App Recap is a daily column that promotes new, updated and on sale apps in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It serves as an extension of the more detailed app coverage that Christian, Cody and others provide during the daytime, highlighting both popular and hidden gem apps with noteworthy changes. It could be a new app that you must absolutely have, or a longtime favorite that has seen a significant reduction in price. Take a look inside for a look at today’s featured apps…
Dwarven Den is a new puzzle game that involves rescuing dwarves trapped in ancient underground ruins. You play as a dwarf that realizes his ancestors have been trapped in underground mines, and you must solve challenging puzzles across ancient civilizations to save them. Blow things up, fight monsters, collect ore and more. Dwarven Den by Backflip Studios is free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Mingle makes connecting with your contacts easier based on several shortcuts, including Twitter, Phone, Messaging and Mail. Multiple customizable actions are available such as video calling and chatting on Skype, setting events or reminders with Fantastical 2, and opening websites in Safari. Mingle is set at an introductory price of 99 cents for a limited time on the App Store for iPhone.
Superfrog HD marks the return of the famous superhero, over twenty years after his 1993 debut on the Amiga personal computer. This game is all about a fairy tale in which a handsome prince is cast into a slimy frog by an evil witch, only to drink a mystery potion that bestows him with amazing powers. Superfrog HD is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Lethal Lance rounds off a trio of new games to hit the App Store, featuring a fearless adventurer named Lance that travels through a side-scrolling platform like classic Super Mario games. You must run, jump and shoot to defeat enemies and save the world, across over 32 different levels, 4 unique environments and other exciting gameplay. Lethal Lance is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
1Password was updated this morning with background Dropbox syncing, the use of the network activity indicator to show when syncing is occurring, improved conflict resolution during syncing, updated translations, bug fixes and other minor improvements. 1Password continues to be on sale for $8.99 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It now sits at version 4.5.1.
Snapchat received a major update today with a new feature called Chat. You can now use Snapchat to instant message your friends or other contacts, and you can also video call someone if they appear online. As with the standard functionality of the app, all regular and video chats will be erased unless saved or screenshotted by users. Snapchat is free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is now version 7.0.0.
Microsoft updated its OneNote app today with a brand new design and the ability to create new notebooks and section tabs. Moreover, a feature called Office Lens lets you take a picture of a document or whiteboard, and the app will automatically scan it, trim to size and paste it in your notes. A plus symbol has also been added in the bottom-right corner for creating quick notes. OneNote for iPhone is free on the App Store, now version 2.2.1.
Apps on Sale
NaturalMotion has made the iconic block stacking game Jenga free for a limited time. Jenga is a game where you build a tower out of blocks, removing and replacing pieces without letting it tumble. This iPhone and iPod touch version of the game uses realistic physics and touch controls to make it as natural as possible, including gyroscope integration. Play on your own or with friends. Jenga HD for iPad is also free for a limited time.
Notability has gone free as Apple’s Editors’ Choice app this week. The popular note-taking app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows you to sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep journals, record lectures, jot down travel notes and more. Basically, it’s the one of the best third-party note apps on the App Store. Best of all, it’s marked down from $2.99 to free for a limited time.
PhotoToaster has been reduced from $2.99 to 99 cents for a limited time. The app serves as a photo editor for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, designed for both beginner and professional photographers to add effects and make quick adjustments to their shots. Its features include over 100 one-click settings and effects, 45 borders, over 20 texture overlays, cropping tools, complete EXIF support and more.
We’ll be sure to keep this post updated throughout the day if necessary.