addition of clearer humidity and pressure dials.
  • Lots of little bug fixes and design tweaks.
  • Pumped Up the Jam by at least 20%.

AirBeam Pro [OS X; $3.99] AirBeam turns your Mac and your iDevices into a flexible audio and video monitoring system. Version 1.6 brings the following changes:

  • Corrections and optimizations for OSX Yosemite


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