App Recap is a daily column that promotes some of the best new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Christian, Cody, Lory and our other writers provide extended app coverage during the daytime, and then this roundup follows to summarize all of the important App Store developments. This edition features updates to useful apps like Reeder 2 and Adobe Revel, discounts on the Chop Chop series of games and more. There are over 10 apps to look at…
Stache is a new app for quickly and easily collecting and rediscovering pages that you find useful or interesting, with simple visual bookmarking, complete content search, iCloud syncing and more. This app is intended to be a companion to Stache for Mac, which lets you store pages directly from Safari and Chrome on the desktop. Stache is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
To coincide with the release of its open world action-adventure video game Watch Dogs for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other consoles, Ubisoft has released Watch Dogs: ctOS Mobile as an official companion app. As a ctOS Operative, you have full control of the Chicago Police and ctOS devices across the city. Watch Dogs: ctOS Mobile is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
A few hours ago, our own Christian Zibreg posted about an update to the popular RSS client Reeder 2 for iOS. The app was pushed to version 2.2, gaining background app refresh, a loading progress indicator for the in-app browser, grouping by feed or date for smart streams, the ability to disable favicons and more. Reeder 2 is $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Adobe Revel was updated to version 2.3 earlier today with a few new features. Free accounts now get 2GB of storage, allowing users to store and share up to 1000 photos without worrying about a monthly limit. The look and feel of the app has also been tweaked, making it easier to use, and a number of bug fixes were made. Adobe Revel is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Little Builders, the construction game for kids, was updated recently with optimized animations and bug fixes for graphics and crashing on older devices. The app building site where you can drive a digger, mix cement, roof a building, operate a crane, paint a house and take part in several other interactive scenarios. Little Builders is $2.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Vesper is a note-taking app where you can collect notes, ideas, things to do and anything else you want or need to remember. Use tags to group related notes, attach photos, drag and drop notes and more. The app now has added support for backing up notes with Vesper Sync and performance and memory use enhancements. Vesper is $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone.
On Sale Apps
Creative Writer has been discounted from $3.99 to 99 cents for a limited time to celebrate the 60,000 downloads the app received when it was free over the Memorial Day weekend. The productivity app is designed for taking notes, writing stories, capturing ideas, composing poems or lyrics and more. Creative Writer is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad while on sale.
The railway building and development game Raildale has gone free, down from its regular $3.99 price tag. The game revolves around building and managing your own railroad, sending the right colored trains to the proper cities and preventing train crashes. It is the second time in a month that the game has gone free. Raildale is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
MagicalPad HD for iPad has gone free for a limited time, down from 99 cents, to celebrate the release of the Mac version of the app. The app has full-featured note-taking and authoring, advanced mind-mapping, powerful outlining, visual task management, dedicated task-views, simple input and more. MagicalPad HD is free on the App Store for iPad while on sale.
Traffic Racer, which claims to be a number-one paid app in over 40 countries, has gone free for a limited time. The app, discounted by 99 cents, is an endless arcade racing game with three-dimensional graphics, realistic car handling, 21 different cars to choose from, 4 detailed environments, 4 games modes and more. Traffic Racer is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Chop Chop Ninja, Chop Chop Runner and Chop Chop Tennis have all gone free as of last week, so get downloading quick before they return to $1.99 each. The trio of games have gone free to celebrate the release of Ninja Nations, the latest title by developer Gamerizon. Run, jump, fight, play as a hero and more in the Chop Chop series of games on the App Store.
If you spot any interesting new, updated or discounted apps that haven’t been mentioned here, I encourage you to share in the comments section down below. This post will reflect any major App Store developments in the next few hours if need be. App Store developers are welcome to share an iTunes link to their app in the comment section or on our social platforms for coverage consideration. See you back here tomorrow.