Well folks, it’s been 5 years since Apple launched the App Store and from starting a store with just 500 app in 2008, the Store has seen a phenomenal climb to over 900,000 apps today. Apple is celebrating its success with you by giving away some top notch apps (that have never been given for free before this) for the price of free for a limited period of time. So, if you’ve ever wanted these iOS apps before, this is indeed a wonderful chance to grab them.
Here’s a look at some of the awesome apps on offer.
Anniversary Special: Free iOS Apps and Games
Barefoot World Atlas is a remarkable 3D interactive globe designed to capture children’s imagination and interest in exploring the different regions of the world. The app boasts of rich graphics that complements the HD retina display screens of iOS devices. Popular BBC presenter Nick Crane guides you as your explore the world’s oceans, wildlife, and other landmarks. The app is also available in English, Spanish, Catalan and French. Barefoot World Atlas is a must have app for every child and its available for free in this promotional package.
Day One (Journal / Diary)
Normally available at $4.99, day One is a feature rich app that lets you record your daily events and thoughts in a journal like format. It also lets you sync your notes to the Mac, iPhone or iPad via iCloud or Dropbox so that you can stay on top of your story at any time of day, from any location.
This mega foodie app is the app version of popular New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s book of the same name. It has 2000 recipes with illustrations, ingredients database, meal planning ideas, equipment suggestions, shopping lists, measurement conversions, timers, and a whole host of recipe and reference information. Whether you are a cooking novice or an expert, this handy all-in-one cooking book is not to be missed.
Over is a cool photo editing app that lets you add beautiful text and artwork to your photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr & Instagram. You can also add captions, quotes, jokes, memes, or poems to your photos. The app features some stunning fonts while even letting you install your own fonts.
Bring your DJing skills to the forefront with this mega music app, designed by makers of the leading pro DJ software, Native Instruments. With 8 built-in pro DJ effects, a familiar DJ mixer layout, time-stretching, mixer mode and a whole host of techniques and tools you need to set the club on fire using just your iOS device, Traktor DJ is the best promotional offer yet to be lavished to the app consumning masses. Generally available at a price of $19.99, getting this for the price of free is a dream come true.
Disney’s popular physics based puzzler features popular characters Swampy the alligator, Allie, Cranky and Mystery Duck. Since poor ol’ Swampy lives in the sewers, he likes to keep himself spotlessly clean by taking showers. The water pipes don’t favor him and therefore you need to ensure that you clear up the passage to let the water flow through to him. There are 500 puzzles to enjoy for the price of free.
It’s been game of the year for 2 consecutive years and ranked as Entertainment weekly’s Top 10 video games of 2011. You delve into a dark world of deathless tyrants to unlock the secrets of the Infinity Blade. A robust and dynamic 3D setting, new combat styles, new powers and weapons and global challenges are the highlights of this impressive game.
Sword & Sworcery is a dark mystic indie game that plays out in real time based on the waning and waxing of the moon. This critically acclaimed game may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but its unique gameplay and grand music and artwork are definitely captivating. If you are curious about all the reviews that have favoured the game, now’s a good time to download it. After all it won’t be available for free forever.
Having won several gaming accolades, Badland promises to enchant players with its artistry and cleverness in platforming and innovative physics based game play. The game involves your journey through a forest and discovering the hidden traps and dangers that lurk there. Built to provide maximum entertainment in multiplayer mode, you’ll enjoy this game if you’re a fan of World of Goo.
In Tiny Wings, you play a little, albeit fat birdie whose tiny wings doesn’t support flight. You need to make use of the environment, (hills and slopes ) to gather momentum to take flight. While the game is simple to play, its hard to master and the sweet lovable antics of the bird, the beautiful graphics and the enthusiasm of the birdie will do you in. Tiny Wings is a fantastic game you must check out.