Monday is never an overwhelmingly busy day on the App Store, especially with it being Memorial Day in the United States, but we still have an interesting batch of new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In this first edition of App Recap on the week, we try to make your Monday more enjoyable by highlighting some fun games including Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Potsticker and Timberman Golden Edition. There is also an important update to Tweetbot that you should know about. Plus, we’re giving away five copies of the TeeVee 3 app. Read ahead for 10 apps and giveaway details…
Aiming to be the missing link in high-end smartphone photography, SKRWT is a new lens correction app that can correct horizontal and vertical perspective distortion with just one swipe. This is especially useful if you use camera accessories like wide-angle or tele-zoom lenses. Features include an adjustable grid and high precision crop tool. SKRWT is $1.99 for iPhone.
Potsticker is a new addictive thinking game that tasks you with correctly answering as many questions as possible before the time runs out. The simple pick-up-and-play game will give you a math problem with a half dozen potential answers, and you tap on the one that you think is correct as fast as you can. Potsticker is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Timberman Golden Edition is an old school arcade style casual game in which you become a Timberman, chopping wood and avoiding branches. While it sounds like simple gameplay, the game is actually quite challenging and has 4 variable environments and 10 Timbermen to unlock. Timberman Goldman Edition is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Archimedes is a scientific calculator reinvented for the 21st century, with a design specially optimized for multitouch devices. It makes the stock calculator look prehistoric. The app features recalculations, simplified roots, exact trigonometry, systems of equations, auto parentheses, power shortcuts and more. Archimedes is $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
At the end of last week, we told you about an important update that Tapbot has released for its popular Tweetbot app. All users must update to version 3.3.2, as previous versions of the app will stop functioning soon. The reason for the update is a small change in the way Tweetbot communicates with the Twitter API. Tweetbot is $4.99 for iPhone.
Ubisoft has released an update for Assassin’s Creed Pirates, bumping the popular app to version 1.3.1. The changelog simply states that the developers are working permanently to improve the game experience, so let us know if you notice anything different in the comments section below. Assassin’s Creed Pirates is $4.99 for iPhone and iPad.
On Sale Apps
Note by LKMAKE for iPhone and Note by LKMAKE for iPad are both 33% off for a limited time, bringing both apps down to $1.99 from their regular $2.99 price tags. Note by LKMake is yet another note-taking app for iPhone, iPad and Mac, featuring editing history, multiple tags, keyword search, favorites, iCloud sync and more. The sale is ending soon.
The award-winning classical music app The Orchestra was slashed from $13.99 to $9.99 over the weekend. It is unknown how long the app will remain on sale, but it has fluctuated in price between $8.99 and $13.99 over the last seven months. If you’re a fan of Beethoven, Haydn, Berlioz, Debussy, Mahler or other symphonies, The Orchestra is $9.99 for iPad.
PDF Scanner has gone free over the weekend as part of an App of the Day promotion, so this app could return to its $2.99 price tag at any moment. The app allows you to easily scan books and multipage documents and save them in PDF format. Make scans, capture sketches, save hand-written notes and more with PDF Scanner, free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Movie FX Cam rounds off the list of apps that have gone on sale, having gone free for the Memorial Day weekend. The app, regularly 99 cents, lets you create amazing videos and photos with 39 unique effects: spring, summer, autumn, winter, sunset, dusk, red focus, surreal, cartoon, pop art, pixel, watercolor, neon and more. Movie FX Cam is free for iPhone and iPad.
TeeVee 3 giveaway
Last week, our own Christian Zibreg told you that TV show tracking and database app TeeVee received a long-awaited update with a new design for iOS 7, universal support for iPad, a brand new homepage fullscreen layout for iPhone, background refresh, iCloud and Trakt.tv syncing and more. To celebrate the new version of TeeVee, we’re giving away five copies of the app. Since it is a universal app, it will work on both iPhone and iPad.
Simply open the App Store on your device, scroll down to the bottom of the Featured tab, tap Redeem and enter one of the promo codes below. We’ve embedded them as a screenshot to make things a little more fair for everyone, but you’ll still have to act fast before they’re all gone. If you manage to get a free copy of TeeVee 3, let us know in the comments section down below.